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Surat: New defence quota for PG admissions gets seven students seats at VNSGU

The university received seven applications for admission under the supernumerary quota for MCom and MSc, and the students were granted seats. The seven students are from Surat, Saurashtra, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

Surat: Three booked for duping paan shop owner of Rs 90,000, one held

The complainant also alleged that the men told him that they would take the money from him in the evening at his shop.


Kunal Kamra's Surat show cancelled over threat of disruption

The show was scheduled at 9 pm at Shree Surti Modhvanik Wadi in Surat when around 7 pm some people came and told the organisers they would not allow the show to go on.

Drugs worth Rs 14.94 lakh seized from Surat, second haul in 20 days

This is the second big seizure of drugs after three youths were caught with Rs 9.80 lakh worth banned substances on July 11. In March, two youth were arrested by Surat police with narcotic substances worth Rs. 1.95 lakh.

Gujarat: Surat to host 3-day diamond exhibition from August 3

The event will be inaugurated by Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya with State Health Minister Kishor Kanani.

Ahmedabad: 18-year-old Muslim ‘beaten to death for affair with tribal girl’

The news of the youth’s death spread like wildfire in Dharoli and Boridra villages, and the police deployed a large number of personnel in both villages to prevent any untoward incidents.


Surat: Groups clash in Songadh town, bandh called by VHP peaceful

Police said the clash took place between Muslim youths and members of Maldhari community near Chandunandan Hotel at new RTO in Sonagadh town after Tanveer Pathan, a resident of the area, was beaten up by youths from the Maldhari community over old enmity.

Surat builder ‘gets extortion’ call from Chhota Shakeel aide

Police sources said that Ahmed Raza was working with Fahim Machmach, a close aide of underworld don Chhota Shakeel, and that an extortion complaint had been lodged earlier against Raza with Mumbai police.

Surat: Threatened to withdraw complaint against government pleader, says farmer

In a complaint to Kakrapar police and Tapi district Superintendent of Police, Ramesh Nayka, a farmer, said that Ishwar Nayka came to his house on July 19 and threatened him asking him to withdraw his complaint against Government Pleader Virendra Trivedi.

Surat: Police open fire as clash breaks out with people protesting against mob lynching

Police lobbed tear gas shells and fired in the air to disperse the mob to control the situation as the organisers of the rally were arrested.

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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.