Some have started comparing the developing situation in the Mandal Becharaji belt in Gujarat, which has been notified as special investment region (SIR), to what happened in Singur, West Bengal against Tata Motors.
A group of cable operators in Gujarat are planning to hold a meeting with the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting officials in New Delhi on Thursday to urge them to extend the deadline for the digitalisation process in the state.
Increasing pressure on the common man, the electricity is expected to cost 34 paise per unit more in the western state of Gujarat.
The increase comes after an order on price restructuring was passed by the Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) today. An official statement released today pointed out that the families in the below poverty level (BPL) category will not be affected with the increase inn electricity prices in the state.
The state government in Gujarat has claimed that the a host of memorandums of understanding (MoUs) for Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) totalling about $ 876 billion were signed during the five editions of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summits from 2003 to 2011.
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has praised several women entrepreneurial models that have seen phenomenon success in Gujarat and beyond.
Modi said that Jasuben Pizza is capturing a large market share in the state of Gujarat. Jasuben Pizza was started by the lady with the same name in early forties, after others started to appreciate it when she prepared pizzas for her children. The vegetarian pizzas are known for their Gujraati taste and are well known in the state.
Gandhinagar/New Delhi, April 2 : The Narendra Modi government Tuesday introduced a bill in the Gujarat assembly which seeks to create a multi-member Lokayukta and dilute the primacy of the governor in the appointment of the anti-corruption ombudsman.
His Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) defended the bill, noting that the chief minister will come under its ambit while the Congress accused the party of "double standards" and creating obstacles in the appointment of Lokayukta.
Ahmedabad, March 28 : A delegation from the US House of Representatives and business leaders Thursday met Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, and lauded development in the state under his watch.
The meeting assumes significance as the US has been denying Modi a visa for his alleged role in the 2002 Gujarat riots.
Only recently, an invitation to speak at the Wharton India Economic Forum in the US was withdrawn when students and faculty of the University of Pennsylvania protested Modi's inclusion in the event.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has maintained that Modi has never sought a visa, in the first place.
Ahmadabad, Feb 18 : Emphasizing on the urgent need to expedite the wheels of justice, Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir said a major problem being faced in delivery of criminal justice was delay and the entire process takes almost 15-16 years.
Delivering Justice P. D. Desai memorial lecture here on Sunday on `Administration of Criminal Justice', Justice Kabir said: "Today a major problem is delay where the entire process, from the time when an offence is registered to the stage of final conviction, takes almost 15 to 16 years."
Ahmedabad, Feb. 6 : Gujarat Congress President Arjun Modhwadia on
Wednesday lashed out at Chief Minister Narendra Modi for raising issues
such as Narmada river and gas pricing with Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan
Singh, and said playing politics and doing nothing in this regard has
been the catch phrase of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Government in the state.
Modhwadia said chief ministers of every
state could meet the Prime Minister and hold discussions with him on
UltraTech Cement, a unit of Aditya Birla Group, has started discussions for acquiring an incomplete cement plant located in the state of Gujarat of ABG Cement, according to the reports.
According to a person closer to the matter, the company has appointed investment banking arm of Axis Bank, Axis Capital for advice on the deal to acquire the cement plant. UltraTech Cement has reportedly expressed interest in completing the project and expanding its cement business.
Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, the country's largest carmaker, will build two manufacturing facilities in Gujarat.
The carmaker is reportedly directly acquiring a 480-acre plot of land near Ughroz and Ukarade villages in Gujarat from farmers. This plot of land is in addition to the 700-acre plot at Mehsana that the Gujarat government has already allotted to the company for a manufacturing facility.
To finalize its Gujarat plans, the company's Japanese parent Suzuki Motor Corp. Chairman Osamu Suzuki is making an unusual trip to India this week.
New Delhi/Ahmedabad, Jan 18 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders staged a protest on Friday over the Congress-led UPA Government''s move to de-regulate the diesel price, and demanded a rollback.
The protestors in New Delhi raised slogans against the government, and accused it of being insensitive towards the people of the country.
"People are being looted in the name of economic policies. The cause of this inflation is the corrupt practices of the government. The people have to bear the brunt of all this. The move to deregulate diesel is in a way directly affecting the people," said Delhi BJP President Vijender Gupta.
Vadodara/Bhopal/New Delhi, Jan 12 : On the 150th birthday of Hindu philosopher Swami Vivekananda on Saturday, children in Vadodara, Gujarat, set a new world record by forming the largest human torch.
Over 1500 students came together and created a new Guinness World Record.
The Ramakrishna Mission, founded by Swami Vivekananda, had planned a series of programmes to commemorate the occasion, including a number of cultural programmes, essay writing competitions for college students will make presentations on Swami Vivekananda''s message to the youth.
Gandhinagar, Jan 8 : Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the ''Vibrant Gujarat Global Trade Show 2013'' would open doors to strengthen old business relations, which would contribute to the growth of the economy.
"All the trade shows, which have been organized were not only to lure the visitors but to ensure that it acted as a catalytic agent to promote business. It is over that business worth billions of rupees takes place," said Modi, who inaugurated the ''Vibrant Gujarat Global Trade Show 2013'' here.
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has urged trade & industry representatives to become partners in the state’s growth rather than being mere spectators.
Mr. Modi met more than five hundred people representing various trade and industry associations over high-tea and urged welcomed them to make the most of this year’s Vibrant Gujarat Global Investment Summit.
Gandhinagar, Jan 2 : The Narendra Modi-led government in Gujarat on Wednesday said that it would implement the Supreme Court''s judgement to uphold State Governor Kamla Beniwal''s decision to appoint Justice (retired) R A Mehta as Gujarat Lokayukta.
"We will soon implement the Supreme Court judgement on Lokayukta," said Gujarat Law Minister Bhupindersinh Chudasama.
"The Supreme Court has accepted Gujarat government''s contention that governor has to act as per the advice of the council of ministers," he added.
Ahmedabad, Dec 26 - Narendra Modi Wednesday took oath as Gujarat's chief minister for the fourth time after leading the BJP to a sweeping win in assembly elections.
Governor Kamla Beniwal administered the oath of office and secrecy to the Bharatiya Janata Party leader, who has ruled Gujarat since 2001, at the Sardar Patel Stadium here.
Among those present on the occasion were BJP leaders Nitin Gadkari and Sushma Swaraj, Chief Ministers J. Jayalalithaa of Tamil Nadu and Parkash Singh Badal of Punjab, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and MNS chief Raj Thackeray. (IANS)
India's largest passenger car maker, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd has said that it is aiming to create a production capacity of 1.5 million vehicles per annum in the state of Gujarat.
The company had earlier said that its plant in the state will have an initial annual capacity of 250,000 units and indicated that the future expansion would depend upon the market conditions in the country. Maruti Suzuki currently has an installed capacity of 1.75 million vehicles per annum at Gurgaon and Manesar plants together.
Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) has acquired an additional 500 acres of land in Mandal taluka of Ahmedabad district in order to expand its manufacturing facility in the state and increase production capacity.
Responding to Election Commission's harsh comments on the government's decision to implement the Direct Cash Transfer Scheme (DCT) during election time in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, the ruling Congress claimed that the commission hadn't snubbed the government, but just asked it to delay the implementation of the scheme.