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Avrodh is a retelling, sans any jingoistic and provocative dialogues or scenes, of how the government and armed forces worked tirelessly to avenge the killing of 19 soldiers at an Army base camp in Uri.

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Vidya Balan owns the material that she is given, course-correcting every time she tends to slip into being mannered. The supporting cast is fine.

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The songwriters released the video days after raising concerns about lack of credits for their work on various music streaming platforms.

Technology

Reno4 Pro launch, OPPO, fast charging

OPPO Reno4 Pro also promises a host of other features that will take the market by storm. With its 3D Borderless Sense Screen that curves 55.9 degrees and sleek design, the Reno4 Pro is going to turn heads.

The CEOs of Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google faced an onslaught of questions posed by a 15-member panel of democratic and republican lawmakers at the historic hearing on Capitol Hill.

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OnePlus 8T can be one of the first devices to run Android 11 out-of-the-box. Android 11 is expected to surface in the third quarter of 2020 which can be in September as well. 

Ahmedabad News

Ahmedabad Court rejects Hardik’s plea for deletion of bail condition
Ahmedabad Court rejects Hardik’s plea for deletion of bail condition

The judgment by additional sessions judge B J Ganatra said, “According to him (Patel), the wider interest of society is more important than the personal right and the court has been set up to uphold this interest and provide legal justice…. (but) the court cannot ignore violation of law.”

Ahmedabad: Two held after fake currency racket busted; Rs 2.9 lakh recovered
Ahmedabad: Two held after fake currency racket busted; Rs 2.9 lakh recovered

The two arrested accused have been identified as Uday Prajapati (25) and Meet Prajapati (22), cousins who are natives of Patan. Police said that the accused were printing fake Indian currency notes using a colour printer which was found at their rented flat.

Govt opposes Hardik’s plea on bail condition in case related to Patidar agitation in Gujarat
Govt opposes Hardik’s plea on bail condition in case related to Patidar agitation in Gujarat

To oppose Patel’s application filed on June 30, the state, before the sessions court in Ahmedabad, broadly reiterated on his “criminal antecedents” and instances where he skipped trial appearances in relation to a sedition case.

Gujarat: CWC candidate arrested for ‘committing fraud in exam’
Gujarat: CWC candidate arrested for ‘committing fraud in exam’

When CWC officials at the Paldi office checked the documents and biometrics of the candidate, they found that the candidate’s picture in the database of CWC Delhi did not match with that of the accused Ravi Kumar Meena.

Coaches of Ahmedabad-Mumbai Karnavati Express get uncoupled near Vadodara
Coaches of Ahmedabad-Mumbai Karnavati Express get uncoupled near Vadodara

According to western railway officials, the uncoupled coaches were rejoined and the train was back on its journey in half an hour.

Gujarat: PIL seeks ban on use of loudspeakers in mosques
Gujarat: PIL seeks ban on use of loudspeakers in mosques

Dharmendra Prajapati (38), who has a clinic in Gandhinagar, stated in his petition that the use of loudspeakers by mosques at various times of the day causes “great inconvenience and disturbance to nearby residents.”

2 arrested after prostitution racket busted in Ahmedabad, say police
2 arrested after prostitution racket busted in Ahmedabad, say police

According to the police, a 20-year-old woman of Assam was brought from Hyderabad to Ahmedabad a few months ago by a 27-year-old man under the pretext of marriage.

Nithyananda case: Gujarat HC grants anticipatory  bail to Shroff
Nithyananda case: Gujarat HC grants anticipatory bail to Shroff

Senior advocate Prakash Jani, representing Kalorex Group CEO Manjula Pooja Shroff, submitted that the nature of allegations doesn’t demand custodial interrogation at this stage.

ISRO SAC: 11 staff test positive, 2 blocks in housing colony quarantined
ISRO SAC: 11 staff test positive, 2 blocks in housing colony quarantined

Infected employees are also facing another issue with the private hospitals in Ahmedabad refusing to recognise the Contributory Health Service Scheme (CHSS) that subsidises treatment costs for employees, as “it pays the hospital less”.

Ahmedabad and Bharuch: 39 buffaloes in transit seized by police ahead of Bakri Eid
Ahmedabad and Bharuch: 39 buffaloes in transit seized by police ahead of Bakri Eid

In yet another case, police also arrested a 32-year-old man from Sarkhej area of Ahmedabad for stealing 13 buffaloes and allegedly slaughtering eight of them.

Gujarat HC issues guidelines to file cases  in subordinate courts from Aug 4
Gujarat HC issues guidelines to file cases in subordinate courts from Aug 4

As per the guidelines, the principal judicial officer of courts shall identify and earmark a dedicated room with facility of window that can operate as a special counter where litigants or advocates shall submit physical cases in a sealed envelope, between 11 am and 2 pm.

