A jolt from past: A 1,000-year-old Vadnagar earthquake

Published on July 8, 2021 AHMEDABAD: Gujarat shares a long relationship with earthquakes due to its position on the seismic fault-lines. But that’s also the reason that this region’s residents, over the centuries, developed methods to counter the impact of the natural phenomenon, indicated findings from the Vadnagar excavation. Dr Siddharth Prizomwala, a scientist from … Continue reading A jolt from past: A 1,000-year-old Vadnagar earthquake

Gujarat: With skeletons, insights tumble out of history’s cupboard from Vadnagar

Published on July 8, 2021 AHMEDABAD: A set of skeletons and mortal remains – dating back 800 to 2,000 years – found from Vadnagar, PM Narendra Modi’s home town, gives a glimpse of ethnography of the region over the centuries and also customs like burial. Dr Niraj Rai, group head of the Ancient DNA Lab … Continue reading Gujarat: With skeletons, insights tumble out of history’s cupboard from Vadnagar

Gujarat: Finds put Vadnagar at par with major Buddhist sites

Published on July 7, 2021 AHMEDABAD: Vadnagar, now famous as the home town of PM Narendra Modi, has again revealed its ancient treasures to experts from the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) – an elliptical (capsule-shaped) structure similar to those at other ancient sites associated with Buddhism, a sealing with the same first words as … Continue reading Gujarat: Finds put Vadnagar at par with major Buddhist sites

Ahmedabad: For last of Covid patients, the 2nd wave still persists

Published on July 7, 2021 AHMEDABAD: Even as the city breathes easy with the second wave of Covid-19 ebbing, the fight for life continues for the 65-year old man who is on ventilator support at Bopal ICU. He is the only one Covid-19 patient on ventilator in Ahmedabad as on Tuesday. “The patient has been … Continue reading Ahmedabad: For last of Covid patients, the 2nd wave still persists

Ahmedabad: Innovation to make eye surgeries easier

Published on July 5, 2021 AHMEDABAD: A city-based couple along with their colleagues were granted a patent for their forceps for iris claw lenses by the Patent Office of the Government of India on July 2. The innovation will help eye surgeons during complicated cataract surgeries. The patent has been granted to Dr Deepika Singhal, … Continue reading Ahmedabad: Innovation to make eye surgeries easier

People below 45 account for 39% of total vaccinated in Gujarat

Published on July 5, 2021 AHMEDABAD: On Saturday, Gujarat with 2.23 lakh first doses of Covid-19 vaccines took the total tally of those in 18-44 years category to 39% of the total vaccinated in the state. With the number, the youngsters became the biggest category of the vaccine recipients in the state. Those in 45-60 … Continue reading People below 45 account for 39% of total vaccinated in Gujarat

Ahmedabad: Confined to homes, screen-addicted toddlers find it difficult to walk, talk

Published on July 5, 2021 Part of Mindemic series AHMEDABAD: A city-based couple worried over their four-year-old girl not walking beyond baby steps consulted a psychiatrist recently. They feared the girl who also showed signs of limited vocabulary-- she would not chatter like children nextdoors her age-had developmental issues. The psychiatrist, after consulting with his … Continue reading Ahmedabad: Confined to homes, screen-addicted toddlers find it difficult to walk, talk