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Bhupendra Patel to take oath as Gujarat CM tomorrow

Bhupendra Patel, who was chosen as the leader of the BJP legislature party on Sunday, will take oath as the new CM of Gujarat on Monday. State BJP president CR Patil made an announcement in this regard. Patil, while interacting with the media, said that only Bhupendra Patel will take oath on Monday and the...

Bhupendra Patel to replace Vijay Rupani as Gujarat CM

Ghatlodiya MLA Bhupendra Patel will be the new chief minister of Gujarat following the resignation of Vijay Rupani on Saturday. The announcement in this regard was made by the BJP after the meeting of the BJP legislative party in Gandhinagar. Several names were doing the rounds for the top post, including that of Nitin Patel...

Here’s what Nitin Patel said about the next Gujarat CM

As the suspense over the next chief minister of Gujarat intensifies, one of the names doing the rounds for the top job, Nitin Patel, who is also the deputy chief minister of the state, has said that a person who is “popular experienced and takes everyone together” should be selected for heading the state government....

Gujarat HC declines state’s plea for modification of order on anti-conversion law

The Gujarat High Court’s division bench of Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Justice Biren Vaishnav on Thursday refused to entertain a plea by the state government seeking a rectification in an earlier order passed by the bench concerning the Gujarat Freedom of Religion (Amendment) Act, 2021. Notably, the high court had on August 19 stayed...

Woman arrested in Ahmedabad for killing 8-year-old son to hide illicit relationship

A woman and her brother-in-law have been arrested in Ahmedabad’s Viramgam for allegedly murdering her eight-year-old son in 2018. The police said that the woman, Josna Patel, had an illicit relationship with her brother-in-law, Ramesh Patel, and the duo killed the child Hardik when he came to know about the affair. Notably, Hardik’s family had...

194 crocodiles shifted from lake near Statue of Unity—here’s why

The Gujarat government has shifted 194 crocodiles from the Panchmuli lake near the Statue of Unity to two rescue centres in Gandhinagar and Godhra. While 143 crocodiles were shifted in 2019-2020, 51 more crocodiles were shifted to the rescue centres in 2020-21. There are still many crocodiles in the water body, which is also known...

AAP will contest all Assembly seats in Gujarat: Arvind Kejriwal

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced that his party will contest the Gujarat Assembly elections due next year from all seats. The move comes after the party performed well in the Surat Municipal Corporation elections where it became the main opposition party. The Delhi chief minister said that the people of...

Nitin Patel beats COVID-19, discharged from hospital

Gujarat’s Deputy Chief Minister, as well as health minister of the state, Nitin Patel, on Sunday, was discharged from the UN Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre after he successfully defeated COVID-19. Nitin Patel was availing COVID treatment at the hospital for the past 15 days. Notably, Patel was admitted to the hospital on...

Sanjeev Kapoor, World Central Kitchen starts free meals for COVID warriors in Ahmedabad Civil

With the availability of quality food for COVID warriors being a major issue, the World Central Kitchen in association with famous chef Sanjeev Kapoor has started delivering sumptuous meals to healthcare workers on COVID duty at the Ahmedabad Civil Hospital. The organisation is providing three meals—breakfast, lunch and dinner—to COVID warriors free of cost. The...

Gujarat reports single-day surge of 14,505 COVID cases, 173 deaths

Gujarat has reported 14,605 fresh cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours ending 5 pm on Friday. The addition of the fresh cases has taken Gujarat’s total tally past 5.67 lakh. 7,183 COVID-19 related deaths in Gujarat 173 deaths were reported in the state in the past 24 hours. The fresh fatalities have taken...

Gujarat, several states unlikely to start COVID-19 vaccination for all adults on May 1

Several states including Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, West Bengal, Delhi, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh are unlikely to start vaccinating people in the age group of 18-45 years from May 1. The development comes as the country is struggling to keep up the pace of immunisation due to vaccine shortage. Gujarat Chief Minister...

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...