Folk singers in Gujarat are known to be showered with cashA video has emerged on the internet showing people showering wads of cash on Gujarati folk singer Kirtidan Gadhvi during an event in Valsad, Gujarat. The incident happened on Saturday night during a special bhajan programme organised by Valsad Agniveer Gau Seva Dal. A video of the incident shared by news agency ANI shows people raining notes of 10, 20, 50 and 100 rupees on the singer during the bhajan programme.The clip shared on Twitter was captioned as, ''People showered money on singer Kirtidan Gadhvi at an event organised in Valsad, Gujarat on 11th March.''Watch the video here:#WATCH | People showered money on singer Kirtidan Gadhvi at an event organised in Valsad, Gujarat on 11th March pic.twitter.com/kH4G1KUcHo— ANI (@ANI) March 12, 2023The video shows the singer performing while sitting on a podium along with other musicians. Meanwhile, the audience showers him with piles of cash. The entire stage can be seen covered with currency notes. The practice of showering money during mehfils or musical evenings is not uncommon. Notably, folk singers in Gujarat are known to be showered with cash when they perform at any event. Apparently, as part of the event's tradition, those attending it shower notes on the singer and the amount collected are used for a social cause."The event was organised to raise funds to serve the cows, which are unwell and can't move. All the money goes to charity," Mr Gadhvi told ANI.PromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.comThis is not the first time when people rained lakhs of cash at bhajan programmes. In December 2022, Mr Gadhvi was showered with notes worth Rs 50 lakh at a bhajan program in Gujarat's Navsari village. Similar videos also surfaced in 2017 and 2018.Featured Video Of The DayOscars 2023: The Moment Naatu Naatu Won Best Original Song
A part of the building caved in during the incident.Valsad, Gujarat: Two persons were killed, and two others injured after a sudden explosion in a Pharma company followed by a massive fire in Gujarat's Valsad district on Monday night.As per officials, a sudden explosion happened in Van Petrochem Pharma Company in Sarigam GIDC Chemical Zone of Valsad district.A part of the building caved in during the incident.The injured persons were immediately rushed to a nearby hospital.Fire tenders also were pressed into the service after receiving information about the incident. However, the firefighters could not use water to douse the fire, as they were unaware of the chemical, that engineered the blast before the blaze."We received a call that a fire had broke out. Till now two bodies have been found. Two people are admitted to the hospital. When I reached here with the firefighters there was no security personnel. We cannot start the fire fighting operation as we are not sure, which chemical is there, which has caused the fire," Rahul Murari, firefighter Sarigam said."Two died and two people were injured in a blast that occurred at a company in Sarigam GIDC around 11.30 pm yesterday night," Vijay Singh Gurjar, SP, Valsaid said, adding that the rescue operation has been stopped temporarily, which will be to be resumed in the morning.PromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.comThe reason behind the blast and the condition of workers, inside the factory, is yet to be ascertained. Further information is awaited.(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)Featured Video Of The DayPhoto War Between BJP, Akhilesh Yadav's Party Over Prayagraj Shootout
AHMEDABAD: For the fourth consecutive day, the maximum temperature in the city remained above 37 degrees celsius. The maximum temperature on Monday was 37.2 degrees, 5.5 degrees higher than the normal range. Likewise, the minimum temperature was 0.9 degrees higher than normal at 16 degrees celsius.However, it was a small respite from 38.2 degrees celsius the city recorded on Sunday - the highest maximum temperature for February since 1990. At least five cities or towns recorded the maximum temperature for February, ushering in the summer season with possibly high temperatures.However, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) officials mentioned there would be some respite from Tuesday onwards. A fall in maximum temperature by 2-3 degrees celsius is expected during the next 4-5 days over the region. Likewise, there would be no significant change in the minimum temperatures for the next 4-5 days.At a maximum temperature of 39 degrees celsius, Amreli recorded the highest temperature in the state, followed by 38.4 degrees celsius in Surendranagar and 38 degrees celsius in Valsad.
AHMEDABAD: At 37.7°C, the maximum temperature in Ahmedabad remained high on Saturday. The temperature was 6.9°C higher than normal. On the other hand, the minimum temperature at 14.5°C was 0.2 degrees lower than normal. Thus, the mixed season continued in city with difference in day and night temperatures at 23.2 degrees.According to IMD, the maximum temperature is likely to be in the range of 37-39°C in parts of North Gujarat, Saurashtra and Kutch regions during next two days. Minimum temperature is likely to be constant for three days after which there could be a drop by 2-3 degrees during subsequent two days. tnn
PUNE: According to the Indian Meteorological Department's forecast on Friday, the maximum temperatures in many parts of Gujarat state and Maharashtra-Goa-Karnataka coasts are likely to range between 37-39°C over the next three days. Meanwhile, minimum temperatures are expected to gradually rise by 2-3°C over most parts of Northwest and Central India over the next five days.In East India, minimum temperatures are very likely to increase by 2-3°C over many parts, with no significant changes thereafter.On February 16, maximum temperatures were significantly above normal (5.1°C or more) at most places over Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan, at many places over Gujarat region, and at a few places over Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan & Muzaffarabad, Uttarakhand, Konkan & Goa and Coastal Karnataka. They were also appreciably above normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at a few places over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, and at isolated places over Vidarbha, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim and Assam & Meghalaya, as stated in the IMD bulletin.
SURAT: A fire broke out in an industrial unit in Umargam GIDC of Valsad on Saturday. Four fire tenders and a team of around 40 fire jawans and police are working to control the fire. No casualty is reported in the incident till now.A fire was reported in a unit of Sohoni Metal Craft on Saturday night. The fire fighting teams from Umargam GIDC, Sarigam GIDC, Vapi and Daman were called.#Gujarat : Massive fire breaks out in a factory in #Umargam. Fire tenders at the spot, efforts to douse the fire un… https://t.co/Y3k4xihd1Y— TOI Ahmedabad (@TOIAhmedabad) 1675527252000"The fire fighting is continuing and fire fighters are called from neighbouring locations as well. We are working to control the fire," said a district administration official."No casualties have been reported till now. The fire fighting teams are ensuring that the fire does not spread further," said a police officer.
