AHMEDABAD: The Gujarat government will file a review petition on Tuesday to stop Gir lions from being translocated to Madhya Pradesh.

Officials are set to file a review petition against the Supreme Court's April 15 order which said some Lions should be sent to the neighbouring state's Palpur Kuno Sanctuary.

AHMEDABAD: Around 4.30pm on October 30, 2009, a press conference was being addressed by top industrialists and bureaucrats who had returned with chief minister Narendra Modi from Russia.

The press conference had just ended when this journalist got an SMS stating that Modi had been detected with swine flu. Apparently, the blood sample was broken into two and sent to Civil Hospitals in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar. Both tests were positive but hardly anyone knew this was Modi's blood — the test-tubes were marked 'Rameshbhai'.

Taller Buildings To Be Encouraged Over Wide Area

Ahmedabad: Raising the floor space index (FSI) by up to 30% across Ahmedabad to create more affordable housing units will be the thrust of the new development plan (DP) likely to be announced on Friday. The plan, which covers 1,772 sq km covering 68 villages, is expected to raise the FSI from the existing 1.2 in R-2 zones — construction of 1,200 sq yards on a plot of 1,000 sq yards — to 1.8, thus paving way for vertical growth on outskirts.

3,000 More May Get Partially-Hit Tag In Saurashtra

Gandhinagar: On Wednesday morning, residents in Amreli left every other chore so that they could store water. The Saurashtra town received water supply after a gap of 20 days! Fearing that situation may get out of hands, the state government plans to declare about 1,000 villages as drought affected and an additional 3,000 villages as partially-affected. The move comes after MLAs from Saurashtra and Kutch —the two regions have received just 35% of the average rainfall — raised issues like drinking water scarcity, fodder shortage and migration on the sidelines of the two-day assembly session.