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New Train between Chhotaudepur & Vadodara: The Western Railway has introduced a daily DEMU train (No.79456) between Chhotaudepur and Vadodara. The train leaves from Chhotaudepur at 15.30 and reaches Vadodara at 18.45 the same day. The corresponding return train (No.79455) leaves from Vadodara at 11.45 and reaches Chhotaudepur at 14.55 the same day. The halts are at Pratapnagar, Kelanpur, Khundela, Bhilupur, Thuwavi, Dabhoi, Vadhvana, Amalpur, Sankheda Bahadurpur, Chuchapura, Jojwa, Bodeli, Jabugam, Suskal, Pavi, Tejgadh and Puniyavat stations. The train has eight coaches and can carry 960 passengers. (08-04-2013)
MS University Accounts: Some interesting statistics were revealed at a recent presentation on the annual accounts of MS University of Baroda: MSU's daily expenses per student are worth Rs. 101, against which the student pays Rs. 1.98 per day; MSU spends Rs. 37,000 on each of its 37,295 students every year, but against this it receives Rs. 720; in 2011-12 MSU's receipts were around Rs. 138.07 crore, but fees from students were Rs. 2.69 crore (Rs 2.17 crore as academic, tuition fees and miscellaneous income and Rs 52.22 lakh under other heads); a student at a hostel in MSU pays less than Re. one per day, and MSU incurs an expense of Rs. 19 per day; 4,115 students stay in MSU hostels and the university receives Rs. 12.77 lakh by way of hostel fees, but the expenditure on running the hostels is Rs. 2.85 crore per year; MSU spends Rs. 6,926 per year on each hostel student, but the student pays just Rs. 310 per annum as fees (MSU spends Rs. 19 daily per student, but recovers only 85 paise by way of fees). Collection from fees is dropping every year. Against Rs. 3.09 crore received in 2010-11 as fees, in 2011-12 the amount dropped to Rs. 2.69 crore. This is because the male-female student ratio in the university improved from 62:38 to 59:41 (girls' education is subsidised). (07-04-2013)
FGI Office Bearers: The Federation of Gujarat Industries (FGI) has announced the new team of office-bearers: Amit Patel (president) is managing director of Danke Electricals Limited; Janak Sheth (senior vice president) is chairman and managing director of Innovative Tyres and Tubes Limited; Nitin Mankad (vice president) is director of Aims Industries Limited; Anish Patel (honorary treasurer). (07-04-2013)
Summer Activities & Sports Camps For Children: Bal Bhavan will organise special summer vacation workshop for children from 11th to 29th April and 1st to 31st May 2013. The workshop and coaching camps will include activities for children of 3 to 16 years, which includes Photography, Hand Writing Improvement, Key Board (Casio), Guitar, Vocal Music, Fun with Science, Creative Arts, Clay modelling, Bollywood Dancing, Calligraphy, Library, Vedic Mathematics, Personality Development, and special coaching in Chess, Skating, Karate, Tennis, Table Tennis, Badminton, Athletics, Cricket, Basketball and Rope Malkham. Interested children should register their names at Bal Bhavan, Behind Sayajibaug, Karelibaug, Baroda between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. (except Wednesday). Registration is on first come first serve basis. (05-04-2013)
A small portion of Baroda’s historic Laheripura gate gave way recently: Just like that. Well, not exactly just like that. The wear and tear associated with age – it was erected in the 16th century. However, considering that the gate is a part of the city’s heritage, and also considering that all four of Baroda’s splendid gates have been under the special watch of the civic authorities and the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), this is a mishap which could easily have been avoided. Temporary repairs have now been taken up on an emergency basis, and a few traffic restrictions have been put in place to avoid injury to commuters and pedestrians. It seems only ASI has the required expertise to undertake a proper repair job. Incidentally, ASI help was not available in the 16th century when the gate was built. (14-03-2013)
Societe Generale Opens Shop In Sanand: Societe Generale, the French multinational bank, recently opened a bank in Sanand, Gujarat. This is the third Indian branch of the 150-year-old bank, the other two being in Mumbai and New Delhi. The bank will scout for opportunities in the oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, automotive, engineering, fertilisers and chemical sectors. The Sanand branch will service clients in Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Surat. New branches are being planned at Chennai, Bangalore, Pune and Hyderabad. (13-03-2013)
