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Modi asks Gujarat to increase COVID-19 testing

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday stressed on the need to increase coronavirus testing in Gujarat in view of the “high positivity rate” prevailing in the state. The PM made the suggestion during his virtual interaction with chief ministers of 10 states, including Gujarat’s Vijay Rupani, on the latest COVID-19 situation. “Testing needs to be […]

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Gujarat tries harder to woo companies fleeing China

Gujarat stands first in terms of the number of industrial entrepreneurship MoUs, with 51% share of IEMs filed in India value-wise in 2019: CM

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World

Pakistan shows J&K, parts of Gujarat as its territories

The new map shows the Indian union territory of Kashmir entirely in Pakistan, marking Ladakh’s border with China as ‘Frontier Undecided’

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India

INC Gujarat has disintegrated, says Jitu Vaghani as 5 ex-MLAs join BJP

Asked if the five ex-MLAs who joined the BJP today would be given tickets to fight the election, Vaghani said it was a decision for the central parliamentary board of the party to make

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India

Rajkot in Gujarat, Katra in Jammu shaken by earthquakes

The Rajkot and Katra earthquakes are the latest in a series of minor and moderate quakes to have hit parts of northern India (Gurgaon, Delhi)

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India

COVID rate in India 7.9 patients per lakh population

The world average is 62 people afflicted with COVID per lakh population with the mortality rate higher at 4.1/lakh as against India’s 0.2

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Economy

Apple finds Trump standing in its way from China to India

Instead of attracting American companies back home, the US president said he’d impose on them a punitive tax if they were to go elsewhere

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Economy

Labour laws reformed by states to meet COVID challenge

The Shivraj Singh Chouhan government of Madhya Pradesh leads the race, with the Yogi Adityanath dispensation close on the trail in announcing relaxations in labour laws

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Economy

Gujarat, UP vie to attract Japanese companies fleeing China

The Gujarat government says hosting the Japanese for years has given it the exposure to know how to entertain businesses from that country

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Biology

Genome sequence of coronavirus found, to help in vaccine development

Scientists at the Gujarat Biotechnology Research Centre will analyse the genome and, after that, formulate a strategy to fight the virus