Ahmedabad: 65 pigeons discovered dead in Narolgam triggering panic

Officials in Ahmedabad said they will separate the flying creatures if enormous scope fowl passings were accounted for at poultry ranches in the territory.

Frenzy struck Akruti municipality in Narolgam zone of Ahmedabad locale in Gujarat after 65 pigeons were discovered dead on Wednesday.

The nearby occupants quickly educated the creature farming division that took tests of the dead fowls. The examples have been shipped off the research facility in Bhopal.

“There were reports of pigeons dropping dead since Wednesday morning. We have collected the samples for testing. The animal husbandry team has also carried fumigation in the area as it is populated and we don’t want to take any chances,” a report in Times of India quoted an official as saying.

Authorities said the division will do point by point reconnaissance to check for contaminated feathered creatures in the territory if the examples were discovered positive for avian influenza.

There are a few poultry ranches in the region of Narolgam. The authorities are additionally looking whether any flying creature passings have occurred at these homesteads.

“All the birds will be culled if large scale deaths are found in the poultry farms,” the official further said.

Prior, a few crows were discovered dead in Ahmedabad however their examples were tried negative.

The middle on January 27 said that nine states have so far affirmed Bird Flu in poultry winged creatures and 12 states have affirmed the infection in crow, transient and wild fowls.

The Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairying said in a press explanation, “Till January 27, outbreaks of Avian Influenza (Bird flu) have been confirmed in nine states for poultry birds. The States are Kerala, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, and Punjab for poultry birds.

It further added that Bird flu has been confirmed in 12 States in crows, migratory and wild birds. These states include Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Delhi, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir, and Punjab.

Gujarat: Leopard discover dead close to Ahmedabad

The remains was spotted close to Sanathal crossroad, associating Sarkhej to Bavla town close to the city’s ring street, Ahmedabad’s Deputy Conservator of Forest Sakkira Begum said.

A leopard was discovered dead on a street on the edges of Ahmedabad city on Monday morning, a timberland division official said. The catlike’s physical issue marks recommend it was executed in the wake of being hit by a vehicle, the authority said.

The carcass was spotted close to Sanathal crossroad, interfacing Sarkhej to Bavla town close to the city’s ring street, Ahmedabad’s Deputy Conservator of Forest Sakkira Begum said. “It is surprising for a panther to be seen so near Ahmedabad city. The woods office has conveyed a group to dissect its pugmarks to discover from which course it came there,” she said.

The carcass has been shipped off an administration office for a post-mortem examination, the authority said. “The injury marks suggest that the leopard was killed after getting hit by a vehicle,” she said. In November 2018, a panther entered the state Assembly premises in Gandhinagar and it was subsequently caught by woods office work force.

According to the 2016 statistics, there were 1,395 panthers in Gujarat. In 2019, as numerous as 442 panthers were caught from various pieces of the state after they entered human settlements, Gujarat Forest Minister Ganpat Vasava said in the state Assembly a year ago.

While 360 of them were delivered in the wild, 82 panthers stayed in imprisonment for being “man eaters”, he had educated the House. To forestall episodes of man-creature strife, the Gujarat government in 2019 looked for the Center’s authorization to clean panthers.

Gujarat: Night curfew to continue in Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot for 15 more days

Gujarat’s COVID-19 update: The state’s generally Covid count remains at 2,54,314 cases, including 4,357 fatalities.

Indeed, even as Gujarat is seeing a decrease in new instances of Covid, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Friday reported that evening time limit in four significant urban communities will stay set up for the following 15 days as a careful step. The Gujarat CM further asked individuals to be quiet and help out the experts for a couple of more days.

According to Rupani, Covid cases have gone under control in light of the burden of night time limitation in November 2020 in Surat, Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Rajkot.

“The night curfew after 10 pm will continue for 15 more days in all four cities. There will be no relaxation for now, as there is a drastic decrease in new cases (because of curfew). People need to have patience and cooperate with the authorities,” he told the media in Jamnagar.

He added that a choice with respect to lifting the time limit will be made at a suitable time.

Following an unexpected expansion in Covid cases after Diwali in 2020, the Gujarat government had forced a night time limitation in four significant urban communities. Prior, individuals were restricted from leaving their homes from 9 pm-6 am each day in these urban communities. In any case, the circumstance was of late reexamined to 10 pm till 6 am.

At the point when the Gujarat government had chosen to force night time limit, 1,500-1,600 new COVID-19 cases were being accounted for every day in Gujarat. Eminently, the majority of the cases were from the four urban areas.

