Surat

Ahmedabad third-best city in India in Centre’s Ease of Living Index

Bengaluru has emerged as the best city in the country in the Ease of Living Index (EoLI) 2020, which was announced on Thursday. It is followed by Pune and Ahmedabad, whereas Surat comes fifth on the ranking. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) said, “Bengaluru emerged as the top performer in the Million+...

3.1 magnitude earthquake recorded in Surat

An earthquake measuring 3.1 on the Richter scale was recorded in Gujarat’s Surat on Saturday. The earthquake was recorded at 4.35 am in the morning, according to the Institute of Seismological Research (ISR). No damage reported in Surat According to ISR, the epicentre of the tremor was located 29 km north-northeast of Surat in south...

Arvind Kejriwal asks AAP’s Surat corporators to respect people & work for them

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday arrived in Surat to meet the party workers for the stellar performance in the Surat Municipal Corporation election. He will also take part in a roadshow organised by the party to thank the people for trusting it. Notably, AAP won 27 seats...

Delimitation, differences with PAAS factors behind Congress’ dismal performance in Surat

The counting of votes on Tuesday for the Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) has revealed a rot in the Congress that has been decimated to a big zero. While the shameful performance of Congress is not confined to Surat, what has become a major concern for the century-old party is that many of its veteran leaders...

AAP delivers a stellar performance in Surat, Kejriwal to attend roadshow on Feb 26

The Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has delivered a stellar performance winning 27 seats in the Surat Municipal Corporation election, with the Congress scoring a big zero in the diamond city. Out of the 120 seats, 93 seats have been won by the BJP, 27 seats have been bagged by AAP and Congress could...

PM Narendra Modi does virtual Bhoomi Pujan of Surat, Ahmedabad metro rail projects

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday virtually performed the ground-breaking ceremony for two Metro Rail Projects in Gujarat. The virtual groundbreaking ceremony was for the Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-II and Surat Metro Rail Project. Calling it a very important gift for Ahmedabad and Surat, PM Modi said the metro will further strengthen the connectivity...

Four fire accidents reported on Diwali night

Four fire accidents were reported on Saturday in Gujarat as the country celebrated Diwali—the festival of lights. While many states had imposed a ban on the sale and purchase of firecrackers amid the coronavirus pandemic, the scene was as usual in Gujarat with people bursting firecrackers till late in the nights. Fire accidents reported from...

Gujarat reports 1,212 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

Ahmedabad’s COVID-19 case count crosses 30,000-mark Ahmedabad’s death toll due to COVID-19 surges to 1,681 Gujarat has reported 1,212 fresh cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours ending 5 pm on Saturday. The addition of the fresh cases has taken Gujarat’s total tally to 85,678. 2,883 COVID-19 related deaths in Gujarat Fourteen deaths were...

Surat rains: 795 people moved to safe locations

Heavy rains were reported from 172 talukas in the last six hours in Gujarat of which maximum rain was reported from Surat district. The city recorded 4 inches of rainfall in the last 24 hours resulting in low lying areas getting waterlogged.  In all 795 people were shifted to safe locations as water logging intensified...

GSRTC extends service ban in Surat for another week

The Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) has decided not to offer its services in Surat for yet another week. Earlier GSRTC had decided to stop the service from Surat depot from July 27 onwards to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Surat has been recording the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the state and...

With 514 donors, Surat leads in plasma donation in Gujarat

41 diamond polishers of Unique Gems Company have come forward to donate their plasma to help COVID-19 patients in Surat. With this, the number of COVID-19 plasma donors in Surat is now the highest in the state.  Earlier, the city topped the list in both blood and organ donation.    Jayesh Monpara, one of the...

Teen found crying on road exposes prostitution ring in spas in Surat

A girl who escaped from forced sex trade has blown the lid off the forced prostitution ring being run under the guise of spa and massage parlour in Surat. The 15-year-old teen was found crying on the road and passersby informed the police. It has emerged that the teen was taken from Vadodara by a woman...