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Three injured as clashes break out in Gujarat's Kutch during rally to collect funds for Ram temple
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Three injured as clashes break out in Gujarat's Kutch during rally to collect funds for Ram temple

After the incident took place on Sunday evening, the body of a man was found near the site of violence. The police are trying to ascertain if he was killed as part of that violence or not

Narendra Modi flags off eight trains from Gujarat's Kevadia for better connectivity to Statue of Unity
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Narendra Modi flags off eight trains from Gujarat's Kevadia for better connectivity to Statue of Unity

Aimed at boosting tourism in the region, the trains will connect Kevadia to Varanasi, Dadar, Ahmedabad, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Rewa, Chennai, and Pratapnagar

Narendra Modi to launch vaccination drive on 16 Jan, says Centre; over 56 lakh doses of Covishield sent to 13 cities
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Narendra Modi to launch vaccination drive on 16 Jan, says Centre; over 56 lakh doses of Covishield sent to 13 cities

The Union health ministry was also quoted as saying that Modi is likely to launch the Co-WIN app, and interact with vaccine beneficiaries across the country

Bird flu confirmed in Maharashtra after 900 hens die at Parbhani poultry farm
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Bird flu confirmed in Maharashtra after 900 hens die at Parbhani poultry farm

The outbreak has already been confirmed in Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh

Ex-Congress ally BTP joins hands with AIMIM for upcoming civic, panchayat polls in Gujarat
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Ex-Congress ally BTP joins hands with AIMIM for upcoming civic, panchayat polls in Gujarat

AIMIM's Aurangabad MP Imtiaz Jaleel said the alliance will emerge a strong challenger for the BJP and the Congress and will make an impact on the upcoming polls

Comedian Munawar Faruqui, four others arrested in Indore for 'indecent' remarks on Amit Shah, Hindu deities
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Comedian Munawar Faruqui, four others arrested in Indore for 'indecent' remarks on Amit Shah, Hindu deities

Eklavya Singh Gaur (36), son of local BJP MLA Malini Laxman Singh Gaur, filed the complaint against the accused. The remarks were made at a comedy show in Indore

Gujarat BJP MP Mansukh Vasava announces withdrawal of resignation from party after talks with senior leaders
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Gujarat BJP MP Mansukh Vasava announces withdrawal of resignation from party after talks with senior leaders

Vasava, a six-time MP from tribal-dominated Bharuch in Gujarat, had on Tuesday said he was quitting the BJP due to health problems

BJP MP from Gujarat's Bharuch and former Union minister Mansukh Vasava quits party
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BJP MP from Gujarat's Bharuch and former Union minister Mansukh Vasava quits party

Last week, Vasava had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking withdrawal of a Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change notification declaring 121 villages of Narmada district as eco-sensitive zone

Opposition misguiding farmers, Centre 24 hours ready to resolve doubts, says Narendra Modi in Gujarat
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Opposition misguiding farmers, Centre 24 hours ready to resolve doubts, says Narendra Modi in Gujarat

The prime minister made the remarks at Dhordo in Kutch after laying the foundation stones for development projects, including the world's largest hybrid renewable energy park, a desalination plant and a milk processing plant

Astad Deboo, Indian contemporary dance stalwart, dies in Mumbai at 73
Arts & Culture

Astad Deboo, Indian contemporary dance stalwart, dies in Mumbai at 73

Deboo is noted for creating a modern dance vocabulary that was uniquely Indian.

FIR against cash collection agency staff for 'siphoning off' Rs 5.25 cr from Statue of Unity's ticket sale
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FIR against cash collection agency staff for 'siphoning off' Rs 5.25 cr from Statue of Unity's ticket sale

Some staffers of the agency allegedly did not deposit Rs 5,24,77,375 into the bank accounts of the Statue of Unity authorities, Deputy Superintendent of Police Vani Dudhat said

Rajkot hospital fire: Police arrests three senior Gokul Lifecare officials for causing death by negligence
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Rajkot hospital fire: Police arrests three senior Gokul Lifecare officials for causing death by negligence

Investigation into the incident revealed that fire prevention protocols and safety measures were lacking at the hospital, which hindered rescue operations and resulted in deaths of five patients

Rajkot hospital fire: Five booked for causing death by negligence; probe reveals violation of multiple fire safety norms
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Rajkot hospital fire: Five booked for causing death by negligence; probe reveals violation of multiple fire safety norms

Police said the ICU gate was not constructed as per standard norms and did not have fire or emergency exit signages. The emergency gate was found blocked, hampering rescue operations

Gujarat govt asks manufacturers to keep 50% of oxygen equipment units for medical use
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Gujarat govt asks manufacturers to keep 50% of oxygen equipment units for medical use

In the recent weeks, the state has seen a new surge of COVID-19 cases, which has led to an increase in the use of medical oxygen in hospitals treating such patients

Three COVID-19 patients killed in fire at Rajkot hospital; 30 others rescued
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Three COVID-19 patients killed in fire at Rajkot hospital; 30 others rescued

The fire broke out in the ICU of Uday Shivanand Hospital at around 1 am, after which rescued patients were shifted to other COVID-19 hospitals

'Must speed up efforts to reduce COVID-19 transmission': Narendra Modi at virtual meet with CMs
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'Must speed up efforts to reduce COVID-19 transmission': Narendra Modi at virtual meet with CMs

The modalities of anti-coronavirus vaccine delivery, distribution and administration were also discussed during the meeting

Seven charred to death in collision between car and dumper truck at Gujarat's Surendranagar
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Seven charred to death in collision between car and dumper truck at Gujarat's Surendranagar

A woman was rescued from the SUV and admitted to a hospital, an officer said, adding that she is the lone survivor

SC seeks response from S Jaishankar on pleas challenging his election to Rajya Sabha in 2019
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SC seeks response from S Jaishankar on pleas challenging his election to Rajya Sabha in 2019

The Gujarat High Court, on 4 February, had dismissed Congress leader Gaurav Pandya's plea against the external affairs minister's election to the Upper House

Vadodara road accident: Ten dead, 16 injured in truck crash; Vijay Rupani expresses condolences
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Vadodara road accident: Ten dead, 16 injured in truck crash; Vijay Rupani expresses condolences

The victims, all from Varachha area of Surat city, were heading towards Pavagadh, a famous religious place in Panchmahal located near Vadodara, a police official said

Narendra Modi inaugurates 'Arogya Van' near Statue of Unity in Gujarat's Kevadiya village
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Narendra Modi inaugurates 'Arogya Van' near Statue of Unity in Gujarat's Kevadiya village

The health forest is spread over an area of about 17 acres, displaying a wide range of medicinal plants that play an important role in the well-being of human beings, said a release by the authorities