SURAT

  • Surat diamond baron takes out procession of Modi's suit 1 week ago

    Surat: Diamond merchant Lalji Patel, who bought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pinstripe monogrammed suit at Rs 4.31 crore in a high-profile auction, on Saturday took out a procession of the two-piece ensemble which was put on a mannequin resembling Modi. Patel got possession of the navy-blue suit on Saturday after...
  • Modi suit goes for Rs 4.31 crore 1 week ago

    Bids for the auction for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's monogrammed pinstriped suit on Friday closed with a Surat-based Diamond merchant Lalji Bhai getting the possession of the outfit at a whopping Rs ​4.31 crore. ...
  • Rs 8.33 crore collected from 3-day auction of gifts received by PM Modi 1 week ago

    Surat: The government has raised about Rs 8.33 crore from the three-day auction of the items gifted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the money will be used to finance the Clean Ganga Mission, official sources said. The administration has received 1,852 valid bids for the items, including Modi's monogrammed suit,...
  • PM Narendra Modi's pinstriped monogrammed suit auctioned for Rs 4.31 crore February 20, 2015

    Surat: Bids for the auction for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's monogrammed pinstriped suit on Friday closed with a Surat-based Diamond merchant Lalji Bhai getting the possession of the outfit at a whopping Rs ​4.31 crore. "I will keep (Modi's) suit in factory to remember I paid (Rs 4.31 cr) for Ganga...
  • Bids fly thick and fast for Modi suit on last day of auction February 20, 2015

    Surat: There was a scramble to claim Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pinstripe monogrammed suit with bids going higher on the third and final day of the auction on Friday as two Surat-based businessmen made an offering of Rs 1.81 crore. Five fresh bids were received on Friday during the auction, with...
  • PM Modi's pinstriped monogrammed suit sold for Rs 4.31 crore February 20, 2015

    On day 3 of the auction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's monogrammed pinstriped suit in Surat, the bidding stands at Rs 2.51 crore. The entire suit and pant had Narendra Damodardas Modi repeatedly embroidered into the fabric and is believed to be Rs 10 lakh. The proceeds will go towards...
  • Day 2: Bhavnagar-based diamond trader bids Rs 1.40 crore for PM Modi's suit February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The auction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's bandgala monogrammed pinstripe suit began in Surat on Wednesday and will go on for three days. The highest closing offer on the second day came from a diamond trader and ship-breaking tycoon from Bhavnagar, K.K. Sharma, who is also the chairman...
  • Bhavnagar-based diamond trader bids Rs 1.40 crore for PM Modi's suit February 19, 2015

    The auction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's bandgala monogrammed pinstripe suit has begun in Surat on Wednesday and will go on for three days. The proceeds will go to the Namami Gange trust also known as the Clean Ganga Fund. The entire suit and pant had Narendra Damodardas Modi repeatedly...
  • Day 2 of PM Modi's suit auction, bidding stands at Rs 1.2 crore February 19, 2015

    On day 2 of the auction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's monogrammed pinstriped suit in Surat, the bidding stands at Rs 1.2 crore. The entire suit and pant had Narendra Damodardas Modi repeatedly embroidered into the fabric and is believed to be Rs 10 lakh. The proceeds will go towards...
  • Day 1: NRI Viral Choski bids Rs 1.1 crore for PM Modi's suit February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The auction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's bandgala monogrammed pinstripe suit began in Surat on Wednesday and will go on for three days. At the end of Day 1 of the auction, NRI Viral Choski bid's at Rs 1.1 crore for the Modi suit was the highest. Surat...
  • NRI Viral Choski bids Rs 1.1 crore for PM Modi's suit February 18, 2015

    The auction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's bandgala monogrammed pinstripe suit has begun in Surat on Wednesday and will go on for three days. The proceeds will go to the Namami Gange trust also known as the Clean Ganga Fund. The entire suit and pant had Narendra Damodardas Modi repeatedly...
  • Modi's monogrammed pinstripe suit to be auctioned, money to be used for 'Clean Ganga Initiative' February 18, 2015

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's famous monogrammed pinstripe suit is set to be auctioned in Surat on Wednesday. The auction will go on for three days and proceeds will go to the 'Clean Ganga Fund'. District Magistrate Rajendra Kumar said, "There are 361 items which will be on display. 455 gift...
  • PM Modi's bandgala controversial suit to be auctioned on Wednesday in Surat February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's bandgala monogrammed pinstripe suit will be auctioned in Surat on Wednesday. Auction will go on for three days and proceeds will go to the Namami Gange trust also known as the Clean Ganga Fund. An expensive suit embroidered with his name all over it, the...
  • Witness in Asaram's Surat rape case shot dead by unidentified assailants January 12, 2015

    Muzaffarnagar: In a blow to investigations in the Surat rape case against self styled godman Asaram, a witness 35-year-old Akhil Gupta, was shot dead by unidentified assailants on Jansath Road under New Mandi police station area in Muzaffarnagar. The incident took place when he was on his way back home on...
  • Surat: 'Terrorists' wearing skull cap in a police mock drill creates controversy December 31, 2014

    Surat: An anti-terror mock drill by Surat Police on Wednesday sparked a controversy after a person posing as a terrorist wore a skull cap suggesting that the terrorists belonged to a particular community. The drill meant to check the preparedness during a terror attack was organised by the Surat Rural...
  • Buffalo on runway: Is a major mishap waiting to happen? November 7, 2014

    A Delhi-bound SpiceJet plane hit a buffalo on the runway a few seconds before the take-off at the Surat airport. CNN-IBN asks whether a major mishap is waiting to happen. ...
  • SpiceJet complains of stray animals at Surat airport, suspends services for indefinite period November 7, 2014

    Surat: A day after a Delhi-bound SpiceJet plane hit a stray animal on the runway a few seconds before the take-off, the airlines have complained of stray animals as a recurring problem at the Surat airport. Owing to the repeated obstructions, the airline has decided to suspend its services at...
  • Gujarat: SpiceJet flight hits animal on the runway November 7, 2014

    A Delhi-bound SpiceJet plane hit a stray animal on the runway a few seconds before the take-off at the Surat airport. ...
  • SpiceJet flight hits animal before take-off at Surat airport November 6, 2014

    Surat: A Delhi-bound SpiceJet plane, with about 140 passengers onboard, hit a stray animal on the runway a few seconds before the take-off at the Surat airport on Thursday. "A Surat-to-Delhi SpiceJet aircraft, Flight number SG 622, carrying around 140 passengers excluding crew members today hit a stray animal on...
  • Watch: How Surat based diamond baron recognises his employees' hard work this Diwali October 22, 2014

    A Surat based diamond baron has gifted his employees brand new cars, diamond jewellery and even homes as a Diwali gift for meeting targets for the year. He said the gifts were in recognition of their hard work. ...
  • Surat diamond merchant's massive Diwali bonus for employees: houses, cars and jewellery October 20, 2014

    Surat: A Surat based diamond baron has gifted his employees brand new cars, diamond jewellery and even homes as a Diwali gift for meeting targets for the year. The diamond industry in Surat district of Gujarat may not be passing through the most dazzling phases in its history but diamond...
  • Surat: Diamond merchant gifts cars to all his employees for Diwali October 20, 2014

    Surat: A Surat based diamond baron has gifted all his employees brand new cars as a Diwali gift for meeting targets for the year. The diamond industry in Surat district of Gujarat may not be passing through the most dazzling phases in its history but employees were still rewarded for...
  • 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 JanuaryFebruary 1993 blasts in Gujarat's Surat, in which one woman was killed and several people injured. A twojudge 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 SuvaliHajira 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 twoandhalfyears...
  • 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...