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Those who wish to travel will have to pay for RT-PCR test, Kishor Kanani

Minister of State for Health Kishor Kanani said that those who wish to get an RT-PCR test for travel outside the state and even abroad will have to pay for the same. The minister said the test will cost approximately Rs1000 at government facilities. The government’s move comes as, despite the rise in COVID-19 cases,...

When Ahmed Patel trumped the BJP in its own game in 2017 RS polls

Congress leader Ahmed Patel, who passed away on Wednesday, was a veteran of many political battles. Ahmed Patel had managed to trump the BJP in the Rajya Sabha elections in Gujarat in what was a battle of prestige for both. Patel ended up victorious despite the Saffron Party’s attempts to ensure that he did not...

COVID-19 effect: Gardens in Ahmedabad to be open for limited hrs

The AMC has decided to let gardens be open only for a limited time in the city. The decision has been taken given the surge in COVID-19 post-Diwali in the city. It is also an attempt to reduce the number of people who come to the garden. The civic body has said that gardens will...

Ahmed Patel’s village in Gujarat awaits the burial of its son

A pall of gloom descended over Piraman Village in Ankleshwar over the demise of veteran leader Ahmed Patel. The Congress leader wanted to be buried in his village in Bharuch district. The 71-year-old Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat passed away on Wednesday at a Gurugram Hospital. Preparations for his funeral are on in the village....

CBI Court discharges 2 policemen in Sadiq Jamal encounter case

A Special CBI Court in Ahmedabad on Tuesday discharged two policemen involved in the Sadiq Jamal Mehtar fake encounter case of 2003. The court while discharging the two said policemen – RL Mavani and Ajaypal Yadav observed that, there is no sufficient ground for proceedings against them. There is no ground for presuming that these...

Popular Builders’ owners denied bail in property usurping case

A local court in Ahmedabad rejected the bail of Popular Builders’ owners – Raman Patel and Dashrath Patel in a case in which the duo is accused of usurping a property worth Rs 3 crore in Ahmedabad. The court while rejecting the bail of both the accused observed that many serious offences have been registered...

TATA Capital recovery agent accused of hitting debtor with a bat

A recovery agent of a private company hit a debtor with a cricket bat after his recovery attempts failed. As per a complaint registered with the th Anandnagar police station, the recovery agency of TATA Capital hit the debtor, who had got a personal loan from the company and failed to pay the interest, with...

Several policemen caught in COVID-19 resurgence in Ahmedabad

The surge in COVID-19 cases post-Diwali has not spared the police department either. In the last two days, 41 police officials in the department have tested COVID-19 positive. Two days ago, 38 other police officials had tested positive including DCP, Police Sub Inspectors, Police Inspectors among others. Seven officials of the Ahmedabad Crime Branch have...

Gujarat COVID-19 Update: Cases cross 2 lakh

Gujarat COVID-19 figures on Tuesday touched 2,00,409 as the state recorded 1,510 new cases. This is the second time that cases have gone past 1500. On Friday the first time in over a month cases had once again crossed the 1400 mark. The state has recorded over 1,300 cases for 27 days now while it has...

COVID-19 effect: No Kankaria Carnival in Ahmedabad this year

The city this year will not see the annual Kankaria Carnival thanks to the surge in COVID-19 cases. Ahmedabad Mayor Bijal Patel on Tuesday announced that the AMC has decided not to hold the festival this year. The festival. which is organized from December 25 onwards every year in memory of former Prime Minister Atal...

At meeting with PM Modi, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani details steps taken by Gujarat to curb COVID-19 rise

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Tuesday presented the steps taken by the state to combat the rise in COVID-19 cases post-Diwali. Rupani detailed the steps taken at a virtual meeting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi held with the chief ministers of various states. Home Minister Amit Shah was also present in the meeting. Vijay...

Gujarat BJP Minister Vibhavari Dave is COVID-19 positive

The campaigning for bypolls may have got the BJP all the eight seats but it has also brought the Saffron Party’s leaders in close danger of contracting COVID-19. One more BJP leader has tested positive for COVID-19. Minister of State for Women and Child Development Vibhavari Dave has tested positive for the disease. Earlier the...