The CM has also declared financial help of Rs 4 lakh each to families of deceased children
VVPAT slips of five randomly selected Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) will be counted in every Assembly segment after EVM votes are counted, said the state's Chief Electoral Officer S Murali Krishna.
Early Tuesday, the Coast Guard intercepted 'Al-Madina', a Pakistani fishing trawler, eight nautical miles inside Indian waters off the Jakhau coast.
Public places in Gujarat could include parks and also BRTS (Ahmedabad Bus Rapid Transit System) corridors.
A week earlier, PepsiCo had withdrawn its case at Deesa Commercial Court against two farmers hailing from Banaskantha district in the state.
Speaking at a meet-the-press programme here, the former Union finance minister also dismissed as a non-issue the controversy over the alleged misuse of INS Viraat by former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
‘No admission with helmet/burkha,’ the notice read.
'After discussions with the government, the company has agreed to withdraw the cases against the farmers,' a PepsiCo India spokesman said.
Rupani held a review meeting on water scarcity situation with senior officials of Water Resources department.
The former chief minister also claimed the saffron outfit will lose the Lok Sabha elections.
After suing four farmers for cultivating the FC5 potato variety, grown exclusively for PepsiCo's popular Lay's potato chips, the snack food and drinks maker on April 26 said it wants to 'amicably settle' the issue.
Nine farmers from Sabarkantha and Aravalli districts are being sued by PepsiCo for allegedly growing a variety of potatoes for which it has claimed Plant Variety Protection (PVP) rights.
'While no increase has been imposed on any category of consumers, residential units as well as farmers, who are using lift irrigation systems, would get the benefit of reduction of tariff,' the GERC said in a statement.
Connectivity between rural-urban and rural-semi-urban areas is an area of concern in Gujarat
Nine farmers from Sabarkantha and Aravalli districts have been dragged to court by PepsiCo for allegedly growing a variety of potatoes for which it has claimed Plant Variety Protection (PVP) rights.
In 1967, the state had recorded 63.77 per cent turnout, a record that was broken this time.
The PM is a registered voter in Gujarat, where all the 26 Lok Sabha seats went to the polls in a single phase April 23.
According to the latest data released by the Election Commission (EC), 58.96 per cent of the total registered voters across Gujarat cast their ballots between 7 am and 5 am, a figure lower than 2014.
Large close-knit communities want to continue with the same party at the Centre as well as the state
The prime minister, who is expected to land in Ahmedabad on April 22 night, will cast his vote at a booth set up inside a school in the Ranip area of the city, which falls under the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency, it said.
"According to preliminary reports coming from different parts of the state, at least 10 people have lost their lives," G B Manglpara, the state government's director (Relief), told PTI on Wednesday.
"Authorities are monitoring the situation very closely. All possible assistance is being given to those affected," he tweeted.
Anand, known as the milk capital of India and famous worldwide for the Amul dairy brand, is expected to see a close contest between Solanki, two-time MP from here in 2004 and 2009, and the BJP's Mitesh Patel, a well known businessman making his poll debut.
Mayawati was scheduled to address her first election rally in Gujarat for the 2019 polls at Kankaria Ground here on April 17 and preparations for the event were on in full swing.
Patidar quota spearhead Hardik Patel, young OBC MLA Alpesh Thakor and Dalit legislator Jignesh Mewani are not contesting the general elections and their respective roles in the campaign have also changed.