QAhmedabad: Dr HL Trivedi Dies; AMC to Pay Rs 48 Lakh Interest

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 President Pranab Mukherjee presenting the Padma Shri Award to Dr. Hargovind Laxmishanker Trivedi, at a Civil Investiture Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on 8 April  2015 

1. Pioneering Nephrologist, Patriot ‘Who Cared’ for His Country, Hl Trivedi Dies

Renowned nephrologist, immunologist and stem cell researcher Padma Shri Dr HL Trivedi (87) breathed his last on Wednesday afternoon (2 October) after being on life support for nearly two months and under critical care.

He had been admitted at Kidney Hospital in the city since 20 July in critical condition. He had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease nearly two-and-half years ago and since then had various age-related ailments.

Dr Trivedi’s body will be kept at the Institute of Kidney Disease and Research (IKDRC-ITS) premises from 8 am To 11 am on 3 October so that people can pay their respects before he is cremated.

Founder and director of the same hospital in which he died, Kidney Hospital, which comes under the ambit of Civil Hospital, Dr Trivedi achieved pioneering feats in reconstructive surgery of the kidney using laparoscopic techniques.

(Source: Indian Express)


2. Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation to Pay Rs 48.51 Lakh Interest for Not Refunding Deposit

The Gujarat State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has come down heavily on the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) for not refunding the entire deposit made by society while applying for construction permission, which was eventually rejected by the civic body. The commission has also imposed interest of Rs 48.51 lakh on the civic body for the delay in processing the complete refund.

As per the case details, the society—Victoria Jubilee Dispensary Society—had applied for some constructions in its premises for which it deposited Rs 1.73 crore with the AMC under various heads for the necessary permission in 2008. The application was rejected in 2009.

Thereafter, the society moved an application for the refund of the amount. However, only Rs 1.54 crore was refunded after around 4 years of the deposit. When all its efforts to get a refund of the remaining Rs 19.12 lakh failed, it approached the commission against the civic body.

(Source: DNA)

3. Environment Labs Will Be Set up in Schools: Vijay Rupani

To integrate value education with environment protection and to sensitise students about it, environment labs would be set up in state schools, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said on Wednesday, 2 October.

“Subject of environment will be integrated with moral values of Gandhi’s life in all schools of the state and environment labs will be set up in all the primary schools of the state so that environment protection becomes a samskar (ritual) for students,” an official release from the state information department quoted Rupani as saying.

The CM was addressing an all-religion prayer meeting organised at Kirti Mandir in Porbandar to mark the 151st birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Kirti Mandir is the birthplace of Gandhi. Rupani said that the state government planted 1.5 crore trees in the state under ek balak, ek vruksha (one tree per child) campaign to protect the environment.

(Source: Indian Express)


4. 30,000 Schoolkids Write to Mahatma Gandhi, Apprise Him of State of the Nation

Surprised at the courage a man as frail as Mahatma Gandhi could show, a promise about handwriting improvement and water conservation and questions about how come he managed to drive out the British but not their language are some of the questions, praises, and criticism that 30,000 primary school students have written in a letter to Bapu.

The 20,000 letters written on a postcard addressed to Mahatma Gandhi have already arrived at the Sabarmati Ashram in the city. The students in their letters also apprised Bapu of how his countrymen have given up on non-violence and how alcohol consumption is widespread in the country.

Some of the students have requested Bapu to return to the country as deceit and lies have crossed all limits. The letters are part of an exercise that students of Class 6, 7 and 8 participated in the Learning Non-Violence (LNV) programme.

(Source: DNA)

5. Mother of Man Who Eloped With Ex-Wife Beaten Up, Four Arrested

The Rajpipla police in Narmada district on Wednesday, 2 October arrested four people from Gambhirpura village in Garudeshwar for attacking a woman from the same village and injuring her severely.

Police said the accused Sukhabhai Tadvi, Akshay Tadvi, Kajal Tadvi and Taraben Tadvi were enraged over Sukhabhai’s daughter Minakshi Tadvi eloping with the victim, Vechiben Tadvi’s son, Anil, for the second time.Anil eloped with Minakshi in April this year and the couple had got married in a court and returned home. Four months later in August, the couple got divorced, the police said. However, a week ago, Anil and Minakshi eloped again from their house and are yet to be traced.So

Anil eloped with Minakshi in April this year and the couple had got married in a court and returned home. Four months later in August, the couple got divorced, the police said. However, a week ago, Anil and Minakshi eloped again from their house and are yet to be traced.

(Source: Indian Express)

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