SURAT: A 22-year-old man was convicted and sentenced to death by a special court under the Protection of Children From Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act — for the rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl in February 2020 in Vapi of Gujarat's Valsad district — on Monday . The minor was found hanging in her home and the accused attempted to stage a scene of a suicide. However, the postmortem examination and police investigation proved that she was sexually assaulted, sodomised and then strangled to death.The court of special judge for POCSO cases, K J Modi, convicted and sentenced Pradip Rajesh alias Rajendra alias Rameshwar Gupta, a labourer and native of Bihar, to be hanged till death for rape and murder of the minor. The court ordered compensation of Rs 17 lakh to be paid to the family of the deceased girl.Gupta sexually assaulted the minor, a class IV student, when she was alone at her home in Vapi on February 7, 2020. She was found hanging from the ceiling fan with a dupatta in the afternoon.Police suspected it to be a murder when they noticed injury marks on her neck. "It was later confirmed by doctors in a preliminary examination during postmortem that she was strangulated. Further medical examination revealed that she was sexually assaulted and subjected to unnatural sex as well," said Anil Tripathi, district government pleader, Valsad.(The victim's identity has not been revealed to protect her privacy as per Supreme Court directives on cases related to sexual assault.)
Gandhinagar: During the fortnight-long drive against unscrupulous moneylenders, cases were filed against 1,026 of whom 635 have been arrested, the state government said in a statement on Tuesday.The statement added that during the drive, police officers conducted 1,288 ‘lok darbars’ (public hearings) across the state, urging people to come forward and file complaints against unscrupulous moneylenders.The statement said 622 FIRs were filed in the past fortnight against 1,026 such moneylenders during the special drive, of whom 635 persons were arrested by police.The release cited the instance of a woman from Valsad in South Gujarat, who had to borrow money from a moneylender to repay interest on a loan from another moneylender. The moneylenders took her mobile phone, moped and told her to give them blank cheques. tnn
The Gujarat Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Tuesday specified districts under the six zones for which it declared the working presidents earlier this month, in addition to announcing a new zone with its working president. The Saurashtra zone earlier under Jagamal Vala has been divided into two- Saurashtra west and Saurashtra east. Saurashtra West is under the presidency of Jagmal Vala, and Saurashtra east is given a new working president, Raju Solanki. This is being done for the “better organisation” of the party, AAP sources said.Further the party has specified the districts under the seven zones. In north Gujarat, there are Banaskantha, Sabarkantha, Aravalli, Patan and Mehsana. In the Kutch, there are Kutch and Morbi, in Saurashtra east- Bhavnagar, Botad, Surendranagar, in Saurashtra west, Gir Somnath, Junagadh, Dwarka, Amreli, Rajkot and Jamnagar. In Central zone, there are Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, Kheda and Anand, in South zone, Mahisagar, Panchmahal, Dahod, Chhota Udepur, Narmada, Bharuch, Tapi, Dang, Valsad, and in Surat Zone, are Vadodara and Surat. ens
At least 14 cities and districts in the state including Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar, reported temperatures below 10 degrees celsius Monday as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted cold wave conditions in Gujarat till January 18.Naliya in Kutch reported the lowest minimum temperature of two degree Celsius, falling by 8 degrees below normal temperature, which was 1.4 degrees C on Sunday – the lowest in last decade.“The cold wave conditions are very likely to prevail at isolated pockets in the districts of Saurashtra including Rajkot and Porbandar along with Kutch district,” stated the IMD. On Monday as the cold winds prevailed over the state, several centres recorded minimum temperature below 10 degrees Celsius. The state capital of Gandhinagar reported the second lowest minimum temperature at 5.3 degrees Celsius, Porbandar at 6.2 degrees Celsius (8 degrees below normal), Dahod at 6.7 degrees Celsius, Deesa at 7 degrees Celsius (3 degrees below normal), Panchmahal and Patan at 7.1, Jamnagar 7.3, Rajkot 7.3 (5 degrees below normal temperature), Ahmedabad and Bhuj were at 7.6 (5 and 2 degrees below normal, respectively), Valsad at 7.7 degree Celsius, Narmada 8 and Kandla 9.1 (5 degrees below normal temperature). Minimum temperatures at other centres were Vadodara at 10.4, Bhavnagar at 10, Chhota Udepur at 10.1, Dwarka at 13, Sasan Gir 12.5, Surat 12.2 and Veraval at 12.5 degree Celsius. The daytime temperatures too reported a fall ranging from 2 to 4 degrees below normal. The lowest maximum temperature in the state was recorded at Okha (23 degrees Celsius) and the highest was at Valsad (30.2 degrees Celsius).Also, Okha reported the highest minimum temperature of 17.8 degrees Celsius in the state. Elaborating on the current weather phenomeon and the forecast, IMD regional director Manorama Mohanty told this The Indian Express, “Temperatures will rise by 2-4 degrees from Wednesday and after three to four days it will be normal. Due to the Western Disturbance (WD) which when crosses and reaches towards East, the Northerly winds carry all cold wave from the North resulting in cold wave conditions in Gujarat. Similarly, when a WD approaches, temperature rises.”Two western disturbances-first from the night of January 18 followed by the second from the night of January 20-are likely to affect the western Himalayan region in quick succession, the IMD said on Monday. Under the influence of these two systems, the IMD stated that there will be some relief from the cold wave conditions witnessed in the Northwest India.
Bharatiya Janata Party’s Scheduled Tribe (ST) Morcha on Monday handed over a memorandum to the district superintendent of police of the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli (DNH) demanding strict punishment to those behind the death of a 9-year-old boy who went missing from Silvassa. According to police, the boy Chaita Ganeshbhai Kohla, a resident of Sayali village near Silvassa, the headquarter of DNH, went missing from outside his house on December 29. His father Ganesh Kohla reported the matter to Silvassa police station the same day. Police carried a search in vain. On January 3, the mutilated body of the boy, without head and right leg, was found in a canal at Karvad village in Vapi taluka of Valsad district. The missing parts were found at a burial site in Sayali village on January 5, after which villagers and family members of the boy alleged that he was a victim of witchcraft. On Monday, BJP ST Morcha of DNH handed a memorandum to District Superintendent of Police RP Meena, demanding arrest of the accused and strict punishment to them. In the memorandum, they alleged that the boy from the Warli tribal community was killed for witchcraft activities. President of BJP ST Cell of DNH and Daman Diu, Ramesh Kadu, said, “We have come across stories of witchcraft activities. We demand that the accused be brought to book and strictly punished… It has been days but there was no breakthrough in the case.”DNH (Dadra and Nagar Haveli) Superintendent of Police RP Meena said police are investigatin the case.
