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Ishrat Jahan encounter case: 3 Gujarat cops discharged by court

31 Mar 2021

Ishrat Jahan encounter case: 3 Gujarat cops discharged by court

In the high-profile Ishrat Jahan encounter case, a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Wednesday discharged three accused police officers: GL Singhal, Tarun Barot, and Anaju Chaudhari.

In Surat, 34 autorickshaw drivers found infected in single day

23 Mar 2021

In Surat, 34 autorickshaw drivers found infected in single day

At least 34 autorickshaw drivers have tested positive for coronavirus in a single day during a special drive in Gujarat's Surat to identify potential super-spreaders, an official said on Tuesday.

Fire in Vadodara hospital; 23 patients rescued, none hurt

18 Mar 2021

Fire in Vadodara hospital; 23 patients rescued, none hurt

At least 23 patients, including 17 COVID-19 patients, were evacuated to safety following a minor fire at a private hospital in Gujarat's Vadodara city on Wednesday night, the officials said.

Man held in Haryana for hailing Mahmud of Ghazni

17 Mar 2021

Man held in Haryana for hailing Mahmud of Ghazni

Gujarat Police on Wednesday detained a man in Panipat for allegedly hurting religious sentiments by hailing Mahmud of Ghazni, known for plundering the Somnath Temple in Gujarat, and the Arab invader Mohammad bin Qasim, an official said.

Night curfew increased by two hours in four Gujarat cities

16 Mar 2021

Night curfew increased by two hours in four Gujarat cities

To contain the surge in COVID-19 cases, the Gujarat government on Tuesday decided to increase the night curfew timings in four major cities of the state by two hours.

Gujarat: Minor girl killed in leopard attack in Amreli

10 Mar 2021

Gujarat: Minor girl killed in leopard attack in Amreli

A three-year-old girl was mauled to death by a leopard at a village in Gujarat's Amreli district, a forest official said on Wednesday.

Gujarat: Seven jailed for harassing lioness in Gir forest

09 Mar 2021

Gujarat: Seven jailed for harassing lioness in Gir forest

A court in Gir, Somnath district of Gujarat convicted seven people, including three tourists from Ahmedabad, and awarded different jail terms for harassing a lioness in Gir forest in 2018.

Gujarat local body poll results: BJP takes the lead

02 Mar 2021

Gujarat local body poll results: BJP takes the lead

Votes for 81 municipalities, 31 district panchayats, and 231 taluka panchayats in Gujarat are being counted today.

Night curfew extended in four Gujarat cities for fifteen days

27 Feb 2021

Night curfew extended in four Gujarat cities for fifteen days

In view of the recent spike in coronavirus cases, the Gujarat government extended the night curfew in four major cities of the state by another 15 days. The ongoing night curfew in Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, and Rajkot, was to end on February 28.

Motera cricket ground, world's largest, renamed Narendra Modi Stadium

24 Feb 2021

Motera cricket ground, world's largest, renamed Narendra Modi Stadium

The newly-refurbished Motera Stadium has been renamed the Narendra Modi Stadium after the Prime Minister.

Gujarat municipal polls: Ruling BJP takes big lead

23 Feb 2021

Gujarat municipal polls: Ruling BJP takes big lead

The counting of votes for 576 seats spread across six municipal corporations in Gujarat began at 9 am today, amid high security.

Republic Day violence: Five identified have criminal records, say cops

31 Jan 2021

Republic Day violence: Five identified have criminal records, say cops

At least five people identified at Red Fort during the Republic Day breach reportedly have criminal records in Punjab.

Night curfew in Gujarat cities to continue till February 15

30 Jan 2021

Night curfew in Gujarat cities to continue till February 15

The Gujarat Government on Saturday extended till February 15 the night curfew in four major cities of the state- Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, and Rajkot, to prevent the spread of coronavirus, a senior official said.

Gujarat: Six-year-old girl rescued nearly two months after abduction

30 Jan 2021

Gujarat: Six-year-old girl rescued nearly two months after abduction

A six-year-old girl was rescued from Morbi, Gujarat, nearly two months after she was kidnapped from the state's Anand district, even as the accused, a laborer from Madhya Pradesh, is on the run, police said on Saturday.

COVID-19 effect: No motorcycle stunts at Republic Day parade

23 Jan 2021

COVID-19 effect: No motorcycle stunts at Republic Day parade

Due to COVID-19 safety norms, gravity-defying stunts by motorcycle-borne men will be missing at the Republic Day celebrations on the Rajpath this year, while the spectator size too has been reduced to 25,000, officials said on Friday.

25-year-old IIM Ahmedabad student found hanging inside dorm

21 Jan 2021

25-year-old IIM Ahmedabad student found hanging inside dorm

A 25-year-old student of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad was found hanging inside her dorm on the institute's campus on Wednesday, the police said.

Gujarat Government decides to rename dragon fruit 'Kamalam'

20 Jan 2021

Gujarat Government decides to rename dragon fruit 'Kamalam'

The Gujarat Government has decided to rename dragon fruit as Kamalam, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani informed on Tuesday.

Software engineer dupes 22,000 people through shopping website, arrested

19 Jan 2021

Software engineer dupes 22,000 people through shopping website, arrested

The Mumbai Police has arrested a software engineer-turned-cloth merchant from Gujarat's Surat for allegedly duping nearly 22,000 people, mostly women, through his shopping website.

Gujarat: Truck crushes 15 workers from Rajasthan to death

19 Jan 2021

Gujarat: Truck crushes 15 workers from Rajasthan to death

Fifteen migrant laborers from Rajasthan sleeping by the roadside in Gujarat's Surat district died on Tuesday after a truck ran over them.

