• Election Commission sends complaint against alleged false affidavits filed by Dhanera MLA Nathabhai Hegolabhai Patel to Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) for probe in response to check alleged discrepancies in his election affidavit
  • Gujarat completes 129.27 per cent rain of normal average monsoon season
  • Inspector Pritesh J Patel's body hit by a bullet from his service revolver found from his car in Sachivalay campus in capital Gandhinagar in suspected case of suicide this morning. Inspector PJ Patel had not returned home last night. He was on duty of Sachivalay complex
  • 20 bills to be moved in Gujarat Assembly Monsoon session starting from September 21. Discussion on coronavirus pandemic situation in the state on the first day's second session for 2.5 hours
  • Unjha APMC Vice Chairman Shivam Rawal dies of Coronavirus infection He was admitted to Ahmedabad based private run Sterling hospital for last over one and half month
  • 1432 new cases of Covid-19 detected in 24 hours ending at 5 pm today in Gujarat as per the latest daily bulletin by the State health department
  • Jamnagar district SP Shweta Shrimali transferred to SRP Group 17 as Commandant; Deepan Bhadran, DCP of Ahmedabad Crime Branch replaces her as SP Jamnagar
  • Polling for election of Banas Dairy's Board of Directors to be held on 19 October
  • De-commissioned INS Viraat, a Centaur Class Aircraft Carrier, which was in service for 30 years, moves out of the Naval Dockyard for a ship-breaking yard at Alang in Gujarat .

Junagadh Municipal Election: BJP wins 3 seats unopposed; Seven Congress candidates withdraw nominations

Junagadh: In a major setback to main opposition Congress party, seven Congress candidates of Junagadh Municipal Corporation general election withdrew nomination forms today. This resulted into unopposed victory of three BJP candidates. Today was the last day of withdrawing nomination forms.

Ward number 03 Congress party candidates—Hasina Pathan, Manaz Bloch, Aslam Kureshi and Akram Kureshi withdrew their nomination papers, leaving three BJP candidates—Nisha Karia, Abbas Kureshi and Sharifa Kureshi in the fray. Karia and Kureshis are declared winner uncontested. The fourth seat in this ward had no valid candidate as BJP candidate Harun Bloch’s nomination form was rejected dueing scrutiny as he was found to have more than two children.

Congress candidates also withdrew nomination for one seat each in Ward No.9 and 10 and for two seats in Ward No.13. Congress has therefore candidates contesting only 52 out of 59 seats. BJP will contest 56 seats (3 won unopposed). NCP will be contesting 25 seats. Total 159 candidates, including 23 Independents are left in the fray.