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Jamnagars luxury fountain pens write history

Luxury writing instruments are mostly identified with the west or far east, but this pen maker, hailing from Jamnagar, has made his mark among fountain pen enthusiasts across the globe. Kanakhara family business has today crossed borders and even continents.

26 May 2022 3:29 am
Con man who escaped from custody nabbed in Tarsali

Three days after he escaped from the custody of Manjalpur police here, cheating accused Harshil Limbachiya was nabbed from Tarsali area and handed over to the police.

26 May 2022 3:29 am
Paatil wants drive against stray cattle

BJP state unit president C R Paatil on Wednesday said that he had taken up the issue of stray cattle menace in the city with the Vadodara mayor and has asked for a drive to be taken up against cattle.

26 May 2022 3:29 am
Jignesh Mevani challenges BJP to recreate campus like MSU

Lambasting the BJP government for arresting him over a mere tweet, Independent MLA Jignesh Mevani on Wednesday said, Instead of focussing on development issues, the BJP resorts to such tactics.

26 May 2022 3:29 am
Cow hits 2-wheeler, minor girl injured

A nine-year-old girl was injured in an accident involving a cow in the Koyali area on the outskirts of the city. This is the second incident of its kind involving bovines in the city since Sunday even as other similar incidents have been reported in the region.

25 May 2022 3:49 am
Gujarat: Meagre salary turns lab technician into a killer

The murder of a businessman in Dahod has turned out to the handiwork of a qualified laboratory technician, who took the contract to eliminate him, due to financial crunch and meagre salary.

25 May 2022 3:49 am
Barodian chronicles all 2,845 songs of Laxmikant-Pyarelal duo

On Laxmikant Kudalkars death anniversary, audiences in the US and Canada are being treated to some of the best musical hits belted out by the famed musical duo Laxmikant-Pyarelal, better known as LP.

25 May 2022 3:48 am
Vadodara city NRI from SA infected with Omicrons BA.5 sub-variant

The first case of BA.5 sub-variant of omicron variant of Covid-19 was detected in the state of an NRI who travelled to Vadodara city from South Africa where the variant was first identified. The variant has been classified as a variant of concern.

25 May 2022 3:47 am
Cheating accused gets bail before UP cop arrest him

It was an embarrassing moment for the police when the Uttar Pradesh (UP) cops came to the city for arresting an accused. The man who UP police were looking for was allowed to leave by the Manjalpur police on bail on Sunday night.

24 May 2022 3:54 am
Woman ex-bootlegger to sell ice cream instead of liquor

As a part of an initiative to rehabilitate women bootleggers, the Anand district police has ensured that a woman, who used to eek out a living by selling liquor, now sells ice cream. A drive-through ice cream parlour that will be operated by the woman will be inaugurated on Tuesday.

24 May 2022 3:54 am
Cow attacks woman in Anand

A video of a woman being attacked by a cow has gone viral in Anand. The Anand municipality presently has no system of impounding cattle and is planning to have in place one soon.

24 May 2022 3:54 am
Summer respite: Narmada water released into Ajwa

The Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) started getting Narmada water in the Ajwa reservoir from Monday.

24 May 2022 3:54 am
Lion cubs out of enclosure at SOU after three months

Till a few days ago, the enclosure of lions in Safari Park at the Statue of Unity (SOU) used to echo with roars of the big cats. But since Sunday, the purring sound of two lion cubs is drawing the tourists to the park.

24 May 2022 3:53 am
Alavi Bohra girls shine in goodminton

It was downright professional badminton that 16-year-old Aafiya Lokhandwala had played while smashing and dropping the shuttlecock in a tournament in the city on Sunday. And, her skills not only stunned her opponents but also helped her clinch the Player of the Tournament award.

23 May 2022 3:49 am
Idols row: Mayor visits spot

A day after the row over idols from small temples that were found in an artificial pond in Navlakhi compound, mayor Keyur Rokadia visited the spot on Sunday. Rokadia met advocate Niraj Jain who staged a dharna near the idols on Saturday night and did not budge till Sunday morning.

23 May 2022 3:49 am
City logs 9 new cases, active tally 44

The city on Sunday registered nine new cases of Covid-19. The citys share in cases was more than half of the total number of cases that the state registered in the past 24 hours ending on Sunday. The state registered 15 fresh cases of Covid-19.

