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Diamond workers 67k savings stolen

A diamond worker lost his hard-earned savings Rs 67,000 which he had hidden in his house. Some unidentified person broke into his house last month and stole the cash that was kept in a box.

26 May 2022 8:24 am
23-year-old man kidnapped by brothers in-laws, thrashed

A 23-year-old youth was kidnapped by his brothers brothers-in-law and beaten up in Amroli area last week. After the victim files a complaint on Tuesday, the police registered an offence of kidnapping.

26 May 2022 8:24 am
Art competitions on June 1 and 2

As part of Khel Mahakumbh 2021-22, various art competitions will be held in the city for south Gujarat region on June 1 and 2. The event will take place at P P Savani Vidhyalay in Hirabaug.

26 May 2022 8:24 am
Surat: 23-year-old man kidnapped by brother's in-laws, thrashed

A 23-year-old youth was kidnapped by his brother's brothers-in-law and beaten up in Amroli area last week. After the victim files a complaint on Tuesday, the police registered an offence of kidnapping.

26 May 2022 8:11 am
Surat: Diamond worker's Rs 67,000 savings stolen

A diamond worker lost his hard-earned savings - Rs 67,000 which he had hidden in his house. Some unidentified person broke into his house last month and stole the cash that was kept in a box.

26 May 2022 7:59 am
Jamnagars luxury fountain pens write history

Luxury writing instruments are mostly identified with the west or far east, but this pen maker, hailing from Jamnagar, has made his mark among fountain pen enthusiasts across the globe. Kanakhara family business has today crossed borders and even continents.

26 May 2022 3:29 am
Con man who escaped from custody nabbed in Tarsali

Three days after he escaped from the custody of Manjalpur police here, cheating accused Harshil Limbachiya was nabbed from Tarsali area and handed over to the police.

26 May 2022 3:29 am
Paatil wants drive against stray cattle

BJP state unit president C R Paatil on Wednesday said that he had taken up the issue of stray cattle menace in the city with the Vadodara mayor and has asked for a drive to be taken up against cattle.

26 May 2022 3:29 am
Jignesh Mevani challenges BJP to recreate campus like MSU

Lambasting the BJP government for arresting him over a mere tweet, Independent MLA Jignesh Mevani on Wednesday said, Instead of focussing on development issues, the BJP resorts to such tactics.

26 May 2022 3:29 am
With 3 new cases, food poisoning tally touches 49 in Katargam, none critical

Three more persons were admitted to a hospital on Wednesday as they fell sick, taking the total number of persons hospitalised to 49, after the suspected food poisoning incident reported from a wedding in Ghanshyam Nagar of Katargam on Monday night.

26 May 2022 3:22 am
Rain and mangoes make rare S Guj entry together

In a rare coincidence, both mango and rain made entry together in south Gujarat on Wednesday. As the markets in south Gujarat started receiving locally grown varieties of kesar and alphonso, parts of the state received sporadic rainfall as well.

26 May 2022 3:21 am
Cow hits 2-wheeler, minor girl injured

A nine-year-old girl was injured in an accident involving a cow in the Koyali area on the outskirts of the city. This is the second incident of its kind involving bovines in the city since Sunday even as other similar incidents have been reported in the region.

25 May 2022 3:49 am
Gujarat: Meagre salary turns lab technician into a killer

The murder of a businessman in Dahod has turned out to the handiwork of a qualified laboratory technician, who took the contract to eliminate him, due to financial crunch and meagre salary.

25 May 2022 3:49 am
Barodian chronicles all 2,845 songs of Laxmikant-Pyarelal duo

On Laxmikant Kudalkars death anniversary, audiences in the US and Canada are being treated to some of the best musical hits belted out by the famed musical duo Laxmikant-Pyarelal, better known as LP.

25 May 2022 3:48 am
Vadodara city NRI from SA infected with Omicrons BA.5 sub-variant

The first case of BA.5 sub-variant of omicron variant of Covid-19 was detected in the state of an NRI who travelled to Vadodara city from South Africa where the variant was first identified. The variant has been classified as a variant of concern.

25 May 2022 3:47 am
Surat businessman gets extortion threats from convict in jail

A decoration businessman received an extortion demand from a person who is currently behind bars. According to the complainant, the accused demanded Rs 5 lakh and also sent his goons to collect the amount. Based on a complaint, Dindoli police started investigation.

25 May 2022 3:33 am
City remembers Takshashila victims on 3rd anniv

Not only parents and family members, but friends and public too paid homage to the 22 young victims of Takshashila Arcade fire on the third anniversary of the incident on Tuesday.