Ahmedabad: Gujarat batting came a cropper for the second time in the match as they lost their Ranji Trophy Elite Group D match to Punjab in Valsad by 380 runs. Chasing a mammoth 519-run target to win, Gujarat were bundled out for a paltry 138. A battling knock of unbeaten 74 by Manan Hingrajia only delayed the inevitable as the first-innings tormentor Baltej Singh claimed three wickets even before Gujarat had a run on the board. In the absence of injured skipper Priyank Panchal, Gujarat batters showed no apetite to fight. As many as six batters failed to open their account and the team was bundled out in just 35.4 overs. Apart from Manan, only Priyesh Patel (37) and Karan Patel (25) could reach the double figures.Baltej took four for 38, finishing the match with incredible figures of 11 for 66. Himachal secure big first-innings lead over BarodaCenturies by Prashant Chopra and Ankit Kalsi helped Himachal Pradesh took control of their Ranji Trophy Elite Group A match against Baroda in Vadodara. At the stumps on Day Three, Himachal were 556 for six, already 201 runs ahead of Baroda’s first innings of 355.Resuming from their overnight score of 223 for one, Himachal lost their second wicket at 308 as Chopra (159) fell to Bhargav Bhatt. Kalsi (145) and Amit Kumar (81) further consolidated the innings and Praveen Thakur was unbeaten at 47 at the stumps.
Surat: As part of its youth and food festival organized on the campus, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University (VNSGU) authorities have attempted to highlight the culture of south Gujarat through the food and talent of the varsity’s students. The food festival that started from December 31 will end on January 8. From Wednesday, cultural competitions as part of the annual festival will add colours to the fest that has installed multiple stalls of tribal groups from Dang, Tapi, Valsad and Navsari displaying their tribal art and food. Due to the variety of food including some rare tribal dishes, the festival is attracting many. Along with food stalls, students from different departments of the university are also offering various activities to visitors in their own stalls. Students of the department of journalism and mass communication are offering a game of luck in which a participant has to pay a specific fee and pick up a ball from a box through a narrow hole. If a specific number is found the participant will get a reward as per the number declared on a noticeboard. The varsity has also given handicap artist Manoj Bhingare a platform to display his paintings that he does with his mouth and legs. Bhingare lost both his hands at about 10 years of age but learnt the art and became independent.“It is a wonderful initiative by the students and university. I am surprised to see how nicely various tribal groups from across south Gujarat have been brought together,” said Nandini Agarwal, a visitor.
SURAT: After visiting the neighbouring Union Territories of Diu, Daman, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and also Maharashtra on New Year's Eve, as many as 1990 revellers drove straight inside Valsad police station to ring in the New Year on Sunday. The numbers of tipplers caught under prohibition Act on Saturday and Sunday crossed that of the past year. The cases include liquor consumption, possession and drink and drive.Till late on Saturday evening, Valsad police arrested over 1,400 people on the checkposts installed across the border areas. This figure was almost equal to the total number of tipplers caught in two days at the start of 2022. Cops started organizing massive operations against drunk driving six years ago and every year the numbers have only been going north. The department started the drive to prevent road accidents from drunk driving.Valsad shares border with the UTs and Maharashtra where liquor is openly available. A large number of people visit these places to enjoy New Year parties as the UTs are popular getaways for its beaches, resorts, hotels, and restaurants and serve liquor almost half the price compared to Maharashtra.To nab the drunk commuters, the police set up 39 check-posts, of which 32 are on the state border. Police formed 14 raiding teams to check at different locations.Police kept the large number of accused in community halls and pandals. Police used 10 buses and police vans to transfer the accused to police stations. Total 60 breath analysers and 147 body worn cameras were used. At a few locations CCTV cameras were also used for the vigil.
SURAT: Even before midnight on December 31 Valsad police arrested around 1,400 tipplers and are still counting even as their own personnel strength totals to 1,100 only. The numbers are likely to increase further as the drive will continue till Sunday morning. The police had arrested 1,422 between December 31, 2020 and January 1, 2021. Police started organizing massive operations against drunk persons six years ago and every year the numbers are increasing. Police started the drive to prevent road accidents due to drunk driving. Valsad shares a border with Union Territory of Diu, Daman, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Maharashtra where liquor is available. Hundreds more are likely to return after midnight. To avoid the New Year night rush a number of people visit the UT one or two days in advance."We have already arrested 1,400 and the drive is continuing. Police will deal with offenders strictly," said Rajdeepsinh Jhala, superintendent of police, Valsad. A large number of people enter dry state Gujarat after celebrating New Year parties in the neighbouring UT and state. Further the UT is popular among tipplers due beaches, resorts, hotels, restaurants and almost half price of liquor compared to Maharashtra. Arresting, testing and shifting the accused to jail or releasing them on bail has become a massive operation for cops. To arrest the drunk commuters police set up 39 check posts of which 32 are on the state border. Police formed 14 raiding teams to keep on moving at different locations.Police are keeping the arrested accused in community halls and where there are no community hall pandals have been erected to accommodate the accused.
The luxury bus was going from Surat to Valsad.New Delhi: Nine people died and 29 were injured in a horrific crash between a bus and an SUV car in Gujarat's Navsari district early on Saturday morning. A bus full of people returning from the Pramukh Swami Maharaj Shatabdi Mahotsav event from Surat rammed into a Toyota Fortuner car on the Navsari national highway number 48 after the driver suffered a heart attack and lost control of the vehicle. He was taken to a hospital for treatment, where he died. Eight of the nine occupants of the car died, and 29 people in the bus were injured. 11 were taken to a private hospital. The luxury bus was going from Surat to Valsad.Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed grief, and announced compensation for the victims."Pained by the loss of lives due to a road accident in Navsari. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. I hope the injured recover soon. An ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh from PMNRF would be given to the next of kin of each deceased. Those injured would be given Rs. 50,000," he tweeted.Pained by the loss of lives due to a road accident in Navsari. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. I hope the injured recover soon. An ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh from PMNRF would be given to the next of kin of each deceased. Those injured would be given Rs. 50,000: PM Modi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) December 31, 2022The accident occurred near Vesma village, while the SUV was coming from the opposite direction, Navsari Superintendent of Police (SP) Rushikesh Upadhyay said.Those travelling in the SUV were residents of Ankleshwar in Gujarat, and they were on their way back to their hometown from Valsad, Mr Upadhyay said, adding that the passengers of the bus were from Valsad.Union Home Minister Amit Shah condoled the deaths in a Twitter post.PromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.com"The road accident in Gujarat's Navsari is heartbreaking. My condolences to those who have lost their families in this tragedy. May God give them the strength to bear the pain. The local administration is giving immediate treatment to the injured, praying for their speedy recovery," he tweeted in Gujarati.ગુજરાતના નવસારીમાં થયેલ સડક દુર્ઘટના હૃદયદ્રાવક છે. આ દુર્ઘટનામાં જેમણે પોતાના પરિજનો ગુમાવ્યા છે તેમના પ્રત્યે સંવેદના વ્યક્ત કરું છું. ભગવાન તેમને દુ:ખ સહન કરવાની શક્તિ આપે. સ્થાનિક વહીવટીતંત્ર ઘાયલોને તાત્કાલિક સારવાર આપી રહ્યું છે, તેઓની ઝડપથી સ્વસ્થ થવાની પ્રાર્થના કરુ છું.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) December 31, 2022The crash led to traffic disruption on the highway, after which the police got the bus removed from the road using a crane and traffic resumed as usual.PM Modi had addressed the inaugural function of the Pramukh Swami Maharaj Shatabdi Mahotsav in Ahmedabad on December 14. In this programme, I can see every aspect of India's vibrancy and diversity. I want to appreciate the saints and seers for thinking of a programme of this nature and at such a scale. People from all over the world are coming to pay homage to HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj Ji: PM Modi pic.twitter.com/fVeJCfTxad— PMO India (@PMOIndia) December 14, 2022The event started on December 15, and is scheduled to go on till January 15, 2023.