As of now, there are 4,73,832 individuals under isolate in Gujarat, remembering 111 for various government offices.

In the wake of COVID-19, the Gujarat government had dropped its yearly International Kite Festival held every year during the celebration of ‘Uttarayan’.

PM Modi to flag off trains to Statue of Unity from Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, key locations

Indian Railways Trains to Statue of Unity from Ahmedabad, Delhi, Mumbai: People from Delhi can board the Indian Railways train from Hazrat Nizamuddin railroad station (NZM). In Mumbai, travelers can board the Indian Railways train to the Statue of Unity from Dadar railroad station (DDR).

Indian Railways travelers from across India would now be able to head out to the Statue of Unity as Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be hailing off upwards of eight trains to the world’s tallest sculpture situated in Gujarat on Sunday. Individuals would now be able to board trains from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh’s Pratapgarh, and Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa. Aside from hailing off trains, PM Modi will initiate a few tasks around the same time.

Indian Railways Trains to Statue of Unity

The rundown of Indian Railways prepares that will take you to the Statue of Unity has Train Number 09103/04 Mahamana Express (Weekly) on Kevadiya-Varanasi course, Train number 02927/28 Dadar-Kevadia Express (Daily), Train Number 09247/48 Janshatabdi Express (Daily) on Ahmedabad-Kevadiya course, Train Number 09145/46 Nizamuddin–Kevadia SamparkKranti Express (Bi-Weekly), Train Number 09105/06 Kevadia – Rewa Express (Weekly), Train Number 09119/20 Chennai – Kevadia Express (Weekly), Train Number 09107/08 MEMU train (Daily) on Pratapnagar-Kevadiya course, and Train Number 09109/10 on MEMU train (Daily) train on Kevadiya-Pratapnagar course.

Individuals from Delhi can board the Indian Railways train from Hazrat Nizamuddin railroad station (NZM). In Mumbai, travelers can board the Indian Railways train to the Statue of Unity from Dadar railroad station (DDR).

PM Narendra Modi discourse, address time, date: PM Narendra Modi will signal off Indian Railways prepares and dispatch a large number of tasks at 11 AM on January 17 i.e on Sunday by means of video conferencing.

What are Indian Railways, Statue of Unity projects?

PM Modi will initiate the Dabhoi–Chandod Gauge changed over Broad Gauge railroad line, Chandod–Kevadiya new Broad Gauge rail route line, and recently charged Pratapnagar-Kevadiya area. He will likewise introduce the new station structures of Dabhoi, Chandod, and Kevadiya. These structures have been planned stylishly consolidating nearby highlights and current traveler courtesies, the Prime Minister’s Office said in an assertion.

Indian Railways’ first Green Railway station Kevadia railroad station – All you need to know

Kevadia railroad station (KDCY) is the closest one to the Statue of Unity. It is India’s first railroad station with a Green Building Certification. The undertakings will add fillip to the advancement exercises in the close by ancestral districts, support availability to significant strict and antiquated explorer places settled on the banks of River Narmada, increment both homegrown and global the travel industry, go about as an impetus for the by and large financial improvement of the locale while additionally creating new work and business opportunities.

Gujarat government could permit 200 guests at marriages, online permission required

Those anticipating marriages in the family the following season may get a wedding endowment of sorts from Gujarat government.

The state government may permit 200 guests at weddings. As indicated by sources, it will declare ease in limitations on guests limit at social occasions taking into account drop in every day instances of Covid.

Those anticipating marriages in the family the following season may get a wedding endowment of sorts from Gujarat government. It will ease limitations on the permitted number of guests at weddings.

Gujarat government will make changes in the current principles to permit twofold the quantity of individuals at marriage capacities. Put sources told the Ahmedabad Mirror, “From 100 at present, the limit may be increased to 200. The hosts will have to follow the process of registration and get permission on the government portal announced post-Diwali.”

The favorable period starts on January 15, after the finish of kamurta. “We have registration for eight marriages on January 18. The government is likely to allow more people as the vaccination drive is all set to begin,” said Kunjal Panchal, owner of the Riddhi Siddhi Marriage Bureau in Khanpur.

Pradipsinh Jadeja, Gujarat home clergyman stated, “We have not made any changes in the existing law. Whenever we do, we will inform you.”

It is mandatory for the individuals to get remittance online preceding the occasion, as per the notice identified with marriage capacities in Gujarat, given by K.K. Nirala, extra secretary of the Home office. They would need to keep a printed duplicate of it convenient to show to the police if and when requested.