25 May 2022 3:33 am
Educator accepts books as wedding gifts

Every individual dreams of a perfect wedding doing everything right from the D-day. And so did Honey Tamakuwala (27), interdisciplinary unit coordinator in a private school, who wanted to spread the reading habit among people as she began her new life as an educator and a married woman.

25 May 2022 3:33 am
50-year-old man held for molesting minor for 2 years

A 50-year-old man was arrested for sexually harassing and molesting a 13-year-old girl living in his neighbourhood for over two years since she was 11-years-old. Salabatpura police on Tuesday arrested the accused Ajay Ogariwal, who works in a textile unit.

25 May 2022 3:32 am
Fraudsters dupe senior citizen with 9-yr-old mobile number

A 72-year-old retired government employee lost Rs 5.3 lakh from his bank account as he failed to inform his bank about a mobile number that he had stopped using nine years ago. The bank continued to send him messages on that mobile number.

25 May 2022 3:32 am
Sporadic rain in parts of south Gujarat

Sporadic rain was reported in parts of south Gujarat on Tuesday. Scattered rain created a pleasant atmosphere in a few areas of Navsari, Valsad and Tapi district. However, rain was not recorded by the flood control room.

25 May 2022 3:32 am
Cheating accused gets bail before UP cop arrest him

It was an embarrassing moment for the police when the Uttar Pradesh (UP) cops came to the city for arresting an accused. The man who UP police were looking for was allowed to leave by the Manjalpur police on bail on Sunday night.

24 May 2022 3:54 am
Woman ex-bootlegger to sell ice cream instead of liquor

As a part of an initiative to rehabilitate women bootleggers, the Anand district police has ensured that a woman, who used to eek out a living by selling liquor, now sells ice cream. A drive-through ice cream parlour that will be operated by the woman will be inaugurated on Tuesday.

24 May 2022 3:54 am
Cow attacks woman in Anand

A video of a woman being attacked by a cow has gone viral in Anand. The Anand municipality presently has no system of impounding cattle and is planning to have in place one soon.

24 May 2022 3:54 am
Summer respite: Narmada water released into Ajwa

The Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) started getting Narmada water in the Ajwa reservoir from Monday.

24 May 2022 3:54 am
Lion cubs out of enclosure at SOU after three months

Till a few days ago, the enclosure of lions in Safari Park at the Statue of Unity (SOU) used to echo with roars of the big cats. But since Sunday, the purring sound of two lion cubs is drawing the tourists to the park.

24 May 2022 3:53 am
Five die in separate road accidents in 24 hours

A least five persons died in separate road accidents in the city in 24 hours ending Monday morning. Rutvik Vasava (21), a resident of Jahangirpura died after the moped he was riding was hit by an autorickshaw from behind near Iscon Circle on Sunday evening.

24 May 2022 3:40 am
Diamond units to seek legal help against raids

Back-to-back two meetings of diamond polishing units and polishing machine manufacturers were held on Monday to discuss the action initiated by a software company against those units using pirated software and machines.

24 May 2022 3:40 am
Fighting disability, Surat woman bags silver

At the time of birth, Bhavika Kukadiya, now 26, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and doctors told the family that a challenging life awaited her.

24 May 2022 3:39 am
Alavi Bohra girls shine in goodminton

It was downright professional badminton that 16-year-old Aafiya Lokhandwala had played while smashing and dropping the shuttlecock in a tournament in the city on Sunday. And, her skills not only stunned her opponents but also helped her clinch the Player of the Tournament award.

23 May 2022 3:49 am
Idols row: Mayor visits spot

A day after the row over idols from small temples that were found in an artificial pond in Navlakhi compound, mayor Keyur Rokadia visited the spot on Sunday. Rokadia met advocate Niraj Jain who staged a dharna near the idols on Saturday night and did not budge till Sunday morning.

23 May 2022 3:49 am
City logs 9 new cases, active tally 44

The city on Sunday registered nine new cases of Covid-19. The citys share in cases was more than half of the total number of cases that the state registered in the past 24 hours ending on Sunday. The state registered 15 fresh cases of Covid-19.

23 May 2022 3:49 am
MSU yet to issue notification to hire temporary teachers

Even as M S University has slipped into vacation mode and it is heading towards a new academic session, the university seems to be simply lacking behind when it comes to preparing in advance for the new session. The new academic session at the university will start in mid-June.

