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Dang women milk success from dairy items

After tasting success with the first all-tribal women-run restaurant, women in Dang have taken their business acumen to the next level.

9 Aug 2022 8:22 am
Two die in separate accidents

Two people died after being hit by city buses near Kamela Darwaja and Rander within 12 hours ending Monday morning. Kishan Patel, a 28-year-old diamond artisan, died after a city bus rammed his motorcycle from behind on the Ring Road near Kamela Darwaja.

9 Aug 2022 8:22 am
2 city students among Top 50

Two students from the city have secured ranks among Top 50 in the JEE main exam, results of which were announced on Monday. Mahit Gadhiwala secured 28th rank while Anand Sasikumar secured 58th. Gadhiwala is Gujarat topper as well.

9 Aug 2022 8:22 am
Man who cheated 6,000 people held

The special operations group (SOG) of city police nabbed a 38-year-old man on Monday for his alleged involvement in duping nearly 6,000 people through a ponzi scheme. The accused had offered a daily return of 1 % on investment under the scheme. Some of the accused were arrested earlier.

9 Aug 2022 8:22 am
Mothers donate human milk in city

The Diamond City ended World Breastfeeding Week on Sunday with its unique tradition of organizing a mothers milk donation camp. A total of 3,160ml of milk was donated by 68 lactating mothers at the camp organized at Shantam on Vesu Canal Road.

8 Aug 2022 8:24 am
Swine flu cases to prevail till end of winter: Docs

With steady rise in number of swine flu cases, health officials predict that the figure will be more than 100 within a week. Nine fresh swine flu cases were reported on Saturday and the total number of cases is now 52 in the city.

7 Aug 2022 8:23 am
After 12-year legal battle, man gets Rs 2.5 lakh mediclaim

A 50-year-old man had to fight for 12 long years to get a Rs 2.5-lakh claim, which was rejected by the insurance company on the grounds that the bill was paid in cash to the hospital. Complainant Firoz Rabadi had undergone the surgery in 2010. The State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission observed that there is no generalized rule that a patient cannot pay a doctor in cash.

7 Aug 2022 5:09 am
Armed intruder enters CMs Tiranga event, probe on

Police initiated an inquiry into the incident of a man who gained entry into the venue of a Har Ghar Tiranga event on Thursday carrying a pistol, in which chief minister Bhupendra Patel and other senior ministers were present.

6 Aug 2022 8:29 am
Five involved in daylight bank robbery nabbed

Five people, who had carried out a daylight robbery in a public sector bank in Ankleshwar on Thursday, were arrested by the Bharuch police who also recovered Rs 38 lakh looted money on Friday.

6 Aug 2022 8:29 am
Six new cases take swine flu tally to 43

Six new positive cases of swine flu were reported in the city on Friday pushing the tally to 43. On Friday, a total of 12 patients were hospitalized. In the past two days, two deaths have been reported in the city due to the disease.

6 Aug 2022 8:28 am
Four armed men rob 44 lakh from bank

In a daring broad daylight robbery, four armed robbers targeted a branch of Union Bank of India in the crowded Piraman Naka area of Ankleshwar on Thursday afternoon. Robbers escaped with cash around Rs 44 lakh.

5 Aug 2022 8:27 am
Potholes, traffic jams on NH 48 multiply travellers woes, time

If you are planning to travel on National Highway 48 in Surat district, you may need at least two hours more than your usual travel time to reach the destination.

5 Aug 2022 8:26 am
5 injured after explosion in food unit at Ichhapore

Five employees of Euro India Fresh Foods suffered burns in a blast following a flash fire early on Wednesday at Ichhapore GIDC. The employees told the fire officials that there was gas leak from a pipeline and the flash fire occurred when an electric switch was turned off.

4 Aug 2022 8:28 am
Finally, IIIT-Surat to hold classes from SVNIT campus

In the sixth year since its establishment, the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Surat will again conduct its academic work from the campus of Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT) from the next week.

4 Aug 2022 8:28 am
Ahmedabad records 320 new cases

he city on Wednesday again crossed the 300 daily Covid tally, recording 320 cases, taking the active cases to 2,209. In Gujarat, the daily tally was 1,059 and the active cases reached 6,407. The number of patients on ventilators reduced to four from 12. There was no death for the second consecutive day.

