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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...

Lockdown woes: Rajkot school principal turns vegetable seller

To help counter the income shortage following COVID-19, the principal of a private school in Rajkot has taken to selling vegetables. Anil Bhatt, who has a master degree in education, told local media that he took to selling vegetables as it was difficult to run his household with no income. The school had shut down...

As cases rise, Guj health secy Jayanti Ravi meets officials in Jamnagar

Health secretary Jayanti Ravi is in Jamnagar to take stock of the COVID-19 situation in the district. The district has been recording a surge in COVID-19 cases in the last many days. Ravi attended a meeting with municipal commissioner Satish Patel and other health department officials to discuss the strategies to minimise the spread of...

Rajkot collector appeals for voluntary closure of tea-stalls, paan shops in district

The Rajkot district collector has appealed to tea and paan shops in Rajkot to shut down voluntarily as the district records a surge in COVID-19 cases in the last one week. The surge is reported both in urban and rural areas of the district with 46 cases being registered in four days in Dhoraji alone...

One killed, two others escape as strong current sweeps car of bridge in Rajkot, Gujarat

One person was killed and two others had a narrow escape when the van they were travelling in were swept away by strong currents on the outskirts of Rajkot on Sunday. The three were travelling in a Bolero car and were crossing a bridge that had slightly submerged under water from the Khokhardar river. The...

Two held in Rajkot for video showing vandalism in temple

Police in Rajkot arrested two men for vandalising an idol in a temple while being allegedly drunk. The accused shot a video of the vandalism and shared it on social media which led to a formal complaint.  Local media reports said that the two accused were identified as Jayesh Chudasama (27) and Dinesh Mahida (25)....

Businessman wanted in over 45 cases nabbed from Gujarat

A businessman wanted in over 45 cases was arrested by the Indore crime branch officials from Gujarat on Sunday. The crime branch team was on the lookout for Jitu Soni for almost seven months. Soni was carrying a reward of Rs 1.6 lakh. Jitu Soni was wanted in several cases like human trafficking, fraud, abduction,...

Class 8 student in Rajkot kills self over online class and homework pressure

A class eight student in Rajkot killed herself after being allegedly unable to cope with online classes and homework amid the lockdown. Her father, a garage owner, who had been out of business due the lockdown had with extreme difficulty arranged the Rs10,000 worth smartphone to help her attend online classes. Police suspect that the...

Old man in Rajkot carries placard saying COVID-19 is a scam not a disease

Shahbaz Shaikh: Even as Gujarat and India braces for the consequences of the rising COVID-19 cases in the state and country, a video of a senior citizen telling people that COVID-19 is a scam and not a disease has gone viral.  The video shows a senior citizen with a placard in Gujarat that reads ‘Corona...