Surat

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...

Gujarat: Surat gets 2-inch rain in 2 hours

Gandhinagar: Parts of Gujarat received rain on Saturday. Umerpada taluka in Surat received 51 mm (2 inches) of rain in 2 hours between noon and 2 pm. Kukarmunda taluka in Tapi district received 37 mm rain in 4 hours between 10 am and 2 pm. Dediapada in Narmada received 30 mm and Naswadi in Chhota...

Rain fury in Gujarat: Jodiya in Jamnagar gets 5-inch rain in 2 hours

Gujarat has so far received 79.8% of its average annual rainfall Jamnagar: Parts of Gujarat received heavy rainfall on Thursday morning. At least 25 talukas received rain in two hours between 6 am and 8 am. Life was thrown out of gear in Jodiya taluka of Jamnagar which received 5 inch rain in just two...

Surat: Dilapidated building slab falls on 11-year-old in Bhestan, kills her

Surat: An 11-year-old girl in Surat was fatally injured after the slab from the ceiling of a dilapidated building fell on her head. The incident took place below a building in Bhestan area of Surat. The girl was rushed to the Civil Hospital, but could not be saved According to reports, the slab from the...

Gujarat: Night curfew in 8 municipal corporations extended till September 25

Gandhinagar: Night curfew in the eight municipal corporation areas of Gujarat has been extended till September 25, as per a notification by the state government on Tuesday. The curfew had been imposed to check the spread of coronavirus amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The eight municipal corporations that will have the night curfew are Ahmedabad, Vadodara,...

Day after suspension, AAP Surat president Batuk Vadodaria to join BJP

Batuk Vadodaria was suspended from all posts in AAP for “anti-party” activities Surat: Batuk Vadodaria, former president of Surat district unit of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), will join the BJP on Tuesday.  Just a day earlier, Vadodaria was suspended from all post for “anti-party activities. In a notice, AAP state organization secretary of south...

Surat police seize marijuana worth Rs 1.5 crore; arrest one

Surat: The Surat police seized marijuana worth Rs 1.5 crore from a flat in a village in a late night raid. They also arrested one person, while three others have been declared wanted. According to available information, the cache, found packed in 32 sacks, had been brought from Ganjam in Odisha. Officials of Surat (rural)...