Tuesday, 25 January, 2022

Topic: Gujarat

From cotton trader’s dream to empire, new book chronicles the rise of Ambuja Cement

Published by HarperCollins India, ‘The Ambuja Story’ by Narotam Sekhsaria will be released on 29 January on SoftCover, ThePrint’s venture to launch select non-fiction books.

4 killed, 11 injured after boiler blasts at chemical factory in Gujarat’s Vadodara

The dead and the injured included workers and people who were passing by the area when the blast occurred Friday morning. The injured were admitted to nearby hospitals.

Case against farmers, poor documentation — why PepsiCo India lost Lay’s variety potato rights

PPVFRA has revoked a plant variety protection certificate granted to PepsiCo India for the FC5 potato, a special variety that was grown exclusively for Lay’s chips.

No larger conspiracy in 2002 Gujarat riots, idea is to keep pot boiling, SIT tells SC

Zakia Jafri, wife of slain Congress leader Ehsan Jafri who was killed during the violence, has challenged SIT's clean chit to 64 people including Narendra Modi, the then Gujarat CM.

G.V. Mavalankar — the man who Nehru dubbed the ‘father of Lok Sabha’

Nicknamed 'Dadasaheb,' Mavalankar was known for his neutrality and being a ‘non-party man’, as he began defining the role of a Speaker in 1937.

Maharashtra fisherman killed by Pakistan Maritime Security firing off Gujarat coast

There were seven crew members on the boat and one of them also sustained a minor injury in the firing incident.

Gujarat court summons Rahul Gandhi on 29 October in defamation case over Modi surname remark

Prior to it, Gandhi had appeared before the court in October 2019 and pleaded not guilty for his comment on 'why all thieves share the Modi surname'.

4 killed, 2 injured as van turns turtle in Gujarat’s Kheda

The accident took place in Mahudha when six people were travelling to a temple in Malataj village in Anand district of Gujarat to offer prayers, according to the police.

Music producer Ashwin Golani has been hitting the rights chords in the entertainment industry

Golani, a music producer from Gujarat, has produced hit tracks such as 'Kuch Door' from the album 'Business Only' and has an increasing fan base on various social media platforms.

Mephedrone & opium worth over Rs 20 lakh seized in two operations in Surat, 4 arrested

3 accused in the first operation are history-sheeters. They had brought mephedrone from Mumbai. The 4th accused in second case ​was smuggling opium from Rajasthan.

On Camera


Why Federal Reserve will no longer have pandemic-era investors’ backs

Inflation is top of mind for all leaders in Washington and US President Joe Biden, whose approval ratings are sliding, appears less inclined to count on hope as a strategy.

SEBI seeks tighter environmental, social & governance rules to address risk of greenwashing

In a consultation paper released Monday, SEBI said increasing reliance on unregulated ESG rating providers poses risks to investor protection, transparency & efficiency of markets.


File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.