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Surat’s Kartik Jivani, training for IPS, is Gujarat UPSC topper

Kartik Jivani attempted the UPSC exams thrice, and topped in Gujarat twice. In 2019, he was one mark and two ranks short of making it to the IAS. He decided to attempt it a third time despite making it as an IPS officer Surat’s Kartik Jivani an IPS officer under training has topped the UPSC...

Gujarat COVID-19 update: 1,009 new cases in a day

Gujarat on Monday saw 1,009 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. This is the seventh time that the number of per day cases in Gujarat has crossed the 1,000 mark.   The overall number of COVID-19 cases has now crossed 64,000. The total number of COVID-19 cases in Gujarat now stands at 64,684....

3-time plasma donor gives Rs2.21 L to CM Relief fund

A three-time plasma donor has donated Rs2.21 lakh to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. Faizal Chunara donated during chief minister Vijay Rupani’s visit to Surat.   The plasma donor had tested positive on his return from a foreign country. He was admitted to the Civil Hospital and later recovered. Soon after that, the government began...

Unlock 3: New rules for Surat diamond units

The Surat Municipal Corporation has offered detailed guidelines for the diamond industry in the city as Unlock 3.0 comes into force from today. Gujarat has been recording a surge in COVID-19 numbers and Surat has the highest number of cases in the state for the last many days.    The diamond industry is badly hit...

COVID-19 patient dies, civil hospital tells family she is recovering!

The Civil Hospital in Surat called up a man to inform him that his mother who succumbed to COVID-19 was on the mend! Rukma Suryavanshi, a resident of Bamroli in Surat was moved to the Civil Hospital on July 18.    She had COVID-19 symptoms and later tested positive for the disease. She was shifted...

Gujarat govt hiding COVID-19 figures: Amit Chavda

Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) president Amit Chavda on Wednesday visited two COVID-19 facilities in Surat. The city has been recording a surge in COVID-19 cases for some time now.   Chavda said that hospitals in the state lack adequate facilities.  “The government is not serious about fighting COVID-19. They are hiding the actual figures,”...

COVID-19 update: Gujarat reports 1,052 new cases

Gujarat on Monday recorded 1,052 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. This is the sixth time that number of per day cases in Gujarat has crossed the 1000 mark.   The overall number of COVID-19 cases have now crossed the 56,000 mark. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the state now stands...

SMC worker attacked, video goes viral

Personal enmity has emerged as the cause for an attack on a Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) staff worker.  The attack on the SMC worker gained prominence after a video of it went viral   A sanitation worker of SMC was attacked early morning on Monday in the Pandesara area of Surat.  Preliminary probe revealed that...

Gujarat reports 1,110 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

Gujarat has reported 1,110 fresh cases of the COVID-19 in the past 24 hours ending 5 pm on Sunday. It is the biggest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases in the state. The addition of the fresh cases has taken Gujarat’s total tally to 55,822. 2,326 COVID-19 related deaths in Gujarat firstly Twenty-one deaths were reported...

Gujarat COVID-19: 1081 new cases recorded

Gujarat on Saturday recorded 1,081 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. This is the fifth time that number of per day cases in Gujarat has crossed the 1000 mark.   The overall number of COVID-19 cases have now crossed the 54,000 marks. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the state now stands...

COVID-19 rapid test for other Gujarat cities too?

COVID-19 rapid test: As Gujarat continues to register a high number of COVID-19 cases, the health department is mulling to extend COVID-19 rapid test for the disease in other cities of the state too. Apart from Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, and Vadodara have registered a consistent rise in COVID-19 numbers. After a few days of declining...

Gujarat COVID-19 update: 1068 new cases recorded

Gujarat on Friday recorded 1,068 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. This is the fourth time that number of per day cases in Gujarat has crossed the 1000 mark. COVID-19 per day figures recorded on Friday were slightly less than the 1078 cases that were recorded on Thursday in the state. The overall...