High-Quality Medical Treatment For Rural Patients: In an effort to take high-quality medical treatment to the rural areas, the Gujarat government will consider using the services of private doctors in district and Taluka level hospitals. The government will requisition the services of physicians, surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, pediatricians, obstetricians, gynaecologists, radiologists, ENT specialists and pathologists for community health centres and sub-district hospitals. Doctors may be required to give their services for three hours daily, six days a week; the government will pay Rs. 600 per hour to the doctors. (13-03-2013)
Aadhar Cards Not Yet Compulsory In City: The Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) clarified that the furnishing of the UID Aadhar cards has not yet been made compulsory in the city for various official purposes. The process of issuing the cards through ward offices is currently under way. A pilot project to use the cards was to be taken up in some districts of the state, but these districts did not include Vadodara. (12-03-2013)
Honour For MSU Geology Head: MS University’s Geology Department Head, Professor L.S. Chamyal, has been awarded the National Geoscience Award (NGA) this year. The award, which includes a cash component of Rs. 200,000, is given to individuals and teams of scientists for their extraordinary achievements and outstanding contributions in the field of fundamental or applied geosciences, mining and allied areas. Professor Chamyal, who will receive the award at a formal ceremony in the Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi, on March 19, has worked in the area of quaternary geology, neotectonics and ground penetrating radar. An author of over 100 scientific papers, he has been a guide for over 15 PhD students. (12-03-2013)
Sayaji Ratna Award: The Baroda Management Association has instituted a national level ‘Sayaji Ratna Award’ to mark the 151st birth anniversary of Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III. The first recipient of the award will be N.R. Narayana Murthy, co-founder of Infosys Ltd. The award will be conferred at a ceremony in May 2013. This award will be given annually to living legends of the country. It will recognise eminent persons for their iconic character and outstanding contribution in the fields of business, sports, arts, humanity, education, governance and medicine. (11-03-2013)
Gotri Medical College: The MS University syndicate has approved the affiliation of Gotri Medical College (GMC) with the university as per the provisions in MSU Act. The ball is now in the court of the MSU Senate, whose approval is also necessary. The Senate is due to meet on March 30. GMC is managed by Gujarat Medical Education Research Society (GMERS), a trust promoted by Gujarat government. Incidentally, MSU has not affiliated any institute in 60 years. Once the affiliation goes through finally, MSU will be able to conduct examinations and grant degrees to students of the Gotri Medical College. GMC will have to pay Rs. 2.5 million as a one-time affiliation fee and 5 per cent of the tuition fees charged to students towards the development fund. The academic calendar will be the same as that of the Baroda Medical College. (10-03-2013)
New Yi Team: Rajiv Thakkar of Cherian Chemicals has been named as the chair and Aditi Tiwari as the co-chair of the Vadodara chapter of Young Indians (Yi) – the youth wing of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). They are in the new team for 2013-14. Yi Vadodara has been around in Vadodara for three years. Thakkar and Tiwari are both entrepreneurs. (09-03-2013)
Cops Must Reach Trouble Spots In 15 Minutes: The city police brass is busy motivating police personnel to reach trouble spots within 15 minutes of the control room receiving a call for help. This step has been taken following a series of complaints about the tardy response of the police department to emergency calls. Delayed response will attract a fine, and prompt response will be suitably rewarded. Police Commissioner Satish Sharma is known to sometimes check whether all is going smoothly by getting on the phone himself and taking feedback from the callers. (24-01-2013)
Remove Opaque Film From Bus Windows: In a belated response to the spate of rapes and molestation cases in public transport vehicles, the city police have asked bus operators to immediately remove black and blue film, as well as curtains, from luxury bus windows. Bus owners will also be held responsible for any objectionable activity that takes place inside their buses. While they are at it, the police have also – thankfully – banned the use of air and musical horns. (23-01-2013)
Mansi Palan Tops CA Exam In City: Of the 344 candidates from Baroda who appeared for the recently concluded Chartered Accountancy final examination, 45 (that is, 13.08 %) passed. Mansi Palan (534 marks out of 600) stood first in the city; her all India rank was 28. (22-01-2013)
