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Jignesh Mevani's Dalit Muslim Ekta Manch begins outreach programme

Ahmedabad, March 18 (IANS) A confederation of various organizations from the Scheduled Caste, Muslim and other underprivileged sections, formed under the leadership of Dalit activist turned legislator Jignesh Mevani, launched a contact programme here on Sunday. Mevani told IANS that the Dalit Muslim Ekta Manch has been constituted to uproot the fascist forces ruling the country for the l...

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Two each from BJP, Congress elected unannounced to RS from Gujarat

Gandhinagar, March 15 (IANS) Two candidates each of the ruling BJP and opposition Congress were elected unopposed to as many vacant seats in the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat after their extra nominees opted out of the fray on the last date for withdrawal of nominations on Thursday. Union Ministers Purushottam Rupala and Masukh Mandavia from the Bharatiya Janata Party and former Union Ministe...

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2 Congress MLAs suspended for 3 years from Gujarat Assembly, another for a year

Gandhinagar, March 14 (IANS) Two Congress legislators were on Wednesday suspended for an unprecedented three years from the Gujarat Assembly and another for one year after members came to blows over a demand for a discussion on the death of two children in Sabarmati's Asaram Ashram. Speaker Rajendra Trivedi suspended Pratap Dudhat and Amrish Der for three years and Baldev Thakore for a y...

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MLAs come to blows in Gujarat Assembly, Congressman suspended for session

Gandhinagar, March 14 (IANS) The Gujarat Assembly witnessed yet another high-voltage drama as members came to blows on Wednesday over a sought-for discussion on the death of two children in Asaram Ashram at Sabarmati. This led to suspension of Congress MLA Pratap Dudhat for the entire term. Speaker Rajendra Trivedi adjourned the House shortly after Question Hour following disruptions as ...

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Gujarat MLAs clash over Asaram ashram deaths

Gandhinagar, March 14 (IANS) Lawmakers in the Gujarat Assembly on Wednesday came to blows when Dalit leader Jignesh Mewani raised the matter of the deaths of two children in the Asaram ashram in 2008 in Sabarmati. The ruckus led to the House being adjourned shortly after Question Hour by Speaker Rajendra Trivedi till 2.30 p.m. The incident occurred a day after the drama over the ...

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Jaya-Amitabh have combined assets worth Rs 1,000 cr: Affidavit

Lucknow, March 13 (IANS) Actress-turned-politician Jaya Bachchan has declared movable and immovable assets worth Rs 493 crore in her affidavit to the Election Commission (EC). The three-term Rajya Sabha MP of the Samajwadi Party (SP) in the affidavit submitted to the poll panel while filing nomination for her fourth straight term has declared that her assets along with that of her husban...

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Drama over Rathwa's Rajya Sabha nomination ends with acceptance

Gandhinagar, March 13 (IANS) The high drama that unfolded over former Union Minister Naran Rathwa's nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha elections came to an end on Tuesday after the document was finally accepted by the Returning Officer. The Returning Officer accepted nomination papers of seven candidates -- two of the Congress, three of the BJP, one Independent backed by the Congress,...

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Anxious moments for Congress as Rathwa files RS nomination in Gujarat

Gandhinagar, March 12 (IANS) The opposition Congress had some anxious moments after former Union Minister Naransinh Rathwa and party spokesperson Amee Yagnik on Monday filed their nominations as its candidates for two of the four Rajya Sabha seats from Gujarat. The opposition party is backing independent candidate P.K. Valera, a former bureaucrat, who threw his hat in the ring at the las...

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Congress' Rathwa, Yagnik file RS nominations from Gujarat

Gandhinagar, March 12 (IANS) Former Union Minister and veteran tribal leader Naransinh Rathwa and party spokesperson Amee Yagnik on Monday filed nominations as Congress candidates for two of the four Rajya Sabha seats from Gujarat. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has fielded three candidates, including two sitting Rajya Sabha members. All four seats are currently represented by...

