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Ahmedabad Jagannath Rathyatra: CM Bhupendra Patel performs Pahind vidhi after testing Covid-negative

Union Home Minister Amit Shah performed the Mangala arti at Jagannath temple at dawn   Ahmedabad: The 145th Jagannath Rathyatra in Ahmedabad was flaggged off on Friday morning from the Jagannath temple in Jamalpur. Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel performed the ‘Pahind vidhi’ (symbolic cleaning of the rathyatra route) before the chariots rolled out. The ceremony...

Amit Shah to arrive in Gujarat tomorrow, to perform Mangala arti ahead of Jagannath rathyatra

Ahmedabad/New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah will arrive in Gujarat on Thursday for a two-day stay. He will be performing the ‘Mangala Arti’ at Jagannath temple at dawn on Friday, July 1, the day of the annual rathyatra. The yatra will begin at 7 am. Amit Shah will also address a public gathering at...

Ahmedabad: Long queues continue outside petrol pumps amid reports of fuel shortage

Ahmedabad: Long queues of vehicles were seen at petrol pumps in Ahmedabad on Friday as well, amid rumours of fuel shortage in the city. Rumours of fuel shortage have been moving around since last week when there was a buzz about petrol pumps remaing closed for three days. That turned out to be fake; however,...

PM Modi inaugurates IN-SPACe headquarters in Ahmedabad,

  PM Modi Launches several developmental initiatives in Navsari   Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the headquarters of the Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre (IN-SPACe) in Bopal area of Ahmedabad on Friday. The programme also witnessed the exchange of MoUs between IN-SPACe and private sector companies working in the field of...

I-T department holds Iconic Week celebration in Ahmedabad

The programme in Ahmedabad on Wednesday was part of the ongoing Iconic Week celebration by the Union Ministry of Finance under Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav   Ahmedabad: The Income Tax department in Ahmedabad organised a cultural programme on Wednesday under the aegis of Iconic Week celebration of the Union Ministry of Finance. The Iconic Week...

After IPL win, Gujarat Titans to hold roadshow in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Titans will celebrate their spectacular win in their debut at Indian Premier League (IPL) finals by holding a roadshow in Amedabad on Monday evening. The Hardik Pandya-led Gujarat Titans easily defeated Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets in the final match, held at the Narendra Modi stadium in Motera on Sunday, to lift...

1993 Bombay serial blasts case: Gujarat ATS arrests 4 wanted accused

Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) team arrested four persons wanted in the 1993 Bombay serial blasts case. The accused were arrested from Ahmedabad. All the four are close aides of Dawood and had come to Ahmedabad on fake passports. Gujarat ATS DIG Deepan Bhadran was quoted by ANI as saying, “We had detained the...

Covid alert in Ahmedabad school; 2 students of Zydus test positive

Ahmedabad: Covid-19 is back to haunt schools. According to reports on Thursday, two students of Zydus school in Vejalpur area of Ahmedabad tested positive for Covid. The school was subsequently closed and summer vacation has been announced from Thursday itself. While Covid cases in Gujarat are fewer compared to other states, Ahmedabad city has been...

Ahmedabad’s NID reports 24 Covid cases in 3 days; declared micro-containment zone

Ahmedabad: The National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, recorded 24 cases of Covid-19 in three days, of which 15 were on Sunday. The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation declared the new boys’ hostel and the C block of the institute as micro-containment zone to prevent further spread of the infection. Following the detection of the cases, administrative...

Days after arrest by Assam police, Jignesh Mevani to return to Ahmedabad today

Ahmedabad:  Vadgam MLA Jignesh Mevani, who was arrested by the Assam police last week, will arrive at Ahmedabad airport late on Tuesday afternoon. In a video message, he said he would be landing at Ahmedabad airport at 4 pm. From there, he will be going to Sarangpur to offer flowers to the statue of Dr...

Severe heat wave in Ahmedabad; IMD predicts 45-degree temperature for 2 days

Ahmedabad: Amdavadis, here’s a word of caution. Stay indoors. Do not venture out during the day unless absolutely necessary. The city is facing a severe heat wave condition currently, with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicting the maximum temperature in the city on Friday and Saturday to be around 45 degrees. This will make Friday...

Found ‘risky’, Sardar Patel stadium in Ahmedabad to be closed

Ahmedabad: The iconic Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad’s Navrangpura area will no longer be available for events. With the structural report of the stadium declaring it unfit, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has decided to close it for now. The ground can be used for sports, though. The report has said that organising any event...