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FM Nirmala Sitharaman to visit GIFT City on Saturday

Gandhinagar: Union Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman will be visiting the GIFT City in Gandhinagar on Saturday. She will lead a team of seven secretaries from the ministries of Finance and Corporate Affairs. The delegation will discuss matters of development and growth of International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) at GIFT City, the first one of its...

Flora Asodia, Ahmedabad’s one-day ‘Collector’, loses battle against brain tumour

Ahmedabad: Eleven-year-old Flora Asodia, a brain tumour patient who had been made Collector of Ahmedabad for a day last month, breathed her last on Wednesday. The class 7 student from Gandhinagar had always aspired to be a Collector. However, she was detected with brain tumour seven months ago. As her condition deteriorated, she underwent a...

Gujarat: Congress, BJP, AAP to fight it out in Gandhinagar elections on Sunday

Regular elections for Thara and Okha municipalities, by-elections for vacant seats in Ahmedabad, district and taluka panchayats of Gujarat, too, on Sunday Gandhinagar: Several cities of Gujarat will be abuzz with voting activity on Sunday. Elections for the Gandhinagar Municipal Corporation and Thara and Okha municipalities as well as by-elections to seats lying vacant in...

Gujarat: Night curfew in 8 municipal corporations extended till September 25

Gandhinagar: Night curfew in the eight municipal corporation areas of Gujarat has been extended till September 25, as per a notification by the state government on Tuesday. The curfew had been imposed to check the spread of coronavirus amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The eight municipal corporations that will have the night curfew are Ahmedabad, Vadodara,...

Rajnath Singh reaches Gujarat for BJP executive meeting

Rajnath Singh will also attend meeting on preparations of Defence Expo-2022 which will be held in Gandhinagar next March Vadodara: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh landed at Vadodara airport in Gujarat on Thursday morning. He will be addressing the inaugural session of the state BJP executive meeting. He visited the Statue of Unity along with other...

GIFT City first in India to get Green Cities Platinum certification from IGBC

Gandhinagar: India’s only operational smart city and International Financial Services Centre (IFSC), GIFT City has recently been awarded the Green Cities ‘Platinum’ Certification for ‘Green Master planning & design and Implementation of GIFT City’s phase I development’ by CII’s Indian Green Building Council (IGBC). GIFT City is India’s first Greenfield...

Nitin Patel stirs up hornet’s nest, says Constitution, courts only till Hindus in majority

Gujarat Deputy CM Nitin Patel was speaking at Bharat Mata temple in Gandhinagar Gandhinagar: During the inauguration of the Bharat Mata temple in Gandhinagr, Gujarat’s Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel made a controversial comment. He warned that talks about the Constitution, laws and secularism will last only as long as Hindus remain in majority in...

Amit Shah wants to transform Ahmedabad into a city with the largest green cover in the world

Union home minister and Gandhinagar MP Amit Shah on Tuesday urged Amdavadis to transform the city into an urban centre with the largest green cover in India and the world. He said this while planting saplings on an Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) plot on Sindhu Bhavan Road in the Bodakdev area. The Lok Sabha MP...

IITGN invites applications for PG programmes in Cognitive Science, Society & Culture

The Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN) has invited applications for MSc in Cognitive Science—an interdisciplinary field comprising of psychology, philosophy, computer science, neuroscience and artificial intelligence. The institute has also invited applications for MA in Society and Culture—a course that provides students the breadth and focuses in the key...

Congress leaders protest in Gandhinagar in support of agitating farmers

The Gujarat Congress on Sunday staged a protest at Gandhinagar’s Sector-6 against the contentious farm laws recently enacted by the Centre. All India Congress Committee’s Gujarat in-charge Rajiv Satav and party leaders Amit Chavda and Hardik Patel took part in the protest along with party MLAs. Notably, the party had earlier protested against the farm...

CBI to bring Hathras rape accused to Gujarat for polygraph test

The four accused in the infamous Hathras gang rape case will undergo a polygraph and brain mapping test in Gujarat’s Gandhinagar. All the accused are currently lodged in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh jail. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is probing the case will bring the accused to Gandhinagar for the tests. Notably, all the...

Six-year-old girl raped in Ahmedabad

In an irony of sorts, an incident of a six-year-old girl allegedly being raped in Ahmedabad has come to light on Sunday, when the whole world is celebrating the International Day of the Girl Child. The victim is a resident of Danilimda. Police have already registered a case in this regard and started its investigation...