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World’s largest cricket stadium renamed ‘Narendra Modi Stadium’
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World’s largest cricket stadium renamed ‘Narendra Modi Stadium’

February 24, 2021

President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the newly revamped Motera Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad, which has been renamed the Narendra Modi Stadium, today. Home Minister Amit Shah and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, along with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary Jay Shah, were also present at the event. The Narendra Modi Stadium…

Veteran Congress MP Ahmed Patel no more
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Veteran Congress MP Ahmed Patel no more

November 25, 2020

New Delhi: Senior Congress MP Ahmed Patel (71), one of Sonia Gandhi’s closest political advisers, died at a Gurugram hospital this morning. The veteran politician, who had identified himself in inner circles of the Gandhi family, had been at Medanta Hospital since his health worsened after a brief illness.   Son of a social worker, Patel…

India becomes a Republic: Somnath Temple in Gujarat, The First General Elections, Bharat Ratna to Nehru
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India becomes a Republic: Somnath Temple in Gujarat, The First General Elections, Bharat Ratna to Nehru

January 25, 2020

By Dr. C.D. Sreenivasa Murthy [Continued from yesterday] The famous Somnath temple was in Junagadh State (or Junagarh, a Princely State in Gujarat) before Independence and was known for its splendour and wealth. It was first plundered and destroyed by Gazni Mahamood in 1025 and subsequently by many more foreign invaders. After India’s Independence and…

Army Major from city saves over 100 lives in flood-hit Gujarat, Rajasthan
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Army Major from city saves over 100 lives in flood-hit Gujarat, Rajasthan

August 29, 2017

Mysuru: An Army Major from Mysuru has done exemplary work during flood rescue operations in Gujarat and Rajasthan. He is Ballachanda Maj. Akshay Thimmaiah, son of Ballachanda Sudha Bopanna and Ballachanda Prakash Bopanna, residents of Kuvempunagar in city. Maj. Akshay Thimmaiah is married to Mundanda Nidhi Ponnamma. Following incessant rains in Gujarat, joint teams from…

GUJARAT RAJYA SABHA SEAT: Ahmed Patel wins after midnight high-drama
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GUJARAT RAJYA SABHA SEAT: Ahmed Patel wins after midnight high-drama

August 9, 2017

Gandhinagar: Congress leader Ahmed Patel snatched a late night victory in the Gujarat Rajya Sabha elections after the Election Commission rejected the votes of two Congress rebel Legislators. Patel, the powerful Political Secretary of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, won by the skin of his teeth. He needed 44 votes to win and he got 44,…

Voting begins for nail-biting Gujarat RS election
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Voting begins for nail-biting Gujarat RS election

August 8, 2017

Gandhinagar: Voting began at 9 this morning in a hall in the Gujarat State Secretariat in Gandhinagar in a Rajya Sabha election that has become a huge prestige battle between the BJP and the Congress. While BJP chief Amit Shah, who makes his debut in Parliament, and Union Minister Smriti Irani will be elected from…

Operation Kamala: Cong. MLAs from Gujarat land in Bengaluru
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Operation Kamala: Cong. MLAs from Gujarat land in Bengaluru

July 29, 2017

Bengaluru: The Congress High Command, worried over the defection of six party MLAs in Gujarat to the BJP in the past couple of days, has shipped 46 of its MLAs to Bengaluru, fearing Operation Kamala. They are expected to stay here till the crucial Rajya Sabha elections on Aug.8. With the re-election of Ahmed Patel,…

Gujarat Class 12 topper renounces world to become a Jain Monk
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Gujarat Class 12 topper renounces world to become a Jain Monk

June 8, 2017

Ahmedabad: Varshil Shah, a 17-year-old, who scored 99.9 percent in Class 12, has decided to renounce the world to become a Jain Monk. A resident of Ahmedabad in Gujarat will take diksha today at a ceremony to be held in Gandhinagar. Varshil, whose family follows Jainism, shuns limelight and keeps to himself. His mother Amiben Shah…

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