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Covid-19 cases in Gujarat rise; 71 test positive; active caseload crosses 500

49 cases reported from just 4 cities; Jamnagar reports 15 cases, the highest Gandhinagar: Gujarat’s daily tally of Covid-19 continues to rise. A total of 71 persons tested positive for the infection in 24 hours ending Saturday evening, according to the Covid bulletin issued by the health department of the state government. This is the...

Gujarat’s Omicron tally rises as 2 more test positive in Jamnagar

Samples of two contacts of 72-year-old Omicron patient test positive for the new variant Jamnagar: The samples of two persons who had come in contact with the 72-year-old NRI who had tested positive for Omicron variant of coronavirus have tested positive for it. The duo had tested positive for Covid-19 earlier, after which their samples...

Omicron enters Gujarat, first case reported in Jamnagar

Jamnagar: The sample of the man who had arrived in Jamnagar from Zimbabwe has tested positive for the Omicron variant of coronavirus, the health department confirmed on Saturday. The sample of the patient who had tested positive had been sent to the laboratory  to see if it had the Omicron variant. Additional Chief Secretary of...

Nathuram Godse’s bust vandalised day after installation in Jamnagar

Jamnagar: A day after a bust of Nathuram Godse, the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi, was installed in Jamnagar, it was vandalised by Jamnagar Congress president Digubha Jadeja and others. The bust had been installed by the Hindu Sena at Hanuman Ashram. The Hindu Sena had said it would install Nathuram Godse’s statue in Jamnagar in...

Rain fury in Gujarat: Jodiya in Jamnagar gets 5-inch rain in 2 hours

Gujarat has so far received 79.8% of its average annual rainfall Jamnagar: Parts of Gujarat received heavy rainfall on Thursday morning. At least 25 talukas received rain in two hours between 6 am and 8 am. Life was thrown out of gear in Jodiya taluka of Jamnagar which received 5 inch rain in just two...

Rain fury in Gujarat: Saurashtra on red alert

Gujarat has so far received over 71% of its average annual rainfall Rajkot: The Met department has predicted extremely heavy rain in Gujarat over next three-four days. Saurashtra has been put on red alert, with the administration making all preparations to deal with the situation. Extremely heavy rain is likely in Rajkot, Junagadh and Jamnagar...

Gujarat: Night curfew in 8 municipal corporations extended till September 25

Gandhinagar: Night curfew in the eight municipal corporation areas of Gujarat has been extended till September 25, as per a notification by the state government on Tuesday. The curfew had been imposed to check the spread of coronavirus amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The eight municipal corporations that will have the night curfew are Ahmedabad, Vadodara,...

CM Bhupendra Patel to conduct aerial survey of battered Jamnagar, Rajkot

Gandhinagar: Newly sworn-in Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel will be conducting aerial survey of rain-battered areas in Jamnagar and Rajkot in Saurashtra. He will leave from Gandhinagar at 1 pm on Tuesday, accompanied by former minister RC Faldu, Jamnagar MP Poonam Madam and principal secretary Pankar Kumar. Several parts in these districts as well as...

Dams overflow as heavy rains lash Jamnagar, Rajkot, Junagadh

CM-designate Bhupendra Patel orders airlifting of people stranded in 3 villages Jamnagar: Heavy waterlogging was witnessed in parts of Jamnagar on Saturday morning, with water entering several houses in low-lying areas. People were seen wading in chest-deep water in some places. Beraja, Aliabada and Khimrana villages were completely inundated. Newly constructed bridges were...

Reliance developing green complex in Jamnagar at cost of Rs 75,000 crore: Mukesh Ambani

It will be among the largest integrated renewable energy manufacturing facilities in the world, said Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani at International Climate Summit   Mumbai: Reliance Industries is developing a green complex on 5,000-acre area in Jamnagar at a cost of Rs 75,000 crore as part of its pledge to fuel India’s Green Economy,...

IAF aircraft brings back Indian officials from war-torn Afghanistan to Jamnagar

An Indian Air Force C-17 aircraft that took off from Kabul on Tuesday morning with Indian officials landed in Gujarat’s Jamnagar before noon. Over 120 Indian officials, including Ambassador Rudrendra Tandon, have been brought back from the war-torn country on the aircraft to Jamnagar. Notably, two Indian Air Force C-17 aircraft flew into Kabul on...

IAF personnel posted in Jamnagar moves HC challenging termination for not taking COVID vaccine

The Gujarat High Court’s division bench of Justices AJ Desai and AP Thaker has sought a reply from the Indian Air Force (IAF) after one of its personnel posted in Jamnagar challenged the show cause notice for termination issued to him for his unwillingness to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The court has also directed the...