Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

Topic: Gujarat

Construction work in progress of the Statue of Unity, dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel | PTI

The political & electoral motivations behind Modi’s push for grand Sardar Patel statue

Modi govt released ‘Incredible India’ ad on the ‘Statue of Unity’, reminding the younger generation about Patel’s contributions and how he ‘united’ India.
Screen grab of the viral tweet

Congress state units compare Gujarat migrant exodus with Partition using 2010 photo

The widely-shared image, showing an overcrowded passenger train, is from Mathura.
Alpesh Thakor | Facebook

BJP wants to do a political encounter on me, says Alpesh Thakor

OBC leader Alpesh Thakor, blamed for inciting attacks on migrant workers in Gujarat, claims innocence and says he is 'deeply hurt' by such politics.

Gujarat is home to some of India’s best villages but Telangana’s Tellapur is No. 1

Rural Development Ministry’s rankings show Punjab is second to Gujarat in the number of villages in the top 30, while Andhra has the most in top 10.

Migrants attacked in Gujarat: Mumbai-like anger for workers or reaction to minor’s rape?

Migrant workers, mostly from UP and Bihar, are reportedly fleeing Gujarat after 15 of them were attacked in the backlash against the rape of a 14-mont...
Sanjiv Bhatt

How a 22-year-old drug bust case has returned to haunt Modi critic & former IPS officer

Former Gujarat IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt had claimed then CM Narendra Modi was complicit in the 2002 communal riots.
IAS trainees |

In Modi govt, just 4% of IAS officers are from Gujarat cadre, but they hold the key posts

Of the 18 Gujarat IAS officers in the Central government, 4 serve in the PMO, 4 in the finance ministry and 2 in the home ministry.
Mahadev Desai and Mahatma Gandhi | Urvish Kothari

You don’t know Gandhi if you don’t know about his 3 Gujarati comrades

Daily documentation on Mahatma Gandhi’s movement owes much to Mahadev Desai, Narhari Parikh and Swami Anand.

Gujarat and Delhi students emerge winners in ConQuest national quiz finals

Bengaluru played host to two of the editions on the same day, first the south regional round and then the finals.
A laptop computer screen displaying the Netflix homepage | Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Netflix is to blame for spoiling viewers rotten

Netflix has accustomed viewers to the idea of an unlimited assortment of TV shows and movies at lesser prices and no ads.
Sabarimala temple

Sabarimala opens tomorrow: Bracing for street attacks on women or is SC order unworkable?

The Sabarimala shrine in Kerala is set to open its gates Wednesday to women of all age groups for the first time after the Supreme Court ruling last month. Seve...