Post-lockdown, the public authority had permitted 50 individuals at weddings, which was in the long run expanded to 200. After Diwali, it was brought down to 100, and police authorization was made obligatory. Police authorization was not required later.

Individuals need to take authorization online at this point.

Clouds to remain over Ahmedabad; downpour likely in south Gujarat

The city experienced cloudy weather with a virus breeze on Friday with an adjustment in the climate.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has gauge that comparable climate is likely on Saturday, because of a box reaching out from a cyclonic flow over the southeast Arabian Sea to the Gujarat locale.

A similar framework will carry light rainfall toward the southern districts of Gujarat and beach front regions of Saurashtra, the figure added. On Friday, the base temperature in the city was 16.1degrees celsius, 3.3 degrees higher than typical. The most extreme temperature was 1.8 degrees lower than ordinary at 25.9 degrees celsius.

‘No large change in minimum temperature very likely over the region during next three days and thereafter a fall by 2-3 degrees in the subsequent two days,’ the IMD forecast states.

In Gujarat Earthquake-resistant buildings of 1,500 years back?

An examination completed by Cept University in 2006 on the legacy pol houses in Ahmedabad uncovered a method where wood holding was utilized related to block work.

“At intervals of about 120 cm horizontal timbers were placed in such a way so that one set was at the level of door and window lintels, another mid-way between two and one at the floor ceiling level that helps building withstand earthquake forces,” said the investigation.

A group of underlying specialists that visited Vadnagar as of late estimated that the structures going back to second and fifth hundreds of years CE utilized the very strategy that made them ‘earthquake resistant’. While the wooden deposits are not found from the site up until now, specialists point at uncanny likeness to the holes made in the line of blocks to the nineteenth and twentieth century wooden houses in Ahmedabad and different pieces of Gujarat.

For Gujarat, tremors have remained a steady buddy – yet the 2001 shake gave a shock to the state with loss of in excess of 14,000 lives. Most lives were covered under the flotsam and jetsam of structures which individuals couldn’t escape in their distress. After the fiasco, tough codes were set up to guarantee seismic tremor opposition for tall structures in the state.

Specialists said that the group of Archeological Survey of India (ASI) working at Vadnagar site had uncovered a monstrous stage at the eastern banks of Sharmishtha Lake in 2017-18 which goes back to fifth century, while late disclosure of a structure close to grain godown is assessed to have the soonest development in second century – putting both these structures in Kshatrapa and Maitraka time of Gujarat history around 1500 to 1800 years before the current time.

‘Vadnagar structures show gaps’

Prof Vasant Shinde, eminent paleontologist and chief general of National Maritime Museum, said that the Vadnagar structures show holes at standard stretches which could well point at composite development strategies. “Gujarat has remained an earthquakeprone region. It’s a solid evidence of the traditional Indian knowledge which was handed down the generations,” he said.

Nizamuddin Taher, previous chief (landmarks) at ASI, who visited Ahmedabad as of late said that the speculation requires proof in type of wooden buildup. “Now as we think in this direction, we can also look at other structures and understand the contemporary techniques of the construction – they had wood, bricks and stones easily at their disposal. The builders would have also thought of the longevity of the structures by ensuring absorbing the impact of earthquakes,” he stated, adding that the study of utilizing delicate material probably existed in the chronicled period which ought not come as an amazement.

Gujarat turns out to be second state to set up street security authority

Very nearly three years after the Gujarat Road Safety Authority (GujROSA) Act, 2018, was passed in the state gathering, the authority was comprised in the last 50% of December 2020, with the arrangement of chief board individuals. L P Padalia, a resigned IAS official of the Gujarat unit, has been designated as its first head.

Specialists said that after Kerala, Gujarat turned into the second state in India to set up the position that will fill in as an extension between different arms of the public authority. The essential command of the body is to guarantee the 4Es of street wellbeing: Engineering, Enforcement, Education, Environment and Emergency Services.

Padalia said that the authority is focused on diminishing street auto collisions and fatalities in the state through aggregate endeavors.

As per the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) information, Gujarat in 2019 had recorded the passings of 7,428 people in 16,503 mishaps, though 15,976 people were accounted for harmed. The analysis over the authority reaction had frequently highlighted the way that the divisions — going from streets and structures to police — think in storehouses with regards to issues identified with streets. The staying point was locale and authority over different pieces of the streets.

“But with the authority in place, we are hopeful that there will be better coordination and cohesive planning in both the urban areas with high traffic density and on the highways where the fatalities are more,” said a member who did not wish to be named. “Citizens can also approach district-level committees or the authority directly about their issues.”

