Saturday, 22 January, 2022

Topic: Gujarat

Bypassed for Gujarat CM chair, Nitin Patel says live in ‘voters’ hearts’, can’t be thrown out

Nitin, who was also given a miss in 2016 when Rupani, another first-time MLA, was chosen to replace then CM Anandiben Patel, said he is not the only one to miss the bus this time.

New Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel is engineer, builder, Dada Bhagwan devotee who ‘has no enemies’

Patel, a first-time MLA, was picked to replace Vijay Rupani, who resigned. He has worked with Modi when he was Gujarat CM, but never served as minister.

New Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel is BJP’s olive branch to Patidars, Anandiben Patel convinced PM

Bhupendra Patel is a low-profile first-time MLA, but has been selected to lead the BJP into next year’s assembly polls instead of Vijay Rupani, who resigned a day before.

BJP MLA Bhupendra Patel to be new Gujarat Chief Minister

Patel (59) was unanimously elected BJP legislative party leader Sunday. His name was proposed by former Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani who had resigned from his post a day earlier.

BJP calls legislative meet to decide next Gujarat CM after Vijay Rupani’s resignation

Union ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and Prahlad Joshi have been appointed as central observers for the legislature meeting to elect the new CM, Gujarat BJP spokesperson said.

Covid handling, AAP challenge — what led to Rupani’s exit & who could be next Gujarat CM

BJP's lack of confidence in Rupani delivering Gujarat in next state polls speculated to be reason behind his resignation. Union minister Mansukh Mandaviya a strong contender for CM.

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani resigns

Rupani was sworn in as Chief Minister for his second stint in December 2017 and departs over a year before the state is scheduled to go to the polls in December 2022.

With 131 new institutions in 4 years, it’s boom time for private universities in India

Number of private universities in India jumps 47%, from 276 in 2015-16 to 407 in 2019-20, the latest AISHE data shows. 

54 Gujarat municipalities had 16,000 excess deaths during pandemic, US scientists report

The excess death estimate for the March 2020-April 2021 period is nearly 60% higher than Gujarat’s total Covid death toll of 10,080.

Ration schemes since Independence did not fully benefit poor due to inefficiency: PM Modi

PM Modi during a virtual interaction with PM-GKAY beneficiaries in Gujarat further said since 2014, the govt has made the ration system more effective for poor with new technologies.

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File photo of students protesting against the reservation in Bandra | Representational image | ANI Photo

Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.


German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach | Twitter: @chiefdeunavy

China ‘not that nice country’, giving money to dictators & killers: German Navy chief in India

Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach later issued a clarification, saying comments were his 'personal view' and not German defence ministry's, and expressing them was a 'mistake'.

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.