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November 15, 2001 - November 17, 2001

GCMMF gets award for quality Saturday, November 17, 2001

Source - AsianAge
Ahmedabad: Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Limited has been conferred with the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Award.

It is considered equivalent to Malcolm Balridge National Quality Award of USA and European Quality Award, for achievements of an organisation in terms of excellence in business results, business processes, customer satisfaction as well as societal and environmental impact.

GCMMF, the apex marketing body of the well known brands Amul, Sagar and Dhara is a cooperative federation of more than 2 million milk producers of Gujarat.

News Source : The AsianAge [ The coolest newspaper for city ]


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Can(e) with creativity, little money Saturday, November 17, 2001

By Sapna Behl, AsianAge
Ahmedabad: Furniture is an integral and essential part of any house and with new varieties of furniture coming in, the kind of furniture one makes a definite statement.

Cane furniture, which until now was predominantly used only as garden furniture, has now acquired a new definition. Using cane furniture is the “in” thing these days. Cane suits a rustic setting as well as an urban one.

The use of cane characterises weightlessness and adaptability, both to open and enclosed spaces. Since these days people prefer apartments to bungalows, using cane furniture is an added advantage. It consumes lesser space and gives the house an elegant look.

Cane is termed as a giant grass which grows like Ivy and produces good solid timber, unlike bamboo which is hollow. Raidan, jatti, hill-jatti, andaman -cane, and haddi cane are the different types of cane which are utilised.

The unique properties of cane are toughness, strength flexibility, elasticity and durability which together with the various designs offer a range of furniture and useful decorative products. Priced at Rs 1,500 and above for teapoy, Rs 3,000 to Rs10,000 for dining table, Rs 500 to Rs 2,000 for garden swings and Rs 4,500 to 15,000 for sofasets, the furniture is easy on one’s pocket.

Apart from furniture, even lampshades, travelling baskets, fruit baskets, trays and many other kinds of showpieces are prepared from cane. Yasinbhai, the owner of CaneDecora at Relief Road has been in this business for many years, but according to him the sale is on a rise this year. Majority of his customers have been young couples. “Many of them buy furniture, which is ready or otherwise they give us designs and we make accordingly,” he says.

Yasinbhai supplies cane furniture to hotels too. Mohammad Hussain, the owner of Modern Cane Furniture, has been in this business since 1957. He has supplied furniture to many hotels and resturants in the city. He also make furniture according to the customer’s designs.

He claims that although he gives a guarantee for only 5 years, the furniture lasts for 40 to 50 years.

News Source : The AsianAge [ The coolest newspaper for city ]


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CM spends Diwali with quake-affected families Thursday, November 15, 2001

TIMES NEWS NETWORK
AHMEDABAD: Chief Minister Narendra Modi and his Cabinet colleagues visited the quake-affected regions on Diwali Day and shared the grief of families who lost their dear ones on the Republic Day killer quake.

Modi spent the whole day at Chaubari village in Bhachau taluka, where 510 people of the 9,000-odd population had died in the quake, and consoled the victims' kin. In Trumbo village in the same taluka, Modi lighted lamps in memory of those who lost their lives and then joined in the Ram dhun at a village temple, creating a poignant scene in the rural Kutch that was devastated in the earthquake. Modi told the villagers that he had come to share their grief. On a request from a Dalit woman, who lost her 18-year-old son, the chief minister obliged by visiting her small shattered house and even had a brunch of a rotla and chhas with the bereaved family.

He was overwhelmed to see that the village folks were busy reconstructing their houses. Modi said he was there to boost their morale in the rehabilitation task which was being assisted by the state government.

Modi said he has also asked the ministers and MPs to reach out in the affected areas to share the grief.

Assembly speaker Dhirubhai Shah accompanied Modi in the tour.

Union textiles minister Kashiram Rana was in Halvad taluka while other Union ministers like Vallabhbhai Kathiria and Harin Pathak visited Anjar and Santalpur respectively. State BJP president Rajendrasinh Rana was at Morbi in Rajkot district while BJP women's wing president Bhavnaben Dave was in Surendranagar district along with other women members for the same purpose.

Other ministers like Suresh Mehta, Ashok Bhatt, Kanjibhai Patel, Haren Pandya, Purshottam Roopala, Gordhanbhai Zadaphia also visited the villages assigned to them.

News Source : The Times of India [India's best Newspaper]


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CM spends Diwali with quake-affected families Thursday, November 15, 2001

TIMES NEWS NETWORK
AHMEDABAD: Chief Minister Narendra Modi and his Cabinet colleagues visited the quake-affected regions on Diwali Day and shared the grief of families who lost their dear ones on the Republic Day killer quake.

Modi spent the whole day at Chaubari village in Bhachau taluka, where 510 people of the 9,000-odd population had died in the quake, and consoled the victims' kin. In Trumbo village in the same taluka, Modi lighted lamps in memory of those who lost their lives and then joined in the Ram dhun at a village temple, creating a poignant scene in the rural Kutch that was devastated in the earthquake. Modi told the villagers that he had come to share their grief. On a request from a Dalit woman, who lost her 18-year-old son, the chief minister obliged by visiting her small shattered house and even had a brunch of a rotla and chhas with the bereaved family.

He was overwhelmed to see that the village folks were busy reconstructing their houses. Modi said he was there to boost their morale in the rehabilitation task which was being assisted by the state government.

Modi said he has also asked the ministers and MPs to reach out in the affected areas to share the grief.

Assembly speaker Dhirubhai Shah accompanied Modi in the tour.

Union textiles minister Kashiram Rana was in Halvad taluka while other Union ministers like Vallabhbhai Kathiria and Harin Pathak visited Anjar and Santalpur respectively. State BJP president Rajendrasinh Rana was at Morbi in Rajkot district while BJP women's wing president Bhavnaben Dave was in Surendranagar district along with other women members for the same purpose.

Other ministers like Suresh Mehta, Ashok Bhatt, Kanjibhai Patel, Haren Pandya, Purshottam Roopala, Gordhanbhai Zadaphia also visited the villages assigned to them.

News Source : The Times of India [India's best Newspaper]


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Fire in factory, four serious Thursday, November 15, 2001

TIMES NEWS NETWORK
AHMEDABAD: A massive fire partially gutted a dye manufacturing unit in the Naroda GIDC premises on Wednesday, injuring four workers seriously. The fire broke out at around 2.30 pm in a shed in the solvent recovery plant of Phoenix Petrochem _ a part of Dalal enterprises.

According to inspector K K Mysorewala, the fire damaged raw materials and machinery worth around Rs 40 lakh. Mysorewala investigating the case told TNN that the fire occurred when acidic fumes emitted in the process came in contact with a live electric wire. The factory, located in plot No. 7 of the GIDC, manufactures textile dyes for which solvent is used as a base.

The four persons who suffered serious burns have been identified as Govindbhai (40), Natwarbhai (45), Jogeshwarbhai (30) and 27-year-old Sanjaybhai. They were rushed to the Civil Hospital. They were believed to have suffered around 60 per cent burns.

Ahmedabad fire brigade chief fire officer Bipin Jadeja said the entire shed, spread over 7,000 sq metres, was gutted along with another which also was partially burnt.

Owner of the factory Tushar Dalal rushed to the spot to assess the damage.

A case will be filed only after forensic examinations, police sources said.

News Source : The Times of India [India's best Newspaper]


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