SURAT: At least nine people died in a road accident involving an SUV and a private passenger bus near Parthan village of Navsari on national highway 48 during early hours on Saturday. Eight deceased were in Toyota Fortuner that crashed into the bus jumping over the road divider. The bus driver too died in the accident. Total 27 bus passengers suffered injuries and they are admitted in different hospitals at Navsari, Valsad and Surat.From the destroyed SUV police suspect that the vehicle was over speeding and the driver lost control over the steering. The SUV was going towards Ankleshwar and all the deceased were from the industrial city. The bus was going towards Valsad and the passengers were from Kolak village.Read AlsoRishabh Pant accident: The cricketer 'fell asleep' while drivingIndia's star wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant fell asleep while driving, which caused his car to collide with a divider on the Narsan border of Roorkee, near Hammadpur Jhal, in Uttarakhand, the police said on Friday. Pant was travelling from Delhi to Roorkee. The cricketer suffered injuries on hisAmong the deceased Mayur Vavaiya, Pragnesh Vekariya, Dharmesh Sheladiya, Jaydeep Pethani, Jaydeep Godhani, Navneet Bhadiyadara, Jagdish Dudhat, Nitin Patil were in the SUV while Ganesh Tandel, was bus driver.The bus passengers were returning from Pramukh Swami Shatabdi Mahotsav in Ahmedabad. Police are gathering details about the deceased in the SUV."The road accident in Navsari, Gujarat is heart-wrenching. My condolences to those who have lost their families in this incident. The local administration is providing immediate treatment to the injured, praying for their speedy recovery," tweeted union home minister Amit Shah.
Gujarat reported six new cases of Covid-19 of which two are from Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, and one each from Gandhinagar, Kheda, Kutch and Vadodara Municipal Corporation, according to the government health bulletin of Wednesday.Meanwhile, Health Minister Rushikesh Patel said that 34 oxygen tanks with a capacity of 314 Metric Ton are operational in the state.Giving details about the availability of oxygen in the state hospitals, Patel Wednesday said, “The state has 237 Metric Ton capacity PSA, the plant which has the capacity to extract oxygen from the air and store it. As many as 24 Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) tanks in the state with a capacity of 164 Metric Ton and 10 oxygen tanks with a capacity of 15 Metric Ton are operational. Thus a total of 34 oxygen tanks with a capacity of 314 MT are operational.”He added that successful mock drill was conducted Tuesday at 2,314 places in the state — 403 Community Health Centres (CHCs), sub division hospitals and taluka hospitals, 1,584 Primary Health Centres (PHCs) and Health Wellness Centers and 240 private hospitals- in all 33 districts.Meanwhile, a 25-year-old textile businessman of Surat tested Covid-19 positive Wednesday. He has been told to undergo home quarantine after his condition was found to be stable. The businessman had been to Dubai and landed in Surat recently.Surat Municipal Corporation Deputy Health Commissioner Dr. Ashish Naik said, “The last Covid case reported from Surat was on December 7. The health condition of the patient is stable, and he has been kept under home quarantine under the direct supervision of our officials. We have sent his samples to Gujarat Biotechnology Research Center in Gandhinagar for genome sequencing and we are awaiting the reports.”“ The textile businessman had taken both doses of Covid-19 vaccine. We have also carried out a Covid test of all his four family members and they have tested negative,” he added.According to Naik, the health teams of the Surat civic body had carried out 850 Covid tests, out of which 700 are of RT-PCR and 150 is of RAT.“Not a single positive case has come up. We have also started the random testing of 2 per cent of international passengers landing at Surat airport. Presently, three flights in a week come from Sharjah to Surat,” Naik added.Valsad district also registered a Covid-19 case of a 32-year-old man resident of Panera village, on Tuesday. He has been admitted to GMERS Medical college where his condition is reported to be stable.Sources in the Valsad district health department said that they have sent samples of the patient for genome sequencing at Gandhinagar Gujarat Biotechnology Research C entre and are waiting for the reports. His family members were also tested for Covid-19 and they are negative.At least sixty samples have been sent for genome sequencing in the new surge so far.
AHMEDABAD: Consumer sentiment is in top gear in the rural areas of Gujarat that account for 55% of car sales in the state this year. The sales in the state have surpassed pre-Covid peak with 3.54 lakh new cars registered in 2022 compared to 3.04 lakh in 2019. Of these, 1.97 lakh units were sold in the rural areas compared to 1.65 lakh in 2019. The remaining 1.57 lakh were sold in urban areas in 2022. The trend reflects the greater spending capacity of rural households, the desire for upward mobility and the improving rural-urban connectivity in the state.Among major cities, Ahmedabad city registered a growth of 13% over units sold in 2019, but Surat registered a decline of 10% while Vadodara saw a marginal increase of 3.29%. In contrast, the rural areas were clearly in the driver's seat in the northward journey of automobile sales - Bavla sold 11,158 cars this year, registering a 42% increase compared to pre-Covid sales; the figures were 7,872 and 7,695 in 2019 and 2018 respectively. Botad recorded a 55% surge. Valsad too sold 11,690 units in 2022 against 8,692 in 2019 and 9,542 in 2018. According to an official at the Regional Transport Office, 6.74 lakh cars were sold in Gandhinagar over two years (2021 and 2022) compared to 6.35 lakh cars in 2019 and 2018 (pre-Covid).He attributed the trend to inadequate public transport in cities and rural areas and the lower road fatality risk for four-wheeler users compared to two-wheeler riders.An official based in Saurashtra said that Khambhaliya, Junagadh, Jamnagar and Porbandar are also witnessing an encouraging growth in sales. "Higher cash inflows for farmers on account of good crop harvests and incentives for farm mechanizations had led to an increase in tractor sales. Now, these farmers are getting their own cars as well," he said.
