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Petition filed against election of BJP councillor Keyur Rokadia in Vadodara

The BJP recorded a thumping victory in the civic body elections in Gujarat decimating the Congress to its lowest tally. The saffron party went on to win all the six municipal corporations for which elections were held on February 21 and retained power in all of them. Now, the victory of the BJP candidate from...

Congress blames BJP of violating poll code in Vadodara

With the local body polls around-the-corner, political parties are trying everything possible to woo the voters and ensure the victory of their candidates in the elections. While the last date of filing nominations has passed, scrutiny of the nomination forms has begun from Monday. While the BJP has blamed the Congress for always trying to...

CM Rupani promises law against ‘love jihad’ in Gujarat during poll rally

After BJP-ruled states like Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh enacted laws to curb ‘love jihad’, the Gujarat government too is contemplating to toe the line and bring a similar law. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, while addressing a poll rally in Vadodara, said that the government will table a strict law against love jihad in...

Thief accidentally slits throat while robbing bank in Vadodara!

A thief ended up killing himself in a strange accident in Vadodara on Monday. Police said the thief accidentally killed himself by slashing his neck with the electric cutter he was using to cut through the strong room of the private bank.   The incident is believed to have happened on the intervening night of...

Chairman of Green Environment Services fined Rs50 lakh for polluting waterbody

A penalty has been imposed on the chairman of Vatva GIDC estate based Green Environment Services Co-operative Society Ltd, Shankar Patel, for pollution. The Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) slapped a penalty of Rs50 lakh on Kiri Dyes and Chemical Ltd for polluting the water body of Dudhwada village in Padra taluka of Vadodara. The...

Gujarat reports 965 COVID-19 cases, 20 deaths in 24 hours

Gujarat has reported 965 fresh cases of novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours ending 5 pm on Sunday. It is the biggest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases reported by the state. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the state’s total tally to 48,441. Also, 20 deaths were reported in the state during...

AMC carries out COVID-19 test at major ST bus stops 

Over 1000 people were tested, 22 test positive. Most are from Vadodara The health team of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has tested over 1000 passengers who came to Ahmedabad through the State Transport bus service. Media reports said the civic body had begun testing people at the Gita Mandir, Ranip and Krushnanagar ST Bus Stand...

Gujarat reports 872 COVID-19 cases, 10 deaths in 24 hours; case tally crosses 41,000-mark

Gujarat has reported 872 fresh cases of novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours ending 5 pm on Saturday. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the state’s total tally to 41,027. Also, 10 deaths were reported in the state during this period that has taken Gujarat’s COVID-19 related death toll to 2,034. While...

Traders in Vadodara may reduce opening hours to curb spread of COVID-19

Traders in Vadodara are mulling to cut down on opening hours of shops and establishments as the district records a steady rise in COVID-19 cases for the last many days. The city traders’ association has sought opinion from other associations and their own members about reducing the working hours from 8 am to 4 pm....

Six Vadodara cops booked for custodial killing, disposing off body

Six policemen of Vadodara Police, including an inspector, were booked on Tuesday for allegedly torturing and killing a theft case suspect at a police station and destroying evidence. The complaint states that the Fatehgunj police had picked up Babu Sheikh, 62, a native of Telangana, on suspicion that he was involved in a theft case...

Gujarat reports 517 COVID-19 cases, 33 deaths in last 24 hours

Gujarat has recorded 517 new coronavirus cases and 33 fresh deaths due to the deadly virus in the last 24 hours ending Saturday evening. With this, the total number of cases in the state now stands at 23,079, while the fatalities due to the disease are 1,449. The state has been recording over 300 cases...

Murder accused on bail carries out rally in Audi to celebrate freedom, arrested again!

An accused released on bail from Central Jail in Vadodara paraded himself in an Audi car flanked by supporters on two wheelers making a mockery of both the law enforcement and the social distancing norms amid the pandemic in the city. The Crime Branch soon swung into action and nabbed the man who has several...