QAhmedabad: Dassault Not Invited to Vibrant Gujarat, This & More

Recently elected BJP MLA Kunvarji Bavaliya Friday denied media reports that he will be made deputy CM of Gujarat

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi releases a publication at the inauguration of Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2017 in Gandhinagar, Gujarat on Tuesday. 

1. No Invitation for Dassault to Vibrant Gujarat Summit This Year

The Gujarat government decided to avoid any sort of controversy by deciding not to invite Dassault Aviation, an aircraft manufacturing company, to the Vibrant Gujarat Summit.

The state government will be organising a plenary meet of representatives from the defence sector on January 18, during the Vibrant Gujarat Summit (VGS), which Sitharaman, experts, and other corporate representatives are expected to attend.

Jai Prakash Shivahare, CEO, Dholera SIR special project, said that major players are being roped in. However, Shivhare further said that it would be difficult accommodate everyone in the panel discussion, as there is a limitation that need to be consider.

“We have focused on some particular players. Bharat Forge is the biggest player in India and Lockheed Martin and Airbus are major international players,” he said.

(Source: DNA Ahmedabad)

2. Bavaliya Denies Reports of Becoming Dy Chief Minister

Recently elected Gujarat BJP MLA Kunvarji Bavaliya Friday denied media reports that he will be made deputy chief minister. Reports appearing in a section of the local media said the veteran legislator will be made deputy chief minister. Bavaliya, however, dismissed such reports as ‘rumours’.

Elected in a bypoll from Jasdan assembly seat in Rajkot district last month, Bavaliya is already a minister in the Vijay Rupani-led BJP government. Bavaliya, said he would work hard so that his party wins all the 26 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat in the ensuing polls.

"No all these are rumours. I don't know from where it has come," Bavaliya said when asked about the reports. "I will do whatever the party says. I will work as a soldier and in association with other party leaders, ensure the BJP wins all the 26 seats," he told reporters in Rajkot.

(Source: PTI)

3. HC Refuses to Quash FIR Against Man Accused of Raping Daughter

The Gujarat High Court refused to quash an FIR filed against a man for allegedly raping his minor daughter, a student of class XII, who was residing with him due to a matrimonial dispute between her parents.

Despite the fact that he had successfully 'coerced' his daughter to file an affidavit stating that they had arrived at a ‘compromise’ and the FIR be quashed, the court refused any relief to the man. Instead, a fine of Rs 10,000 was imposed on the man and did not even allow his advocate to withdraw the petition.

The court held that the victim was a minor and is not competent to give consent for quashing. The court had then posted the matter after two months as the girl was supposed to attain the age of majority by then.

(Source: DNA Ahmedabad)

4. High Court Grants Temporary Bail to Vismay Shah in Prohibition Case

The Gujarat High Court on Friday granted temporary bail to BMW hit-and-run convict Vismay Shah, his newly-wed wife, and four others, who are presently behind bars in connection with a prohibition case. While providing the relief, the court clarified that the accused should not leave Ahmedabad.

The court also issued a notice to the state government directing it to file its reply in the matter by the next hearing of the cases.

Six persons were arrested by Gandhinagar police while they were having a liquor party at a farmhouse on December 26. They had to move the Gujarat High Court after a Gandhinagar court rejected their bail plea.

However, the accused failed to get any relief as three high court judges—Justice Umesh Trivedi, Justice AP Thaker, and Justice VB Mayani recused themselves from hearing the bail pleas.

(Source: DNA Ahmedabad)

5. IAF Opens Air Base to Move Donated Organs

On Friday The Indian Air Force opened its Jamnagar Air Base for a private air ambulance to shift eyes and liver of a brain dead youth from Jamnagar to Ahmedabad. The base was opened after the Gujarat government requested the South Western Air Commant (SWAC) to allow use of its airbase.

The IAF was seen in action after deceased Niraj Faliya’s kin decided to donate his organs after he met his maker in a road accident in Surat. Faliya’s heart was successfully transferred in a 54-year-old man, Dinesh Macwan, who is suffering from critical heart condition for the past 15 years and is surviving on a pacemaker.

Faliya’s kidneys were donated to Institute of Kidney Disease and Research Centre and were transplanted in a Vapi resident Suresh Sharma (50) and a 12-year-old boy from Surat, Azaad Ghevaria.

(Source: Times of India)

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