Fans urge Dhoni to reconsider decision to retire from Test cricket

Mahendra Singh DhoniRanchi/Vadodara, Jan. 1 - Fans of Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni took to streets in Ranchi and Vadodara yesterday to urge him to reconsider his decision to retire from Test cricket.

" Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not only Jharkhand's, but also India's pride. The players of the Jharkhand State Disabled Cricket Association and other people here are demanding that he change his decision. It is difficult to even think of cricket without him," said Hiten Bharadwaj a fan of Dhoni's who is based in Ranchi.

Gujarat CM Patel appeals to people, NGOs to adopt anganwadis

Anandi-PatelVadodara: In a bid to augment infrastructure at anganwadis in Gujarat and to provide better amenities to children studying there, the state Chief Minister Anandi Patel today appealed to people as well as NGOs to "adopt" such centres.

"About 45 lakh children belonging to poor families are studying at about 50,000 anganwadis where facilities like clean toilets, power supply, pure drinking water etc. Are being provided. Though these children come from poor families, they deserve better amenities," Patel said at a function organised by the Vadodara Municipal Corporation.

Modi's election expenditure in Vadodara stood at Rs 50 lakh

Narendra ModiVadodara: Prime Minister Narendra Modi incurred a total poll expenditure of a little over Rs 50 lakh in Vadodara, one of the two Lok Sabha seats from where he contested and won.

Modi's campaign-related expenses stood at Rs 50,03,598, according to the accounts submitted to the Election Commission office here yesterday by Vadodara Mayor Bharat Shah who was in-charge of the BJP leader's poll expenditure for Vadodara.

According to the details submitted with EC, a major part of the expenses (Rs 25.80 lakh) went towards organising two meetings during Modi's visit to the city - first on April 9 for filing his nomination paper and on May 16

We will take along everyone, says Modi

narendra-modiVadodara (Gujarat), May 16 : In his first comments after the BJP won the Lok Sabha election, its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi made it clear Friday that his government will take everyone along.

"The government belongs to all the people of the country, from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, from Kutch to Kamrup," Modi said days before he will be sworn in as India's next prime minister.

"All the people of this country are ours," he added. "It is our responsibility to take everyone along. A government cannot be of just a few people...

AND launches first store in Vadodara

AND-store-in-VadodaraVadodara, Sep 26 : Contemporary western wear brand AND has unveiled its first exclusive boutique here. It offers diverse collection of western wear like jumpsuits, jeggings, tunics, maxis, and more.

"Store in Vadodara is the brand's 39th store in India. Vadodara is among the fastest growing retail markets in the country and our presence here forms an important part of our growth strategy over the next few years," Anita Dongre, creative director AND, said in a statement.

Children set new world record on Swami Vivekananda’s 150th birth cetenary in Vadodara

s/Swami-Vivekananda-01Vadodara/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.

Alembic Pharmaceuticals Records 12% Rise in Net Profit

Alembic Pharmaceuticals Records 12% Rise in Net ProfitAlembic Pharmaceuticals has announced 12% increase in net profit for first quarter results. The company reported net profit of Rs 30.83 crore for the quarter ending June 2012 compared to June 2011 net profit of Rs 27.56 crore.

The Vadodara based pharmaceutical company has announced entry in dermatology segment with launch of team of 100 people to register better sales volume. Dermatology market has better margins.

Elbow injury threatens Brett Lee''s Test return

Elbow injury threatens Brett Lee''s Test returnVadodara, Oct. 27 : Australian fast bowler Brett Lee''s mystery elbow injury is threatening to derail his Test comeback hopes, reports The Herald Sun.

Australian team physiotherapist Kevin Sims confirmed that apart from Lee, Mitchell Johnson and James Hopes have had scans in Vadodara, and added that Cricket Australia is viewing the injuries to be serious enough to warrant reinforcements.

Oz cricketers Hopes, Lee injured, unsure for second ODI

Oz cricketers Hopes, Lee injured, unsure for second ODIVadodara, Oct. 26 : Australian fast bowler Brett Lee and all-rounder James Hopes are suffering from elbow soreness and a hamstring injury respectively, and are doubtful starters for second one-day international against India to be played in Nagpur on Wednesday.

The Australian quoted cricket team sources as saying that Hopes may not be fit for the Nagpur ODI.

Lee, on the other hand, will need to prove his fitness in order to play in Nagpur, they added.

Batsmen need to perform:, says Dhoni

Batsmen need to perform:, says DhoniVadodra, Oct 25 : India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni blamed his batsmen for their four-run loss to Australia in the opening One-Day International cricket match, but said they will bounce back in the seven-match series.

Chasing 293, India were struggling at 201 for seven, before an inspiring batting effort from Harbhajan Singh and Praveen Kumar brought them within inches of victory. The two added 84 runs for the eighth wicket.

Australia beat India by four runs in first ODI

Australia beat India by four runs in first ODIVadodara, Oct 25 : Harbhajan Singh (49) and Praveen Kumar (40 not out) produced a sensational 84-run partnership, but failed to see India through against Australia in the opening One- day international cricket match here Sunday.

