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Female lesser florican of the pair tagged in Bhavnagar takes off to Telangana
Thu, Dec 03, 2020

The revelation substantiates observations and findings of ornithologists such as late Dharmakumarsinhji that these birds migrated to peninsular India from the western part after the breeding season.

Fire at rajkot hospital: After news of improving health, phone calls of death wake up kin
Sat, Nov 28, 2020

Police said that fire broke out in the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Uday Shivanand Covid Hospital near Anand Bungalow Chowk in Mavdi area of the city at around 12:30 am on Friday.

Rajkot first district in Saurashtra to have over 10,000 Covid cases
Sat, Nov 21, 2020

On March 19, Jungleshwar area in Rajkot had reported the first confirmed coronavirus case in the state when a man, who had returned from Saudi Arabia, had tested positive for the infection.

Gujarat: Over 1 lakh tourists visit Ambardi lion safari park in 3 years, no dip in footfall at Devaliya
Sat, Nov 14, 2020

Data suggests that tourist footfall at Devaliya Interpretation Zone (GIZ) near Sasan, the village in Gir (west) forest known for its lion safaris, has remained unaffected with officers saying that the new safari park could have tapped into new tourist circuit.

Amit Shah: Oppn’s crooked vision finds fault but people with PM Modi
Fri, Nov 13, 2020

The home minister claimed that the Modi government had done more for border development in six years than what was done in 50 years before it.

Spanish Jesuit priest who became a Gujarati author leaves a mark
Tue, Nov 10, 2020

Father Carlos G Valles taught mathematics at the St Xavier’s College fore more than 20 years and his popular image is of the author-teacher who lived with ordinary families in the walled city area of Ahmedabad and would cycle his way to college and back.

Gujarat: Groundnut crop floods APMC yards, overseas demand keeps prices firm
Thu, Nov 05, 2020

These arrivals are significantly higher than the corresponding period in 2019 which saw a bumper harvest of groundnut in Gujarat, also the biggest producer of the oilseed in the country.

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.

Abdasa Assembly bypoll: Candidates talk development, loyalty; voters say caste matters
Sat, Oct 31, 2020

Due to pothole-riddled rural roads damaged further by heavy rain this monsoon, Pradyumansinh Jadeja and Dr Shantilal Senghani, the BJP and Congress candidates respectively, are finding it difficult to cover around 400 villages of Kutch district.

Explained: The life of Keshubhai Patel, RSS karyakarta, Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder, Gujarat CM
Fri, Oct 30, 2020

Keshubhai Patel passed away in Ahmedabad at the age of 93 years on Thursday.

Govt powerful, being in opposition affects development: Gujarat BJP candidate
Thu, Oct 29, 2020

In the Muslim dominated village of Amara, Jadeja, 56, told the people that if he loses the bypoll, BJP won’t be affected but development of the area would suffer.

Gujarat bypolls: We have to win this election, says Congress candidate in Morbi
Tue, Oct 27, 2020

Jaswantsinh Bhatti, Congress leader from Rajkot, and Devendrasinh Jadeja, president of Morbi Youth Congress, joined Jayantilal Patel, Congress candidate from Morbi for the upcoming bypoll, in the campaign.

Lion safaris begin in Gir but poor tourist response a cause for concern
Thu, Oct 22, 2020

In normal times, the two safari parks remain open to tourists round the year, while safaris inside the GNPWS are allowed from October 16 to June 15. The sanctuary remains closed to tourists during the monsoon.

Gondal, Rajkot APMCs flooded with fresh arrivals of groundnut
Tue, Oct 13, 2020

Gondal APMC in Rajkot, the biggest market of groundnut in the state, has recorded arrivals of 60,608 quintals of groundnut in the first eight days of this month.

Gujarat: GCMMF launches treated camel milk in PET bottles
Sun, Oct 11, 2020

In UHT process, milk is boiled at high temperatures to make it sterile and so treated milk then can be stored for a long time at room temperature without any preservatives, while also keeping most its properties intact.

Doctor on Covid duty in Jamnagar: ‘Managed so many patients for the first time… a lesson on how to remain calm’
Sun, Oct 04, 2020

“Spending eight hours in a personal protective equipment (PPE) suit is the toughest thing to do. One can’t even drink a glass of water though one has to speak loudly to be heard by patients and assistants...," says 25-year-old Dr Kinjal Nadia.

Gujarat: Groundnut production estimated to be higher this Kharif season
Sat, Oct 03, 2020

According to the First Advance Estimate of the Gujarat government, groundnut production in the state is likely to remain 54.64 lakh tonnes (lt) this Kharif season. This is almost 21 per cent higher as compared to the previous year’s estimated production of 45.03 lt.

Lawyer Devji murder case: 9 accused were neighbours in Rapar a decade ago
Fri, Oct 02, 2020

All the accused and those detained, including Raval’s employer Mahesh Bhoja Hanat, who runs a printer repairing shop in Malad, Mumbai, have been connected in someway, with the victim, Maheshwari, who came to live in Rapar town 20 years ago and belongs to Lakhpat taluka.

8 years on, displaced Dalit family begin life afresh in Delvada village of Una
Mon, Sep 14, 2020

In November 2018, a special court in Una had convicted 11 men of murdering Lalji and also under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and sentenced them to life imprisonment.

Covid hospitals gasp as shortage of oxygen hits health facilities in Gujarat
Sat, Sep 12, 2020

Alarm bells first rang when nodal officer at Vadodara’s Gujarat Medical Education and Research Society-run (GMERS) Dr Shital Mistry, wrote to the state health and drug control departments about the crisis it had been facing since September 2.

Officials slog, crematoriums work round-the-clock in Rajkot
Thu, Sep 10, 2020

After Ahmedabad and Surat, now Rajkot has emerged as a new hotspot of Covid-19 infection.

Gujarat: Sardhar lake overflows, floods houses in village
Wed, Sep 09, 2020

Residents of Sardhar say that Siddharj Jaysinh, the 11th century ruler of Gujarat, had the lake dug in a ridge around a 1,000 years ago.

Gujarat: As wet August delays harvest, onion prices rise in market
Tue, Sep 08, 2020

Onion prices have more than doubled over the past one month at Mahuva agriculture produce market committee (APMC), the biggest wholesale market of the bulbs in the state, as arrivals have remain more or less stable while fresh crop is yet to arrive.

Rajkot: 3 blackbucks fleeing floods fall prey to dogs, 2 animals drown
Tue, Sep 01, 2020

The park was inundated following heavy rain in the basin of Kalubhar and Ghelo rivers over the past week, forcing the ungulates to move to higher grounds near villages.

In Rajkot, govt blames disparity in hospital, official figures on ‘non-corona deaths’
Tue, Sep 01, 2020

The Gujarat government has moved in a team of 15 doctors from other cities to Rajkot after the district reported nearly 100 cases per day in the past week.

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