AHMEDABAD: In order to carry out the work of launching of girders for construction of road over-bridge between Vapi and Udvada stations, a block will be taken on UP & DOWN lines from 11.45am to 1.15pm on Saturday, 24th December. Due to this block, a few Western Railway trains will be regulated.As per the press release issued by the Western Railway, the details of these trains are as under:1. Train No. 12926 Amritsar – Mumbai Central Paschim Express will be regulated by 01.15 hour.2. Train No. 22954 Ahmedabad – Mumbai Central Gujarat Express will be regulated by 40 minutes.3. Train No 12494 Nizammudin - Pune AC Express will be regulated by 40 minutes.4. Train No. 09154 Valsad – Umargam Road MEMU will be regulated by 01.00 hours.5. Train No. 19015 Dadar – Porbandar Saurashtra Express will be regulated by 40 minutes.6. Train No. 09153 Umargam Road – Valsad MEMU will be regulated by 20 minutes.
SURAT/VADODARA: The semblance of winter chill experienced in the state gave way to wet weather as several parts of Gujarat received drizzles to moderate rain on Wednesday under the impact of Cyclone Mandous residual effect. As predicted, the southern Gujarat districts of Dang, Valsad, and parts of Bharuch, witnessed sporadic rainfall. The wet weather left farmers growing vegetables and fruits a worried lot. Rain in Hansot, Bharuch Light drizzles were reported in Surat and parts of Ahmedabad cities even as cloudy weather prevailed throughout the day. Visitors in the state's only hill station Saputara experienced drizzles along with cold. Due to rainy weather, outdoor activities were hampered in Saputara. In Bharuch's Hansot taluka, the unseasonal rain left a large number of farmers brooding over their vegetable crops Several roads in Hansot town were soaked with continuous rainfall. In most parts of central Gujarat, the sky remained overcast for a better part of the day on Wednesday. Light showers were witnessed in the Naswadi and Kawant villages in Chhota Udepur district. Isolated drizzle also took place in Tilakwada taluka in Narmada district. While no rain was reported in Anand, Panchmahal, Mahisagar, Dahod and Vadodara districts, the district administration in Dahod advised farmers in the district to cover any food grains stored by them in wake of the possibility of rain. The forecast by India Meteorological Department (IMD) stated: "Light rain is very likely at isolated places in the districts Ahmedabad, Kheda, Anand, Mahisagar, Aravalli, Tapi, Dang, Surat, Narmada, Navsari, Valsad and in Daman, Dadra Nagar Haveli, Botad, Rajkot, Amreli, Gir-Somnath and Junagadh." Residents of Ahmedabad were also caught unawares in the afternoon as drizzles soaked several parts. Several parts of Bhavnagar and Amreli districts also recorded rainfall.
SURAT: Amid a bitter stand-off between Maharashtra and Karnataka over the inclusion of villages in each other's states, 50 tribal hamlets located in Nashik district bordering Gujarat have demanded that they be included in the state. The villagers have formed a Seema Sangharsh Samiti (SSS) which is fighting for over 50,000 people who wish to be included in Gujarat citing better social and road infrastructure. Recently, the SSS submitted a memorandum to the district officials in Vansda of Navsari district with their demands. "In case of a medical emergency, we prefer to come to Vansda or Dharampur which are closest. As roads are good, we can reach these towns faster than our district headquarter Nashik, which is 100 km from my village. It also takes a lot of time due to the poor condition of roads," said Hemant Waghere, a farmer from Champawadi village. Vansda or Dharampur is approximately 40 km from these villages. The majority of the villages are part of Surgana taluka of Nashik which is geographically located between the Dang and Kaprada region of Valsad district and Gujarat towns are closer to them compared to their Nashik. "In case of a complicated delivery or critical illness, it becomes matter of life and death as we do not have good hospitals in there and have to depend upon facilities in Vansda or Dharampur. There are neither MBBS nor MD doctors in our area," added Waghere. Chintaman Gavit, president of SSS, "Apart from health facilities, the villagers complain of bad roads, insufficient electricity, and poor education infrastructure. We do not get adequate electricity supply, forcing us to live in the dark. There are no good schools and extremely bad roads hamper our growth." Gavit said around 50,000 people of this tribal region are also dependent on Gujarat towns for regular household purchases. "Due to our protest, local officials and leaders held meetings with us and assured action, but we will intensify our movement if our demands are not met," he added.
Four ministers in the previous Gujarat cabinet, who won in the recently concluded Gujarat Assembly elections but were dropped from the present council of ministers, said that they will concentrate on pending public works in their constituency and will start working for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.The ministers are BJP MLAs Jitu Chaudhary from Kaprada seat of Valsad district, who was the minister of state in Water resources and water supply, Naresh Patel from Gandevi seat in Navsari district who was the minister of tribal development, food and civil supplies, Purnesh Modi from Surat West seat who was the minister of Tourism, pilgrimage developments and civil aviation), and Veenubhai Moradiya from Katargam seat of Surat city w ho was the minister of state for urban development and urban housing).Talking to The Indian Express, Chaudhary said, “I have no grudges against party leaders and I wholly accept their decision for not inducting me into the new cabinet. The top brass of the party might have thought something else for me. My work as state minister was appreciated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”Adding that he would work to build check dams in hilly areas of his constituency and improve water distribution network for farmers, he said, “I will also work to ensure better mobile connectivity in Kaprada.”Expressing satisfaction that he was part of the previous cabinet, Purnesh Modi said, “It is the party’s decision to select ministers… I will work on pending development works in my constituency. We will also start working for the upcoming 2024 Lok Sabha polls.”Claiming that he would focus on development works in his constituency, Veenu Moradiya said, “The party has given me many opportunities… I have worked a lot and could not spare time for my parents… now I can spend some time for family…”
AHMEDABAD: With change in weather, the city and state at large will experience a warm winter even as half of December month will be over by the middle of the week. On Sunday, the maximum temperature was 30.5 degrees celsius, and minimum 14.6 degrees — both slightly higher than normal. ‘Rise in minimum temperatures by 2-4 degrees celsius during next 3-4 days very likely over the region,’ mentioned the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast, adding that Ahmedabad may have minimum temperature of 16 degrees on Monday. Across Gujarat, none of the weather stations recorded 10 degrees or below temperatures with Naliya remaining the coldest place at 11.4 degrees. On the other hand, Okha had minimum temperature of 10.8 degrees. From December 13 onwards, light rains are expected in parts of South Gujarat according to IMD forecast. As the remnants of cyclone Mandous will travel northwestwards, Dang, Tapi, Valsad Surat, Narmada, Navsari, etc. will get light rains. The phenomenon will further stall the winds from north, said experts.
