Gujarat

President Ram Nath Kovind arrives in Gujarat on a 2-day visit

President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday arrived in Gujarat on a two-day visit to the state. He was greeted by Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel and home minister Pradipsinh Jadeja at the Ahmedabad airport. On Tuesday, President Kovind will be attending the third convocation of the Central University of Gujarat (CUG)...

BJP candidates for Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat to get elected unopposed

The two candidates fielded by the BJP for the two Rajya Sabha seats vacant in Gujarat— Dinesh Prajapati and Rambhai Mokariya—are all set to win the election unopposed. Notably, Thursday was the last day for filing nominations for the election, but Congress has not fielded any candidate for the same. Dinesh Prajapati and Rambhai Mokariya...

CM Rupani promises law against ‘love jihad’ in Gujarat during poll rally

After BJP-ruled states like Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh enacted laws to curb ‘love jihad’, the Gujarat government too is contemplating to toe the line and bring a similar law. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, while addressing a poll rally in Vadodara, said that the government will table a strict law against love jihad in...

Gujarat Civic Elections: Migrants to play crucial role

Gujarat being an industrial state draws millions of migrants from across the country, with many eventually settling down in the state. The state has an estimated migrant population of over a crore, with the majority working in Ahmedabad, Surat and Vadodara. The migrant population plays a crucial role in elections and this is exactly the...

Rajasthan in race with Gujarat to woo Tesla

Not just Gujarat, but Rajasthan too is trying to entice billionaire Elon’ Musk’s Tesla to set up its manufacturing base in the state. After the US-based electric carmaker started its office in Bengaluru, the Gujarat government has offered its two biggest ports Kandla and Mundra to carry out the manufacturing or assembling work. According to...

Woman healthcare worker dies in Surendranagar, received COVID-19 vaccine 10 days ago

A woman healthcare worker posted at the Sayla primary health centre in Surendranagar district has died. She was administered with the vaccine against COVID-19 10 days back. The exact reason of death could not be ascertained so far and will be clear only after the post mortem report. Notably, the woman, Kajal Solanki, was having...

Bird flu scare in Ahmedabad’s Narol as pigeons die

At a time when the COVID-19 infections in Ahmedabad are on a decline, a new threat has emerged for citizens in the form of bird flu. A large number of pigeons were found dead in Ahmedabad’s Narol area creating panic among citizens. According to the available information, a large number of pigeons were found dead...

AMC spent over Rs 100 crore for COVID-19 antigen test

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has spent around Rs 141 crore to render free testing services for COVID-19 across the city, according to information made available under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. Notably, an RTI activist Ankur Sagar had sought information from the AMC authorities regarding the antigen COVID-19 test for the period between...

CEC Sunil Arora visits Statue of Unity

India’s chief election commissioner Sunil Arora, along with his wife, on Wednesday visited the Statue of Unity in Gujarat—the world’s tallest statue. He was accompanied by Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited’s MD Rajeev Gupta, Vadodara collector Shalini Agarwal and other senior government officials. Arora, after his visit to the statue and the allied tourist hotspots,...

Entry of AIMIM, AAP heats up civic polls in Gujarat

The entry of smaller parties such as Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP and Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM has heated up the battle for civic elections in Gujarat. The entry of these parties will definitely result in a division of votes. And, in such a situation, it will be the Congress that is likely to lose elections, whereas the...

Gujarat: COVID-19 tally crosses 2.59 lakh, death toll touches 4,376

Gujarat has reported 410 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 to 2,59,097. 4,376 COVID-19 related deaths in Gujarat One death was reported in the state in the past 24 hours. The fresh fatality has taken Gujarat’s...

First batch of COVID-19 vaccine received by Ahmedabad, 12 other cities

With pan India vaccination for COVID-19 all set to begin from January 16, the first batch of Serum Institute of India’s ‘Covishield’ left Pune for 13 cities including Ahmedabad. The first batch of the vaccine has been already received by Gujarat. Health minister Nitin Patel was present at the Ahmedabad airport to receive the stock....