The committees will examine the requisitions on a case-to-case basis, given the shortage of the drug with health officials saying that districts would have to adopt a fragmented policy of distribution.
While some villagers were seen removing uprooted trees from their front yards in the afternoon, a few others were trying to salvage whatever they could from destruction wrought by the passage of Cyclone Tauktae.
As per an estimate, Rupani said, 181 electricity poles and 196 roads have been damaged. With the damage, the roads have been closed, but 42 have been made motorable with immediate action. He also added that around 40,000 instances of tree felling have been reported.
Emotions ran high in at least 10 other Nanavada families whose members are lodged in Pakistan jails after being caught by Pakistan for allegedly crossing over to the Pakistan side of the International Maritime Boundary Line.
While the queue of ambulances ferrying suspected patients of Covid-19 was not as long Monday as it used to be two-three days ago, the flu OPD and those managing the government-run PDU Hospital, popularly called Rajkot civil hospital, had little respite.
For the relatives of deceased patients, queues begin from the wait at hospitals for their dear one's body, for hearse vans to take them to the resting place, to finding a furnace free at a crematorium -- the time for each disposal/cremation has increased because of the Covid-19 protocol.
Officers of Rajkot and Bhavnagar irrigation circles said that they started operating four pipeline link canals of SAUNI towards the end of the February and by April 7, had pumped total 2,761 mcft water.
Many among the cattle-herding community of maldharis that lives in the isolated colonies called ness, deep inside the Gir forest, are reluctant to take the Covid-19 vaccine even as the state health officials are making special arrangements to cover them under the inoculation drive.
Wanted for the murder of Kirit Joshi, a well-known criminal lawyer of Jamnagar, Ranpariya alias Jayesh Patel was detained by Interpol on Wednesday and produced before the Westminster Magistrates’ Court where he refused consent to be extradited to India.
That’s good news for the economy when agriculture is the only sector expected to grow by 3 per cent amid an overall 6.5 per cent contraction in 2020-21 -- and for the NDA government facing unrelenting protests over its farm reform laws.
This is a huge comeback for the saffron party which had lost nine of these district panchayats, except Kutch and Porbandar, to Congress in 2015. The BJP had managed to win only two out of 34 seats in Rajkot district panchayat in 2015.