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Gujarat’s ‘anti-love jihad’ law to come into effect from today

The Gujarat Freedom of Religion (Amendment) Act 2021, popularly known as anti-love jihad law, had been cleared by majority vote in the state Assembly on April 1 and later approved by Governor Gandhinagar: The Gujarat Freedom of Religion (Amendment) Act 2021, popularly known as the ‘anti-love jihad law’, will come into effect from Tuesday, June...

As Covid-19 eases, Gujarat allows religious places to reopen from June 11

Maximum of 50 people will be allowed to gather at one time; temples in Somnath, Dwarka, Ambaji and other places had been closed for darshan since April 11 Gandhinagar: When cases of Covid-19 began to surge in Gujarat as the second wave of the pandemic set in, all religious places were closed for public. Now...

Now, schools in Gujarat demand property tax waiver

Cite mounting expenses, inadequate funds; demand comes after CM Vijay Rupani announced waiver for gyms, multiplexes, theatres, hotels and others Gandhinagar: Close on heels of Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani announcing property tax waiver for commercial establishments like hotels, restaurants, gyms, multiplexes and cinema halls that were closed completely because of the...

100% staff allowed in offices in Gujarat from Monday

Both government and private offices can function at full strength from June 7; shops, commercial establishments in 36 towns and cities can now remain open till 6 pm Gandhinagar: The Gujarat government does not seem to want to wait any longer to get back to routine life, at least in offices. With cases of Covid-19...

Amit Shah inaugurates 9 oxygen plants in Gujarat

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday inaugurated nine medical oxygen plants in Gujarat. The oxygen plants were set up at government hospitals in different parts of the state with the help of the NGO – Vallabh Youth Organisation. Hospitals in Tilakvada, Sagbara, Ahmedabad (Sola Civil), and Daskroi in Ahmedabad district were the recipients of...

BREAKING: Gujarat allows businesses to function from 9 am to 6 pm from June 4, curfew extended

The Gujarat government has announced that businesses including paan shops, beauty parlours, and salons in 36 cities and towns where curfew is in place can function from 9 am to 3 pm from June 4 onwards. The decision was taken at a core committee meeting headed by chief minister Vijay Rupani. With the new relaxations,...

Students going abroad for studies to get priority in COVID vaccination in Gujarat

Students can get priority for COVID vaccination provided they show proof in the form of I-20, DS-160, or admission confirmation letter. In Ahmedabad, students will need to contact AMC west Zone deputy municipal commissioner to get on the priority list. The Gujarat government on Monday announced that students who will be going abroad for further...

7 universities in Gujarat granted in-principle approval as Centre of Excellence

The Gujarat government has decided to give in-principle approval to seven universities in the state. The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani. The seven universities that will be given the in-principle approval as Centre of Excellence are Nirma University, Charusat University, Ahmedabad University, Marwadi University, Pandit Deendayal...

Gujarat relaxes COVID restrictions: Shops/businesses allowed to remain open, here are the new timings

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has decided to let several businesses that were asked to shut shop due to COVID restrictions function from 9 am to 3 pm. Shops in the 36 cities where restrictions were imposed will be allowed to remain open from 9 am to 3 pm from tomorrow onwards. Restaurants, beauty parlours,...

Gujarat declares threat from cyclone Tauktae over, 13 dead

The Gujarat government on Tuesday evening declared the threat from cyclone Tauktae as over as stellar preparation beforehand helped the state limit casualties. The state has announced that it will carry out a survey of the destruction caused by Tauktae from Wednesday onwards and will provide help to those affected in the form of cash...

Gujarat CM reviews state’s preparations as it awaits cyclonic storm Tauktae

As Gujarat braces for cyclonic storm Tauktae, chief minister Vijay Rupani reviewed the preparations in the coastal districts of the state that will be impacted the most by the cyclonic storm. The chief minister held a meeting with officials of coastal districts in Saurashtra and Kutch and the Gandhinagar State Emergency Operation Centre. The state is...

Nitin Patel beats COVID-19, discharged from hospital

Gujarat’s Deputy Chief Minister, as well as health minister of the state, Nitin Patel, on Sunday, was discharged from the UN Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre after he successfully defeated COVID-19. Nitin Patel was availing COVID treatment at the hospital for the past 15 days. Notably, Patel was admitted to the hospital on...