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Central team in Amreli to take stock of cyclone Tauktae damage

A team from the Centre arrived in Amreli on Thursday to assess the damage caused by cyclone Tauktae. The inter-ministerial seven-member team was led by Prakash, joint secretary in the Union Home Ministry, a release said. The other members of the team included officers from the Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Finance, Power, Fisheries, Rural Development,...

Gujarat to begin production of drug ingredient for COVAXIN

The state on Friday said Gujarat will soon start production of a drug substance used for the manufacturing of COVAXIN, the India-made COVID vaccine. The state said given the COVID situation it had become imperative to accelerate the production of the COVID vaccine and hence production needed to be expanded through contract manufacturing. Considering this,...

Constable at Sardarnagar police station demands Rs25 k for self, Rs1 lakh for PI to not hit accused trader!

Complaint filed after trader recorded the conversation and sent it to top cop A constable investigating a case filed against a trader in the year 2020 demanded Rs25,000 for himself and Rs1 lakh for the police inspector of the station to not hit the accused in the case. The trader recorded the conversation and sent...

For a week now, COVID cases in Ahmedabad below 1000, Gujarat’s recovery rate zooms to 92%

COVID cases in Gujarat continued to stay below 5,000 on Thursday for the eighth consecutive day. For 14 days now the total cases in Gujarat have fallen below the 10,000 mark. The state registered 2,869 new infections per day in the last 24 hours. In all, 9,302 patients were discharged during the same period. Thirty-three...

Flyover near Vaishnodevi circle on SG highway built at cost of Rs28 cr to be thrown open for public soon, Nitin Patel

Work on 6 lane underpass near ring road begins Deputy chief minister Nitin Patel on Thursday said that despite the COVID situation infrastructure projects in the state continued in an attempt to ensure that economic activities were not hindered and employment was generated. Patel said the flyover on the Gandhinagar-Sarkhej highway near the Vaishnodevei circle...

Relaxation in curfew for hotels and restaurants in Gujarat. Here are the new timings

Given the drop in COVID cases in Gujarat, the home department in the state has announced further relaxation in curfew timings for hotels and restaurants. As per the new notifications, hotels and restaurants can provide home delivery service up to 9 pm. The new rules will be applicable till June 4. The curfew exception is...

More paid vaccination facilities to be strengthened in coming days says Gujarat government

Paid vaccination at a private hospital is being encouraged by the Centre to increase overall vaccination coverage Private hospitals buy vaccines directly from the Centre Paid vaccination to help those who can afford it and those who need it on an urgent basis Health secretary Jayanti Ravi on Thursday said the paid vaccination offered by...

Curfew restrictions only for commoners? Surat police’s night party raises eyebrows

Farewell party held for Surat police inspector AP Salaiya sees COVID and curfew norms being set aside The Surat police are in controversy after pictures emerged of a farewell party being held at a farmhouse in the night for police inspector AP Salaiya. The inspector was being transferred from Siganpor in Surat. The party happened...

A day later, AMC distances itself from paid drive-through COVID vaccination at GMDC

The AMC it seems has distanced itself from the drive-through COVID vaccination under the PPP model that has begun from Thursday onwards. It seems the civic body now does not want to be associated with the paid drive-through vaccination that is being provided by Apollo Hospital for Rs1000 a dose. The AMC’s distancing comes following...

6,515 oxygen and ICU beds in COVID facilities remain vacant in Ahmedabad

The number of vacant oxygen and ICU beds in COVID facilities in Ahmedabad showed further rise on Wednesday. The number of vacant beds in the category continued to be higher than that of occupied. On Wednesday 2,597 beds in the category remain occupied while 6,515 are vacant. Also Read: Long queues outside Torrent’s main office as...

Long queues outside Torrent’s main office as the company shuts bill collection centres

The long queues pose a threat during COVID times The shutting down of bill collection centres of Torrent Power has led to a long queue outside the main office. The company shut down the bill collection centres due to COVID but now a surge is seen near its office where people queue up to pay...

Gujarat announces Rs500 crore agri relief package for Tauktae-impacted farmers in the state

The Gujarat government has announced an Rs500 crore agri relief package for farmers whose crops have been destroyed by cyclonic storm Tauktae. The package was announced following a core committee meeting headed by chief minister Vijay Rupani. The chief minister said substantial damage to crops has been recorded in Gir Somnath, Junagadh, Amreli, Bhavnagar, and...