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Hardlook: Shootout at Surat railway station platform no.1
Mon, Sep 17, 2018

Thursday night’s dramatic shootout at Surat railway station has put focus on lack of security and dilapidated infrastructure of one of the country’s busiest stations, which is being planned to be transformed into a multi-modal transport hub of global standard. KAMAAL SAIYED reports

Out on bail, Ajmer blast convict Bhavesh Patel returns home to hero welcome in Bharuch
Wed, Sep 05, 2018

People carried him on their shoulders while others showered him with rose petals, burst crackers and even invited a DJ to the celebration — all the way to his home where his parents were waiting for him.

Asian Games 2018: As praise and prizes pour in for Sarita Gaekwad, family waits for BPL card
Sat, Sep 01, 2018

While Laxmanbhai and his wife are both illiterate, they directed all their earnings towards the education of their four children. Sarita is a second-year student at the Arts and Commerce College at Chikhli in Navsari district.

A Queer Plot: Serial Killers of Surat
Mon, Aug 06, 2018

Last month, when two young men were arrested in Surat for kidnapping and sodomising a teenage boy, police were not aware that the interrogation of the accused would reveal a string of brutal murders of unidentified persons that were committed in the city by them in the last one year.

Gujarat: Traders’ body demands 50% reduction in power tariff for textile industry
Tue, Jul 31, 2018

The demand was made before the state industry commissioner officials in a meeting called to discuss the upcoming Textile Policy of Gujarat- 2018.

After 1985, tiger spotted near Tapi district, forest officials on alert
Sat, Jul 28, 2018

According to Nandurbar range forest officials, two residents of Koknipada village spotted the tiger, the first since 1985, on July 22 in two separate incidents.

Surat: Farmer’s 90-minute swim across swollen river to get son to hospital ends in tragedy
Tue, Jul 24, 2018

Due to an unavailability of boats, Mohan had to put his son on an inflated tyre tube and drag him along as he swam across the river, to reach the Ahwa Civil hospital.

Land acquisition for Bullet Train Project in Gujarat: Farmers try to block land survey, driven out by police
Sat, Jun 30, 2018

The incident comes a day after farmers at Bhatia village in the same district had not allowed officials of NHSRCL to conduct measurement work.

Eight tribal youths stripped, detained for hunting pigeons in Gujarat
Thu, Jun 21, 2018

Tapi village sarpanch defends youths, says hunting birds part of tribal culture

Surat rape-murder: Identity of victims revealed after police detain one
Sat, Apr 28, 2018

On Friday, the police detained Kuldeep Gujjar, a cousin of Harsh’s wife Rama Devi, from Gangapur city in Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan. The accused have been booked for rape and murder and under anti-human trafficking laws.

Surat rape-murder case: No lead on identity of victims, police find prime accused difficult to crack
Fri, Apr 27, 2018

The 36-year-old woman’s body was found on April 9, three days after a mutilated body of a girl with 86 injury marks was found in a bush near a playground in Pandesara.

CWG 2018: Winning gold is like dream coming true, says Harmeet Desai’s mother
Tue, Apr 10, 2018

Harmeet Desai won the gold medal for India in the table tennis men’s doubles match with his partner G Sathiyan in Gold Coast, defeating Nigeria 3-0 in final.

Land acquisition for Bullet Train hits hurdle in Gujarat
Tue, Apr 10, 2018

Farmers and activists, who have jointly raised the issue with NHSRC say that they were given “no time” to prepare for the meetings nor are the railway officials presenting the report of impact assessment.

Hardlook: Caught between a rock and a hard place
Mon, Mar 12, 2018

Last month, Surat woke up to a rude shock of over Rs 12,000 crore bank fraud, allegedly carried out by two of their own big names in diamond trade — Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi. A month later, Kamaal Saiyed, tries to find out if the fraud has made the world’s largest diamond cutting and polishing hub any less brighter.

PM Modi launches chopper service between Daman & Diu, daily flight service to Ahmedabad
Sat, Feb 24, 2018

The chopper service is expected to close in the 16-hour distance by road between the two Union Territories to an hour by flight.

Gujarat tribal woman tied to stump, beaten up after her son elopes
Sun, Feb 18, 2018

The women’s helpline team rescued Buchiben Vasava, a resident of Bitada village, Friday afternoon. Buchiben’s son, Kalpesh, allegedly had an affair with a 20-year-old woman from the same village

Surat job fair: 130 hired on spot, 550 shortlisted
Sun, Jan 28, 2018

Youths were seen queuing up in front of several counters to fill forms with their details like education qualification, name, address, age and interested field. After getting negative response from one window, they moved to other counters.

NRI couple based in US adopts two Navsari children
Sat, Jan 13, 2018

It took around one year for the couple to clear all procedures with the Central Adoption Research Authority (CARA).

Surat first to have CCTV cameras in courtrooms
Wed, Jan 03, 2018

Acting on the apex court’s order, the Gujarat High court had directed district courts of Surat and Mehsana to install CCTVs in their courtrooms.

Behind Gujarat’s urban-rural skew: Where faith in BJP overrode urban traders’ anger and Hardik appeal
Tue, Dec 26, 2017

Surat city BJP vice-president P V S Sarma says, “The traders might have understood that if they voted for the BJP, their issues would be sorted out soon.”

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