Gujarat

People who can’t help have no right to criticise Gujarat govt for COVID-19 crisis: HC

Unhappy with the interpretation of the court orders for gaining political mileage and the debates going on social media and other platforms, the Gujarat High Court has remarked that people who cannot extend their helping hand amid the coronavirus crisis have no right to criticise the state government. The court said: “If the State Government...

Gujarat govt announces further relaxations in lockdown from June 1

Following the new guidelines issued by the Centre related to the coronavirus pandemic induced lockdown, the Gujarat government has announced relaxations in lockdown from Monday onwards. It has decided to allow shops and businesses located outside the COVID-19 containment zones to operate without any restriction of the odd-even formula. It also announced major relaxations in...

Cyclonic storm to hit Gujarat, Maharashtra this week: IMD

A low-pressure area formed over the Arabian Sea and Lakshadweep is likely to intensify further into a cyclonic storm and reach coastal states of Maharashtra and Gujarat this week, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday. The system is likely to bring in rainfall to several parts of Gujarat and provide relief from the...

Shiv Sena MP blames ‘Namaste Trump’ event behind COVID-19 spread in Gujarat

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Sunday launched a no holds barred attack on the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre claiming that the event held in Ahmedabad to welcome US President Donald Trump in February was responsible for the spread of coronavirus in Gujarat and later in Mumbai and Delhi, which some of his...

412 new cases, 27 deaths take Guj COVID-19 numbers to 16,356; fatalities cross 1,000

Gujarat on Saturday recorded 412 new COVID-19 cases and 27 new deaths due to the disease in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of cases in the state now stands at 16,356, while the fatalities due to the disease is 1,007. Of the total deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, 24...

AMC Leader of Opposition Dinesh Sharma, son, test positive for COVID-19

One more political leader has tested positive for the COVID-19 disease in the state. Leader of Opposition in the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) Dinesh Sharma has tested positive for COVID-19. His son has also been tested positive. Interestingly, Sharma has claimed that he had not stepped out of his home for the last two months...

Did not wear mask because event was at my residence: Bijal Patel on mask controversy

Mayor Bijal Patel has responded to the criticism over her not wearing a mask at a function, through social media, stating that she did not wear it as the event was held on the lawns of the Mayor’s Bungalow which is also her residence. It should be noted that all other present at the event...

Guj’s new industrial policy likely to be announced in June

The state’s industrial policy is likely to be unveiled in June this year to attract new investments to the state. The term of the earlier industrial policy 2015-20 had ended in December but the state had extended it upto June owing to the pandemic and the resultant lockdown. The government had also sought inputs from...

In BJP’s Chikhli-Navsari group, rude comments made about Mahatma Gandhi

A controversy has erupted after a screenshot of a group purported to be of the BJP in Chikhli, Navsari went viral. In the group, the members were shown making rude remarks about Mahatma Gandhi. In the group one of the members also wrote ‘Nathuram Godse’ zindabad. In the group, which is purported to be of...

372 new cases, 20 deaths take Guj COVID-19 numbers to 15,944; fatalities at 980

Gujarat on Friday recorded 372 new COVID-19 cases and 20 new deaths due to the disease in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of cases in the state now stands at 15,944, while the fatalities due to the disease is 980. Of the total deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, 18...

After talk with VMC, pvt hospitals self regulate COVID-19 treatment rates in Vadodara

Several hospitals and doctors as part of the Vadodara Private Hospitals and Consultants Association have come together to self regulate the fee being charged by hospital for treatment of COVID-19 patients. Officer on Special Duty for COVID-19 in Vadodara, Vinod Rao said that this is for the first time that the association has decided to...

Fire at Sakar-7 building, one dead, 40 rescued

A massive fire was reported from the Sakar-7 building near Nehru Bridge. The fire is believed to have started in an electric metre box on the ground floor at about 2.30 pm and soon spread to other floors. Almost 40% of the offices in the complex were shrouded in smoke forcing several of the employees...