Strong voter turnout in Gujarat local bodies poll

In what could be considered the semifinal to Gujarat Assembly election later this year, strong voter turnout marked polling for 81 municipalities, 31 district panchayats and 231 taluka panchayats in the state on Sunday. Polling across six municipal corporations on February 21 this year had seen significantly lower voter presence. Rural Gujarat came out in … Read more

Covid-19: Travellers from these 5 states to undergo testing on arrival in Uttarakhand

As these five states are witnessing a sudden spike in the number of Coronavirus infection in the past few days, there is a fear of another wave among people, though Covid-19 cases in the country are on the decline. After Karnataka, the Uttarakhand government on Tuesday put travel restriction on people from states witnessing a … Read more

Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani collapses on stage at poll rally

Vadodara: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani collapsed on stage on Sunday while addressing a rally for upcoming civic polls in Nizampura area of Vadodara, BJP leaders said. Rupani was given first aid on the stage. He was later seen descending the stairs of the stage on his own. This was Rupani’s third political rally during … Read more

Plea to declare all child marriages in Delhi as void: HC seeks AAP government stand

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday sought response of the AAP government on a plea to declare all child marriages performed in the national capital as void ab initio (to be treated as invalid from the outset). A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh issued notice to the … Read more

Bird flu scare: Centre asks states, UTs to increase surveillance

NEW DELHI: The Centre has directed states and union territories across the country to increase surveillance around water bodies, live bird markets, zoos, and poultry farms as well as strengthen biosecurity at poultry farms amid the bird flu scare. The Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying said in a statement on Sunday that the … Read more

Punishment for not wearing mask: Gujarat HC orders compulsory community service at Covid-19 care centres

According to the Gujarat Health Department, 1477 new cases have been recorded in the last 24 hours. Gujarat High Court has ordered that any person who is found without a mask will have to do compulsory community service at COVID-19 care centres. This has been mandated by the Gujarat High Court and Gujarat government is … Read more

Gujarat: Man decapitates 12-year-old cousin after raping her in Banaskantha

The man raped and later decapitated his 12-year-old differently abled cousin in Deesa town of Gujarat’s Banaskantha district. The minor girl’s decapitated body was found on Saturday. A 12-year-old differently abled girl was allegedly raped and later decapitated by her relative in Banaskantha district of Gujarat. The girl had been missing since Friday and her … Read more

IMD predicts heavy rains in parts of Gujarat in next four days

The Indian Meteorological Department on Friday issued a warning for heavy to very heavy rains in parts of Gujarat over the next four days. The fishermen have been asked not to venture out to the sea. The IMD Director-Gujarat Jayant Sarkar has said that a well-marked low pressure has developed in the Arabian Sea, which … Read more

Gujarat Government issues new guidelines: No Garba in Gujarat this Navratri

AHMEDABAD: Keeping in mind the Covid situation in the state, Gujarat Government has proscribed organising all Garbas in public during the ensuing Navratri this year. The guidelines of the government is to be followed from October 16. While the devotees will be allowed to set up idols and worship the deity in open spaces in … Read more