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Bopal boy's death: Kin rally for justice on social media

Jan-17-2015 | 0 Comments

Bopal boy's death: Kin rally for justice on social media AHMEDABAD: The family of Dhruv Raja, 8, a resident of Orchid Elegance in South Bopal, took to Facebook to gather people in solidarity for the kid killed by a truck outside his home on January 10.

The boy's maternal grandparents organized a candle-light march in Porbandar, their native town, on ... Read Full Story »

Jivdaya pays to collect Manja waste to save birds

Jan-17-2015 | 0 Comments

Jivdaya pays to collect Manja waste to save birds AHMEDABAD: If you thought that the banned Chinese thread was not used during Uttarayan this year, you are mistaken. The collection of the waste manja lying on the road tells one that the deadly Chinese thread was used in abundance during the two-day festival. At least 30% all manja collected till Friday was C... Read Full Story »

Boyfriend prime suspect in Naranpura murder

Jan-17-2015 | 0 Comments

Boyfriend prime suspect in Naranpura murder AHMEDABAD: The needle of suspicion in the Naranpura murder case now points to Birbal Prasad, the 26-year-old boyfriend of Vandana Prasad, 22, who was stabbed to death on January 14. Police say the man first killed the woman and then inflicted a knife wound on himself with the intention to commit suicide. Howe... Read Full Story »

Order on bail pleas of Vanzara, Pandey on Jan 28

Jan-17-2015 | 0 Comments

Order on bail pleas of Vanzara, Pandey on Jan 28 AHMEDABAD: A special CBI court on Friday completed hearing on bail pleas by jailed IPS officers P P Pandey and D G Vanzara and scheduled its verdict on January 28 in the Ishrat fake encounter case. CBI had opposed the bail pleas while Pandey's counsel Nirupam Nanavati said that out of 20 cops named in the FIR... Read Full Story »

Vatva leak: Hazard audit for state

Jan-17-2015 | 0 Comments

Vatva leak: Hazard audit for state GANDHINAGAR: The state government on Friday ordered safety audit of every industrial unit in Vatva GIDC and other units across the state that produce hazardous chemicals and gases. This order comes in the wake of the incident in the night of January 12 when toxic gas leaked from a chemicals unit in Vatva GIDC... Read Full Story »

Magical breath of master

Jan-14-2015 | 0 Comments

Magical breath of master AHMEDABAD: In one of the earlier Saptak editions, Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty - a Patiala-Kasur Gharana notable - had told the audience that singing was an inalienable right of humans. The very act of breathing, he had hinted, revealed our capacity to express ourselves in a song. Pandit Chakrabarty was being kind... Read Full Story »

IM suspects who escaped Khandwa jail stayed in Ahmedabad

Jan-14-2015 | 0 Comments

IM suspects who escaped Khandwa jail stayed in Ahmedabad AHMEDABAD: In a major revelation, the city crime branch has said that three Indian Mujahideen (IM) suspects who had escaped from Khandwa jail in Madhya Pradesh in October 2013 had stayed in Ahmedabad twice between July and August 2014. The crime branch had been working on intelligence inputs on this.
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Only half of kids in rural areas can read Gujarati

Jan-14-2015 | 0 Comments

Only half of kids in rural areas can read Gujarati AHMEDABAD: Only about half of all children in rural Gujarat who have five years of schooling can read Gujarati text. Nearly 67.4% children finish eight years of schooling in Gujarat's rural schools but are yet to learn basic skills in arithmetic.

Despite high enrollment rates that the state bo... Read Full Story »

Abhay Chudasama reinstated

Aug-18-2014 | 0 Comments

Abhay Chudasama reinstated AHMEDABAD: The state government transferred seven IPS officers late on Thursday night. The government also reinstated Abhay Chudasama, IPS officer of 1999 batch, in the Gujarat police and posted him as superintendent of police (vigilance) at Gandhinagar. "Chudasma took charge as SP, Vigilance, on Saturday," s... Read Full Story »

Dissolvable 'tampon' to protect against HIV

Aug-18-2014 | 0 Comments

Dissolvable 'tampon' to protect against HIV WASHINGTON: Researchers have developed a dissolvable tampon-like product that can carry substantial loads of medicine and could offer fast-acting HIV protection.

Researchers at the University of Washington (UW) have developed the material which is capable of carrying substantial loads of medic... Read Full Story »

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