Surat: News

05 Apr 2024


Explained: Case of Delhi woman killed and stuffed in almirah

In a chilling incident that has shocked the nationals capital, the body of a 26-year-old woman was discovered hidden in an almirah in a residential property located in southwest Delhi's Dwarka area.

10 Mar 2024


Mercedes driver runs over toddler in parking lot, case registered

In an unfortunate incident, a two-and-a-half-year-old girl was reportedly run over by a car in a parking area in Gujarat's Surat.

17 Dec 2023


What's special about Surat Diamond Bourse, world's largest office building?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Surat Diamond Bourse (SDB) on Sunday.

30 Nov 2023


Surat factory fire: Charred bodies of 7 workers recovered

Aether Industries, a chemical factory in Surat, Gujarat, was engulfed by a devastating fire early on Wednesday, claiming the lives of seven workers and injuring 24 others, the Deccan Herald reported.

28 Oct 2023


Gujarat: 7 family members found dead, police suspect mass suicide

In a tragic incident, seven family members, including three children, were found dead in their home on Palanpur Jakatnaka Road in Gujarat's Surat on Saturday.

24 Aug 2023


Nearly 30 people hospitalized in Gujarat after inhaling toxic gas

At least 28 individuals were hospitalized in Gujarat after inhaling toxic gas that reportedly leaked at a chemical factory in the Sarod village of Bharuch district on Wednesday.

Flood-like situation in Gujarat, Maharashtra; lightning kills 2 in MP  

Heavy rains triggered flood-like situations in several states and union territories, including Gujarat, Maharashtra, Jammu and Kashmir, and Himachal Pradesh, on Sunday.

19 Jul 2023


Inside Surat Diamond Bourse, the world's largest office

The soon-to-open Surat Diamond Bourse has solidified Surat's position as the world center of the diamond industry.

02 May 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Modi surname row: Gujarat HC denies Rahul Gandhi interim protection

The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday denied interim protection to ex-Congress MP Rahul Gandhi, who sought a stay on his conviction in a 2019 criminal defamation case over his Modi surname remarks, reported ABP News.

20 Apr 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Surat court rejects Rahul Gandhi's application seeking stay on conviction

A sessions court in Gujarat's Surat on Thursday rejected an application filed by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi seeking a stay on his conviction in the 2019 criminal defamation case for his "Modi surname" remark.

03 Apr 2023

Rahul Gandhi

RaGa defamation: Surat court to hear plea on May 3

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday filed an appeal at the sessions court in Gujarat's Surat against his conviction in a 2019 criminal defamation case.

03 Apr 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi to challenge defamation conviction in Surat court today

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will reportedly appear before Surat's sessions court on Monday to challenge his conviction in a 2019 defamation case.

02 Apr 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi moves Surat court against conviction in defamation case

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday reportedly filed an appeal in the Surat Sessions Court in Gujarat against the magistrate order sentencing him to two years in prison in a 2019 criminal defamation case, according to The Indian Express.

27 Mar 2023

Rahul Gandhi

After Lok Sabha disqualification, Rahul asked to vacate government bungalow 

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been asked to vacate his government-allotted bungalow just days after being disqualified from the Lok Sabha, ANI reported.

25 Mar 2023

Rahul Gandhi

After Rahul Gandhi's Lok Sabha disqualification, protests erupt across India

A day after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was disqualified as a Lok Sabha member following his conviction in a 2019 defamation case, party workers took to the streets in numerous states on Saturday to stage protests.

25 Mar 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi to hold 1st presser today after MP disqualification

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will hold a press conference at 1:00 pm on Saturday, a day after his disqualification as a member of Lok Sabha.

23 Mar 2023


What is 2019 defamation case against Rahul Gandhi; Know here  

A Gujarat court on Thursday sentenced Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to two years in prison in a 2019 defamation case over his remarks about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's surname.

23 Mar 2023


RaGa gets 2-year sentence in 'Modi surname' case; granted bail 

The Surat District Court convicted Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in a criminal defamation case filed in 2019 over his remark, "How come all the thieves have Modi as the common surname?"

