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AHMEDABAD: A statement from the Admission Committee for Professional Postgraduate Medical Educational Courses (ACPPGMEC) on Saturday said that 508 students have been allotted colleges in the mop-up round of admissions in postgraduate courses such as MD, MS, MDS and diploma. In all, 443 students have been allotted seats in MD, MS and Diploma courses. At the end of the second round, 453 of the total 1,538 seats for MD, MS and Diploma had remained vacant. Sixty-five students have been allotted seats in the MDS course. Students will have to confirm their admissions by November 28.
Ahmedabad: A certificate of merit was awarded to Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) on the occasion of National Voters Day 2023 by chief election commissioner of Gujarat Sanjay Prasad, which was received by Pathik Patwari, the president of GCCI. GCCI was given the award as it contributed to raising voting awareness during the assembly election in Gujarat in 2022. The certificate has been awarded in recognition of conscientious efforts on behalf of Election Commission of India in the Industry Association Category, GCCI said in a statement. tnn
AHMEDABAD: Installation charges for utility lines - whether overhead or undeground - will see a steep increase as the apex planning body of the city, the Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (Auda), has resolved to charge as much as 15 times the jantri rates for land on which electric poles or towers are installed. Earlier, Auda had no policy to charge utility companies for cables. For this, it examined the policies of Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) and Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC). Auda's policy was finalized by its land disposable and price fixing committee. In Ahmedabad city and Auda areas, market prices of commercial plots were found to be between 5.33 and 22.72 times higher than the 2011 jantri rates. The Auda board resolved on January 7 that a one-time licence fee of Rs 100 per metre for overhead and underground high tension cables and Rs 50 per metre for LT cables would be charged. AUDA stated in the proposal that GIDC's policy is that if a power company needs underground cable passage or installing of poles or towers over GIDC land, it was charged 10% of distribution charges, for a period of 10 years. After that, Right of Use (ROU) charges are 10% for every subsequent year. If the cable passes through saleable GIDC land, it is charged 100% of the jantri rate for the area that it utilizes. In AMC areas, Getco and other power companies are charged a one-time licence fee of Rs 100 per running metre for high-tension and overhead cables, and Rs 50 per running metre for low-tension cable. "Auda earlier had a policy for telecom companies installing cables below footpaths, dividers and junctions, and a one-time charge that was 40 per cent of jantri rate was charged, but ownership of the land remained that of the authority," said a senior Auda official.
The Ahmedabad crime branch had swung into action after the letter. (Representational)Ahmedababad: Four persons, including one from Uttar Pradesh, have been detained by the Gujarat Police for allegedly threatening to carry out serial bomb blasts in Ahmedabad city on the Republic Day on Thursday, an official said.The action was taken based on a letter received two days back by the Ahmedabad police commissioner's office, in which the threat of serial bomb blasts was given, the senior official of the city crime branch said.The Ahmedabad crime branch had swung into action after the letter, he said."The sender of the letter threatened to carry out bomb blasts at different places in Ahmedabad, including at the railway station and bus stand, on the Republic Day on Thursday. Following a probe, four persons have been detained for questioning," the official said.While three persons were detained from Ahmedabad, the fourth one named Om Prakash was held by the Uttar Pradesh Police from Ballia district after getting a tip-off from the crime branch here about his role, he said, adding that a team has been sent to UP to take his custody.PromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.com"A preliminary probe has revealed that Om Prakash from Ballia is the key accused in sending this threat letter, which turned out to be a hoax. We are yet to find out the exact motive behind this act," the official said.(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)Featured Video Of The DayBihar's Migrant Labourers Turn Entrepreneurs After Covid Lockdown
AHMEDABAD: Eight individuals from Gujarat were awarded the Padma award in 2023, including noted architect BV Doshi and Areez Khambatta, founder of Rasna.The honours list for 2023 was announced on the eve of Republic Day.Padma Vibhushan, the second-highest civilian award, was posthumously given to Doshi who passed away on January 24.Read AlsoShaper of modern Indian architecture BV Doshi no moreWell-known architect and Padma Bhushan awardee Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi, 95, who worked with 20th century architecture legends such as Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn, breathed his last at his residence in Ahmedabad on Tuesday morning. B V Doshi is considered a pioneer in modernist and brutalistAreez Khambatta, the founder of Rasna, received posthumous Padma Shri honours.Other awardees include Hemant Chauhan, Bhanubhai Chitara, Mahipat Kavi, Hirabai Lobi, Prof Mahendra Pal, and Paresh Rathwa.City-based architecture community was elated with the news of Doshi getting the award. The community members said the award would provide a new dimension to several homage events planned this fortnight. He was conferred with Padma Bhushan in 2020.Piruz Khambatta, the Rasna chairman, told TOI, “I am really happy and proud that my father has been given this award. He has served the nation in all ways possible – be it through business, philanthropy or civil service. He was long associated with Home Guards, too”.Hirabai Lobi, 62, is a Jambur-based matriarch of the Sidi community known for her social work for the community.“My work speaks for me – except Covid pandemic, which also took a major toll on my health, I have been constantly on the mission to ensure that the community children go to school and the women learn how to remain self-reliant. The award has given me a boost to do better,” she told TOI.Hemant Chauhan is a well-known Gujarati Bhajan singer. His son Mayur told TOI that the family was elated with the news.“The congratulatory calls and messages have continued to pour in. We are happy that his 40 years of service to the folk music of Gujarat is recognised with the award,” he said.Pallavi Vyas, daughter of Mahipat Kavi, 92, said that her father has been associated with the art of puppetry for over seven decades.“For him, the medium is not just a performance, it transcends boundaries of conventional entertainment as the puppets talk about education and social issues,” she said, adding that almost all his children and grandchildren are active in puppetry to keep the art alive.While Prof Mahendra Pal is a state-based veterinary scientist, Chitara and Rathwa are celebrated artists of Kalamkari and Pithora art forms respectively.Chitara makes signature Mata ni Pachedi as a custodian of over four centuries-old art, whereas Rathwa's work carries forward the legacy of centuries-old tribal art. Both artists are involved in creating a new generation of artists.
KOCHI: The screening of ‘India: The Modi Question’, the controversial BBC documentary on 2002 Gujarat riots, organised by the students of Government Law College, Ernakulam on Wednesday was allegedly hindered by the college authorities by interrupting the power supply on the campus. Students’ Federation of India (SFI) and Kerala Students Union (KSU) activists alleged that the main fuse of the electricity network on the campus was unplugged at the direction of the college principal.However, the college authorities defended their action by stating that an argument between the two students’ outfits over using the college’s sound and projection systems forced them to disconnect the power for some time. Eventually, power was restored and both the outfits screened the documentary.KSU state president Aloshious Xavier said that the principal initially objected to using the college’s speakers when the KSU college unit was about to screen the documentary. “She later snapped the power. However, the KSU screened the two parts of the documentary once the power was restored,” he said.The SFI-led college union also alleged that the principal was against the screening. “She said that the documentary could not be screened and later removed the power fuse. However, when the students started protesting, the supply was restored,” said Favas PP, college union chairman.Meanwhile, Principal Bindu M Nambiar refuted the allegations. She said that at first SFI opposed when the KSU workers tried to use the college’s speaker. Later, when SFI used the college projector for their screening, KSU opposed it. So, the college authorities decided that none of them could use college properties for the screening and snapped the power. It was later restored after both outfits came to an agreement, she said.