4 Aug 2022 6:24 am
Surat: Dazzle of Botswana mines lures diamantaires

For Surat diamond units, Botswana has emerged as the biggest destination outside India to set up their production centres. Though small, around 20, including all the 12 DTC sight holders in Surat, have set up their polishing and manufacturing units in the southern African country.

4 Aug 2022 5:25 am
Surat: Lab-grown diamonds turn rakhis into ornaments

The bond between siblings has forever sparkled, but for its own sentimental reasons. Now, when the tie adds the glitter of a precious diamond, Rakshabandhan will lend a special dazzle to the festive spirit.

3 Aug 2022 5:37 am
PSI, his aide caught taking 1.3 lakh bribe

A police sub-inspector (PSI) and his aide, an autorickshaw driver, were arrested on Tuesday for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 1.30 lakh for not making a travel firm owner accused in a bootlegging case in Surat.

3 Aug 2022 3:16 am
21-year-old man held for rape, murder of beggar

The police arrested a 21-year-old man on Monday for allegedly raping and killing a 70-year-old woman. The accused had severely injured the woman who died in hospital during treatment.

3 Aug 2022 3:16 am
Surat: Three booked for gang rape of 15-year-old girl from Madhya Pradesh

Varachha police have booked three people including a woman in a complaint of gang rape lodged by the family of a 15-year-old girl in Madhya Pradesh.

2 Aug 2022 7:16 am
Two children die of food poisoning

Two children died due to food poisoning while as many others from the same family are under treatment in Kaprada of Valsad district on Monday. Health department officials claimed that the children died after eating stale food.

2 Aug 2022 3:23 am
3 booked for gang rape of 15-year-old MP girl

Varachha police have booked three people including a woman in a complaint of gang rape lodged by the family of a 15-year-old girl in Madhya Pradesh.The girl was allegedly raped by two men in Varachha in April. The complaint was lodged in Muraina in MP and transferred to the city police.

2 Aug 2022 3:23 am
Leopard makes tree a watchtower to keep vigil on cubs inside field

Leopards may be the most agile among all the wild cats in climbing up trees, often dragging their prey up there and relishing it.But villagers in Delad, 20 km from the city, are amused with a leopard that has parked itself on a tree sans any killing.

2 Aug 2022 3:22 am
Fetus found in washroom

A fetus of around two months was found from the ladies toilet of Vidya Bharti Schools English Medium section on Friday. After preliminary inquiry, the school alerted the police.The school campus is located in the crowded Bhatar crossroads area and has both Hindi and English medium sections.

31 Jul 2022 8:24 am
Accused civic school principal arrested

Nishant Vyas, the suspended principal of a city municipal school who was accused of sexually harassing a student, was nabbed by the city police on Saturday.Police got specific information that Vyas had come to meet someone near his house.

31 Jul 2022 8:24 am
Hydrogen-blended piped gas for 200 NTPC colony homes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday laid the foundation stone virtually of Green Hydrogen - Natural Gas blending project to be developed at NTPC Kawas. In a first-ever such project in the country, hydrogen blending is being tried with piped natural gas for domestic usage.

31 Jul 2022 8:24 am
Surat municipal school board splurged on storytellers: AAP

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) alleged on Saturday that Municipal School Board, Surat (MSBS) hired a private agency for story telling with a payment of Rs 1,886 for 45 minutes.

31 Jul 2022 3:17 am
Drone busts hooch breweries thriving on Tapi riverbank

Altogether six breweries of country liquor operating within a stretch of two and half kilometres on Tapi riverbank were busted on Friday after the police used drones to locate these nefarious businesses near Kholwad of Kamrej.

31 Jul 2022 3:16 am
PM Narendra Modi launches green hydrogen-natural gas blending project

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday virtually laid the foundation stone of Green Hydrogen - Natural Gas blending project to be developed at NTPC Kawas in Hazira.