11 Mar 2023


Gujarat: Liquor-drug addict beaten to death at deaddiction center

A man—undergoing drug and liquor addiction treatment at a deaddiction center in Gujarat's Patan—reportedly died after being brutally thrashed by seven people, including the facility's manager, last month.

09 Feb 2023

Bharti Airtel

Airtel 5G launched in more cities across Gujarat, Odisha

Bharti Airtel has launched its 5G services across more cities in Gujarat and Odisha, including Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Sambalpur, and Balasore.

27 Jan 2023


Gujarat: Car hits motorcycle, drags biker's dead body for 12km

In yet another shocking hit-and-drag incident, a man in Gujarat's Surat district lost his life after a car crashed into his bike and dragged his body for nearly 12km.

16 Nov 2022

Gujarat Elections

AAP Surat candidate Kanchan Jariwala, 'kidnapped' by BJP, withdraws nominations

Following the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) claim that the BJP on Tuesday evening kidnapped its poll candidate from Surat (East), Kanchan Jariwala along with his family, he was 'found' at the Returning Officer's (RO) office withdrawing his nomination on Wednesday.

29 Sep 2022

Narendra Modi

PM Modi inaugurates projects worth Rs. 3,400 crore in Surat

PM Narendra Modi inaugurated projects worth Rs. 3,400 crore in Surat, Gujarat by laying the foundation stone on Thursday.

27 Mar 2022


Gujarat gets India's first 'steel road'; know everything about it

India's first 'steel road' has come up in Gujarat.

06 Jan 2022


Surat chemical tanker leak: 6 dead, 20 hospitalized

A chemical leak incident in Surat, Gujarat, killed at least six civilians and injured 20 more on early Thursday.

16 Dec 2021

Travel And Tourism

5 must-visit places in Surat

Surat is a tourism hub with a range of historical museums, delectable food joints, serene beaches, and lovely shopping spots.

20 Nov 2021


Indore bags India's cleanest city title again; Chhattisgarh cleanest state

President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday announced the Swachh Survekshan 2021 awards and Indore has once again been named the cleanest city in India.

18 Oct 2021


Gujarat: Fire at Surat factory kills 2; over 100 rescued

A fire broke out at a packaging factory in Gujarat's Surat district in the early hours of Monday, news agency ANI reported.

23 Aug 2021


Over 15,000 jewelers in Gujarat join nationwide strike against HUID

Over 15,000 jewelers across Gujarat kept their businesses shut on Monday as they joined the nationwide strike against the implementation of Hallmarking Unique ID (HUID) system, industry stakeholders claimed.

28 May 2021


Cyclist slapped with challan for riding on wrong side

In what can be seen as a mix-up or a stringent action, 47-year-old Rajbahadur Yadav was slapped with a challan or court memo under the Motor Vehicles (MV) Act for allegedly riding his bicycle on the wrong side of the road in Surat city of Gujarat.

13 May 2021


Gujarat: 13-year-old boy dies while performing stunt in Surat

A 13-year-old boy was strangled to death after a rope got entangled around his neck when he was allegedly performing a stunt at his home in Gujarat's Surat city, police said on Thursday.

08 Apr 2021


Lockdown fear: Migrants leaving Gujarat amid COVID-19 surge

Fearing another lockdown in the wake of a sudden spike in COVID-19 cases in Gujarat, migrant workers and their families have started leaving Surat and Ahmedabad, two of the state's most severely affected cities.

23 Mar 2021


In Surat, 34 autorickshaw drivers found infected in single day

At least 34 autorickshaw drivers have tested positive for coronavirus in a single day during a special drive in Gujarat's Surat to identify potential super-spreaders, an official said on Tuesday.

19 Jan 2021


Software engineer dupes 22,000 people through shopping website, arrested

The Mumbai Police has arrested a software engineer-turned-cloth merchant from Gujarat's Surat for allegedly duping nearly 22,000 people, mostly women, through his shopping website.