Paresh Rawal has been called in for questioning on December 12.New Delhi: Actor Paresh Rawal has been called for questioning by the Kolkata Police over his comments on Bengalis made at an election rally in Gujarat. Kolkata Police has asked Paresh Rawal to be present on Monday.The complaint against Paresh Rawal was filed by former Member of Parliament and CPI(M) leader Md Salim. Md Salim wanted Paresh Rawal to be charged under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including for promoting enmity, intentional insult, public mischief etc.While campaigning for the ruling BJP, Paresh Rawal said the people of Gujarat would tolerate inflation but not "Bangladeshis and Rohingya" next door and used a "cooking fish" stereotype that has incensed Bengalis."Gas cylinders are expensive, but their price will come down. People will get employment too. But what will happen if Rohingya migrants and Bangladeshis start living around you, like in Delhi? What will you do with gas cylinders? Cook fish for the Bengalis?" Paresh Rawal had said last week in Valsad.Paresh Rawal's comments created a storm in West Bengal with the ruling Trinamool Congress taking strong objection to his outburst.Though the veteran actor made an effort to explain his comments with a qualified apology but ended up aggravating the row by claiming that he meant "illegal Bangladeshis and Rohingya" when he used the word "Bengalis".The action against Paresh Rawal comes on a day Trinamool Congress spokesperson Saket Gokhale was arrested for alleging that PM Modi's visit to Gujarat's Morbi in November cost the state government ₹ 30 crore, far more than the compensation given to victims of the bridge collapse.PromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.com
Paresh Rawal's comments on Bengalis has led to massive backlash in the state.Kolkata: Actor Paresh Rawal has landed in a huge controversy with his viral comments on Bengalis while campaigning in Gujarat for the ruling BJP.While the ruling Trinamool Congress in Bengal has hit out at actor Paresh Rawal for his distasteful comments, former Member of Parliament and CPI(M) leader Md Salim has filed a complaint with the police.At a rally, Paresh Rawal said the people of Gujarat would tolerate inflation but not "Bangladeshis and Rohingya" next door and used a "cooking fish" stereotype that has incensed Bengalis.Mr. Salim has written to the Taltala Police Station in Kolkata asking them to treat his complaint as an FIR and prosecute the actor as his comments is generating adverse opinion against Bengalis."A large number of Bengalis reside outside the limits of the state. I apprehend many of them will be prejudicially targeted and affected because of the vicious remarks made by Paresh Rawal," Md. Salim says in his letter to the police.Md Salim wants Paresh Rawal to be charged under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including for promoting enmity, intentional insult, public mischief etc.Paresh Rawal's comments on Bengalis has created a storm in West Bengal with the ruling Trinamool Congress taking strong objection to his outburst.Though the veteran actor made an effort to explain his comments with a qualified apology but ended up aggravating the row by claiming that he meant "illegal Bangladeshis and Rohingya" when he used the word "Bengalis".Many saw it as "hate speech" attacking Bengalis. Others described it as "xenophobic dog-whistling" against the Bangladeshi and Rohingya.PromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.com"So once again the politics of violence, hate, and division is out in the open. Renowned actor Mr. Paresh Rawal who is a member of the BJP, remarked about cooking fish for the Bengalis. I think this was utterly distasteful and a very insensitive remark. The BJP and the union government is unable to tackle the rising prices of gas cylinders, and also the inflation. But they turn around the problem and directed it this time to the Bengalis and their habit of eating fish," Shashi Panja, who holds the portfolios of Industries, Commerce & Enterprises and Department of Women and Child Development and Social Welfare in West Bengal, said."Very unfortunate. So now you are targeting Bengal, because as everybody remembers, you could not win in the 2021 assembly elections. You are yet to digest the defeat. You are unable to assimilate the mandate of the people. So now you are attacking Bengali food habits. People in Bengal, who live together with everybody will not take this lying down. The All-India Trinamool Congress once again condemns such kinds of statements, the statements of Paresh Rawal." Dr Shashi Panja added.Featured Video Of The DayVideo: Bus Rams Several Vehicles After Driver Has Heart Attack, 2 Dead
The Kolkata police have booked actor-politician Paresh Rawal over his controversial ‘cook fish for Bengalis’ remark following a complaint by CPI (M) leader and West Bengal state secretary Mohammed Salim, who accused Rawal of making the speech “to provoke riots” and “destroy the harmony between Bengali community and other communities across the country”.Last week, speaking at a rally in Gujarat’s Valsad, Rawal had said, “Gas cylinders are expensive, but their price will come down. People will get employment too. But what will happen if Rohingya migrants and Bangladeshis start living around you, like in Delhi? What will you do with gas cylinders? Cook fish for the Bengalis?” Rawal said. After his speech went viral and was criticised, Rawal had apologised.After Salim submitted a complaint against Rawal at the Taltala police station on December 1, a case was registered under sections 153 (wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot), 153A (whoever deliberately or wantonly causes or provokes any riot), 153B (imputation, assertions prejudicial to national integration), 504 (intentional interest with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 505 (with intent to cause, or which is likely to cause) of the Indian Penal Code.“…the innuendo and/or insinuation made in the speech as regards all Bengalis being foreigners and/or illegal immigrants is bound to arouse feelings of hatred, ill will amongst other communities against Bengalis. In fact, comments made on social media in regard to the said provocative post show that the said video is generating a lot of adverse opinion against Bengalis,” the complaint says. “A large number of Bengalis reside outside the limits of the state. I apprehend that many of them will be prejudicially targeted and/affected because of the vicious remarks made by Paresh Rawal,” it further adds.
