Tuesday, Dec 06, 2022



Bridge collapse: Why not consider dissolving Morbi municipality, HC asks Gujarat govt

November 25, 2022 5:35 am

During the proceedings on Thursday, CJ Kumar orally asked Advocate General (AG) Kamal Trivedi, “Does not this magnitude of tragedy warrant the superseding, takeover of the municipality,” to which Trivedi responded, “...we are waiting for SIT report.”

Bail pleas of 8 accused in Morbi bridge collapse case rejected

November 24, 2022 3:06 am

The bail plea of another accused — Devang Parmar, proprietor of Surendranagar-based Dev Prakash Fabrication, which was sub-contracted by Oreva company for the bridge restoration, is pending.

Cables were rusted, Morbi bridge was not dismantled despite agreement: Govt to court

November 23, 2022 9:17 am

In the submission to the court based on the preliminary FSL report, opposing the bail application of the nine accused in the bridge collapse case, district government pleader Vijay Jani also said that 3,165 persons had visited the bridge on October 30, when it collapsed.

Morbi Congress candidate avoids using bridge tragedy for canvassing

November 21, 2022 10:55 pm

The mood is largely sombre in the tile town that is yet to recover from the Jhulto Pul suspension bridge collapse that had left 135 dead nearly 20 days ago.

In Morbi, BJP banks on old face, his rescue video campaign theme

November 21, 2022 11:00 pm

BJP candidate and ex-MLA Kantilal Amrutiya's campaign focuses on a video showing his rescue work in Morbi's Machchu river following the bridge collapse

BJP candidate Kantilal Amrutiya: 'While I jumped into Morbi sewage, Congress and AAP workers were sitting on river bank and giving interviews'

November 21, 2022 10:57 pm

BJP leader Kantilal Amrutiya, who replaces incumbent minister Brijesh Merja as party candidate from Morbi, tells The Indian Express that the bridge disaster 'kudarati bainu chhe (happened naturally)' but govt responded to it

Morbi bridge collapse: HC pulls up Gujarat, asks if contract ‘largesse’ was minus tender

November 16, 2022 5:37 am

Observing that “prima facie the municipality has defaulted which led to the unfortunate incident,” the division bench of Chief Justice Aravind Kumar and Justice A J Shastri directed the state to “secure” all files on contracts and agreements related to the bridge and file it before the Registry in a sealed cover by November 17.

Morbi targedy: Rs 5-crore endowment for 20 children who lost one or both parents

November 11, 2022 12:14 am

According to the press release, the foundation will place the funds in secured fixed deposits for the 20 children, keeping the principal amount intact while the interest goes towards supporting their needs.

No major clashes but Disturbed Areas Act for Morbi, Congress asks why

November 09, 2022 7:25 am

Opposition party alleges some BJP leaders looking to financially benefit from imposition of law in certain parts of town; ruling party says decision based on demand from people.

Gujarat govt protecting company responsible for Morbi mishap: Kejriwal

November 07, 2022 1:52 am

The Wankaner Assembly constituency, which is about 40 kilometres from the Morbi town where the mishap occurred on October 30, has been a Congress stronghold where Mohammed Javed Pirzada has been the MLA for the last three terms.


Week in pictures: Most compelling images from around the world

November 05, 2022 7:13 pm

Here are some of the top photos of the week.

Broken cable ties, torn ticket & rescue boats: Glimpses from Morbi bridge collapse site

November 01, 2022 1:48 pm

On Sunday, a suspension bridge over the Machchhu river, popularly known as Jhulto Pool, in Gujarat's Morbi town collapsed, killing at least 134 people.

Morbi bridge collapse: CM, NDRF, Army at site as rescue ops continue

November 01, 2022 7:46 am

The suspension bridge, or jhoolta pool, over Machchhu river in Gujarat's Morbi town collapsed Sunday evening. On Monday morning, official sources confirmed that at least 133 people were killed in the incident.