21 Oct 2020


Maharashtra: Five dead, 34 injured as bus falls into gorge

At least five people have died and 34 others were injured in a bus accident in Maharashtra's Nandurbar district on Wednesday morning.

04 May 2020


Surat: Migrant workers' protest turns violent; police lob teargas shells

A clash broke out between migrant workers and police officials in Gujarat's Surat on Monday.

21 Jan 2020


Surat: Massive fire breaks out at market, 57 tenders rushed

In the early hours of Tuesday, a massive fire broke out at the Raghuvir textile market in the Saroli area of Gujarat's Surat.

16 Nov 2019


4-month-old dies on SpiceJet flight; cause of death unknown

In a tragic incident, a four-month-old girl died during a Surat-Mumbai flight on Friday.

10 Oct 2019


For calling Modis "thieves", Rahul pleads not guilty in court

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi returned to India from his trip to Cambodia on Thursday, and his first stop was a court in Surat where he appeared in connection to a defamation case.

19 Jul 2019


This Chartered Accountant runs 'Super-45' for CA aspirants: Details here

Just like how mathematician Anand Kumar runs 'Super 30' for underprivileged IIT aspirants in Patna, Surat-based Chartered Accountant Ravi Chhawchharia has been helping economically backward students prepare for CA exams through the 'Super 45' or 'CA Stars Program'.

08 Jun 2019


Faridabad: 3 members of family die as fire engulfs school

In a heartbreaking incident, three people, including two children died after a fire broke out at a private school in Faridabad, near Delhi. All the deceased belonged to the same family.

02 Jun 2019


Gujarat: Train hawker, who mocks politicians, arrested

If you have been active on social media, you must have come across a video featuring a train hawker.

25 May 2019

Narendra Modi

These heroes saved students' lives in devastating Surat fire

In a tragic incident on Friday, a massive blaze engulfed the Takshashila Complex in Surat, leaving 23 students dead and several injured.

24 May 2019


Surat: 18 students dead in coaching center fire

At least 18 students were killed as a major fire broke out at the Takshashila Complex in Surat, Gujarat, on Friday afternoon.

17 May 2019


No birthday bumps, cake smearing: Gujarat bans public birthday celebrations

If you are in Gujarat and your friend's birthday is coming up, you might want to steer clear of making the celebrations a public spectacle. If you won't, you might just land up in jail.

30 Apr 2019


Asaram's son, rape convict Narayan Sai, sentenced to life imprisonment

A Sessions Court in Gujarat's Surat has sentenced Narayan Sai, the son of self-proclaimed godman Asaram, to life imprisonment on Tuesday. He was found guilty in a rape case.

26 Apr 2019

Asaram Bapu

Asaram's son convicted in rape case, sentencing on April 30

On Friday, a Surat District Court convicted Narayan Sai, the son of self-styled Godman Asaram, in a rape case. The quantum of punishment will be announced on April 30.

18 Mar 2019

Narendra Modi

Mehul Choksi's namesake just submitted thesis on PM Modi

A student from Surat has submitted his doctorate thesis on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Just like the subject of his research, the name of the student is equally interesting- Mehul Choksi.

16 Feb 2019

Pakistan News

Businessman cancels daughter's wedding-reception, donates Rs. 11L to martyrs' families

Teaching all of us a thing or two about standing with countrymen in this hour of grief, a businessman from Surat canceled his daughter's wedding reception and donated Rs. 11 lakh to families of Pulwama martyrs.

25 Oct 2018

Maruti Suzuki

Savji Dholakia strikes again; gives away 600 cars to employees

Surat-based diamond merchant Savji Dholakia, known for his extravagant generosity, has struck again!

28 Sep 2018

Times of India

Surat diamond merchant gifts Rs. 3cr Mercedes-Benz SUVs to employees

Diamond merchant Savji Dholakia, the owner of Hari Krishna Exports, has gifted three senior employees three SUVs worth a total of Rs. 3cr.

