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Surat civic body to undertake third-party fire safety audit
Sat, Jun 22, 2019

SMC records say there are six lakh properties in the city, including residential, commercial, and industrial buildings and those of educational institutions and hospitals, but it has only 960 staff in the fire department.

Gujarat: Six killed, 2 injured in 3 districts ahead of Vayu landfall
Thu, Jun 13, 2019

According to Tapi district disaster management officials, the South Gujarat region has been witnessing high-speed winds and rain for couple of days due to the approaching cyclone Vayu.

Gujarat: Dry wells, rocky paths — this hillock hamlet counts on donkeys for water
Sun, Jun 09, 2019

Faced with this predicament, Koilidabur villagers recently held a meeting and made representations to the District Collector of Nandurbar Balaji Manjule who directed Taloka tehsildar Pankaj Lokhande to survey the situation.

Gujarat: Train hawker, whose parody video had gone viral, released
Wed, Jun 05, 2019

On Friday, 30-year-old Dubey was convicted by a mobile railway court and sentenced to 10-day simple imprisonment for selling articles on trains without licence, committing nuisance or using abusive or obscene  language, unlawful entry among others.

His video mocking politicians had gone viral: Arrested hawker habitual offender, seven others were held too, says Railways
Tue, Jun 04, 2019

On Friday, 30-year-old Dubey was convicted by a mobile railway court and sentenced to 10-day simple imprisonment for selling articles on trains without licence, committing nuisance or using abusive or obscene language, unlawful entry among others.

Railway ministry: No link between hawker’s arrest and his video
Tue, Jun 04, 2019

On Friday, 30-year-old Dubey was convicted by a mobile railway court and sentenced to 10-day simple imprisonment for selling articles on trains without licence, committing nuisance or using abusive or obscene language, unlawful entry, among other charges.

Surat: Police traces seven police officials over custodial death of a suspect
Mon, Jun 03, 2019

. According to sources, the preliminary report revealed that over 40 injury marks were seen on the body, some of which were on the head.

Surat fire: Tuition centre manager arrested, building owners absconding
Sun, May 26, 2019

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
Sat, May 25, 2019

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
Sat, May 25, 2019

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
Sat, May 25, 2019

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
Wed, May 01, 2019

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
Wed, May 01, 2019

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
Mon, Apr 29, 2019

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
Mon, Apr 01, 2019

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
Sat, Mar 23, 2019

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
Tue, Mar 12, 2019

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
Fri, Mar 08, 2019

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
Wed, Feb 20, 2019

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
Sat, Feb 09, 2019

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.

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