Monday, 23 May, 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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Inflation made luxury cars even more expensive but sales remain in fast lane. See Mercedes

For years, the luxury car market in India was biased towards the entry-level. But today, cars below Rs 40 lakh account for the smallest fraction of sales.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.