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RBI modifies rules for setting up IFSC Banking Units

Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday modified some of its terms and conditions for setting up of IFSC (International Financial Services Centres) Banking Units (IBUs), said a notification from the central bank. The modifications are based on the suggestions the RBI has received from the stakeholders. With a view to enabling IBUs to start their operatio...

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Gujarat government announces health check-up plan for elderly

Gandhinagar, May 17 (IANS) The Vijay Rupani-led BJP government in Gujarat on Wednesday announced a unique health plan in the state, wherein the elderly would get access to primary health monitoring at their doorsteps. By paying a token amount of just Rs 1,000 and registering themselves with the government, those above 70 years of age in the state would be provided with all the basic heal...

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Gujarat halves prices of industrial plots up to 3,000 sq.mt

Gandhinagar, May 16 (IANS) The Gujarat government on Wednesday announced 50 per cent cut in prices of plots of up to 3,000 square metres offered by the Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC), hoping to boost small and medium industries in the state. The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, wherein it was decided that such GIDC industrial estate plots will cost...

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Vibrant Gujarat Summit may be deferred by a week

Gandhinagar, May 16 May 16 (IANS) The BJP government in Prime minister Narendra Modi's home state Gujarat is believed to have decided to postpone the mega investment summit -- Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit 2019 -- by about a week. The biennial event, held since 2003 to attract investors to the state, has since its inception seen a consistent growth over the years, and is a pet ...

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Witness testifies in Gandhinagar court in rape case against Asaram

Gandhinagar, May 14 (IANS) A witness on Monday testified in a Gandhinagar sessions court in the rape case trial against self-styled godman Asaram, his son and others. As the trial court proceedings are held in-camera, we cannot disclose anything about it as per the law. The court proceedings will continue on Tuesday, counsel R.C. Kodekar said. Asaram and his son Narayan Sai are a...

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Gujarat withholds salaries for not filing returns

Gandhinagar, May 11 (IANS) The Gujarat government on Friday announced it has withheld salaries (for April) of 900 to 1,000 officials for not filing annual property returns. We had given them (the Class 1 and 2 officials) an extension up to March end as this was for the first time, but many have still failed to file the returns and so we have decided to withhold their salaries, Gujarat Ch...

7 days ago
Ahmed Patel meets Gujarat Governor over land acquisition for bullet train

Gandhinagar, May 9 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member from Gujarat Ahmed Patel on Wednesday led a delegation of state party leaders and farmers to Gujarat Governor O.P. Kohli to submit a memorandum on various issues related to acquisition of land for the Bullet Train project and those concerning farmers and Panchayati Raj institutions. We are not opposing development, t...

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Gujarat road accident victims to get Rs 50,000

Gandhinagar, May 9 (IANS) The Gujarat government on Wednesday announced that it will provide medical treatment up to Rs 50,000 to all road accident victims across the state. According to the government, the government would bear the medical expenses of an injured person during the first 48 hours of accident on being shifted to the nearest hospital. Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Pat...

7 days ago
Congress to win 115-120 seats in Karnataka: Ahmed Patel

Gandhinagar, May 9 (IANS) The Congress will retain power in Karnataka by winning 115 to 120 seats in the Assembly, Congress leader Ahmed Patel said on Wednesday. The Congress will get an absolute majority in the Karnataka Assembly. It will get around 120 seats or so. The BJP will not get more than 65 seats, Patel told the media here. It will be an unprecedented Congress win in t...

11 days ago
Gujarat teachers told to offer 'Shramdaan' to deepen water bodies

Gandhinagar, May 5 (IANS) As if engaging Gujarat government teachers in census data gathering, election duties and promoting health awareness campaigns was not enough, now they have been asked them to help deepen water bodies in the state by offering Shramdaan (voluntary manual service). The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled government of Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has ordered such tea...

