Surat

  • Declare Vadodara, Surat terminals as international airports: Gujarat government August 21, 2014

    Vadodara: Gujarat government wants flight terminals at Vadodara and Surat to be declared as international airports. State Finance and Civil Aviation Minister Saurabhbhai Patel called on Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju in Delhi and put forth the demand for declaring Vadodara and Surat flight terminals as international airports, and...
  • Surat girl Deepa Jagtiani plays KBC live, takes home Rs 6,40,000 August 3, 2014

    Surat: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan Saturday launched popular TV reality game show "Kaun Banega Crorepati 8" (KBC) here and local girl Deepa Jagtiani, who got to play KBC live, won Rs.640,000. Deepa, who helps her brother in his business, used three lifelines - 'audience poll' and 'phone a friend' and 'triguni' while...
  • SC acquits all 11 accused in the 1993 Surat bomb blasts case July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: All those convicted in the 1993 Surat bomb blast case have been acquitted by the Supreme Court. Eleven people had been convicted for the January-February 1993 blasts in Gujarat's Surat, in which one woman was killed and several people injured. A two-judge bench of Justice TS Thakur and Justice...
  • Four drown in the Arabian sea, on the Gujarat coastline June 15, 2014

    Surat: Four people drowned in the Arabian sea in Suvali Hajira area of the district, said fire brigade officials. "Four people were drowned in the Arabian sea near the Suvali-Hajira area when they were suddenly trapped in the high tide," Surat's Chief Fire Officer P M Patel said. Patel said that they...
  • Surat: Pillar of an under construction flyover collapses, 2 dead June 10, 2014

    Surat: Two people have died after the pillar of an under construction flyover as collapsed in Parle in Surat. Five labourers have been injured in the mishap. Rescue operations are on as some people are still trapped under the rubble. Further details are awaited. ...
  • Surat: Major fire at a commercial building, no reports of casualties May 29, 2014

    Surat: Massive fire has broken out in a commercial building, Orchit tower, of the Sahara Darwaja area of Surat. 10 fire tenders are trying to douse the fire at the spot. There are no reports of casualties so far. There are nearly 100 shops in the building. The fire...
  • How comedian Kapil Sharma rescued a toddler during a show in Surat May 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Blame it on the crowds that converged in Surat where Kapil Sharma expected 5,000 people but 25,000 showed up and thanks to that, a toddler got separated from her parents, but the comedian luckily found her crying and took charge of her. The child is said to be only two-and-half-years...
  • ED files fresh FIR against hawala operator Afroz Phatta April 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate has filed a fresh FIR against Afroz Phatta, who was arrested last month in Surat in connection with an alleged hawala racket to the tune of Rs 700 crore, on money laundering charges. Sources said Phatta, who was summoned by the ED, appeared before officials...
  • Gandhinagar, Bhopal in the fray as BJP brainstorms over Advani's seat March 19, 2014

    New Delhi: After finalising its PM candidate Narendra Modi's Varanasi seat, the Bharatiya Janata Party is now brainstorming over senior leader LK Advani's seat. As the BJP meets on Wednesday to decide on more seats, the Madhya Pradesh unit of the party is backing senior leader LK Advani's candidature from...
  • BJP to decide on Modi's Gujarat seat, Advani's candidature today March 19, 2014

    New Delhi: All eyes are on the Bharatiya Janata Party as the party's Central Election Committee meets on Wednesday to finalise its list of candidates for Rajasthan and the remaining seats of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. A decision is also likely on the second seat for the party's Prime...
  • News 360: Gujarat BJP wants Modi to contest from Surat or Ahmedabad March 18, 2014

    While the Bharatiya Janata Party has fielded its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Varanasi, the Gujarat unit of BJP wants him to contest from either Surat or Ahmedabad. ...
  • Gujarat BJP wants Narendra Modi to contest from Surat or Ahmedabad March 18, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after his candidature was announced from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, the Gujarat BJP is staking claim to him. "The people and the party here wants that Modiji must be made to contest from Gujarat," the state BJP spokespeson Vijay Rupani said. He said that the Gujarat BJP wants...
  • Maoists torch BJP MLA's petrol pump, hurl bombs at his house in Muzaffarpur March 14, 2014

    Armed Maoists torched a petrol pump owned by a BJP MLA, hurled bombs and opened fire at his residence late on Thursday night in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district, police said. Around 15-20 armed Maoists swooped on the petrol pump of BJP MLA Ram Surat Rai in Ahiapur police station area, around 10-km...
  • Gujarat HC stays arrest of Asaram aide February 26, 2014

    Gujarat High Court on Wednesday stayed the arrest of an aide of self-styled godman Asaram Bapu and his son Narayan Sai in connection with a case of bribery lodged by Surat police. Dr KD Patel of Ahmedabad, who used to look after the father-son duo's legal affairs, had moved court seeking...
  • Modi, Milkha Singh flag off night marathon in Surat February 23, 2014

    Ahmedabad: BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and the legendary athlete Milkha Singh on Sunday flagged off 'Night Marathon' in Surat city. "Surat gets the credit for pioneering the concept of night marathon in Gujarat," Modi said. "The event has been organised to raise funds to install CCTV network in the city...
  • Modi inaugurates 'airport-like' bus terminal, promises more February 15, 2014

