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Gujarat government eases curfew for Janmashtami, Ganesh Chaturthi

Gandhinagar: Those wanting to join Janmashtami and Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations in temples and at public places can set aside curfew worries for some time. The Gujarat government has announced relaxation in curfew on the night of August 30 and from September 9 to 19. Currently, night curfew is in place in eight municipal corporations of...

In Vadodara, civic officials give social distancing a miss at testing lab inauguration

The much touted social distancing norms went for a toss in Vadodara as officials converged to inaugurate a testing lab at a hospital, local media reports said. Even the Officer on Special Duty (OSD) for Covid19 in Vadodara, Vinod Rao as well as the municipal commissioner Nalin Upadhyay were found to be violating the social...

Day 1: Queues outside shops in city as lockdown eases, some reports of norm violations in state

Long queues of people outside shops amid social distancing was witnessed across Ahmedabad and several other cities of Gujarat as some of the restrictions under Lockdown 4.0 was eased on Monday. As per the relaxations, shops and business units could function in Western Ahmedabad in areas outside the containment zone. The relaxations does not apply...

Follow safety guidelines, social distancing norms during shopping for essentials: Rajiv Gupta

Additional chief secretary Dr Rajiv Kumar Gupta, who is spearheading the fight against COVID-19 in Ahmedabad, has requested citizens to follow safety guidelines once the sale of vegetables, fruits, groceries and other essential items resume from May 15. In a video message, the bureaucrat has requested citizens to ensure that only women and children go...

UP BJP MLA criticises own govt for opening liquor shops during pandemic

BJP MLA from Bairia in Uttar Pradehs Surendra Singh on Thursday criticised his own government for allowing liquor shops to function. He urged the Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government to reconsider its decision on the matter. Singh said that compromising the health of people for the sake of revenue was not justified. Speaking to the media,...

Ahmedabad airport gearing up for post-lockdown air travel

At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic across the world has grounded airlines and brought air travel to a grinding halt, the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad is leaving no stone unturned to prepare itself for ensuring the safety of passengers whenever commercial flight operations resume. The Ahmedabad airport authorities posted several pictures...