GTPL’s Broadband growth doubles on COVID demand

GTPL Hathway, a cable and broadband network provider focused on Western and Central India, said it has already crossed its full-year target for new broadband connections within the first six months of the year, and has therefore doubled its target for FY21. At the beginning of this financial year, the company had guided towards adding […]

Move over Kerala! Gujarat is the new star in COVID-19 fight

Even as the rest of the country is seeing an accelerated increase in the number of new Coronavirus cases reported every day, the western Indian state of Gujarat has is reporting a surprising decline in the number of active cases every day. It has also shown a remarkable stability in the number of new COVID-19 […]

Delhi, TN, Haryana flatten the Coronavirus curve in India

Five states in India have so far ‘flattened’ the Coronavirus curve in India, while the situation in nine states continues to be cause for concern. In all, four states are seeing strong daily increases in COVID-19 numbers. These are Maharashtra and Gujarat — the most worrisome — as well as Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh (see […]

CORONAVIRUS: Gujarat overtakes Delhi for No.2 spot, leads in death rate

With an addition of 127 cases so far today, the western Indian state of Gujarat has dislodged the national capital Delhi as the state with the second highest number of Coronavirus 2019 cases in India. The state, which also crossed the 2,000 patient milestone today, also has the highest death rate — along with Madhya […]

Nila Infra gets first contract from Dholera Industrial City

Construction major Nila Infrastructures Limited said it has received a contract to build a public services building for Dholera Industrial City Development Limited (Dholera ICDL) at a cost of Rs 46.21 cr. The building, to be constructed in the Dholera Special Investment Region (Dholera SIR), has to be completed in 545 days, and is the […]

GTPL targets higher share of cable fees, no brand merger with Jio

Gujarat-based cable feed provider and broadband operator GTPL Hathway said it will try to retain a higher share of what consumers pay every month, and is not currently looking to bring its broadband business under the Reliance Jio brand. In its cable feed business, GTPL retains only about Rs 30 out of the Rs 130 […]

Reliance Infra gets LoA for Hirasar airport in Gujarat

Anil Ambani Group’s construction arm Reliance Infrastructure said it has got the letter of award for a Rs 648 crore contract to build a new greenfield Airport at Hirasar in Rajkot district of Gujarat. The airport is to be completed within 30 months. The new airport is being constructed at a location near National Highway […]

23 GW of solar parks sanctioned in India, Gujarat No.1

Gujarat, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh are emerging as the top destinations for large, utility scale solar projects in India, according to numbers from the Minister of New and Renewable Energy. According to data for Government of India’s “Solar Parks and Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects” scheme, Gujarat ranked as the state with the highest number […]

Real Estate player Sobha enters Gujarat with 500-cr GIFT project

Bangalore-based real estate player Sobha Ltd said it will enter the Gujarat market with a Rs 500-cr residential project in GIFT City in Ahmedabad. The project will have about 1,000 apartments that to support the ‘walk to work’ concept underlying the smart city, the company said. Ajay Pandey, MD and Group CEO of GIFT City […]

Sensex likely to ‘show’ Gujarat Exit Poll results before TV channels

The Indian stock markets are today expected to reflect the results of exit polls from the second phase of Gujarat state elections by the afternoon, even as television channels have to wait till the end of voting to show the results. Several channels, including Times Now, ABP and CNN News18 have tied up with pollsters […]

Ahmedabad cops deny permission to roadshow by Modi, Rahul

The Ahmedabad administration has denied permission to the ‘roadshows’ planned by Rahul Gandhi and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad tomorrow. The separate roadshows would have featured Modi and Rahul Gandhi traversing the city in a last minute effort to boost their respective parties’ chances. Parts of the state, including Ahmedabad, are scheduled to go […]

I am low-caste, but I do high work – Modi replies to Aiyer

Mani Shankar Aiyar tried to undo the damage he caused to the party’s prospects in Gujarat by calling Narendra Modi — who hails from a group classified under the Other Backward Communities — ‘neech’ (low or low-caste), but Modi sought to take advantage of the controversy by seizing on the remark. “Hindi is not my […]

TRAI asks RCom to generate MNP code for 4.4 mln subs; puts Oct 30 deadline

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has asked Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications to generate unique porting codes for all its 43.62 lakh GSM subscribers in Gujarat and send it to them by SMS. It has also granted an exemption to the 90-day lock-in rule for new customers who joined RCom or those who ported into […]

RCom to shut down 2G GSM network in Gujarat

Reliance Communications said it has asked subscribers in Gujarat to move to its 4G network as its 2G spectrum in the state is expiring at the end of this month. “The Company has initiated migration of its customers in Gujarat circle to an all 4G network, prior to expiry of 2G spectrum in that circle […]