Wednesday, 28 September, 2022

Topic: Surat

Surat’s new diamond bourse wants Mumbai’s glitter, gets slammed for ‘objectionable’ incentives

Surat Diamond Bourse, currently under construction, is expected to open in 3 or 4 months. It is expected to house nearly 4,400 merchants and employ about 1.5 lakh people.

Slapped, pinched, beaten unconscious — how Surat babysitter now in custody ‘abused’ 8-month-old

Komalben Tandlekar has been sent to 14 days judicial custody, after the baby's parents, Mitesh and Shivani Patel, filed a police complaint based on CCTV footage from their house.

Sports Al Dente, a Surat-based company, set to open its first office in Delhi

While plans have hit the pre-production stage for the Delhi office, the sports news website has already put the geotags over the world map. International offices in the Philippines and Quezon City are on the anvil.

‘My city is fully open’ say users in Patna and Surat on Bharat Bandh, but post image from 2016

New Delhi: National highways, link roads and railway tracks were blocked by protesting farmers during the nationwide Bharat Bandh Monday, resulting in highway blockages...

Mephedrone & opium worth over Rs 20 lakh seized in two operations in Surat, 4 arrested

3 accused in the first operation are history-sheeters. They had brought mephedrone from Mumbai. The 4th accused in second case ​was smuggling opium from Rajasthan.

Rahul Gandhi appears before Surat court in defamation case over ‘Modi surname’ remark

In a complaint, BJP legislator Purnesh Modi had alleged that Gandhi defamed the entire Modi community by saying 'How come all the thieves have Modi as the common surname?'.

Who’ll bring back lost years & honour, ask 127 Muslim men branded terrorists in Gujarat in 2001

On 6 March 2021, a Surat court acquitted 127 Muslim men labelled SIMI terrorists and charged under UAPA back in December 2001.

Surat court acquits 122 accused of being members of SIMI 20 years after arrest

The court said that the prosecution failed to produce "cogent, reliable and satisfactory" evidence to establish that the accused persons belonged to the banned outfit.

How the ‘ignored’ Patidar community helped AAP emerge big in Surat civic polls in Gujarat

AAP won 27 seats in Surat Municipal Corporation, mostly in Patidar-dominated areas. But party says everyone, and not just Patidars, gave ‘corruption-free leadership’ a chance.

This Surat bakery is celebrating Modi’s 70th birthday with a 771-kg, 71-foot-long cake

Breadliner, a bakery in Surat celebrated PM Modi’s birthday with a 'corona warriors' themed cake and is set to distribute it among children.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Yogendra Yadav at the Bharat Jodo Yatra | YogendraYadav/Facebook

‘Congress must die’, I said in 2019. What I meant then, and what’s changed now

At this juncture in history, you don't hold on to grudges. Following Paul Samuelson, I ask everyone: 'When the situation changes, I change my assessment. What about you, sir?'
The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.


Parts of Iranian made 'suicide' drone Shahed-136 after being shot down by the Ukrainian military | Reuters

All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.