In the first six months of 2013, Ahmedabad recorded 66 per cent decline — the highest among major cities in the country — in the number of new housing projects launched. Between January and June, about 1,700 new housing units were launched, which is significantly less than the 5,000-odd units that were launched during the same period in 2012, stated a report by global consultant Cushman & Wakefield (C&W) released on Tuesday.
Gaurakshaks held for ‘attacking’ butchers
The police arrested five gaurakshaks (cattle protectors) on Monday evening in Navsari for allegedly beating up butchers, a video clip of which was apparently circulated in the area. According to the police, the incident took place near Maroli outpost in Navsari district on April 5. Gaurakshaks stopped a tempo near Maroli crossroads that was ferrying cattle and allegedly beat the persons travelling in the vehicle.