Over 30k candidates register for 13th GSET

Vadodara: A total of 30,983 candidates will appear for Gujarat State Eligibility Test (GSET) which is conducted for determining eligibility for lectureship in universities and colleges of Gujarat. The 13th GSET will be held on September 30. MSU, which is the nodal agency for conducting GSET in the state, has decided to hold the examination as per the new guidelines of University Grants Commission (UGC). Unlike last year, when the examination was conducted at six centres across the state, this year, GSET will be conducted at 11 centres with addition…

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Married woman molested in Tarsali

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VADODARA: A 38-year-old married woman living in Tarsali was allegedly molested by a man who had visited her house on September 14 with a colour contractor. The woman registered a complaint of molestation at Makarpura police station on Sunday night. According to the woman’s complaint, she had gone with colour contractor Rajendra Darbar to house of the accused Pradeep Prajapati’s to check the shades of colour on afternoon of September 14. While returning home, Prajapati also tagged along with her and Darbar. The woman told the police that at her…

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Six booked for stopping VMC’s cattle team

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VADODARA: Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) officials registered an offence against half-a-dozen cattle owners who tried to hamper the work of the cattle party in the New Alkapuri area of the city. The incident took place when the cattle party spotted some buffaloes sitting on the road in the New Alkapuri area. When the members of the team tried to impound the bovine, one Satish Rabari slept in front of the tractor of the team and stated that he would not allow it to go. Even as Satish created the drama…

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Karjan residents observe ‘bandh’

VADODARA: Residents of Karjan town observed a ‘bandh’ on Monday demanding arrest of a local BJP councillor who is a co-accused of abetment in a suicide case. As many as 47 persons including women were detained by the cops for protesting. Five were detained in the morning and 28 men and 14 women in the evening. Vadodara rural police had arrested Kailash Parmar, wife of Nagin Parmar who committed suicide, her paramour Mushtakim Patel and Patel’s father Shabbir Patel. However, Mushtakim’s uncle Mohammed Sindhi, a councillor with the Karjan Municipality,…

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Former aide who shot at pulse mill owner ends life

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VADODARA: A trader, who had shot at pulse mill owner Prasannchand Jain in Dahod on Saturday, allegedly committed suicide on Sunday. Bhupendra Darda was found dead in an open plot near Padwal Women’s Hostel under the jurisdiction of Dahod (rural) police station. Police said that Darda’s body was noticed by a passerby. On reaching the spot, police found the gun lying beside his body and there was a wound of gunshot in his chest. According to police, this was the same gun which he had used to open fire at…

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Barodian drone expert soars high in America

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VADODARA: A young aeronautical engineer from Vadodara is making her presence felt in the US, and that too in otherwise male-dominated field of unmanned aircraft system (UAS), popularly called the drones. Sonal Baid, 28, who had finished her Bachelors in Engineering from SVIT, Vasad, has become the first Indian to feature in the 2018 list of ‘Women to Watch in UAS’ awards. Sonal, who handles product development for a US-based startup Kittyhawk, bagged the award on September 6 for her focus on safety, compliance and maintenance along with a vision…

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Man posing as goverment official held

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VADODARA: The detection of crime branch (DCB) has arrested a middle-aged man, who tried to enter the high-security Vadodara Central Jail, by posing as a senior government officer. Sanka Prajapati, approached the security at the jail’s main gate and introduced himself as an under-secretary in the home department on Saturday and said he wanted to meet Dr Jayesh Patel, the founder of Parul University who is in the jail for allegedly raping a student. He then met the jail officials and even produced a fake identity card of home department.…

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Another aged woman looted by house intruder

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VADODARA: Three months after she was robbed of gold ornaments in her house, a 76-year-old woman has registered a complaint against the unidentified intruder at Manjalpur police station. Usha Ingle, a retired nurse, told police that a man came to her house Yogeshwar Krupa Society under the pretext of inquiring for a rented property. “He inquired with Ingle about a neighbourhood house and asked if the owner was willing to rent it, ” police said. He told Ingle that he wanted a rented house for his son who worked in…

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Government sanctions Rs 24 crore for MS University

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VADODARA: Gujarat government has sanctioned Rs 24 crore to M S University for construction of new building of Faculty of Pharmacy and extension of university head office. The state government has already released the first instalment of Rs seven crore for the projects. “We had moved a proposal for construction of new building of Faculty of Pharmacy and construction of examination bhavan and office for the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC),” said MSU’s in-charge registrar N K Ojha. Of the Rs 24 crore, Rs 16.6 crore has been sanctioned for…

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Car rams into six women going on foot to Pavagadh

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VADODARA: Six women were injured after they were knocked down by a car on the road to Pavagadh on Sunday. Women pilgrims Amita Chauhan (18), Bhumika Chauhan (14), Mamta Chauhan (42), Madhu Chauhan (40) and Amisha Chauhan (14), all from Kherap and Vavdi villages of Halol taluka, were going walking to the Mahakali Temple in Pavagadh. When they reached near Taplavav, a car coming from the opposite direction rammed into them. Police said that after knocking the pilgrims down, the car driver lost control and vehicle veered on the roadside.…

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