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Amit Shah reviews Covid situation in Gujarat, visits 950-bed facility for patients

Shah was accompanied by Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani to the facility, being set up with the help of DRDO. The home minister said a will also be set up in Gandhinagar.

Will bring in law against ‘love jihad’ to stop kidnapping of Hindu girls, says Gujarat CM

Speaking at a rally in Godhra, Vijay Rupani said that the new law is aimed at stopping women from being 'lured and converted'.

Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani tests positive for Covid day after fainting on stage

Rupani, 64, fainted on stage while addressing a rally in Vadodara for the upcoming civic polls in the state, following which he was flown to Ahmedabad and admitted to a hospital.
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani faints at Vadodara rally, to be kept under observation for 24 hrs

Rupani, 64, Sunday fainted on stage while addressing a rally in Nizampura for the upcoming civic polls, and was flown to Ahmedabad and admitted in a hospital.

Biden-Harris ‘rescue’ Lady Liberty & Gujarat’s ‘Kamalam ke pakore’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
File photo of a dragon fruit | Pixabay

Gujarat govt to rename dragon fruit ‘Kamalam’ as it resembles lotus, says CM Rupani

Rupani said the reason behind the change was because 'dragon fruit' is not proper, and makes one think of China.
At the Ramnathpara Mukti Dham, the city’s largest crematorium | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Rajkot says 94 Covid deaths in 3 months but crematorium & burial ground data puts it at 1,247

The Rajkot municipal corporation says there hasn't been any under-reporting of deaths, but added that several deaths get reported the following day and data is accordingly updated.
File image of Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani | Photo: ANI

Gujarat will be the first state to implement NEP 2020, says CM Vijay Rupani

Rupani said that his govt will form a task force to create a road map for implementing this new policy which will bring drastic changes in school education.
UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath | ANI

Yogi Adityanath is the ‘best chief minister in India,’ only not in Uttar Pradesh

India Today’s ‘Mood of the Nation’ survey overplays Yogi Adityanath’s ratings in an all-India survey, and downplays the lacklustre ratings he gets within Uttar Pradesh.
Some of the volunteers of the Covid-19 Action Committee Cum Task Force from Upper Chandmari colony in Kohima, Nagaland. | Photo: Yimkumla Longkumer/ThePrint

Nagaland’s Covid vigilantes, Pune’s auto hub saviours & Gujarat’s ‘more fatal’ viral strain

A recap of some of the best on-ground reporting of the Covid-19 pandemic from ThePrint’s reporters and photojournalists.

On Camera

File image of Assam BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma | PTI

Covid, connectivity, climate – CM Himanta Biswa Sarma has early mover advantage in Assam

From visiting Covid patients at 2:30 am to giving deadlines for Dispur flyover, Himanta Biswa Sarma has hit the ground running as CM.
An Air India aircraft takes off from Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata (Representational image) | Photographer: Arko Datto | Bloomberg

Air India’s privatisation won’t be affected by Cairn ‘pressure tactics’, govt says

Cairn Energy has sued Air India in the US to recover its $1.2 billion arbitration award. This has raised questions around the stake sale of the national carrier.

Defence

Russia's S-400 air defence system

Despite Covid, 100+ IAF personnel are in Russia on S-400 missile training as delivery nears

The delivery of the S-400 missile system was originally scheduled to begin in 2020, but the deadline was extended after payments to Moscow were delayed.

By the rivers of the heartland & across Vindhyas, proof which politics sucks & which works

Politics & economics are at the heart of Covid tragedy in UP, Bihar. The regional imbalance in political power, economic & social indicators is deeply troublesome.