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Sohini Ghosh


Explained: The 1987 Allahabad High Court judgment on Alfred Park recalled by Gujarat Chief Justice
Mon, Feb 22, 2021

What was the 1987 judgment of the Allahabad HC referred to by the Gujarat High Court Chief Justice? What was the state's position? What were the court’s observations?

Preserving Pratap Vilas: CJ cites Allahabad HC order, AG cites SC’s Central Vista verdict
Fri, Feb 19, 2021

The court was hearing the arguments on preservation of heritage property Pratap Vilas palace in Vadodara that houses the National Academy of Indian Railways (NAIR) during which the advocate general cited the January verdict of the Supreme Court greenlighting Central Vista redevelopment project.

Gujarat: HC seeks DGGI officials’ appearance after businessmen allege ‘harassment, coercion’
Thu, Feb 11, 2021

The court said in its order that if the officials fails to appear before the court, it could “proceed to take appropriate steps in accordance with law.”

Judiciary has guarded life force of Constitution: PM Modi
Sun, Feb 07, 2021

‘Be it citizen rights, national interest... judiciary has fulfilled responsibilities’

‘Visionary, just’: Supreme Court judge, High Court CJ hail PM Narendra Modi
Sun, Feb 07, 2021

In his address, Gujarat High Court Chief Justice Vikram Nath hailed the PM as well as the leadership of Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, saying the crucial reason behind Modi's popularity was his "fundamental dedication towards his duties", and his "fairness", inspiring people.

Chemical blast at Narol: NGT-appointed committee finds lapses by AMC, Collector’s office
Wed, Feb 03, 2021

The panel found the owner of the land and the godown occupier “responsible for their acts and omissions” and stressed that the “office of the (Ahmedabad) Collectorate and the AMC (Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation) are also negligent in discharging their duties”.

The Budget connection: ‘New generation entered trading-investment activities… boon for broking business’
Tue, Feb 02, 2021

Shah’s firm, Saurin Financial Services Pvt Ltd, has 14-15 employees. “There was a salary cut across the board, but this was recouped from the third quarter. Branch operations were curtailed with technology and a new way of doing business. These were the major impacts (of the pandemic),” he says.

Covid vaccination drive in Gujarat: 7-fold increase in centres since Day One; 13 adverse events so far, ‘none serious’
Thu, Jan 28, 2021

With this, the state has now managed to cover over 1.55 lakh of the total 4.5 lakh health workers targeted for vaccination in the first phase. So far 13 adverse events post inoculation have been reported from across the state till Wednesday, health officials confirmed.

Gujarat: 82% vaccination target met on Day one as glitches in Co-WIN app mar drive in districts
Mon, Jan 18, 2021

The lowest turnout was recorded at Bhildi Community Health Centre (CHC) in Banaskantha, where only 23 frontline workers were vaccinated Saturday.

HIV-AIDS surveillance in Ahmedabad dropped to nearly 50 per cent due to Covid: AMC
Thu, Jan 14, 2021

According to data provided to Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, the year 2020 saw nearly 80 per cent drop in people tested. groups.

Wary of lowering standard to fast-track a vaccine, says Nobel Laureate
Tue, Jan 12, 2021

“For vaccines that haven’t undergone clinical trials, they must be producing data first. That is my view, that is a scientist’s view. But politicians have to act, it is up to the governments ultimately,” said Nobel Laureate Venkatraman Ramak-rishnan.

Gujarat’s Covid-19 vaccination drive: beneficiaries, cost and logistical challenges
Mon, Jan 11, 2021

Gujarat completed its third dry run for Covid-19 vaccination on Tuesday, covering nearly 30 district and seven municipal corporation areas.

To avoid law & order issues, keep gate opening to minority-dominated area shut: Vadodara cops on Samarpan Society
Wed, Jan 06, 2021

The Samarpan Society was at the centre of controversy after some residents lodged a criminal complaint against one of its members, Feroz Contractor, for “hiding his religion” when he sold a plot in the society to Firoz Patel.

Mumbai man, YouTube channel barred from defamatory posts against Adani group firm
Tue, Jan 05, 2021

The ad-interim injunction, as was sought by AALL, a subsidiary company of Adani Group, was granted until the next date of hearing – scheduled for January 5.

Gandhinagar study: Surveillance of wastewater can give upto 2-week forewarning of Covid outbreak scale
Tue, Jan 05, 2021

The study explored the correlation between the SARS-CoV-2 genetic load in wastewater and the number of cases at the district level.

Seaplane services to resume from Dec 28 with new ‘decade-old’ aircraft
Thu, Dec 24, 2020

SpiceJet officials said the aircraft being brought in will be newer and “about a decade-old”. The bookings for the Ahmedabad-Kevadia seaplane route have commenced from December 28, they added.

7 lakh people in high-risk group identified for Covid vaccination in Ahmedabad
Wed, Dec 23, 2020

The vaccination drive, officials said, is planned across nearly 300 spots by an estimated 380 vaccinators in Ahmedabad city. Ahmedabad city has nearly 60 lakh population.

Studies find household SAR of Covid-19 infection in Patan lower than Gandhinagar
Tue, Dec 22, 2020

The findings are in line with a September study by the Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar (IIPH-G), that recorded SAR in households with a primary infected person at 8.8 per cent in rural Gandhinagar, also in north Gujarat.

Tanzania national undergoes knee replacement surgery: Dazzled by modern machines
Sun, Dec 13, 2020

With flights resuming tepid operations, medical tourism is regaining traction, says Doctors

Vadodara ‘custodial death’: HC disposes of habeas corpus plea
Wed, Dec 09, 2020

The HC order comes a fortnight after the State Crime Investigation Department (CID) filed a chargesheet against six policemen for the alleged murder. The chargesheet also booked two other police personnel as accused.

Explained: How Gujarat HC came to order Covid-19 community service for mask violators
Fri, Dec 04, 2020

Section 53 of the Indian Penal Code which deals with types of punishment, does not include community service as an option.

Community service at Covid centres for those not wearing masks: Gujarat High Court
Wed, Dec 02, 2020

To have the desired deterrent effect, the court said, instances of violators imposed with community service should be widely publicized in the media, including social, electronic, digital and print media.

Queues at crematoriums get longer in Ahmedabad as Covid-19 cases surge
Tue, Dec 01, 2020

On Monday, Ahmedabad city reported 291 cases, and added eight more micro-containment zones, with maximum households contained in the areas of Chandlodia and Gota. Gujarat reported 1,502 new cases.

IIPH-G survey: More secondary infections in houses with Covid deaths
Thu, Nov 26, 2020

The SAR is defined as the probability that an infection occurs among susceptible people within a specific group.

Gujarat records highest single-day spike of 1,515 new Covid cases
Sun, Nov 22, 2020

Rajiv Gupta, the Officer on Special Duty (OSD) at Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, told mediapersons Saturday that beds were available for Covid-19 patients. “There is no issue. In SVP Hospital, an additional 300 beds are being arranged for (coronavirus patients),” he said.