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#Column: BJP targeting media for exposing ground realities, governance failures

ShankerSinh Vaghela: Media is the fourth pillar of democracy and plays an important role in society. However, the ruling dispensations at the Centre and the state have developed a habit of blaming the media whenever journalists expose the ground realities that certainly do not create a rosy picture for the government. The media is often...

#Column: Who gains in this biological warfare?

Vivek Shukla: Biological weapons are the safest and surest means of mass destruction of both economy and humanity. Without an army or a weapon, it is the shortest way to win a war from the back office. Corona, the man made artificial virus was created with the intention to destroy and kill the world economy....

#Column: Incapable govt, foolish system liable for COVID-19 crisis in Gujarat

Shankersinh Vaghela: BJP, as a party, has achieved excellence in hiding facts and figures—a trait that runs deep into the saffron party’s hierarchy. This trait is particularly visible in cases when it senses that any data or figure can be detrimental to its image and will expose its governance failure. Hiding or manipulating data has...

Blanket ban on alcohol affecting the interests of Gujarat

Shankersinh Vaghela: Prohibition in Gujarat is an issue that has been debated by generations. It is not a political issue and it is time for the government to shed its arrogance and take decisions based on scientific evidence that will benefit the citizens. The BJP has failed to effectively implement prohibition in the state and...

#Column: We need to learn to respect nature

Ramnish Geer: COVID-19 and the resultant lockdown has had a positive impact on the environment and now it is upto us to ensure that we take this forward and continue to take care of our environment. Every person needs to understand that a clean environment is the only way to survive on the planet. Environmental...

#Column: Inefficient MPs, MLAs failing to raise peoples’ concerns; bureaucrats taking them for a ride

Shankersinh Vaghela: Politics has undergone a sea change in the country. These days, anyone, however inefficient he or she may be, can get elected to power and often blessed with important positions in the governance system. Such representatives of people have a poor understanding of the ground realities prevalent in their constituencies and end up...

GU’s UG/PG final year exams to be held from July 2

The final exams for Under Graduate and Post Graduate students of Gujarat University will begin from July 2. The decision was taken at the academic and executive council meeting held on Thursday. The candidates will be given two hours to finish the exams instead of the earlier three hours. Candidates who are suffering from COVID-19...

#Column: Will flight elections in 2022 with those who can’t be bought

Shankersinh Vaghela: The policy and politics of the ruling BJP’s national leadership and the Gujarat government’s compulsion to blindly toe their line is seriously affecting the interests of Gujaratis in the state. It used to happen when the Congress was in power and continues till date.  Therefore, I plan to deliberate with intellectuals and experts...

BJP’s narrow-mindedness has rendered the Opposition ‘meaningless’

Shankersinh Vaghela: India and Gujarat are still reeling under the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown imposed by the government to contain the spread of the virus. The country witnessed never seen before circumstances amid the lockdown. It was a perfect opportunity for both the ruling and Opposition parties to understand the ground...

#Column: IAS competes in Corona performance for Chief Secretary post in Gujarat

Gujarat Chief Secretary Anil Mukim is retiring in August this year. He is 1985 batch officer of Gujarat cadre. In the 1985 batch, almost all the IAS officers will retire by the time Anil Mukim retires. So now it will be a competition between the top performers of 1986 batch officers. As per sources in...

#Column: After Nehra, one more IAS officer to face the axe soon

After Vijay Nehra, one more senior IAS officer is likely to be shunted out soon. This transfer is also likely to be a fall out of the mishandling of the COVID-19 situation in the officer’s domain. This IAS officer is again part of the core team of the state government handling the COVID-19. The domain...

#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...