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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,...

#Column: The inside story of Jayanti Ravi’s fall: Did proximity to Sonia Gandhi cost her?

Senior IAS officer and Principal Secretary (Health) Jayanti Ravi has been the face of Gujarat’s fight against Covid19. After failing to arrest the Covid19 decline in the state, she has fallen off the popularity chart of political leaders in Gujarat. The actual reason for her sidelining, however, is believed to be her old proximity to...

When Modiji had pleaded – “Media can save democracy in India”

Editorial: It was early 1997, Shankarsinh Vaghela had broken away from BJP and had become the chief minister of Gujarat. He formed his own political party Rashtriya Janata Party (RJP) and was contesting a by-election from Radhanpur of North Gujarat region. Many would eventually call it one of the most violent by-elections to have been...

BJP worker in Ahmedabad appeals for food, says have no ration at home anymore

Deepak Masla, Ahmedabad: A BJP worker from Bhaipura ward part of Maninagar constituency, the seat from which Prime Minister Narendra Modi had fought the polls earlier, has taken out a video in which he has appealed for food and help. The worker identified as Kalabhai Vadhiyadi has said in the video that he has run...

Amid the worst crisis, battle rages on for the post of Municipal Commissioner in Ahmedabad

Hitesh Chavda, Gandhinagar: Ahmedabad Municipal Commissioner (AMC) Vijay Nehra has been announcing that he is fit and fine since the last two days. But he is yet to resume office. He was home quarantined last Tuesday after accidentally coming in contact with a couple of Corona positive patients. Since then he has been side-lined and...

Is CM Rupani trying to win the Covid19 war or his own political battle?

Tunvar Mujahid: Gujarat may be fighting a pandemic, but the chief minister is not only handling the Covid19 crisis but also trying to ensure his continuity in office as the state head. There is no denying that as the Covid19 numbers reach new highs every day, it has eroded the image of the chief minister....

Is Anandiben Patel the chief minister that Gujarat needs today?

Tunvar Mujahid, Ahmedabad: As the Covid19 cases in the state continue to gallop to new heights, a buzz that the BJP may replace Vijay Rupani as chief minister has started doing the rounds. Even before the fire could be doused, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy jumped into the fray pouring more oil into the raging controversy....

Jayanti Ravi, Vijay Nehra sidelined for poor handling of Covid19 crisis?

Has principal secretary, health, Jayanti Ravi and Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) commissioner Vijay Nehra been sidelined as Covid19 statistics gallop to new highs in Gujarat and Ahmedabad. The buzz is that the two bureaucrats have been pulled up for their poor handling of the Covid19 crisis in Gujarat and Ahmedabad. It should be noted that...

Covid19 could change the way BPO industry functions

Jeet Parikh, Ahmedabad: The world has ventured into uncharted territory and most businesses, irrespective of the industry they belong to, will have to brace for a Covid19 impact. The level and degree of impact will vary and depend on the nature of a business and its geography. Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) won’t escape unscathed in...

COVID-19 Pandemic: Disruption in global supply chain network and the way forward

Dhara Jhala, Ahmedabad: The coronavirus pandemic has forced the majority of the nations to go under a lockdown thereby disrupting the global supply chain network. It is the first such root-to-branch shutdown that countries have witnessed post World War II that has brought the entire world to a standstill. Due to the lockdown, assembling and...

Coronavirus pandemic is an opportunity rather than challenge for India

Parimal Nathwani, Ahmedabad: At a time when the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on countries across the globe with even developed nations unable to counter the deadly virus, the way India is fighting its COVID-19 battle is a learning example for many countries. The deadly virus has not just resulted in thousands of deaths, but...

Exclusive: India suffering due to “misplaced priorities” & “delayed response” of government, says ex-IAS Kannan Gopinathan

Former Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officer and social activist Kannan Gopinathan is known for his ability to ask uncomfortable questions to people in power. A down-to-earth but daring personality, he had left the administrative services as a mark of protest against the restrictions imposed by the Union government in Jammu and Kashmir following the abrogation...