Author: Caroline Biscotti

‘World Heritage City totally unprepared for natural calamities’

‘World Heritage City totally unprepared for natural calamities’

AHMEDABAD/VADODARA: If Ahmedabad — a World Heritage City — ever faces Kerala-like flood fury, one of the biggest casualties will be its heritage structures. This serious warning was issued by Dr Rohit Jigyasu, the president of the India chapter of the (ICOMOS), a Unesco think tank that works to conserve and protect heritage sites across the world. Jigyasu was part […]

Ahmedabad: Demolition drives in Gurukul, Sarkhej

Ahmedabad: Demolition drives in Gurukul, Sarkhej

AHMEDABAD: A major demolition drive was taken up along the Gurukul Road in the western part of the city on Monday. Another demolition drive was carried out at Crossroads. Tension flared up after a small temple on the road in Sarkhej area was demolished. The AMC team demolished all illegal structures on the Gurukul to Subhash Chowk stretch. Extensions which […]

Cancel all orders for plaster of Paris idols: Deputy commissioner

Cancel all orders for plaster of Paris idols: Deputy commissioner

HUBBALLI: Ganesha idols made of plaster of Paris (PoP) will not be allowed this year, asserted Deepa Cholan. Addressing a meeting with all Sarvajanik Ganeshotsava mandals, idol makers, artists and others here on Monday, Cholan said the district administration will ensure strict implementation of the ban on PoP and chemical-based Ganesha idols in the district. “Mandals which have already placed […]

Techie found dead, search on for her boyfriend

Techie found dead, search on for her boyfriend

BENGALURU: A 25-year-old was found dead under mysterious circumstances in her residence at Immadihalli in Whitefield on Monday. Police suspect , a native of Haryana and junior engineer with a private software firm in ITPB, may have been murdered. She had come to the city in May. The incident came to light when Vijayalakshmi’s land-lord, , called the police control […]

Ex-president Pranab to preside over IIM-A lectures

Ex-president Pranab to preside over IIM-A lectures

AHMEDABAD: Former President will be a distinguished guest faculty at IIM-Ahmedabad and will deliver 12 lectures. Prof Vijaya Sherry Chand, the chairperson of JSW School of Public Policy at , said that the former President will interact with the students over six days: September 18-19, October 8-9, and November 16-17. Mukherjee‘s talks will be part of the ‘Public Policy for […]

Ahmedabad man pays Rs 16,000 alimony in coins

Ahmedabad man pays Rs 16,000 alimony in coins

AHMEDABAD: A man turned up in here on Monday with coins worth ,000 to pay maintenance amount to his estranged wife, who has slapped a suit against him for deserting her. It took over an hour for the woman and her advocate to count the coins apart from the currency notes worth Rs 9,000. The man living in area had […]

Governmemt urged to prevent flood

Governmemt urged to prevent flood

HUBBALLI: Kalasa-Banduri Mahadayi Vedike urged the government to initiate precautionary measures to avoid flood-like situation in and neighboring districts. On Saturday, Vedike‘s Sanjeev Dhumaknal, said the situation is turning worse as incessant rain is lashing surrounding districts. The government must be prepared for any adversity. Get latest news & live updates on the go on your pc with . Download […]