Hawker zones to be shifted due to traffic

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RAJKOT: The Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) has decided to shift two of its hawkers’ zones on Kalavad Road and University Road following complaints of traffic congestion in the areas, especially on weekends and holidays. The zone near Crystal Mall on Kalavad road will be shifted to RMC plot opposite Nyari filter plant. Bhagat Singh hawkers’ zone on University Road will be shifted to RMC plot in Pushkardham. Currently, there are 103 hawker zones notified by RMC. “All the facility like roads, parking, street lights will be provided in the two…

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Girls fall unconscious after MR vaccination in Wadhwan

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RAJKOT: Five girls in the age group of 10 and 13 years were rendered unconscious after being administered with measles-rubella (MR) vaccination in government primary school at Shiyani ni Pol area in Wadhwan town of Surendranagar district on Thursday morning. Suhana Qureshi, Hiral Solanki, Divya Joshi, Sonal Makwana and Isha Chawda were admitted to Surendranagar Gandhi Hospital after they fell unconscious. School principal Mahesh Kanani said, “About 45 to 50 girls were administered with MR vaccination. However, only those girls whose physical condition was weak suffered. Had there been anything…

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Flood-hit villagers vent anger at Bavaliya

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RAJKOT: Kunwarji Bavaliya, who was recently inducted as Cabinet minister for water supply after quitting Congress, faced peoples’ wrath in flood-ravaged Vasoj village of Gir-Somnath district on Thursday. Bavaliya, who was deputed by chief minister Vijay Rupani to oversee relief work in these areas, met with severe criticism from aggrieved women who asked him to leave the village. The video of the incident also went viral on social media on Thursday. Vasoj is one of worst-affected villages due to heavy rain and several houses are still marooned. “You politicians only…

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Quenching thirst can also help citizens earn discount coupons

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RAJKOT: Don’t dump the plastic water bottle bought from the shop after using it. For every bottle, you can earn a Rs five coupon soon! The Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) is set to install 12 reverse vending machines in the city, which will generate a coupon of Rs 5 for every bottle deposited in it by the user. The coupons can be encashed at as many as 50 places including eateries, garment shops, movie halls, GSRTC bus tickets, railway stations and many more. RMC says this is first of its…

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Travel back in time at India’s 1st clock museum

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RAJKOT: Gongs of the wall clocks have fallen silent in most households in the digital age. But you could soon walk down the nostalgic lane in India’s ‘clock town’ Morbi and take time out to view these old timekeepers in a special museum. Clock makers in Morbi have jointly planned to build a museum showcasing all the wall clocks made in the town ever since its inception in 1947. The town which makes 1.5 lakh pieces every day — claimed to be the highest in Asia – had nothing to…

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Two women among three mauled by leopards

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RAJKOT: Three people, including two women, were attacked by leopards in two incidents, in Gir Somnath and Amreli districts, on Wednesday. The forest department set up cages to catch the leopards. According to forest department officials, Manisha Makwana (22) and Geeta Makwana were attacked on Wednesday morning at Bhadiyadar village of Una taluka in Gir Somnath district when they were in a cattle shed. Assistant conservator of forests Nikunj Parmar said, “The two of them were attacked when they were inside a shed. Because of rain, the cat may have…

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Two die as bike collides with truck

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RAJKOT: Two persons were killed after the motorcycle they were on crashed into a truck that was in front of them on the Rajkot-Gondal highway, about 10km from Rajkot, on Wednesday afternoon. Hitesh Vaghani (30) and Devraj Kalavadiya (56) were both killed on the spot. They were returning after attending to a client in Shapar. Hitesh is an electrician and had gone to Shapar to meet a client for orders. According to police, while the duo was returning, a truck in front of them braked suddenly. Hitesh, who was driving,…

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Neighbour blackmails woman with morphed pictures, rapes her

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RAJKOT: A 26-year-old married woman was allegedly raped by her friend’s husband, who morphed her photos and threatened to make them viral on social media. Mahila police station arrested the accused Gauridas alias Munno Meswani after the woman lodged a complaint on Tuesday night. The woman and the accused’s family are neighbours and they were on friendly terms. A month ago, the two families had gone for a day-long outing at Nyari dam where Gauridas clicked the woman’s pictures. After few days, he came to her house and showed her…

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2 die as bike collides with truck

Rajkot: Two persons were killed after the motorcycle they were on crashed into a truck that was in front of them on the Rajkot-Gondal highway, about 10km from Rajkot, on Wednesday afternoon. Hitesh Vaghani (30) and Devraj Kalavadiya (56) were both killed on the spot. They were returning after attending to a client in Shapar. Hitesh is an electrician and had gone to Shapar to meet a client for orders. According to police, while the duo was returning, a truck in front of them braked suddenly. Hitesh, who was driving,…

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Death toll in van-truck collision rises to nine

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Rajkot: The death toll from the accident that claimed the lives of eight members of a family, 12km from Rajkot, on Tuesday night, has risen to nine. One of the accident victims succumbed during treatment at a private hospital in Rajkot on Wednesday. Mahesh succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday morning. All nine passengers in the van, including two women, have now died. The van had collided head on with a truck near Ratanpar village, on the Rajkot-Morbi highway late on Tuesday evening. According to police, the deceased were members…

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