Work underway on over 1,000 kilometer metro network: PM Modi

18 Jan 2021

Work underway on over 1,000 kilometer metro network: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said work is in progress on over 1,000 km long metro rail network in 27 cities in India.

Co-WIN app suffers glitches on 1st day of vaccination drive

17 Jan 2021

Co-WIN app suffers glitches on 1st day of vaccination drive

The COVID-19 Vaccine Intelligence Network (Co-WIN) platform suffered several glitches on the first day of India's vaccination drive.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.39 million with 20K+ new cases

07 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.39 million with 20K+ new cases

India on Wednesday reported over 20,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 10.39 million cases.

MP court denies bail to comedian Munawar Faruqui

06 Jan 2021

MP court denies bail to comedian Munawar Faruqui

An Additional District and Sessions court in Madhya Pradesh has denied bail to comedian Munawar Faruqui and another accused who were booked for passing "indecent" remarks against Hindu deities.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 10.37M; death toll reaches 1.5 lakh

06 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 10.37M; death toll reaches 1.5 lakh

India on Tuesday reported nearly 18,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 10.37 million cases. The recovery rate stood at 96.3%.

Gujarat: Sabarmati Ashram reopens for visitors after nine months

05 Jan 2021

Gujarat: Sabarmati Ashram reopens for visitors after nine months

The historic Sabarmati Ashram, on Monday, reopened its doors for visitors, with social distancing and other COVID-19 protocols in place, after remaining closed for over nine months due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 10.35 million with 16K+ new cases

05 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 10.35 million with 16K+ new cases

India on Monday reported over 16,000 fresh coronavirus infections, bringing the nationwide tally past 10.35 million cases. The recovery rate stood at 96.3%.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.34 million with 16K+ new cases

04 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.34 million with 16K+ new cases

India on Sunday reported over 16,000 fresh coronavirus infections, bringing the nationwide tally past 10.34 million cases. The recovery rate stood at 96.1%.

All states to hold dry run for coronavirus vaccination today

02 Jan 2021

All states to hold dry run for coronavirus vaccination today

A dry run for vaccination, before the actual doses of the coronavirus vaccine are administered to people, will be held in all states and union territories today.

India could approve coronavirus vaccine soon, key meeting today

01 Jan 2021

India could approve coronavirus vaccine soon, key meeting today

After the meeting on Wednesday to judge the emergency use authorization applications of coronavirus vaccine developers remained without a conclusion, the subject expert committee (SEC) will meet again today.

India could start 2021 with COVID-19 vaccine in hand: DCGI

31 Dec 2020

India could start 2021 with COVID-19 vaccine in hand: DCGI

The approval for a COVID-19 vaccine in India is likely just around the corner, with the Drugs Controller General of India, Dr. VG Somani, indicating the country might begin the New Year with a vaccine in hand.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.26 million with 22K new cases

31 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.26 million with 22K new cases

India on Wednesday reported just short of 22,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 10.26 million cases.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.24 million with 20K+ new cases

30 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.24 million with 20K+ new cases

India on Tuesday reported over 20,000 fresh coronavirus infections, a day after witnessing the lowest single-day spike in over six months. The nationwide tally has risen to 10.24 million cases.

Government assures vaccine will work against new COVID-19 strain

29 Dec 2020

Government assures vaccine will work against new COVID-19 strain

There is no evidence to suggest that COVID-19 vaccines will not work against the new strain of the coronavirus, the government said on Tuesday.

Gujarat COVID-19 dry run: 'Beneficiaries' undergo dummy vaccination

29 Dec 2020

Gujarat COVID-19 dry run: 'Beneficiaries' undergo dummy vaccination

Identified beneficiaries are undergoing dummy vaccination at various centers in Gandhinagar and Rajkot districts of Gujarat on the second day of the two-day COVID-19 vaccination dry run on Tuesday.

How Delhi Airport plans to help in coronavirus vaccine distribution

29 Dec 2020

How Delhi Airport plans to help in coronavirus vaccine distribution

India is gearing up to distribute vaccines to crores of people but the task will be replete with many problems, including ensuring last-mile deliveries and storing doses at a safe temperature.

Coronavirus: India reports 16K+ new cases, lowest spike since June

29 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: India reports 16K+ new cases, lowest spike since June

India on Monday reported over 16,000 fresh coronavirus infections, marking the lowest single-day spike in over six months.

Gujarat: 3 siblings, locked in room, rescued after 10 years

28 Dec 2020

Gujarat: 3 siblings, locked in room, rescued after 10 years

Three siblings aged 30-42 were rescued from their room in Gujarat's Rajkot on Sunday after being locked for nearly a decade.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.2 million with 20K+ new cases

28 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.2 million with 20K+ new cases

India on Sunday reported over 20,000 fresh coronavirus infections, a day after the nation saw a "landmark" decline in its infection trajectory. The nationwide tally has now risen to 10.2 million cases.

COVID-19 vaccine: Centre to start dry run in four states

27 Dec 2020

COVID-19 vaccine: Centre to start dry run in four states

Ahead of the grant of emergency approval to a vaccine for COVID-19, the Centre is looking forward to starting a dry run in four states from Monday.

ICG recovers charas worth Rs. 4 lakh off Gujarat coast

26 Dec 2020

ICG recovers charas worth Rs. 4 lakh off Gujarat coast

An interceptor craft of the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has recovered three packets of charas worth Rs. 4 lakh off the Gujarat coast, an official said on Saturday.