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Gujarat BJP’s tribal MP, Mansukh Vasava, resigns from party, CR Patil denies it

Tribal leader and BJP MP from Bharuch, Mansukh Vasava on Tuesday announced his resignation from the party. Vasava’s resignation comes after he, in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, sought withdrawal of MoEFCC notification that declared 121 villages of Narmada district as ‘eco-sensitive zones’ in the interest of farmers and locals. Vasava in a...

Gujarat launches new solar policy provides more benefits for producers

The Gujarat government as part of its solar policy has announced additional benefits for residential, individual, and commercial developers of solar energy for the next five years. This is part of the government’s newly launched Solar Policy 2021. The policy will be operative for five years till December 31, 2025, and the benefits under the...

Gujarat all set for 2nd day of dry run for COVID vaccine

The state health department on Monday said that it will carry out a dry run mocks drill of the COVID vaccination on December 28 and 29. The dry run will be carried out in Gandhinagar and Rajkot. The health department said that four states were chosen for the dry run – Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab,...

Gujarat COVID-19 Update: 810 new cases

Gujarat COVID-19 figures on Monday touched 2,41,644 as the state recorded 810 new cases. Cases have gone past the 1500 mark 11 times while per day cases have crossed 1600 once so far. The state has recorded over 1,300 cases for 30 days now while it has recorded over 1,400 cases for 14 days so...

Cop’s son thrashed by other residents of police line in Ellisbridge

The city police have booked a case of rioting against some youth whose family members are cops and live at the Ellisbridge police line. The case pertains to the youth, son of a policeman working with the Vasna Police Station, who was allegedly beaten up by some youth all of whom live in the Ellisbridge...

Yet another case of Gujarat BJP leader violating COVID norms at wedding

The Gujarat government has been appealing to the people to follow COVID guidelines. But several of the BJP leaders themselves have now been caught violating the said norms. A video has gone viral on social media which shows people dancing at a DJ party at the wedding of a BJP leader in Dharampur in Valsad....

Woman in Mahisagar thrown out of her house for giving birth to girls

Aaquib Chhipa, Ahmedabad: A 30-year-old woman from Mahisagar district was allegedly ousted out from her home by her husband and in-laws for giving birth to girls. They allegedly told her that since she couldn’t produce a male heir she had no right to live in the house. According to the FIR lodged by Manisha Chauhan...

COVID takes a toll again, no flower show in Ahmedabad this year

COVID has taken a toll on one more yearly event in Ahmedabad. Thanks to the surge in disease post-Diwali, the annual flower show will not be held this year. The flower show is organised every year in January. The garden department of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation decided not to hold the event given the COVID...

Car hits bike in Surat accident, flings child up into a 20ft tree

A road accident in Kamrej in Surat resulted in a child being thrown high up in a tree due to the impact. The accident was a result of a speeding car hitting a bike in which a couple and their two young daughters were travelling. Video footage of the post-accident scene showed the child hanging...

Gujarat: COVID-19 tally crosses 2.41 lakh, death toll touches 4,282

Gujarat has reported 850 fresh cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours ending 5 pm on Sunday. The addition of the fresh cases has taken Gujarat’s total tally to 2,41,845. 4,282 COVID-19 related deaths in Gujarat Seven deaths were reported in the state in the past 24 hours. The fresh fatalities have taken Gujarat’s...

Gujarat ATS nabs close aide of Dawood Ibrahim wanted in explosives case

The Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has nabbed a close aide of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, Abdul Majid Kutty, in connection with a 1996 RDX explosives case which was meant to carry out blasts on Republic Day in Ahmedabad and Mumbai. He was arrested from Jharkhand where he was living with a fake identity. Kutty, who...

Gujarat COVID-19 Update: Cases dip below 900

Gujarat COVID-19 figures on Saturday touched 2,39,984 as the state recorded 890 new cases. Cases have gone past the 1500 mark 11 times while per day cases have crossed 1600 once so far. The state has recorded over 1,300 cases for 30 days now while it has recorded over 1,400 cases for 14 days so...