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Kalupur mkt opens, shut within minutes as crowd surges

The Kalupur Market, which was allowed to function from Wednesday morning, was closed down within minutes of its opening. It should be noted that the market, where a lot of commodities are sold at wholesale prices, had been shut so far as part of the lockdown restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in...

Guess what this youth did to meet his lover during lockdown?

The extension of Lockdown4.0 and the resultant restrictions mean many couples who often meet after hrs are unable to do so. A youth in Valsad was so desperate to keep a date he promised his girlfriend that he decided to break the lockdown norms to be with her. And, to ensure that he did not...

One more cop in city succumbs to Covid19, toll touches 3 in police dept

One more cop in the city has succumbed to Covid19 taking the total toll in the police department due to the disease to 3 in Ahmedabad. An Assistant Sub Inspector with the Krishnanagar Police station, Girish Barot, had tested positive for the disease four days ago. He died on Sunday. Barot also had additional complications...

Police commissioner visits containment zones in A’bad to oversee preparedness

The City police commissioner Ashish Bhatia on Thursday visited some of the containment zones in the city to take stock of the situation and how well the lockdown restrictions are being imposed. Bhatia visited Chamunda Bridge, Shahibaug and Krishnanagar containment zones to oversee the arrangements as well as to ensure that lockdown norms for such...

One more cop succumbs to Covid19 in city, toll in police force touches 3 in state

One more cop has succumbed to Covid19 in the city, taking the total number of such deaths in the department to two. Overall three cops on duty have died due to the coronavirus in the state so far since the pandemic began. Ahmedabad had on Tuesday reported 395 new cases of Covid19 while the total...

IIM stone-pelting incident: Two detained labourers test positive for Covid19

Two labourers, who were among the 200 detained after a stone pelting incident near IIM Ahmedabad on Monday, have tested positive for Covid19. As per the guidelines, 50 of those arrested in connection with the case were sent for Covid19 test, before they could be presented before a judge. The two who have tested positive...

Police dept in city records first Covid19 death after head constable succumbs to disease

A head constable in the city succumbed to Covid19 making him the first such fatality due to the disease in the police department. Head constable Bharatji Somaji, posted at the Krishnanagar police station, who had tested positive for Corona and was under treatment, died due to the disease on Monday. Ahmedabad police commissioner, Ashish Bhatia...

Migrants pelt stones at police in Ahmedabad, tear gas shells lobbed, several detained

Close to 100 migrant workers gathered at the IIM-Ahmedabad road in the city in Vastrapur area and pelted stones at the police and passers-by on Monday. The migrants were demanding that they be sent home. Police had to lob teargas shells to disperse the crowd and several of them were detained, police said. They said...

S’kantha BJP MP writes to Amit Shah seeking transfer of SP

BJP MP from Sabarkantha, Dipsinh Rathod, has written to the Union Home Minister Amit Shah seeking immediate transfer of the Superintendent of Police (SP) in the district due to his alleged failure in performing his duties. In a letter written to Shah on May 10, Rathod said that the cop behaves arbitrarily and acts as...

Desperate relatives dial 100 to locate missing Covid19 patient admitted to Civil Hospital

The Civil Hospital in the city that is one of the Covid19 treatment centres continues to be in the news for all the wrong reasons. On Friday, the relatives of a patient had to call the police for help to locate the patient who had been admitted in the hospital. Jayshreeben, the daughter of a...

Crime branch constable gets rousing welcome after successfully battling corona

A crime branch constable in the city got a rousing welcome from residents of his society after he was successfully treated for Covid19. Bhaviksinh Dhabi, a resident of Bhavna Society in Ranip has been living in the area for over 25 years now and is quite known among the residents Dhabi had tested positive after...

Five prisoners escape from jail in Surendranagar

Five prisoners, including four who are facing trial for murder, escaped from a jail in Surendranagar in the early hours of Wednesday, media reports said. The reports said that the five broke locks of the barrack of Dhrangadhra sub-jail and escaped by climbing the prison wall. Police officials quoted by the local media said that...