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Surat Municipal Corporation starts recovery of Rs 46 cr property tax from Reliance, BSNL

The process was initiated after the Supreme Court on April 4 rejected a review petition by both these companies against its earlier order stating that mobile service providers, which had installed towers on top of buildings, should pay property taxes to the SMC.

Surat: Hearing on attachment of Nirav Modi properties on May 22

Nirav Modi allegedly violated the norms of the Special Economic Zone by selling imported high-quality polished diamonds in the domestic market and exporting low quality diamond-studded gold jewellery.


Surat: Missing PA of senior Congress leader found at railway station

According to police, Manikrao Gavit, a former Union minister of state and resident of Nandurbar district in Maharashtra, left his flat in Worli to go to the Congress office in Dadar area of Mumbai on March 30. He was accompanied by his son Bharat Gavit and their personal assistant Girase.

India claims top 10 in list of fastest-growing cities

Little will change at the top of the list of the world’s biggest cities between now and 2035.

Gujarat: Alpesh Katheriya gets bail in sedition case, to stay in jail

Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) co-convenor Dharmik Malaviya said, “There is one case left against him and he will remain in Lajpore jail in Surat.” 

Surat court declares Nirav Modi absconder in 2014 seizure case

On June 22, the court had issued warrant against Modi after he failed to appear. Thereafter, the customs department of Surat had started procedure to declare Modi absconder.


Surat: Customers protest over inflated power bills

As per the customers, DGVCL has incorporated an additional amount of Rs 150 to Rs 300 in the power bills, stating that those are pending dues for purchase of Ujala bulbs.

Hardlook: Shootout at Surat railway station platform no.1

Thursday night’s dramatic shootout at Surat railway station has put focus on lack of security and dilapidated infrastructure of one of the country’s busiest stations, which is being planned to be transformed into a multi-modal transport hub of global standard. KAMAAL SAIYED reports

Monday Inflow at 11,0488 Cusecs: Surat dry, but rain in MP boosts water level of Ukai

The dam authorities are hoping good rainfall in the next one month and also expecting that the water level might cross the last year’s mark of 324.20 feet.

Gujarat: Family mistook body for missing relative, was about to cremate it

The missing man later found alive at a neighbouring village.

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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.