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Grishma Vekariya murder case: Convict Fenil Goyani challenges death penalty in HC

Surat/Ahmedabad: Grishma Vekariya murder convict Fenil Goyani has challenged the death sentence awarded to him in the Gujarat High Court. The court has admitted the plea. Fenil had been sentenced to be hanged till death by the Sessions court in Surat. While pronouncing the verdict, the court had termed the case “rarest of rare”. The...

Surat crime branch cops nab Chikhligar gang members after hot chase

Surat: The Surat crime branch reportedly arrested three members of the notorious Chikhligar gang after a brief but hot chase near Bardoli. The video of the arrest which has gone viral on social media shows the cops trying to stop the Eeco car. The car kept moving, but the cops had placed a bulldozer on...

Grishma Vekariya murder case: Surat court sentences Fenil Goyani to death

Fenil, a jilted lover, had slit Grishma Vekariya’s throat in full public view near her residence in Kamrej on February 12   Surat: Fenil Goyani, the youth who slit the throat of 21-year-old Surat resident Grishma Vekariya in full public view, was handed death sentence by the Surat Sessions court on Thursday. The case had...

Surat: Thieves steal 140 kg lemons from Kamrej orchard

Surat: The high price of lemon has made it extremely alluring to thieves on one hand and added to the stress of farmers on the other. A farmer in Kamrej recently lost 140 kg of lemons to thieves. As per available information, Kamrej resident Jayesh Patel owned a farm, ‘Shakti Farm’ in Kathor village. He...

Surat bids emotional adieu to girl killed by jilted lover in full public view

People come out to join funeral procession; clamour for death for her killer Surat: Grishma Vekariya, the 21-year-old Surat girl who was killed by her jilted lover on February 12 in full public view, was given a teary and emotional adieu on Tuesday. The cremation was delayed as the family waited for her father who...

Major jolt for AAP in Surat; 6-9 of its corporators likely to join BJP

Surat: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is headed for a major setback in Surat, with six to eight corporators likely to switch over to BJP. The Arvind Kejriwal-led had made a grand entry in Surat in local body elections last year, winning 27 seats in Surat Municipal Corporation. It is currently in the Opposition in...

AAP losing strength in Gujarat; after Vijay Suvada, Surat diamond trader Mahesh Savani quits

  Surat: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) seems to be facing difficulty in keeping its flock together. Close on heels of singer Vijay Suvada resigning from the party, prominent Surat-based diamond trader Mahesh Savani has quit the party less than seven months after joining. Savani is also known for his philanthropic activities. He has organised...

Tragedy in Surat; toxic gas leak from illegal chemical dumping kills 6

Surat: Gas leak at a factory in Sachin GIDC in Surat early on Thursday morning left at least six persons dead and several others hospitalised. The leak reportedly occurred when a tanker was illegally dumping chemicals into a drain near the printing and dyeing factory. Toxic fumes from the chemicals escaped and spread, killing five...

Surat reports Gujarat’s 4th Omicron case

42-year-old South Africa returnee tests positive for Omicron; meanwhile, 58 fresh cases of Covid-19 recorded in Gujarat Surat: Gujarat recorded its fourth case of Omicron variant of coronavirus after the sample of a person from Surat tested positive for its presence. The 42-year-old man had returned from South Africa. He was first tested in Delhi...

2 Surat schools closed for a week after 2 Covid cases emerge

Surat: The rise in number of cases of Covid-19 in Gujarat has also exposed children to the risk of infection. Two cases of Covid-19 were detected from two schools in Adajan area of Surat, prompting school and health authorities to take immediate action to prevent further spread. The two cases were detected at Sanskar Bharti...

Surat court awards death penalty to man who raped, killed toddler last month

 2.5-year-old had gone missing from outside her house in Pandesara in Surat on Diwali night; body was found 3 days later   Surat: In a fast-track judgment, a 35-year-old man convicted for rape and murder of a 2.5-year-old girl in Pandesara in Surat in Gujarat was handed death sentence by a district court on Tuesday....

Swachh Survekshan 2021: 3 cities of Gujarat among top 10; Indore ‘cleanest’ for 5th straight year

New Delhi: Three cities of Gujarat have found a place among the 10 cleanest cities of India in the Swachh Survekshan 2021 rankings. Ahmedabad, while ranked 10th on the list of cleanest cities in the annual survey, has been adjudged the cleanest cantonment in the country. Indore in Madhya Pradesh was adjudged the cleanest city...