Articles by Maulik Pathak
Gujarat forest department proposes leopard sterilisation
An official familiar with the matter said the idea was proposed earlier as well but the Union government did not approve it then
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 09:11 AM IST
Surat diamond industry looks to tide recession by extended vacation
Workers unions have accused the Surat diamond companies of resorting to massive layoffs- a claim refuted by the industry bodies
Updated on May 16, 2023 12:42 PM IST
Surat textile industry faces 30% drop in demand, reduces working hours
The Surat textile industry has recorded a 30-40% drop in production and many factory owners have reduced the work hours to four-five days per week
Updated on May 15, 2023 02:51 PM IST
Ahmedabad court orders inquiry into Tejashwi Yadav’s ‘Gujarati thugs’ remark
The complainant, Haresh Mehta, an office bearer of an NGO, sought action against the Rashtriya Janata Dal leader under sections 499 and 500 (dealing with criminal defamation) over an alleged remark made by Yadav.
Updated on May 08, 2023 08:55 PM IST
All 67 accused acquitted in Naroda massacre case
A special court in Ahmedabad on Thursday acquitted all accused in the Naroda Gam massacre case where 11 Muslims were killed.
Updated on Apr 21, 2023 01:02 AM IST
Surat court declines to stay Rahul’s conviction
The conviction in a 2019 criminal defamation case related to his remarks on the Modi surname led to Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification as a Member of Parliament
Updated on Apr 21, 2023 12:13 AM IST
Cumin prices hit eye-watering ₹600/kg as spice inflation bites
A silver lining is that farmers are getting a fair share of the market price due to a twist in how the spices market functions.
Published on Apr 18, 2023 06:14 AM IST
Up to 73% of 1,091 bird species likely to shift due to climate change: Study
The paper titled “Projected Shifts in Bird Distribution in India under Climate Change” flagged the impacts of climate change on biodiversity in India
Updated on Apr 05, 2023 01:01 PM IST
New species of gecko found in Gujarat named after Vindhya hills
The Palearctic naked-toed geckos of the genus Cyrtopodion are a group of gekkonid lizards distributed across the arid regions of north Africa, Arabia, and Central Asia to northwestern India. The taxonomic history of the genus Cyrtopodion has been unstable, and 23 species are currently recognized, with the diversity concentrated in Pakistan and Iran
Updated on Mar 20, 2023 12:17 PM IST
Gujarat conman with fake PMO card baffles Jammu and Kashmir cops
Kiran Patel from Gujarat is not an important man, but a conman from Gujarat who successfully misled the government apparatus in the India’s most security-sensitive state that he was a representative of PMO. But in February 2023, he pushed his luck too far.
Updated on Mar 18, 2023 01:15 PM IST
ByMir Ehsan and Maulik Pathak, Srinagar/ahmedabad
Goodbye Valley VIP, hello Gujarat con man
For his 1,595 followers on Twitter, Kiran Bhai Patel was as an important man; a resident of “34, Meena Baug, New Delhi”; a PhD from a college in Virginia, an MBA from IIM Trichy; “thinker, strategist, analyst, and campaign manager”, all rolled into one
Updated on Mar 18, 2023 01:18 PM IST
ByMir Ehsan and Maulik Pathak, Srinagar/ahmedabad
Gujarat’s Barda pitched as new home for lions, to be moved from Gir
State forest department officials said Barda is a natural second home for lions moving from Gir, which is overflowing with the big cats.
Updated on Mar 15, 2023 09:53 AM IST
Project Lion proposes Barda in Gujarat as second home for Asiatic lions
PM Narendra Modi had announced Project Lion and shared the government’s resolve and commitment to work for the long-term conservation and securing future of Asiatic lions in India
Updated on Mar 14, 2023 05:24 PM IST
Suicide on IIT-B campus: Athawale, Solankis demand probe; students’ body claims lack of institutional support
Three days after Darshan Solanki, an 18-year-old B.Tech student at IIT-Bombay allegedly died by suicide, on Wednesday, Union Minister of State for Social Justice Ramdas Athawale visited the campus and demanded a thorough probe into his death and the allegations of caste discrimination
Published on Feb 16, 2023 02:26 AM IST
ByNiraj Pandit and Maulik Pathak
‘Faced caste discrimination’: Family of deceased IIT-Bombay student
The student died after he allegedly jumped off the eighth floor of his hostel building at the Powai campus of the institute on Sunday afternoon.
