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PM Modi birthday: Rahul Gandhi shared best Wishes on his 70th birthday

PM Modi birthday: Rahul Gandhi shared best Wishes on his 70th birthday

"We are celebrating Prime Minister Narendra Modi''s 70th birthday with Seva Saptah (service week) as he himself believes in serving people. We also got 70 kgs of laddu to make this cake," a BJP worker was quoted as saying by news agency...

Gujarat COVID-19 Update: Cases cross 75,000

Gujarat on Thursday reported 1,092 new COVID-19 cases taking the total number of such cases in the state to 75,500. The state has in all recorded 14,310 active cases of which 79 are on a ventilator. The state also saw 18 fatalities due to the disease. Of this, five were recorded in Surat and four in...

Gujarat COVID-19 Update: 1,074 new cases recorded in a day

Gujarat on Friday saw 1,074 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. This is the eleventh time that the number of per day cases in Gujarat has crossed the 1,000 mark.   The overall number of COVID-19 cases has now crossed 68,000. The total number of COVID-19 cases in Gujarat now stands at 67,885....

Shrey Hospital Fire: AMC asks all COVID-19 hospitals to get fire safety in a week

It took the AMC the loss of eight lives to finally act on lack of fire safety equipment in a COVID-19 hospital. The fire department of the civic body has issued an ultimatum to Shrey Hospital to put in place a fire safety system within a week or face action. After a fire in the ICU...

Shrey Hospital Fire: Crematorium certificate says COVID-19 is cause of death!

Eight people died in a fire at the ICU of Shrey Hospital in the city on Thursday early morning.  Yet, the Dudheshwar Crematorium, where some of the deceased were cremated, wrote COVID-19 as the cause of death in the death certificate!   The death certificate that mentions COVID-19 as the cause of death and not...

Know the Gujarat Industrial Policy in a nutshell

  The Gujarat government on Friday announced the New Industrial Policy for the state. Here are the highlights of the policy… Special incentives to companies who plan to relocate their business from other countries to Gujarat due to COVID-19 pandemic   Industries can get government land for projects for up to 50 years. This can...

Gujarat’s new Industrial Policy eyes units wishing to relocate due to COVID-19

The Gujarat government, on Friday, announced the new Industrial Policy 2020 with an expected outlay of up to Rs8,000 crore. The Industrial Policy 2015 had come to an end but was extended up to December 31, 2020, due to COVID-19 or until a new policy came into being. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said that the new...

Serum Institute gets $150 mn funding for COVID-19 vaccine

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and GAVI vaccines alliance have decided to provide funding of $150 million to the Serum Institute of India. The funding will be provided to Serum Institute to make 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses for India and other developing economies by 2021. The vaccine to be priced at $3 per...

Shrey Hospital Fire: CM Rupani wants fire safety of hospitals across Gujarat checked

A day after the tragic fire incident in Shrey Hospital, the Gujarat government has asked the Urban Development department to ensure that fire safety norms are in place in all hospitals and commercial complexes in the city. It has asked all civic bodies to carry out immediate checks for fire safety in all such buildings...

Man blackmails teen with intimate pics, then rape her

A 17-year-old has accused a man of rape by threatening to put online her nude pictures. The man had initially promised marriage to the teen and then entered in physical relation with her. As per a complaint registered with the Vadaj Police Station, Nayna (name changed) began working in a factory a year ago to...

Shrey Hospital 4th floor was illegally built: Dinesh Sharma

The Opposition leader in the AMC has alleged that the fourth floor of Shrey Hospital was illegally constructed in violation of norms. The allegations came after an early morning fire on Thursday in the ICU of Shrey Hospital, a dedicated COVID-19 centre, left 8 COVID-19 patients dead. Dinesh Sharma, the Leader of Opposition, in the...

Gujarat COVID-19 update: Cases cross 67,000

Gujarat on Thursday saw 1,034 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. This is the tenth time that the number of per day cases in Gujarat has crossed the 1,000 mark.   The overall number of COVID-19 cases has now crossed 67,000. The total number of COVID-19 cases in Gujarat now stands at 67,811....