Surat city is home to nearly 10 lakh migrants from other states, including Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Odisha, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, who work in textile, diamond and other industries here.
Part of the ruling alliance in Bihar, the BJP in Surat has been trying to ensure the migrants who returned stay back there so as to vote -- around 50 BJP volunteers have been given the task of making at least 100 calls a day to them.
Congress’s probable candidate, Rajubhai Vartha said, “We had worked for the BJP for long... The party then decided to field candidate Jitu Chaudhary, against whom we had been fighting for two decades. There is no future in the BJP, so we have joined the Congress."
The student used to go to a hillock, a five-minute walk from his village, everyday to take classes. On Wednesday, the student and his friend were listening to an online lecture when the leopard crept up.
Vigyan had fallen ill around 45 days ago and tested positive for Covid-19. After being admitted at a private hospital for two days, he was shifted to SMIMER hospital. He is survived by his four married daughters.
With the markets opening worldwide after the Covid-19 lockdown, the gems and jewellery industry seems to be in recovery mode and exports have begun to markets in the United States, China, Hong Kong, Europe and other countries.
Kaushal Padshala, owner of Raj Textiles at Sachin GIDC, who runs electronic jacquard machines power loom machines, booked six flight tickets -- four from Varanasi in UP and two from Patna -- to bring back technicians and operators.
Once tested positive, the tool traces the movement of the patient’s past 20 days and based on duration spent calculated by mobile pings sent to the tower, an exposure score is calculated, which is further fine-tuned and mapped geographically to undertake surveillance activities.
Kader Shaikh, 63, a real estate developer who recovered from Covid-19 in June, got his commercial centre converted into an 85-bed Covid hospital to provide affordable treatment for those who could not pay for treatment in private hospitals, and handed it over to the Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC).