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The metro projects will provide an environment-friendly mass rapid transit system to the two cities in Gujarat, the Prime Minister's Office said in a statement. (ANI Photo)

'Landmark day': PM Modi to perform bhoomi pujan of Gujarat metro projects

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 08:11 AM IST
"Today is a landmark day for two of Gujarat’s leading urban centres. The Bhoomi Poojan of Surat Metro and Phase-2 of the Ahmedabad Metro would take place at 10:30 AM," PM Modi said in a tweet on Monday.
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When it comes to sector-wise impact, the hospitality/travel sector has been hit the most with a 60 per cent decline in hiring followed by power/infrastructure/energy sector (39 per cent), retail (30 per cent), telecom/ISP (25 per cent) and accounting/taxation/finance (20 per cent) in December 2020 year-over-year.(HT Archive/Getty)
When it comes to sector-wise impact, the hospitality/travel sector has been hit the most with a 60 per cent decline in hiring followed by power/infrastructure/energy sector (39 per cent), retail (30 per cent), telecom/ISP (25 per cent) and accounting/taxation/finance (20 per cent) in December 2020 year-over-year.(HT Archive/Getty)

December hiring activity in nation up by 14%: Report

By Asian News International | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 07:06 PM IST
The medical/healthcare sector witnessed a positive growth of 11 per cent due to macro conditions. Further, the hiring trend in pharma/biotech sector remained less impacted with only 1 per cent fall.
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People began flocking to the garden to get themselves clicked in front of the structure.(PTI)
People began flocking to the garden to get themselves clicked in front of the structure.(PTI)

Mysterious ‘monolith’, spotted across world since November, surfaces in Gujarat

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Ahmedabad
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 06:20 PM IST
The triangular prism-shaped structure, around seven feet tall, became an instant hit among city dwellers after it was spotted in a garden on SG Highway on Thursday morning.
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People look at a 'mysterious' monolith at Symphony Forest Park, in Ahmedabad.(PTI)
People look at a 'mysterious' monolith at Symphony Forest Park, in Ahmedabad.(PTI)

India’s first ‘monolith’ spotted in a park in Ahmedabad, Gujarat

By Press Trust of India | Posted By: Trisha Sengupta | Ahmedabad
PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2021 09:58 AM IST
The triangular prism-shaped structure, around seven feet tall, became a hit among city dwellers after it was spotted in a garden on SG Highway on Thursday morning.
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Renowned kite maker Jagmohan Kanojia flies his special kite on New Year’s Eve, in Amritsar, Punjab, India. (Photo by Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
Renowned kite maker Jagmohan Kanojia flies his special kite on New Year’s Eve, in Amritsar, Punjab, India. (Photo by Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

Indian states, cities opt for night curfew, curbs on New Year. Read list here

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 31, 2020 07:03 PM IST
The measures by state governments come on the day India clocked 1,02,66,674 coronavirus cases after 21,822 fresh infections were reported in a day.
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People wait in queues for their thermal scanning before entering a market in Ahmedabad in this file photo.(PTI)
People wait in queues for their thermal scanning before entering a market in Ahmedabad in this file photo.(PTI)

Covid-19 triggering rare, fatal fungal infection: Here’s all about mucormycosis

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 02:43 PM IST
Last week, doctors at Delhi’s Sir Ganga Ram Hospital also found multiple cases in recovering coronavirus patients, who were diagnosed with the deadly fungal infection. They said nearly half of them lost their eyesight.
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Ahmedabad-based HCP Wellness has established a robust skin care cosmetics and oral care manufacturing unit.(HCP Wellness)
Ahmedabad-based HCP Wellness has established a robust skin care cosmetics and oral care manufacturing unit.(HCP Wellness)

HCP Wellness expanding its manufacturing of oral care and skin care cosmetics plants to Ahmedabad to meet market demand

UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 04:54 PM IST
Over the past few years, HCP Wellness has managed to create an astonishing client portfolio from start-up to multi-nationals, by aiding them with ideation, R&D support, execution, as well as the final shelf product.
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In the study, commissioned by handset maker Vivo and conducted by CMR about 70 per cent agreed that if their usage continues at the current rate or grows, it is likely to impact their mental or physical health.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
In the study, commissioned by handset maker Vivo and conducted by CMR about 70 per cent agreed that if their usage continues at the current rate or grows, it is likely to impact their mental or physical health.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Average time spent on smartphone up 25% to 6.9 hrs amid pandemic: Vivo-CMR report

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2020 06:31 PM IST
About 74 per cent said they get moody and irritable when they stop using their mobile phone, while 73 per cent said they “feel compelled” to constantly check their smartphone.
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In Ahmedabad zone alone, 11,048 GST registrations have been cancelled. In Chennai zone, 19,586 suo motu cancellations have been done so far in respect of GST taxpayers who have failed to file returns for more than six months.(PTI)
In Ahmedabad zone alone, 11,048 GST registrations have been cancelled. In Chennai zone, 19,586 suo motu cancellations have been done so far in respect of GST taxpayers who have failed to file returns for more than six months.(PTI)

Govt cancels GST registration of 163k biz entities over non-filing of tax returns

By Rajeev Jayaswal | New Delhi, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 01:22 PM IST
To handle the menace of fake firms and circular trading entities, GST officials have cancelled 1,63,042 registrations in the month of October and November this year due to non-filing of GSTR-3B returns for more than six months
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Entrepreneur Sachin Bamgude receives Human Rights Award 2020 on the occasion of human rights day

UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 06:18 PM IST
He works for needy people and for community round the clock with his Sadatara foundation.
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Joe Root of England shakes hands with Virat Kohli of India.(Getty Images)
Joe Root of England shakes hands with Virat Kohli of India.(Getty Images)

India vs England: BCCI announces schedule, Ahmedabad to host Day-Night Test & 5 T20Is, ODIs in Pune, Chennai gets 2 Tests

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 04:29 PM IST
India vs England: The third match of the series will be a day-night affair, which will be hosted in Ahmedabad.
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BCCI secretary designate Jay Shah.(PTI)
BCCI secretary designate Jay Shah.(PTI)

India vs England: D/N Test to be played in Ahmedabad from Feb 24, says Jay Shah

By Asian News International | Ahmedabad
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 03:23 PM IST
“The first Test will start from February 7 and the day-night Test will be played in Ahmedabad at the Motera Stadium from February 24,” said Shah while inaugurating Gujarat Cricket Association’s indoor academy for young cricketers.
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The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) executed delivery of gold and silver to the tune of Rs 1 crore in the ‘options in goods’ framework, marking the sixth consecutive month of delivery.(Bloomberg)
The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) executed delivery of gold and silver to the tune of Rs 1 crore in the ‘options in goods’ framework, marking the sixth consecutive month of delivery.(Bloomberg)

BSE executes physical deliveries of gold under India good delivery standard

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 02, 2020 07:08 PM IST
The ‘options in goods’ contracts on gold mini and silver kg based on spot prices was launched from June 1, 2020. These contracts are converted into physical delivery on expiry.
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A banner is put up on the occasion of the launch of Phase III Regulatory Trial of the COVAXIN coronavirus vaccine, at NICED Beleghata in Kolkata, West Bengal.(Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)
A banner is put up on the occasion of the launch of Phase III Regulatory Trial of the COVAXIN coronavirus vaccine, at NICED Beleghata in Kolkata, West Bengal.(Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)

Covid-19 vaccine updates: Punjab CM to take first shot of vaccine in state

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 07:03 PM IST
Several indigenous vaccine candidates have begun their Phase I/II trials and NICED began its Phase III trials on Wednesday in Kolkata.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a meeting with representatives from Gennova Biopharmaceuticals Ltd Pune, Biological E Ltd Hyderabad and Dr. Reddys Laboratories Ltd Hyderabad(Photo courtesy: https://www.pib.gov.in/)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a meeting with representatives from Gennova Biopharmaceuticals Ltd Pune, Biological E Ltd Hyderabad and Dr. Reddys Laboratories Ltd Hyderabad(Photo courtesy: https://www.pib.gov.in/)