Over 1k Covid cases for 7th day in Gujarat;  Rs 244 cr spent from CM’s fund
Over 1k Covid cases for 7th day in Gujarat; Rs 244 cr spent from CM’s fund

As many as 1,052 fresh Covid-19 cases were reported on Monday, taking the state tally to 57,051. Death toll stood at 2,367 with 22 more succumbing to the virus in a day.

Gujarat: 110 police officers awarded DGP’s Commendation Disc
Gujarat: 110 police officers awarded DGP’s Commendation Disc

Apart from Gujarat, six other states and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) also follow the tradition of awarding the DGP’s Commendation Disc to officers for their efficient work.

Prostitution racket busted in Ahmedabad, 2 arrested
Prostitution racket busted in Ahmedabad, 2 arrested

Police have also launched an investigation to find out if the accused had pushed any other victim women into prostitution in the past.

Gujarat: Farmer leader who fought against land acquisition for bullet train project joins BJP
Gujarat: Farmer leader who fought against land acquisition for bullet train project joins BJP

South Gujarat president of the Khedut Samaj Gujarat (KSG), Patel, also known as Jayesh ‘Delad’ after the village he belongs to, is also one of the 18 directors of Sumul Dairy, which has over 2.5 lakh members. He also headed the Parshottam Farmers Mandal.

Fee order kept in abeyance, claim schools; govt denies
Fee order kept in abeyance, claim schools; govt denies

The AOPS launched the social media campaign ‘SaveOurSchools’ opposing the government’s order, to collect no fees from the parents till the schools open regularly, which claimed to have over one lakh tweets in four hours.

1,110 new cases; Covid tally one short of 56k
1,110 new cases; Covid tally one short of 56k

The death toll reached 2,345 with 21 more succumbing to the virus in a day.

Dams in state 50 per cent full as monsoon enters second half
Dams in state 50 per cent full as monsoon enters second half

The Sardar Sarovar across Narmada River in Narmada district of south Gujarat region accounted for almost half of that with a gross storage of 4913.72 mcm.

Ahmedabad: Minor boy among four booked for ‘assault, verbal abuse’ on Dalit youth
Ahmedabad: Minor boy among four booked for ‘assault, verbal abuse’ on Dalit youth

According to police, the incident occurred on Saturday when Prakash Vegda (23), a resident of Baldana village, was heading towards his relative’s place around 6 pm.

Animal sacrifice on Bakri Eid prohibited in public places: Ahmedabad Police
Animal sacrifice on Bakri Eid prohibited in public places: Ahmedabad Police

As per an order released on Saturday, the directives will be enforced from July 27 to August 5. Eid al Adha or Bakra Eid is expected to fall on August 1 this year.

Gujarat: Govt’s 2008 serial blasts’ ‘bandage’ on Civil hospital’s Covid wounds
Gujarat: Govt’s 2008 serial blasts’ ‘bandage’ on Civil hospital’s Covid wounds

The essay, in Gujarati titled, “When Civil hospital took the bullet in the chest…” recalls how from the 2001 earthquake, the 2008 serial blasts to the coronavirus pandemic the hospital has catered to 95 lakh patients.

Ahmedabad records one inch avg rain: Heavy rain likely in south Gujarat, Saurashtra till July 27, says IMD
Ahmedabad records one inch avg rain: Heavy rain likely in south Gujarat, Saurashtra till July 27, says IMD

Heavy rainfall occurred across Gujarat on Saturday in the districts of Gandhinagar, Mehsana, Kheda, Tapi, Amreli, Surendranagar, Surat, Bharuch, Dang, Porbandar, Sabarkantha, Devbhumi Dwarka and Jamnagar.

Bus services suspended for 10 days in Surat from Monday
Bus services suspended for 10 days in Surat from Monday

As per the government press release, with the Unlock 1 and 2 guidelines, the government buses and private buses were running across the state following the norms of social distancing and sanitisation.

Ahmedabad: Demand for plasma therapy on the rise as hospitals await clinical trial’s result
Ahmedabad: Demand for plasma therapy on the rise as hospitals await clinical trial’s result

Since the first plasma donation in the state in Ahmedabad on April 18 from a 24-year-old woman who had returned from Paris and contracted the viral infection, there have been 105 donations in Ahmedabad as of July 23, of which 60 have taken place in July.

Only 17.61 per cent has antibodies: Ahmedabad civic body sero survey
Only 17.61 per cent has antibodies: Ahmedabad civic body sero survey

The municipal body findings has also refuted Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) reports that was not made public on the sero survey done in May during lockdown the containment areas that indicated 49 per cent seropositivity, which were cited by a section of the media.

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