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Event managers seek relief in Surat night curfew

November 27, 2020 1:59 pm

Due to the night curfew and the limit of 100 guests, many events have been cancelled or are on the verge of cancellation, they said in the memorandum.

Cheating case: Surat BJP leader remanded in judicial custody for 14 days

November 24, 2020 11:24 am

The Surat Police had on Saturday arrested Surat BJP vice-president P V S Sarma for allegedly faking the circulation figures of his newspaper to claim advertisements from government agencies and private firms.

Surat: Textile traders keep shops open on Labh Pacham to meet Pongal demands

November 20, 2020 12:18 pm

The average daily turnover for the textile business in Surat is around Rs 100 crore and the annual turnover is around Rs 25,000 crore. The Pongal festival sales adds Rs 1,000 crore more to the sales.

Surat cop dragged on car bonnet for 25 km, 7 booked

November 16, 2020 5:33 am

According to police, constables Ganesh Chaudhary and Kishan Govind were on duty at Navsari Railway Station area early on Saturday when they stopped a pickup van (registration number GJ-5YY-1480) near hotel Ashok in Navsari town and asked the driver to show the vehicle’s documents.

Thai woman detained for ‘murder’ of spa worker in Surat

September 15, 2020 1:16 am

As per forensic reports, the victim showed no signs of resistance or attempt to escape the fire, leading investigators to conclude that she might have been unconscious then. The probe also ruled out the possibility of fire being caused by electric short circuit.

‘Mysterious’ death of Thai girl in Surat: Murder offence lodged against unknown persons

September 12, 2020 10:12 pm

Charred body of the woman, identified as Wanida Bouson, was recovered from her rented flat in Magdalla village of Surat city on September 6. She used to work at a spa at Adajan area in Surat.

Private properties of 700 families to be acquired for Surat metro

September 11, 2020 1:45 pm

The GMRC has floated tenders for over Rs. 2,000 crore for building two metro corridors, as part of Phase-1 of Surat metro which will have a total length of 40.35 kilometers.

Swachh Survekshan Results 2020: Indore retains cleanest city tag for fourth year in a row

August 21, 2020 9:11 am

Swachh Survekshan Results 2020: While Gujarat's Surat bagged the second spot, Maharashtra's Navi Mumbai ranked third. Varanasi was adjudged the 'best Ganga town' in the central government's cleanliness survey.

Surat: Men on bike shoot at BJP councillor

July 08, 2020 10:54 am

BJP Municipal Councillor Bharat Vaghasiya was a shot with a country-made gun behind his right shoulder by two bike-borne assailants and was immediately rushed to the hospital where he is out of danger.

Surat cop assaults woman bank staffer; Sitharaman assures action

June 24, 2020 1:44 pm

Following the outrage on social media, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday said nothing should threaten the safety and dignity of bank employees and that she will closely follow the matter.


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.