Civic body struggling to plug leaks causing Navapura gastro outbreak

Vadodara: The Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) is still struggling to find the faults in the water supply network in Navapura area of the city. The area is still being supplied water by tankers and there is no clarity as to when piped water supply will resume. VMC was forced to severe water connections there in wake of the gastroenteritis outbreak in the area. With three more cases being reported on Friday, the total number of gastroenteritis cases from the area went up to 103. So far, the outbreak has claimed…

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Minority leaders campaign to quell rumours against measles vaccine

Vadodara: With rumours against the Measles Rubella (MR) vaccine drive widely circulating amongst the minority community in the city and surrounding areas, opinion makers from the community have started a major drive to ensure that the children are vaccinated. The Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) is looking to vaccinate around 4.25lakh children in the city during the drive.The vaccination drive is scheduled to begin on Monday and an extensive awareness drive has been taken up by the civic body at schools. But while the VMC was preparing for the drive, rumours…

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MSU mulls scrapping GDs, interviews

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Vadodara: In a major departure from its existing admission policy, M S University might do away with group discussions (GDs) and personal interviews (PI) that are held as part of entrance test process for many courses offered by the university. On Friday, MSU’s syndicate members constituted a committee which they said has been formed “for transparency in admission procedures”. According to syndicate member Jigar Inamdar, a majority of syndicate members felt that admissions should be done only through merit or written tests in all the programmes that the university offers.…

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Runaway criminal caught near Waghodiya Road

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Vadodara: A history-sheeter, who fled from police custody on Thursday, has been nabbed by detection of crime branch (DCB). The crime branch sleuths received a tip-off about his movements following which they nabbed Priyakant Solanki when he was travelling in an autorickshaw on Ajwa-Waghodia Road on Friday. Police said when they were checking vehicles on Ajwa-Waghodia Road, they intercepted an autorickshaw. The passenger got down and tried to flee from the spot but cops nabbed him. When questioned, Solanki couldn’t give satisfactory replies following which the cops inquired about him.…

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Cops chase down two bootleggers

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Vadodara: It was a chase that seemed to be straight out of a Bollywood potboiler. Police on Friday managed to nab two bootleggers who tried to escape with hundreds of liquor bottles in a car. The duo, identified as Mahesh Mochi and Sagar Kahar, was handed over to Raopura police station for further investigation. According to prevention of crime branch (PCB) sources, one policeman had received information that a car ferrying liquor would go from Akota to Rajmahal Road. Police watched the road near Dandia Bazaar. When they saw the…

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After 24 years, Tarsali family compensated for boy’s death

Vadodara: Twenty-four years after the death of their son in a road accident, a Tarsali family got justice from the motor accident claims tribunal in Vadodara. The victim’s father also passed away before he could hear the judgement of the case he had filed. Tragedy struck the family in December 1993, when their 17-year-old son, Jaykumar Lalwani, was killed in an accident involving a state transport (ST) bus in Fatehgunj. The Rs 3 lakh the tribunal recently awarded them comes as meagre consolation. Lalwani, who was studying at Sanskar Bharti…

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Bharuch pounded by 114mm rainfall, chemist electrocuted

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Bharuch/Surat: Normal life was paralysed in Bharuch and most areas marooned as the town was pounded by 114 mm rainfall in 24 hours ending Friday 6am.A 49-year-old chemist, who was to fly to Australia on July 21, died of electrocution at his house in Pritam Society on Friday. The victim Diptesh Shah was trying to repair the unit of his split air-conditioner (AC) on the terrace which was full of water. As soon as he stepped in the water, he was electrocuted. The electric shock was so intense that his…

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Water level at Meethi Khadi still above danger mark

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Surat: The water level of Meethi Khadi which crossed the danger mark in the city to touch 7.7 metre a day earlier is yet to subside. Vambay Awas and Saraswati Vidyalaya in Parvat village were inundated after the water level in Meethi Khadi crossed the danger mark at 7.25 metre on Thursday. The water level in Meethi Khadi rose alarmingly after the city and Kamrej, Palsana and Bardoli in Surat district received 127mm and 80mm of rain, respectively in the past 24 hours. There was no rain either in the…

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200 textile buyers from 40 countries to attend Source India exhibition

Surat: About 200 buyers from leading textile and garmenting companies of 40 countries will visit the Diamond City to crack deals with textile companies of Surat and across the country at the second edition of Source India-2018, India’s largest man-made fibre (MMF) exhibition, in September. Following the success of the first edition of the mega exhibition on MMF in 2016, Synthetic and Rayon Export Promotion Council (SREPC) plans to organize another three-day Source India-2018 where about 200 exhibitors from the entire value chain of the MMF textile sector will be…

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