Articles by Maulik Pathak
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
In Ahmedabad’s Juhapura, voters say they are shunned, focusing on education
Juhapura is located on Ahmedabad’s outskirts and has been described as India’s largest Muslim ghetto with a population of about 500,000
Updated on Dec 05, 2022 11:23 AM IST
Verdict sealed for 89 seats in Gujarat’s high-stakes Phase-1
Over 23,976,670 people across 89 constituencies in the battleground regions of Saurashtra and South Gujarat voted on Thursday in the first phase of the assembly elections and recorded a provisional turnout of over 60.47%.
Updated on Dec 04, 2022 01:47 PM IST
ByMaulik Pathak and Amit Cowper, Ahmedabad/surat
Stage set for voting in Phase 1 of high-stakes Gujarat elections
Eighty-nine of Gujarat’s 182 seat assembly will go to the polls on Thursday, with the BJP hoping to consolidate its position in a region it faced some reverses five years ago, and safeguard its bastion from the Congress and the AAP, which is looking to make gains in its maiden outing.
Updated on Dec 01, 2022 03:48 PM IST
Gujarat assembly polls: AAP pulls out all stops in Surat
The AAP hopes to replicate its successes in the 2021 civic polls in the city when it replaced Congress as the second-biggest party and secured about 28% of the vote share
Published on Nov 30, 2022 01:01 PM IST
ByMaulik Pathak and Melvyn Thomas
Gujarat elections: Congress banks on ‘silent’ drive with focus on key candidates
Compared to the BJP and AAP, the low-key campaign of Congress in Gujarat, especially in Saurashtra where it won 28 seats out of 48 in 2017, may throw up some surprises. The BJP won 19, while one went to the Nationalist Congress Party.
Updated on Nov 28, 2022 05:18 AM IST
ByMaulik Pathak, Jamnagar/rajkot
In Gujarat, BJP promises 20 lakh jobs, Uniform Civil Code implementation
In the manifesto, BJP also promised 1 litre of edible oil four times a year and 1 kg subsidised chana per month at subsidised rates through the PDS system to the people of Gujarat
Updated on Nov 26, 2022 01:57 PM IST
Gujarat elections: Spotlight on AAP’s CM face in high-stakes battle
A former television journalist, Gadhvi entered politics last year and will contest his first election; he is pitted against sitting MLA Vikram Madam of the Congress, and BJP's Murubhai Bera.
Updated on Nov 26, 2022 04:53 AM IST
ByMaulik Pathak, Khambhaliya/jamnagar
Gujarat polls: BJP faces resentment over nominations of Congress turncoats
The BJP is worried the rebels could eat into its votes, which could be crucial in the event of a triangular contest involving Congress and Aam Aadmi Party as well
Published on Nov 25, 2022 10:02 AM IST