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Ravi Mohan Saini

This 2001 winner of Kaun Banega Crorepati is now the SP of Gujarat’s Porbandar

Ravi Mohan Saini, the 33 year-old IPS officer, says implementation of lockdown in Porbandar and maintaining law and order would be his top priority in the new role.
File image of Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani | Photo: ANI

Covid spread like a forest fire when Tablighi Jamaat attendees entered Gujarat: CM Rupani

Vijay Rupani speaks on the high number of cases and high death rate in Gujarat, the allegations of sub-standard ventilators, and measures to reopen the economy.
(From left to right): Sanjay Kumar (ex-Bihar Health Secretary), Prateek Hajela (ex-Madhya Pradesh Health Commissioner), Vijay Nehra (ex-Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation Commissioner) and Praveen Pardeshi (ex-Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Commissioner). | Photo: ThePrint Team

Punishment or scapegoats? Transferred IAS officers end up sharing blame for Covid management

There has been a spate of transfers of IAS officers despite the logistical challenges of Covid-19. The bureaucracy says this is the nature of the game. Politicians consider it good governance.
People wait at the Ahmedabad Civil Hospital | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Doctors cite two reasons why Ahmedabad Civil Hospital has a high Covid mortality rate

A Gujarat HC order termed Ahmedabad Civil Hospital “as good as a dungeon". As of 22 May, the hospital recorded 377 deaths, accounting for over half of city’s total Covid deaths.
Diamond workers in Surat showing lists of names and phone numbers they submitted to the police station in order to return home by Shramik trains. | Photo: Soniya Agarwal/ThePrint

Surat diamond industry has lost Rs 30,000 crore, but it’s in no rush to restart business

With global economy sinking, safety issues in operations and Covid-19 load, the Surat Diamond Association is focussing on migrants' return and not revival of the industry.
People wait at the Ahmedabad Civil Hospital | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Make Covid treatment affordable or lose licence: Gujarat High Court warns hospitals

The Gujarat High Court noted that private hospitals charging a steep fee were out of reach for most patients, and ordered the state to work out the modalities of the fee structure.
Migrants heading out of Danapur railway station in Bihar | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

SC can’t ‘monitor’ walking migrants, but 12 HCs have issued orders on food and shelter

Over the past two months, at least 12 high courts have issued directions on the migrant crisis, some taking note of the situation suo motu.
Outside Civil hospital, Ahmedabad | Photo by Praveen Jain

Covid patient’s family blames Ahmedabad hospital after he dies within a day of being discharged

The man was found dead at a bus stop, close to where he was dropped off by a transport service, after he was discharged from the Civil Hospital. He never made it home.
A woman walks past closed shops in Old Delhi amid the nationwide lockdown | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

IAS officers, Nobel winners, filmmaker — states gather their best to battle Covid crisis

From Tamil Nadu to Maharashtra and West Bengal, multiple states have engaged high-profile experts to find a way out of the lockdown, revive their battered economy.

Gujarat Congress urges Assembly Speaker to declare Chudasama’s Dholka seat vacant

The Gujarat HC had declared Bhupendrasinh Chudasama's 2017 election as void on grounds of malpractice & manipulation as alleged in a petition filed by Congress' Ashwin Rathod.

On Camera

The Servant of Sahibs | Source: Sandeep Krishnan

Ghulam Rassul Galwan — The man who named the Galwan river, the site of India-China stand-off

It was unusual in the 19th century for rivers to be named after their regional discoverers. But Galwan, and his love for exploration, stood out.

Inter-state movement curbs: Are Indian states being paranoid or practical during Covid?

Karnataka CM B.S. Yediyurappa has said there is no ban on flights and trains to the state, a day after after his govt banned flights from certain states after a spike in Covid cases.

Defence

An army convoy moving towards the Zojilla pass, in Drass, Ladakh on 28 May 2020 (representational image) | ANI

Chinese troops blacktopping track in disputed ‘finger’ area in Ladakh amid border tensions

The fresh Chinese construction activity is happening around Finger 4 in Pangong lake area. China also blocked the route of Indian patrol teams in the disputed region.

The Chinese are so predictable, Modi & Shah should’ve seen them coming on 5 August 2019

India should’ve anticipated the Chinese appearance in Ladakh, even the timing of it, when the status of Jammu & Kashmir was changed.