Gold Import Duty Hike To Have Sledgehammer Impact on Buyers & Sellers

July 1, 2022 7:19 pm

The Indian Finance Ministry announced a hike in the basic import duty of gold from 7.5 percent to 12.5 percent. According to some analysts, the decision was announced keeping in mind the tumbling Rupee and the country’s growing trade deficit as it widened to a record high last month. In a year, India’s trade imbalance […]

Rabbit Out of The Hat: Eknath Shinde Is New Maharashtra CM

June 30, 2022 6:37 pm

From a modest autorickshaw driver to the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, life has come full circle for Shiv Sena rebel leader Eknath Shinde.  The week-long Maharashtra political drama was nothing less than a Bollywood potboiler and full of suspense. Consider the sequence of events: It was around 4 pm when Shinde and former BJP chief minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis called on state […]

BAI Gets First Gujarati Prez in Niimesh Paatel

June 6, 2022 12:04 pm

Ever since its inception in 1941 by Brig. CVC Jackson in Pune, the 81-year-old Builders’ Association of India (BAI), got its first Gujarati president on Sunday. At a meet convened in the city, this biggest and oldest conglomerate of Real Estate Developers and civil engineering construction contractors voted Niimesh D. Paatel as its head for […]

Gujarat Assembly Elections: AIMIM To Focus On ‘Sabka Saath’, Shed Pro-minority Tag  

June 4, 2022 7:05 pm

In what could be yet another reason for the opposition Congress party to worry, the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) is planning to shed its pro-minority image and run for ‘non-Muslim dominated’ seats. The AIMIM, which ate into Congress’ Muslim votes during the local body elections last year, will field candidates in minority, Dalit and […]

Metro AG Deal: Reliance, Adani in Race

May 30, 2022 9:37 am

The top three business houses are expected to compete for a deal with Germany’s Metro AG to invest in its India unit Metro Cash & Carry. According to industry sources, Reliance, Adani Group, and Thailand’s conglomerate Charoen Pokphand (CP) are potential front-runners for a partial or full stake in Gurugram-based Metro Cash & Carry, which […]

Remember the Titans, Gujarat Titans

May 30, 2022 1:24 am

Cool, calm, collected Gujarat Titans thrashed Rajasthan Royally. Sanju Samson led side was not in the game from the very start and quick wickets didn’t help their campaign either.  Brilliant bowling by GT: On the other side brilliant bowling from the Gujarat Titans with Lockie Ferguson clocking 150 plus kms per hours on the consistent basis […]

USFDA Approves Zydus Lifesciences’ EIR For The Jarod Facility

May 28, 2022 12:51 pm

Zydus Lifesciences Ltd. (formerly Cadila Healthcare Ltd.), a global lifesciences company, has announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) has issued an Establishment Inspection Report (EIR) for its Jarod injectables manufacturing facility near Vadodara, India. The establishment inspection report denotes the completion of the inspection. The USFDA inspected the facility from February […]

What Was Owaisi Doing in Jignesh Mevani’s Constituency?

May 21, 2022 10:09 am

The Congress party calls AIMIM the BJP’s B-Team and the AIMIM supremo Asaduddin Owaisi has often retaliated that it is the former that has been hand in glove with the ruling party in Gujarat for three decades and so can’t win elections in the State. But Owaisi’s sudden May 15 visit to Chhapi town in […]

First-Ever International Research Conference on Insolvency and Bankruptcy Begins At IIM-A

April 30, 2022 4:54 pm

India’s premier management institute, IIM-Ahmedabad, in collaboration with Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) jointly hosted the first-ever International conference on insolvency and bankruptcy, Saturday. The event served as an inaugural session to the two-day meet at the IIM(A) campus. The conference will have over 40 scholars of economics, law, finance, banking and management […]

GCCI Kicks Off First Textile Leadership Conclave 

April 24, 2022 12:29 pm

Industry captains helming the Gujarat Chamber of Commerce (GCCI) and ministers got together at the Textile Leadership Conclave 2022 on Saturday. This maiden expo at Ahmedabad registered over 600 participants from all over India, largely professionals working across verticals of the textile industry.  The interactive meet was a samvad between government representatives and industry stalwarts. […]

