Vijay Rupani will take oath as Gujarat Chief Minister for a second term in Gandhinagar today in a ceremony that is expected to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and chief ministers of all BJP-ruled states. The ceremony is being held at an open ground near the state secretariat, Gujarat BJP president Jitu Vaghani said.Several Union ministers and other senior leaders of the party have also been invited for the swearing-in ceremony. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi will also attend the oath-taking ceremony, sources in Patna said last evening.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will fly in from Mumbai this morning to vote in Ahmedabad in the second and last phase of the crucial Gujarat assembly elections today. North and central Gujarat are voting in 93 of the state's 182 constituencies in what is seen as a contest between PM Modi and the Congress' Rahul Gandhi, both of who have asked the state to vote in record numbers today. Hours before polling began, a political row erupted over Rahul Gandhi's interview to a local television channel in Gujarat that aired on Wednesday. The BJP alleged that Mr Gandhi violated the model code of conduct and complained to the Election Commission, which has issued a notice to him. The Congress has demanded similar action against PM Modi for a speech at industry body FICCI.
Voting began at 8 am and among early voters was PM Modi's mother Heeraben, 95. BJP chief Amit Shah and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will also vote today.
Fifth Biggest & Largest Dam of India
Sardar Sarovar Dam - Gujarat
Sardar Sarovar Dam also known as “Narmada Dam” is the largest dam to be built, with a height of 163 meters, over the Sacred Narmada River in Gujarat.
Drought prone areas of Kutch and Saurashtra will get irrigate by this project. The gravity dam is the largest dam of Narmada Valley Project with power facilities up to 200 MW.
The dam is meant to benefit the 4 major states of India Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan.
Height: 163 meters
Type: Gravity Dam
Reservoir Capacity: 7,701,775 acre·ft
River: Narmada River
Installed capacity: 1,450 MW
Indian government has approved the proposal to raise the dam’s height from 121.9 metres to 138.7 metres, making it the second highest dam in the world after Grand Coulee in the US.
Gujarat : Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Friday met the victims of the Dalit family at Una in Gujarat. He said that the Gujarat government is 'anti-Dalit'.
After visiting the Family members of Dalit youth Kanti Mulji Vala who arrested for the murder of head constable Pankaj Amrelia, he said that "The BJP government in Gujarat is anti-Dalit and oppressing Dalits. Those being oppressed by the BJP will teach the party a lesson."
After recording the highest temperature in in India's history in Phalodi, Rajasthan on Friday, the brutal heat wave is now causing some roads in the country to melt.
Jaipur: Severe heat waves continues to affect the normal life in Rajasthan. Phalodi in Jodhpur records the maximum temperature of 51 degree celsius, which is highest recorded temperature in the country since 1956. The capital of the state, Jaipur records the hottest day in the last 11 years, registering 46.5 degrees Celsius.
Phalodi was followed by Churu recording 50.2 degree celsius, Bikaner and Barmer had touched 49.5, Ganganagar at 49.1, Jaisalmer at 49 and Kota at 48.2 degrees Celsius.
Ahmedabad : Main accused of Godhra train attack Farooq Bhana was arrested on Wednesday by Anti-Terrorist Squad(ATS).
Farooq Mohammed Bhana had been on the run for 14 years after the 2002 attack on the Sabarmati Express in Gujarat's Godhra that killed 59 people.