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Surat: SMC initiates action against establishments not complying with fire safety norms

Following criticism by the Gujarat High Court over the lackadaisical approach of the civic authorities, as well as the state government, in strictly implementing fire safety norms, the Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) has swung into action. The fire department of the civic body has taken action against errant hospitals, shopping complexes and schools that have...

Wife in Surat ties husband to a tempo and drags him around!

A woman, a resident of Krushnaagar in Kadodara area of Surat dragged her husband around after tying him behind a tempo. The woman sought the help of her brother to tie her husband behind a tempo. The incident was captured on CCTV camera and the husband has been admitted to a hospital where his condition...

Arvind Kejriwal hails AAP’s victory in Surat as the beginning of politics of work

Aaquib Chhipa, Ahmedabad: Following the stellar performance of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) elections, party chief and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday hailed the victory as the beginning of “politics of work” in Gujarat. Notably, AAP has won 27 seats in SMC decimating the Congress to a big zero...

15 migrant labourers crushed to death in Surat

Fifteen migrant labourers sleeping on a footpath were crushed to death in Gujarat’s Surat after a truck ran over them. The horrific incident took place near Kosamba village on the Kim-Mandvi Road in the wee hours on Tuesday. Sources said that all the victims were from Rajasthan’s Banswara and were working as daily labourers. They...

Surat-Kolkata IndiGo flight makes emergency landing in Bhopal

An IndiGo Airlines flight carrying 172 passengers from Gujarat’s Surat to West Bengal’s Kolkata had to make an emergency landing in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal on Sunday. The plane made an emergency landing due to a technical glitch, according to officials. Bhopal’s Raja Bhoj Airport director Anil Vikram said that the IndiGo flight had to make...

PM Modi to inaugurate Ropax ferry service between Hazira & Ghogha on Nov 8

A Ropax ferry service will be launched between Hazira in Surat and Ghogha in Bhavnagar by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8. The new service will bring down the 370-km distance between the two places by road to just 60 km by sea route. The Ropax ferry will not just accommodate passengers, but will...

Centre sanctions 250 electric buses for Gujarat

The Union government on Friday announced that it has sanctioned 670 electric buses for Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa and Chandigarh. This apart, the government also announced that it has sanctioned 241 charging stations for cities spread across Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Port Blair. The sanctions have been made under phase-2 of the FAME...

Surat man files theft case after mop valued at Rs150 gets stolen!

When a man’s mop got stolen in Surat, he decided not to mop around but get the cops into action against the theft. He filed an FIR with the Surat Police so that they can get on the trail of the mop thieves. The case also stands out because Surat’s Janakbhai managed to prevail upon...

Surat senior citizen who tested COVID-19 positive commits suicide

A senior citizen in Surat has committed suicide after he tested positive for COVID-19. In a letter that he left behind, the senior citizen said that he was worried after contracting the disease. It seems the mental stress is what drove him to take the extreme step. The police have registered a case of accidental...

Father, brother-in-law sent to 20 yrs in prison for rape of minor kin

A father raped his 13-year-old daughter after forcing her to watch porn The matter came to light after teen attended a school workshop on good touch and bad touch A brother-in-law raped his teen sister-in-law and got her pregnant in another case A POCSO court has sentenced two men to 20 years in prison in...