Tribal Women Initiative Teaches Urban Folks A Smart Lesson

April 19, 2022 6:28 pm

Bottled water remains an area of concern given its “single use” dominance in tourist places. However, for Gujarat Forest Department, the change has already begun. The “Padamdungari Eco-Tourism Center” is situated at a distance of about 30 kms from the town of Vyara and 8 kms from the village of Unnai near Surat in Gujarat. […]

“Gully Committees to Win With The People. Not Win Over Them,” AIMIM

April 17, 2022 1:36 pm

Asaduddin Owaisi’s All India All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) is fast emerging a player on the regional poll-scape. After erstwhile Syed Shahabuddin’s Janata Dal, AIMIM, is the only known contender to take on fighting for a secular space for the minorities in India as much as coalesce a strong front against far-right encroachments. Often labelled […]

Pandit Deendayal Energy University Organizes Ninth Convocation

April 12, 2022 1:02 pm

On Monday, Pandit Deendayal Energy University (PDEU) organized its ninth convocation ceremony in which 1563 students got their degree certificates. The function started with an Urja Stuti. Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Hardeep Puri, PDEU President Mukesh Ambani, Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel, Gujarat Education Minister Jitu Vaghani, Chairman of PDEU Standing Committee Dr. […]

Not Just Any Brick In The Wall, Amdavadi Brothers Take Each Building Block Seriously

April 5, 2022 4:39 pm

Each brick counts. And Ahmedabad-based Prajapati brothers are literally building their business brick by brick. From a mosque in Dubai to a Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi, and idyllic weekend homes belonging to Bollywood celebrities, Harihar Bricks is the name behind the bolstered architectural masterpieces. Hemal and Ronak, jointly own the family business. However, their risk […]

Trailblazer Comet-Like Spectacle Hosts Night Show In Skies Across Western India

April 3, 2022 8:33 pm

On Saturday, several places in Gujarat, including Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Bharuch, and Panchmahal witnessed what seemed like a fireball in the skies. Amravati in Maharashtra also reported the trail blazer which looked like a cross between a meteor shower and a comet. According to scientists, the “phenomenon” in most probability is “space debris.”  Expert Views: Astrophysicist […]

World Water Day Came And Went, Gujarat Plans To Fill Rare Bird Site With Sewage Water

March 23, 2022 1:23 pm

It may sound fashionable to celebrate various important days like the World Water Day that came on Tuesday and went by, but the Gujarat Government is all set to construct a sewage treatment plant (STP) to discharge treated domestic waste water into a protected wetland Thol Lake. Experts call it a disaster and point to […]

Adani Group’s Investment In Sri Lankan Port A Win-Win For Both Countries;Confirms Sri Lanka’s Consul General

March 3, 2022 7:56 pm

Billionaire Gautam Adani led group announced their investment in Colombo West International Container Terminal on September 30, 2021. Speaking exclusively to Vibes of India, Dr Valsan Vethody, Consul General of Sri Lanka in Mumbai, termed Gujarat Headquartered Adani Group’s investment in Sri Lankan port a win-win situation for Sri Lanka and India. Dr Valsan Vethody, […]

CII-Gujarat Meets To Elect New Chairman; Industry Captains Share Ideas For Better Gujarat In 2047

March 4, 2022 11:32 am

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Gujarat held its annual meeting on Wednesday. The theme of the meeting was ‘Rising Gujarat: State Agenda for India at 2047.’ In the annual meeting, Anand Desai, Managing Director of Anupam Rasayan India Ltd was appointed as the Chairman of CII, Gujarat. He took over from Vinod Agrawal of […]

MICA’s Publishing Division Launches ‘Brand Magic’ – Book That Explores Ten Notable Gujarati Brands

March 8, 2022 9:41 am

India’s premier Institute MICA’s publishing division MI-Press on Saturday began its journey as a publishing house with a release of their first book ‘Brand Magic- The Art and Science of Creating Successful Brands’. The book – Brand Magic has been co-authored by one of the founding members of MICA and former Executive Director at Mudra […]

Ahmedabad’s Sola Civil Hospital Sets Record, Operates 35 ENT Patients In 7 Hours

February 26, 2022 8:09 am

Bhartiben Reshiya from Ahmedabad’s Wadaj area reached the Sola Civil Hospital for treatment thinking she had vertigo. After the necessary scans, the doctors found she had decay in her ear. Soon she underwent surgery with all precautions given that she also had cardiac issues and have recovered well under supervision of Doctors at Sola Civil […]