More than 50 new Covid-19 cases in Ahmedabad

Times of India | 2 months ago | 25-09-2022 | 05:34 am

More than 50 new Covid-19 cases in Ahmedabad

AHMEDABAD: The city on Saturday reported 54 new Covid cases, taking the number of active cases to 238. Across Gujarat, 140 new cases were recorded, and active cases reached 1,002. Gandhinagar district recorded one Covi death. Two patients are on ventilators. Of the 33 districts, five have no active cases. Gujarat in 24 hours administered 544 first doses and 1,572 second doses of vaccines.

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Modi model of governance is sustainable, no anti-incumbency, graph ever-rising: Jitendra Singh
The Indian Express | 3 hours ago | 27-11-2022 | 03:50 am
The Indian Express
3 hours ago | 27-11-2022 | 03:50 am

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s model of governance is sustainable, as it has defied the principle of diminishing returns, there is no anti-incumbency, and the graph is rising always upwards, Union Minister of State Dr Jitendra Singh said on Saturday.Since 2014, Modi has given a “new, different kind of model of governance, which is based on a new, different approach, and a different work culture”, the MoS for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, and PMO said.Addressing the inaugural session of 25th e-governance conference here, Singh said, “What is this governance model that I am trying to be boisterous about? Some authors have described it as Modi’s model of governance… It is not simply for name-dropping, as some cynics might feel. It is a model that has sustained itself for nearly 20 years, or more than 20 years, with Modi as the longest-serving head of government in any democracy.“Therefore, I have the courage and conviction to say this is a sustainable model of governance.”He said, “This is a model which has defied the principle of diminishing returns. On the contrary, with each passing year, the dividends have increased. There is no anti-incumbency…. The graph is always upwards, never down.”This is a model that has “grown stronger with each challenge”, because it was always prepared beforehand to face a challenge, Singh said. “As chief minister (of Gujarat), Mr Modi faced the earthquake in Gujarat. As Prime Minister, the pandemic (Covid-19). We were already prepared for it; we could do better.”Singh said it was due to this governance model that the Covid-19 pandemic could be managed. Recently, he said, the Prime Minister of the Netherlands appreciated the way India combatted Covid-19. “He said we (Amsterdam) could not manage with such a small population, how could you? I said because we were already prepared. So, this is the governance model (he is referring to).”Singh said the basic mantra of the Modi government is “maximum governance, minimum government”.“This sounds very fanciful…like a philosophy, an ornamental phrase…. But the simple meaning is a government that acts as a facilitator but does not act as an intimidator. That is how I have sought to interpret it…sarkaar ka abhav bhi nahin aur sarkaar ka prabhav bhi nahi (neither the absence of government nor the influence of government),” he said.Singh said the “whole of government, whole of nation and whole of society” approach has become the new norm to achieve the desired results in the shortest span of time”.The two-day National Conference on e-Governance (NCeG) is organised by the Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DARPG) and the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), in association with the Jammu & Kashmir administration. The theme of this year’s conference is “Bringing Citizens, Industry and Government closer”.Addressing the gathering, DARPG Secretary V Srinivas said the maxim ‘Maximum Governance, Minimum Government’ is represented by a digitally empowered nation, a digitally empowered citizenry, and a digitally transformed institution. Between 2014 and 2022, he said, the government has brought about digital transformation that has been accepted by the rural population through Jan Dhan, Aadhaar, BHIM UPI, CoWIN, Arogya Setu App.J&K Chief Secretary Arun Mehta said it is a proud moment for the UT to be hosting the 25th National Conference on e-Governance at Katra, which shows signs of changes taking place in the UT.Information Technology Secretary Alkesh Kumar called it an occasion to recognise and showcase exemplary digital transformations brought about by the Centre, the states and the start-up community.On the occasion, Singh presented the National Awards for e-Governance (NAeG) under five categories of the NAeG Scheme-2022 to 18 e-Governance initiatives at Central, state and district levels, academic and research institutions and Public Sector Undertakings.(The reporter was in Katra on an invitation from the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance and Pensions)

Modi model of governance is sustainable, no anti-incumbency, graph ever-rising: Jitendra Singh
Train services to be affected at Vangaon and Dahanu section stations on November 27, 28
Times of India | 7 hours ago | 26-11-2022 | 11:34 pm
Times of India
7 hours ago | 26-11-2022 | 11:34 pm

