Gujarat Congress chief, LoP resign as BJP set for big win in local body polls

Ahmedabad: The BJP is leading with 2,085 seats as against Congress's 602 across various municipalities, and district and taluka panchayats in Gujarat where counting is still underway in rest of the seats. The results for 2,771 out of the total 8,474 seats were declared till 1 pm on Tuesday.

BJP routs opposition in Gujarat municipal elections

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Voting underway for polls to 6 municipal corporations in Gujarat

Ahmedabad: Elections to six municipal corporations in Gujarat are being held on Sunday amid tight security and adherence to COVID-19 norms. People started queuing up outside polling booths soon after the voting began at 7 am across various wards.

Ambanis plan zoo with Komodo dragons, 100 species of birds, animals

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CM Vijay Rupani tests COVID+ day after he fainted at Gujarat rally

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has tested positive for COVID-19, said the hospital where he was admitted on Sunday after he fainted while addressing a rally.

Last Indian circus using elephants for shows loses recognition

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In Gujarat, journalists booked for sting operation on police

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Guj HC makes community service must for those not wearing masks

The Gujarat High Court, on Wednesday (December 2), directed mandatory community service in a COVID-19 care centre for violators of safety protocols, such as wearing masks

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The Ahmedabad administration has imposed an indefinite night curfew from 9 pm to 6 am in view of a rise in COVID-19 cases. The curfew will be effective from Friday (November 20) onwards. While the city’s COVID-19 caseload rose to 46,022 till Wednesday, the number of micro containment areas increased to 100 after 14 more were added on the same da...

Son of poor farmer from Gujarat clears JEE Advanced

Ahmedabad: The son of a marginal farmer in Gujarat has cleared the JEE Advanced conducted for admission to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). Vijay Makwana, 18, aims to pursue either computer science or mechanical engineering. He was ranked 1,849 in the JEE Advanced in the SC category. Vijay’s feat is commendable since he got a rank of only 94,382 in JEE Main.

Supreme Court quashes Gujarat’s 12-hour work-shift rule

The Supreme Court has nullified the Gujarat government’s April order which permitted factories to extend work shifts to up to 12 hours from eight hours and cut overtime pay by 50% in the wake of Covid-19 crisis.

COVID-cured BJP MLA dances inside crowded temple without mask

Gujarat BJP MLA Madhu Shrivastav, who was recently discharged after recovery from COVID-19, was seen in a video flouting social distancing norms as he danced and sang hymns with his supporters at a crowded temple in Gujarat's Vadodara district.

Charred body of Thai woman found in Surat flat

Surat: The charred body of a Thai woman was found in a flat in Magdalla area of Surat in Gujarat, police said on Sunday. Neighbours of the woman, identified as Mimmi, found flames emanating from her second floor rented flat in the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday, an official said.

India’s bullet train project could be delayed by at least five years

The 508-km Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor is being constructed with an 80% loan from Japan at 0.1% interest and a 15-year moratorium, with the system to be built mostly with Japanese technology on the lines of the Shinkansen.

Heavy rain claims nine lives in Gujarat, 1,900 people moved to safety

Incessant rains claimed nine lives in Gujarat on Monday (August 24) and flooded major rivers in the state, prompting 1,900 people to move to safety, even as the IMD forecast heavy showers for parts of north India, Bengal and Odisha. Meanwhile, Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel rescued around 30 people trapped in flood-affected Morbi distric...

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Ahmedabad COVID-19 hospital fire leaves 8 patients dead

Eight patients in the ICU ward of a private hospital designated for treating COVID-19, died after fire broke out there on Thursday (Aug 6). Fire broke out at the Shrey Hospital in Navrangpura area of Ahmedabad during the early hours of Thursday. Even as the rescue operations were being carried out by firemen, images of distressed family membe...

In a first, social media code of conduct issued for Gujarat cops

Ahmedabad: Police personnel and officers in Gujarat have been directed not to express their political views or be part of any anti-government drive on the internet under a first-ever "code of conduct" issued by DGP Shivanand Jha.

Gujarat minister’s son, friends threaten woman cop, inquiry ordered

Surat: An audio clip of a heated exchange between a woman police constable and the son of a Gujarat minister and his friends, who allegedly violated the lockdown and threatened her when questioned, has gone viral.

Former Congress MLA Brijesh Merja and 4 others join BJP in Gujarat

Ahmedabad: Five former Congress MLAs from Gujarat, out of the total eight who had resigned as legislators in March and June — ahead of the Rajya Sabha elections — joined the BJP on Saturday (June 27).

COVID-19: Symbolic Rath Yatra at Lord Jagannath temple in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad: A symbolic Rath Yatra was organised in the Lord Jagannath temple premises on Tuesday (June 23) after the Gujarat High Court rejected the state government's plea to carry out public procession. For the first time in 143 years, this world renowned event was held without the accompaniment of troupes, tableaux and public participation in view of the...

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Patient discharged from Ahmedabad hospital missing for 16 days

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The National Green Tribunal on Monday (June 8) slapped a penalty of ₹25 crore on a company where a huge fire caused by a blast in the boiler at Dahej in Bharuch district of Gujarat on June 3 resulted in the death of eight workers.

Ahmedabad crosses 1,000 COVID-19 deaths, cases near 15,000

Ahmedabad: The total number of COVID-19 deaths in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad crossed the 1,000-mark on Sunday with 21 more people succumbing to the viral infection. The district also reported 318 fresh cases, taking Ahmedabad’s tally to 14,285 cases and 1,015 deaths.

Resort politics begins in Gujarat as 3 Cong MLAs resign in three days

Ahmedabad: Rattled by resignations of three MLAs ahead of the June 19 Rajya Sabha polls, the Congress in Gujarat on Saturday (June 6) shifted several of its legislators to resorts and bungalows near their constituencies to thwart any "poaching" bid, a party leader said.
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