Express news service : Ahmedabad/ Surat, Fri Sep 21 2012, 05:24 hrsReacting to the state government’s advertisements in Gujarati language newspapers accusing the central policies of harming cotton farmers in the state, senior Congress leader and former Union textile minister Shankersinh Vaghela on Thursday dared Chief Minister Narendra Modi to give evidence if his government had spent even a single rupee for helping cotton farmers and taking any measures to promote cotton cultivation and production in the state.
Recounting several measures that he claimed the central government had taken for the benefit of cotton farmers, Vaghela said, “Modi only enjoys expertise in speaking lies and misguiding the people.”
Surat private clinic under lens for banned tests
SURAT: Health officials on Thursday raided Soham Hospital at Varachha road in the city and sealed machines allegedly used for pre-natal sex determination. Dr Vithal Patel, who owns the clinic, is being questioned. Patel also owns Smith Hospital and Maternity Home in Kapodara area. District Health Officer Dr K R Kanchchal said, “We suspect many more clinics in Varachha, Kapdoara and Punagam areas could be carrying out such tests. This is the second case we have found in Varachha area in the past three weeks. We plan to carry out more such raids.”