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2 bodies of one man found in Vadodara, family cremates both

Gandhinagar, May 4 (IANS) In a bizarre incident, police in Vadodara have found a second body of a murdered man who had been cremated by his family on May 1. As per reports, a businessman Suraj Shah (45) was murdered by his lawyer Vijay Ravji Rohit and two others. Shah owed Rohit Rs 4.6 lakh, which he had given to the former as a loan couple of months back. Two persons -- Shrikan ...

12 days ago
Witness testifies in rape case against Asaram

Gandhinagar, May 4 (IANS) A witness testified in a Sessions court here on Friday in a rape case in which the now-convicted self-styled godman Asaram and his son are accused, informed sources said. Asaram and his son Narayan Sai are accused of rape by two sisters from Surat in Gujarat. While the elder sister accused Asaram of sexual assault several times at his Motera ashram in Ahmedabad ...

16 days ago
Karamsad residents' fast to seek recognition for Sardar Patel's town

Gandhinagar, April 30 (IANS) A section of residents of Karamsad in Anand district of Gujarat on Monday began an indefinite fast to demand national recognition for the town associated with independent India's first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. We have been seeking for long a special status for the town where Patel grew up and even spoken to the central and state governments, bu...

17 days ago
Month-long water conservation drive in Gujarat in May

Gandhinagar, April 29 (IANS) Gujarat will hold a month-long water conservation drive -- Sujalam Sufalam Yojana -- across the state from May 1 to increase the availability of water. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, who will spearhead the drive that entails an expenditure of around Rs 345 crore, said that conservation, recycling, and reuse of water will be done with the help of voluntary organ...

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Gujarat universities to have common academic calendar

Gandhinagar, April 28 (IANS) The Gujarat government has decided to introduce a common academic calendar for state universities to ensure uniformity in their activities during an academic year, a Minister said on Saturday. The decision was taken in a meeting of Vice Chancellors of government-run universities, chaired by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani here on Friday evening. The decis...

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Asaram's daughter distances herself from disgraced father

Gandhinagar, April 27 (IANS) Distancing herself from her father and his empire, the daughter of convicted self-styled godman Asaram, stated on Friday that she had taken a different path a long time back. The world outside believes that I am very much involved in the daily affairs of the ashrams, whereas the ashram management believes that I have been independent of the ashram for over 17...

20 days ago
CBI books ex-Aircel promoter, his firms in Rs 600 cr bank fraud

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The CBI has registered a case against former Aircel promoter C. Sivasankaran, his companies Axcel Sunshine Ltd and Finland-based WinWinD Oy for defaulting a loan of Rs 600 crore sanctioned by IDBI bank, an official said on Thursday. The agency on Thursday also carried out searches at 50 locations across Delhi, Mumbai, Faridabad, Gandhinagar, Chennai, Bengaluru,...

20 days ago
CBI books ex-Aircel promoter, his firms in Rs 600 cr bank fraud

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The CBI has registered a case against former Aircel promoter C. Sivasankaran, his companies Axcel Sunshine Ltd and Finland-based WinWinD Oy for defaulting a loan of Rs 600 crore sanctioned by IDBI bank, an official said on Thursday. The agency on Thursday also carried out searches at 50 locations across 10 cities, including at the residences of former senior ID...

20 days ago
Gujarat youth gets death for rape-murder of boy

Gandhinagar, April 26 (IANS) A court in Gujarat's Bharuch district on Thursday sentenced a 24-year-old youth to death for raping and murdering a four-year-old boy. Judge S. Dave found Shambhu Padhiyar of Pilundra village guilty under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. In April 2016, Padhiyar lured the boy away with an ice cream. He then took him near a village p...

20 days ago
CBI books ex-Aircel promoter's firms in Rs 600 cr bank fraud

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The CBI has registered a case against former Aircel promoter C. Sivasankaran's companies Axcel Sunshine Ltd and Finland-based WinWinD Oy for defaulting a loan of Rs 600 crore sanctioned by IDBI bank, an official said on Thursday. The agency on Thursday also carried out searches at 50 locations across 10 cities, including the residences of former senior IDBI ban...

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