Co-founder of National Institute of Design, Gira Sarabhai, passes away

Published on July 16, 2021 AHMEDABAD: Gira Sarabhai (98), one of the eldest members of the Sarabhai family, breathed her last at her residence ‘The Retreat’ in Shahibaug area of Ahmedabad. She possibly died due to health-related complications, said family members. She was daughter of textile magnet Ambalal Sarabhai and sister of space pioneer Dr … Continue reading Co-founder of National Institute of Design, Gira Sarabhai, passes away

Ahmedabad: 28% footpaths encroached on by parking, says Cept study

Published on July 16, 2021 AHMEDABAD: A study carried out by Cept University on city roads revealed that only 252km of the city’s road network has footpaths, which is 15% of the total length. Of the total, about 71km or 28% cannot be used by pedestrians as the pavement is blocked by on-road parking. The … Continue reading Ahmedabad: 28% footpaths encroached on by parking, says Cept study

Ahmedabad: Study suggests extension of existing AMTS, BRTS routes

Published on July 14, 2021 AHMEDABAD: With addition of metro route in upcoming years, Ahmedabad would have three public transport modes - AMTS, BRTS and metro. The student projects, displayed as part of Summer Exhibition at CEPT University tried to address the issue of transport management. As part of the strategic plan for urban transport … Continue reading Ahmedabad: Study suggests extension of existing AMTS, BRTS routes

Only 12% of Ahmedabad uses public transport, says study

Published on July 14, 2021 AHMEDABAD: How many Amdavadis hail public transport --the good old AMTS bus, the hyped BRT or the promising metro operational on a limited stretch -- as their mode of travel? A study carried out by CEPT University students revealed that the number is merely 12%. Against this, 27%, which is … Continue reading Only 12% of Ahmedabad uses public transport, says study

Ahmedabad: One-way airfare to Canada costs students 10% of total course fee

Published on July 12, 2021 AHMEDABAD: Parents of Chetan Khatri (name changed), a Ghatlodia resident, were in for a shock when they started checking the availability of flights to Canada. “I have got admission in a PG diploma course for business management at a reputable university in Canada for the Fall semester (starting from September). … Continue reading Ahmedabad: One-way airfare to Canada costs students 10% of total course fee

Ahmedabad: 3.1kg tumour removed from three year-old girl’s stomach, 22% of patient’s weight

July 11, 2021 AHMEDABAD: When a three year-old girl’s stomach started inflating, her parents got worried. Initially, they though that their sedentary lifestyle and excessive eating may have caused bloating. However, when the stomach kept growing, alarm bells started ringing. By this time, the child could barely sit, stand or even breath properly. Her scans … Continue reading Ahmedabad: 3.1kg tumour removed from three year-old girl’s stomach, 22% of patient’s weight

Gujarat: 70% of last year’s organ donation level achieved

Published on July 11, 2021 AHMEDABAD: In the past one and a half months, the state recorded more than seven donations of organs retrieved from cadavers. While the cadaver donation was hit by Covid-19 in 2020, the entire year had recorded 36 such donations. In comparison, the first six months of 2021 have witnessed 25 … Continue reading Gujarat: 70% of last year’s organ donation level achieved

Too hot to handle: High temperature hits mating, reproduction in fruit flies

Published on July 9, 2021 AHMEDABAD: If the current hot and humid weather is making Amdavadis uneasy, a new research from the Ahmedabad University (AhdUni) pointed that rising temperatures due to climate change may be a life and death matter for the tiny insects that are highly susceptible to heat shocks. Two recently-published studies claimed … Continue reading Too hot to handle: High temperature hits mating, reproduction in fruit flies