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On Valentine’s Day, man donates kidney to ailing wife in Gujarat

In what could certainly be one of the best gifts on the occasion of Valentine’s Day, a man in Ahmedabad donated his kidney to his ailing wife on the occasion of their 23rd marriage anniversary. Notably, Vinod Patel’s wife Rita suffers from autoimmune kidney dysfunction and has been dependent on medicines for the past three...

Gujarat BJP administers oath to party workers, candidates on Samarpan Diwas

The BJP on Thursday celebrated the contributions of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay, the founder of Jan Sangh, as Samarpan Diwas across the country. The Gujarat BJP too commemorated the occasion during which state president CR Patil administered oath of community service to BJP party members and candidates for the local body elections scheduled later this month....

Gujarat Civic Elections: Reservation for mayoralty announced

With the local body elections around-the-corner, all political parties who have fielded their candidates are trying their best to woo the voters. Elections will be first held in the six municipal corporations in the state on February 21 and the counting of votes will be carried out on February 23. Now, the urban development department...

AMC elections: Over 30 crorepati candidates in fray

With elections for Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) around-the-corner, all political parties in the fray have brainstormed for days to select the right candidates for the polls. Now, it has come to the fore that over 30 candidates fielded by two major political parties—BJP and the Congress—have assets of over Rs 1 crore. Also, around 10...

Custodial Deaths: Gadhvi community calls Mundra Bandh  

Following the death of two men booked for theft and badly beaten in police custody at Kutch’s Mundra police station, the Gadhvi community has called for a Mundra Bandh on Monday demanding action against the cops responsible for the death. The community has also sought the cooperation of all traders’ associations for the bandh. Notably,...

CM Rupani requests Uttarakhand CM to ensure safety of pilgrims from Gujarat

Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani has spoken to his Uttarakhand counterpart Trivendra Singh Rawat requesting the latter to immediately rescue and provide assistance to pilgrims from Gujarat who are stuck in the Himalayan state. Notably, the request from Rupani came after a glacial burst near Joshimath on Sunday triggered an avalanche and flooding along the Dhauliganga...

Unrest in BJP’s Jamnagar unit over new rules for selection of candidates for local body election

BJP’s new rule for the selection of candidates for civic body elections scheduled later this month has not gone down well with several party leaders who have failed to secure a ticket for themselves or their family members. One such incident has come to the fore from Jamnagar in which former deputy mayor of Jamnagar...

Gujarat: Second phase of COVID-19 vaccination begins

The second phase of immunisation against COVID-19 began in Gujarat on Sunday, with top officials including collectors, superintendent of police and cops getting vaccinated against the deadly virus. Under the vaccination drive that started on January 16, over 2.46 lakh healthcare workers have been already provided the first dose of the COVID-19 jab. Under the...

15 migrant labourers crushed to death in Surat

Fifteen migrant labourers sleeping on a footpath were crushed to death in Gujarat’s Surat after a truck ran over them. The horrific incident took place near Kosamba village on the Kim-Mandvi Road in the wee hours on Tuesday. Sources said that all the victims were from Rajasthan’s Banswara and were working as daily labourers. They...

Surat-Kolkata IndiGo flight makes emergency landing in Bhopal

An IndiGo Airlines flight carrying 172 passengers from Gujarat’s Surat to West Bengal’s Kolkata had to make an emergency landing in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal on Sunday. The plane made an emergency landing due to a technical glitch, according to officials. Bhopal’s Raja Bhoj Airport director Anil Vikram said that the IndiGo flight had to make...

Gujarat: COVID-19 tally crosses 2.52 lakh, vaccine to arrive tomorrow

Gujarat has reported 615 fresh cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours ending 5 pm on Monday. The addition of the fresh cases has taken Gujarat’s total tally to 2,52,559. Meanwhile, Gujarat’s health minister Nitin Patel on Monday announced that the first consignment of COVID-19 vaccines will arrive in the state on Tuesday. The...

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...