Amit Khatri, who is important for the leader council, said that with individuals from practically all conceivable stakeholding segments in the body, it will be simpler currently to comprehend the issues of street security. Actualizing a uniform approach will likewise be encouraged, Khatri said.

Gujarat: Sabarmati Ashram reopens for visitors following 9 months

The notable Sabarmati Ashram here has returned its entryways for guests, in the wake of staying shut for more than nine months due to the Covid flare-up, an ashram official said on Tuesday. With social removing and other Covid-19 conventions set up, the premises has been opened for people in general from Monday, the ashram’s chief, Atul Pandya, said.

Before the episode of Covid-19, the ashram, a previous home of Mahatma Gandhi and a memorable focus connected to India’s Independence development, used to get an enormous number of guests consistently. It is overseen by the Sabarmati Ashram Preservation and Memorial Trust.

“The ashram was shut for visitors since March 20 last year following the coronavirus outbreak. From Monday, we have once again opened the premises for visitors,” Pandya said.

“People can visit the ashram between 10am and 5pm. We have deployed our staff to guide them to maintain social distancing,” he said.

Sanitiser containers have been put at 18 better places in the premises for the guests, the authority said.

As of now, the exhibition hall and ‘Hriday Kunj’, the house inside the ashram where Mahatma Gandhi and his significant other had once lived, have been opened for general society, while the book shop, khadi shop and charkha display in the premises will stay shut, he said.

“People will touch things at these shops and the charkha gallery, which is not advisable in the present situation. Thus, we have restricted the entry of visitors at these places. We are putting in place all possible measures to stop the spread of the virus,” Pandya said.

The ashram, where the dad of the country dwelled somewhere in the range of 1917 and 1930, was a significant vacation destination, both with homegrown and unfamiliar voyagers, before the flare-up of Covid-19.

On a normal, around 2,000 individuals used to visit this authentic spot each day, Pandya stated, adding that the footfalls are currently going to be substantially less in the wake of the pandemic.

Gujarat mulls scripting own ‘love jihad’ law

Close behind two BJP-administered states – Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh – upholding dubious laws to obstruct ‘love jihad’, the Gujarat government is likewise intending to acquaint a lawful arrangement with act against people who power a person into strict transformation for the sake of adoration and marriage.

In spite of the fact that the expressed goal of the Gujarat Freedom of Religion Act, 2003 is “prohibition of conversion from one religion to another by the use of force or allurement or by fraudulent means,” the state government has been reflecting on presentation of an inside and out new law to check love jihad or further reinforcing the current demonstration to incorporate the part of ‘love jihad’.

The state government has coordinated divisions concerned – home, law and administrative and parliamentary issues – to legitimately vet the new laws against ‘affection jihad’ which have been authorized by the UP and MP state governments.

Depts told to check anti-conversion law

Divisions have been approached to see these new laws vis-àvis the current enemy of transformation law that exists in the state and prescribe to the public authority whether there is a particular need of another law on the lines of UP and MP or whether there is need to revise the current law,” key government sources said.

“Our existing law has a provision to act against a person who indulges in forced conversion in the name of love or marriage. However, the state government has been seeking feedback from elected legislators as well as groups from society on whether there ought to be stricter provisions to contain `love jihad’.

The government, meanwhile, is also considering the ordinance route to introduce a law against `love jihad’,” sources added.

The Gujarat Freedom of Religion Act, 2003 orders that a resident acquire earlier endorsement from the area authority, for change. Under the current law, any individual saw as blameworthy of enjoying constrained transformation can confront detainment as long as three years and a fine of up to Rs 50,000. On the off chance that the individual who has been compelled to change over is a minor, a lady or an individual having a place with booked position or planned clan, the greatest detainment has been fixed at four years and a fine which can stretch out up to Rs one lakh.

Sources near the advancement educated that, “The government is keen to make the existing law stricter, with specific provision to control the love jihad like forced conversion.’’ Meanwhile, according to true figures, lion’s share of uses for strict transformation have been from Hindus, while focal Gujarat has seen most strict transformations. Under the Freedom of religion Act, it is required to look for authorization of particular locale organizations for transformation.

Answering to inquiries in the Gujarat get together, the state government – while giving pertinent figures to 2016 and 2017 – had said in February 2018 that the public authority got 402 applications from Hindus, 33 applications from Muslims, 11 from Christians and one from a Sikh, looking for consent to grasp different religions.

In July 2019, the state government educated in the get together that focal Gujarat saw most strict changes in the first two years.