23 May 2022 3:49 am
MSU yet to issue notification to hire temporary teachers

Even as M S University has slipped into vacation mode and it is heading towards a new academic session, the university seems to be simply lacking behind when it comes to preparing in advance for the new session. The new academic session at the university will start in mid-June.

23 May 2022 3:49 am
Idols discovered near artificial pond

A row was raked up after idols and the remains of small temples were found near the artificial pond prepared in Navalakhi Ground by the Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) on Saturday late in the evening.

22 May 2022 3:38 am
City dermatologist elected as intl board member of EADV

Senior dermatologist from Vadodara Dr Shyam B Verma has been elected as an international board member of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) one of the leading global associations that organises the second largest annual conferences on dermatology.

22 May 2022 3:37 am
4,000 invertebrates in MSU collection

MS Universitys Department of Zoology has the largest collection of invertebrates in entire western India. On the eve of International Day for Biological Diversity which falls on Sunday, the department said that it has a collection of nearly 4,000 invertebrates and about 500 vertebrates.

22 May 2022 3:37 am
Dead fish surface again in Sursagar

The Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) may have spent crores on sprucing up Sursagar, but it does not seem to have helped the ponds aquatic life. For the second time within a month dead fish have surfaced in the pond on Friday. The Sursagar pond was rejuvenated at a cost of Rs 38 crore.

22 May 2022 3:36 am
Traditional rural living to guide world in climate crisis

Indias traditional rural way of living has been providing lessons to the world community as it faces the climate change crisis, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Saturday.

22 May 2022 3:36 am
Barodians and their pets can hang out at this caf

For families having pets, weekend outings were always a challenging issue with many places being off limits for the four-legged members.

21 May 2022 3:49 am
Guj gives positiveenergy to visitors

Defence minister Rajnath Singh called Gujarat, the centre of religious, social, spiritual and economic consciousness. Speaking at the youth conclave organized by the Karelibaug Swaminarayan temple, Singh said that the state gives its visitors positive energy.

21 May 2022 3:49 am
736gm whale vomit seized, six caught in Anand

Special operation group (SOG) of Anand district arrested six persons with two pieces of whale vomit weighing 736 grams estimated to be worth Rs 73.60 lakh. The sale of sperm whale puke is deemed illegal under the Wildlife Protection Act.

21 May 2022 3:49 am
Sharpshooter still at large, but Anthonys close associate nabbed

The detection of crime branch (DCB) has nabbed a close associate of sharpshooter Anil alias Anthony Gangwani from Sayaji Park Road in the city. Deepak Sharma, a resident of New VIP Road, had been on the run for several months.

21 May 2022 3:49 am
Panic after ST bus catches fire

A state transport bus caught fire on a busy road in Lunavada in Mahisagar district. While the incident led to a panic, the fire did not spread out of the bus and was limited to the cabin.

21 May 2022 3:49 am
In challenges, India gives hope: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called upon the countrys youth to devote at least 75 hours to the country till August 15, 2023 as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations.

20 May 2022 3:40 am
Cheating, harassment plaint against instant loan app

The cybercrime sleuths in city received another complaint of cheating with regard to an instant loan app.

20 May 2022 3:40 am
2,200 liquor bottles seized from tempo

vadodara the detection of crime branch dcb has seized liquor stock worth rs 5 lakh from the city based on information cops checked a tempo parked on the national highway 48 near tarsali crossroads on wednesday night and found the stock hidden underneath rubber seats the tempo driver wasnt to be seen anywhere cops seized 2200 bottles in all along with 130 pieces of rubber seats the tempo driver...

20 May 2022 3:40 am
Two cops harass woman in group tour, plaint filed

A woman from Dakor has registered an offence against two policemen alleging sexual harassment while she was on a tour to Vaishno Devi and other places. She claimed that the accused had troubled her throughout the tour that lasted for about a week.

20 May 2022 3:40 am
12 new Covid cases in Ahmedabad, 128 active patients

The city on Thursday recorded 12 new Covid cases, among the lowest in the past few days. With the discharge of 19 patients, the number of active cases reached 128. Gujarat recorded 19 cases and discharge of 27 patients, taking the active cases to 204.

20 May 2022 3:20 am
Notice to VMC over expenses

Leader of the opposition Congress in Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) has served a legal notice to the civic body regarding the expenses made on vehicles issued to the civic body functionaries and the money spent on refreshments.

19 May 2022 3:55 am
Postpone ban on plastic straws

As the deadline to implement the ban on single-use plastic comes into force from July, large beverage firms, both global and domestic, have urged the centre to exempt plastic straws from the ban.

