Gujarat

Travel from Surat to Saurashtra, other parts of Guj allowed but only by bus

Minister Ganpat Vasava on Tuesday said that the state will allow travel of migrants from Surat to other districts in Saurashtra and North Gujarat. The decision comes following a meeting at the Surat district collector office. Those intending to travel will have to file an application online and initial permission to ferry passengers has been...

Young lovers in Odhav take flight despite strict lockdown in city

Love they say trumps all- even the strict lockdown in place in the city. A case of two young lovers eloping has raised questions on the efficacy of the strict lockdown in place in the city. A case of kidnapping has been registered against a youth in the Odhav police station after he eloped with...

JEE-Mains exams from July 18-23, NEET on July 25

The Centre on Tuesday announced that the Joint Entrance Exams (JEE) Mains will be held from July 18 to 23. All the JEE exams were postponed due to the Covi19 pandemic and the resultant lockdown. The JEE Advanced exams will be held in August although the exact dates will be announced later while the National...

With 376 new cases, Guj corona figure touches 5,804; A’bad records 259 new cases

376 news cases of Corona were reported from the state in the last 24 hours. The death toll for the same period was reported at 29. With this, the total number of positive cases in the state has touched 5,804 while the total number of deaths due to the disease now stands at 319. Ahmedabad...

21 lakh people in Gujarat have registered with state to return home

Close 21 lakh people in Gujarat have registered with the local district authorities across the state to return to their respective home. The Centre had allowed movement of migrants, students, and stranded tourists from one state to another by bus and later by trains too. As per the notification, those who wished to travel needed...

Migrants, police clash in Surat; stones pelted, tear gas used

Over 2000 labourers living in a camp near Varel in Palsana area of Surat clashed with police demanding that they be sent home. The incident happened on Monday when hundreds of migrant labourers came out on the roads leading to a law and order situation. The police that rushed to the spot, initially tried to...

Govt mulling on strategy to allow travel between Surat & Saurashtra

The state government is likely to allow travel between Surat and Saurashtra in the coming days. Secretary CMO, Ashwani Kumar in an online briefing said that at present no permission has been given for movement of people from Surat to the various districts of Saurashtra. He said that Surat which is the diamond hub has...

Vendors in city will have to undergo screening every week, get a card to do biz: AMC

Street vendors, particularly those selling vegetables, who have been identified as super spreaders of Covid19 will now need to go through a screening process by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC). Vijay Nehra, AMC Commissioner, said that the vendors who have undergone screening will then be given a card to continue their business. The card will...

Fire at ICD Khoraj behind mysterious foul odour in city?

The Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) in a tweet said that the mysterious unpleasant odour that was being reported from several parts of the city could have been a result of a fire incident involving containers at ICD Khoraj. GPCB in the tweet said that details are being collected. It should be noted that various...

374 new cases in Guj, 274 in Abad; Guj total at 5428, city at 3817

Gujarat recorded 374 new cases and 28 new deaths in the state due to Corona on Sunday. This is the largest number of deaths reported from the state in a single day and is the fifth consecutive day when the number of cases have touched over 300. With this the total number of positive cases...

Shortage of test kits? Govt says labs need nod from local health officer to carry out RTPCR COVID19 test

Hitesh Chavda, Gandhinagar: The health department has in a letter told private pathology laboratories that they will now henceforth require prior permission of the local Chief District Health Officer (CDHO) or Medical Health Officer before (MHO) conducting the RTPCR COVID19 test. The circular dated May 2, has been addressed to five laboratories in the state, four...

If not humans, treat us like animals but give us some consideration, doc appeals in an anguished post.

As the Indian Armed Forces rained rose petals on hospitals across the country to thank Covid-19 frontline warriors, a heart rending post by a resident doctor has raised questions about the facilities being provided to frontline warriors of Covid19. A Whatsapp post in a group of doctors appealing to the administration to at least show...