‘Disturbers of peace won’t be spared’

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Vadodara: Minster of state for home affairs Pradeepsinh Jadeja said on Saturday that the police was probing all angles to the riots that took place in the city during the procession to take a Ganpati idol to a pandal in the Pratap Marghani Pole in the walled city. Speaking to media persons, Jadeja said that those who tried to hold the peace, safety and security of the city ransom will not be spared. In his speech at one of the events, Jadeja said that the state had not witnessed curfew…

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Two remanded into custody for rioting

Vadodara: A judicial magistrate’s court here on Saturday granted a two-day remand for two accused arrested in connection with the rioting that took place in the walled city on Thursday night. The city police had arrested Junaid Malek, a resident of Madar Market area, and Ayaz Arab, a resident of Bahar Colony in connection with the riots. The accused were presented in the court on Saturday. The police had sought remand stating that the accused were not giving details of those involved in the riots and making crude bombs. The…

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CM to open Rs 100 crore hospital

Vadodara: Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani will inaugurate Tricolour Hospitals on Tuesday. The hospital is a new venture of the team of doctors who had started Baroda Heart Institute and Research Centre in the city around 18 years back as Gujarat’s first super speciality cardiac centre. The hospital has been set up with an investment of Rs 100 crore. “We have set up this 130 bedded hospital which is poised to become one stop healthcare solution for this region,” said Dr Mahesh Basarge, managing director and interventional cardiologist. “Our aim…

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Karelibaug resident dies of swine flu

Vadodara: A 63-year-old resident of Karelibaug area of the city died of swine flu on Saturday taking the total death toll within the Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) limits to nine. On Saturday, samples of total 20 patients including those from within VMC limits and Vadodara rural were tested at SSG Hospital. Of these, samples of 16 turned out to be positive of the H1N1 virus. Those infected with the virus include nine from within VMC limits and seven from Vadodara rural. With this, the total number of patients testing positive…

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Stray dog on spree at Kamatibaug, bites three persons including a minor

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Vadodara: At least three people were bitten by a stray dog in Sayajibaug, better known as Kamatibaug, since Saturday morning. This is the second incident of its kind to take place in the garden within a month with authorities seeming helpless. Four-year-old Lucky Khatik, a resident of Vadsar, was brought to the SSGH by his mother Bhagwati. The mother said that they were near the ticketing window of the zoo when the incident took place. The stray dog allegedly charged at Lucky and bit him on his face. Sources added…

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350 kids watch movie, get hygiene lessons

Vadodara: Nearly 350 less privileged kids got an experience of multiplex movie viewing and were also sensitised on the taboos of open-defection on Saturday. The Baroda Young Turks Round Table 201 and Baroda Round Table 49 took 176 kids of rural primary school of Gavasad and 173 kids of New Heaven Vidyalaya at two city-based multiplexes to watch Akshay Kumar starrer – ‘Toilet, Ek Prem Katha’. The kids were later also taken to a fast food chain for lunch. The objective of this exercise was to give the school children…

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Work begins to install state’s tallest flag mast

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Vadodara: Work began on installing the tallest flag mast in the state at Sama pond in the city. The iconic flag mast reached the city on Friday night. According to officials, the flag mast was brought to the city in seven different pieces. These would be assembled and erected simultaneously in the city. Work on the project is expected to end on Sunday and it will be inaugurated at the hands of the chief minister on Monday. Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) officials said that the 67meter high flag mast was…

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