Gujarat

367 new cases, 22 deaths take Guj COVID-19 numbers to 15,572; fatalities at 960

Gujarat on Thursday recorded 367 new COVID-19 cases and 22 new deaths due to the disease in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of cases in the state now stands at 15,572, while the fatalities due to the disease is 960. Of the total deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, 16...

Gujarat HC changes sitting of judges taking up urgent matters

The Gujarat High Court on Thursday issued an administrative order changing the sitting of judges who are taking up urgent matters amid the coronavirus crisis. As per the new sitting effective from May 29, Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Justice JB Pardiwala will sit in the division bench and Justice RM Chhaya will sit with...

Four lions found dead in Gir, reason not known so far

Two lions were found dead in Dhari in Gir East range recently while the body of a lion cub was found from Khambha-Pipdava’s Dankivad area. A body of lioness in a decomposed condition was also found from Mitiyada wildlife area in Savarkundla. The recovery of four dead cats in a day has set tongues wagging...

AMC employee cheated of Rs2.5 lakh through fraud loan in his name

A civic body employee was cheated after someone managed to clone his SIM card by offering to upgrade it for him. The accused then used the cloned card to get a Rs2.5 lakh loan in the name of the civic body employee. A complaint in this regard has been made with the Naranpura police station....

Cong farmer leader Paal Ambaliya writes to DGP, wants FIR against cops

Gujarat Kisan Congress chairman Paal Ambaliya has written a letter to the DGP of the state seeking that action be taken against cops who had allegedly beaten him. Ambaliya and some other Congress workers had some days ago taken bags full of onion, potato and other vegetables near the Rajkot collector officer to demand that...

AMA moves HC against govt restrictions on COVID-19 test in pvt labs

The Ahmedabad Medical Association has moved the Gujarat high court seeking that private laboratories and hospitals be allowed to carry out the RT-PCR test without government interference. It has also challenged the government’s decision not to allow private practitioners and hospitals to carry out the RT-PCR test without its permission. The petition has sought that...

HC rescues advocate who helped couple in entering live-in agreement & charged for promoting child marriages

Nirupam Banerjee, Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday came to the rescue of a Narmada-based lawyer Sandip Vasava against whom an FIR was registered for advising a couple to enter into a live-in agreement despite the fact that the man had not attained the legal age of marriage. Notably, the man who entered into...

376 new cases, 23 deaths take Guj covid numbers to 15,205; fatalities at 938

Gujarat on Wednesday recorded 376 new Covid19 cases and 23 new deaths due to the disease in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of cases in the state now stands at 15,205, while the fatalities due to the disease is 938. Of the total deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, 19...

Cops detain villagers as they protest fencing of land near Statue Of Unity

The local police in Rajpipla detained several women from the villages in and around the Statue of Unity. The villagers have been protesting against the survey work and other such land related activity being carried out by the government in the area. On Wednesday, women of some six to seven villages protested the fencing being...

Lawyer of accused in 2012 ATM case picked up by Guj ATS

The Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) team of the Gujarat police has detained a well known lawyer from Anjar in connection with a 2012 ATM case in which Rs3 crore worth of fraud was perpetrated. The lawyer is accused of sheltering the accused in the case and aiding them. Sources said the lawyer Dilip Joshi was...

Teen in Chhota Udepur mercilessly beaten for falling in love, video goes viral

A 17-year-old teen in a village in Chhota Udepur was mercilessly beaten by a crowd while her father looked on. The teen’s only transgression was to fall in love. The incident happened in Bilwant village of the district where the crowd continued to mercilessly beat the teen even as she shouted for help. A video...

Kalupur mkt opens, shut within minutes as crowd surges

The Kalupur Market, which was allowed to function from Wednesday morning, was closed down within minutes of its opening. It should be noted that the market, where a lot of commodities are sold at wholesale prices, had been shut so far as part of the lockdown restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in...