Union Minister Amit Shah laid the foundation stone for various schemes of Surat District Co-operative Milk Producers Union Limited (Sumul Dairy) in Surat, on March 13. In addition, Shah was in all praise for the administrative reforms in Gujarat, after Gujarat became first to have technology based police recruitments. Notably, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was also on a two-day visit to Gujarat for several programmes.
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A prominent industrialist from Surat and Patidar leader, Mahesh Savani, resigned from the Aam Aadmi Party, on January 17. He announced his resignation from the party citing ''personal reasons''. As per reports, Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia himself had come to Surat to invite him in the political party. Savani refused to join any other political party, as he will reportedly work for social and noble causes.
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At least six people have died and 20 were admitted to hospital on January 6, after a gas leakage incident. The incident happened at a company in Sachin GIDC in Surat, Gujarat, informed Dr. Omkar Chaudhary the in-charge of Superintendent of the hospital. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi express condolences to those who lost their lives in the incident and wished speedy recovery of injured. further details are awaited.
Surat's Kosamba railway station has adorned the walls with world-famous Madhubani paintings depicting memories from Ramayana as well as promoting women empowerment. It is believed that the "passenger experience" would be made memorable. "The artwork in the station has also helped the COVID-19 hit Madhubani artists financially," DCM Purshottam Kumar told ANI. Reportedly, revamping of Kosamba railway station was done by a private… read-more
Social activist Viral Desai, popularly known as "Greenman" paid a unique tribute to CDS General Bipin Rawat, his wife, and 11 others who lost their lives in the Tamil Nadu IAF helicopter crash. On December 11, Desai planted 13 trees in the Urban Forest Shahid Smriti van developed by Hearts at Work Foundation near Udhna railway station, Surat. The RPF Jawans also participated and accorded a salute to the first CDS.
Madhya Pradesh's Indore again became the cleanest city of India by securing the first position in the Swach Survenkshan 2021 awards. The awards were announced by President Ram Nath Kovind on November 20. Surat in Gujarat and Vijaywada in Andhra Pradesh secured the second and third positions, respectively. Besides, Chhattisgarh bagged the first position for the cleanest state. Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi won the award for the cleanest Ganga town… read-more
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In the list of Smart City awards 2020 released on June 25, two cities Indore (MP) and Surat (Gujarat) have bagged the first prize for their overall development. Whereas Chandigarh topped among the union territories. The smart city awards are given considering the development of social aspects, governance, economy, culture, urban environment and mobility, water, sanitation, etc. Besides, UP, MP and Tamil Nadu topped among all states.
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The consumption of contaminated water has left six dead and nearly 50 hospitalised in Surat district of Gujarat. The incident took place on May 30 and 31 in Kathor village where the residents suffered vomiting and diarrhoea after drinking the water. Consequently, they were admitted to government and private hospitals for treatment. Meanwhile, the locals have accused the authorities of failing to provide basic amenities to the residents.
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Gujarat BJP chief CR Paatil has drawn all the heat after he allegedly distributed 5,000 doses of key COVID-19 drug Remdesivir for free in Surat (his hometown). Reportedly, the medicine is under severe shortage and can be sold only under prescription. Paatil's move has even stirred political controversy as Congress leaders have demanded strict actions from Governor Acharya Devvrat against the alleged illegal procurement of the drug.
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Around 122 people, who were accused of being members of the banned outfit 'Student's Islamic Movement of India' (SIMI), were acquitted by a Surat court on March 6. Charged under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, the Magistrate acquitted them giving the accused a benefit of the doubt. Besides, the Magistrate opined the prosecution failed to produce "satisfactory" evidence. The members who were accused of attending a SIMI gathering also… read-more