Real estate developer held for cheating gets bail

Vadodara: Real estate developer Mukund Patel, who was arrested late on Monday for cheating an aluminium contractor of Rs 18 lakh, was released on bail on Tuesday by a local court. The detection of crime branch (DCB) that arrested Patel, produced him before the court of chief judicial magistrate, but it did not seek his custody even as the case is in its primary stage. Patel then sought bail from the court claiming that he is innocent and has been wrongly framed in the case. Patel even paid a cheque…

Read More

Builder dies as car goes up in flames

Builder dies as car goes up in flames thumbnail

Vadodara: A builder was charred to death as his SUV got engulfed in flames at Ankodiya-Sevasi Road on Tuesday noon.The victim Mihir Panchal (41), had left his home at Greenwoods Antica Society on Sevasi Road near city saying that he was going for a visit to one of his under-construction site. When Panchal reached a few hundred metres from his house, fire engulfed his car. While the exact source of fire is being investigated, fire officials said that there could have been short-circuit in the car. It was not known…

Read More

After three decades, Big B keeps date with Banyan City

After three decades, Big B keeps date with Banyan City thumbnail

Vadodara: It was after a span of 32 long years that Baroda played host to Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan on Tuesday. And just four hours long visit of the superstar was enough to leave Barodians charmed. At the closed dome at Navlakhi ground, adjacent to the palace premises, a wave of contagious enthusiasm had already surrounded nearly 4,000 invitees who had gathered to watch senior Bachchan accept the coveted Sayaji Ratna Award that was conferred upon to him by the Baroda Management Association (BMA). “It felt as if I have…

Read More

Another sandalwood tree stolen from MSU campus

Vadodara: Days after two sandalwood trees were stolen from MS University (MSU) campus, another tree was stolen from botanical garden on the arts faculty campus. The theft came to light in the early hours of Monday when a worker reached the garden. According to police, the thieves stole the stem of the tree which stood at the gate of the garden. The stolen stem is estimated to be eight feet in height and value is estimated at Rs 20,000. The theft was registered at Sayajigunj police station late on Monday…

Read More

Vadodara cops held with beer cans

Vadodara cops held with beer cans thumbnail

Vadodara: Two constables of Wadi police station were nabbed for ferrying liquor in Chhota Udepur on Saturday midnight. Accused cops Deepak Godawle and Sanjay Barot were nabbed near Chhota Udepur town by a team of cops led by a deputy superintendent of police keeping a watch near petrol pump crossroads. When the duo was stopped, they told police that they were also cops and were on their way to Vadodara city. However, police checked the car they were travelling in and found six cartons of beer hidden in the boot…

Read More

Cops, towing van worker beaten up

Cops, towing van worker beaten up thumbnail

Vadodara: Two traffic cops and a contract labourer of the towing van were assaulted by a mob on Rajmahal Road on Saturday evening after they towed a bike. Two persons who thrashed them were arrested by Navapura police. The duo has been identified as Anil Ranpariya, a resident of Gorwa, and Suresh Purohit, a resident of Nizampura. Head constable Narendrasinh Parmar and police constable Lalji Hirabhai, who work with traffic branch, were patrolling around Khanderao Market on Rajmahal Road to tow bikes and scooters that were parked illegally. When their…

Read More

Road over dargah sparks tension

Road over dargah sparks tension thumbnail

Vadodara: Tension was brewing near the gate of Baroda Medical College on Sunday evening as the Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) laid a fresh coat of bitumen on the road where a dargah existed before the 2002 communal riots. VMC laid the road on Saturday midnight, but some miscreants dug up the patch where the dargah existed. The civic body then registered a case against unidentified persons at Raopura police station for damaging public property. By Sunday evening the road was re-carpeted in police presence. The encroachment department also cleared the…

Read More

Mumbai’s live music show ‘Khumaar’ to be staged in Baroda

Mumbai’s live music show 'Khumaar' to be staged in Baroda thumbnail

VADODARA: One of the most popular and loved musical shows of the country, Bipin R Pandit’s ‘Khumaar’, will be staged in Vadodara. Khumaar has been entertaining full houses of music loving audiences for the past 13 years in Mumbai and is now going national. And the first city that it is moving out of Mumbai to, is Baroda. On December 28, at 6.15pm, a three-hour concert of ‘Khumaar’ will regale music lovers at the Sir Sayajirao Nagargruh in Akota which can accommodate an audience of 1,000. A well-segmented show, Khumaar…

Read More

Trader robbed of cash at gunpoint

Trader robbed of cash at gunpoint thumbnail

Vadodara: Four persons robbed a trader in Godhra of Rs 1.2 lakh at gunpoint late on Saturday night. The victim Sureshchandra Shah (71), who has an ancestral general store in Orwada village near Godhra, was leaving for home with his daily cash collection when the four robbers brandished an air gun and robbed him. Shah told police that the persons went near his shop minutes after he sat in his car. Sensing that they had come to buy something, Shah asked them what they wanted. When they told him that…

Read More

Bringing alive Sanskarnagri’s glorious past

Bringing alive Sanskarnagri’s glorious past thumbnail

Vadodara: Gujarat’s cultural capital is keeping its date with the national heritage week with a series of heritage walks, exhibitions, talks and events for people to enjoy the nostalgia of the bygone era. Celebrating the 507th anniversary year of the city, the Vadodara People’s Heritage Festival kicked off on Sunday with photography and heritage walk at world heritage site – Champaner-Pavagadh neighbouring the city and the walks to Tambekar wada and another between Hajira to Madhav Baug. The photography and heritage walk at Champaner-Pavagadh with Rahul Gajjar was conducted for…

Read More