MS varsity to host convocation inside pavilion hall

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VADODARA: For the first time, M S University will hold its forthcoming convocation ceremony inside the newly constructed hall at the union pavilion of MSU Students Union (MSUSU). Although the university is yet to decide on the date, the university’s syndicate members have decided to organize the convocation ceremony inside the hall to save upon the cost that the publicly-funded university incurs on organizing the ceremony at the convocation ground. “There is lot of expenditure that goes behind erecting the ‘shamiana’ and making other arrangements for the convocation ceremony at…

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India’s oldest narrow gauge line’s heritage status derailed

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VADODARA: India’s oldest working narrow gauge line will now remain only in history books. The 33-km long Dabhoi-Miyagam line, which has the distinction of being the first narrow gauge section in the country since 1862, will be closed forever from Sunday. The line will be converted into broad gauge soon. The last pair of trains between Dabhoi and Miyagam as train numbers 52019/ 52020 chugged on the narrow gauge section on Saturday evening. Ironically, just last month, the ministry of railways (Railway Board) had identified the Dabhoi-Miyagam line as one…

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Five of gang stealing bikes held from Savli

Vadodara: Five members of a gang involved in bike thefts were nabbed by the local crime branch (LCB) of Vadodara rural police from Savli on Saturday. Cops arrested Kalpesh Bhoi, Nitin Bhoi, Raju alias Chiko Bhoi, Mazhar Ali Saiyed and Javed Ali Saiyed, all residents of Kheda, on the basis of specific information. Police said that of the five accused, Kalpesh, Nitin and Raju were the bike thieves, while Mazhar and Javed bought stolen bikes from the trio. According to police, the accused had met at Savli-Poicha chowkdi to trade…

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Five of gang stealing bikes held from Savli

Vadodara: Five members of a gang involved in bike thefts were nabbed by the local crime branch (LCB) of Vadodara rural police from Savli on Saturday. Cops arrested Kalpesh Bhoi, Nitin Bhoi, Raju alias Chiko Bhoi, Mazhar Ali Saiyed and Javed Ali Saiyed, all residents of Kheda, on the basis of specific information. Police said that of the five accused, Kalpesh, Nitin and Raju were the bike thieves, while Mazhar and Javed bought stolen bikes from the trio. According to police, the accused had met at Savli-Poicha chowkdi to trade…

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Hundreds join Lord Jagannath’s divine march

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Vadodara: Amid the chants of ‘Hare Rama, Hare Krishna’ the 37th Jagannath Rath Yatra passed through the city on Saturday to mark the occasion of ‘ashadhi bij’. The Rath Yatra organized by ISKCON temple commenced from the railway station after mayor Jigisha Sheth inaugurated the procession by sweeping the road in front of Lord Jagannanth’s Rath. As the rath moved towards the old city area from Sayajigunj, the number of devotees on road swelled. Rains too took a break so that Barodians can get a glimpse of Lord Jagannath, Lord…

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Hundreds join Lord Jagannath’s divine march

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Vadodara: Amid the chants of ‘Hare Rama, Hare Krishna’ the 37th Jagannath Rath Yatra passed through the city on Saturday to mark the occasion of ‘ashadhi bij’. The Rath Yatra organized by ISKCON temple commenced from the railway station after mayor Jigisha Sheth inaugurated the procession by sweeping the road in front of Lord Jagannanth’s Rath. As the rath moved towards the old city area from Sayajigunj, the number of devotees on road swelled. Rains too took a break so that Barodians can get a glimpse of Lord Jagannath, Lord…

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Thieves have field day at Rath Yatra

Vadodara: City police kept strict vigil to avoid any untoward incident during the Jagannath Rath Yatra, but it was pickpockets who kept them busy all the time. Teams of police nabbed five thieves and nine suspects from various areas on the route of the Rath Yatra. Prevention of crime branch (PCB) sleuths nabbed four women and a man — Hansa Dantaniya, Asha Vaghela, Radha Dantaniya, Asha Devipujak and Dilip Devipujak — on suspicion. When the cops frisked them, they found pairs of earrings and chains. A cutter and Rs 4,340…

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Thieves have field day at Rath Yatra

Vadodara: City police kept strict vigil to avoid any untoward incident during the Jagannath Rath Yatra, but it was pickpockets who kept them busy all the time. Teams of police nabbed five thieves and nine suspects from various areas on the route of the Rath Yatra. Prevention of crime branch (PCB) sleuths nabbed four women and a man — Hansa Dantaniya, Asha Vaghela, Radha Dantaniya, Asha Devipujak and Dilip Devipujak — on suspicion. When the cops frisked them, they found pairs of earrings and chains. A cutter and Rs 4,340…

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Two more gastro cases reported from Navapura

Vadodara: Two more cases of gastroenteritis were reported from the Navapura area of the city on Saturday even as the Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) struggled to take care of water contamination there. Elsewhere in the city, five cases of cholera were also reported. According to VMC officials, besides the new cases, four patients reported earlier remained hospitalised. The condition of all these patients was said to be stable. Data shared by the civic body also revealed that three samples were tested for water contamination and all these were found unfit…

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Two more gastro cases reported from Navapura

Vadodara: Two more cases of gastroenteritis were reported from the Navapura area of the city on Saturday even as the Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) struggled to take care of water contamination there. Elsewhere in the city, five cases of cholera were also reported. According to VMC officials, besides the new cases, four patients reported earlier remained hospitalised. The condition of all these patients was said to be stable. Data shared by the civic body also revealed that three samples were tested for water contamination and all these were found unfit…

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