19 May 2022 3:55 am
No summer vacation at MSUs arts faculty

It is not just students of first year BCom (honours) who will not have summer vacation. The vacation period of teachers and students of M S Universitys Faculty of Arts has also been cancelled.

19 May 2022 3:55 am
Man charred to death in car inferno in Gujarat

A 68-year-old man died of severe burns after his car caught fire on the outskirts of the city on Wednesday. The incident occurred early in the morning when Haresh Amin was driving his car on the Sindhrot Road.The car suddenly went off the road and rammed into a big pipe.

19 May 2022 3:55 am
IPS officers people-friendly tweet wins hearts in Dahod

ASP office and police stations are yours. Come, sit, have water and tell us how we can be of help. This was a tweet by Jhalod assistant superintendent of police (ASP), Vijay Singh Gurjar, on Tuesday.

19 May 2022 3:55 am
Compulsory e-classes to ruin students summer break

At a time when MS Universitys students and teachers are officially observing summer vacation, students of BCom (honours) will, however, have to attend online classes.

18 May 2022 3:55 am
Black trap quarry owners end strike after assurance from government

Black trap quarry owners in the state withdrew their strike after assurance from the state government to take care of their demands at the earliest.

18 May 2022 3:54 am
First Covid hospitalization after March 24 in Vadodara

For the first time after March 24, a Covid-19 patient was hospitalized in the city. The patient is a prison inmate with no serious symptoms.After the inmate tested positive, he was admitted at the SSG Hospital as he had comorbid conditions though without showing any major symptoms.

18 May 2022 3:54 am
Kinjal Parmar does MSU proud with her golden integrity

Her calculation of the odds of the valuable item falling in wrong hands outweighed her initial hesitancy and her integrity shone brighter than the gold chain that Kinjal Parmar, a final year student of MSc mathematics of Faculty of Science at MS University when she took care to restore the

18 May 2022 3:54 am
Key accused in cricket betting racket held in Vadodara

Sleuths of the prevention of crime branch (PCB) has arrested one of the key accused in cricket betting scam in the city.

18 May 2022 3:54 am
Eight patients undergo mini CABG

vadodara eight patients including three from gujarat and adhya pradesh mp underwent minimal invasive coronary artery bypass surgery cabg at a citybased hospital minimally invasive heart surgery is done to treat a variety of heart conditions unlike the conventional open heart surgery which is done by cutting the sternum the breast bone in mini cabg a small incision cut is made on the right side of the right side of the patients chest to reach the heart between the ribs.

18 May 2022 3:54 am
Petrol pump staff stages robbery to repay debt, 4 held

An alleged robbery of Rs 11.84lakh at a petrol pump in Devgadh Baria town of Dahod district has turned out to be an incident staged by the staffers of the pump to do away with cash to settle a debt. Four persons were arrested in connection with the offence.

18 May 2022 3:54 am
Gujarati woman among USs top AI minds

A native of Thasra in Kheda district, Vini Jaiswal wanted to pursue information technology (IT) as she found the field fascinating. Her passion also led her to the US where she shifted in 2010 to study Masters of Science in Information Technology and Management.

18 May 2022 3:54 am
Vadodara gears up to organize garbas this Navratri

Even though its still a good four months away, but with Covid-19 ebbing, Navratri organizers in the city, especially those who hold mega events in the garba capital, are already gearing up to greet the nine-night revelry in style this season.

18 May 2022 3:53 am
Meeting inconclusive, quarry strike to continue

The meeting between members of the Gujarat Blackstone Quarry Industries Association (GBQIA) and the geology and minerals department remained inconclusive on Monday.

17 May 2022 3:46 am
Instant loan: Woman repays, still harassed

A 28-year-old woman has filed a complaint of cheating and harassment at cybercrime police station. Asha Patel (name changed) had downloaded a mobile app and had taken loan between April 29 and May 5 this year.

17 May 2022 3:45 am
VMC spent 6.5L in 13 mths on snacks, tea

Reply to an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act by an activist has revealed that Rs 6.5 lakh was spent by the Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) in 13 months on refreshments, tea and coffee for the offices of four elected functionaries of the civic body.

17 May 2022 3:45 am
NSD needs to expand, says director

Indias premier theatre-training institute, the National School of Drama (NSD), feels the need to expand itself. Against an estimated population of 1.38 billion, NSD, fully funded by Government of Indias ministry of culture, offers just 26 seats to aspirants.

17 May 2022 3:45 am