Chasing 293, India finished at 288 for eight.

India looked down and out at 201 for seven, before Harbhajan smashed 49 off 31 balls and Praveen Kumar hit 40 off 32 balls to put India on the brink of victory.

Gautam Gambhir was the top scorer with 68 runs.

India challenge Australia for ODI top spot

India challenge Australia for ODI top spotVadodara, Oct 24 : There is an air of excitement as the seven-match India-Australia series gets underway here Sunday. The teams have a lot to play for as both will be fighting it out to be the number one One-Day side.

The series has also acquired significance because of the ongoing debate over the future of One-Day cricket in the light of the surge of Twenty20. But the poor turnout for the just-concluded Champions League might have saved the 50-overs cricket. And if the series goes to the wire then the format will get a fresh lease of life.

Length of ODI series will provide opportunity to bounce back: Dhoni

Mahendra Singh DhoniVadodara, Oct 24: In contrast to Australian captain Ricky Ponting’s view on the length of the seven-game ODI series between India and Australia, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday said that the “long series” would provide an opportunity for teams to bounce back.

Ponting had earlier questioned the logic behind playing a long series citing that the team that had already wrapped up the rubber will find it difficult to maintain focus.

Yuvraj a doubtful starter for Vadodara ODI

Yuvraj a doubtful starter for Vadodara ODIVadodara, Oct 24 : Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh is a doubtful starter for the opening game of the seven-match ODI series against Australia on Sunday after failing to recover from a finger injury.

Yuvraj had injured a finger during the Champions Trophy held in South Africa last month.

Selectors anticipated that he would recover soon following which he was been named in the 15-player squad to play in the series.

“All I can say is that Yuvraj will surely be available for the second match,” skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni told a news conference on Saturday.

Nobel laureate’s department struggles for students

Vadodara’s Maharaja Sayajirao UniversityAn alumnus from Vadodara’s Maharaja Sayajirao University may have given India its latest Nobel laureate, but the department of physics, where V. Ramakrishnan learnt the basics, is struggling to attract students.

“While we are happy that our students has achieved a global honour, the declining interest for basic sciences among students is a cause for worry,” Professor AC Sharma, head, department of physics told Hindustan Times.

Shootout on train in Gujarat, one dead

Shootout on train in Gujarat, one deadVadodara (Gujarat), Oct 4  A shootout on a packed running train in Gujarat following a tiff between a passenger and a rail staffer over bill payment left a youth dead and another injured, police said Sunday.

The incident occurred at around 11.30 p. m. Saturday in the general compartment of the Gorakhpur-Mumbai Awadh Express near Vadodara, said Vadodara Government Railway Police Inspector D. J. Choudhary.

Guj students attempt world record with 4.2 km painting on Gandhi Jayanti

Guj students attempt world record with 4.2 km painting on Gandhi JayantiVadodara, Oct. 2 : Around 7,500 students in Vadodara city of Gujarat, made a 4.2 kilometres long painting to enter the Guinness Book of World Records on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s 140th birth anniversary on Friday.

The painting highlights and draws public attention on traffic rules and road mannerism as its theme.

Municipal school students along with other school students, fine arts students and around 500 specially-abled students participated in the event organised to mark the

One more pregnant woman dies of Swine flu in Gujarat’s Vadodara city

rajasthanSwine turned more deadly on Wednesday as another pregnant woman died of deadly virus in Vadodara, taking the death toll in Gujarat to 9.

It is learnt that a 23-year-old pregnant woman named Bhavya Dave, admitted to SSG hospital in Vadodara on August 29 died on Wednesday night.

Confirming the development, Ravi Saxena, Principal Secretary (health) said: "Twenty-three years old Bhavya Dave, who was seven months pregnant, died at SSG hospital in Vadodara last night. She had tested positive for swine flu."

L&T Infrastructure extends credit of Rs 50 crore to Diamond Power

L&T Diamond Power Infrastructure Limited (DPIL), formally known as Diamond Cables Limited, has informed that L&T Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd has agreed to extend a Credit of Rs 50 Crore to part finance Company's expansion project into Low Tensions Cable, High Tension Cables, Extra High Voltage Cables and Transmission Tower.

It should be recalled that the said project is already being financed by Axis Bank Ltd and Bank of India.

Vadodra-based, Diamond Power Infrastructure engages in the manufacture and distribution of power cables and conductors, and all aluminum alloy conductors in India.

Docs Remove 2 Pound Hair Lump From Girl’s Stomach

Docs Remove 2 Pound Lump Of Hair From Girl’s Stomach Doctors in Vadodara operated upon a 13-year-old girl on Thursday to remove a big lump of hair in her stomach measuring 50 cm.

After complaining of abdomen pain, Chandan Bariya of Sankariya village of Limkheda Taluka was admitted to the clinic of paediatric Samir Brahmbhatt.

After conducting tests, the doctors came to know that the girl was suffering from a rare psychological disorder known as Rapunzel syndrome, in which, a child pulls one’s hair out and then eat it. The condition normally occurs in teenage girls.

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