AIUDF Supremo and Lok Sabha MP from Assam Badruddin Ajmal has apologised for his remarks purportedly targeting the Hindu community, and said he was ‘ashamed’ of the controversy it stoked, even as police complaints were lodged against him across the state.He, however, maintained that his comments were twisted and he had not targeted any community.Ajmal’s political detractors were however quick to link his remarks to the Gujarat Assembly poll and alleged that the AIUDF chief was toeing the BJP line to “rescue” the right-wing party, which is seeking to retain power in the western state.The TMC burnt his effigy here, alleging collusion with the saffron party as the reason behind Ajmal’s controversial remarks. The BJP, however, distanced itself from Ajmal, whose party sits in the Opposition in the state.“I have not targeted any individual, nor used the term ‘Hindu’. I didn’t want to break anyone’s heart,” he told reporters at Hojai Railway Station in central Assam.“But it became an issue and I am sorry for it, I am ashamed of it. It shouldn’t have happened with a senior person like me,” Ajmal said on Saturday, while claiming that his comments were “twisted”.On police cases against him over the issue, the Dhubri MP downplayed it and said “police cases push politicians’ graph upwards”.“Many Hindu leaders speak daily against Muslims, but we haven’t filed cases against them,” he added.He said equal development and rights for everyone was at the core of his comments, which were given a different tone.Ajmal in an interview to a media house on Friday had commented on women and Hindu men as well as Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, purportedly as a response to Sarma’s remarks on ‘love jihad’.The AIDUF chief, who is revered as a ‘Maulana’, courted controversy by reportedly advising Hindus to marry young to produce more children like Muslims.The Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) filed police complaints against the AIUDF chief in different parts of the state on Saturday.It’s state vice-president Dulu Ahmed filed the complaint at Hatigaon police station here, while similar complaints were also filed in Hailakandi and Dhubri.The police confirmed receiving the complaint and said investigation has been started in the matter.Ahmed demanded immediate action against Ajmal for his comments as it has led to “widespread reaction and could ignite communal violence”.Criticising Ajmal’s initial comments, BJP spokesperson Ranjib Sarma said Ajmal and his ilk view women as mere objects. “The words he has used against our chief minister should be challenged by the entire civilized society” he said, adding that he was also demanding that Ajmal be stripped of his ‘maulana’ title.Sarma also questioned the timing of the comments as it came on a day when a committee formed by the Assam government to look into problems of Satras (Vaishnavite monasteries) had submitted its interim report.The report pointed to largescale encroachment of Satra land mostly by migrant Muslims who form Ajmal’s vote bank, the BJP spokesperson claimed.State Congress president Bhupen Bora was however quick to sniff a conspiracy between Ajmal and the chief minister in creating the “controversy”. Ajmal and Himanta Biswa Sarma are conspiring together to divert attention from the core issues faced by people and to keep them engaged elsewhere, he maintained.Leader of the Opposition in state Assembly Debabrata Saikia (Cong) also maintained that there is need to look into whether there is any connection between BJP and AIUDF leading to Ajmal’s comments.“The Assam police should take suo moto cognisance against Ajmal for not only the remarks against women and a community, but also for the specific comments against the chief minister,” he said.Raijor Dal general secretary Azizur Rahman questioned why Ajmal, who hails from a Bengali Muslim family, chose to speak in Hindi during the interview.“Gujarat assembly election is on and BJP’s boat is sinking there. BJP needs religious polarisation to save itself and it has enlisted Ajmal for its rescue. That’s why he spoke in Hindi,” he said.The Trinamool Congress staged a demonstration in front of its office here and burnt an effigy of Ajmal.“We will not tolerate such comments against women and Hindus. Ajmal is saying these things at the dictates of BJP with an eye on the Gujarat polls. We demand his immediate arrest,” the party’s spokesperson Dilip Sharma said.
Ahmedabad: Veteran actor Paresh Rawal on Friday apologized for his statement linking gas cylinders, Bengalis and fish during a campaign speech in Gujarat, saying his reference was to illegal Bangladeshis and Rohingyas. The apology came after a huge backlash from the Bengali community and others on social media. “Of course the fish is not the issue as Gujaratis do cook and eat fish. But let me clarify by Bengali I meant illegal Bangladeshi N Rohingya. But still if I have hurt your feelings and sentiments I do apologise,” the 67-year-old actor and former BJP MP wrote on Twitter. Rawal was speaking on the issue of gas cylinder prices, an emotive poll issue, at a BJP rally in Valsad district on Tuesday. “Gas cylinders are expensive, but their price will come down. People will get employment too. But what will happen if Rohingya migrants and Bangladeshis start living around you, like in Delhi? “What will you do with gas cylinders? Cook fish for the Bengalis?” Rawal reportedly said in a video that went viral. CPI(M) leader Mohammed Salim on Friday said he has lodged a police complaint in Kolkata against Paresh Rawal, alleging that the veteran actor made utterances during a recent poll rally in Gujarat that amounted to hate speech against the Bengali community.
Mumbai: Actor and former BJP MP Paresh Rawal on Friday apologised for comments he made during a campaign speech in Gujarat. “Gas cylinders are expensive, but their price will come down. People will get employment too. But what will happen if Rohingya migrants and Bangladeshis start living around you, like in Delhi? What will you do with gas cylinders? Cook fish for Bengalis?” he said. After a backlash on social media, he said his reference was to Bangladeshis and Rohingya. “But still if I have hurt your feelings and sentiments I do apologise,” he tweeted.But TMC MP Mahua Moitra wasn’t impressed. “Actually Kemchho Slapstickman need not have apologised. The 2nd part of Cook Fish like Bengalis is ‘Have Brains like Bengalis’. Most Nobel laureates than any other Indian state, buddy boy.” she tweeted. Meanwhile, CPM filed a police complaint against Rawal in Kolkata. agencies
Facing backlash, actor and BJP leader Paresh Rawal issued an “apology” Friday and “clarified” that his comments linking gas cylinders, Bengalis and fish at a campaign rally in Gujarat were about “illegal Bangladeshis and Rohingya”.Rawal made the remarks at a rally in Valsad Tuesday, but the video went viral Thursday. “Gas cylinders are expensive, but their price will come down. People will get employment too. But what will happen if Rohingya migrants and Bangladeshis start living around you, like in Delhi? What will you do with gas cylinders? Cook fish for the Bengalis?” Rawal said.In his apology, the actor said, “Of course fish is not the issue as Gujaratis do cook and eat fish. But let me clarify. By Bengali, I meant illegal Bangladeshi and Rohingya. But if I have still hurt your feelings and sentiments, I do apologise,” he said.In Kolkata, West Bengal CPI(M) state secretary Mohammed Selim filed an FIR against Rawal for “hate speech” at the Taltala station. Selim accused Rawal of “fermenting feelings of hatred against Bengalis”“A large number of Bengalis reside outside the state (Bengal)… Such speech on public domain has been made to provoke riots and destroy harmony between the Bengali community and other communities across the country, and cause public mischief,” he said.TMC spokesperson Kunal Ghosh said, “Everybody knows fish is synonymous to Bengalis. If he says this in Bengal, he will come to know about the consequences.”–With inputs from PTI
