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Gujarat Assembly elections: Turnout falls in Surat’s Patel seats, Muslim-majority booths
Wed, Dec 13, 2017

In the Patidar-dominated seats of Kamrej, Surat North, Varachha, Karanj and Katargam, the turnout dropped between 6 per cent and 13 per cent

Gujarat elections: 68% vote, some technical glitches reported with EVMs; PM Modi says confident of BJP’s win
Sun, Dec 10, 2017

Over 175 candidates contested for 16 Assembly seats in Surat. Among eligible voters were 88,000 first timers.

Gujarat clocks 30.31% polling till 12 pm, Congress alleges EVM malfunctioning in several booths
Sat, Dec 09, 2017

In the first four hours of polling till 12 pm, Gujarat witnessed an average voter turnout of 30.31 per cent, with the highest turnout being recorded in the districts of Tapi, Morbi and Navsari.

Probing who put up ‘Ahmed Patel for CM’ banners; not in Muslim areas: collector
Sat, Dec 09, 2017

Aslam Cyclewala, a Congress municipal councillor in Surat, alleged that BJP leaders had done it to polarise voters and incite people from the Hindu community to vote for the ruling party

Gujarat elections: From Surat on Luxury Buses — Diamond polishers return home to vote, ‘with help from candidates’
Fri, Dec 08, 2017

Those who arrived early for elections were seen helping local BJP leaders in campaigning and related logistics.

Linking neech to caste, PM Narendra Modi says: Teach them a lesson on voting day
Fri, Dec 08, 2017

PM Narendra Modi said: "We have to give them (Congress) a reply via the medium of election. In a democracy, the ballot box is the best way to teach them a good lesson and the best way to give them an answer."

Gujarat polls: BJP mayors from UP in Surat to woo migrants
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

Besides the 14 mayors, the BJP has roped in its winning local body candidates from Amethi, the Lok Sabha constituency of Congress president Rahul Gandhi.

PM Narendra Modi slams ‘Aurangzeb raaj’, says BJP would have thought 70 times
Tue, Dec 05, 2017

Addressing a rally in Malapada village in Dharampur taluka of Valsad district, PM Narendra Modi took off on part of a remark made by former Union minister Mani Shankar Aiyar on the criticism directed at the Congress presidential election.

Gujarat elections: CM Vijay Rupani and Hardik Patel make it roadshow versus roadshow in Surat
Mon, Dec 04, 2017

Rupani’s roadshow, meanwhile brought people of Majura out on the streets. He was accompanied by Majura’s BJP candidate, Harsh Sanghvi, a Jain who calls himself the “youngest MLA”.

Gujarat elections: Don’t vote for BJP, NCP or AAP, says Hardik Patel in Surat
Mon, Dec 04, 2017

"The Patidar community people had remained loyal to BJP, when the party was being ruled by Keshubhai Patel, Vallabhbhai Katheriya and Atal Bihari Vajpayee but now the party has such people who had done physical torture on us."

Congress trying to bring back social polarisation in Gujarat: Arun Jaitley
Sun, Dec 03, 2017

Jaitley, who is in charge of the party’s election campaign in Gujarat, also hit out at the previous UPA government, calling it the “most corrupt government”.

Don’t want to enter competition with Modiji on humble background: Manmohan Singh
Sun, Dec 03, 2017

This comes days after Modi mentioned the “chaiwala” jibe, put up recently on a Twitter handle associated with the Youth Congress, in his recent campaign speeches in Gujarat.

For causing Sholay ‘scare’ in Surat, dacoits arrested, Gabbar rides away
Wed, Nov 29, 2017

Umar Shaikh, a vegetable vendor who played Gabbar Singh, could not, however, be arrested. He fled, along with one of the horses.

Gujarat elections: Congress making fun of poor as tea seller grabbed their seat, says PM Modi
Tue, Nov 28, 2017

The Prime Minister held public meetings at Bhuj (Kutch), Jasdan (Rajkot), Chalala (Amreli) and Kadodara (Surat), targeting nearly 30 Assembly constituencies which will go to polls on December 9.

Gujarat elections: In diamond hub in Surat, noteban and GST are rough edges
Tue, Nov 28, 2017

With 12 days to go for voting in the Gujarat Assembly elections, the big question that’s hanging over this diamond hub in Surat city is this: will the BJP be able to tide over the resentment triggered by the note ban and GST?

Beyond big two in Gujarat election: Angry NCP, lonely Vaghela and now-out-now-in AAP
Tue, Nov 28, 2017

Among the prominent other parties are the NCP of Sharad Pawar, which had contested in 2007 and 2012 in alliance with the Congress and won 3 and 2 seats respectively.

Arun Jaitley to textile traders: ‘Want people to get into habit of paying taxes’
Mon, Nov 27, 2017

Before starting his addressing the delegates, the Finance Minister allowed the delegates to put forward their issues.

Gujarat elections: Congress alters four names in second list, points at ‘political situation’; PAAS ‘happy’
Tue, Nov 21, 2017

Gujarat elections: The new list of 13 candidates named candidates for nine other constituencies, all going to the polls in the first phase of Gujarat Assembly polls on December 9.

Gujarat election: Three Congress leaders quit over tickets
Tue, Nov 21, 2017

Congress corporators Dhansukh Rajput and Jyoti Sojitra, who also heads the party’s Surat woman cell, resigned along with state Congress secretary Feroz Malek.

Gujarat election: In BJP’s 3rd list of 29, kin of trader who bought Modi suit
Tue, Nov 21, 2017

With Monday's announcement, the BJP has declared its candidates for all the 89 Assembly segments going to polls in the first phase on December 9.

Gujarat elections: Congress first list of candidates has 3 from PAAS, 3 Patidar corporators
Mon, Nov 20, 2017

A former BJP member and a Janata Dal (United) office-bearer also got tickets. There are three Muslims and two women on the list.

On demonetisation anniversary, Rahul Gandhi targets govt in trade hub Surat
Thu, Nov 09, 2017

Praising Surat as the “central piece” of the 21st century manufacturing system with the potential to challenge (China) in the country, he said “first demonetisation and then GST dealt a blow to this”.

Gujarat elections: Very satisfied, says Jignesh Mevani after meeting Rahul Gandhi; talks to continue
Sat, Nov 04, 2017

Jignesh Mevani remained non-committal about joining the Congress, he said meetings with party leaders would continue.

Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017: If we win, will listen to your mann ki baat too, says Rahul Gandhi
Sat, Nov 04, 2017

Assuring the crowd that if the Congress comes to power in Gujarat it would redress the issues of GST and bring about reforms, Rahul Gandhi promised to return to Surat next week.

Gujarat: Two held for ‘IS-inspired plan’ to attack synagogue
Thu, Oct 26, 2017

The ATS officials identified the accused as Ubed Ahmed Mirza, 29, a criminal lawyer who lives in Surat’s Saiyedpura, and his associate Kasim Stimberwala, 31, a resident of Badekha Chakla, also in Surat.

PoK would be India’s if Nehru gave Patel free hand: Rajnath Singh
Sun, Oct 15, 2017

“Sometimes, I feel that if Sardar Patel would not have been there, the political unity of India, which is seen today, would not have become a reality. Sardar Patel got Junagadh and Hyderabad to become part of the country,” Singh said.

Congress does not believe in Ram, Krishna, what was Rahul doing at Dwarka: Yogi Adityanath
Sat, Oct 14, 2017

"I want to ask a question to Rahul Gandhi, your party says there was no existence of Bhagwan Ram and Bhagwan Krishna, then why do you go to Dwarkadheesh temple and bow your head? What is your objective in going to Dwarkadheesh?," Yogi Adityanath said

Hit by GST, textile traders to observe ‘dark’ Diwali
Sat, Sep 30, 2017

Since the implementation of the GST, traders said that the daily production of cloth in powerlooms in Surat has reduced from 4 crore metre of grey cloth to 3 crore metre.

Surat trader followed by PM Modi on Twitter: ‘I never heard of Gauri Lankesh, I was a nobody until that tweet’
Sat, Sep 09, 2017

The 38-year-old has since deleted the tweet and changed his Twitter profile which earlier mentioned, among other things, “Honored To Be Followed by PM Sh. @narendramodi Ji”. It now simply announces “Hindu Nationalist” with 31,000 followers as of tonight — up about 3,000 in three days.

Change in short: From the states
Mon, Jun 19, 2017

The Jharkhand government has fixed Re 1 as nominal registration fee for the purchase of property or land worth up to Rs 50 lakh registered in the name of women.

Hardlook: Regularisation of Residential Encroachments; Putting house in order
Tue, Mar 28, 2017

Around 70,000 families will be benefited with Gujarat government’s decision to regularise residential encroachments on government land.

Surat girl clears CA, kin claim she’s youngest
Sun, Feb 05, 2017

Ritu had cleared CA and CPT (Common Proficiency Test) in 2012 with 60.50 percentages in first attempt in 2012, and CAIPCC in 2013 with 59.15 percentages in first attempt and CA final in November 2016 with 52.15 percentages in first attempt.

Surat Education Board set to cancel agreements with pvt trusts for not running adopted schools properly
Sun, Oct 23, 2016

The SMEB runs 331 schools in Surat city, catering to 1.58 lakh students in Gujarati, Hindi, Urdu, Marathi, Odiya, English, and Telugu mediums from Classes I-VIII.

Surat constable among 3 held with liquor worth Rs 1.64 lakh
Fri, Oct 21, 2016

Commissioner promises action against corrupt policemen

PAAS to support Patidars in college GS elections
Tue, Sep 27, 2016

The general secretary elections in Surat city colleges will be held in the first week of October.

Amit Shah event: Gujarat frees 136 Patidars minus charge
Sat, Sep 10, 2016

On Friday morning, PAS leader Mahesh Savani rushed to the Kamrej police station to secure the release of the youths. By afternoon, police set free all 136 from different police stations.