Metro Man Visits City: Mr. E. Sreedharan, the driving force behind the Konkan Railways and former managing director of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), was recently in Baroda as the chief guest at MS University's 61st annual convocation. He was of the opinion that urban transport methods like the monorail and the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) were suited for Baroda - BRTS where the roads are wide enough and monorail in narrow and congested areas. He even offered to be of assistance to the civic body. (11-12-2012)
Major Fire At Polo Ground Firecracker Market: A major fire broke out at the Polo Ground firecracker market at about 3.30 p.m. on Saturday. One person has reportedly been killed and 30 others received minor injuries. The entire market – 50 to 80 temporary shops – was up in flames within 20 minutes. Vehicles parked in the immediate vicinity were damaged. The fire was brought under control in three hours with the help of 20 fire tenders. The damage caused by the fire could be over Rs. 1.5 million. Police is investigating to determine the possible cause of the fire. A similar fire had taken place at this same location in November 1972. (10-11-2012)
Hero MotoCorp To Set Up Shop At Halol: Hero MotoCorp’s proposed Rs. 1,100-crore manufacturing unit at Halol got a bit of a start with the state government having recently completed the land acquisition process. Roughly 135 acres of land has been allotted to the company. Located 40 kms from Vadodara, the new facility will be the company’s fourth manufacturing plant, after Dharuhera, Gurgaon and Haridwar. The two-wheeler maker initially plans to have a capacity of 1.2 million units. The plants of General Motors and Caparo Group are in the same area. Among other firms which have ventured into this region recently are Sun Pharma, HNG Float Glass, SETCO, CEAT and Siemens. (29-09-2012)
MSU To Market Itself Abroad: Worried about the reduction in the number of foreign students, MS University has decided to revive its cosmopolitan character and market itself abroad. MSU’s office of international affairs (OIA) has been given the responsibility of attracting more foreign students to the university. Among the countries being targeted are Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Sudan, Libya, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Iran, Yamane, UAE, Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey and Palestine. MSU hopes to attract at least 300 foreign students over the next three years; currently there are only 60 foreign students. (25-09-2012)
Musical Fountains At Kamatibaug: The Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) is seriously working on the proposal to set up a laser and musical dancing fountains at Kamatibaug on a public-private partnership (PPP) basis. A contractor will be selected to install, operate and maintain the fountains. The fountains will come up on the bank of the river near the Band Stand in the garden. The fountains proposed for Kamatibaug may be similar to the ones at Akshardham temple in Gandhinagar. (10-09-2012)
Financial Assistance For Poor MSU Students: MS University proposes to have an Economically Disadvantaged Students Support Fund in order to assist students who cannot afford to pay their fees. Disadvantaged students may also receive some help with hostel accommodation and concessions on food bills. Full waiver of fees may be available for students whose parents earn less than Rs. 100,000 per year; partial waiver of fees is proposed for those with an annual income between Rs. 100,000 and Rs. 200,000. The scheme will also apply to the expensive self-financed courses, subject to the students clearing the entrance tests. Donations of Rs. 2 million have already been received from some syndicate members, businessmen and teachers. (07-09-2012)
Football Academy Proposed In City: There is talk going around that Baroda may have a national football academy with modern facilities. This project, which is likely to take shape at the Reliance township in the city, is part of the development plans being formulated by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) and its marketing partner IMG-Reliance. Reliance Industries Ltd. has offered its facilities to AIFF. The company has several football grounds in its township and the stadiums can be spruced up to the extent required. (05-09-2012)
Constitutional Recognition Sought For Sign Language: Bhasha Research and Publication Centre (BRPC), a Vadodara based NGO, is working to get Constitutional recognition for Indian Sign Language. Population censuses have thus far not considered sign language as a first or second language, even though this is the only means of communication for seven million Indians. BRPC is currently working on a massive project to record all the languages and oral traditions in the country. This survey – in which 630 experts have been roped in – is the first linguistic survey conducted after George Grierson’s survey in 1928. Grierson was an official of the Indian Civil Service. His survey covered only 364 languages and dialects. Sign language has been included in the current survey because it is widely used. It is the first language of speech impaired persons, and there are many compelling reasons why it should be officially recognised in the census as a mother tongue. Sign language is a non-verbal language, with its own grammar. Sign languages have no scripts. (04-09-2012)
