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Wednesday, June 16, 2021



After losing parents to Covid, Surat siblings now fend for themselves

June 16, 2021 7:09 am

Nareshbhai Narola (44) and his wife Rekha (42) died of Covid-19 on April 29 and April 14 respectively, leaving both Smit and Madhavi orphaned.

NCPCR notice to Surat collector over complaint against private school

June 11, 2021 1:33 am

The notice issued by NCPCR senior consultant Raman K Gaur to collector Dr Dhaval Patel over a complaint by a parent against Foundation Head School in Surat states, “You are requested to send the detail inquiry/investigation report to the commission. The report has not been received by commissioner so far.”

Civic body drive: 14 eateries sealed for not following fire safety norms in Surat

June 11, 2021 12:25 am

The municipal corporation will also conduct a drive to make sure all the staff employed in the hotels and restaurants are vaccinated.

Auto driver acquitted of raping 43-yr-old woman in Surat

June 06, 2021 4:59 am

According to the prosecution, the woman was allegedly raped by the accused twice in 2016 in Surat.

Billimora-Vaghai heritage train makes trial run with vista dome coach

June 04, 2021 3:47 am

On December 10, 2020, the Railway Ministry approved the proposal to scrap services of 11 “uneconomic branch lines” and narrow gauge sections of the Western Railway, including three from Gujarat. These included the Billimora-Vaghai train, which was started by the Gaekwad dynasty of princely state of Baroda in 1913.

Four-year-old among 6 dead in Surat after ‘consuming contaminated water’

June 03, 2021 4:34 am

Of the 107 people who were infected, 69 are under treatment in a private hospital and Kathor community health centre, they said.

Surat: Dalit youths attempt suicide over actor’s alleged casteist slur, says police

May 27, 2021 4:52 am

According to police, the community members, under Swabhimani Trust, went to make a representation to District Collector Dr Dhaval Patel, demanding action against Big Boss contestant and actor Yuvika Chaudhary.

Parsi body’s plea: Gujarat HC notice to Centre, state on religious rituals for Covid-deceased

May 22, 2021 2:21 am

The Central government’s Covid-19 guidelines lays down the protocol with regard to cremation and burial practices.

Covid test, vaccination reports: Surat administration to check health cards of shopkeepers from Friday

May 20, 2021 7:34 pm

The health department had issued around 80,000 health cards to shopkeepers and their employees in eight zones in the city, a month ago. Shopkeepers fall in the category of super-spreaders as several customers visit these shops daily.

Surat: Five held for organising mass prayer

May 08, 2021 6:06 am

According to Rander police, on May 6 night around 40 Muslim youths gathered at Al Noor residency at Tadwadi and were offering namaz.


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.