• Gujarat: Leptospirosis kills 130 in two months September 23, 2011

    Surat: Leptospirosis has hit South Gujarat leading to 130 deaths in the past two months alone. Most of the patients in a special ward at Surat's Civil Hospital are at high risk because of their occupation, that is, working in paddy and sugarcane fields. The bacterial infection spreads through exposure...
  • Guj: Radiation affects workers in power station August 1, 2011

    Surat: Seven labourers working in the reactor building of the Kakrapar Atomic Power Station in Tapi district of Gujarat have been affected by radiation. The incident took place in the month of May this year, when they were painting the building. However, none of them has suffered any serious radiation,...
  • Surat: only clay idols allowed for immersion July 29, 2011

    Surat: Every year, about 25,000 idols of lord Ganesha and other deities are immersed in Surat's Tapi river. Most of them made of Plaster of Paris and painted with hazardous chemicals leave the river polluted and dirty. But that's set to change. Following a Gujarat High Court order, the Surat...
  • Ten Indians convicted for smuggling in Iran December 23, 2010

    Valsad: Ten men from Gujarat working in a UAE-based marine service company, who went missing, have been traced to jails in Iran. They have been convicted for smuggling fuel. Their families allege their pleas to the government has gone unheeded. One of the them is Bhupendra Singh Chaudhary, whose family...
  • Gujarat gets its first Muslim woman DSP August 13, 2010

    Surat: Clad in burqa, mother of two, teacher in school – outwardly Yasmin Sajid Shaikh would seem like any other Muslim woman destined for a domesticated life. However, this 29-year-old is soon to be the state's first Muslim woman Deputy Superintendent of Police. Says Yasmin, who cleared her state public...
  • No proof of death, no compensation for 26/11 victims November 17, 2009

    The terrorists killed four fishermen after hijacking their trawler. ...
  • Surat man's letter to Ratan Tata gets him a Nano October 2, 2009

    Ratan Tata ordered that Hoshang Nalladaru be given the car immediately. ...
  • Watch: Parents find new way to spy on kids September 20, 2009

    A newly developed software will help parents in keeping an eye on their kids. ...
  • An uncrafted diamond Ganesha idol wows devotees August 26, 2009

    Surat: The Asodaria family in Surat owns a Ganapati idol which is a rough diamond that they imported 10 years ago. The specialty of this rock is that it resembles the Ganesha figure. The diamond was brought into India after its discovery in the mines of Africa. The family even...
  • Guard killed by youth in Surat over parking row May 27, 2009

    Police have arrested three of the six youth from affluent backgrounds. ...
  • Lay-offs backfire, dearth of workers in diamond market May 23, 2009

    Diamond traders want o hire back workers they had laid-off. ...
  • Terror fallout: Surat citizens shunt out Muslims December 15, 2008

    Some localities have decided to not rent, sell or trade property with Muslims. ...
  • Meltdown hits diamond families, kids education tough December 11, 2008

    Meltdown has not only hit diamond trade but the education of traders kids. ...
  • Glint out of India's diamond trade | UK sales sink too November 18, 2008

    No imports of uncut diamonds between November 25 and December 31. ...
  • Stock mkt woes take shine off Surat's diamond trade October 16, 2008

    Most of their money has been wiped out due to the stock market free fall. ...