AHMEDABAD: The movement of several trains will be affected at Vangaon and Dahanu section stations from 09.40 am to 10.40am on November 27 and from 9am to 9.40am on November 28 in connection with DFCCIL work. According to a release the details of the trains affected are as under: Trains affected on November 27, 2022: 1. Train No. 12934 Ahmedabad – Mumbai Central Karnavati Express will be regulated by 30 minutes at Dahanu Road station. 2. Train No. 12489 Bikaner – Dadar Express will be regulated by 10 minutes at Gholvad station. 3. Andheri – Dahanu Road Local departing from Andheri at 07.51 hrs will be short terminated at Vangaon station and hence will remain partially cancelled between Vangaon and Dahanu Road. 4. Dahanu Road – Virar Local departing from Dahanu Road at 09.37 hrs will depart from Vangaon and hence will remain partially cancelled between Dahanu Road and Vangaon. 5. Churchgate – Dahanu Road Local departing from Churchgate at 07.42 hrs will be short terminated at Vangaon station and hence will remain partially cancelled between Vangaon and Dahanu Road. 6. Dahanu Road – Virar Local departing from Dahanu Road at 10.10 hrs will depart from Vangaon and hence will remain partially cancelled between Dahanu Road and Vangaon. Trains affected on November 28, 2022:1. Train No. 12479 Jodhpur – Bandra Terminus Suryanagari Express will be regulated by 10 minutes at Dahanu Road station. 2. Train No. 22956 Bhuj – Bandra Terminus Kutch Express will be regulated by 15 minutes at Gholvad station. 3. Andheri – Dahanu Road Local departing from Andheri at 07.51 hrs will be short terminated at Vangaon station and hence will remain partially cancelled between Vangaon and Dahanu Road. 4. Dahanu Road – Virar Local departing from Dahanu Road at 09.37 hrs will depart from Vangaon and hence will remain partially cancelled between Dahanu Road and Vangaon.

Train services to be affected at Vangaon and Dahanu section stations on November 27, 28
Kejriwal well-wisher of terrorism, Congress opposed Somnath temple reconstruction: Adityanath
Times of India | 10 hours ago | 26-11-2022 | 08:13 pm
Times of India
10 hours ago | 26-11-2022 | 08:13 pm

SOMNATH: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday dubbed Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal as a 'namoona' or buffoon, and accused him and his party of supporting terrorism and corruption. Speaking at an election rally in Somnath town in Gir Somnath district of Gujarat for BJP candidates, he also accused main opposition Congress of not respecting other people's religions because of its "Muslim vote bank". "A 'Namoona' (buffoon) from Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) who is visiting Gujarat now a days is a true well-wisher of terrorism. He had also opposed the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya. He had sought proof from our brave soldiers when the Indian Army carried out a surgical strike in Pakistan," said Adityanath, who is among the Bharatiya Janata Party's star campaigners. "When the Pakistan government itself was admitting that the strike had broken their back, AAP kept on asking for evidence. Support for terrorism and corruption is in their genes," the UP CM claimed. "Professional rioters" as well as goons and criminals who enjoyed the patronage of Congress and its allies used to harass common citizens, poor people and traders in his state, Adityanath said. "But now riots no longer take place in Uttar Pradesh. Our bulldozers have made Uttar Pradesh riot-free," he said. "Do you believe that Congress would have removed Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir? Would Congress or AAP give consent for the construction of Ram temple? It was (prime minister Narendra) Modi ji and BJP government and Gujarat who stood by you in your difficult times. They gave you free treatment, vaccines and ration during COVID-19 pandemic," he said. Neither Congress nor AAP will respect your faith and neither of them are capable of protecting you, he told the audience. "Only the BJP can do that because we believe in Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas (progress for all by taking along all)," Adityanath said. The Congress party and the country's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru opposed Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's proposal to rebuild the Somnath temple, he alleged. "Because of its Muslim vote bank, Congress never wanted to respect your faith. That is the reason why Congress was against rebuilding the Somnath temple. But with his strong will, Sardar Patel went ahead with the construction. Even attempts were made to stop President Rajendra Prasad from attending the event. Can you support such a party?" Adityanath asked. He also accused the Congress of insulting Dr B R Ambedkar and trying to defeat him in elections. Reacting to Adityanath's swipes at him, Kejriwal took to Twitter and said people should vote for the BJP only if they wanted foul language, hooliganism, corruption and dirty politics. "And if you want schools, hospitals, electricity, water connections and roads then give your vote to me," said the Delhi chief minister who too is in Gujarat for campaigning. Gujarat will go to the polls in two phases on December 1 and 5.

