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Uncertainty hangs over Ahmed Patel's RS prospects after Vaghela's exit

Gandhinagar, July 23 (IANS) With Gujarat Congress stalwart Shankersinh Vaghela quitting the party and 11 Congress legislators having cross-voted for the NDA presidential nominee -- a Damocles sword now hangs over the Rajya Sabha prospects of party supremo Sonia Gandhi's political adviser Ahmed Patel. Ahmed Patel, who is expected to seek a fourth term in the Rajya Sabha elections slated f...

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Rapid rise in river levels expected in Rajasthan, MP, Gujarat

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The water level and flow of the Chambal river and its tributaries -- Mahi, Sabarmati and Banas -- are set to increase due to very heavy rainfall predicted over the next three days, the Ministry of Water Resources said on Friday. Warning of rapid rise in the water levels in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat between July 21 and 24, the government said that the...

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Congress expelled me, but I am 77 Not Out and not joining BJP: Vaghela

Gandhinagar, July 21 (IANS) After months of discussions and haggling over his role in the coming Assembly elections, maverick Gujarat Congress leader Shankersinh Vaghela on Friday quit the party with the same sinking sense of deja vu of the 1990s when he left the BJP that he had resurrected in the state. In what could come as a relief for the Congress, Bapu, as Vaghela is fondly called b...

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Party has expelled me, not joining BJP: Vaghela

Gandhinagar, July 21 (IANS) Gujarat Congress party leader Shankersinh Vaghela on Friday said the party high command had expelled him, but stressed he was not going to join the BJP. Addressing a gathering here on his 77th birthday, Vaghela also said he will resign as Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly and quit as MLA after the Rajya Sabha election on August 8. He claimed h...

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Party has expelled me, says Congress leader Vaghela

Gandhinagar, July 21 (IANS) Congress party leader Shankersinh Vaghela on Friday announced that the party high command had expelled him. Addressing a gathering here on his 77th birthday, Vaghela said the party has shown him the door, but said he will not quit. He said the party did not even wait to hear what he would say at Friday's event before taking the decision to throw him ou...

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Congress warns sulking Vaghela to behave, not embarrass party

Ahmedabad, July 20 (IANS) The Gujarat Congress on Thursday evening issued a warning to veteran party leader Shankersinh Vaghela not to play any politics under the guise of his 77th birthday celebrations with his supporters and legislators on Friday. He was also told that his public utterances would not be tolerated by the party any further. Similar to an event in the Gandhinagar ...

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11 Gujarat Congress MLAs cross-voted for Kovind

Gandhinagar, July 20 (IANS) As many as 11 Gujarat Congress legislators on Thursday were learnt to have cast their votes in favour of NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind, and not for the official Congress-led opposition presidential candidate Meira Kumar. This was revealed during counting of votes for the Presidential election when it was found that of 181 votes polled, Kovind se...

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Gujarat Congress leader Vaghela to hold show of strength on Friday

Gandhinagar, July 19 (IANS) Senior Gujarat Congress leader Shankersinh Vaghela continues to keep the party high command on tenterhooks over his next move. He has announced a public gathering of his supporters and legislators on his 77th birthday on Friday, which he otherwise seldom celebrates. Akin to a similar event at the Gandhinagar town hall last month attended by scores of his suppo...

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Amarnath victims' bodies reach Gujarat, CM praises bus driver

Surat, July 11 (IANS) The bodies of all seven Amarnath Yatra pilgrims killed by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir arrived here on Tuesday as the Gujarat government announcement Rs 10 lakh compensation to the kin of each of the dead. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, who received the bodies at the city airport, was full of praise for Salim Shaikh, the driver of the private bus who kept d...

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Gujarat farmers throw milk on roads to demand loan waiver

Ahmedabad, July 5 (IANS) Farmers in different parts of Gujarat on Wednesday spilled thousands of litres of milk onto the roads to press for their demand for waiver of their agriculture loans and threatened to repeat this for two days. The protest was supported by members of Kshatriya Thakor Sena headed by OBC Ekta Manch leader Alpesh Thakore, who said the farmers had given an ultimatum t...

