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Congress appoints Tamradhwaj Sahu as observer ahead of local body polls in Gujarat

With the dates for the local body elections already announced for Gujarat, the Congress has appointed Tamradhwaj Sahu as senior All India Congress Committee (AICC) observer. Sahu will oversee the party’s election campaign and coordination for the upcoming local body polls in Gujarat.  Sahu’s appointment has been made with immediate effect by Congress chief Sonia...

Sadiq Jamal encounter: CBI opposes discharge application of ex-cops

The CBI has opposed the discharge application filed by retired DySP Tarun Barot and another policeman Chhatrasinh Chudasama before the CBI Court in the Sadiq Jamal Mehtar encounter case of 2003. The CBI submitted before the court that there is enough evidence against the accused former cops. It said the process to frame the charges...

Civic body polls in Gujarat to be held in 2 phases. Here are the dates…

The local body elections or civic body polls in Gujarat have been announced and will be held in two phases. In the first phase of the civic body elections on February 21, polls will be held for municipal corporations. The results for the same will be declared on February 23. The last date for filling...

Court permits man accused of murder to undergo narco test

A court in Ahmedabad has permitted a man accused in a 2018 murder case to undergo a narco test. The court allowed accused Jitendra Bhadoriya to undergo a narco test after he moved an application before the court seeking the same. The court directed the investigating officer to remain present during the test which will...

Gujarat high court grants interim relief to law grad to appear for Bar examination

The Gujarat High Court on Friday granted interim relief to a law graduate to appear in the AIBE examination (All India Bar Examination) on January 24. The student’s enrollment application had been pending for more than a year with the Bar Council of Gujarat. Justice SH Vora of Gujarat High Court that the petitioner is...

25-year-old man in Surat lures child with mobile, then rapes her

A 25-year-old man has been arrested for the alleged rape of an 11-year-old in Surat. The man lured the child to his house by getting her addicted to mobile phone use. As per a complaint registered with the Godadara Police, Dilip Pal is the neighbour of the 11-year-old. He got her interested in his mobile...

Thalassemia-affected child given infected blood in Rajkot Civil Hospital, tests positive for HIV

An alleged negligence on the part of the blood bank and civil hospital in Rajkot resulted in a 14-year-old thalassemia-affected child getting infected with HIV. The child was allegedly given a blood transfusion without it being tested for HIV. The blood was given at KT Children Hospital. Later the blood report of the child came...

Rs2.20 lakh kept in bank locker in Vadodara destroyed by termites!

Rs2.20 lakh worth of cash kept in a bank locker of Bank Of Baroda in Vadodara was destroyed by termites. The account holder has now asked the bank to refund her the money. Rehna Desarwala had a bank locker with Bank Of Baroda’s Pratapnagar branch. She had kept Rs2.20 lakh in locker number 252. When...

Gujarat High Court issues notice to state over compulsory COVID duty for doctors serving bond

The Gujarat High Court on Friday issued notice to the state government in a petition filed by over 300 MBBS bonded doctors. The doctors have challenged the health department’s notification calling for compulsory COVID-19 duty for them. The division bench of Chief Justice – Vikramnath and JB Pardiwala orally observed “Please resist from sending police...

ED books Surat BJP V-P & ex-income tax officer PVS Sharma for money laundering

The Enforcement Directorate has filed a case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act against Surat BJP vice-president and former income tax officer PVS Sharma. PVS Sharma has been booked under the Money Laundering Act in connection with a case in which his company showed fake circulation to get government advertisements worth Rs2.70 crore. Earlier...

Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani announces new GIDCs in 8 districts of the state

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani announced the setting up of new GIDCs, allocation of plots through the online draw, and development of model estates and multistoried sheds in the state on Friday. The chief minister announced the initiatives at a function of GIDC that was held virtually. Rupani announced the setting up of new GIDC...

Woman applies for a vehicle loan, gets a marriage certificate!

A woman who applied for a vehicle finance loan ended up getting a marriage certificate in return for the application she made! The incident was reported from the Vadodara district in Gujarat. The woman had given her documents to an agent to get a loan for a two-wheeler. Later, instead of a loan disbursal letter,...