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Rajkot: Woman allegedly sets 2 minor sons afire, immolates self

Rajkot: A 28-year-old woman in Rajkot and her two minor sons died of burn injuries at their home on Saturday morning. While it is believed that the woman set the boys on fire and then immolated herself, further details will emerge after police investigation. The woman was identified as Daya. Kuvadwa police rushed to the...

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...

Rajkot royal family’s property dispute out in open after case filed in court

The dispute over ancestral property of hundreds of crores of the Rajkot royal family has now come out in the open, with Ambalika Devi, the sister of the 17th king of the princely state Mandhatasinh Jadeja, approaching the court. Notably, she has filed a suit in the city civil court against the release deed that...

No Navratri this year too? Organizers reluctant

Rajkot: Navratri, the biggest dance festival of Gujarat, had been called off last year due to the rising number of Covid-19 cases. This year, too, it seems that the festival might be called off. Organizers of large-scale garba programmes in Rajkot are not very keen on going ahead with Navratri celebrations this year either. One...

Sabarmati jail inmate, accused in gang rape case, dies by suicide

His body was found hanging inside Sabarmati jail on Wednesday morning Ahmedabad: One of the accused in a gang rape case, who had been lodged in Sabarmati Central Jail, allegedly died by suicide in the jail itself. His body was found hanging. Ranip police have lodged a case of accidental death and are investigating it...

16-year-old girl stabbed 32 times in Gujarat for refusing marriage proposal

In a heart-wrenching incident, a 16-year-old girl in Jetalsar village of Gujarat’s Rajkot district was stabbed to death by a 23-year-old man for declining his marriage proposal. The police have arrested the accused, Jayesh Sarvaiya, and charged him with murder. According to the police, the incident took place on March 17 when the victim was...

Gujarat reports 1,212 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

Ahmedabad’s COVID-19 case count crosses 30,000-mark Ahmedabad’s death toll due to COVID-19 surges to 1,681 Gujarat has reported 1,212 fresh cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours ending 5 pm on Saturday. The addition of the fresh cases has taken Gujarat’s total tally to 85,678. 2,883 COVID-19 related deaths in Gujarat Fourteen deaths were...

Lioness pins down Amreli man in an attack, he pushes wild cat off him

A man in a village in Rajkot escaped unhurt after a lioness attacked him while he was fast asleep in his hut. The man managed to push off the lioness before it could attack. The incident was reported from Abharampara village in Savarkundla taluka of Amreli district. According to local media reports, Vipul Khelaiya was...

Gujarat ranks 12 in new COVID-19 cases: Rupani

Gujarat ranks 12 th in reporting new COVID-19 infections, chief minister Vijay Rupani said on Wednesday.  He said those who were praising the Kerala Model should look at what has happened now.   Rupani was speaking to the media after a review meeting of the COVID-19 situation in Rajkot.  Rupani was accompanied by deputy chief...