Wednesday, 26 January, 2022

Topic: Saurashtra

Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel holds review meeting on flood situation in Saurashtra region

Heavy rains battered parts of Saurashtra region Monday and low-lying areas got flooded. Patel has instructed the authorities to airlift stranded people in rain-hit Jamnagar district.

How this IAS officer got India’s first water train to save Gujarat’s Rajkot from drought

CK Koshy was the Relief Commissioner of Gujarat when drought struck in 1986. This is the story of how he brought water to hundreds of villages.

Saurashtra punches BJP in the jaw on its big day in Gujarat

The Patidar agitation and farmers’ discontent seem to have had an effect, handing the advantage to the Congress in this former BJP stronghold

BJP to keep Gujarat—but only just

BJP has suffered significant losses in Saurashtra region, but has kept its hold over central, north and south Gujarat; Congress leading in over 69 seats

Patel quota stir, note ban & farm crises key factors in first phase of Gujarat polls

89 constituencies across 19 districts covering Saurashtra, South Gujarat and Kutch regions of the state go to polls Saturday.

Gujarat’s ‘Statue of Unity’ district divided over how much they benefit from Sardar Sarovar Dam

Some voters claim 182-m tall Sardar Patel statue and the dam will boost tourism and help create jobs.

Gujarat’s ceramic city likes Modi, but hates his economic policies

Note ban and GST have dampened Morbi’s ceramic business, while the Patel quota agitation has got the community to rally against BJP.

BJP’S election machine is already at work in Gujarat

Modi has decided to make Gujarat a key focus until the assembly polls later this year and will visit the state frequently with outreach programmes.

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File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

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.