CR Patil.

Photo: DNA India

Gujarat BJP Head Stirs Row After Dispensing COVID Drug Remdesivir For Free

Gujarat BJP chief CR Paatil has drawn all the heat after he allegedly distributed 5,000 doses of key COVID-19 drug Remdesivir for free in Surat (his hometown). Reportedly, the medicine is under severe shortage and can be sold only under prescription. Paatil's move has even stirred political controversy as Congress leaders have demanded strict actions from Governor Acharya Devvrat against the alleged illegal procurement of the drug.

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 - 11:11 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Gujarat, Surat, CR Paatil, REMDESIVIR

Courtesy: Times Now

Gujarat: Goat Kid Born With Human-Like Facial Feature, Dies Shortly

In a rare instance, a baby goat was being worshipped by locals in Seltipada village of Gujarat's Songadh after it was born with a human-like face. However, the baby goat survived only for ten minutes. Reportedly, the four-legged newborn had goat-like ears but human-like forehead and facial features, and was born without tail. Soon after its death, the villagers were seen worshipping the mutant goat before burying it.

Fri, 09 Apr 2021 - 01:53 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Gujarat, Seltipada, Songadh, Mutant Goat

Courtesy: India .com

Somnath Temple

Photo: Tour My India

Gujarat's Somnath Temple Trust Offers Destination Wedding At Rs 11,000

Shree Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple Trust has announced the picturesque beach view temple open for weddings. Boosting up destination weddings idea at ancient temples, the trust stated that they would arrange all the prerequisites for marriage rituals including mandap, authorised marriage certificates at Rs 11,000. Moreover, the trust also built a huge pavilion at tourist facilitation centre to precipitate the marriage guests at the newly… read-more

Wed, 07 Apr 2021 - 01:44 PM / by Samanth Lanka

Tags: Somnath Temple, Gujarat, destination wedding, Tourism

Courtesy: The Times Of India

Lockdown

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Villages In Gujarat Go Under 'Voluntary' Lockdown To Tackle COVID Surge

To tackle the surge in COVID-19 cases, several villages and towns in Gujarat have decided to impose a 'voluntary' lockdown. Reportedly, Lunawada town will remain shut for 15 days as decided by the traders' association and district officials. Moreover, Santrampur and Dahod have announced a voluntary weekend lockdown on Sundays. The other localities to impose voluntary restrictions are Malataj village, Kothavi village, Pansora, Changa, Sarsa,… read-more

Sun, 04 Apr 2021 - 05:46 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Gujarat, Covid-19, restrictions, Lockdown

Courtesy: The Economic Times

CBI Headquarter.

Photo: Telegraph India

Charges Dropped Against Last 3 Policemen Accused In Ishrat Jahan Case

A special CBI court on March 31 dropped charges against the last three accused policemen in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case. The charges were dropped after the Gujarat government did not grant permission for the prosecution of the accused. The accused - IPS officer GL Singhal, retired DySP Tarun Barot and assistant sub-inspector Anaju Chaudhary - were charged of extrajudicial killing of Ishrat Jahan and three others in alleged fake encounter … read-more

Thu, 01 Apr 2021 - 09:06 AM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Ishrat Jahan, Encounter, CBI, Gujarat

Courtesy: News18

 CM Vijay Rupani

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Gujarat Eyes 'Love Jihad' Law, Bids 5 Year Jail For Religious Conversions

The Gujarat government is all set to amend the Gujarat Freedom of Religion Act, 2003 to impose stricter consequences against forced religious conversions through marriage. Reportedly, the amendment bill proposed in the state assembly on March 29 comes with a five-year jail term and Rs 2-lakh penalty on the forced religious conversion of women. Notably, the amendment is in line with the ‘Love Jihad’ laws passed by the MP and UP governments.… read-more

Wed, 31 Mar 2021 - 10:47 AM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: Love Jihad, Vijay Rupani, Gujarat, Anti-conversion Law

Courtesy: India Today

Representational photo: MNREGA laborers.

Photo: DNA India

SCAM: Dead, Teacher, Village Head Gets MNREGA Benefit In Gujarat

Gujarat MLA Mohansinh Rathwa has revealed an MNREGA scam, including cases like issuing job card for dead and disbursing payments, in Chhota Udepur district. The legislator also revealed that children were shown as beneficiaries and payments were made into their accounts. Rathwa said that beneficiaries even included a primary teacher and Chundeli village's sarpanch. Besides making fake beneficiaries, the officials issued Rs 19 lakh for… read-more

Wed, 24 Mar 2021 - 05:12 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Gujarat, MNREGA, Chhota Udepur, Mohansinh Rathwa

Courtesy: The Tribune

Statue Of Unity

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Over 50 Lakh People Visited Statue Of Unity Since Its Inauguration

Gujarat government on March 15 stated that over 50 lakh people have visited the 'Statue of Unity' since its inauguration on October 31, 2018. Elated Gujarat's Additional Chief Secretory Rajiv Gupta tweeted, “#StatueofUnity crosses five million visitors mark!!! Built under the visionary leadership of [email protected] it has emerged as an international tourist destination." Built near Sardar Sarover Dam, the statue has attracted international… read-more

Mon, 15 Mar 2021 - 10:29 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Gujarat, Statue of Unity, International Tourists, Gujarat Government

Courtesy: The Hindu

Vimal Chudasama

Photo: The Siasat Daily

Gujarat: Speaker Evicts Cong MLA For Wearing T-Shirt In Assembly

The Gujarat legislative assembly on March 15 evicted the Congress MLA Vimal Chudasama for wearing a T-shirt in the House. Issuing his eviction order, Speaker Rajendra Trivedi emphasized maintaining the decorum of the House and avoiding casual clothing. Earlier a week ago, the Speaker had asked Vimal to avoid T-shirts. However, on a repeated violation, the Speaker evicted him. Besides, the Speaker advised him to wear either a kurta, shirt, or… read-more

Mon, 15 Mar 2021 - 08:15 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Gujarat, Gujarat Congress Unit, Congress MLA, Vimal

acquit

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Surat Court Acquits 122 People Accused As Terror Outfit SIMI Members

Around 122 people, who were accused of being members of the banned outfit 'Student's Islamic Movement of India' (SIMI), were acquitted by a Surat court on March 6. Charged under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, the Magistrate acquitted them giving the accused a benefit of the doubt. Besides, the Magistrate opined the prosecution failed to produce "satisfactory" evidence. The members who were accused of attending a SIMI gathering also… read-more

Sat, 06 Mar 2021 - 08:24 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Surat, SIMI, Acquitted, Gujarat, UAPA

Courtesy: NDTV