More CCTV Cameras For City: Public areas in Baroda have been under some sort of camera surveillance for some time now, but there were only 29 CCTV cameras in place in the outdoor public areas. To keep pace with the increased size of the city the police have asked for, and been granted, approval for another 150 CCTV cameras. The additional equipment will be funded by the Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC). The surveillance activity will be co-ordinated from five control rooms – one each at the Karelibaug, Old Padra Road and Fatehgunj police stations, one at the VMC Khanderao Market office, and one at the Police Bhavan headquarters. The CCTV cameras will help to regulate traffic as well as monitor suspicious criminal activities. (03-09-2012)
New MSU Institutes Proposed: MS University’s syndicate has approved the setting up of an Institute of Fashion Technology and an Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology in the Faculty of Family and Community Sciences. However, this is subject to clearance by the university’s senate. Both the institutes will be self-financed. Degree, diploma and certificate courses will be offered. The syndicate has also ‘resolved’ to ask the Gujarat government for a 200-acre spread of land for a new campus for additional projects. (01-09-2012)
Trains To Chhota Udepur: Barodians now have two trains to Chhota Udepur which they can board at Vadodara railway station. The Pratapnagar-Bodeli passenger has been extended to Vadodara on one side and to Chhota Udepur on the other. The train will leave Vadodara at 6.50 a.m., touch Pratapnagar at 7.05 a.m., Bodeli at 9.05 a.m. and reach Chhota Udepur at 10.15 a.m. On the return, it will leave Chhota Udepur at 10.55 a.m. and reach Vadodara at 2.10 p.m. The second train will leave Vadodara at 5.55 p.m., touch Pratapnagar at 6.05 p.m., Bodeli at 8.10 p.m. and reach Chhota Udepur at 9.15 p.m. On the return, it will leave Chhota Udepur at 5.05 p.m. and reach Vadodara at 8.20 p.m. The rout is likely to be extended to Dhar in Madhya Pradesh. (20-08-2012)
Honour For City Police Chief: Vadodara city Police Commissioner Satish Sharma is among the two IPS officers from Gujarat who have been awarded President's Police Medal for distinguished services. The other is Ahmedabad Joint Commissioner of Police Sanjay Srivastava. A 1986 batch IPS officer, Mr. Sharma was appointed Vadodara police commissioner in June. (20-08-2012)
Full Marathon Likely In City: Vadodara Marathon (VM) has received provisional permission from the Association of International Marathons (AIMS) to host a 42-km full marathon in February 2013. The route will be fixed after a visit to the city by a team from AIMS. VM will have to propose three alternative routes for the AIMS team’s consideration. VM has until now organised three international half marathons. (19-08-2012)
A Slow Electricity Meter Is GEB’s Fault: If the electricity meter at your home is running slow, the electricity company cannot charge you for the past losses. The company can replace the meter with a more accurate one, but it cannot penalise the customer for the slow meter which it itself had installed at the customer’s home. This is the gist of a recent ruling by the Gujarat High Court in a dispute between a customer and Gujarat Electricity Board. (06-07-2012)
PTC Vadodara Celebrates Golden Jubilee: The Postal Training Centre (PTC) in Vadodara is currently celebrating its golden jubilee. Established on July 1, 1962, it was initially housed in the Karelibaug Mental Hospital premises and later, in 1985, it was shifted to its current location opposite Harni airport. Its capacity is 100,000 trainee days per year. India’s Department of Posts has six full-time training facilities in the country, including the PTC at Vadodara. These facilities meet the training needs of the department’s 500,000 employees. During the golden jubilee celebrations it was announced that the postal department was studying the feasibility of starting a banking service. Consider this: State Bank of India (SBI), the country’s largest bank, has only 12,500 branches, whereas India Post has over 155,000 post offices (9,500 are in Gujarat). The department already offers services like savings accounts, postal life insurance, pension payments and money transfer. (02-07-2012)
