DIAMOND MERCHANTS

  • Surat-based diamond companies to start an airline service October 21, 2014

    Ahmedabad: In a first of its kind initiative, four Surat-based diamond companies have come together to start an airline service to connect Surat with smaller cities in Gujarat. At an initial investment of about Rs 30 crore, these firms have already acquired three aircraft. According to former president of the Surat Diamond...
  • Gujarat Yatra: Surat entrepreneurs split between Modi, Keshubhai December 10, 2012

    Surat: Surat Gujarat's secondlargest city, that recorded the ninthhighest GDP in India in 2012, is growing rapidly and new flyovers are being constructed every month. The diamond city is commended for best utilising the Centre's JNURM funds. The city is also known for its women entrepreneurs. Bhartiben from Ankleshwar picks...
  • Auto driver returns diamonds worth Rs 20 lakh October 3, 2011

    Ahmedabad: There are several Indians who are living examples of courage and decency, and who believe in doing constructive work for a better future. A fortnight ago, Mohammed Shakir Ansari, an ordinary autorickshaw driver in Ahmedabad, returned a bag containing diamonds worth Rs 20 lakh that a passenger had left behind...
  • Mumbai cops under scanner in NRI trader's death December 14, 2009

    Mumbai: Mumbai antiextortion cell officers are under the scanner for the custodial death of a Dubaibased diamond merchant, who was the prime accused in a Rs 2 crore cheating scam. Police officers say the diamond merchant, 40yearold Deepak Mehta, jumped off the sixth floor, while being questioned, and died. But the antiextortion...