Gujarat

Cyclone Nisarga: 20,000 people evacuated from Valsad and Navsari

The Valsad and Navsari district administrations has begun evacuating close to 20,000 people from 47 villages on the state’s coastline as it braces for Cyclone Nisarga. Earlier the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had on Tuesday indicated that the cyclone may not make a landfall on the Gujarat coast but the state will be subject to...

Cyclone Nisarga to make landfall in Maharashtra’s Raigad district on June 3, bring rain to Gujarat

Cyclone Nisarga, which is expected to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm, is likely to make a landfall near Alibaug in Raigad district of Maharashtra close to Mumbai, and bring moderate to heavy rainfall in parts of Gujarat. This is the second storm to hit the country within a fortnight after cyclone Amphan wreaked havoc...

India’s COVID-19 tally nearing 2 lakh, death toll at 5,598

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has informed that 8,171 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus have been reported in the last 24 hours ending at 8 am on Tuesday. With the addition of the fresh cases, the total tally of COVID-19 cases in the country has now increased to 1,98,706. During this period,...

Two salon owners in Dhoraji booked for refusing service to lower caste clients

A case of atrocity has been registered against two salon owners in Moti Parbadi village in Dhoraji taluka in Gujarat. The two had allegedly refused to shave and cut the hair of people from the scheduled caste. The matter came to light after villagers complained to an activist in Jhanjhmer village who then secretly recorded...

Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation identifies 46 micro-containment zones in city

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has identified 46 micro-containment zones in the city, thereby reducing the number of people covered in such zones to nearly 70,000 as compared to almost 13 lakh earlier. The micro-containment zones have been identified as the fifth phase of the coronavirus induced lockdown comes into effect from June 1. The...

Severe cyclone ‘Nisarga’ to cross north Maharashtra & south Gujarat coast on June 3

The depression in the Arabian Sea is likely to intensify into a severe cyclone and cross the north Maharashtra and south Gujarat coasts on June 3, and will have an impact on Mumbai, the India Meteorological Department said on Monday. The depression will intensify into a deep depression—the third and fourth stage of any cyclone...

India again reports biggest single-day rise in COVID-19 cases, death toll jumps to 5,394

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has informed that India has recorded the biggest single-day spike in coronavirus cases, with 8,392 cases reported in the last 24 hours ending at 8 am on Monday. Also, 230 deaths were reported during this period that pushed the death toll due to COVID-19 in the country to...

COVID-19: 438 new cases, 31 deaths in last 24 hours in Gujarat

Gujarat on Sunday recorded 438 new COVID-19 cases and 31 new deaths due to the deadly virus in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of cases in the state now stands at 16,781, while the fatalities due to the disease increased to 1,038. Of the total deaths recorded in the last 24...

Civil Hospital hands over body of suspected COVID-19 patient to family for cremation, calls next day saying patient is alive

In yet another goof-up of the Ahmedabad Civil Hospital administration, the family of a deceased man was informed that he was alive just hours after they had performed his cremation. As per the case details, Devrambhai Bhisikar was admitted to the COVID-19 isolation ward of the hospital on May 28 with complaints of fever, cough,...

Gujarat govt announces further relaxations in lockdown from June 1

Following the new guidelines issued by the Centre related to the coronavirus pandemic induced lockdown, the Gujarat government has announced relaxations in lockdown from Monday onwards. It has decided to allow shops and businesses located outside the COVID-19 containment zones to operate without any restriction of the odd-even formula. It also announced major relaxations in...

Cyclonic storm to hit Gujarat, Maharashtra this week: IMD

A low-pressure area formed over the Arabian Sea and Lakshadweep is likely to intensify further into a cyclonic storm and reach coastal states of Maharashtra and Gujarat this week, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday. The system is likely to bring in rainfall to several parts of Gujarat and provide relief from the...

Shiv Sena MP blames ‘Namaste Trump’ event behind COVID-19 spread in Gujarat

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Sunday launched a no holds barred attack on the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre claiming that the event held in Ahmedabad to welcome US President Donald Trump in February was responsible for the spread of coronavirus in Gujarat and later in Mumbai and Delhi, which some of his...