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Ankleshwar, Residential society converts guesthouse into Covid Care Centre
Sat, Dec 05, 2020

A private residential society at Kosamdi village in Ankleshwar has converted its guesthouse into a Covid Care Centre to treat residents afflicted by the virus.

Explained: Who is PVS Sarma, arrested for ‘faking’ newspaper circulation figures?
Tue, Dec 01, 2020

PVS Sarma joined the Income Tax Department as inspector in 1990 and worked till 2007 and took voluntary retirement from the post of Senior Income tax officer.

Ahmed Patel laid to rest in ancestral village; top Congress leaders present
Fri, Nov 27, 2020

The body of Patel, who died of multiple organ failure post-Covid on Wednesday at Gurgaon hospital, was flown to Vadodara on a chartered flight.

Village recalls: Ahmed Patel never expected anything for getting work done
Thu, Nov 26, 2020

Ahmed Patel had wished to be buried beside his parents, Halimabibi and Mohammedbhai Patel.

Surat: Textile traders keep shops open on Labh Pacham to meet Pongal demands
Fri, Nov 20, 2020

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.

12,000 students of municipal schools ‘not traceable’ in Surat
Thu, Nov 12, 2020

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.

‘Diwali gift to the people of Gujarat’: PM launches RoPax service linking Hazira, Ghogha
Mon, Nov 09, 2020

“This is the diwali gift to the Gujarati people. The long time dream of people of Saurashtra and Surat has been fulfilled today, through this ferry services,” the PM said inaugurating the service.

PM Modi: Shipping ministry to be renamed
Mon, Nov 09, 2020

He was speaking at the inauguration of the RoPax ferry service between Hazira in Surat and Ghogha in Bhavnagar district on Sunday.

Gujarat bypolls will decide the political future of 5 defectors
Mon, Nov 02, 2020

The resignations by the eight Congress MLAs had helped the BJP secure three out of four RS seats that went to polls in June this year.

Explained: Surat’s special fascination of Ghari on Chandi Padvo
Mon, Nov 02, 2020

Ghari, a dish made of maida filled with mava, pistachios, almonds and sugar, and fried in ghee and then dipped in ghee to give it a white coat, is native to Surat and is most popular on this day.

On other end of country, Tejashwi Yadav’s promise of jobs carries whiff of a ‘new Bihar’
Wed, Oct 28, 2020

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.

Wave of defections: BJP, Cong leaders in south Gujarat ‘make a dent’ in rival camps
Sat, Oct 10, 2020

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."

Surat: Engineers develop app to help diamond buyers, traders in India and abroad
Fri, Oct 09, 2020

The developers took the help of youths from their family and printed pamphlets, which they distributed to diamond trading and manufacturing markets in Surat, Bhavnagar, Amreli and Mumbai.

Gujarat: Textile, diamond industry leaders elected to SGCCI
Tue, Oct 06, 2020

Dinesh Navadia, who was the vice-president of SGCCI for 2019-20, and presently the Gujarat Region Chairman of Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council, has become president of SGCCI for 2020-21.

Student attacked by leopard while attending online classes in open
Sun, Oct 04, 2020

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.

Mobile app to curb ‘cheating’ in Surat textile industry
Mon, Sep 28, 2020

The mobile application, Vepar Suraksha Kavach Arjun, has data of traders, including their identity details and address, to ensure transparency in business.

Surat social worker Vigyan Sitamram Pawar dies of Covid-19 at 65
Sun, Sep 27, 2020

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.

Surat SEZ lures Mumbai jewellery businessmen with its labour force and an upcoming bourse
Thu, Sep 24, 2020

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.

Only labourers with antibodies can return to work in Surat factories
Wed, Sep 09, 2020

So far, over 100 labourers, who have returned from their home states, had tested positive at the Surat Railway station and bus depots.

Alert in diamond hubs as China ‘raids’ Hong Kong offices over smuggling
Thu, Sep 03, 2020

Incidentally, in January 2010, 22 diamond merchants from Gujarat had been arrested by Chinese Customs officials on similar charges.

Posters seeking apology from Gujarat govt for ‘insulting diamond polishers’ surface
Sat, Aug 22, 2020

The state government had faced the ire of the Gujarat High Court (HC) for the rising number of Covid-19 cases in Surat, especially after diamond and textile industries had reopened following Unlock-1.

Surat textile factories fly in migrant workers from their home states
Fri, Aug 21, 2020

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.

ITIHAS tracks Covid cases using mobile network, artificial intelligence algorithm
Fri, Aug 21, 2020

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.

Godhra mosque is now a 50-bed Covid Care Centre 
Tue, Aug 18, 2020

Following the Covid-19 lockdown, the mosque and the madrasa were shut as per state government guidelines. However, the mosque reopened during Unlock-2.

Gujarat: Commercial centre is now Covid hospital, 26 recover
Mon, Aug 17, 2020

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).

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