30 Jul 2022 9:19 pm
Young leopard found dead in sugarcane field

Partially decomposed body of a two-year-old leopard was found in the sugarcane farm of Dedvasan village in Mahuva taluka of Surat district. The exact reason for its death could not be ascertained.

30 Jul 2022 3:17 am
City cops on alert over local gangs underworld links

Investigation into alleged extortion calls to a Mumbai-based businessman has put Surat city police on alert following the arrest of three persons from a local gang having association with the underworld, said police sources.

30 Jul 2022 3:16 am
Surat: 42-year-old woman dies of swine flu

A 42-year-old woman died of swine flu in New Civil Hospital (NCH) on Thursday. The Udhna area resident was admitted in a separate ward in NCH where she was shifted in a critical condition.

29 Jul 2022 8:17 am
Eligible bachelors left high and dry in this potli haven

Despite searching for a bride for nearly 15 years, Mukul Sapkale (36), who earns Rs 16,000 salary and has his own house, is still unmarried. The family is worried about his future now.

29 Jul 2022 3:24 am
Barwala man who drank liquor suffers vision loss

A 35-year-old man was admitted to Surat Municipal Institute of Medical Education and Research (SMIMER) on Wednesday night with a complaint of vision loss. Baldev Zala told doctors that he had consumed country liquor on July 25 at Polarpur village near Barwala.

29 Jul 2022 3:23 am
Wanted bootlegger Pintus 3-year-run ends in Mumbai

In one of the major arrests as part of the crackdown on the bootlegging lobby that pumps liquor worth crores in the dry state, a team of the State Monitoring Cell (SMC) caught Gorakh alias Pintu Bhimrav Gadhri, a notorious bootlegger on the lam for past three years from Mumbai airport on

29 Jul 2022 3:23 am
Monsoon festival in Saputara begins tomorrow

Amid damaged roads across Dang district, the Gujarat Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) is to start the monsoon festival in the only hill station of the state from Saturday. Festival titled Megh Malhar Parv 2022 will be inaugurated by chief minister Bhupendra Patel.

29 Jul 2022 3:23 am
Protest outside Sanghavis office in city

Members of the Youth Congress staged a protest outside minister Harsh Sanghavis office in the City Light area on Wednesday. Protesters tried to torch the ministers effigy but the police detained them before that.

28 Jul 2022 8:18 am
4 cops among 15 caughtfor Valsad booze party

Amid the hooch tragedy in dry Gujarat, four policemen and 15 others were arrested during a raid on a booze party in Atul of Valsad on Tuesday night. Of the four policemen, one is a sub-inspector, one is head constable and two are constables.

28 Jul 2022 3:14 am
AAP, BJP councillors spar over bootlegger remark

Councillors of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the ruling BJP clashed outside the general assembly hall in Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) headquarters on Wednesday. The clash erupted after an AAP councillor allegedly called the state BJP chief a bootlegger.

28 Jul 2022 3:14 am
Man sentenced to death for rape, murder of 3-yr-old

A 31-year-old man was awarded capital punishment by a local court here on Tuesday after he was convicted for rape, unnatural sex and murder of a three-year-old girl and destruction of evidences. The punishment was announced within 102 days of the crime.

27 Jul 2022 8:25 am
Cable-stayed bridge to close partially

One side of the cable-stayed bridge from Pal to Athwalines will remain closed from July 28 to August 27 for installation of lighting and bridge stability monitoring system. Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) officials said a control room will be developed to monitor bridge stability.

27 Jul 2022 3:29 am
Since May, over 3,000 held selling country liquor in city

Just ahead of the Botad hooch tragedy, the city police had carried out a prohibition drive in the city and actions were taken against illegal liquor trade in the city.

27 Jul 2022 3:29 am
Two women die of electrocution in farm

Two women died of electrocution near Bardoli town on Sunday evening in a farm land. The women came in contact with a snapped electricity cable lying in a sugarcane farm.

26 Jul 2022 3:24 am
Paatils son not to contest senate polls

Within seven hours of his name being announced by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) for the senate election of Veer Narmad South Gujarat University (VNSGU), Gujarat BJP chief C R Paatils son Jignesh Paatil on Monday announced to withdraw his name from the contest.

26 Jul 2022 3:23 am