Gujarat

Guj ATS nabs two more members of Chhota Rajan gang, Rs70 lakh recovered

The Gujarat ATS has nabbed two more members of the Chhota Rajan gang thus solving a loot case of Rs7 crore. The two have been identified as Rajesh Khanna and Kalu Hamam. Earlier, the department had nabbed another member of the gang Haresh Goswami. Goswami was nabbed from the Vastral area in Ahmedabad. Police had...

Renowned astrologer Bejan Daruwalla no more

Renowned astrologer Bejan Daruwalla on Friday breathed his last at a private hospital in Ahmedabad. He was 89-years-old and had tested positive for COVID-19. Last week, Daruwalla was put on ventilator support after he complained of difficulty in breathing. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani offered his condolences on the death of Daruwalla. He tweeted: “Saddened...

Industries move Gujarat HC seeking relief in power bills

Nirupam Banerjee, Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Friday sought a reply from the state government and power distribution companies after a petition demanding a waiver of fixed minimum demand electricity charges for the month of May and June came up for hearing. The single-judge bench of Justice BN Karia issues a notice to the...

Twins born in Vadnagar hospital beat COVID-19, all set to go home

A set of twins, who were born to a COVID-19 positive mother and had themselves tested positive later on, have now recovered from the disease, local media reports said. The new born recovered from the disease after 10 days of constant treatment at the hospital in Vadnagar. They were declared as COVID-19 free on Thursday...

Guj govt says talk of Lockdown 5.0 from June 1 is nothing but rumour mongering

The Gujarat government has clarified that the purported news doing the rounds of another lockdown in the offing is nothing but a rumour. The government’s information department has clarified that some people have been spreading the news that a Lockdown 5.0 will be in force from June 1 under which a severe lockdown will be...

Congress takes a dig at BJP MLA for availing COVID-19 treatment in pvt hospital

The Gujarat Congress has taken a dig at a BJP MLA who tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday and got admitted at a private hospital. Congress MLA from Jamalpur-Khadia, Imran Khedawala, took a jibe on the BJP MLA for not opting for government-run hospitals. “Did the BJP legislator not trust the state government’s claim that...

Rajkot couple gets married amid COVID-19 pandemic without the Saat Pheras

The COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant lockdown and restrictions forced a couple in Rajkot to get married without the mandatory ritual of circling the holy fire. It should be noted that in Hindu weddings, circling the holy fire, is one of the mandatory rituals associated with a wedding. But the couple had to forego the...

Citizen’s portal of Guj govt gets Chief Minister Vijay Rupani’s name wrong!

The Citizen’s Portal of Gujarat government has got the name of the Chief Minister of the state wrong on the website. It seems the wrong name has been there on the site for quite some time with no one bothering to change it. The portal has mentioned the name of the Chief Minister as Jay...

COVID-19 positive patient escapes quarantine facility at Samras Hostel

Another case of a COVID-19 patient escaping from a quarantine facility has come to the fore in Ahmedabad. This time, the patient escaped from the Samras Hostel in Gujarat University campus, which has been turned into a COVID-19 care centre. The patient had been brought to the facility three days ago after he tested positive....

Netizens demand fine for mayor Bijal Patel after pic of her without a mask at a public event goes viral

Mayor Bijal Patel found herself at the receiving end of social media users ire and jokes after a photograph of her attending a public event without a mask went viral. Netizens began to question as to why Patel should not be fined Rs200 for not wearing a mask in public. It should be noted that...

Junior KBC winner who pocketed cool Rs1 cr is now new Porbandar SP

The new Porbandar SP, Ravi Mohan Saini, who was earlier posted as the Rajkot Zone -1 Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) also happens to be a former Kaun Banega Crorepati winner who aced the quiz show and pocketed a cool Rs1 crore at the age of just 14 years, local media reports said. Saini had...

Nikol PSI tests positive for COVID-19, was on duty at Civil Hospital

A policeman serving at the Nikol police station has tested positive for COVID-19. Police Sub-Inspector KD Hadiya has been admitted to the hospital after he tested positive for the disease. The cop had been on duty in and around the COVID-19 special facility at Civil Hospital. Earlier BJP’s Ahmedabad city chief and Nikol MLA Jagdish...