Diphtheria scare: 2 suspected deaths in Gujarat’s Banaskantha, 5 more ill

The laboratory tests can take between three and seven days to confirm diphtheria. Two boys aged 10 and 7 are suspected to have died of diphtheria last week in Banaskantha district, state health department officials said. Five other suspected cases of diphtheria have also been reported from the district, and the patients are undergoing treatment. … Read moreDiphtheria scare: 2 suspected deaths in Gujarat’s Banaskantha, 5 more ill

J-PAL: In Gujarat, Emission Trading Scheme

Pollution Control Board (GPCB) sets a cap on the total emission load from all industries. J-PAL, founded by Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, is one of the primary agencies working on a novel Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) launched in Surat last month, aimed at reducing pollution while minimising the cost of compliance for industries. The … Read moreJ-PAL: In Gujarat, Emission Trading Scheme

Groundnut output likely to be 40% more than last year

NEW DELHI: Due to bumper production in Gujarat in this Kharif season, the groundnut output in the country is expected to be around 40% more than last year. According industry body Solvent Extractors Association (SEA), which keeps track on oilseeds production in the country, the groundnut production is likely to be around 5.1 million tonnes … Read moreGroundnut output likely to be 40% more than last year

Mundra LNG terminal to be commissioned by December

NEW DELHI: More than a year since its inauguration, Gujarat government-backed LNG project at Mundra, built at an estimated cost of Rs 5,500 crore, may finally get commissioned by December, according to sources. A commercial dispute between the partners Gujarat State Petroleum Corp (GSPC) and Adani Group had stalled commissioning of the 5 million tonnes … Read moreMundra LNG terminal to be commissioned by December

“How Did Gandhi Ji Commit Suicide?”: Gujarat School’s Shocker To Students

The question papers were set by the management of these schools (Representational) Ahmedabad:  A question in a school exam on how Mahatma Gandhi committed suicide has shocked Gujarat’s education authorities, prompting them to initiate an inquiry into it. Another question about boot-legging in dry Gujarat has also irked the education officials. “Gandhijiye aapghaat karwa maate … Read more“How Did Gandhi Ji Commit Suicide?”: Gujarat School’s Shocker To Students

Gujarat: Eight-month-old baby girl killed in acid attack by father

The mother of the girl informed the police after she returned home and found that her daughter was dead. (Representational Image) An eight-month-old baby girl from Chalasana village of Jotana taluka in Mehsana district in Gujarat died of burn injuries after her father allegedly attacked her with acid. Mehsana district police has registered a murder … Read moreGujarat: Eight-month-old baby girl killed in acid attack by father

Vijay Rupani’s Cousin Dies Due To Alleged Ambulance Delay, Probe Ordered

A preliminary report said that the ambulance took “39 minutes” to reach. (Representational) Ahmedabad:  The Gujarat government has ordered an inquiry into allegation that delayed arrival of an “108” ambulance resulted into the death of a cousin of Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, officials said on Wednesday. The chief minister’s cousin Anilbhai Sanghvi died at his … Read moreVijay Rupani’s Cousin Dies Due To Alleged Ambulance Delay, Probe Ordered

“Gujarat Has Maximum Consumption Of Liquor Despite Ban”: Ashok Gehlot

Udaipur, Gujarat:  Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday questioned the liquor ban in Gujarat. He said the state has the maximum consumption of liquor among all states.  “I was in Gujarat for a year. There is a ban on liquor since independence. But Gujarat has the maximum consumption of liquor. This is the situation … Read more“Gujarat Has Maximum Consumption Of Liquor Despite Ban”: Ashok Gehlot

Gandhi Kholi keeps Mahatma’s memories alive in Sabarmati jail

Jail officials pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at the Gandhi Kholi in the Sabarmati Central Prison. (Express Photo) Inside a 6×7 feet cell in the Sabarmati Central Prison, a spinning wheel is kept at the centre where huge portraits of Mahatma Gandhi adorn the walls. A small speaker plays “Vaishnav Jan to tene kahiye” on … Read moreGandhi Kholi keeps Mahatma’s memories alive in Sabarmati jail

2 Gujarat Women Run Backward For 13 Hours, Eye Guinness Record

2 Gujarat women run backward for women empowerment, say PM Modi’s words inspired them. Bardoli-Dandi:  Two women from Gujarat ran backward for 53 km on Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary. The sisters-in-law ran for 13 hours straight and are now eyeing Guinness World Record. Dressed in running gear, Twinkle Thakar and Swati Thakar said Prime … Read more2 Gujarat Women Run Backward For 13 Hours, Eye Guinness Record

2002 riots: SC asks Gujarat to give compensation, job & accommodation to Bilkis Bano

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the state, told the bench that compensation of Rs 50 lakh was not provided in the victim compensation scheme of Gujarat and they would also file a plea seeking review of the top court’s April order. (Source: File) The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Gujarat government to give … Read more2002 riots: SC asks Gujarat to give compensation, job & accommodation to Bilkis Bano

Gujarat CID busts fake visa racket, arrests man from Mumbai

(Representational Image) Gujarat Crime Investigation Department (CID) arrested a man from Mumbai involved in a ‘fake visa stamp on passport’ racket, recovering 102 passports along with other documents, such as adhaar cards and immigration stamps. According to officials, the accused has been identified as Naushad Sultan, a resident of Dahisar in Mumbai, who was running … Read moreGujarat CID busts fake visa racket, arrests man from Mumbai

BJP Names Candidates For Gujarat Bypolls, Includes 2 Ex-Congress MLAs

New Delhi:  Former Congress MLAs, including Alpesh Thakor, were among the six candidates named by BJP for bypolls in Gujarat. The party also announced names of its 38 nominees for assembly by-elections to be held across several states on October 21. Mr Thakor, who was elected on a Congress ticket in 2017 and resigned as … Read moreBJP Names Candidates For Gujarat Bypolls, Includes 2 Ex-Congress MLAs

‘Violation of fire safety norms’: Fire dept seals five Surat schools for a day

Heavy police deployment observed at Takshshila complex, a day after a massive fire on the top floor of the complex killed 20 students (File/Express Photo By Bhupendra Rana) The fire department of Surat on Thursday sealed five schools in the city as they failed to implement fire safety norms. Students of Sir J J School … Read more‘Violation of fire safety norms’: Fire dept seals five Surat schools for a day

Space technology helped track down Rs 7,000 cr funds utilised in Northeast: MoS Jitendra Singh

MOS Jitendra Singh Narrating how the government used space technology to track down central funds sent to the Northeast regions of the country, Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Development of North Eastern Region said on Thursday that government was able to procure utilisation certificates worth Rs 7,000 crore in the last 8-9 … Read moreSpace technology helped track down Rs 7,000 cr funds utilised in Northeast: MoS Jitendra Singh

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