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Wednesday, April 01, 2020



Highest lockdown violations registered in Surat: Police

April 01, 2020 12:59 am

In the last 24 hours, police officials registered over 122 cases of violation of the Surat Police Commissioner's notification of IPC section 188 and the Epidemic Disease Act across 30 police stations in the city

48 truck drivers, cleaners held for assaulting cops, sugar factory authorities

March 28, 2020 10:34 pm

A scuffle broke out among them when the Bardoli Police carried out a compromise talk between the sugar factory authorities and truck drivers, after the drivers had been warned by the police for plying during the lockdown.

Surat: Doctor ‘threatened’ for travelling to work by apartment residents

March 25, 2020 10:02 am

The doctor said their statements were threatening and so she tweeted out, tagging the PMO. "After my tweet, a lot of my doctor friends told that they will help."

Coronavirus: Surat cleric booked for asking people to pray at mosques, say police

March 25, 2020 9:56 am

Cleric Faiyazuddin Dadamiya Shaikh alias Maulana Faiyaz Laturi, who is also the president of a NGO, Insaf, was booked for violating prohibitory orders issued to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Surat MC to begin population census work from April 16

February 27, 2020 2:41 am

SMC Deputy Commissioner NV Upadhyay said, “We will start population census activity from April 16 this year. Initially, we will go for family units count in industrial, commercial and residential areas in the city."

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.


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.