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IITs move to relieve students from tech-induced stress

Kolkata, July 5 (IANS) Five Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are taking proactive steps to relieve students from unnecessary and imaginary stress elements, said officials. Our aim is not to pick their weaknesses but to encourage their innate strengths and then sharpen them further. We need to understand that most of the brilliant students of the country get admitted into the IITs a...

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Indian designers to showcase craftsmanship in Moscow

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Indian designers like Meera Mahadevia, Priyadarshini Rao, Gaurav Jai Gupta and more are excited to showcase the Indian textile and craftsmanship in a contemporary way at the forthcoming Collection Première Moscow (CPM), a fashion trade fair in eastern Europe. The Trade Promotion Council of India (TPCI) with the support of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry is...

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FDCI president proud to be part of 'historic' Textiles India 2017

Gandhinagar, July 4 (IANS) Sunil Sethi, president of the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) -- the country's apex fashion body -- says it was an honour for him to be a part of a historic event like Textiles India 2017, which brought together several textile enthusiasts and exporters under one roof. This was the best platform for not just textiles, but anything related to lifestyle. T...

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Handwoven textiles must be incorporated in industry responsibly: Designer

Gandhinagar, July 3 (IANS) Handwoven textiles are definitely in focus right now in India, but it could be dangerous if it is only a trend -- like most other things in fashion -- says designer Payal Khandwala. Handwoven textiles must be incorporated into the industry in a more responsible way, one that is sustainable and long term. That requires commitment and a belief in these products a...

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India can be reliable source of fibres for Asean: Smriti Irani

Gandhinagar, July 2 (IANS) India on Sunday said it can be a reliable sourcing partner for natural and man-made fibres for the Asean countries. India being the largest producer of cotton and jute and the second largest producer of Man-Made Fabrics (MMF) has the potential to act as a reliable sourcing partner for Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), said Union Textiles Minister ...

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Modi ropes in ministers to attract investment, boost textile industry

Gandhinagar, July 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday roped in seven union ministers to hard sell India on the final day of Textiles India-2017 event here to attract foreign investment in the textile industry and to boost domestic players while urging them to focus on creating jobs. Union Ministers M. Venkaiah Naidu, Nitin Gadkari, Ananth Kumar, Nirmala Sitharaman, Radhamohan...

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Now there's connect between India's fashion, textile industries: Tarun Tahiliani

Gandhinagar, July 2 (IANS) Ace designer Tarun Tahiliani, who has been in the industry for over two decades, says it's a significant move that India's textile and fashion industries are coming together for the overall development of the country's textile market. I think it's very nice that finally a connect is being shown between the Indian textile industry and the Indian fashion industr...

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Smriti Irani, Vijay Bhai Rupani attend Indian Handloom show at India Textiles 2017

Gandhinagar, July 2 (IANS) Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Bhai Rupani, Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani and Secretary Textile Anant Kumar Singh attended the India Handloom Brand fashion show on second day of the Indian Textiles 2017 at Mahatma Mandir, here on Saturday. The vision of the show was to present the story of India Handloom Brand initiative launched by Prime Minister Narend...

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Second phase of 'Grown In Australia, Made In India' initiative announced

Gandhinagar, July 1 (IANS) The Woolmark Company announced the second phase of its successful Grown In Australia, Made In India initiative during the Textiles India 2017. The key campaign will continue to highlight the farm-to-fashion journey of Merino wool, growing in Australia before being transformed into unique fashion pieces in India, and champion both the woolgrowers of Australia an...

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65 MoUs signed on Day 2 of Textiles India 2017

Gandhinagar, July 1 (IANS) The Ministry of Textiles on Saturday signed as many as 65 MoUs in the textile sector on the second day of the first of its kind mega exhibition Textiles India 2017. The MoUs were signed between various domestic and international organisations from the industry and government, an official said. The MoUs were signed in presence of Union Textiles Minister ...

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