Articles about Gujarat

Gujarat: Around 150 people participate in religious procession; three booked

31 Jul 2021

Gujarat: Around 150 people participate in religious procession; three booked

Around 150 people participated in a religious procession in the Surendranagar district of Gujarat in violation of the coronavirus norms, following which police have registered an offense against two organizers of the event and a disc jockey (DJ) operator, an official said on Saturday.

Gujarat to trade 40 Asiatic lions for Kevadia Jungle Safari

30 Jul 2021

Gujarat to trade 40 Asiatic lions for Kevadia Jungle Safari

At least 40 Asiatic lions from Gujarat's Sakkarbaug Zoo will be given to zoos across the country in exchange for other wild animals to be housed at the newly opened Kevadia Jungle Safari in Narmada district.

Gujarat: Video showing hundreds of blackbucks crossing road goes viral

29 Jul 2021

Gujarat: Video showing hundreds of blackbucks crossing road goes viral

A video showing hundreds of blackbucks crossing a road in Gujarat's Bhavnagar district has gone viral on social media platforms, and the spectacle drew praise from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Gujarat: Drones flying sans nod to be seized or destroyed

28 Jul 2021

Gujarat: Drones flying sans nod to be seized or destroyed

Drones and UAVs if found flying in the area of three kilometers from the perimeter of all the Naval installations declared as "No-fly zone" in Gujarat without prior permission will be either confiscated or destroyed, a Defense PRO said on Wednesday.

Harappan-era city Dholavira inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List

27 Jul 2021

Harappan-era city Dholavira inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List

Dholavira, a Harappan-era metropolis in Gujarat, has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, the organization said on Tuesday.

Most parts of Gujarat witness heavy rains; 56 roads closed

26 Jul 2021

Most parts of Gujarat witness heavy rains; 56 roads closed

Incessant rains lashed several parts of Gujarat in the last 24 hours, causing water-logging and damage at various places due to which 56 roads in the state were closed for vehicular movement, the state government said on Monday.

COVID-19 patient, whose sample was collected for IVF, no more

23 Jul 2021

COVID-19 patient, whose sample was collected for IVF, no more

A day after a Vadodara-based private hospital collected the sperm of a COVID-19 patient as per the Gujarat High Court's directions following a plea filed by his wife, the man died.

Twelve crew members of distressed merchant vessel rescued near Gujarat

22 Jul 2021

Twelve crew members of distressed merchant vessel rescued near Gujarat

Twelve crew members of a distressed merchant vessel were rescued by another merchant's vessel near the Umargam coast in Gujarat with the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) coordinating the entire operation, according to an official statement on Thursday.

Gujarat: Over 200 people gather for religious event; FIR filed

19 Jul 2021

Gujarat: Over 200 people gather for religious event; FIR filed

Over 200 people gathered for a religious function at Dada Saheb Jain Temple in the Kalanala area in Bhavnagar city of Gujarat following which police registered an FIR against its organizers for alleged violation of COVID-19 guidelines, an official said on Monday.

Travel agency booked for overcharging tourists visiting 'Statue of Unity'

17 Jul 2021

Travel agency booked for overcharging tourists visiting 'Statue of Unity'

Police has registered an FIR against a Surat-based travel agency for allegedly tampering with the entry tickets of 23 tourists visiting the Statue of Unity located at Kevadia in Gujarat's Narmada district in order to overcharge them, officials said.

PM Modi to inaugurate major development projects in Gujarat today

16 Jul 2021

PM Modi to inaugurate major development projects in Gujarat today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to virtually inaugurate several railway and development projects in Gujarat today.

Gujarat: 450 doctors on strike over non-payment of COVID-19 allowance

15 Jul 2021

Gujarat: 450 doctors on strike over non-payment of COVID-19 allowance

At least 450 intern doctors of three civil hospitals attached to medical colleges run by Gujarat Medical Education and Research Society (GMERS), which is a Gujarat government-controlled entity, in the Sola area of Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, and Valsad, went on an indefinite strike on Thursday.

Gujarat government suspends COVID-19 vaccination drive for Mamata Diwas

14 Jul 2021

Gujarat government suspends COVID-19 vaccination drive for Mamata Diwas

The Gujarat government suspended the COVID-19 vaccination drive on Wednesday in view of Mamata Diwas, which is observed as part of the ongoing universal immunization program for pregnant women, children, and infants, an official said.

