As of September 15, as many as 18 cases of swine flu were reported from hospitals in Rajkot district. Two of them were reported from Rajkot rural, five from Rajkot city and 11 from other districts of Saurashtra region
In Una taluka, Kaneri, Kanakiya and Sanvav villages were surrounded in flash flood and were cut of from rest o the state temporarily. However, district authorities established contact with them later on and moved some people to safer places.
"After learning that residents of the village were boycotting polls, I sent a team of officials who tried to persuade them to take part in the election. Efforts went on until 4 pm but the residents remained adamant," said Ravi Shankar, district election officer.
Chief Minister Vijay Rupani visited State Emergency Operation Centre in Gandhinagar and took stock of the situation. “Surendranagar, Rajkot, Morbi, Amreli, Junagadh and Gir Somnath in Saurashtra have received heavy rains in the last 24 hours,” Rupani said after a review meeting.
All the 12 districts of Saurashtra and Kutch regions recorded rain on Friday. Dhrol taluka in Jamnagar recorded around four inches (97 mm) of rain during the day. Kodinar (90) of Gir Somnath, Kalyanpur and Maliya (80) taluka of Morbi were the other talukas which received heavy rain during the day