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Gopal B Kateshiya


Explained: What were the mysterious lights, boom in Gujarat night skies?
Thu, Jun 24, 2021

Mysterious lights flickering in the night sky on Monday in parts of Gujarat left residents excited and perplexed. Videos of these events are viral on social media.

Gujarat: Walk-in facility ‘a breather’, 4.97 lakh doses administered
Tue, Jun 22, 2021

Many who turned up attested that after several unsuccessful attempts in booking a slot online through the CoWIN application, the walk-in facility was “a much needed breather”.

Cyclone impact: Kutch mangoes get a boost as orchards in Saurashtra suffer major damage
Mon, Jun 07, 2021

The mango belt of Saurashtra, mainly comprising Junagadh, Gir Somnath and Amreli districts, is known for its Kesar variety of mangoes.

15 days after Cyclone Tauktae passed, people of Amreli’s lion country stumble through life without power
Wed, Jun 02, 2021

The cyclone left 10,447 villages in the state without power, with 23,800 km of transmission lines, 1.16 lakh electricity poles, and 45,039 transformers damaged.

Cyclone Aftermath: Orchards destroyed, mango farmers stare at losses; ‘Season may end early’
Sat, May 22, 2021

Besides mango, orchards of coconut and plantations of papaya and beetle leaf have also been damaged in the region.

Nodal hospitals in Gujarat form panels for mucormycosis drug distribution
Sat, May 22, 2021

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.

Congress leaders visit coastal town: 200 boats damaged, Jafrabad fishermen count their losses
Thu, May 20, 2021

While majority of fishermen were busy setting their boats and fishing gears right, a few could show the two Congress leaders only wreckage of their boats.

Gujarat: Never imagined Cyclone Tauktae would be so ferocious, say villagers
Thu, May 27, 2021

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.

At least 25 dead as Cyclone Tauktae batters Gujarat, Maharashtra coast
Wed, May 19, 2021

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.

Gujarat communities pitch in with Covid care centres, health centres
Sat, May 15, 2021

Being a comparatively new district, Morbi does not have a medical college or any large public or private hospital.

Gujarat: Tile hub Morbi ran out of beds, firewood as Covid storm hit
Thu, May 13, 2021

Data available with the Ghuntu PHC, which caters to five neighbouring villages too, show 37 Covid cases in March, 97 in April, and 13 till May 10.

After Sosa’s death, families of other fishermen in Pak jails live in fear, grief
Tue, May 11, 2021

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.

Died in Karachi jail on March 26: Pak hands over mortal remains of Gujarat fisherman
Thu, May 06, 2021

A superintendent and an assistant superintendent of fisheries department of Gujarat had landed in Amritsar in Punjab on Thursday afternoon to receive the mortal remains.

Long queues of patients, decreasing oxygen supply: Jamnagar hospital fights odds
Fri, Apr 30, 2021

As many as 170 ambulances and other vehicles were waiting for entry to the hospital at one point on Thursday.

At Rajkot civil hospital, queue of ambulances, fully occupied Covid beds
Wed, Apr 14, 2021

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.

Wait for final rites get longer as crematoriums across Gujarat overburdened
Thu, Apr 15, 2021

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.

Consumption of medical oxygen doubled in five days in Gujarat
Mon, Apr 12, 2021

During the first wave, which saw the peak in September last year, the highest oxygen consumption was recorded on September 21 at 240 MT. On October 1 2020, the state consumed 214 MT.

To meet drinking water needs: 10 dams, 400 check-dams filled up in Saurashtra through SAUNI pipelines
Thu, Apr 08, 2021

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.

Gujarat: Fire breaks out in GIB sanctuary in Kutch, no damage to wildlife
Fri, Apr 02, 2021

This is for the first time in the 32-year-long history of the sanctuary that a fire has occurred, a range forest officer said.

Gujarat: Night sessions, awareness drives in Gir nesses but Covid vaccination slow
Wed, Mar 31, 2021

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.

How a farmer’s son in Gujarat became fugitive nabbed in London
Sat, Mar 20, 2021

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.

Farmers reap twin bounty: Bumper rabi harvest, good prices
Wed, Mar 10, 2021

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.

Bumper crop: Gram floods APMCs, arrival regulated
Sat, Mar 06, 2021

A price forecast report by the Junagadh Agricultural University (JAU) has advised farmers to sell their gram soon after harvest to government at minimum support price (MSP).

BJP, Cong to woo Independents in Saurashtra taluka panchayats
Sat, Mar 06, 2021

Of the 18 seats in Upleta TP, BJP and Congress have won eight each while two have gone to Independents—Pravinaben Humbal has won Kharachiya seat and Kadviben Vavnotiya has won from Talgana seat.

BJP returns to Saurashtra-Kutch winning all 12 district panchayats
Wed, Mar 03, 2021

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.