Gujarat got adequate COVID-19 vaccine doses: Officials

12 Jul 2021

Gujarat got adequate COVID-19 vaccine doses: Officials

Gujarat has so far received an "adequate" number of vaccine doses from the Centre to inoculate people against COVID-19 and the state still has a stock of around seven lakh doses, the government officials said on Monday.

'State of Siege: Temple Attack' thrills but dramatics kill vibe

09 Jul 2021

'State of Siege: Temple Attack' thrills but dramatics kill vibe

Only if creator Abhimanyu Singh and director Ken Ghosh had clarity on whether to base State of Siege: Temple Attack on the actual Akshardham temple terror attack of 2002, we would have gotten a better film.

Amazon's first digital center in India launched in Surat

08 Jul 2021

Amazon's first digital center in India launched in Surat

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Thursday virtually inaugurated a "Digital Kendra" of the e-commerce giant Amazon in Surat.

Gujarat: Plea challenges BJP MLA's caste certificate, HC send summons

06 Jul 2021

Gujarat: Plea challenges BJP MLA's caste certificate, HC send summons

The Gujarat High Court has issued summons to BJP MLA Nimisha Suthar and the Election Commission of India on a petition filed by Congress's Suresh Katara, challenging her caste certificate submitted for the bypoll to Morva Hadaf constituency reserved for Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates.

Dang in Gujarat makes clicking selfies a criminal offense

29 Jun 2021

Dang in Gujarat makes clicking selfies a criminal offense

Clicking selfies has been made a criminal offense in Gujarat's Dang district in a bid to check accidents due to such activities, officials said on Tuesday.

Owner of Varaprada tugboat that sank during Cyclone Tauktae booked

25 Jun 2021

Owner of Varaprada tugboat that sank during Cyclone Tauktae booked

A case of culpable homicide has been registered in Mumbai against the owner of the Varaprada tugboat that sank in the Arabian Sea during last month's Cyclone Tauktae, in which 11 persons were killed, an official said on Friday.

Gujarat: Teenage tribal couple thrashed for eloping; three people arrested

17 Jun 2021

Gujarat: Teenage tribal couple thrashed for eloping; three people arrested

A young tribal couple from a remote village in Gujarat's Chhotaudepur district was allegedly thrashed with sticks for eloping by five men, including family members of the teenage girl, in the presence of villagers, police said on Wednesday, adding three accused were arrested.

Gujarat: Two kids among nine killed in car-truck collision

16 Jun 2021

Gujarat: Two kids among nine killed in car-truck collision

Two children and seven adults were killed in a road accident after the car in which they were traveling collided with a goods-carrying truck near Indranaj village in Gujarat's Anand district today morning.

Gujarat: Five cops booked for flouting COVID-19 norms

29 May 2021

Gujarat: Five cops booked for flouting COVID-19 norms

A case has been registered against a police sub-inspector and four constables in the Kutch district of Gujarat for allegedly violating COVID-19 guidelines during a birthday party, officials said on Saturday.

Cyclist slapped with challan for riding on wrong side

28 May 2021

Cyclist slapped with challan for riding on wrong side

In what can be seen as a mix-up or a stringent action, 47-year-old Rajbahadur Yadav was slapped with a challan or court memo under the Motor Vehicles (MV) Act for allegedly riding his bicycle on the wrong side of the road in Surat city of Gujarat.

Gujarat: Over 80 held for participating in 'anti-coronavirus' religious procession

25 May 2021

Gujarat: Over 80 held for participating in 'anti-coronavirus' religious procession

More than 80 people were arrested after a social media video showed them participating in a religious procession for performing a ritual to "protect" their village from the scourge of coronavirus in Prantij taluka of Gujarat's Sabarkantha district, police said on Tuesday.

Cyclone Tauktae crosses the Gujarat coast, weakens

18 May 2021

Cyclone Tauktae crosses the Gujarat coast, weakens

Cyclone Tauktae - the monstrous cyclonic storm that hit India over the past few days - made landfall in Gujarat around 8:30 pm on Monday, bringing winds with speed up to 165 kilometer per hour and gusts up to 190 kilometer per hour.

Cyclone Tauktae: Barges with 410 on board adrift near Mumbai

17 May 2021

Cyclone Tauktae: Barges with 410 on board adrift near Mumbai

Two barges with 410 persons on board have gone adrift off the Mumbai coast as the cyclonic storm 'Tauktae' over the Arabian Sea intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm.

