No vaccine No entry: Ahmedabad bars unvaccinated people from using public transport, other facilites

Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India], September 20 (ANI): The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has from Monday banned those who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 from using public facilities, like civic transport service and from entering public buildings. Jignesh Patel, Director Parks and Garden, AMC told that everyone above 18 years must carry physical COVID vaccination certificate… Continue reading No vaccine No entry: Ahmedabad bars unvaccinated people from using public transport, other facilites

Eight COVID-19 patients die in hospital fire in Ahmedabad

AHMEDABAD, India (Reuters) – Eight COVID-19 patients died in a fire that broke out in the intensive care ward of a private hospital in Ahmedabad early on Thursday, officials said as they launched a probe into the incident. Police stopped angry relatives from entering the Shrey Hospital in the Gujarat state capital after the tragedy… Continue reading Eight COVID-19 patients die in hospital fire in Ahmedabad

Penalty raised to Rs 500 for not wearing mask to reduce spread of COVID-19 in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad: Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) on Monday raised the penalty for not wearing face mask in a public place to Rs 500 from Rs 200 in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus. “The penalty for not wearing a mask has been increased from Rs 200 to Rs 500,” said AMC. On July 10,… Continue reading Penalty raised to Rs 500 for not wearing mask to reduce spread of COVID-19 in Ahmedabad

Other deaths spike in Ahmedabad ravaged by coronavirus

Ahmedabad: A large Indian city badly hit by the coronavirus has recorded a sharp rise in deaths not attributed to the outbreak, according to official data and burial records, highlighting how the pandemic has affected general healthcare. The spike in deaths in Ahmedabad, the most populous city in western Gujarat state, is due to patients… Continue reading Other deaths spike in Ahmedabad ravaged by coronavirus

Famed astrologer Bejan Daruwalla passes away at 89 in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad: Famed astrologer Bejan Daruwala passed away at Ahmedabad on Friday at the age of 89. After the news of his passing emerged, several media reports suggested that he had died due to coronavirus. His astrologer-son, Nastur, however denied those reports. Earlier it was reported that Daruwalla had tested positive for the novel coronavirus on… Continue reading Famed astrologer Bejan Daruwalla passes away at 89 in Ahmedabad

Centre likely to retain limited role and allow states have more say after Lockdown 4.0

New Delhi: The Centre is likely to retain a limited role and allow states and union territories to take decisions on whether to tighten or give additional relaxations in the nationwide lockdown in their respective jurisdictions from June 1, officials said on Friday. The central government may, however, advise state authorities to continue with strict… Continue reading Centre likely to retain limited role and allow states have more say after Lockdown 4.0

Trump to open world’s biggest cricket stadium

Ahmedabad: US President Donald Trump will inaugurate the world’s largest cricket stadium when he arrives in Ahmedabad, the home base of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Monday at the start of a two-day visit aimed at smoothing ties strained by trade disputes. Making his first official trip to the world’s largest democracy, Trump is also… Continue reading Trump to open world’s biggest cricket stadium

2 BJP workers in Gujarat arrested for constable exam paper leak

Gandhinagar: Two BJP workers were arrested on Monday in connection with the paper leak of police constable recruitment test in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad city. The accused have been identified as Manhar Patel and Mukesh Chaudhary. Patel and Chaudhary are Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers who have been suspended by the party. Addressing a press conference here,… Continue reading 2 BJP workers in Gujarat arrested for constable exam paper leak

New principal chief IT commissioner of Mumbai to take charge

Mumbai: Pramod Chandra Mody, Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax Department in Ahmedabad, is set to assume charge as the Principal Chief IT Commissioner of Mumbai from tomorrow. The transfer comes amid reports that the overall corporate tax collection so far has been poor and the department has shot off letters to top corporates to… Continue reading New principal chief IT commissioner of Mumbai to take charge

Modi, Abe lay foundation stone for India’s first bullet train

Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe today laid the foundation stone for India’s first bullet train between Ahmedabad and Mumbai. On the occasion, Abe said the Indo-Japan partnership is special, strategic and global. “A strong India is in Japan’s interest and a strong Japan is in India’s interest,” Abe said… Continue reading Modi, Abe lay foundation stone for India’s first bullet train