• MLAs Nathabhai Patel, Jashubhai Patel, Punabhai Gamit, Virji Thumar tested Covid-19 positive ahead of Gujarat Assembly Monsoon session. They will not be able to attend the session.
  • 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 .

In pictures: Amdavad after reopening post lockdown

AMTS city buses run by AMC resume operations in limited capacity from today after over two months period of lockdown

On the first day of June, Ahmedabad witnessed vehicles queuing up at traffic signals following re-opening of government and private offices, businesses and shops after being through 68-days of different layers of lockdown.

After the first and complete Covid-19 lockdown that was imposed on March 25, the Gujarat Government from June 1, lifted most of the restrictions allowing business and social life in the State breathe easy.

The State’s decision came in after the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) gave out the guidelines for phased lifting of the nationwide lockdown – Unlock-1. However, the number of Covid-19 cases continued to surge in Gujarat with no signs of slowing down.

On Sunday, Gujarat added 438 new cases and 31 more deaths taking the total number of positive cases to 16,794 and 1,038 deaths. Of the total 16,794 cases reported in the State, 5,837 are active with 61 on ventilator and the rest being stable. So far 9,919 people have been discharged, as per the ICMR guidelines.

Ahmedabad district is the worst-affected. It added 299 cases in the 24-hours ending Sunday evening with total 842 deaths. The cases are doubling at 20 days in Ahmedabad, and the same is true for the State too.

River bridges that were closed during the lockdown period have been reopened now in Amdavad. Rickshaws are back in operation so as GSRTC and city buses. Shops barring those in micro containment areas are allowed to reopen today. Offices are functioning with most staffers present.

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