Facing a huge backlash, Paresh Rawal apologised today.New Delhi: Actor Paresh Rawal has landed in a huge controversy with his viral comments on Bengalis while campaigning in Gujarat for the ruling BJP.At a rally, he said the people of Gujarat would tolerate inflation but not "Bangladeshis and Rohingya" next door and used a "cooking fish" stereotype that has incensed Bengalis. Responding to a huge backlash, he apologised today but made it worse."Gas cylinders are expensive, but their price will come down. People will get employment too. But what will happen if Rohingya migrants and Bangladeshis start living around you, like in Delhi? What will you do with gas cylinders? Cook fish for the Bengalis?" Paresh Rawal said on Tuesday in Valsad, which voted in the first phase of the Gujarat election yesterday."Gujarat people can tolerate inflation but not this ... The way they deliver verbal abuses. A person among them needs to wear diaper on his mouth."The actor was apparently aiming at Arvind Kejriwal, whose Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), rules the capital city.Many saw it as "hate speech" attacking Bengalis. Others described it as "xenophobic dog-whistling" against the Bangladeshi and Rohingya."Bengalis don't need you to "cook fish" for them. Remember you too have made your career in Maharashtra where we lovingly fed you dhokla & fafda. Withdraw & apologize for these despicable remarks you made against Bengal on orders of BJP in Gujarat," said Saket Gokhale, spokesperson of Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress.Mr. @SirPareshRawal:Bengalis don't need you to “cook fish” for them.Remember you too have made your career in Maharashtra where we lovingly fed you dhokla & fafda.Withdraw & apologize for these despicable remarks you made against Bengal on orders of BJP in Gujarat.@GargaCpic.twitter.com/JkDZF5A1eY— Saket Gokhale (@SaketGokhale) December 2, 2022What is your take on this @SuvenduWB@DilipGhoshBJP@DrSukantaBJP ? Please clarify ASAP pic.twitter.com/LMOyS4nAXq— Debangshu Bhattacharya Dev (@ItsYourDev) December 2, 2022After a flurry of angry tweets, Paresh Rawal wrote an apology post but ended up aggravating the row by claiming that he meant "illegal Bangladeshis and Rohingya" when he used the word "Bengalis"."Of course the fish is not the issue as Gujaratis do cook and eat fish. But let me clarify - by Bengali I meant illegal Bangladeshi and Rohingya. But still if I have hurt your feelings and sentiments, I do apologise (sic)," he posted.of course the fish is not the issue AS GUJARATIS DO COOK AND EAT FISH . BUT LET ME CLARIFY BY BENGALI I MEANT ILLEGAL BANGLA DESHI N ROHINGYA. BUT STILL IF I HAVE HURT YOUR FEELINGS AND SENTIMENTS I DO APOLOGISE. 🙏 https://t.co/MQZ674wTzq— Paresh Rawal (@SirPareshRawal) December 2, 2022He had replied to a user demanding his clarification: "Fish shouldn't have been the topic. He needs to clarify."PromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.comTrinamool Congress leader Mahua Moitra is among those who clapped back at the actor and derided him for the ill-advised "apology"."Actually Kemchho Slapstickman need not have apologised. The second part of Cook Fish like Bengalis is "Have Brains like Bengalis" Most nobel laureates than any other Indian state, buddy boy," the Trinamool MP wrote.Actually Kemchho Slapstickman need not have apologised.The 2nd part of Cook Fish like Bengalis is “Have Brains like Bengalis”Most nobel laureates than any other Indian state, buddy boy….— Mahua Moitra (@MahuaMoitra) December 2, 2022Featured Video Of The DayAjay Devgn, Tabu And Other Stars At Drishyam 2 Success Party
The Vande Bharat Express running in the Gandhinagar-Mumbai route yet again ran over a bull in Gujarat’s Valsad district Thursday, which resulted in minor damage to the nose panel of the train.The bull died on the spot and later its carcass was cleared by a cattle volunteers group.According to the Western Railway, the cone-shaped structure on the front side below drivers’ cabin was damaged after it hit a bull that was walking on the tracks near Udvada railway station. The superfast train that was on its way from Ahmedabad to Mumbai, was stopped at the neighbouring Sanjan Railway station, where the technical and maintenance teams repaired the portion and checked the entire train. The train resumed its journey after a halt for around 20 minutes, said the Railways.Railway sources said that this was the second incident of cattle being hit by Vande Bharat Express train in the Valsad district. The first incident took place near Atul Railway station on October 29. There had been cattle-hit incidents in the Valsad district by other trains this year where 19 cows and calves were run over on October 10, five cows were killed by a speeding Rajdhani train on August 25. Last year, 18 cows were run over by a train near Navsari in June.Gracious Fernandes, the inspector with Valsad Railway Protection Force, said that in all the cattle-hit incidents no one had come to claim the ownership of the animals. “There are many cattle roaming freely on the highways. Due to the presence of tall bushes near the tracks cattle walk freely on the tracks to feed on them. We are trying to find out the owners of cattle,” Fernandes said.
The collision caused a minor dent to the train's front panel. (File)Mumbai: The Gandhinagar-Mumbai Vande Bharat Superfast Express hit a cattle between Udvada and Vapi stations in Gujarat on Thursday evening, a railway official said.The collision caused a minor dent to the train's front panel, he added.This is the fourth such incident involving the semi-high speed train on the route since it began operating two months ago.Sumit Thakur, chief public relations officer of Western Railway, said the incident occurred near level crossing gate no 87 between Udvada and Vapi around 6.23 pm."There was a minor dent in the front portion with no operational issues. The dent will be attended to tonight," he said.PromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.comAfter a brief halt, the train resumed journey at 6.35 pm.(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)Featured Video Of The Day"Mumbai Police Acted Fast": South Korean YouTuber To NDTV On Harassment
MUMBAI: The Gandhinagar-Mumbai Vande Bharat Superfast Express hit a cattle between Udvada and Vapi stations in Gujarat on Thursday evening, a railway official said. The collision caused a minor dent to the train's front panel, he added. This is the fourth such incident involving the semi-high speed train on the route since it began operating two months ago. Sumit Thakur, chief public relations officer of Western Railway, said the incident occurred near level crossing gate no 87 between Udvada and Vapi around 6.23 pm. "There was a minor dent in the front portion with no operational issues. The dent will be attended to tonight," he said. After a brief halt, the train resumed journey at 6.35 pm.