Kamal Saiyed

Articles By Kamal Saiyed

Surat fire: Tuition centre manager arrested, building owners absconding

Fire Department suspends two officers, including Deputy Chief, for ‘failing to act’ after last year’s fire .

Day after Surat coaching centre fire, police arrests one; two absconding

Bhargav Bhutani who was running a design class in the complex was arrested. The other two accused named in the FIR, Harshil Vekarya and Jignesh Pagdal, are absconding. All three have been booked for culpable homicide.

Surat coaching centre fire: 20 students killed, some fell to death

As rooftop class was engulfed, only escape route got cut off; Gujarat govt orders probe

Gujarat fire: Most students at coaching centre were awaiting Class XII results today

Surat coaching centre fire: Most of the students killed in the fire were attending coaching classes and were expecting their Class 12 results Saturday.

Narayan Sai, son of Asaram gets life in jail for rape of devotee

The court sentenced his three associates — known as Ganga, Jamna and Hanuman — to 10-year imprisonment, and sent another aide, Ramesh Malhotra, to six months in jail.

Asaram son gets life in jail for raping devotee

The court sentenced his three associates - known as Ganga, Jamna and Hanuman - to 10-year imprisonment, and sent another aide, Ramesh Malhotra, to six months in jail.

Explained: What Gujarat’s record voter turnout means

Gujarat voter turnout explained: The 2019 Lok Sabha elections saw 64.11% polling in Gujarat, surpassing its 2014 and 1967 high. The Indian Express digs into the polling numbers to tell the story of the 26 constituencies.

Gujarat: Mixed response to PM Modi’s Chowkidar event

At Sardar Smruti hall in Varachha, at least 70 real-life chowkidars (security guards) of Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) were present, wearing their blue uniforms.

Gujarat: Posters pop up in South demanding ticket for Koli community

Posters asking the political parties to field a Koli leader from their constituency have been spotted at various places across the villages of Dumas, Bhimpore, Bhata among others in Navsari parliamentary area.

Gujarat: BTP leadership meets tomorrow, alliance with Congress on agenda

The BTP, which has a considerable influence in the tribal areas of south Gujarat, had an electoral alliance with the Congress in the state during the 2017 Assembly polls and had won two of the five Assembly seats that it contested.

Patidar leader Hardik Patel to join Congress on March 12

The Congress has recently faced challenges with its MLA count in the Gujarat assembly going down to 74 from 77 in 2017, after Kunwarji Bavaliya joined BJP and is now a minister, followed by Unjha MLA Asha Patel who quit.

Interim budget: Shrimp farmers give a thumbs up to Gujarat govt

The decision, according to the farmers, will generate employment and also boost the country’s exports. According to Patel, nearly 25,000 shrimp farmers would benefit from the additional farm land.

Corruption not to be tolerated, Surat city BJP chief warns councillors

The Surat Municipal Corporation has 38 wards with 116 councillors out of which BJP has 80 councillors and Congress has 36 councillors. Out of all the elected councillors, 50 per cent are women.

Surat & Dangs Tourism push: Leopard safari parks, rescue centres in the offing

Sources in the Forest Department said that both the leopard safari parks will be made in such a way so that the big cats can be kept in open areas and not in cages.

Dandi village youths’ ‘satyagrah’ helps them get jobs at memorial

The villagers were unhappy that people from neighbouring Matwad and Samapur villages were hired instead of local youths for security and housekeeping jobs at the memorial.

Coalition brings instability, an illness people got rid of: PM Narendra Modi

Listing the “strengths” of a majority government vis-a-vis a coalition, Modi said his government was accountable and answerable to the people since it is a government of full majority and therefore cannot make excuses.

Behind rivalry that led to ex-Gujarat MLA’s murder: Politics, crime, sleaze

Leaders of both parties say it is hard for them to believe that political rivalry can deteriorate to a level where “one would bay for the other’s blood”.

Rakesh Asthana: Fodder scam to Godhra, never far from limelight

With the country’s premier investigation agency witnessing an unprecedented battle between Director Alok Verma and Special Director Rakesh Asthana, The Sunday Express charts the journey of the two officers — one who climbed the ranks unnoticed, the other flamboyant and high-profile — until their paths crossed at the CBI.

Tension in Surat after Bihar migrant named in rape-murder

Surat Police Commissioner Satish Sharma said, “We have identified the suspect and sent our teams to Bihar to locate him. We have also made different teams to trace the accused in neighbouring areas... We have added sections like rape, murder, atrocity, and POCSO.”

‘Run like a machine’: A day in the life of schoolteacher on poll duty in Surat

Teacher, mother, homemaker — Kuntal Nilesh Sorathiya spends 19 hours every day fulfilling her multiple roles. Ignoring poll duty among this runs risk of an arrest warrant