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Wednesday, January 22, 2020



Fire at Surat market complex; 70 fire engines rushed to the spot

January 21, 2020 10:50 am

The blaze erupted in Raghuveer Complex, a large textile market in Saroli area, and gutted several shops, a fire official said

New Citizenship Law: Protest meet in Surat village on Jan 17 gets permission

January 16, 2020 2:37 am

The organisers have been campaigning about the peaceful protest against CAA and NRC through social media and pamphlets.

Surat: 11-yr-old boy suffers head injuries after leopard attacks him

January 16, 2020 2:13 am

According to sources, the incident took place Tuesday night when the boy, Ronak Chaudhary, was sitting outside the house near a fireplace along with his family members when power supply was disrupted in the village.

Brothers from UP ‘beaten to death’ in Surat

January 16, 2020 2:00 am

Police said monetary dispute seems to be the reason behind the incident that took place in Amrut Udhyog Nagar Society.

Watch: Explosion on truck carrying LPG cylinders in Surat; 26 students on passing vehicle rescued

January 09, 2020 12:22 pm

The truck was on its way to Anleshwar from Hazira, and had stopped at Maama village when the incident occurred. The driver and cleaner of the truck are absconding.

Child trafficking racket busted, 137 boys rescued in Surat

December 30, 2019 5:49 am

Out of the rescued 137 children, 128 are from Rajasthan while others are from Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand.

Surat: Suspended official found to be worth Rs 10 crore, owner of BMW

December 29, 2019 9:43 am

Among the assets owned by Pravin Premal, a class II officer who was assistant director with GSLDC, were a BMW car worth Rs 40 lakh, an ACB release said on Saturday.

Surat: Man held for rape in 10-day police custody

December 22, 2019 1:21 am

The accused identified as Shashibind alias Vishwanath Nishad is from Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh. He works in a textile factory and has been staying in Surat for the past five years.

Chakka Jam to protest FASTag implementation in Surat

December 15, 2019 12:31 am

Nitin Gadkari, the Road Transport and Highways Minister, had announced that FASTags will become mandatory for all vehicles, private and commercial.

Surat police to conduct campaign against ‘elopement by teenagers’

December 03, 2019 8:55 am

Taking note of the rise in the incidents of under-age girls and boys eloping, the police decided to conduct the awareness campaign for students from Class 9 to Class 12 in government schools.


Surat fire: At least 20 killed as flames engulf Takshashila complex

May 25, 2019 3:13 pm

While the Surat Municipal Corporation had conducted a fire audit on coaching classes in November, the rooftop establishment on Takshashila Complex escaped the radar because it “did not fit the definition of a coaching class”.

Amboli Village in Surat - A School Apart

September 07, 2014 11:49 am

Until last year, Amboli village in Surat celebrated Independence Day at its panchayat school. That was before it realised 32 HIV+ students were on its rolls.


Akshay Kumar flags off marathon in Surat

February 14, 2016 1:56 pm

Surat, Feb 14 (ANI): Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar flagged off a night marathon in Surat, Gujarat. Thousands of people participated in different categories of marathon. Physically challenged people also participated in the one-kilometre category of the race. At least, 12 physically challenged people came from Pune to participate in the marathon. The physically challenged were happy to take part in the marathon which gave them a new hope to live life despite challenges. Around 15,000 people participated in the marathon but thousands more came to the venue to watch Akshay, the brand ambassador of Surat night marathon.The fund raised through this event will be used for installing closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras in the city, clean India project and improving facilities in a cancer hospital in Surat.

Diamond industry in Surat picks pace after losses

February 09, 2016 8:21 am

Surat, Feb 09 (ANI): The diamond industry in Surat has picked up steam after it witnessed a slump in business last year. More than 5,000 Surat polishers had lost their jobs since June 2015, as Chinese consumers pulled back luxury purchases, leaving jeweller with stocks of unsold jewellery and gems. However, Surat Diamond Association President Dinesh Navdiya said business was slowly picking up pace in the ‘Diamond city of the world’. He added that the return of workers has given a boost to the industry. Navdiya feared that the passage of Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill in the Parliament would have a negative impact on the industry.

Hardik Patel produced in court

January 21, 2016 7:53 am

Surat, Jan 21 (ANI): Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader Hardik Patel was taken to the Surat district court early today. Hardik’s advocate Jaswant Wada said that Hardik had written a letter to the people stating the solution lies with the government and if the Patel community stood at a disadvantage, then he would continue the agitation against the Gujarat Government. Surat police had earlier submitted a 44-page chargesheet against Hardik in a case related to blockade of highway near Kamrej last year.