09 Sep 2018

Aadhaar Card

This is how Surat is fighting menace of stray cattle

To curb the menace of stray cattle, mostly cows, the Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) has developed a system of ear-tagging such animals and linking it with the cattle owners' Aadhaar numbers.

05 Sep 2018

Narendra Modi

Gujarati author-journalist Bhagwatikumar Sharma passes away at 84

Author and journalist Bhagwatikumar Sharma died at his residence in Surat city of Gujarat today morning, family sources said. He was 84 years old.

18 Aug 2018


Gujarat: Rs. 3.36 crore in demonetized notes seized; 3 arrested

Three persons were arrested today and demonetized notes with a face value of Rs. 3.36 crore was seized from them in Khatodara locality of Gujarat's Surat district.

16 Aug 2018

Delhi Police

Gujarat: Aadhaar center employees quizzed in data breach case

Delhi Police have recorded statements of employees of an Aadhaar center, which is running from the Surat Collector's office in Gujarat, in connection to the alleged Aadhaar data breach case.

08 May 2018


Surat-Bengaluru daily flights from June, courtesy AirAsia

In a first, AirAsia will start a daily flight connecting Bengaluru with Surat from June 1 this year, the same month it completes 4 years in the business.

30 Apr 2018

Railway Ministry

Surat railway station to be developed as a world-class facility

Surat railway station will be the third in India and second in Gujarat after Gandhinagar to be developed as a world-class facility under Railway Ministry's station redevelopment program.

22 Apr 2018


Bihar: 13-year-old commits suicide after father rapes her; man arrested

A 13-year-old girl hung herself to death at her home in Bihar's West Champaran district on Thursday after being allegedly raped by her father.

21 Apr 2018


Surat rape case: Prime suspect and 2 others arrested

In a major breakthrough in the rape and murder of 11-year-old girl in Surat, the Ahmedabad Crime Branch arrested the prime suspect Harsh Sai Gurjar on Friday.

20 Apr 2018


Meet the 12-year-old who renounced everything to become Jain monk

A 12-year-old boy in Surat, the son of a diamond merchant, gave up all material comforts and worldly happiness on Thursday to become a Jain monk.

18 Apr 2018

West Bengal

Andhra couple claims Surat rape victim was their daughter

A couple from Andhra Pradesh has claimed to be the parents of the Surat rape victim, Gujarat police said on Tuesday.

17 Apr 2018


Surat: Married-man chops girlfriend's body into 11 pieces, nabbed red-handed

Surat Police caught a man red-handed as he was trying to dispose of the chopped body parts of his girlfriend Monday night, whom he had allegedly strangled to death.

16 Apr 2018

Anand Mahindra

Outraged over Surat rape, Anand Mahindra volunteers to execute rapists

In the wake of the horrific rape cases that have shamed the nation, Anand Mahindra, the Chairman of Mahindra Group, has volunteered to execute the perpetrators.

15 Apr 2018

Narendra Modi

Surat horror: 9-year-old raped, brutally-tortured for 8-days before being murdered

Even as the nation mourns the eight-year-old in Kathua who was drugged and raped repeatedly before being murdered, a similar incident has been reported in Surat.

16 Sep 2017


Billionaire Jain couple of MP renounces world to become monks

A billionaire Jain couple from MP's Neemuch has made headlines after announcing their decision to leave behind their property and three-year-old daughter to become monks.

13 Sep 2017


Tension in Surat: Patidars torch buses, vandalize property

Tension broke out in Gujarat's Surat after some Patidar protesters torched two buses in Varachha area.

07 Sep 2017


Youngest organ donor in Western-India gives life to three-year-old girl

A 14-month-old toddler from Gujarat's Surat has become the youngest organ donor in Western India after his heart was transplanted to a three-and-a-half-year-old girl from Navi Mumbai.

AIIMS declares MBBS results 2017, Surat's Nisha is the topper

The results of AIIMS MBBS 2017 are out. They are available on the official website at

FIR filed in Bhajiawala case

Surat IT-Dept registered an FIR with CBI against 'Bhajiawala Family' (BW Family).