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As ‘Omicron’ concerns grow, Gujarat government mandates RT-PCR for travellers from several countries

South Africa, Hong Kong, UK, Brazil and others on the list prepared by the Centre; additional Covid-related measures mandated for travellers from these countries   Gandhinagar/New Delhi: Detection of a new variant of coronavirus in South Africa, named ‘Omicron’, has triggered fears of a fresh wave of infection. Amid the concerns, Gujarat government has mandated...

Vibrant Gujarat Summit: Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel meets industrialists in Delhi

New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel reached Delhi to begin his road shows in the run up to the Vibrant Gujarat Summit. The biennial event is scheduled for January 2022. The theme of the 10th edition of the summit is ‘Aatmanirbhar Gujarat to Aatmanirbhar Bharat’. The event scheduled to be held in 2021 was...

Offline exams at Gujarat University to begin today

Ahmedabad: Offline exams will begin at Gujarat University from Wednesday, November 24. Approximately 50,000 students will take the exam for different courses. With Covid-19 cases in the state on a decline, Gujarat University had decided to hold the exams for courses in science, commerce and arts streams like BCom, BA, BSc, BBA, BCA, etc. Earlier,...

Ahmedabad: Notorious Juhapura gangster and land mafia Nazir Vora arrested under PASA

Nazir Vora faces around 20 cases; sent to Bhuj jail   Ahmedabad: Notorious gangster Nazir Vora, wanted in cases of land grabbing and power theft, has been arrested under Prevention of Anti-Social Activities (PASA) Act. He has now been sent to Bhuj jail. Nazir Vora faces several charges, including illegal occupation of government land, encroachment,...

Covid-19 death compensation: SC comes down heavily on Gujarat government for ‘bureaucratic attempt to delay’

Genuine persons cannot be made to wait for Covid-19 death compensation just because of apprehensions of false claims, says SC New Delhi: The Supreme Court, in no unclear terms, lashed out at the Gujarat government over its delay in disbursement of Covid-19 death compensation. It was critical of formation of a committee to scrutinise claims...

Gujarat gram panchayat elections to be held on December 19

Gandhinagar: Over 10,800 gram panchayats of Gujarat will go to polls on December 19, the state election commission announced on Monday. These include general elections as well as by-elections necessitated by delimitation or any other event. The last date for candidates to fill the forms is December 4, while the deadline for scrutiny of forms...

Swachh Survekshan 2021: 3 cities of Gujarat among top 10; Indore ‘cleanest’ for 5th straight year

New Delhi: Three cities of Gujarat have found a place among the 10 cleanest cities of India in the Swachh Survekshan 2021 rankings. Ahmedabad, while ranked 10th on the list of cleanest cities in the annual survey, has been adjudged the cleanest cantonment in the country. Indore in Madhya Pradesh was adjudged the cleanest city...

EDII receives ‘Centre of Excellence’ honour from Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

Ahmedabad: The Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) has been recognised as a ‘Centre of Excellence’ (CoE) by the Government of India in the field of skilling ecosystem in the country. An official Gazette Notification has been issued by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) in this regard. EDII has been recognised as...

FM Nirmala Sitharaman to visit GIFT City on Saturday

Gandhinagar: Union Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman will be visiting the GIFT City in Gandhinagar on Saturday. She will lead a team of seven secretaries from the ministries of Finance and Corporate Affairs. The delegation will discuss matters of development and growth of International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) at GIFT City, the first one of its...

Jaago, Gujarat! Over 50% rise in Covid-19 cases in a day; Ahmedabad worst hit

Gandhinagar: All eyes have been on the Covid-19 situation in Gujarat even before Diwali. It was after Diwali last year that Covid cases had begun to rise. This year, while the number did not rise immediately, it started moving up a few days later. Over the past few days, Gujarat has been witnessing a rise...

Nathuram Godse’s bust vandalised day after installation in Jamnagar

Jamnagar: A day after a bust of Nathuram Godse, the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi, was installed in Jamnagar, it was vandalised by Jamnagar Congress president Digubha Jadeja and others. The bust had been installed by the Hindu Sena at Hanuman Ashram. The Hindu Sena had said it would install Nathuram Godse’s statue in Jamnagar in...

Vadtal: NRI, 48 other Swaminarayan followers take ‘diksha’ on Monday

Hatdi Darshan at Vadtal temple on the occasion of Prabodhini Ekadashi Vadtal: As many as 49 followers of the Swaminarayan sect took ‘diksha’ on Monday on the occasion of Prabodhini Ekadashi during the ongoing Kartiki Samaiya festivities. Monday marked the third day since the start of the Kartiki Samaiya celebration at the Vadtal Swaminarayan temple....