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Gujarat: Average voter turnout of 42% recorded in municipal corporation elections

The voting for the six municipal corporations in Gujarat came to an end at 6 pm on Sunday. The voter turnout was poor to average in areas under all the six municipal corporations, with the state recording an average voter turnout of 41.93 per cent. While voting was slow in the morning, it picked up...

Ex-MCI chief Ketan Desai receives second shot of COVID-19 vaccine in Ahmedabad

Former president of Medical Council of India (MCI) Dr. Ketan Desai and his wife received the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Ahmedabad on Wednesday. Notably, Desai was the first person to get the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Ahmedabad. He had taken the first dose of the vaccine in the presence of...

BCCI announces team for last two Tests against England

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the team for the last two Test matches against England. The last two matches will be played in Motera stadium in Ahmedabad. While the third Test will be played from Feb 24 to 28, the last Test will be played from March 4-8. The...

Gujarat Civic Elections: Migrants to play crucial role

Gujarat being an industrial state draws millions of migrants from across the country, with many eventually settling down in the state. The state has an estimated migrant population of over a crore, with the majority working in Ahmedabad, Surat and Vadodara. The migrant population plays a crucial role in elections and this is exactly the...

AAP’s Manish Sisodia to take part in roadshow to woo Amdavadi voters

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia, will take part in a mega roadshow being organised by his party in Ahmedabad on February 6. The roadshow will be part of AAP’s campaign for the upcoming local body elections in Gujarat scheduled later this month. The participation by Sisodia in...

Bird flu scare in Ahmedabad’s Narol as pigeons die

At a time when the COVID-19 infections in Ahmedabad are on a decline, a new threat has emerged for citizens in the form of bird flu. A large number of pigeons were found dead in Ahmedabad’s Narol area creating panic among citizens. According to the available information, a large number of pigeons were found dead...

AMC spent over Rs 100 crore for COVID-19 antigen test

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has spent around Rs 141 crore to render free testing services for COVID-19 across the city, according to information made available under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. Notably, an RTI activist Ankur Sagar had sought information from the AMC authorities regarding the antigen COVID-19 test for the period between...

First batch of COVID-19 vaccine received by Ahmedabad, 12 other cities

With pan India vaccination for COVID-19 all set to begin from January 16, the first batch of Serum Institute of India’s ‘Covishield’ left Pune for 13 cities including Ahmedabad. The first batch of the vaccine has been already received by Gujarat. Health minister Nitin Patel was present at the Ahmedabad airport to receive the stock....

Man threatens cop with murder after being asked to pay fine for not wearing mask, booked

A man in Ahmedabad was booked by the police after he threatened to kill a cop who stopped him for not wearing. Notably, the man had threatened to kill the Shahpur PSI who asked him to pay fine for not wearing a mask in public amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As per the case details,...

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...

IPL to become a 10-team contest from 2022

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has approved two additional teams for the Indian Premier League (IPL) from 2022 onwards. A decision in this regard was taken by the BCCI general body during the annual general meeting (AGM) held on Thursday in Ahmedabad. While the majority of the stakeholders agreeing to the...

HC comes to the rescue of a man whose mother deserted his child born out of wedlock

Aaquib Chhipa, Ahmedabad: In an interesting case, a father had to approach the Gujarat High Court to get the custody of his child born through an extramarital affair. Notably, the four-month-old child was deserted by the man’s mother in an ashram, while he was availing treatment for COVID-19 in a hospital. The man, who was...