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Renowned astrologer Bejan Daruwalla no more

Renowned astrologer Bejan Daruwalla on Friday breathed his last at a private hospital in Ahmedabad. He was 89-years-old and had tested positive for COVID-19. Last week, Daruwalla was put on ventilator support after he complained of difficulty in breathing. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani offered his condolences on the death of Daruwalla. He tweeted: “Saddened...

Citizen’s portal of Guj govt gets Chief Minister Vijay Rupani’s name wrong!

The Citizen’s Portal of Gujarat government has got the name of the Chief Minister of the state wrong on the website. It seems the wrong name has been there on the site for quite some time with no one bothering to change it. The portal has mentioned the name of the Chief Minister as Jay...

Congress lashes out at Gujarat govt for profiteering in sale of N95 mask

At a time when the controversy over the use of alleged poor quality ‘Dhaman-1’ ventilators is yet to be over, the Gujarat government is surrounded with another controversy for profiteering in the sale of N95 masks from Amul Parlours. Notably, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani had on May 18 announced that triple-layered masks and N95 masks...

Petrol pumps on highways can function 24/7, announces Rupani

Chief minister Vijay Rupani has announced that petrol pumps operating on the highways will not have to close down as per the relaxation given for Lockdown4.0. This means the petrol pumps can operate 24/7. This decision has been taken to ensure that trucks and other vehicles travelling on the highway do not find themselves stranded...

#Column: Did CM ignore officials’ suggestions on relaxing Ahmedabad Lockdown?

The major relaxations recently announced for western Ahmedabad during Lockdown 4.0 has come as a surprise to many. This is because there has been no respite in the number of cases and deaths in Ahmedabad. Sources in the administrations told Gujarat Exclusive that the new team of bureaucrats in Ahmedabad led by Additional Chief Secretary...

When Modiji had pleaded – “Media can save democracy in India”

Editorial: It was early 1997, Shankarsinh Vaghela had broken away from BJP and had become the chief minister of Gujarat. He formed his own political party Rashtriya Janata Party (RJP) and was contesting a by-election from Radhanpur of North Gujarat region. Many would eventually call it one of the most violent by-elections to have been...

Is Anandiben Patel the chief minister that Gujarat needs today?

Tunvar Mujahid, Ahmedabad: As the Covid19 cases in the state continue to gallop to new heights, a buzz that the BJP may replace Vijay Rupani as chief minister has started doing the rounds. Even before the fire could be doused, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy jumped into the fray pouring more oil into the raging controversy....

To give economy a boost, Rupani announces labour law exemptions for new projects/units

Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani on Friday shared a slew of announcements to help give a boost to the economy and business in the state. The Covid19 pandemic and the resultant lockdown has brought the economic activity in the state to a grinding halt. Rupani on Friday announced exemption from provisions of labour laws for...

CM Rupani requests service of top three docs for a day at Civil Hospital for guidance, morale booster

Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani has requested union home minister Amit Shah for the service of three renowned doctors at Civil Hospital for a day. In a letter to Shah, Rupani has appealed that AIIMS director Randeep Guleria, Rajesh Chawla of Apollo Delhi and Mumbai’s pulmonologist Rohit Pandit be sent to Civil Hospital for a...

Gujarat government to take a call on opening of shops after meeting with CM: Nitin Patel

Gujarat is yet to decide on the easing of restrictions on shops after the Union ministry of home affairs (MHA) allowed some of them to open as part of easing of lockdown restrictions, state deputy chief minister Nitin Patel said according to reports. MHA had, in a late-night order on Friday, allowed neighbourhood shops and...

CM Rupani blames Tablighi Jamaat for spreading coronavirus in Gujarat

After facing severe criticism for the failure to contain the spread of coronavirus in Gujarat, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Friday tried to shift the blame on members of the Tablighi Jamaat for spreading the deadly virus in Gujarat and across the country. Notably, members of the Tablighi Jamaat had attended a religious congregation at...

Export units in cities can resume operations amid lockdown: Gujarat government

The Gujarat government on Thursday said export-oriented industrial units located in cities across the state can resume operations if they have received export orders. But, the industrial units situated in coronavirus containment zones will not get such relief, secretary in the chief minister’s office, Ashwani Kumar, said. The export units need to take permission from...