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Remdesivir Controversy: Gujarat HC grants more time to CR Patil, Harsh Sanghavi to respond

The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday granted three weeks additional time to Gujarat BJP chief CR Patil and MLA Harsh Sanghavi to file their reply in connection with the controversy that erupted over the distribution of Remdesivir injection by them in Surat. Congress MLA and Leader of Opposition Paresh Dhanani has moved the court with...

Jignesh Mevani moves HC, demands use of MLA fund for fight against COVID-19 in Vadgam

Vadgam MLA Jignesh Mevani has approached the Gujarat High Court seeking directions to the Gujarat government to permit him to spend his MLA fund to set-up an oxygen plant, COVID testing facility, purchase ventilators and ensure Remdesivir and Tocilizumab injections for the people of his constituency. The MLA has said that his constituency has primary...

HC lambasts Gujarat govt, says people can’t be left to die outside hospitals for not coming in 108 ambulance

The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday blasted the state government left, right and centre for its failure to manage the COVID-19 crisis in the state that is aggravating with each passing day. The division bench of Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Justice Bhargav Karia said that the state government has painted a rosy picture in...

HC asks Gujarat govt to provide district-wise information on RT-PCR testing

The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday directed the state government to provide district-wise information on RT-PCR testing for COVID-19, the demand for the test, and the capacity erected by the authorities. The query came during the hearing of a public interest litigation initiated by the high court owing to the grim situation prevalent in the...

Gujarat HC seeks reply from CR Patil, Harsh Sanghavi in Remdesivir controversy

Following a controversy over the distribution of Remdesivir injection by Gujarat BJP president CR Patil in Surat, the Gujarat High Court on Tuesday issued notice to Patil, BJP MLA Harsh Sanghavi, chief secretary, additional chief secretary (health), Surat collector, Surat police commissioner and drug inspector. The court has directed them to file their response in...

Gujarat High Court asks govt to provide “accurate” COVID-19 data to people

The Gujarat High Court has flagged the inaccurate data being provided by the state government regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and has remarked that the state should not shy away from publishing accurate data. In an order that was made available Friday, the high court’s division bench of Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Justice Bhargav Karia...

“It’s a COVID-19 tsunami”, Gujarat govt tells high court

Nirupam Banerjee, Ahmedabad: The state government on Thursday admitted before the Gujarat High Court that there is a “tsunami of COVID-19” going on and it is conscious of the “worsening situation” in the state. The admission came from advocate general Kamal Trivedi during his opening note in the hearing of the suo motu public interest...

HC lambasts Gujarat government over mismanagement of COVID-19 pandemic

The Gujarat High Court on Monday expressed its displeasure on the Gujarat government for its handling of the COVID-19 crisis. Notably, the high court had on Sunday took suo motu cognizance of the difficulties faced by virus-infected patients and their relatives based on media reports. During the hearing on Monday, the state government represented by...

SC rejects plea seeking counting of votes for civic body polls in Gujarat together

Clearing the way for the declaration of results of the elections for the six municipal corporations in Gujarat, the Supreme Court on Monday rejected a petition seeking counting of votes on the same date for two different phases of Gujarat civic polls. Following the apex court’s verdict, the counting of votes for two different phases...

Gujarat HC rejects plea seeking counting of votes for civic body polls together

The Gujarat High Court on Friday rejected a petition seeking counting of votes on the same date for two different phases of Gujarat civic polls. Following the court’s verdict, the counting of votes for two different phases of the civic polls will be carried out on two different dates—February 23 for six municipal corporations and...

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...

Courts in Gujarat to stay closed on Dec 7 to mourn the death of Justice GR Udhwani

On account of the unfortunate death of Gujarat High Court’s Justice GR Udhwani, all courts in the state will remain closed on Monday. The Gujarat High Court administration has issued a notification in this regard. As per the notification, the high court as well as all subordinate courts in the state will observe a holiday...