Gujarat

Edu department announces date for varsity exams, admissions

The education department made some announcements regarding the pending university final exams and the admissions to courses in the new academic year. Here is what you need to know. The pending exams for the Under Graduate (UG) terminal final semester and other university exams will begin from June 25 onwards, as per the UGC guidelines....

State home department forgets to promote 17 IPS officers, seeks clearance a second time

Anil Pushpangadhan: Seventeen IPS officers in the state are still waiting for their promotion. The 2006 batch of SP rank officers and the 2016 batch of ASP rank IPS officials were supposed to be given a promotion in January this year. But almost six months into the year, the officials have still not heard anything...

394 new cases, 29 deaths take Guj covid numbers to 14,063; fatalities at 858

Gujarat on Sunday recorded 394 new Covid19 cases and 29 new deaths due to the disease in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of cases in the state now stands at 14,063 while the fatalities due to the disease is 858. Of the total deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, 21...

Covid19 testing norms: HC questions Guj govt, asks if it is trying to artificially control disease data

The Gujarat High Court has questioned the state’s decision not to allow private laboratories to conduct Covid19 tests. It also asked if the state government meant to “artificially control” the Covid19 data in the state. A division bench of Justices JB Pardiwala and IJ Vora in its order on Friday also said the govt’s argument...

Covid19 patient who went missing from SVP Hosp turns up after ‘Eid’ stroll

A Covid19 positive patient, who escaped from SVP hospital while being under treatment, returned to the hospital late at night. The patient had gone missing on Friday night. Sources in the know said that the patient used to work as a bouncer in the SVP Hospital but left his ward to celebrate Eid with his...

Nursing Homes Asso in A’bad questions state’s Covid19 testing norms

Even as questions are being raised about the Covid19 testing numbers in Gujarat, the Ahmedabad Hospital and Nursing Homes Association has written a letter to health secretary Jayanti Ravi raising concerns about the testing norms being followed. The association president Bharat Gadhvi has also raised concerns about the rising death rate in the state and...

One more cop in city succumbs to Covid19, toll touches 3 in police dept

One more cop in the city has succumbed to Covid19 taking the total toll in the police department due to the disease to 3 in Ahmedabad. An Assistant Sub Inspector with the Krishnanagar Police station, Girish Barot, had tested positive for the disease four days ago. He died on Sunday. Barot also had additional complications...

Include corporate hospitals like Zydus, Apollo for COVID-19 treatment in Ahmedabad: HC

The Gujarat High Court has directed additional chief secretary Rajeev Gupta, who is spearheading Ahmedabad’s fight against coronavirus, to talk to the management of eight major hospitals in the city and enter into a memorandum of understanding for enabling COVID-19 treatment in these hospitals. The eight hospitals which feature in the high court’s order include...

Ahmedabad’s COVID-19 case tally crosses 10,000-mark, death toll rises to 669

Gujarat has reported 396 fresh cases of coronavirus in the past 24-hours ending at 5 pm on Saturday. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the state’s coronavirus case tally to 13,669, whereas the case count in Ahmedabad alone has crossed the 10,000-mark. The state also reported 27 fresh deaths that pushed the state’s...

Gujarat High Court lambasts health minister, secretary for poor handling of COVID-19 crisis

The Gujarat High Court has lambasted the state government for its poor handling of the coronavirus pandemic and the shoddy state of affairs in the Ahmedabad Civil Hospital that has accounted for the maximum number of COVID-19 related deaths. During the hearing of multiple petitions concerning the COVID-19 crisis in Gujarat, the division bench of...

Alpesh Thakor demands relaxation in electricity bill for April-May from govt

At a time when people are facing the wrath of the coronavirus pandemic in the state and the implications of the lockdown imposed to contain the spread of the virus, Congress turncoat Alpesh Thakor, who later joined the BJP, has demanded that the state government should provide relaxation to people in electricity bills for the...

Only 7,512 migrants were eligible for travel allowance, Guj govt tells HC

Of 22.5 lakh migrant workers in Gujarat, only 7,512 were registered under the Inter-State Migrant Workmen (IMW) Act and were thus eligible for travel allowance, the state government has informed the Gujarat High Court. The provisions of the IMW Act of 1979 were applicable to only 7,512 workers who were registered under the Act, it...