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Surat: Two youths held with gold biscuits worth Rs 27 lakh

Chowk Bazaar police was conducting a vehicle-checking drive at Ved road, Pandol near gate number 2, when they stopped two youths on a bike.

Surat: Rs 2 cr fake currency seized, four arrested

Acting on a tip-off, the Puna police intercepted a private luxury bus at Neol check post in Surat city late Friday night, and checked seven bags being carried by four youths carrying under suspicion.


Couple found dead in Surat, suicide note found: Police

According to the purported suicide note, the couple has been upset since their 22-year-old son, Prem, died of blood cancer on July 18, 2019, police said.

'Modi-thieves' remark: Rahul Gandhi appears in Surat court, denies charges

Defamation case against Rahul Gandhi: Gandhi's lawyer Kirit Panwala filed an application for his permanent exemption before the court. The court has fixed the next date of hearing on December 10.

Teacher attacked by students’ parents: 300 schools in Surat to remain closed tomorrow

On Saturday, self-financed school association of Surat called a meeting, where it was decided that all the schools will remain closed Monday to condemn the attack.

Surat businessman 'jumps off' hotel building and dies as passersby shoot video

The video of his suicide was widely shared on social media even before police reached the spot and took the body for post mortem.


Surat: Seven arrested for stealing Rs 19.52 lakh from cash van

The incident took place when the cash van was parked on the side of the road.

SMC to organisers: Ensure fire safety measures at garba

The corporation intensified its drive in the wake of the May 24 Takshashila Arcade blaze in which 22 students died.

Surat: Forest guard arrested on bribe charge, senior officer on the run

The accused forest guard has been identified as Jigar Rajput. Dharmendrasinh Chawda, forest officer of Killa Pardi, who is also allegedly involved in the crime, is absconding, police said.

Gujarat: 81-foot Shiva statue to come up in Tapi

Digvijaysinh Valvi, a tribal community member who runs an NGO, Nisarg Foundation, says the cost will be borne by his NGO.

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

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

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.


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Akshay Kumar flags off marathon in Surat

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

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

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.