Gujarat’s ‘salt riot’ against British that preceded 1857 rebellion

Published on August 14, 2022 Ahmedabad: When it comes to salt tax and agitation, the world remembers the historic Salt March or Dandi March of 1930 where Mahatma Gandhi and his 78 satyagrahis put Gujarat and the issue of unfair salt tax on global map and gave the Indian independence movement a new direction.But a … Continue reading Gujarat’s ‘salt riot’ against British that preceded 1857 rebellion

26 cases of UK, South African Covid-19 strains in Gujarat so far

Published on March 21, 2021 AHMEDABAD/SURAT: A 31-year-old man from Kalol suspected to have the South African strain has tested positive for the foreign strain. With this, senior state health department officials confirmed that Gujarat has recorded a total of 26 cases of foreign Covid-19 strains – UK and South African – in Ahmedabad, Surat, … Continue reading 26 cases of UK, South African Covid-19 strains in Gujarat so far

UK strain scare: 5% of positive samples to be sequenced in Gujarat

Published on March 7, 2021 AHMEDABAD: The state government has decided to send 5% of the RT-PCR positive cases randomly for genetic sequencing to ascertain the presence of different variants of Covid-19 in Gujarat. The decision has come in the wake of three Covid-19 cases in Surat which tested positive for the UK strain. A … Continue reading UK strain scare: 5% of positive samples to be sequenced in Gujarat

Gujarat’s first movers in social reform

AHMEDABAD: The social reforms and addressing issues such as untouchability and eradication of caste practices in Gujarat is generally seen as having become prominent in the 20th century. However, inspired by the reformative movement in early 19th century, many scholars, then known as 'sakshar', started public debates on a number of social issues and wrote more than … Continue reading Gujarat’s first movers in social reform