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Mohit Madaan excited to act with Rajpal Yadav

Gandhinagar, March 11 (IANS) Aksar 2 actor Mohit Madaan, who is awaiting the release of his film Ishq Tera, is excited to share screen space with known faces like Rajpal Yadav, Manoj Joshi and Narendra Jha in an untitled movie. I'm shooting in Gujarat along with (actress) Gurleen Chopra and (actor) Rajpal Yadav. The movie is being directed by debutante Awani Agrawal and produced by a new...

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India needs more angel investors: Infosys co-founder

Gandhinagar, March 10 (IANS) Unlike in developed countries, start ups in India do not grow due to lack of enthusiasm from angel investors, Infosys co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan said here on Saturday. In countries like the US, there are almost five angel investors per start up. In India, however, there is hardly one angel investor for five start ups. I am hopeful this will change.

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Gujarat HC grants bail to suspended IAS officer in money laundering case

Gandhinagar, March 8 (IANS) Suspended Gujarat cadre IAS officer Pradeep Sharma was granted bail by the Gujarat High Court on Thursday in a money laundering case being investigated by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), his lawyer said. Rejecting the central government's request for a stay on the bail till it approaches the Supreme Court, Justice A.J. Desai ordered for Sharma's release on b...

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India celebrates women's day with vows to close gender gap

New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) With vows to close the gender gap in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday led the nation in marking International Womens Day -- a day to celebrate and refresh commitments towards social and economic emancipation of nearly half of the world population. Across the country, a host of events were held, new programmes launched and women achievers awarded t...

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Only 21% power MoUs inked in investors meet materialised: Gujarat

Gandhinagar, March 8 (IANS) The Gujarat government on Thursday said only around 21 per cent of the Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) inked during the 'Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit (VGGIS) 2017' materialised into functional projects, belying claims on huge money pouring into Gujarat through such summits. The information was given by Cabinet Minister for Energy and Petrochemic...

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Bengaluru gets first all-women-run rail station

Bengaluru, March 8 (IANS) To mark International Women's Day, Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said starting Thursday, Banaswadi railway station here will be run entirely by women. This is the fifth all-women run railway station in the country, in which all activities at the station will be carried out by women, Goyal told the media on Thursday. All the employees at the Banasw...

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Over 14,000 Gujarati women went missing in 2 years

Gandhinagar, March 7 (IANS) On the eve of International Women's day, the BJP government in Gujarat admitted that 14,004 women from the state were reported missing during the last two years -- of these, about 76 per cent were found during the same period. This information was furnished in the Gujarat Legislative Assembly by Minister of State for Home Pradeepsinh Jadeja on Wednesday. <...

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Aayush Sharma starts shooting for 'Loveratri'

Gandhinagar, March 4 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan's brother-in-law Aayush Sharma has started shooting for his debut film Loveratri. Aayush, who is married to Salman's youngest sister Arpita, tweeted a photograph of the film's clapboard. Arpita also tweeted a photograph of Aayush and said she is excited, nervous and anxious. Tomorrow (Sunday) is the first day of shooting...

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Jobs to 13,000 in 2 years, 5 lakh still jobless in Gujarat

Gandhinagar, Feb 27 (IANS) As against Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani's 2016 Diwali promise to provide jobs to 67,000 youth by March 2017, the state government actually gave employment to only some 13,000 persons during the last two years, according to the latest official data. According to official figures released in the assembly on Tuesday, as many as 5,37,562 educated and semi-ed...

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Nirav-Choksi also looted Rs 5,000 cr of common people, alleges Congress

New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Congress on Friday alleged that jeweller Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi have not only siphoned Indias banks of Rs 21,306 crore, but have also duped Indias middle class and common people of Rs 5,000 crore in jewellery investment schemes. The party also asked why Prime Minister Narendra Modi was fighting shy of admitting his connection with the duo.

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Gujarat presents revenue surplus budget for 2018-19

Gandhinagar, Feb 20 (IANS) Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, who also holds the finance portfolio, on Tuesday presented a Rs 1,83,666 crore budget for 2018-19, without any new major taxes but also proposing a revenus surplus of Rs 5,998 crore and overall surplus of Rs 783 crore The budget was presented amid a walkout by the opposition Congress members alleging that the governmen...

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