23 doctors in Gujarat succumb to coronavirus

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The death of Dr Sandip Dave, a 66-year-old senior general physician and president of Ahmedabad Family Physicians’ Association, due to Covid-19 has come as a shocker to the local medical fraternity.

Brothers kill, rob sister after Rakhi in Ahd

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City crime branch on Sunday detained two brothers Sajijul Shaikh, 40, and his younger brother Rojoali Shaikh, 27, both from Ramol, for allegedly killing their elder sister Souki alias Mira Ramswaroop Sadhu, 45, at her apartment in Sarita Residency, Ramol on Aug, 4.

Ahd mall sealed for not following Covid norms

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The solid waste department of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation on Sunday sealed the Central Mall for not following social distancing and even not forcing the customers to wear masks.

3 killed in Panchmahal house collapse incident

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Three members of a family, including a four-year-old child, were killed and one member was injured after their house collapsed due to heavy rains in Gujarat's Panchmahal district on Monday morning, police said.

Gujarat minister's brother commits suicide

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Gujarat revenue minister Kaushik Patel's younger brother Gautam Patel on Sunday morning committed suicide by hanging himself at his residence in Shilaj area of Ahmedabad.

1,101 fresh Covid cases, 23 deaths in Gujarat

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Gujarat in 24 hours ending 5pm on Saturday recorded 1,101 Covid-19 cases, taking the tally to 69,986. The state touched the 1,100-plus daily cases level again after five days. The cases included 226 from Surat, 158 from Ahmedabad, 113 from Vadodara, and 93 from Rajkot.

158 new Covid cases in Ahmedabad, five deaths

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The district reported 158 new cases on Saturday, taking its coronavirus tally to 27,745, the Gujarat health department said. Death toll due to the pandemic in the district rose to 1,630 with five new fatalities, it said.

Why delay in filing FIR in Shrey hosp fire case?

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ight innocent lives were lost by asphyxiation in the Shrey hospital ICU fire incident, but the Navrangpura police is yet to lodge an FIR. ACP, A division, L B Zala said they are waiting for the forensic report and the electrical department’s opinion.

Cov patients requiring ICU care rising in Ahd, Guj

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The official website of Ahmedabad Hospitals and Nursing Homes Association (AHNA) on Sunday evening displayed that out of 362 total ICU beds in 63 Covid-19 designated private hospitals in the city, 218 were occupied and 144 were vacant, giving the occupancy rate of 60%. However, the occupancy rate was 70.6% for the ICU beds with ventilators at 86 out of 122 available beds.

Lionesses in love leave pride sans prejudice

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For the first time, researchers have found lionesses in Gir are looking for mating partners outside their social structures. This romantic foray, researchers say, boosts the chances of survival of the cubs, which end up with a lower risk of being killed by adult males of either group. Wildlife Institute of India experts said that the inter-pride mating is a recent trend.

Gujarat minister’s brother found hanging at home

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Gujarat revenue minister Kaushik Patel’s brother Gautam Patel, 63, was found hanging in his room at his home in Shilaj on Sunday morning. No suicide note was found, police said. Bopal police have registered a case of accidental death .

Gujarat adds 1,078 new Covid cases, 25 deaths

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Surat death toll reaches 500, Vadodara 100; Active cases down at 20%

Travel agency drops lady, kid on highway at 4am

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A private travel agency has been ordered to pay a compensation of Rs 30,000 to a woman in Nadiad for dropping her and her little daughter at an unknown place on the Express Highway. From there, they had to walk 8km to reach home.

‘49,000 in Gujarat exposed to arsenic hazard’

In 55 years

Close to 49,000 people in Gujarat are exposed to arsenic levels in groundwater that exceed the WHO-mandated limit of 10 microgram per litre (ug/L). The exposure occurs either through consumption of water or while using it for irrigation.

How 3 BSc pharma, IT grads duped 1k persons

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(This story originally appeared in Ahmedabad Mirror on August 10, 2020)

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