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Civic body polls: Petition in Gujarat High Court challenges SEC circular

A petition before the Gujarat High Court has challenged the circular issued by the State Election Commission (SEC) regarding vote-counting in civic body polls in the state. Sources said the petition before the court sought vote counting of six municipal corporations and district panchayats, taluka panchayats, and nagarpalika on the same day. The matter is...

PSI Shweta Jadeja bribery case: Brother-in-law surrenders before Ahmedabad Sessions Court

The brother in law of PSI Shweta Jadeja and co-accused in a bribery case, Devandra Odedara, on Friday, surrendered before the Ahmedabad Session Court. The surrender comes after he was declared as ‘absconding by the court in an alleged case of accepting a bribe on behalf of Shweta Jadeja. Earlier the court had permitted police...

Civic body polls: Guidelines issued on campaigning during COVID times

The State Election Commission (SEC) has issued certain guidelines for the upcoming civic body polls scheduled in February. The guidelines have been given taking into consideration the COVID situation in the state. As per the guidelines, only 5 people will be allowed during the door-door campaign for the civic body polls. The SEC has urged...

Ahmedabad Police nabs man for flashing at law student

The city police have nabbed a man accused of flashing a law student near the Samved Hospital in Navrangpura. The man was nabbed based on CCTV footage from the area. As per available reports, the law student was standing near the Samved Hospital in the city on Tuesday when a youth on an Activa approached...

Civic body polls: 2 Modasa nagarpalika corporators join AIMIM

Two corporators of the Modasa Nagarpalika in Aravalli district have joined the AIMIM ahead of the civic body polls scheduled in February. Earlier the party’s Gujarat secretary Hameed Bhatti had organized a meet at the Makhdum highschool to announce its decision to fight the Modasa Nagarpalika elections. Two independent corporators of the nagarpalika have joined...

60k COVID vaccination in Gujarat in a day, total crosses 1.5 lakh

Close to 60,000 people were vaccinated with the first dose of the COVID vaccine on Thursday. In all 1.55 lakh, people have been administered the dose so far, as per the health department. 95,909 people were vaccinated for COVID-19 in Gujarat by Wednesday. The COVID vaccination drive in the state began on January 16. The...

Gujarat High Court disposes of election petition about Ahmed Patel that turned infructuous after his demise

Gujarat High Court on Thursday disposed of an election petition pertaining to Ahmed Patel after the advocate appearing for the petitioner filed a purshis to dispose of the petition. The advocate said the petition has become infructuous due to the demise of MP Ahmed Patel on November 25, last year. A purshis refers to written...

Fake call center busted in Rajkot, police on the lookout for mastermind

A fake call center was busted in Rajkot city and four youth, who originally belong to Ahmedabad, were nabbed for allegedly duping US citizens by promising them loans at low-interest rates. Media reports said all the accused are in their 20s and they called up US citizens with the help of contact details shared by...

Court rejects bail of 2 accused under Land Grabbing Act

A Special Court in Ahmedabad has rejected the bail plea of two accused booked under the Land Grabbing Act. The duo is accused of usurping some portion of the land of Ambawadi Panjrapole in Ahmedabad. The court while rejecting the bail plea of accused Bachubhai Chunara and Viral Desai observed that without permission of the...

Civic body polls: Congress workers, independents in Modasa join AIMIM

AIMIM’s entry into Gujarat has begun to take a toll on the Congress. Fifty workers including Congress young leaders in Modasa in Aravali have joined the AIMIM. The move comes ahead of the civic body polls scheduled to be held in the Nagarpalika and Taluka panchayats of the state on February 28. Of the total...

Court denies anticipatory bail to 2 accused of verbal caste abuse

A special court in Ahmedabad has denied the anticipatory bail plea of two people accused of making objectionable comments related to a person’s caste. The court while rejecting the anticipatory bail application of Anil Kumar Shrivastav and Poonam Shrivastav observed that the applicants are neighbours of the complainant, hence prima facie it is difficult to...

Civic body polls: 1227 aspirants seek tickets from Congress for 192 seats in AMC!

There is a surge in Congress candidates seeking a ticket for the upcoming civic body polls in Ahmedabad. The civic body polls for the six municipal corporations in the state are scheduled to be held on February 21. The Congress has seen 1,227 ticket aspirants for the 192 seats in 48 wards of the Ahmedabad...