While reacting to the allegations by the Congress on infant deaths in state government hospitals, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel had on Sunday attributed the death of nearly 200 babies in December 2019 in two government hospitals in Ahmedabad and Rajkot, to “winters”.
When asked how the crowd was identified as belonging to one community, the complainant, Sub-inspector L P Rana, told The Indian Express, “Muslims and Hindus look different. Also, Hindus won’t come to protest this, only Muslims can. But regardless, we are examining footage.”
The Commission also observed that “...about 50% of the incidents happened in villages... In most of the cases, Hindu mobs attacked properties belonging to Muslims. In about 10 to 12 incidents, Hindu and Muslim mobs attacked each other”.
Hotels and restaurants in Gujarat were asked to make their kitchen area accessible to customers to ensure the eateries maintain hygiene. The drive to enforce the notification will begin today even as a majority of the owners of eateries welcome the move and some of them are apprehensive
With the groundnut harvest season on, Jashiben earns about Rs 150 a day working on the fields. “No one owns land or a house in my family. My husband wasn’t rich, but he could take care of our basic needs... There have been several days since Ramesh’s death when we had to sleep empty stomach.”
SpaceX shot 60 satellites into orbit last week, and will keep doing so until it has a 12,000-strong constellation in place. In two years, it hopes to supply non-stop, low-cost Internet everywhere on Earth.
On February 28, 2002, a mob attacked the Muslim dominated area and killed 97 persons along with several cases of rape and arson, making it the single biggest massacre to occur during the Gujarat riots of 2002.
Violators in Ahmedabad alone have not paid penalty amounting to around Rs 60 crore in four years till August this year, according to a study by the students of the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Hyderabad.
According to police and health officials, Himmat Gul Hussain, a Pakistani national who was arrested by the Border Security Force (BSF) on July 20, 2015 in Kutch, died at the Civil Hospital on October 24.