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Gujarat High Court orders transfer of Vadodara ‘custodial death’ probe to state CID
Fri, Aug 07, 2020

While the six policemen are, according to the Vadodara police, absconding, one of them -- Police Inspector DB Gohil – has filed a petition before the high court, seeking to quash the FIR against them on the grounds that the police is yet to ascertain if the said victim is "indeed dead".

Sacrifice for Ram: Kar sevaks who survived Godhra blaze
Wed, Aug 05, 2020

The train-burning incident, in which 59 passengers, mostly kar sevaks, died, led to communal riots across Gujarat, in which nearly 1,200 people, mostly Muslims, were killed.

Undertakers at Vadodara crematorium ask: Where are the PPE kits for us?
Sat, Aug 01, 2020

On Friday, a group of staff members of the designated crematoriums in the city staged a protest and submitted a memorandum to the VMC to make PPE kits available for each cremation.

Railways plan at Vadodara Raja Baug garden: Royal family urges citizens to oppose building in front of Pratap Vilas Palace
Fri, Jul 31, 2020

Standing on 55 acres of land, the palace was constructed by Maharaja Sayajirao III to serve as a private residence for his son Lt Col Yuvraj Fatesinghrao Gaekwad and his wife Yuvrani Padmavatidevi, parents of Pratapsinhrao. Samarjitsinh is Pratapsinhrao’s grandson.

Vadodara: Rampant prescription by private hospitals creates shortage of Tocilizumab, Remdesivir
Sun, Jul 26, 2020

Recently, a racket, involving a medical representative of Abbott Pharmaceuticals, was busted which allegedly sourced 209 Remdesivir injections from Bangladesh and sold 110 of them to patients in Surat and Ahmedabad at rates higher than the MRP.

Gujarat: Goat traders use social media for sales as bakri mandis shift online
Sat, Jul 18, 2020

For close to six years, 38-year-old Leela Madi and her family have been raising a dozen goats in their home in a clustered settlement on the banks of Vishwamitri river in Vadodara.

After residents of Bharuch protest; Bodies of Covid patients to be cremated in open
Sat, Jul 18, 2020

On July 4, residents of the colonies near the designated Covid-19 crematorium, Shantidham in Ankleshwar — a gas crematorium — had protested against cremating the body of a retired police personnel, who had succumbed to the infection.

BTP whip for party MLAs in Rajasthan: Abstain from voting
Mon, Jul 13, 2020

Bharatiya Tribal Party (BTP) issued whip to party's two MLAs in Rajasthan to abstain from voting in the event of a floor test of the Ashok Gehlot government in the Rajasthan assembly.

Tent City at Statue of Unity site is open — as a wedding venue
Thu, Jul 09, 2020

Bookings are open for customised wedding packages in the Statue of Unity complex, with the Gujarat government planning to open up tourist destinations after the three-month Covid lockdown.

Consumers complain of spike in bills, GUVNL officials say they’re ‘cumulative’
Wed, Jul 08, 2020

A resident from the group of people who protested in Vadodara last week, said, "The amount in the first bill was much higher than usual for those months (in previous years). We did not receive any reply from Madhya Gujarat Vij Company Ltd (MGVCL, owned by GUVNL) officials and so we staged a protest.

Covid patient’s body cremated on banks of Narmada after residents protest in Bharuch
Sun, Jul 05, 2020

Residents of colonies located around two crematoriums in Ankleshwar and Bharuch towns held aggressive protests on Friday and Saturday, holding up the cremation for over 24 hours -- this was the district's second case requiring a cremation, the earlier ones having been burial rites.

Gujarat: Protests by residents hold up cremation of patient in Bharuch
Sun, Jul 05, 2020

Residents of colonies located around two crematoriums in Ankleshwar and Bharuch towns held aggressive protests on Friday and Saturday, holding up the cremation for over 24 hours -- this was the district's second case requiring a cremation, the earlier ones having been burial rites.

Explained: Why is trouble brewing around Statue of Unity in Gujarat?
Sun, Jul 05, 2020

Villagers have been clashing with the authorities in the area for over two months. What is the reason behind the unrest?

Sayajibaug zoo in Vadodara Crocodile without jaw survives on hand feeding for over a decade
Fri, Jul 03, 2020

This is not how crocodiles are usually fed, whether in captivity or not. However, for the Sayajibaug zoo, hand feeding this mugger has been the only way to ensure that he survived after having lost his upper jaw in a territorial fight, over a decade ago

Vadodara administration drive: HCQ helping in containing Covid-19 cases, say docs as analysis begins
Thu, Jul 02, 2020

Authorities say that the analysis is ongoing as is the drive, in accordance with the ICMR recommendation for prophylactic use of HCQ. VMC Health Officer Dr Devesh Patel says, “The debate around HCQ is founded in the side effects of long term use of the drug for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and other illnesses.

Vadodara: VMC Covid dashboard figures mismatch with medical bulletin
Sat, Jun 20, 2020

The dashboard, which aims to make access for citizens easy with regard to the number of vacant beds in various government and private hospitals empanelled to offer Covid treatment, indicates that as many as 196 of the total 267 ICU Covid-19 beds are occupied in the city.

Kevadia: From sleepy village to ground zero of protest against land acquisition
Sat, Jun 20, 2020

As many as 250 original landholders and their heirs are yet to accept the compensation offered by the SSNNL.

Two BTP MLAs abstain from voting in RS polls
Sat, Jun 20, 2020

The BJP has been in a comfortable position with 103 MLAs and the backing from NCP's lone MLA Kandhal Jadeja, who had earlier announced his support to the BJP despite the NCP whip for Congress.

Teams set up to keep check on farmlands acquired by SSNNL
Thu, Jun 18, 2020

On Monday, the administration filed a police complaint against two villagers from Gora for allegedly trespassing a land acquired when they began ploughing the field like every year.

Gujarat: Stranded Manipur students of Darul Uloom wait for train to go home
Thu, Jun 11, 2020

Close to 170 madrasa students, including about 23 from Darul Uloom Baroda, were left waiting at the station when the special train to Manipur chugged out of the platform carrying only half its capacity

Gujarat: Wary of Covid spread, parents confused about sending kids to playground
Wed, Jun 10, 2020

While several parents are confused whether to allow children together in playgrounds, experts recommend that interactions for elder children, who grasp the meaning of social distancing, could be fine but for the younger ones, the playground should be off limits for now.

Gujarat: Forced to go for paid quarantine, say foreign returnees
Mon, Jun 08, 2020

Vadodara resident Vrunda Patel, 23, landed in Ahmedabad from Ukraine on May 30. Vrunda, a medical student in the Chernivtsi University, said she was not given an option to opt for the free government quarantine.

Gujarat Rajya Sabha elections: Fielding of candidates, where things stand, what is at stake
Mon, Jun 08, 2020

Ahead of the vote, political activity has picked up pace in Gujarat, and three Congress MLAs have resigned in the past few days, adding to the desertions seen earlier in March.

Gujarat Rajya Sabha elections: The field of candidates, where things stand, and what is at stake
Mon, Jun 22, 2020

Ahead of the vote, political activity has picked up pace in Gujarat, and three Congress MLAs have resigned in the past few days, adding to the desertions seen earlier in March.

Gujarat Congress moves 65 MLAs to resorts ahead of Rajya Sabha polls
Sun, Jun 07, 2020

In view of the restrictions pertaining to gatherings in the time of the Covid-19 outbreak, the Congress has divided its legislators in three groups confining them locally at resorts in Ambaji, Rajkot and Vadodara.

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