Kejriwal well-wisher of terrorism, Congress opposed Somnath temple reconstruction: Adityanath
Gujarat This Week: From celebrating art to screening of seminal films and much more
The Indian Express | 11 hours ago | 26-11-2022 | 07:50 pm
The Indian Express
11 hours ago | 26-11-2022 | 07:50 pm

Event name: Amdavad Art- É- SummitAbout the event: Come and witness the art exhibition by various visual artists from the cityVenues: Hutheesing Visual Art Center, Kanoria Center for Arts, and Amdavad ni GufaOrganiser: Petal FoundationHow to attend: Free entryDate and time: November 26 (Saturday) to November 27 (Sunday), 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm; 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm (Amdavad ni Gufa)Event name: Novembre NumériqueAbout the event: A web documentary, Ex Aequo, on 10 professional athletes countering discrimination based on gender, race, sexual orientation, and disability. This will be followed by an interactive session with Preeti Das, a journalist, stand-up comedian, academic, and actor.Venue: Alliance Française d’Ahmedabad, Shyamal, AhmedabadOrganiser: Alliance Française d’AhmedabadHow to attend: Register hereDate and time: November 26 (Saturday), 6:00 pm to 8:00 pmEvent name: Akantha Sabarmati and Hotel PoetsAbout the event: Attend the talk between playwright Hiren Gandhi and poet Saroop DhruvVenue: Jitendra Desai Memorial Hall, Gujarat Vidyapith, Usmanpura, AhmedabadOrganiser: Navjivan TalksHow to attend: Open to allDate and time: November 27 (Sunday), 5:00 pmEvent name: Film Showcase – Charulata (Bengali)About the event: A 1964 Satyajit Ray film, which is an adaptation of Rabindranath Tagore’s novel Nastanirh, will be screened. The story revolves around the repressed desires and yearnings of a woman. The movie is about the wife of a newspaper editor who falls in love with her cousin-in-lawVenue: Arthshila Ahmedabad, Panjarapole, AhmedabadOrganiser: Arthshila AhmedabadHow to attend: Free entryDate and time: November 26 (Saturday) and November 27 (Sunday), 11:30 amEvent name: Incredible Ink, Incredible LegacyAbout the event: An exhibition on the historical legacy of Gujarat assembly elections, suffrage, and of local self-government. The documents related to the elections, and citizen’s agreement will be on display. Photographs – related to the election process and capturing the transition from ballots to EVMs – taken by senior journalists Sukdev Bachech and Kalpit Bachech will also be on display.Venue: Sardar Patel Bhawan, Ahmedabad Municipal CorporationOrganiser: Rizwan QadriHow to attend: Open to allDate and time: November 30 (Wednesday), 11:00 am to 5:00 pmEvent name: Film Showcase – The Motorcycle DiariesAbout the event: A 2004 biopic will be screened. The film is based on memoirs written by Argentine Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara narrating his motorcycle trip with his best friend Alberto Granada across South America. The trip is said to have had a deep impact on the then-23-year-old Guevara.Venue: Club O7, Shela AhmedabadOrganiser: Film Society of AhmedabadHow to attend: Direct message hereDate and time: November 27 (Sunday), 12:00 pmEvent name: ManganiyarAbout the event: Enjoy traditional music by Gafur Khan and his Manganiyar comrades from the desert of RajasthanVenue: Natarani amphitheatre, Usmanpura, AhmedabadOrganiser: Darpan Academy of Performing ArtsHow to attend: Book hereDate and time: November 26 (Saturday), 8:30 pmEvent name: Ta DhomAbout the event: Enjoy the music night by the creators of the song ‘India91’ in Gully Boy, Viveick Rajgopal, MC Dehaati, and MC Khoj, in English, Hindi, Bhojpuri, Bengali and Tamil.Venue: Natarani amphitheatre, Usmanpura, AhmedabadOrganiser: Darpan Academy of Performing ArtsHow to attend: Book hereDate and time: November 27 (Sunday), 8:30 pmEvent name: Express It LoudAbout the event: In this fourth edition of Abhivyakti, witness expressions in all forms – theatre, dance, music, humour –in shows like Hustle the Shuffle, The Voice Within, Confluence, Marilynbai Monroe Cha Tamasha, Dancing with Frequencies, and so on by famous artists like Sheetal Makwana, Jaini Shah, Rakesh Wani, Deval Shukla, Jaimil Joshi, Hardik Dave, Mansi & Mansi.Venue: Upasana School of Performing Arts, Gujarat University Campus, AhmedabadOrganiser: Abhivyakti City Arts ProjectHow to attend: Free entryDate and time: November 26 (Saturday) and November 27 (Sunday), 6:45 pm to 9:15 pm