23 May 2022 3:49 am
Truck abandoned with parcels worth 18L

Police are looking for the driver of a transport company who has been absconding since May 4 after abandoning a truck that carried parcels worth Rs 18,26,294. The driver was supposed to deliver the consignment at the godown of a firm that owned the parcels.

23 May 2022 3:35 am
Cloth trader cheated by fake broker

An imposter identifying himself as a well-known broker cheated a cloth merchant doing business in Udhna area by purchasing gray cloth worth Rs 3.64 lakh from him and failing to pay for it.

23 May 2022 3:35 am
Idols discovered near artificial pond

A row was raked up after idols and the remains of small temples were found near the artificial pond prepared in Navalakhi Ground by the Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) on Saturday late in the evening.

22 May 2022 3:38 am
City dermatologist elected as intl board member of EADV

Senior dermatologist from Vadodara Dr Shyam B Verma has been elected as an international board member of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) one of the leading global associations that organises the second largest annual conferences on dermatology.

22 May 2022 3:37 am
4,000 invertebrates in MSU collection

MS Universitys Department of Zoology has the largest collection of invertebrates in entire western India. On the eve of International Day for Biological Diversity which falls on Sunday, the department said that it has a collection of nearly 4,000 invertebrates and about 500 vertebrates.

22 May 2022 3:37 am
Dead fish surface again in Sursagar

The Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) may have spent crores on sprucing up Sursagar, but it does not seem to have helped the ponds aquatic life. For the second time within a month dead fish have surfaced in the pond on Friday. The Sursagar pond was rejuvenated at a cost of Rs 38 crore.

22 May 2022 3:36 am
Traditional rural living to guide world in climate crisis

Indias traditional rural way of living has been providing lessons to the world community as it faces the climate change crisis, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Saturday.

22 May 2022 3:36 am
This Eco-Logical wedding to shun plastic, nourish life

Prateek Patel and Maitree Chaudhary want the wedding not to be just their first step towards a new world, but one that will take them to an environmentally safe future.

22 May 2022 3:24 am
Two arrested for 21cr fraud

The Economic Offence Cell of the crime branch on Saturday arrested two accused in the Rs 21 crore textile fraud case registered at Varachha police station on May 14. Around 139 textile weaving unit owners were duped by a group of people who did not make payments after purchasing grey cloth.

22 May 2022 3:23 am
Angadia staffer looted of 33L at gunpoint

An angadia firm employee was robbed of Rs 33 lakh cash at gunpoint allegedly by two men on a motorcycle in Dindoli on Saturday morning. Dindoli police have registered a case based on a complaint filed by the angadia firm employee Yogesh Patel (43).

22 May 2022 3:23 am
CM declares cancellation of river-link project in city

Even as the state government on Saturday announced the cancellation of Par-Tapi-Narmada river-link project, the Congress said that the planned protest rally by tribal groups on May 27 will be held. Chief minister Bhupendra Patel announced here on Saturday that the project had been scrapped.

22 May 2022 3:23 am
Barodians and their pets can hang out at this caf

For families having pets, weekend outings were always a challenging issue with many places being off limits for the four-legged members.

21 May 2022 3:49 am
Guj gives positiveenergy to visitors

Defence minister Rajnath Singh called Gujarat, the centre of religious, social, spiritual and economic consciousness. Speaking at the youth conclave organized by the Karelibaug Swaminarayan temple, Singh said that the state gives its visitors positive energy.

21 May 2022 3:49 am
736gm whale vomit seized, six caught in Anand

Special operation group (SOG) of Anand district arrested six persons with two pieces of whale vomit weighing 736 grams estimated to be worth Rs 73.60 lakh. The sale of sperm whale puke is deemed illegal under the Wildlife Protection Act.

21 May 2022 3:49 am
Sharpshooter still at large, but Anthonys close associate nabbed

The detection of crime branch (DCB) has nabbed a close associate of sharpshooter Anil alias Anthony Gangwani from Sayaji Park Road in the city. Deepak Sharma, a resident of New VIP Road, had been on the run for several months.

21 May 2022 3:49 am
Panic after ST bus catches fire

A state transport bus caught fire on a busy road in Lunavada in Mahisagar district. While the incident led to a panic, the fire did not spread out of the bus and was limited to the cabin.

21 May 2022 3:49 am
Bike-borne men rob mobile from IT student

Two bike-borne men stopped a 19-year-old IT student returning home and physically abused him before robbing his mobile phone and escaping from the spot. After the victim filed a complaint, Varachha police registered an offence of robbery (IPC 392) and started investigation.

21 May 2022 3:35 am