In a first, the State Bank of India installed a solar-operated biometric ATM machine at Dhordo village in Banni grassland. The bank hopes to open a new chapter by not only turning environmentfriendly, but also reaching out to rural populace.

Bhuj: About 100 cows died after they were not properly fed and left to survive in an inundated panjrapole (cowshed) in Satapar village in Anjar taluka of Kutch over the past week. The animals suddenly started dying since Wednesday evening.

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Bhuj: In the first of its kind development, people of Dordo village in Banni are all set to foray into hospitality sector by setting up a village resort, showcasing ancient architecture of Kutch with traditional Kutchi cuisine on its menu. The mini resort will be run by the village panchayat with the help from state tourism department.

Bhuj: Semi-arid landscape around Bhuj and adjoining towns is well on its way to metamorphosing into a land with high-rises vying for space in the sky, five years down the line. Real estate developers aim to design the land on the lines of Sharjah, market sources said.

Bhuj/ Amreli: Three persons

Ahmedabad/Bhuj: The new jail in this town on the Indo-Pak border is finally ready. The 100-year-old Bhuj jail had collapsed in the January 26 quake of 2001 and more than 150 inmates, including six Pakistanis, booked for smuggling RDX into Gujarat, had escaped.

Decentralized Waste Water Treatment System View image A poor Gujarat locality pays to treat its sewage ecologically The 2001 earthquake left 70,000 families homeless in Bhuj. About 800 of them

Until a month ago the Adani Group, the proponent of Mundra sez in Kutch district of Gujarat, had been on a roll, buying land at dirt-cheap rates, though some in the political circle and real-estate

April 15. Zarapara village, Mundra taluka, Kutch. More than 3,000 men and women gathered to attend a gram sabha meeting called to discuss the transfer of the village grazing land for the Mundra