Explain Covid-19 vaccine in simple terms to people, PM Modi tells drug makers

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 02:32 PM IST
PM Modi also asked the companies to come up with suggestions and ideas regarding the regulatory processes. All the vaccine candidates discussed are at different stages of trials and detailed data and results are expected early next year onwards, the Prime Minister’s office said in a statement.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi visis the Zydus Biotech Park to review the development of COVID-19 vaccine, in Ahmedabad.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi visis the Zydus Biotech Park to review the development of COVID-19 vaccine, in Ahmedabad.(PTI)

PM Modi to interact with three Covid-19 vaccine development teams

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 07:14 PM IST
PM Modi has also visited Ahmedabad, Pune and Hyderabad to review India’s progress in developing vaccine for Covid-19.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Serum Institute of India to review COVID-19 vaccine development in Pune .(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Serum Institute of India to review COVID-19 vaccine development in Pune .(ANI)

PM Modi reviews Covid-19 vaccine progress in Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Pune

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Ahmedabad/Hyderabad/Pune
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 07:49 PM IST
The Prime Minister’s Office said the day-long visit was aimed at getting a first-hand perspective of the preparations, challenges and road map in India’s endeavour to vaccinate its citizens.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at Zydus Cadila’s plant in Changodar industrial area near Ahmedabad city.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at Zydus Cadila’s plant in Changodar industrial area near Ahmedabad city.(ANI)

PM Modi visits Zydus Biotech Park in Ahmedabad to review developments of Covid vaccine

By Asian News International | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Ahmedabad
PUBLISHED ON NOV 28, 2020 10:52 AM IST
The visit is the first of his three-city tour to personally review the vaccine development and manufacturing process in the country.
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From the airport, Prime Minister Narendra Modi proceeded to pharma major Zydus Cadila’s plant near Ahmedabad to get information about its vaccine development.(ANI)
From the airport, Prime Minister Narendra Modi proceeded to pharma major Zydus Cadila’s plant near Ahmedabad to get information about its vaccine development.(ANI)

PM Modi reaches Ahmedabad to review coronavirus vaccine development by Zydus Cadila

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Ahmedabad
PUBLISHED ON NOV 28, 2020 09:48 AM IST
Zydus Cadila has announced that the phase-I clinical trial of its vaccine candidate ZyCoV-D was over and it has commenced phase-II clinical trials from August.
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People wait during the administration of Covaxin, a government-backed experimental Covid-19 vaccine, during its human trials, at the Gujarat Medical Education & Research Society in Ahmedabad, on Thursday.(PTI Photo)
People wait during the administration of Covaxin, a government-backed experimental Covid-19 vaccine, during its human trials, at the Gujarat Medical Education & Research Society in Ahmedabad, on Thursday.(PTI Photo)

No complaint from volunteers given Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin: Ahmedabad doctor

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 05:41 PM IST
Dr Parul Bhatt, the medical superintendent of the Sola Civil Hospital in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad, said the second dose of Bharat Biotech International Limited’s Covid-19 vaccine will now be given after 28 days.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take a three-city tour to take stock of the vaccine development situation on Saturday.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take a three-city tour to take stock of the vaccine development situation on Saturday.(PTI)

Covid-19 vaccine review: PM Modi to visit Pune, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad tomorrow

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 08:12 AM IST
From Ahmedabad, Modi is expected to fly to Pune where he will review the status of the vaccine, including its launch, production and distribution mechanisms.
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In the 24 hours to Friday, Gujarat recorded 1,420 Covid-19 cases, taking the state tally to 194,402.(AP Photo. Representative image)
In the 24 hours to Friday, Gujarat recorded 1,420 Covid-19 cases, taking the state tally to 194,402.(AP Photo. Representative image)

