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Several film and TV serial makers from Mumbai and Chennai recently shifted their shootings to Goa in the wake of the surge in Covid-19 cases in their respective places.

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Mammootty tied the knot with Sulftah Kutty on May 6, 1979. On the couple's wedding anniversary, their son Dulquer Salmaan shared an adorable picture of his parents and wished them on their special day.

November Story

Starring Tamannaah Bhatia in the lead, November Story will start streaming on Disney Plus Hotstar from May 20.

Technology

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Twitter’s permanent ban on Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut as a sign that the social media platform might finally be cracking down on hate speech in India. But more transparency was also needed around these issues, according to them.

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Peloton Interactive Inc recalled its treadmill products and will stop selling them after a child died and more than 70 safety incidents were reported, walking back an earlier position that the devices were safe if used properly.

Tim Sweeney, founder of Epic Games, is taking on Apple, the world's most influential tech company.

Rajkot News

Pakistan to hand over Gujarat fisherman’s body at Wagah border today
Pakistan to hand over Gujarat fisherman’s body at Wagah border today

The fisherman had died on March 26 in a prison and his body has been lying in a morgue in Karachi since. The autopsy was completed on Wednesday.

Gujarat government extends deadline to repay crop loans
Gujarat government extends deadline to repay crop loans

The state government also announced to pay the Central government’s interest component on behalf of farmers for the delayed repayment.

Gujarat: Six detained as Morbi police busts ‘fake remdesivir racket’
Gujarat: Six detained as Morbi police busts ‘fake remdesivir racket’

Police also seized 3,371 vials of fake remdesivir injections of Rs1.61 crore face value and Rs 90.27 lakh cash that the accused had earned by selling the fake drug which is used in treatment of Covid-19.

Gujarat: Muslim community donates firewood to Keshod crematorium
Gujarat: Muslim community donates firewood to Keshod crematorium

With the sudden rise in the number of bodies coming for cremations, the Muslim Kabrastan committee in Keshod has donated firewood to the crematorium.

Repatriation of fisherman’s body from Pakistan to be delayed: Centre
Repatriation of fisherman’s body from Pakistan to be delayed: Centre

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) had written to the Gujarat government on Tuesday that Pakistan will hand over mortal remains of Ramesh at Wagah/Attari border crossing on Friday.

Thunderstorms continue in Saurashtra, agri officers say no damage to crops
Thunderstorms continue in Saurashtra, agri officers say no damage to crops

Almost all the 11 districts of Saurashtra region and Kutch have witnessed thunderstorms and hail-storms since mid-April. Saurashtra has recorded sowing of summer crops in 3.04 lakh hectare (lh) or around a third of entire state’s area of 10.35 lh under summer crops.

Jamnagar traders announce three-day voluntary lockdown from Friday
Jamnagar traders announce three-day voluntary lockdown from Friday

On Thursday, Jamnagar city reported 188 fresh cases while Jamnagar rural logged 121 cases. However, GG Hospital is the biggest hospital in Saurashtra and people from neighbouring districts like Morbi are going there for treatment.

Rajkot: woman detained for ‘violating’ curfew in ‘dance video’, let off
Rajkot: woman detained for ‘violating’ curfew in ‘dance video’, let off

In his complaint, police sub-inspector TD Chudasama said Rathod came out of her residence at around 11 pm on April 12, despite knowing that there was a curfew from 8 am to 6 pm.

Traders of Jasdan, Halvad announce voluntary partial lockdowns for a week
Traders of Jasdan, Halvad announce voluntary partial lockdowns for a week

The government-run referral hospital in Jasdan has 24 beds for Covid-19 and all of them have remained occupied for the past few days

Tribal labourer, three others booked for tying man to tree, beating him to death
Tribal labourer, three others booked for tying man to tree, beating him to death

According to the police, the accused lured the victim, Mahavisinh Jadeja alias Munno (38), to an agricultural farm where they were working as share-croppers in a village in Kalavad taluka around 8 pm on Saturday.

