Gujarat

AMC declares 15 new micro containment zones, 9 removed from list; total at 46 in city

As Ahmedabad continues to report on an average 200 new COVID-19 cases everyday, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has announced 15 new micro containment zones in the city. It has also removed nine from the list. Earlier the total number of micro containment zones in the city was 40. Now, this figure stands at 46. The...

Guj records 620 new COVID-19 cases, total touches 32,643; death toll at 1,848

Gujarat on Tuesday recorded 620 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. This is the fourth consecutive day of the state recording over 600 cases. With this, the total number of cases in the state now stands at 32,643 while the death toll is 1,848. The state recorded 20 new deaths due to the disease...

Guj govt cancels GTU exams scheduled to be held from Thursday, next day to be announced in future

The Gujarat government in a release said that the Gujarat Technological University (GTU) Exams scheduled to be held from Thursday onwards has been cancelled. The government said that the exams have been postponed as per the Centre’s instruction. The students had earlier been protesting against the scheduled exams demanding that they be postponed in view...

Mob attacks and injures 4 cops who try to stop illegal sand mining in Bhuj

Four cops were injured in Bhuj after a mob attacked them when they tried to stop illegal sand mining in the area. The incident happened in Juna village of Bhuj in Kutch district on Monday night. All injured cops were admitted to a hospital and are reported to be stable. The cops have identified the...

To know availability of COVID-19 beds in pvt hospitals, dial this helpline number

A 24-hour helpline can now let you know about the availability of beds for COVID-19 treatment in private hospitals in the city. The helpline numbers are 079-26409999 and 079-26403333. The helpline was jointly launched by The Ahmedabad Hospitals and Nursing Homes Association (AHNA) and the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) on Tuesday. The helpline will also...

11 saints at Swaminarayan temple in Maninagar test positive for COVID-19

Eleven saints of the Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan in Maninagar have tested positive for COVID-19, media reports said on Wednesday. The eleven have been shifted to various medical facilities and their condition is reported to be stable. The rest of the people and saints who came in contact with the infected patients have been quarantined within...

IAS Gaurav Dahiya registers FIR against Leenu Singh

In a fresh twist to the infamous Gaurav Dahiya-Leenu Singh saga, the Gujarat-cadre IAS officer, who is under suspension for ‘misconduct’ and ‘moral turpitude’, has filed an FIR against Leenu with Delhi Police for allegedly threatening him, extortion, and defamation. Notably, Leenu had claimed that she had married Dahiya and given birth to his child,...

Lightning kills seven in Gujarat, including two children

Lightning strike in Saurashtra region of Gujarat killed seven people including two children on Tuesday. Media reports said that a 35-year-old woman and her 12-year-old son were struck by lightning at their farm in Rakka village at Lalpur in Jamnagar district.  Three people died after lightning struck them at two different villages in Botad while...

Guj records 620 new COVID-19 cases, total touches 32,643; death toll at 1,848

Gujarat on Tuesday recorded 620 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. This is the fourth consecutive day of the state recording over 600 cases.. With this, the total number of cases in the state now stands at 32,643 while the death toll is 1,848. The state recorded 20 new deaths due to the disease...

AMC declares 2 more micro containment zones, removes six others

The AMC in a meeting on Tuesday decided to remove six societies from the micro containment list. But two new societies were added due to the high number of COVID-19 cases being reported from them. A released from the civic body said that at present there are 44 micro containment zones within the AMC limit...

Make-up artist with Guj film industry accuses director, his brother of raping her

A woman artist associated with the Gujarati film industry has accused an associate director and his brother of raping her over several months. A complaint to this effect was filed with the Chandkheda police station. The complaint states that the director lured her with the promise of marriage and took her to Dwarka, Rajkot, Diu,...

Himanshu Panday appointed as V-C Gujarat University for a second term

Himanshu Pandya has been given a second term as the vice-chancellor of Gujarat University. The Gujarat government on Tuesday made an announcement to this regard appointing Panday as the vice-chancellor.  Pandya had stepped down as vice-chancellor after his term ended on May 15. But Pandya was being considered for a second stint and the state...