25% cut in commercial traffic at toll plazas: Govt

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“There is no estimate of how much is the loss due to the truckers strike. The government is keen that the truckers end their strike. Two senior Cabinet ministers — Nitin Gadkari and Piyush Goyal — had held meetings with the representatives of truckers’ association only with the intent to address their concerns. But they decided to go ahead with the strike,” said a central government official.

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Govt car attached over compensation delay

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Vadodara: An executive engineer of the Panam dam irrigation project lost his official vehicle as it was attached by the Godhra civil court in connection with a suit regarding land acquisition that was done for the project in 1974. The drama regarding the seizure of the vehicle took place over two decades after the farmers had approached the court regarding the compensation. The land of farmers from the Nasirpur village in Godhra taluka had been acquired for the project along with that of 45 other villagers in the area. Eight…

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Cashier cheats optician of Rs 2 lakh, booked

Vadodara: The cashier at an optician’s shop cheated his employer of Rs 2 lakh over three months, since April 3. Amol Didve, the manager of the store inside Eva Mall, registered a complaint of cheating against the cashier, Chirag Chavda, at Manjalpur police station on Sunday. According to Didve’s complaint, Chavda, a resident of Warasia Ring Road, was employed at Gangar Opticians for a year. He was responsible for depositing cash received from sales and making entries for deposits in the computer. Chavda came under suspicion when he stopped coming…

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