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“It’s a war and we will have to win it,” says CM Rupani as COVID pandemic goes out of control

After the Gujarat government received flak from the high court for its mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Tuesday urged citizens not to step out of their homes unless it is essential. He said the fight against the pandemic has turned into a war and the state will win it by...

Gujarat: 14,296 COVID-19 cases, 157 deaths in a day

Gujarat has reported 14,296 fresh cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours ending 5 pm on Sunday. The addition of the fresh cases has taken Gujarat’s total tally past 4.96 lakh. It is the second-highest single-day surge in cases since the pandemic began last year. 6,328 COVID-19 related deaths in Gujarat 157 deaths were...

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...

Gujarat govt deputes bureaucrats to combat spread of COVID-19 in cities

In an important administrative move, the Gujarat government has deputed IAS as well senior government officials to oversee the efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19 in eight major municipal corporations in the state. The move comes at a time when COVID-19 infections and deaths are rising rapidly with each passing day. These officers will...

Farmers will return to Delhi borders after Centre is free from Bengal polls: Rakesh Tikait

Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait, who is on a two-day visit to Gujarat, has said that farmers have not left the protest sites on the outskirts of Delhi. Tikait, while addressing a gathering in Palanpur, said farmers had gone to the fields to work and would return again when the Union government is free from the...

Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait arrives in Gujarat on a two-day visit

In a bid to raise support against the three contentious farm laws passed by the BJP government in the Centre, farmer leader Rakesh Tikait on Sunday arrived in Gujarat on a two-day visit. Tikait, who is best known for the months-long farmers’ protest on the outskirts of Delhi, will meet several farmer leaders in Gujarat...

Gujarat: As COVID-19 cases surge, Nitin Patel urges people to get vaccinated

At a time when COVID-19 cases are rising rapidly in Gujarat, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel on Monday urged citizens above 45 years to get themselves vaccinated free of cost at government facilities when vaccination for the category begins on April 1. Patel also said that people should take both doses of the vaccine to...

Gujarat: 2,270 COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths in a day

Gujarat has reported 2,270 fresh cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours ending 5 pm on Sunday. The addition of the fresh cases has taken Gujarat’s total tally beyond 3 lakh. It is the second-highest single-day surge in cases in 2021. 4,492 COVID-19 related deaths in Gujarat Eight deaths were reported in the state...

COVID-19: Dwarkadhish, Dakor temples to remain shut during Holi

At a time when COVID-19 cases in Gujarat are rising rapidly, the Lord Krishna temples at Dwarka Town and Dakor will remain close for visitors during Holi. The temples are going to allow visitors only on Tuesday, according to officials privy to the development. Notably, Holi will be celebrated in Gujarat on Monday, March 29,...

Massive fire in incense stick factory in Vadodara

A major fire broke out in an incense stick factory in Gujarat’s Vadodara on Wednesday morning. The incident took place at the Shreeji Agarbatti unit located in Makarpura industrial area. Fortunately, no casualty has been reported. The fire broke out at the factory early in the morning at around 4 am and it spread rapidly...

Gujarat: BJP, Congress MLAs who took part in budget session test positive for COVID-19

As the ongoing budget session in the Gujarat Legislative Assembly is nearing its end, more BJP and Congress MLAs have tested positive for COVID-19. On Tuesday, the COVID-19 report of 5 MLAs who took part in the proceedings of the Legislative Assembly has come positive. After the minister of state for food and civil supplies,...

16-year-old girl stabbed 32 times in Gujarat for refusing marriage proposal

In a heart-wrenching incident, a 16-year-old girl in Jetalsar village of Gujarat’s Rajkot district was stabbed to death by a 23-year-old man for declining his marriage proposal. The police have arrested the accused, Jayesh Sarvaiya, and charged him with murder. According to the police, the incident took place on March 17 when the victim was...