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Aam Aadmi Party emerges second in Surat after BJP, no seats for Congress
Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Delhi Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal, who congratulated the people of Gujarat for on Twitter for "the beginning of a new politics", is expected to arrive in Surat to participate in a victory rally on February 26.

Gujarat Municipal Election Results 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: BJP to retain power across in all six municipal corporations
Wed, Feb 24, 2021

A total of 192 seats in Ahmedabad, 72 in Rajkot, 64 in Jamnagar, 52 in Bhavnagar, 76 in Vadodara and 120 in Surat were up for grabs in the elections. The AAP had fielded 470 candidates across the six corporations.

Mohan Delkar, MP from Dadra & Nagar Haveli, found dead in Mumbai hotel room
Tue, Feb 23, 2021

Police said his body was found hanging from the ceiling fan at around 2 pm and a note running over four pages, written in Gujarati, was recovered from his room.

BJP picks 31 Muslim candidates in Bharuch, its highest in district
Fri, Feb 12, 2021

This is the highest number of tickets given to Muslims in this district by the BJP so far, says district unit president Marutisinh Atodariya. Some of the nominees were with the Congress earlier.

SUDA to provide around 400 houses on rent to migrant workers
Thu, Feb 04, 2021

The city employs nearly 15 lakh migrants from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Odisha, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand and Jharkhand in its textile and diamond industries which powers the city's economy.

Surplus livestock at agricultural universities after sale restriction
Fri, Jan 29, 2021

Junagadh Agricultural Unive-rsity’s (JAU) cattle breeding farm (CBF), among the oldest organised farms in the state, too has 1,100 heads of the coveted purebred Gir cattle and Jaffrabadi buffaloes.

Gujarat: About a boy, a lonely room, and 5 months of online classes
Sun, Jan 24, 2021

He left the phone behind, and a note: telling his parents he was sorry for the trouble but he was going "far away"; "Yeh online classes mein kuchch samajh nahin aata (I can't get anything in these online classes)".

Surat return of migrants: ‘Salary same as before lockdown… Will buy phone for children’
Fri, Jan 01, 2021

Following the lockdown in the early days of the pandemic, Surat’s powerloom units had shut shop, and nearly 25,000 migrant workers from Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar were out of jobs.

BTP announces coalition with AIMIM in upcoming Gujarat local body polls
Sun, Dec 27, 2020

Accusing the BJP and the Congress of being “two sides of the same coin”, Chhotu Vasava said the two parties “don’t want prosperity and upliftment of tribals, minority, SC/STs and OBCs in the country”.

Contest between BJP factions in Kamrej co-operative society polls
Wed, Dec 23, 2020

Pathan is in the race for the vice-chairman post of the society, while Ashwin Patel’s name has been proposed for the chairperson post.

Opp joining protest to create unrest: CR Patil
Fri, Dec 18, 2020

Addressing the Kisan Sammelan at Bardoli, Patil alleged that the Congress and other opposition parties were supporting the protest, “to create unrest and take political advantage in the name of farmers protest”.

Explained: Why Gujarat is seeing protests to save a 107-year-old railway line
Thu, Dec 17, 2020

The narrow gauge train connecting Billimora in Navsari district with Waghai in Dang district was started by rulers of the Gaekwad dynasty of the princely state of Baroda in 1913.

Gujarat: End of the line for 107-yr-old train service
Fri, Dec 11, 2020

The Billimora-Waghai heritage train route was among 11 branch lines and narrow gauge sections of the Western Railways that were deemed to be “uneconomic” by the Railway Ministry, which ordered their permanent closure.

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."

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