The state government was under pressure from the civil society for failing to take action against the hospital management even after it emerged that the hospital did not have a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the fire department of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation.
Gujarat Vidhansabha Leader of Opposition Paresh Dhanani said, “It is a known fact that the existing Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana implemented here in 2016 has proven to have looted farmers wherein they pay 2 % to 5% insurance premium and the state government in contribution pays 50% premium to crop insurance companies.”
The online registration process, which will open on August 18, for the first time, features two new categories in the list of beneficiaries — single girl child and children from anganwadi centres.
Pursuant to petitions heard on Covid-related matters on July 24, a division bench had directed the state government to enhance the fine for not wearing masks in public places “to a minimum of Rs 1,000” and that it should be uniform across the state.
According to police, the 63-year-old was the director of Karan Chemicals in Khambat and a resident of Shalin Residency Bungalows in Shilaj area of Ahmedabad rural.
Sompuras are believed to have learnt the art of building temples from Lord Vishwakarma, the divine architect and engineer in Hindu mythology.
There are instances highlighted in the report where for the photography assignments, Hindu students refused to visit Muslim areas and vice versa due to “the deep-seated prejudice one community had toward the other.
The trio allegedly created three channels on Telegram app named Dark Web Carding, Trusted and Safest Carding, and Eyecare Hub where they offered the latest mobile cellphones, LED TVs and laptops at much cheaper rate.
According to police, the victim, Sofi alias Meera (45), was found murdered by a sharp weapon at her house in Sarita Residency in Vastral of Ahmedabad on August 6. Her husband Ramswaroop Sadhu was also missing from the house and the crime had gone undetected.
Among the districts with a high number of cases, Surat reported 222 new cases — 178 from city and 44 from rural areas. Nine deaths — five from city and four from rural areas — were also reported. With this, the death toll in Surat district has reached 502.
Meanwhile, the college has started a mentoring programme this year so that the first-year postgraduate students can adjust better with second and third-year postgraduate students.
Two days after the fire incident, the case remained that of an accidental death by fire under CrPC 174 at the Navrangpura police station, as the police await various reports, including building plan and the estate and town development department’s report, to file an FIR.
However, in the case of another patient Lilavati C Shah (72), who was cremated at VS Hospital crematorium, her son Rajubhai said that the cause of death mentioned in the receipt was stated as “fire”.
Kaleem Siddiqui also filed a plea in Gujarat High Court, challenging the show-cause notice for externment issued against him, while seeking a stay on the operation of it, pending hearing and disposal of the matter.
Speaking to The Indian Express, Virendra Singh Yadav, Superintendent of Police (Ahmedabad rural) said, “The accused was the neighbour of the victims and he used a sharp weapon to murder them. He also attacked two other women in the same locality.
The police said it was waiting for the probe report from the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) of the incident.
Forty-one Covid-19 patients, including 27 men and 15 women, and one paramedic staff of the hospital who sustained injuries in the fire were shifted to SVP hospital after the incident.
Calling for justice, Shiraj Mansuri, younger brother of another victim, Arif Mansuri (42), a resident of Vejalpur, told The Indian Express, “We have lost our family member. The government should bring out the real reason behind this incident.”
On the allegations by opposition, AMC in an official statement stated that there was no discrepancy or corruption behind this incident and if this is revealed in the investigations then strict action will be taken against all accused
Ahmedabad Shrey Hospital Fire: Following the incident, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) ordered a fire safety audit of the 72 Covid hospitals in the city. Twenty were inspected on Thursday, with many found lacking NOC.
After the incident, the AMC constituted a committee headed by Officer on Special Duty (OSD) Dr Manish Kumar, who is responsible for requisitioning and monitoring of all private hospitals in Ahmedabad city, and chief fire officer M F Dastur to visit and re-inspect all Covid hospitals in the city.
The court was hearing a petition moved by 146 third-year MBBS students of NHL Municipal Medical College and AMC-MET Medical Colleges, opposing the government move of mandatorily calling the students for Covid-19 duty.
The fire broke out around 3.30 am on the fourth floor of the four-storey facility, which is one of the 60-odd private hospitals authorised by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) to treat coronavirus patients.
On March 18, 2019, Ramol police station had recorded the statement of a 20-year-old woman from Ramol area and filed a case of gang rape against four persons.
BJP state president CR Paatil condemned Pakistan for releasing a new political map that depicts Jammu and Kashmir as a disputed territory and claims the regions of Sir Creek and the erstwhile state of Junagadh in Gujarat as part of its territory.