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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

15 Apr 2021

Boat carrying heroin worth Rs. 300 crore apprehended near Gujarat

The Indian Coast Guard along with the Gujarat Anti-Terrorist Squad apprehended a fishing boat, carrying eight Pakistani nationals and 30 kg of heroin, near Kutch district's Jakhau coast on Thursday, an official statement said.

14 Apr 2021

Long wait at crematoriums in Gujarat amid COVID-19 surge

Relatives of COVID-19 victims as well as those who died of other ailments are forced to wait for hours for performing the last rites as many crematoriums in Gujarat are witnessing a huge rush since the last week.

09 Apr 2021

Fire engulfs school building in Ahmedabad; three workers rescued

Three workers were rescued by the fire brigade after a major blaze engulfed a six-story school building in Gujarat's Ahmedabad city on Friday, officials said.

08 Apr 2021

Lockdown fear: Migrants leaving Gujarat amid COVID-19 surge

Fearing another lockdown in the wake of a sudden spike in COVID-19 cases in Gujarat, migrant workers and their families have started leaving Surat and Ahmedabad, two of the state's most severely affected cities.

07 Apr 2021

Gujarat: Night curfew in 20 cities from today

Amid the sharp rise in coronavirus positive cases, the Gujarat government on Tuesday announced a curfew from 8 pm to 6 am in 20 cities, which will come into force from Wednesday, till April 30.

06 Apr 2021

COVID-19 spike: Gujarat HC suggests lockdown for short period

The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday said the COVID-19 situation in Gujarat was getting "out of control," and suggested a curfew or lockdown could be imposed for three to four days to break the infection chain.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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