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#Column: Where is the chief secretary as the state battles Covid19?

Gujarat bureaucracy and media is abuzz with different stories about the chief secretary ‘missing’ in action as the state battles the Covid19 pandemic. Anil Mukim had taken over as chief secretary of Gujarat at the end of November 19, 2019 after the extended term of former Chief Secretary JN Singh came to an end. In...

Bodies of nine migrants found from well in Telangana

In an incident that has sent shockwaves across the country, the bodies of nine migrant workers have been recovered from a well in Telangana’s Warangal district. Four of the nine bodies were found in a well located in the premises of a gunny bag manufacturing godown on Thursday while the rest were found on Friday....

Leadership Lessons from the Covid19 Pandemic

Frank Robinson: The Covid19 pandemic has been a challenging and new experience for organisations across the globe. In addition to keeping employees safe, healthy and engaged, leaders are being asked to find appropriate ways to handle the crisis from a business perspective. And there’s no rule book on how this should be done; in fact,...

To live with Covid19, it is time for us to have a SOP for everything!

Rohit Patel: Despite the hardships, there is no denying that a quick imposition of lockdown has helped us control the spread of Corona. Yet, economic activity needs to resume as we don’t know how long the Covid19 battle will last. Hence we need to prepare ourselves to live with the pandemic. We can’t and shouldn’t...

#Column: Did CM ignore officials’ suggestions on relaxing Ahmedabad Lockdown?

The major relaxations recently announced for western Ahmedabad during Lockdown 4.0 has come as a surprise to many. This is because there has been no respite in the number of cases and deaths in Ahmedabad. Sources in the administrations told Gujarat Exclusive that the new team of bureaucrats in Ahmedabad led by Additional Chief Secretary...

#Column: Why is Covid19 death rate so high in Ahmedabad?

Of the 8,144 Covid19 positive cases reported in Ahmedabad so far, 493 have succumbed to the illness. This means the city has a death rate of around 6.05% for Corona positive patients, which is the worst in the entire country. In fact, the death rate has decreased slightly in the past three days, otherwise the...

What are the challenges and opportunities before the KPO/BPO industry post the pandemic & lockdown? Industry experts answer

Maulik Patel: Both human lives and economy are at stake in the pandemic. Ahmedabad has seen the mushrooming of several KPOs in the last decade providing excellent service to companies in the US/UK/Australia. Thanks to the pandemic, KPOs have begun a work from home culture to overcome the lockdown. However, work from home remains a...

#Column: Has Ahmedabad turned into a ‘Union Territory’ amid Corona crisis?

At the height of the Corona crisis, Ahmedabad has virtually become a ‘Union Territory’ as the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) is said to be taking a keen interest in efforts to bring the situation under control in the city. Senior IAS officer Rajiv Kumar Gupta has been tasked to bring the situation in Ahmedabad under...

#Column: Had Bhupendrasinh listened to leadership, he would not be regretting

Gujarat education minister and one of the senior most leaders in the Cabinet, Bhupendrasinh Chudasama has been facing the biggest embarrassment of his political career after the Gujarat high court held his election to the Gujarat assembly void. The court also observed that he was involved in corrupt practice to rig the election in his...

Exclusive media debuts in UP and Rajasthan today

Exclusive media that has brought to its readers interesting news from across the globe and  the country in the last one year under the banner of Gujarat Exclusive will now also be available in UP and Rajasthan from 2020 May 14 onwards. Under the banner of UP Exclusive and Rajasthan Exclusive we will continue to...

#Column: Unverified scare about numbers, make-up stories worsened situation for Vijay Nehra

Last Tuesday Ahmedabad Municipal Commissioner (AMC) Vijay Nehra suddenly announced on twitter that he would be in home quarantine for two weeks as he had come into contact with some Covid19 positive patients. Within minutes, Gujarat government handed his charge to former Municipal Commissioner Mukesh Kumar. Everyone was shocked as to how can the captain...

If Thursday fortune fails, Chudasama will have to quit

Gujarat Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama is in deep trouble these days. Thursday may be the day when his future for the remaining term as a minister gets decided. His appeal against the Gujarat High Court order in the apex court may come up for hearing on this day. Apart from challenging the high court order,...