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Vadodara ‘custodial death’: No record of body matching description of deceased, says SSG hospital superintendent
Sun, Nov 08, 2020

The state CID, in its reply to the Gujarat High Court on Friday, which is hearing a habeas corpus petition filed by Babu Shaikh Nisar’s son Salim, has said that a team will visit the family’s home in Telangana with pictures of unidentified bodies from the SSG Hospital.

Meat and poultry prices in Gujarat may continue soar for a few months: Experts
Sat, Nov 07, 2020

From about Rs 150 per kilo for undressed chicken (before it is plucked for sale) and Rs 500 per kilo for meat before the lockdown was imposed, the prices have currently hit Rs 200 and Rs 750, respectively, in most cities in Gujarat.

Jhalod BJP leader ‘murder’: Municipality notice to prime accused over auctioned shop
Wed, Nov 04, 2020

The chief officer of the municipality, Hiral Thakkar, said they will initiate proceedings for penal action against Kalal and the original bidder of the auction, Jhalod-resident Rahul Jodha, if they fail to make the payment within a week.

Gujarat: By-elections will decide the political future of 5 defectors
Tue, Nov 03, 2020

Eight Congress MLAs had resigned as legislators in the run up to the Rajya Sabha elections in the state in June. Five of them are seeking to retain their seats by contesting the by-elections as BJP candidates.

Gujarat bypolls will decide the political future of 5 defectors
Mon, Nov 02, 2020

The resignations by the eight Congress MLAs had helped the BJP secure three out of four RS seats that went to polls in June this year.

Gujarat ‘custody death’: Second search in Narmada canal on Nov 3
Mon, Nov 02, 2020

Babu Sheikh Nisar, the 65-year-old migrant from Telangana, was allegedly killed in custody at the Fatehgunj police station in Vadodara on December 10, 2019.

Kevadia tourism circuit: What to see around Statue of Unity, and what it will cost you
Mon, Nov 02, 2020

Kevadia, a village in the tribal Narmada district, is home to the Sardar Sarovar Dam reservoir on the Narmada river, and was a popular picnic spot even before the Statue of Unity came up.

Gujarat ‘custodial death’: Migrant’s son draws HC attention to constable’s statement on body
Tue, Oct 27, 2020

Imtiyaj Kureshi, the advocate for Nisar’s son, Salim, had filed a habeas corpus petition in the HC in June this year, seeking the production of the body of Nisar who went missing in December 2019.

Political angle in Hiren Patel ‘murder’? Probe team seeks details from Jhalod municipality
Thu, Oct 22, 2020

In the letter, a copy of which is with The Indian Express, Solanki has said the information is required in connection with the probe of Patel's case, which has been registered under IPC Section 302 (culpable homicide amounting to murder).

Gujarat: In search for body, 3.5 km stretch of Narmada canal emptied; more in pipeline
Wed, Oct 21, 2020

The CID, based on the mobile phone location of the accused on the day of the crime and the GPS location of the vehicle used to dispose the body, narrowed down on five spots in a 7-km stretch where the body was suspected to have been dumped.

Explained: What is India’s first seaplane project and how will it function?
Tue, Oct 20, 2020

In Kevadia, the proposed Terminal will be spread over 0.51 acres in the premises of the Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd., located in the Panchmuli lake (Dyke 3) of the Sardar Sarovar Dam at Limdi village.

Gujarat: Covid-19 protocols push virtual Garba events, house parties to the forefront
Sat, Oct 17, 2020

With the government banning the organisation of Garba, the traditional folk dance performed on all nine nights of Navratri, citizens across the state have come up with innovative solutions to celebrate the festival.

Mahisagar: Probe into misappropriation of MNREGA funds
Fri, Oct 16, 2020

According to the petitioner, Indravadan Parikh, an advocate in Santrampur, four talukas of Mahisagar District — Santrampur, Lunawada, Virpur and Balasinor — have misappropriated funds from MGNREGA by making payments to five vendors for works that were completed nearly three years ago.

Gujarat: Kangaroo care helps baby born in 28 weeks to nurse survive
Fri, Oct 16, 2020

While in quarantine, she suffered a Premature Rupture of the Membrane (PROM), in which an expecting mother goes into labour within 24 hours. Kanan Solanki recalls, Being an NICU staff nurse, I knew what was ahead.

Panel to monitor progress: RERA rebukes land owner of big-ticket project in Vadodara
Wed, Oct 14, 2020

The landowner has been rebuked for “carping about non-payment of money for the land”, but not appearing for virtual hearings under the pretext of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Treating Covid patients with diabetes is biggest challenge, says expert
Tue, Oct 13, 2020

Six months into the pandemic, medical experts in the city who have been treating Covid-19 infections say that although the virus appears to have toned down in virulence, the biggest challenge is treating persons with diabetes.

Tenders invited to construct ropeway to connect banks of Narmada river at Kevadia
Sun, Oct 11, 2020

The ropeway, according to the proposal document of the SSNNL, also aims to provide tourists those who visit the Statue of Unity a "fast access" to the allied attractions like Cactus Garden.

Explained: Amid Covid-19, what Navaratri without Garba means for Gujarat
Thu, Oct 22, 2020

Gujarat Navaratri 2020 Covid-19 rules: This will be for the first time in the recent history of Gujarat that there will be no garba during the Navratri, which is its essential element and which the state government has branded as the ‘Longest Dance Festival of the World’.

Gujarat: First-time mother wins her battle against Covid, Marfan syndrome
Mon, Oct 05, 2020

Aiman Siddiqui, who delivered a baby girl in February — days before the Covid-19 outbreak in India — was at a hospital from August until October 1. She battled Covid-19 and a ruptured artery of the heart due to a rare pre-existing condition, Marfan syndrome.

Champion archer Dinesh Bhil to train civil services officers
Fri, Oct 02, 2020

In November last year, Bhil had held a three-day course for the trainee officers in Archery on the invitation of the course coordinator NK Sudhanshu. Last year, the academy had detailed the reason behind choosing archery as an ECM for the trainee officers.

Akeel Bilgrami at MSU’s online lecture : ‘MF Husain’s work was seen to be offending Hindus…secular can’t apply to modern art’
Thu, Oct 01, 2020

In order to emphasize "disenchantment", Bilgrami chose the case of MF Husain who was embroiled in a long drawn controversy for his nude paintings of Goddess Saraswati and Bharat Mata and had several cases filed against him.

Gujarat: ‘Doctors are more equipped now than they were in Feb’
Fri, Sep 25, 2020

In a post on social media as part of their ongoing awareness campaign for citizens, BMDA stated that availability of medicines like Remdesivir and Favipiravir as well as the study of several cases have armed the doctors with more knowledge and cure for the virus.

Vadodara: Dhumad junction continues to be a death trap for commuters
Thu, Sep 24, 2020

Makarpura police station, which also has a stretch of 11 kilometres of NH8 under its jurisdiction, has countless fatal accidents registered from blind spots near Jambuva but none has been unidentified.

Three persons crushed beyond recognition: Dhumad junction continues to be a death trap for commuters
Wed, Sep 23, 2020

According to the police, the ends of the flyovers at Dhumad as well as the underpasses are prone to fatal accidents due to the speeding vehicles as well as careless road crossing.

Vadodara: Social activist externed from 5 districts for 6 months
Wed, Sep 23, 2020

The order further accuses Musafir or “targetting” the SoU, which has earned Kevadia much repute and says that no villager is willing to stand witness against Musafir due to the “fear” he has instilled among people.