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

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.

Two Safdarjung doctors, out on grocery shopping, assaulted; man arrested

09 Apr 2020

Two Safdarjung doctors, out on grocery shopping, assaulted; man arrested

At a time when doctors are risking their lives to battle the coronavirus pandemic, a man in Delhi assaulted two of them on Wednesday night, accusing them of spreading the deadly virus.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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'.

Faridabad: 3 members of family die as fire engulfs school

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.

Gujarat: Train hawker, who mocks politicians, arrested

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.

These heroes saved students' lives in devastating Surat fire

25 May 2019

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.

Surat: 18 students dead in coaching center fire

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

26 Apr 2019

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.

Mehul Choksi's namesake just submitted thesis on PM Modi

18 Mar 2019

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.

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

16 Feb 2019

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.

PM's gifts go under hammer to fund 'Namami Gange' project

29 Jan 2019

PM's gifts go under hammer to fund 'Namami Gange' project

The auctioning of the gifts received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from heads of state and dignitaries over the years began yesterday at the National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi.

Savji Dholakia strikes again; gives away 600 cars to employees

25 Oct 2018

Savji Dholakia strikes again; gives away 600 cars to employees

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

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

28 Sep 2018

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.

This is how Surat is fighting menace of stray cattle

09 Sep 2018

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.

Gujarati author-journalist Bhagwatikumar Sharma passes away at 84

05 Sep 2018

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.

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

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.

Gujarat: Aadhaar center employees quizzed in data breach case

16 Aug 2018

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.

Surat-Bengaluru daily flights from June, courtesy AirAsia

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.

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

30 Apr 2018

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.

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

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.

Surat rape case: Prime suspect and 2 others arrested

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.

Death penalty for child rapists: Modi Cabinet approves Ordinance

21 Apr 2018

Death penalty for child rapists: Modi Cabinet approves Ordinance

The Cabinet on Saturday cleared the ordinance seeking death penalty for those raping children under 12.

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

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.

Another minor raped and murdered, this time in UP's Etah

18 Apr 2018

Another minor raped and murdered, this time in UP's Etah

As India continues to simmer in the wake of the horrific rape-and-murders of minors in Kathua and Surat, another girl, 7 years old, was brutally raped and killed during a wedding in Uttar Pradesh's Etah on Tuesday.

Andhra couple claims Surat rape victim was their daughter

18 Apr 2018

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.

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

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.

Outraged over Surat rape, Anand Mahindra volunteers to execute rapists

16 Apr 2018

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.

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

15 Apr 2018

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.

Chhagan Bhujbal and Jagan Reddy in ED's list of launderers

24 Nov 2017

Chhagan Bhujbal and Jagan Reddy in ED's list of launderers

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has released its list of top money launderers and shell companies they used to transact unaccounted money.

Demonetization 'old man' photo fake? BJP-Congress spar over image

09 Nov 2017

Demonetization 'old man' photo fake? BJP-Congress spar over image

An old man crying as he stands near a long queue was captured on camera by Hindustan Times, a photo that became the face of demonetization troubles.

Mahamana Express in "bad condition" after maiden journey; passenger-amenities stolen

26 Sep 2017

Mahamana Express in "bad condition" after maiden journey; passenger-amenities stolen

When the high-profile Varanasi-Vadodara Mahamana Express returned to Vadodara after its very first trip, railway officials were shocked to find some passenger amenities on the train were missing!

Billionaire Jain couple of MP renounces world to become monks

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.

Tension in Surat: Patidars torch buses, vandalize property

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.

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

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

15 Jun 2017

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 www.aiimsexam.org.