North – South Road Corridor: A North-South road corridor for the city has been proposed by the Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC). VMC plans to shell out Rs. 518.5 million over 18 months to widen and resurface the 15-km road connecting Chhani in the North and Makarpura in the South. The route: toll plaza near Nava Yard in Chhani, Nizampura, Fatehgunj, Kala Ghoda, Maharani Shantadevi Hospital, Lalbaug Railway Overbridge, Jambua in Makarpura. (30-06-2012)
Medical Colleges May Merge: Yet another committee has been formed by MS University (MSU) to further look into the possible implications of a merger of Gotri Medical College (GMC) with MSU’s Baroda Medical College. GMC is run by the Gujarat Medical Education Research Society (GMERS), a trust promoted by Gujarat government. If the merger does come about, the Faculty of Medicine will have 150 self-financed seats of GMC and 180 seats of BMC. (29-06-2012)
New Toy Train For Sayajibaug: Taking some lessons from the toy trains at Kankaria Lake in Ahmadabad – Atal Express and Swarnim Jayanti Express – the Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) is making plans to introduce something similar in Sayaji Baug. The existing toy train at Sayaji Baug is no doubt immensely popular with children, but the train and its tracks – both donated to the city by the Gaekwads – have seen better days and frequent repairs have taken their toll. The train can take only 32 children. The new train will have a capacity of 140, and it will be able to take adults too. Will it still be called a toy train? The existing train will be shifted to Ajwa, and used as an exhibit. There is even talk of a musical fountain and a laser show being added to Sayaji Baug. (29-06-2012)
Traffic Police To Monitor Over-charging By Auto-Rickshaws: Vadodara’s traffic police department has appealed to people to complain against auto-rickshaw drivers who over-charge customers by not adhering to the standard meter readings. Citizens have been asked to complain to the nearest police control room van or the nearest policeman on duty. The passengers can also contact the city police control room and give the registration number of the auto-rickshaw. Many passengers also complain that the auto-rickshaw meters usually seem to be rigged to show higher readings. The traffic department should carry out surprise checks to verify whether the meters have been manipulated. (25-06-2012)
New District Court Building: Work will soon start on the construction of the new District Court building in Vadodara. The 75-room facility, which will cost over Rs. 920 million, will be located near Vaccine Institute. The state government has allotted 44,000 sq mts of land for this purpose. (25-06-2012)
Slaughterhouse Waste Disposal: The Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) will stop burying slaughterhouse waste. VMC plans to set up a modern plant which will use the waste generated by slaughterhouses and hotels to make bio-gas and manure. The plant will use technology developed by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) to dispose of urban waste. It will produce 15 kg of methane per tonne of bio-waste. VMC runs a slaughterhouse in Panigate which generates about two tonnes of carcass waste daily. The plant will cost Rs. 11.7 million. (24-06-2012)
Baroda’s Bus Service: Baroda’s bus service operator – Vitcos Pvt. Ltd. – is not particularly happy about the financial health of its operations in the city. The company’s five-year contract with the Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) is due to end in May 2013, and it seems unlikely that the operator will continue at the existing rates. Vitcos claims that they are not breaking even. The company began the service four years back when the CNG rates were roughly at Rs 23 per kg; now CNG has climbed to Rs. 53 per kg. The company claims that it also has to offer concessions to senior citizens, students, the disabled, etc. Besides, the company maintains that VMC charges a much higher annual premium compared to Rajkot, Gandhinagar and Bhavnagar. Incidentally, the existing contract does not permit the company to run diesel buses. Recently, Vitcos withdrew its 35 buses from Rajkot on the grounds that the service was no longer viable. (21-06-2012)
Manjalpur Sports Complex: Vadodara Municipal Corporation’s new Rs. 300 million outdoor sports complex in Manjalpur is expected to be completed by September 2012. The complex will have grounds for football and hockey, two tennis courts, a basketball court, shooting range, a 400-metre racing track and facilities for kabaddi and kho kho. Work on the project had started in 2010 and the initial deadline for completion was April 2011. (18-06-2012)
