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Gujarat HC asks NCLT to frame SOPs for virtual functioning of tribunal

A division bench of the Gujarat High Court has directed the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) at Ahmedabad to take up the representation made by lawyers concerning streamlining of virtual hearings at the tribunal. It has also asked the NCLT, Ahmedabad to frame standard operating procedure (SOP) in consultation with the Bar for virtual functioning...

COVID-19 pandemic aggravates shortage of eyes for corneal transplants

Dr Jagruti Jadeja: A one-eyed tailor lost his functional vision in his only eye post a cataract surgery. It was because his cornea was too weak to withstand it. He became jobless and the responsibility to run the family fell on the shoulders of his teenage daughters. The incident left all of them hopeless, but...

Eight dead in early morning fire at Shrey Hospital in Ahmedabad

Eight people including five men and three women, all COVID-19 patients under treatment, were killed after a major fire broke out at a COVID-19 hospital in Ahmedabad.  The fire began at the ICU department of Shrey Hospital in Navrangpura at around 3.30 am, media reports said.    Several fire tenders were rushed to the spot...

PM Modi in Ayodhya: AHP leader detained in Ahmedabad

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi lays the foundation stone of Ram Temple at Ayodhya, a controversy erupted in Ahmedabad around the same time. The Ranip Police detained Antarrashtriya Hindu Parishad (AHP) leader and Gujarat Bajrang Dal leader for allegedly trying to create trouble.   The AHP had organised idol worship of Ram and Sita at...

Crime: Employer attacks maid with knife, injures her

The accused was angry at the maid as she felt she was shirking work She initially hit the maid and then unable to control her anger took a knife to her The scared maid tried to defend herself and grabbed hold of the blade injuring herself in the process In a crime incident, a maid...

Teen, car owner booked in 6-month old hit-and-run case

Teen hit a 65-year-old in the early morning, then sped from the scene of the accident Owner of Bolero car had given the vehicle to 17-year-old who did not have a licence to drive The city police have booked a case against a Bolero owner in a hit-and-run incident that happened six months ago. Interestingly,...

Village innovates to tackle online education

The innovative use of social media and other digital learning is helping teachers of a small village in Ahmedabad taluka tackle the online education challenge. It is also helping them keep a tab on their students progress.    The teachers of Ropda village are using Whatsapp groups to encourage parents to actively participate in the...

COVID-19 update: Gujarat reports 1,052 new cases

Gujarat on Monday recorded 1,052 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. This is the sixth time that number of per day cases in Gujarat has crossed the 1000 mark.   The overall number of COVID-19 cases have now crossed the 56,000 mark. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the state now stands...

Gujarat reports 1,110 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

Gujarat has reported 1,110 fresh cases of the COVID-19 in the past 24 hours ending 5 pm on Sunday. It is the biggest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases in the state. The addition of the fresh cases has taken Gujarat’s total tally to 55,822. 2,326 COVID-19 related deaths in Gujarat firstly Twenty-one deaths were reported...

2008 Ahmedabad Blasts: 12 years & Rs1.62 cr later, Yash continues his battle

Manoj K Karia, Ahmedabad: 2008 Ahmedabad Blasts: 12 years & Rs1.62 cr later, Yash continues his battle The 2008 serial blasts that ripped through Ahmedabad also tore apart innocent lives. The Vyas family residing in Green city in Asarwa was one of the many families that had to put its life together piece by piece....

2008 AHMADABAD BOMB BLAST : 70 days before 2008 blast, cop warned of attack; got Rs250 as reward.

Manoj Karia, Ahmedabad: 2008 AHMADABAD BOMB BLAST : 70 days before 2008 blast, cop warned of attack; got Rs250 as reward. 2008 AHMADABAD BOMB BLAST: 12 years ago , a series of bomb blasts in 2008 ripped through Ahmadabad leaving it bloodied and stunned. But what few know is that an officer of the intelligence...

Gujarat COVID-19: 1081 new cases recorded

Gujarat on Saturday recorded 1,081 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. This is the fifth time that number of per day cases in Gujarat has crossed the 1000 mark.   The overall number of COVID-19 cases have now crossed the 54,000 marks. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the state now stands...