Bharuch

Blast in Bharuch factory leaves 6 workers dead

Bharuch: A blast at a chemical factory in Bharuch in Gujarat early on Monday morning left six workers dead. The blast, which triggered a fire, took place at Om Organics company located in Dahej industrial area. According to police, the deceased were working near a reactor which blasted all of a sudden. The fire was...

Gujarat: 24 injured in blast in chemical factory

At least 24 people were injured in a massive explosion in a chemical factory in Bharuch district of Gujarat on Tuesday. Following the blast, fire broke out in the factory premises at around 2 am in the United Phosphorous Limited’s unit in Jhagadia industrial area, police said. Notably, the factory is involved in the manufacturing...

3.3 magnitude earthquake hits Bharuch

An earthquake of magnitude 3.3 on the Richter Scale was felt in south Gujarat on Monday evening. No casualty or damage to property was reported from the region, officials said.   The epicentre of the quake was in Bharuch district. It measured 3.3 on the Richter Scale and was 7 kilometres east-south-east from Bharuch city....

Ahmed Patel writes to Modi on COVID-19 situation in Bharuch

Rajya Sabha MP Ahmed Patel has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the ‘worrying’ COVID-19 situation in Bharuch and several other districts of Gujarat.  The political advisor to Sonia Gandhi in a letter said if the right steps are not undertaken the pandemic will crush the health infrastructure of Gujarat.     This, he said,...

POCSO convict out on bail elopes with yet another teen!

A man who was out on bail after being convicted under POCSO in 2018 has once again eloped with another underage girl, this time a 14-year-0ld. Media reports said the Gujarat High Court has asked the Bharuch Superintendent of Police to investigate the matter and produce the teen before the court. The case involves one...

17 staff tests COVID-19 positive, Lupin shuts plant in Guj

A manufacturing plant of pharma company Lupin Limited in Ankleshwar, Bharuch was shut down after 17 employees of the company tested positive for COVID-19 at the plant, media reports said. The company is one of the top five drugmakers in the country and has around 11 manufacturing units in Ankleshwar in Gujarat employing over 900...

As COVID-19 cases surge, ST bus service from A’bad to Vadodara, Bharuch stopped

As the state records a surge in COVID-19 cases, the government has stopped the bus service from Ahmedabad to Vadodara. It should be noted that the spike is particularly high in Central and South Gujarat. The state has also stopped the service from Ahmedabad to Bharuch. Gujarat on Monday recorded 902 new COVID-19 cases, the...

Ahmed Patel criticises Gujarat govt for ‘snatching’ farmers’ land in Bharuch for highway project

Senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Ahmed Patel has slammed the Gujarat government over the issue of land acquisition for a highway project in Bharuch district. He alleged that farmers’ land was being forcibly snatched away and they were paid inadequate compensation. The issue pertains to some tracts of land in Old Diva village...

Bharuch student goes missing at Niagara Falls, suspected to be dead

A student from Bharuch in Gujarat is reported to have drowned in the Niagara Falls in Canada. The student, identified as Samir Nabipurwala, was studying in Canada for his medical degree. The resident of President Park society in Bharuch had gone to Niagara Falls with his friends to clelerbatre his birthday. It is not known...

Agitated migrants hurl stones at police in Bharuch

A group of 150 migrants hurled stones at the police in Dahej industrial area on Friday morning. The migrants were unhappy with the administration for not making arrangements for their travel to their native places. The police had to use two teargas shells to disperse the mob that had gathered to demand a return passage...

COVID-19: Ahmedabad reports 5 deaths, 197 cases in 24-hour; Gujarat’s death toll at 162

Gujarat has reported 247 fresh cases of coronavirus in the past 24-hours ending at 5 pm on Monday. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the state’s coronavirus case tally to 3,548. After 18 deaths were reported from Gujarat on Sunday, 11 fresh deaths were again reported on Monday that pushed the state’s death...

Gujarat reports 191 COVID-19 cases, 15 deaths in 24-hours; 14 deaths in Ahmedabad

Gujarat has reported 191 fresh cases of coronavirus in the past 24-hours ending at 5 pm on Friday. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the state’s coronavirus case tally to 2,815. After nine deaths were reported from Gujarat on Thursday, 15 fresh deaths were again reported on Friday that pushed the state’s death...