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Gujarat chief secy Anil Mukim gets 6 months extension

Gujarat chief secretary Anil Mukim has been given six months extension once again. Anil Mukim was to retire on February 28 but following the second extension granted to him, he will now retire in August 2021. In all Anil, Mukim has got a year of extension after he was due to retire. The state had...

Ahmedabad Hospital Association warns of COVID surge if norms are not strictly implemented

The Ahmedabad Hospital and Nursing Home Association (AHNHA) has written a letter to Chief Minister Vijay Rupani urging the government to strictly impose the mask and social distancing rules. The letter has also sought that the vaccination drive is intensified given the surge in COVID cases in the city and the state. The letter said...

Civic body polls: AIMIM may bag a seat in AMC, AAP may dent Congress votes

As Gujarat awaits results of the civic body polls for the six municipal corporations on Tuesday, a state intelligence bureau report has said that AIMIM and AAP may have cornered many votes meant for the Congress. It further said that several panels of the BJP in Ahmedabad and Vadodara may not see all its candidates...

BJP candidates for Rajya Sabha get elected unopposed

With the Congress not fielding its candidates for the two vacant Rajya Sabha seats in Gujarat, the two candidates fielded by the BJP— Dinesh Prajapati and Rambhai Mokariya—have won the election unopposed. Notably, the two candidates were declared as winners by the Election Commission after the scrutiny of their forms. With the victory, the total...

Civic body polls: AIMIM’s 20 candidates file nominations from Modasa and Godhra

After contesting election from six seats of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), 20 more candidates of AIMIM have filed their nomination form for the taluka and district panchayat elections in Modasa and Godhra Nagarpalika. In the second phase of the civic body polls in Gujarat, the party is contesting from these two towns in the eastern...

Gujarat civic body polls: Results to be announced tomorrow

The counting of votes for the recently held civic body polls in six municipal corporations of the state will begin on Tuesday. The State Election Commission (SEC) has announced guidelines for the counting of votes which will be held amid a surge in COVID cases in the state. In Ahmedabad, counting stations have been put...

Testing domes return as Ahmedabad braces for possible surge in COVID cases

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has resurrected the COVID testing domes in the city as it braces for a surge in COVID cases. Gujarat and India are also seeing a surge in COVID cases. In the last 24 hours, the state has recorded 283 new cases of which 68 were in Ahmedabad. A death was...

Civic body polls: Patidar-dominated AMC wards see low voter turnout

The civic body polls for the six municipal corporations in the state including the AMC came to an end on Sunday. Patidar-dominated nine wards in the city saw a low voter turnout which is a bit surprising as the Patidar community leaders had called for active participation in the civic body polls. Western areas of...

SC rejects plea seeking counting of votes for civic body polls in Gujarat together

Clearing the way for the declaration of results of the elections for the six municipal corporations in Gujarat, the Supreme Court on Monday rejected a petition seeking counting of votes on the same date for two different phases of Gujarat civic polls. Following the apex court’s verdict, the counting of votes for two different phases...

Slip of Tongue: Gujarat minister urges people to vote for Congress

The voting for the six municipal corporations in Gujarat that includes Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot is over and the results are going to be out on Tuesday. Now, political parties in Gujarat are busy campaigning for zilla panchayat and taluka elections in the state. A cabinet minister in the BJP government in Gujarat, Dilipkumar...

Congress files complaint against CM Rupani for using government helicopter for voting in Rajkot

The Congress has registered a complaint against the use of a government helicopter by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani for travelling from Ahmedabad to Rajkot for casting his vote. It has registered the complaint with the State Election Commission contending that the right to vote is a personal right and the CM should not have...

Girl mauled to death by leopard in Junagadh

In an unfortunate incident, a leopard from Gir forest division attacked a three-year-old girl in Junagadh district resulting in her death. The incident happened in Devli village under the Jamvala range of the Gir-West forest division at a farm. Forest officials on Sunday said that the girl was playing in the field when a leopard...