Gujarat This Week: From celebrating art to screening of seminal films and much more
Saturday briefing: Latest on Gujarat polls; at World Cup, hosts first to leave party
The Indian Express | 19 hours ago | 26-11-2022 | 11:50 am
The Indian Express
19 hours ago | 26-11-2022 | 11:50 am

It’s Saturday!Get your weekend started with the top 5 stories from today’s edition: Latest on Gujarat Assembly polls, how Rahul was able to rise above Pappu image; what to watch this weekend; and more. 1) Tensions are running high in Gujarat, where the high-stakes Assembly Election is just a few days away. Here are some of our top stories from the poll-bound state: 🔴 The election is set to see many key contests, but the one for minority votes is rather tepid, with major political parties circumspect about fielding Muslim candidates, as always. The Muslim community, which forms approximately nine per cent of the total population of Gujarat, says in one voice that it is “unexcited” about the polls, as “none of the parties” has ever lived up to their pre-poll promises or reached out to the community.🔴 Meanwhile, Isudan Gadhvi, Aam Aadmi Party’s chief ministerial face in Gujarat, speaks to The Indian Express about why his party won’t take its foot off the pedal. 🔴 We join 63-year-old Amit Popatlal Shah, the former mayor of Ahmedabad, as he hits the campaign trail across the Ellisbridge Assembly constituency. Shah is adamant the AAP won’t make a dent at any of Ahmedabad city’s 16 Assembly seats. He is also confident of personally winning by over 80,000 votes. Once elected, he has vowed to resolve all disputes related to the Disturbed Areas Act in the Paldi area of his constituency.2) In her weekly column, Neerja Chowdhury writes on how Rahul Gandhi was able to rise above the ‘Pappu’ image and strike a chord with his Bharat Jodo Yatra: “It goes without saying that the acid test of Rahul’s yatra will lie in winning elections. But, curiously, he has tried to delink the yatra from electoral gains, not to appear power hungry —but this makes little sense. A political party is nothing if it cannot win elections and deliver on its promises.”3) Days after the Jama Masjid authorities announced and then quickly revoked a ban on ‘unaccompanied women’ visiting the mosque, Yashee writes: “When I heard women would no longer be allowed to enter the mosque alone, I felt a personal loss. The questionable logic of the now-rescinded order aside — it wanted to stop girls who “give time to men, do wrong things”; why not ban the men “taking” time from women? — I was also aghast at how little the order seemed to understand Jama Masjid.”4) Express at FIFA World Cup 2022: Two teams locked against each other with a five-man backline is bound to produce a turgid affair, even if both have adequate attacking prowess. So it was only fathomable that the Netherlands and Ecuador produced a colourless, stifled game, in utter contrast to the vibrant colour around the stadium. Several Dutch fans had arrived in their sparkling orange thobes and keffiyeh, Ecuadorians in their flashy yellow t-shirts. Both eked out a point that saw them level with three points, but the result ended all hopes of hosts Qatar progressing to the last 16, after their defeats to Ecuador and Senegal.🍿 What to watch this weekend 5) This week, Shubhra Gupta reviews the latest Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon-starrer ‘Bhediya’: “Varun Dhawan does a good job of aligning with the tone of the film– the horror is pretty much ‘naam-ke-vaaste’, comedy is what it is interested in and does it well.” (3 ⭐)Express Quiz Until tomorrow, Rahel Philipose

Saturday briefing: Latest on Gujarat polls; at World Cup, hosts first to leave party