Villagers reiterate demand for underpass at Dena Chowkdi

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Vadodara: Two days after they witnessed a gruesome accident at Dena Chowkdi on National Highway 8, the villagers have reiterated their demand for an underpass at the spot. Residents of Dena village have shot off a letter to the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and demanded construction of an underpass on the NH 8. “The villagers have been demanding an underpass at Dena Chowkdi since a long time. They have written letters to us too. We don’t have any authority in this matter so we forwarded their demands to…

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GAIL plans to sell VGL stake to Gujarat Gas

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Vadodara: GAIL Gas Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Gail (India) Ltd, is looking to offload its entire stake in Vadodara Gas Ltd (VGL), the only city gas joint venture (JV) company of its kind where a civic body is a partner with a public sector energy company. GAIL has sought an amendment in the restrictive clauses of its shareholding agreement with the Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) to sell its stake to Gujarat Gas Ltd (GGL), a subsidiary of Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC). GAIL and VMC have equal stake…

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Amul has no plans to increase milk prices this summer season

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Vadodara: There is some good news for consumers across the country. Even as petrol and diesel prices have touched a record high, the skyrocketing fuel prices will not impact your monthly milk budget in near future. The Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) which markets milk and milk products under Amul brand, has no plans to increase milk prices this summer. Sources in GCMMF – the apex marketing body of all the 18 district dairy unions of Gujarat – said that the dairy unions in Gujarat are presently procuring 20…

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Parents protest as minority schools deny admission

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Vadodara: Days after minority schools in the city refused admission to some children under the Right to Education (RTE) Act, their parents rushed to the office of district education officer (DEO) on Monday to mark their protest. The parents were demanding that the DEO M N Patel to intervene and either ask the school authorities to grant admission to their children on the basis of the admit card issued to them under RTE Act or postpone the dates for submission of form. However, the DEO was not present at the…

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Several bikes stolen from city found in Chhota Udepur

Vadodara: The local crime branch (LCB) of Chhota Udepur police seized 16 bikes on Monday most of which were stolen from Vadodara city in past few months. During a special drive conducted by LCB sleuths four residents of Alirajpur district of Madhya Pradesh were also arrested for buying the stolen bikes. The cops received a tip-off that a gang of motorcycle thieves from border villages of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh had hidden 12 stolen bikes in forest area near Panvad village in Kawant taluka of Chhota Udepur. On searching, cops…

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Night turns up the heat on Barodians

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VADODARA: One degree drop in from the highest temperature of 43 degrees Celsius was anything but a respite for Barodians who are now spending sleepless nights too. The minimum temperature recorded at 28.6 degree Celsius, one notch above normal, was the highest in the decade. It was on three occasions in 2010 that the city had registered minimum temperature at 28 degrees. The maximum temperature recorded on Sunday was 42 degrees,. two degrees above normal. The fact that the citizens did not receive any respite from the rising levels of…

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Row surfaces over Sayaji Startup Summit scheduled in July

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VADODARA: A fresh controversy has erupted at M S University over the Startup summit which the Institute of Leadership and Governance (ILG) will be organizing in the month of July. ILG has started promoting the forthcoming Startup summit which it will be organizing in association with Startup Vadodara between July 1 and July 10. But the way in which the forthcoming summit is being promoted has irked office-bearers of university’s own – MSU Startup and Entrepreneurship Cell (MSEC). “The promotional posters of the Sayaji Startup Summit 2018 neither carry the…

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Man murders father in a fit of rage, arrested

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VADODARA: A farm labourer was murdered by his son on Friday at Shehra taluka of Panchmahal following arguments over chopping of bamboos. Accused Jaswant Bariya was arrested by police on Sunday night. Deceased Bhura Bariya (70) was found injured in house by his wife Reva. According to police, when Reva tried to know how he was injured, he informed her that Jaswant beat him up with a wooden stick. When she called Jaswant, he told her that he was chopping bamboo sticks to sell them in market, but his father…

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Man booked for using mobile phone in jail

Vadodara: A man accused of kidnapping a minor girl was booked at Raopura police station after a mobile phone and a sim card were found from his possession inside Vadodara central jail on Saturday morning. During their routine checking drive on Saturday morning, jail officials found a mobile phone and a sim card from the pocket of Nanu Bariya, who is locked up at barrack number two in yard 10. Police said jail sepoys were surprised since mobile phones are hidden by undertrials and convicts but Bariya had kept it…

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