Rupani instructs Gujarat officers to increase testing for coronavirus
Rupani instructs Gujarat officers to increase testing for coronavirus

Incidentally, early this week, a vernacular daily had reported that staff of a primary health centre in Rajkot district was sending vials without real nasal swabs for testing to laboratories in order to keep the number of cases low.

Gujarat: Porbandar parks, beaches closed till April 21
Gujarat: Porbandar parks, beaches closed till April 21

The notification, issued by District Collector DN Modi, stated that all the parks and gardens in Porbandar and Asmawati river front in Porbandar town will remain open to public for morning walks from 5 am to 8 am only.

Hospital manager held for ‘helping’ history-sheeter Nikhil Donga escape
Hospital manager held for ‘helping’ history-sheeter Nikhil Donga escape

Police said 33-year-old Sanghani was produced in a local court in Bhuj on Wednesday. The court sent the hospital officer to police custody till April 9.

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

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.

As cases rise, Morbi to set up 2 Covid care centres with 550 beds
As cases rise, Morbi to set up 2 Covid care centres with 550 beds

Morbi has been recording around 30 cases daily over the last few days. Until Monday, there were 3,753 infections in the district of which 246 were active.

Rajkot district panchayat bans entry of visitors without prior appointment
Rajkot district panchayat bans entry of visitors without prior appointment

District development officer (DDO) of Rajkot Anil Ranavasiya said the decision was taken on Monday in view of some the staff of the district panchayat contracting Covid-19.

Gujarat HC to Bhachau court: Hear accused woman before framing charges against her
Gujarat HC to Bhachau court: Hear accused woman before framing charges against her

The woman had moved the High Court with a plea that the charges were framed without following due procedure.

Amid sustained demand, gram prices recover marginally
Amid sustained demand, gram prices recover marginally

This comes despite the yards of APMCs getting inundated with the arrival of the commodity in a crop year that has seen farmers sowing the legume in record areas.

IPS officer asks BJP workers to ‘disperse’ from public park in Amreli, transferred
IPS officer asks BJP workers to ‘disperse’ from public park in Amreli, transferred

The state home department order stated Soni has been transferred to battalion quarter master of the State Reserve Police Force for industrial security in Gandhinagar with immediate effect.

History-sheeter Donga drugged cops to escape from Bhuj hospital: police
History-sheeter Donga drugged cops to escape from Bhuj hospital: police

The accused, police said, had drugged two policemen, who were standing guard at the hospital ward, and fled from the GK General Hospital on March 29.

Gujarat: Medical officer among 3 dismissed for ‘fudging’ Covid-19 test samples
Gujarat: Medical officer among 3 dismissed for ‘fudging’ Covid-19 test samples

The report claimed the staff had forged names and mobile numbers of patients and sent empty viral transport media (VTM) tubes for RT-PCR tests.

Man set ablaze by moneylenders dies, 1 held
Man set ablaze by moneylenders dies, 1 held

While one of the accused has been arrested, police are on the lookout for the other.

Gujarat: Fire breaks out in GIB sanctuary in Kutch, no damage to wildlife
Gujarat: Fire breaks out in GIB sanctuary in Kutch, no damage to wildlife

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.

NCP MLA Jadeja acquitted in 2018 case for ‘threatening’ Porbandar hotelier
NCP MLA Jadeja acquitted in 2018 case for ‘threatening’ Porbandar hotelier

The court of MR Zala, the chief judicial magistrate of Porbandar, acquitted Jadeja, the sitting NCP MLA from Kutiyana Assembly seat, and six others on March 15. The order was made available recently.

10 staff test positive, Gujarat High Court curbs litigants’ entry for 2 days
10 staff test positive, Gujarat High Court curbs litigants’ entry for 2 days

The district and sessions court complex, however, is functioning normally, the source added.

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