Cricket fans were seen enjoying and rejoicing outside the Narendra Modi Stadium.
While speaking to ANI, a cricket fan said, "We are happy to see the largest cricket stadium of the world today." Another fan added, "We are proud of Axar Patel's performance in the test match and also happy to see world's largest cricket stadium." Narendra Modi Stadium is the largest cricket stadium in the world which is located near the banks of Sabarmati River.
The BCCI said on Monday that the remaining three T20 Internationals between India and England will be played without spectators at the Narendra Modi stadium in the wake of rising Covid-19 cases. The BCCI's announcement came after Gujarat Cricket Association vice-president Dhanraj Nathwani said the decision was taken due a spike in Covid-19 cases. "T20s on March 16, 18 and 20 will be played without audience at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Refund will be given to the spectators who have purchased tickets," Nathwani said in a statement. Nathwani said the GCA will form policy for refund of money to the spectators who have already purchased tickets for these three T20Is. Watch the full video for more.
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Amid a controversy over a cricket stadium in Gujarat being renamed after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the government on Wednesday said the name change involves only the Motera stadium and the entire sports complex continues to be named after Sardar Patel. Asked about the allegations, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar, however, told reporters that only the Motera stadium has been renamed and the complex continues to be named after Vallabhbhai Patel. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who was present alongside Javadekar at the media briefing after a cabinet meeting, also took a swipe at the Congress leaders, asking whether party chief Sonia Gandhi or Rahul Gandhi have so far praised the world's tallest statue of Sardar Patel erected at Kevadiya in Gujarat. Watch the full video for more details.
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Five days after testing positive for COVID-19, legendary India batsman Sachin Tendulkar has been hospitalised for "abundant precaution under medical advice". Last Saturday, Tendulkar had informed that he tested positive for coronavirus and added that all other members at his home have returned a negative COVID result. On Friday, he tweeted: "Thank you for your wishes and prayers. As a matter of abundant precaution under medical advice, I have been hospitalised. I hope to be back home in a few days. Take care and stay safe everyone." Watch the full video for more details.
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On this day in 2011, India won the One Day International World Cup after nearly 28 years. By the magnificent victory, India had become the first hosting team to win the World Cup on home soil.
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While speaking in the post-match virtual press conference, England White-captain Eoin Morgan has said that he is unaware of the reason for the Virat Kohli and Josh Butler fight. Commenting on the heated moment between the Indian Skipper Virat Kohli and England Wicketkeeper batsman in the fifth and final t20 international against India, Eion morgan said he is not aware of the reason for the word spat.
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The demand of oxygen has been doubled in several parts of Gujarat amid surge in COVID-19 cases. Oxygen plants are working overtime to fulfill the demands of the hospitals. Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot and Ahmedabad among other smaller districts have emerged as highest consumers of medical oxygen. The demand of medical oxygen has increased as critical cases pile up in private and government hospitals. According to owner of Mukesh Patel, the demand of medical oxygen has risen from 20-30 per cent. Gujarat has reported 8,152 new COVID-19 cases and 81 deaths in last 24 hours.
Amid the surge in COVID-19 cases, queue of ambulances seen waiting outside Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad on April 14 to admit patients. "10 days earlier, about 2800-2900 cases reported daily. But these days we are getting 4500-4600 daily cases. Emergency flow increased to 50%. Almost more cases are corona related. There are 625 ambulances working for 108 services. Also, we had added 60 more ambulances. Hospital wait time has exceeded as it's not the duty of 108 to assign the hospitals to corona patients. One has to call Municipal Corporation," said Hospital's Head of Emergency Satish Patel.
In a joint venture of Municipal Corporation and Neuberg Supratech, drive-through RT-PCR testing has been launched at GMDC Ground in Ahmedabad on April 14 to ramp up COVID testing amid rising cases. Those who came for the test, have to scan QR code. After registration, their vehicles are allowed inside for testing. Director of Neuberg Supratech Laboratory, Dr Sandip Shah said, "It's a joint venture and first time initiative in the country. We are assumed to take around 5000-6000 samples through drive through testing and disposing off a car within 3 minutes. We will provide reports within 36 hours. It will help to contain COVID by limiting the rush."
Situation in the country is getting worse day by day amid COVID second wave. Maharashtra reported 67,013 new COVID-19 cases, 62,298 recoveries and 568 deaths in the last 24 hours. While Kerala registered 26,995 new COVID-19 cases, 28 deaths on April 22. States like Karnataka reported 25,795 cases, Tamil Nadu reported 12,652, and Gujarat reports 13,105 fresh COVID cases in last 24 hours.
Gujarat on April 21 registered 12,553 new COVID infections which took the state's total caseload to 4,40,731. State government has accelerated the pace of COVID-19 testing and vaccination. 125 fatalities were reported due to the deadly virus on April 21, taking the death toll of the state to 5, 740. Currently Gujarat has 84,126 active cases. Former Secretary of Ahmedabad Hospitaland Nursing Hospital, Dr. Viren Shah said that the current situation can be controlled if the government imposes lockdown. "It is the need of the hour,"he added.
Chief Minister of Gujarat, Vijay Rupani on April 21 took his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Gandhinagar. CM Rupani was seen following all the COVID protocols at the centre. Meanwhile, in the last 24 hours, as many as 11,403 new COVID-19 cases and 117 deaths were reported in Gujarat, along with 4,179 recoveries, the state health department informed on Tuesday evening.
After the suicide of a 23-year-old woman Ayesha, who jumped into a river in Ahmedabad after recording a video, some people of Muslim Community in Agra decided not to take dowry. They also started an anti-dowry campaign and distributed pamphlet. On February 25, 23-year-old Ayesha died by suicide by jumping into the Sabarmati River in Ahmedabad allegedly over dowry harassment.
Royal Challengers Bangalore opener Devdutt Padikkal has tested positive for the novel coronavirus today. Delhi Capitals allrounder Axar Patel had tested positive yesterday and has been isolated, the DC franchise informed in a statement.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 22 said country's per capita carbon footprint is 60% lower than the global average. "Today, as we discuss global climate action, I want to leave one thought with..
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