Gujarat

Two Guj cities figure in top 10 Covid19 list of India

Two cities from Gujarat figure in the top 10 list of cities with the highest number of Covid19 cases. Ahmedabad with 9,216 cases is ranked third next only to Mumbai (24,118) and Delhi (11,088) in number of cases across the country. Surat, with 1,193 cases is ranked 10 in the list. In fact, Gujarat is...

TikTok fame Sonu Nayak booked for violating Lockdown norms

The city police on Wednesday, filed a complaint against TikTok Video star Sonu Nayak for violation of lockdown guidelines in the state. She was later released on bail from the Isanpur Police station. Nayak was booked by the cops after she went to the Isanpur bridge and shot a video demanding that Prime Minister Narendra...

398 new cases, 30 deaths take Guj Covid19 total to 12,539, fatality at 749

Gujarat registered 398 new cases of Covid19 on Monday. This is the first time that such a high number of cases is being registered on a single day in the last 24 hours taking the total number of such cases in the state to 12,539. Of the total number of cases, the highest was recorded...

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

One more cop has succumbed to Covid19 in the city, taking the total number of such deaths in the department to two. Overall three cops on duty have died due to the coronavirus in the state so far since the pandemic began. Ahmedabad had on Tuesday reported 395 new cases of Covid19 while the total...

IIM stone-pelting incident: Two detained labourers test positive for Covid19

Two labourers, who were among the 200 detained after a stone pelting incident near IIM Ahmedabad on Monday, have tested positive for Covid19. As per the guidelines, 50 of those arrested in connection with the case were sent for Covid19 test, before they could be presented before a judge. The two who have tested positive...

Guj-born bizman, philanthropist Rizwan Adatia released by kidnappers

Gujarati businessman and philanthropist Rizwan Adatia who was kidnapped in Africa’s Mozambique on April 30 has been released. A media report said that he has been released from Maputo Province in Mozambique although details of the same, including whether a ransom was paid or not, are not known. Adatia is believed to have been held...

Guj university likely to conduct exams in July, session from Aug onwards

Gujarat university is likely to take the remaining exams for various faculties that could not be conducted due to the Covid19 pandemic and the resultant lockdown, in July. The results are also likely to be announced by July end and the new academic session is expected to begin from August onwards, a local media report...

Gujarat govt justifies use of ventilators ‘donated’ by Rajkot firm

Clarifying its stand over the controversy pertaining to the quality of the ventilators ‘donated’ by a Rajkot-based private firm being used for COVID-19 patients in Gujarat,  the state health department has said the ventilators have been certified by an accredited laboratory and fit to use. Health secretary Jayanti Ravi during a press conference on Wednesday...

AMC issues notice to 16 designated Covid19 pvt hospitals for not accepting patients

The Civic body in the city has served notices to 16 private hospitals for refusing to accept Covid19 patients referred to them by the AMC. In all, the civic body had designated 42 hospitals as Covid-19 hospitals and directed them to provide 50% of the total number of beds for patients who were referred by...

In Vadodara, civic officials give social distancing a miss at testing lab inauguration

The much touted social distancing norms went for a toss in Vadodara as officials converged to inaugurate a testing lab at a hospital, local media reports said. Even the Officer on Special Duty (OSD) for Covid19 in Vadodara, Vinod Rao as well as the municipal commissioner Nalin Upadhyay were found to be violating the social...

State transport buses in Guj to ply in five zones from May 20 onwards

State transport buses will ply on select five zones in the state from morning 8 am to 6 pm from May 20 onwards, chief minister Vijay Rupani said in a release. As per the relaxations made available, 1,145 buses will carry out 7,033 trips in the state although none will pass through the containment zones....

Rajkot, Surat get 5-star rating for garbage-free city status

Rajkot and Surat are the only cities from Gujarat to figure in the Centre’s list of 5-star garbage-free cities. The others who made it to the list include Navi Mumbai, Indore, Mysore, and Ambikapur (Chhattisgarh). Ahmedabad, Bagasara, Gandhinagar, Jamnagar and Talala in Gujarat have got a three-star garbage free rating while Vadodara, Bhavnagar, Visavadar, Vyara...