Gujarat brings in restrictions to check spread of Covid-19

By Darshan Desai | Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad
PUBLISHED ON NOV 21, 2020 06:10 AM IST
Ahmedabad accounted for the highest jump in Covid-19 cases, with 246 new infections, followed by Surat (239), Vadodara (149), Rajkot (137) and Gandhinagar (80). Till Thursday morning, there were 2,845 active cases in Ahmedabad.
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People are seen waiting in queues for a thermal scan before entering a market in Ahmedabad. The city is now witnessing more than 200 Covid-19 single-day infections from around 140 daily cases a few months ago.(PTI Photo)
People are seen waiting in queues for a thermal scan before entering a market in Ahmedabad. The city is now witnessing more than 200 Covid-19 single-day infections from around 140 daily cases a few months ago.(PTI Photo)

Complete curfew to start in Ahmedabad from tonight. Here’s what you need to know

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 20, 2020 12:55 PM IST
The Gujarat government has also decided to postpone the reopening of schools and colleges in the state, which were earlier proposed to reopen from November 23, in the wake of the current situation.
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With the number of coronavirus cases witnessing a surge, the Ahmedabad administration has decided to impose night curfew in the city(Hindustan Times)
With the number of coronavirus cases witnessing a surge, the Ahmedabad administration has decided to impose night curfew in the city(Hindustan Times)

News updates from Hindustan Times: To curb surge in Covid-19 cases in Ahmedabad administration decides to impose night curfew and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 09:02 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion at 9 pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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People wait in queues for their thermal scanning before entering a market, amid the spread of the coronavirus, in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.(PTI)
People wait in queues for their thermal scanning before entering a market, amid the spread of the coronavirus, in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.(PTI)

Ahmedabad imposes night curfew from 9pm To 6am amid rising Covid- 19 cases

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 06:59 PM IST
Ahmedabad district in Gujarat reported 220 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, taking its tally to 46,022, the state health department said.
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96 per cent Indians say they plan to upgrade their entertainment equipment in the next six months.(HT Archive)
96 per cent Indians say they plan to upgrade their entertainment equipment in the next six months.(HT Archive)

Consumer poll suggests Indians willing to spend more on entertainment, premium content

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 05:54 PM IST
The study conducted across six cities, including New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad, was aimed at understanding the changing content consumption habits.
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A man holds the flags of India and the U.S. while people take part in the 35th India Day Parade in New York August 16, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/Files(REUTERS)
A man holds the flags of India and the U.S. while people take part in the 35th India Day Parade in New York August 16, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/Files(REUTERS)

Nearly 2 lakh Indian students chose US for higher studies in 2019-20 academic year: Report

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 16, 2020 03:22 PM IST
Indian students comprised nearly 20 per cent of the over one million students from around the world, and the US has seen a steady increase in the number of undergraduate students from India, the report stated.
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25 people have been arrested, including two kingpins and two professionals, and some 350 cases have been booked for issuing fake invoices against 1,180 entities.(PTI)
25 people have been arrested, including two kingpins and two professionals, and some 350 cases have been booked for issuing fake invoices against 1,180 entities.(PTI)

25 held as Centre cracks down on GST fraud

By Rajeev Jayaswal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 06:46 AM IST
The Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI) crackdown on unscrupulous elements engaged in fake invoices to fraudulently avail themselves of GST input tax credit took place after a high-level meeting at the department of revenue.
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Mayur is a Masters in Music from Berklee, Valencia; (inset) a still from his “Vivekamunand Mix” starring Donald Trump
Mayur is a Masters in Music from Berklee, Valencia; (inset) a still from his “Vivekamunand Mix” starring Donald Trump

Social Media Star of the Week: Mayur ‘Vivkamunand Mix’ Jumani

By Karishma Kuenzang | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 08:16 AM IST
Meet the 28-year-old creator of the Donald Trup mash-up who has many more humorous songs to his credit
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IRCTC to offer tourist packages

By Aroosa Ahmed | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON NOV 11, 2020 05:11 PM IST
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