Updated on Feb 16, 2023 04:24 AM IST
ByNiraj Pandit and Maulik Pathak, Mumbai/ahmedabad
34-page exit letter pits ex-IIM-A director against alumni over campus buildings
The letter has sparked a row with a group of 30 IIM-A alumni across batches and programmes saying that structural safety was a trojan horse for the eradication of Louis Kahn’s masterpiece
Updated on Feb 04, 2023 10:49 AM IST
Morbi tragedy: Oreva’s MD named as accused in charge sheet
The police are yet to arrest Oreva’s MD , who has repeatedly failed to appear before them for questioning. Efforts are on to trace his location, senior police officers said.
Published on Jan 28, 2023 12:39 AM IST
Morbi bridge collapse: Oreva MD named main accused in 1,200-page chargesheet
Oreva Group was given the contract by the Morbi municipality in March 2022 to repair, operate the British era bridge for 15 years and to collect revenue from its ticket sales
Published on Jan 27, 2023 12:52 PM IST
Warrant issued, but Oreva group’s head remains untraceable
The police are in the process of filing a charge sheet and the investigation so far points out to Patel as the main accused in the case, according to senior police official close to the development.
Updated on Jan 26, 2023 03:53 AM IST
Doyen of Indian architecture BV Doshi dies at 95
Renowned Indian architect, planner, and Pritzker laureate Balkrishna V Doshi passed away on Tuesday at his residence in Ahmedabad, his family announced
Published on Jan 25, 2023 12:01 AM IST
Noted architect Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi passes away aged 95; PM mourns demise
Doshi was awarded the Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian honour in India, in 2020, and was a protégé of field legends Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn
Published on Jan 24, 2023 02:31 PM IST
Congress leaders to meet in Gujarat for evaluation, will also decide of LoP
The party will also decide on the leader of the opposition candidate in the Gujarat legislative assembly and has submitted the names of three contenders to the leadership after the Gujarat assembly secretariat recently asked the Congress to appoint its leader in the House before January 19
Published on Jan 15, 2023 05:16 PM IST
Lions captured from Gir following children’s death last year, released back
Four children, aged 7-14 years, were killed by lions in a separate incident near Gir sanctuary in September and November last year
Updated on Jan 05, 2023 05:23 PM IST
Gujarat man’s death on US border brings spotlight back on illegal migration scam
The lure for better job opportunities overseas has been driving people of Gujarat to foreign lands by using illegal routes for many years now
Updated on Dec 24, 2022 02:40 PM IST
Gujarat high court notice to Ajanta-Oreva group over Morbi tragedy
The group was awarded the contract to maintain and operate the British-era suspension bridge, which collapsed here on October 30, killing 135 people.
Updated on Dec 22, 2022 05:03 AM IST
Gujarat high court notice to Oreva group’s Ajanta over Morbi tragedy
A resident of Ahmedabad who lost his brother and sister-in-law in the tragedy petitioned the court against the Ajanta Manufacturing Pvt Ltd which was contracted to renovate and maintain the bridge
Published on Dec 21, 2022 04:48 PM IST
Bhupendra Patel takes oath as Gujarat CM amid grand show of strength
BJP leader Bhupendra Patel was sworn in as the 18th chief minister of Gujarat on Monday in a high-profile ceremony in Gandhinagar attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Updated on Dec 13, 2022 06:06 AM IST
Gujarat polls: Patidars return to BJP as agitation anger cools
There are about 16 seats where Patidars are the dominant community, of which nine are in Saurashtra, three in north Gujarat and four in Surat, internal surveys by political parties show.
Updated on Dec 09, 2022 03:58 PM IST
Gujarat election results: AAP plays spoiler, claims win with national status
Gujarat election results: For over three months, the biggest names in the AAP — from party chief Arvind Kejriwal to Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann and Rajya Sabha MP Raghav Chadha — made Gujarat their second home.
Updated on Dec 09, 2022 04:05 PM IST
ByMaulik Pathak and Dipankar Ghose
Gujarat: AAP fails to make a mark; both state party chief, CM face stare at defeat
AAP, which was aiming to replace the Congress as the main opposition party in Gujarat, failed not just to do so, but also in positioning themself as a strong third front
Updated on Dec 08, 2022 04:13 PM IST