‘Coronation’ Of Samarjitsinh: Samarjitsinh, the only son of late Ranjitsinh Gaekwad, will become the new ‘Maharaja of Baroda’ on June 22. The 'rajyabhishek' (coronation ceremony), essentially religious in nature, will take place at Laxmi Vilas Palace. Ranjitsinh's coronation had taken place in 1988, after the passing away of his elder brother Fatehsinhrao Gaekwad. Laxmi Vilas Palace, home to the Gaekwads, has witnessed important events related to Baroda’s history since Sayajirao III built it in 1890 and named it after his queen Chimnabai I whose maiden name was Laxmibai. Built at a cost of £180,000, the palace is considered to be among the costliest private residences of the 19th century. Incidentally, it is the only palace in the world with a golf course (Maharaja Pratapsinhrao Gaekwad started Gujarat's first golf course in 1941 in the palace grounds and then organised western India’s first golf open championship in 1942). There is talk now of the 150-room palace being possibly converted into a heritage hotel. The palace grounds earlier were spread over 700 acres, but 200 acres were taken over by the city authorities to build roads. British architect Charles Mant had designed the palace, and it was completed by architect R F Chisholm. (14-06-2012)
Vadodara Tree Census: The state forest department and Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) recently conducted a tree census in 25 wards of the city. The findings: the city has 747,193 trees spread over 16,261 hectares, which works out to 46 trees per hectare. Ahmedabad has 9.45 trees per hectare, Gujarat’s average is 14 trees per hectare, and the figure for India is 8 trees per hectare (in non-forest areas). There are 175 varieties of trees in Vadodara. The city figure is high because of the large number of trees in the Laxmi Vilas Palace compound, the EME School campus, the grounds of MS University and the residential areas of companies such as Gujarat Refinery, GSFC and Reliance Industries (IPCL). (05-06-2012)
Hearing Impaired Clear Exams: Ten of the students who recently cleared the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board’s SSC exams were hearing impaired. These students were from Baroda based Akshar Centre For Hearing Impaired Children. Housed in Nagar Prathmik School No. 6, Akshar Centre has helped 57 hearing impaired students to clear their exams and some of them are currently studying at MS University of Baroda. The centre equips the students with modern hearing aids. Many of the students have been placed in industries and commercial establishments. http://www.baroda.com/akshar.php (02-06-2012)
MSU Alumni Website: MS University of Baroda (MSU) has launched a website to provide opportunities for meaningful engagements between the alumni and the present teachers, students, officers, authorities and other members of the university. The website – www.msuparivar.com – will help in the registration of MSU alumni spread across the globe. It will also provide details about the first ever three-day international alumni meet – Reunion 2013 – that the university will host from January 3, 2013. The target is to make a world record of holding the world’s largest alumni meet. The website can register past students, teachers, non-teaching staff as well as former members of the senate and the syndicate. Present students can also register. (28-05-2012)
Fire In Race Course Tower: An electrical fault led to a major fire on Tuesday (22nd) afternoon in Race Course Towers, a five-storey commercial complex on Race Course Circle. The fire affected the fourth floor of the building and over 100 persons in the upper floors were unable to immediately come down because of the heavy smoke in the staircase; these people moved up to the terrace. People in the lower floors quickly rushed out of the building. Fire brigade personnel were able to douse the fire in a little over an hour, and snorkels were used to bring down the people from the upper floors. There were no serious injuries reported. (22-05-2012)
Ranjitsinh Gaekwad Passes Away: Former ‘Maharaja of Baroda' and Congress MP Ranjitsinh Gaekwad passed away on 10th May at a private hospital in Baroda. He was 74. He is survived by his wife Shubhangini Raje Gaekwad, a son and two daughters. The funeral will take place at Kirti Mandir, where the last rites of royal family members are performed. Mr. Gaekwad, the second son of the late Maharaja Pratapsinhrao Gaekwad, was born in 1938 and became the ‘Maharaja’ of Baroda after his elder brother Fatehsinhrao Gaekwad died in 1988. He did B.A. (Fine Arts) from the MS University of Baroda. He also studied at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. He was elected to the Lok Sabha from Vadodara in 1980 and again in 1984. (10-05-2012)
Double-Decker Buses In Baroda: Vitcos, the private operator which runs the city bus service, is likely to introduce double-decker buses within a few days on a few select routes. The buses have a capacity of 78 persons, 35 on the lower floor and 43 on the upper floor. Trials will first take place to check whether overhead electricity cables on the road are a safe distance away. Ticket rates will be the same. Using diesel as a fuel, each bus costs Rs. 3.8 million. (06-05-2012)
