Category Articles: India/World

Now I want Harmeet to see playing and winning medals in Olympics: Arjuna award winner Gujarat TT player’s mother

August 17, 2019
Now I want Harmeet to see playing and winning medals in Olympics: Arjuna award winner Gujarat TT player’s mother

Surat: Parents of Star Indian Table Tennis player Harmeet Desai, a native of Surat in Gujarat were elated as his being selected for Arjuna Awards this year. Talking to newsmen in Sulatanbad area in Dumas in the diamond city his father Rajul and mother Archana Desai said that they were very happy at this achievement and now wish that the 26 year old paddler who had won commonwealth and Asian games medals for the country, should also reach Olympics arena and make the country proud by wi...Read More

Arjuna Award for Ravindra Jadeja

August 17, 2019
Arjuna Award for Ravindra Jadeja

Ahmedabad/Rajkot: Rajkot based star Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was today nominated for prestigious Arjuna Award. Jadeja family is a native of Jamnagar in Gujarat but it is settled also in Rajkot. Jadeja is currently on West Indies tour of team India. Read More

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation from Red Fort on 73rd Independence Day

August 15, 2019

Full text of Prime Minister Modi's speech My dear countrymen, On this solemn day of Independence, many greetings to all countrymen. Today is also the festival of Raksha Bandhan. This centuries-old tradition expresses the love of brother and sister. I extend my best wishes to all the countrymen and all the brothers and sisters on this auspicious festival of Raksha Bandhan. May this festival filled with affection fulfil the hopes, aspirations and dreams of all our brothers and sis...Read More

Compulsory rural area service period for medical students reduced from 3 to 1 year: Patel

August 14, 2019
Compulsory rural area service period for medical students reduced from 3 to 1 year: Patel

Gandhinagar:Gujarat DyCM and Health cum Medical Education Minister of Gujarat Nitin Patel today announced that now the compulsory time period of three years of service in rural areas after passing the medical course for being eligible for practice anywhere in the state has been reduced to one year only. He, however, said that an additional surety of Rs 15 lakh has been added apart from earlier provision of Rs 5 lakh bond to be furnished by medical students for the purpose. ...Read More

Gujarat govt suspends 2010 batch IAS Gaurav Dahiya

August 14, 2019
Gujarat govt suspends 2010 batch IAS Gaurav Dahiya

Gandhinagar: Gujarat Government today suspended 2010 batch IAS officer and joint secretary in the General Administration Department (Planning) Gaurav Dahiya against whom a woman has leveled allegations of bigamy and torture. The orders were issued today which read that Dahiya was facing serious charges of misconduct and moral turpitude. He has been suspended in exercise of powers conferred by clause (a) of sub rule (1) of rule 3 of the All India Services (Discipline & Appeal) Rules ...Read More

Eid celebrated peacefully in Jammu & Kashmir

August 12, 2019

Srinagar: Eid prayers were concluded peacefully in all parts of Jammu & Kashmir today. Prayers began at 7 am at most mosques and continued till noon in some places. Movement of people was facilitated by police forces as necessary. There were large prayer congregations at many places including Bandipora (Dar ul Uloom Rahimiya 5000, Jamia Masjid 2000), Baramulla (10,000), Kupwara (Eidgah 3500), Trehgam (3000), Sopore (1500), Kulgam (Qazigund 5500, Qaimoh 6000), Shopian (3000), Pulwama (1800)...Read More

Aramco to take 20% in Reliance’s Jamnagar refinery, chemical biz at USD 75 bn enterprise value

August 12, 2019
Aramco to take 20% in Reliance’s Jamnagar refinery, chemical biz at USD 75 bn enterprise value

Mumbai: Mukesh Ambani on Monday announced that Saudi oil giant Aramco has agreed to take a 20 per cent stake in his flagship Reliance Industries' oil refinery and chemical business at an enterprise value of USD 75 billion (around Rs 5,32,466 crore). Making the announcement at Reliance Industries' 42th annual general meeting, he said this would be the biggest foreign investment in the history of the company. As part of the deal, Saudi Aramco will supply 500,000 barrels p...Read More

Live: PM Narendra Modi addressing the nation over government’s Kashmir moves

August 08, 2019

New Delhi: Soon after Parliament nod for doing away with Article 370 which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday unveiled his government’s roadmap for speeding up the pace of development there. Blaming Pakistan-inspired terrorism and separatism which took roots under the special status provision, Mr Modi said that 42,000 innocent lives had been lost due to such nefarious and anti-national activities. In his 40-minute address to the nation,...Read More

PM Narendra Modi to address the nation on TV at 8.00 pm today

August 08, 2019
PM Narendra Modi to address the nation on TV at 8.00 pm today

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on Thursday at 8 pm, the PMO has said. "Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi will be addressing the nation at 8 PM today," it said in a tweet. During the address he is expected to explain the government's decisions on abrogating special status to Jammu and Kashmir and splitting the state into two union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, sources said. The last time he addressed the nation was on March 27 during the Lo...Read More

Amid subdued monsoon activities, Met issues heavy rain warning again

August 07, 2019
Amid subdued monsoon activities, Met issues heavy rain warning again

Gandhinagar: Even as rain has considerably subdued for past two days, the met has issued warning of heavy to extremely heavy downpour again in parts of Gujarat from tomorrow. From 6 am to 6 pm today only 41 talukas in 16 districts have seen rain with the moderate highest of 34 mm in Jhalod of Dahod district in central Gujarat. In the last 24 hours ending 6 am today 59 talukas of 19 districts had seen rain with maxmum 69 in Waghai of Dang district where today also 25 mm of rain took place. ...Read More