QAhmedabad: Shah to Launch Poll Campaign in Gujarat & More
BJP President Amit Shah.
BJP President Amit Shah.(Photo: IANS)

QAhmedabad: Shah to Launch Poll Campaign in Gujarat & More

1. BJP Chief Amit Shah to Launch Poll Campaign in Gujarat Tomorrow

BJP chief Amit Shah will officially launch the Lok Sabha poll campaign in Gujarat on Tuesday, 12 February. Shah will address Karyakarta Sammelan in Ahmedabad and Godhra to infuse temperament among BJP cadres.

Shah is also going to launch a nation-wide official campaign for the elections, 'Mera Ghar BJP Ka Ghar' from Ahmedabad. The convention is held at a community hall located near SG Highway.

However, Shah's presence at a convention of the party at Godhra is significant as the town is also connected to the Godhra train carnage of 27 February 2002. The massacre took toll of 59 kar sevaks who were returning to Ahmedabad from Ayodhya after kar seva and that resulted into riots.

(Source: DNA Ahmedabad)

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2. After Protests, College Cancels Event That Had Jignesh Mevani as Chief Guest

Ahmedabad-based HK Arts College, on Sunday, 10 February, declared the cancellation of its annual festival programme that was to be attended by Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani as chief guest after the trust governing the college refused to give hall for the event following alleged pressure from some student leaders of BJP opposed to Mevani.

The function was scheduled to be held on Monday, 11 February. It is to be noted that Mevani is an alumnus of HK Arts College.

Speaking to The Indian Express, principal of HK Arts College, Hemant Kumar Shah, said, “The annual festival of our college was to be celebrated tomorrow. We had invited Jignesh Mevani for the same 15-20 days back after he consented to be the Chief Guest. We wanted to invite him since he is a former student of the college.”

(Source: The Indian Express)

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3. 500 New Cameras to Two-Wheeler Drivers Wear Helmet

Are you riding the two-wheeler without a helmet? If the traffic police haven't caught you in the act yet, be prepared to face the brunt soon. To prevent Amdavadis from riding vehicles without helmets, the Ahmedabad traffic police will install 500 new CCTV cameras at 87 junctions of the city which can automatically detect motorists not wearing the helmets.

The city already has 1,300 CCTV cameras installed at these junctions, of which 500 will be replaced with automatically helmet detecting cameras by mid of 2019.

"We will install around 20 cameras at some of the major junctions before March 2019. We will replace the rest of the cameras that are already installed as per requirement. Right now, we generate around 25,000 e-challans daily. Once these cameras are installed this number will go up."Akshayraj Makwana, DCP of traffic, said.

(Source: DNA Ahmedabad)

4. Gujarat Forest Dept Begins Search for Tiger Seen in Viral Photo

The Gujarat Forest department has begun efforts to locate a tiger after a photo of it crossing a road in Lunawada taluka of Mahisagar district went viral on social media, a senior official said.

A local government school teacher Mahesh Mahera on Sunday, 10 February, claimed he saw a tiger crossing a road near Boriya village in Mahisagar, over 120 kilometres from here, on February 6 and clicked its picture on his mobile phone and shared it with friends on social media platforms.

The photo soon went viral and alerted the state's forest department on the unlikely presence of a tiger in the area. Acting on Mahera's claims, the forest department set up two camera traps and deployed staff to confirm the big cat's presence, a senior official said.

(Source: PTI)

5. Test the Health Worker Before Baby Is Vaccinated

The next time a health worker approaches you for the vaccination of your child, think twice before going ahead. She/he may not be aware about the dosage and, in case of an adverse effect, might not know where and whom to contact immediately.

A survey conducted in Ahmedabad revealed that 8.33 percent of the Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM) workers were not aware of the dosage of the vaccine. Dr Priyank Algotar and Dr Nidhi Talsania conducted the study during 2015 and 2017 while working under the Mission Indradhanush vaccination drive.

“A study was conducted as per the World Health Organization (WHO)’s 30-cluster sampling. Per 5000 people there are only two health workers in-charge of the vaccination, as per the state government’s guidelines. However, we have found that many of the workers were not aware about the dosage of the vaccine,” said Dr Algotar.

(Source: DNA Ahmedabad)

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