Black Films Banned On Cars: Following a recent Supreme Court judgment the police in Vadodara have asked car owners to remove black films from their cars. The use of black films of any visual light transmission (VLT) percentage or any other material on safety glasses, windscreens and side glasses has been prohibited on all vehicles throughout India. (04-05-2012)
Gujarat's Harappan Civilisation: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) plans to open, at Vadodara, a gallery dedicated to Gujarat's Harappan civilisation which flourished around 5,000 years back in Gujarat. The gallery will display artefacts excavated from prominent Harappan sites of Gujarat – Lothal, Dholavira, Surkotda, Juni Kuran, Khirsara, etc. The gallery will be housed in the Vadodara Urban Development Authority (VUDA) building. MS University's Department of Archaeology & Ancient History also has a similar exhibition room. The gallery at VUDA should be ready by June 2012. (03-05-2012)
Milk Prices Increased: The prices of Baroda Dairy’s milk, buttermilk, curd and flavoured milk have been increased from May 1, following a decision to this effect by members of Baroda District Co-operative Milk Producers Union Limited. The new milk prices, per litre are Amul Gold (Rs. 38), Amul Shakti (Rs. 35), Amul Cow (Rs. 32), Amul Slim & Trim (Rs. 27). Incidentally, this is the 15th price hike since 2006. (02-05-2012)
Baroda Cricket Association Elections: The current management team headed by Chirayu Amin and Samarjitsinh Gaekwad has again won the Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) elections which were held on April 20. Amin secured 1,008 votes to win the president’s post and Gaekwad was elected vice-president by getting 1,151 votes. Besides these two, the new managing committee includes Amul Jikar, Arun Gandhi, Bhupendra Patel, Pranav Amin, Chetan Pawar, Snehal Mehta, Sudhir Parab, Anant Indulkar, Jatin Vakil, Ravindra Hota, Roufus Rockey. (21-04-2012)
Aaykar Seva Kendra Lunched: The income tax (I-T) department in Vadodara has launched Aaykar Seva Kendra (ASK) in Aaykar Bhavan at Race Course Circle. ASK is meant to be an integrated model to provide a single window for registration of all applications and attend to complaints. Set up at a cost of Rs. 3.4 million, the cell has 10 employees to attend to people. The I-T department hopes that people at large will see it not as an enforcement agency but as a service provider. (20-04-2012)
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New Train between Chhotaudepur & Vadodara (08-04-2013)
MS University Accounts (07-04-2013)
FGI Office Bearers (07-04-2013)
Summer Activities & Sports Camps For Children (05-04-2013)
A small portion of Baroda’s historic Laheripura gate gave way recently (14-03-2013)
Societe Generale Opens Shop In Sanand (13-03-2013)
High-Quality Medical Treatment For Rural Patients (13-03-2013)
Aadhar Cards Not Yet Compulsory In City (12-03-2013)
Honour For MSU Geology Head (12-03-2013)
Sayaji Ratna Award (11-03-2013)
Gotri Medical College (10-03-2013)
New Yi Team (09-03-2013)
Cops Must Reach Trouble Spots In 15 Minutes (24-01-2013)
Remove Opaque Film From Bus Windows (23-01-2013)
Mansi Palan Tops CA Exam In City (22-01-2013)
Metro Man Visits City (11-12-2012)
Major Fire At Polo Ground Firecracker Market (10-11-2012)
Hero MotoCorp To Set Up Shop At Halol (29-09-2012)
MSU To Market Itself Abroad (25-09-2012)
Musical Fountains At Kamatibaug (10-09-2012)
Financial Assistance For Poor MSU Students (07-09-2012)
Football Academy Proposed In City (05-09-2012)
Constitutional Recognition Sought For Sign Language (04-09-2012)
More CCTV Cameras For City (03-09-2012)
New MSU Institutes Proposed (01-09-2012)
Trains To Chhota Udepur (20-08-2012)
Honour For City Police Chief (20-08-2012)
Full Marathon Likely In City (19-08-2012)
A Slow Electricity Meter Is GEB’s Fault (06-07-2012)
PTC Vadodara Celebrates Golden Jubilee (02-07-2012)
North – South Road Corridor (30-06-2012)
Medical Colleges May Merge (29-06-2012)
New Toy Train For Sayajibaug (29-06-2012)
Traffic Police To Monitor Over-charging By Auto-Rickshaws (25-06-2012)
New District Court Building (25-06-2012)
Slaughterhouse Waste Disposal (24-06-2012)
Baroda’s Bus Service (21-06-2012)
Manjalpur Sports Complex (18-06-2012)
‘Coronation’ Of Samarjitsinh (14-06-2012)
Vadodara Tree Census (05-06-2012)
Hearing Impaired Clear Exams (02-06-2012)
MSU Alumni Website (28-05-2012)
Fire In Race Course Tower (22-05-2012)
Ranjitsinh Gaekwad Passes Away (10-05-2012)
Double-Decker Buses In Baroda (06-05-2012)
Black Films Banned On Cars (04-05-2012)
Gujarat's Harappan Civilisation (03-05-2012)
Milk Prices Increased (02-05-2012)
Baroda Cricket Association Elections (21-04-2012)
Aaykar Seva Kendra Lunched (20-04-2012)
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