    Vadodara: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that six to eight "world-class" bus stations will be constructed across the state in the near future. He inaugurated a GSRTC Bus Station that has been constructed under Public-Private Partnership at the cost of Rs 110 crore here on Friday evening. The...
  • 4 killed in Surat factory inferno January 29, 2014

    Surat: Four persons died after a fire broke at a plant on the outskirts of Surat city. The fire was reported at Anjali Industries located at Hajira Phatak area. Further details awaited. ...
  • Surat: Narayan Sai's female disciple surrenders before police January 21, 2014

    Surat: Controversial godman Asaram's son Narayan Sai's close accomplice Jamna on Tuesday surrendered before the police in connection with a rape case registered against him by one of two city-based sisters. Jamna, who is said to be mother of Sai's son, had evaded questioning by police since he was arrested on...
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj didn't loot Surat, says Narendra Modi January 5, 2014

    BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday said Maratha warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj had not looted Surat, but plundered Mughal emperor Aurangazeb's treasure in the city with the help of local people. "Saying that Shivaji Maharaj looted Surat would be an insult to the Maratha warrior," said Modi during...
  • Bribe conspiracy: Narayan Sai gets judicial custody January 2, 2014

    Surat: A sessions court on Wednesday remanded self- styled godman Asaram Bapu's son Narayan Sai in judicial custody in connection with a case in which he is accused of hatching a conspiracy to bribe police and judicial officials to weaken the rape case against him. Principal District and Sessions Judge IC...
  • Surat: Businessman alleges senior JDU leader kidnapped his son December 20, 2013

    Surat: A businessman from Surat on Friday alleged that a senior Janata Dal United functionary was involved in the kidnapping of his son. Hanif Hingora's son was kidnapped and brought to Chapra in Bihar. Even as Bihar Police arrested a person named Ranjit Singh, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has ordered...
  • Surat West by-poll: 28 per cent voting recorded till noon December 4, 2013

    Nearly 28 per cent polling was recorded till Wednesday noon for the by-polls to Surat West Assembly constituency, an Election Commission official said. "Till noon, 28 per cent polling was recorded. The voting percentage is expected to go higher. No untoward incident has been reported so far," an ECI official said. Surat...
  • Surat: Narayan's Sai female associate Ganga arrested November 8, 2013

    Surat: There's no end to the troubles for self-styled godman Asaram's son Narayan Sai, who has been accused of rape by two sisters in Surat. The police have arrested Narayan Sai close aide Dharmishta Patel alias Ganga on Thursday night. According to the sources, a team of Rajashtan Police with the...
  • Sexual assault case: Non-bailable warrants against Narayan Sai and his followers October 31, 2013

    A court in Surat issued non-bailable warrants against Narayan Sai, son of self-styled godman Asaram, and three of his followers, who have been absconding for 24 days after a sexual assault case was filed by one of the two city-based sisters against him. Chief judicial magistrate JM Thakkar issued the warrants...
  • Non-bailable warrants against Narayan Sai and his followers October 31, 2013

    Surat: A court here issued non-bailable warrants against Narayan Sai, son of self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, and three of his followers, who have been absconding for 24 days after a sexual assault case was filed by one of the two city-based sisters against him. Chief judicial magistrate JM Thakkar issued the...
  • Sexual assault case: Asaram to be produced before Jodhpur court today October 25, 2013

    Jodhpur: Self-styled Godman Asaram will be produced before the Jodhpur sessions court on Friday. Asaram is in Jodhpur after he was brought back from Surat on Tuesday night. He was taken to Ahmedabad by Gujarat Police for questioning in a sexual assault case against him and his son Narayan Sai....
  • Surat DCP says she's being threatened by Asaram supporters October 21, 2013

    Surat: Surat DCP Shobha Bhutada has filed a complaint alleging that she has been getting threat calls from self-styled godman Asaram's supporters. The DCP has claimed that she has been told to stop looking for Asaram's son Narayan Sai in connections with the sexual assault case or she will be...
  • Ahmedabad sexual assault case: Asaram clears 2nd potency test October 19, 2013

    Reports of the second potency test conducted on self-styled godman Asaram were positive, similar to the one obtained from Jodhpur in September, police said in Ahmedabad on Friday. "The potency test was conducted on Asaram on Friday. We have received the medical report which is similar to the one obtained from...
  • Sexual assault case: Asaram's aide arrested for providing shelter to Narayan Sai October 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police has arrested an aide of sexual assault case accused Asaram for providing shelter to Narayan Sai. Police said Dharmesh provided shelter to Sai, who is co-accused in the assault case filed by two Surat based sisters. Sai had filed for an anticipatory bail in a Surat...
  • Sexual assault case: Anticipatory bail granted to Asaram's wife and daughter October 18, 2013

    A local court in Gandhinagar granted anticipatory bail on Thursday to the wife and daughter of Asaram, against whom a case of sexual assault has been registered by two Surat-based sisters. Judge DT Soni granted bail to Asaram's wife Laxmi and daughter Bharti, in connection with a sexual assault case lodged...