Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Surat fire tragedy, three arrested, three officials suspended

Mukesh Puri, Principal Secretary of Urban Development, submitted his primary investigation report to Chief Minister on fire tragedy incident that recently occurred in Surat. Later, Puri, apprising the media persons about the details of his submitted report, said that in reference to the report in a high-level meeting was held in Gandhinagar in wh...

Now, top Gujarat “litterateur” close to Modi says: Godse w...

Saturday, May 25, 2019 By Rajiv Shah A little over a week after Prime Minister Narendra Modi criticized BJP candidate from Bhopal Pragya Thakur for calling Nathuram Godse a patriot saying he would never forgive her for the remark, a top Sangh Parivar ideologue, known to close to Modi in Gujarat, has supported her, saying her statement should be...

Forensic experts will assist investigation to reach cause of fire inc...

With a view to have firsthand information and inspection, Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Vijaybhai Rupani today made a spot visit of the fire incident that occurred at a tuition class in Surat city. In response to the occurrence of incident, the Chief Minister has issued orders to make inquiries to find out that the sufficient fire safety measures and...

No minority community midday meal scheme cook-cum-helper in Gujarat: G...

CV News/ Monday, May 20, 2019 A Government of India fact-sheet, released late last year on the midday meal scheme across India, has been brought to light to show that Gujarat is one of the two major states with zero minority community cook-cum-helpers. The other state is Chhattisgarh. In the country as a whole, out of a total of 25,12,111 cook-c...

As Narmada goes dry, environmentalist asks: Where’s Gujarat govt...

CV News/ Friday, May 17, 2019Senior Ahmedabad-based environmentalist Mahesh Pandya has sharply criticised the Gujarat government for failing to come up with water policy despite "grim" situation across the state. Pandya, who heads Paryavaran Mitra, told a seminar jointly called by the Gujarat Institute for Civil Engineers and Architects and Public ...

Jurisdiction And Functions Of Lokpal

The Lokpal has jurisdiction to inquire into allegations of corruption against anyone who is or has been Prime Minister, or a Minister in the Union government, or a Member of Parliament, as well as officials of the Union Government under Groups A, B, C and D. Also covered are chairpersons,members, officers and directors of any board, corporation, so...

Suspend senior cop Falguni Patel for “abusing” Dalits

CV News/ Tuesday, May 14, 2019 Jignesh Mevani, Gujarat Dalit rights leader and MLA, has demanded that the state government should immediately suspend Aravalli district's deputy superintendent of police Falguni Patel for allegedly abusing Dalits in Khambisar village after people from the dominant caste stalled a Dalit wedding procession, leading to ...

The highest increases in crimes in eight states with Gujarat

Counterview Desk In their joint submission to the United Nations Human Rights Committee to meet for the listing of adoption of list of issues at its 126th session, July 1-26, 2019, top Dalit rights organizations have taken strong exception to, among other things, "disproportional application of death sentencing by the judiciary of minorities, such...

Dalit wedding processions row: Rights leaders question Gujarat CM̵...

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 Martin Macwan, Jignesh Mevani By Our Representative Addressing media in the wake of a series of incidents -- in which dominant rural castes stopped Dalit wedding processions to pass through village streets -- rights leaders Jignesh Mevani, an independent MLA of Gujarat state assembly, and Martin Macwan, founder of Gujarat...

LS Candidates with Criminal Background

Criminal Background · Candidates with Criminal Cases: 170(19%) out of 909 candidates analysed have declared criminal cases against themselves. · Candidates with Serious Criminal Cases: 127(14%) out of 909 candidates analysed have declared serious criminal cases against themselves. · Candidates with Declared Convicted Cases: 5 candidates ha...

The government’s performance score on the top 10 voters’ priorities is...

The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) commissioned perhaps the largest ever Voter Survey in any country. The survey was conducted between October 2018 and December 2018, prior to the General Elections to the Lok Sabha 2019. It covered 534 Lok Sabha constituencies with 2,73,487 voters participating in this exercise spread among various demogr...

Sexual harassment allegation: President of India told to ask CJI to ab...

CV News/ Monday, May 13, 2019 The Movement for Secular Democracy (MSD), a Gujarat-based rights organization has, in a memorandum, asked the President of India to intervene and protect the credibility of the Supreme Court following the recent incident of allegations of sexual harassment on the Chief Justice of India (CJI). The memorandum says, “To...

India’s 80% construction sites “unsafe”, deaths 20 t...

Sunday, May 12, 2019 By Rajiv Shah The Government of India may be seeking to project India’s construction sector as the country’s second-largest employer of the country after agriculture, providing jobs to more than 44 million people, and contributing nearly 9% to the national GDP, yet, ironically, its workforce is more unprotected than any oth...

Congress separated itself from anti-Sikh mob, Modi became friend of ri...

CV News/ Sunday, May 12, 2019 The "Time" magazine, which is making headlines for calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi "divider in chief", is surprisingly soft on the Congress for the party's alleged participation in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Pointing out that the country has "a long history of politically instigated sectarian riots, most notabl...

Why did Govt of India maintain ominous silence in PepsiCo case against...

CV News/ Friday, May 10, 2019 PepsiCo India Holdings Ltd, which withdrew their legal suits against the farmers at the Commercial Court of Ahmedabad and the district court of Modasa, have done it under intense public and political pressure, farmers’ rights groups have asserted in a statement, warning, this in no way means that the public campaign...