Cyclone Tauktae to hit Gujarat coast today; Mumbai Airport shut

17 May 2021

Cyclone Tauktae to hit Gujarat coast today; Mumbai Airport shut

The ongoing cyclonic storm - Cyclone Tauktae - is highly likely to hit the Gujarat coast between 8 pm and 11 pm today, with gusts of up to 200 kilometers per hour, the weather department has said.

Cyclone Tauktae hits Goa's coastal areas; 4 dead in Karnataka

16 May 2021

Cyclone Tauktae hits Goa's coastal areas; 4 dead in Karnataka

The storm in the Arabian Sea, Cyclone Tauktae, on Sunday claimed four lives in Karnataka.

Indian Navy assures full support as #CycloneTauktae approaches western coast

15 May 2021

Indian Navy assures full support as #CycloneTauktae approaches western coast

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday said cyclone Tauktae—currently centered over Lakshadweep—has intensified into a cyclonic storm.

Cyclone Tauktae: IMD issues red alert in Kerala districts, Lakshadweep

14 May 2021

Cyclone Tauktae: IMD issues red alert in Kerala districts, Lakshadweep

A cyclonic disturbance has formed over Lakshadweep and the Arabian Sea and "may evolve into a very severe cyclonic storm" by Sunday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said Friday.

DJ held for hurting Gujarat CM's reputation in spoof video

14 May 2021

DJ held for hurting Gujarat CM's reputation in spoof video

Police has detained a 30-year-old disc jockey (DJ) in Vadodara city of Gujarat on the charge of harming state Chief Minister Vijay Rupani's reputation by making and uploading a video by using a part of the latter's past speech, officials said on Friday.

Fire at COVID-19 care center in Gujarat; 61 patients shifted

12 May 2021

Fire at COVID-19 care center in Gujarat; 61 patients shifted

A fire broke out at a hotel-turned-COVID-19 care center in Gujarat's Bhavnagar in the wee hours of Wednesday, officials said, adding nobody was hurt.

Gujarat: Fake call center targeting US citizens busted, three held

10 May 2021

Gujarat: Fake call center targeting US citizens busted, three held

The police has busted a fake call center being operated from Ahmedabad and targeting US citizens on the pretext of providing them quick loans, and arrested three persons in this connection, officials said on Monday.

Gujarat: 46 held for taking out procession to 'eradicate COVID-19'

06 May 2021

Gujarat: 46 held for taking out procession to 'eradicate COVID-19'

Police has arrested 46 people for taking out a religious procession at a village in Gandhinagar district to "eradicate coronavirus," an official said on Thursday.

Gujarat: Over 500 women gather to 'eradicate' virus; 23 arrested

05 May 2021

Gujarat: Over 500 women gather to 'eradicate' virus; 23 arrested

Cocking a snook at COVID-19 norms, a large number of women turned up at a religious event organized in a village in Gujarat's Ahmedabad district to eradicate coronavirus, police said on Wednesday, adding 23 people, including the village head, have been arrested.

Couple raises Rs. 16cr in 42 days for son's treatment

05 May 2021

Couple raises Rs. 16cr in 42 days for son's treatment

A couple from Gujarat has raised Rs. 16 crore with the help of a crowdfunding platform to buy a gene therapy injection for the treatment of their 5-month-old son suffering from spinal muscular atrophy, a rare genetic disorder.

Gujarat: 18 COVID-19 patients die in hospital fire in Bharuch

01 May 2021

Gujarat: 18 COVID-19 patients die in hospital fire in Bharuch

At least 18 coronavirus patients died after a fire broke out at a hospital in Bharuch, Gujarat in the wee hours of Saturday.

Gujarat and Punjab uncertain about next phase of vaccination

29 Apr 2021

Gujarat and Punjab uncertain about next phase of vaccination

The Gujarat government on Thursday said the process to vaccinate people against COVID-19 for the 18 to 45 age group will begin once it gets a substantial number of vaccines.

Gujarat: 90 Remdesivir vials worth Rs. 5 lakh seized

29 Apr 2021

Gujarat: 90 Remdesivir vials worth Rs. 5 lakh seized

Five persons were arrested on Wednesday in Gujarat with 90 Remdesivir injections worth Rs. 4.86 lakh which they were planning to sell in the black market, police officials said.

'Last Film Show' about reconnecting to my roots: Director Nalin

27 Apr 2021

'Last Film Show' about reconnecting to my roots: Director Nalin

Director Pan Nalin says his Gujarati film Chhello Show (Last Film Show), which will open the Tribeca Film Festival's Spotlight section in June, is about the magic of cinema and hope told through the eyes of a young village boy.