Private Doctors In Gujarat On Strike

Private Doctors In Gujarat On StrikeIn the Saurashtra-Kutch region, around 2,800 private doctors struck work on Monday to protest what they called as harassment from civic officials in the drive to guarantee safe disposal of bio-medical waste.

The officials have been raiding the doctors’ clinics after the death of 62 patients in the state in February-March because of the suspected use of contaminated syringes.

Kheduts to move SC over land deal

The Gujarat Khedut Samaj has decided to approach the Supreme Court after Gujarat High Court dismissed its plea opposing sale of a large tract of land used for cotton research for a commercial project.

The land in question is a vast tract of land, measuring around 65,000 sq mt, in the heart of the city near Ghoddod Road. The land, belonging to Navsari Agricultural University, is in the possession of Cotton Agricultural Research Centre, and has been used for research for decades.

Two injured as balcony collapses

Two people sustained injuries after a balcony measuring ninety feet of a shopping centre at City Light road here collapsed on Tuesday. More than 15 shops located at the shopping centre were damaged due to the incident.

According to information, the gallery-cum-balcony of first floor in Heera Panna shopping centre accidentally collapsed and the two injured were stuck in the debris.

Fire fighters rushed to the spot after learning about the incident and started removing debris from the spot. The two injured were identified as Chetan Umariya and Akshay Bhandrai. They were shifted to New Life Hospital.

More toxic waste seized

More toxic waste seizedCivic officials raid two godowns in Surat; 17 more quacks arrested

A day after civic official's recovered more than 100 kg of biomedical waste from Unn, they found more toxic waste from two godowns at Rander and Limbayat in the city on Tuesday. A formal complaint was filed against the owners. Besides this, 17 more quacks were nabbed from the city during search operations.

Surat airport: AAI asks govt for 864 ha

Land is required for second runway, says AAI chairman

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has sought an additional 864 hectare land from the state government for expansion of Surat airport. This was disclosed on Friday by VP Agrawal, the chairman of AAI, in Surat.

"We are committed to development of Surat airport as a world-class airport and have sought 864 hectare land from state government. This land will be required when a second runway is needed at the airport to cater to increased traffic and other future developments," Agrawal said.

New domestic terminal building inaugurated at Surat

New domestic terminal building inaugurated at SuratSurat, Feb 27 : The new domestic terminal building was inaugurated at Surat today.

The new domestic terminal building has an area of 8474 square metre and is a glass and steel structure having modern passenger friendly facilities such as central heating system, central air conditioning, public address system, Flight Information Display System (FIDS), CCTV for surveillance, check in counters, and car parking.

CEPT to study Surat floods

Study will help in assessing the land use pattern for upcoming and existing housing projects

Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT) will conduct a study to assess land margin and land-use pattern for new development plans after taking lessons from devastating floods that had hit Surat in August 2006. Based upon its suggestions, a proposal will be forwarded to the state government for action.

SU gears up to grab an 'A' from NAAC

NAAC team to visit the varsity for accreditation on Thursday

On the eve of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) team's visit on Thursday, Saurashtra University has made all arrangements to see that it gets an 'A'.

"As far as the recommendations mentioned in the report of the peer team of NAAC after their visit in 2002 are concerned, we have taken care to see that all are fulfilled," says vice chancellor of Saurashtra University Kamlesh Joshipura.

RBI officials meet diamond merchants in Surat

Surat, Feb 25: A team of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) officials interacted with diamond merchants here on Tuesday to assess their trade potential and provide them a solution to overcome their present plight of reeling under global recession.

Thousands of small diamond cutting and polishing units are located in and around Surat.

Reportedly, over a hundred thousands of workers had lost their jobson account of the recessionary trends all over Gujarat.

Reeling under severe problems of liquidity, the diamond merchants demanded that the RBI officials must solve their problem and provide financial stability.

Centre trying to ruin Nano car project: Modi

Centre trying to ruin Nano car project: ModiSurat, Feb 22: Without naming Congress Party''s General Secretary Rahul Gandhi, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has accused the Central leadership of attempting to scuttle the proposed Tata''s Nano car project from the State.

"Government in Delhi finds it difficult to digest development in Gujarat. In particular, some people want to undo the Nano project in Gujarat. I want to tell them that even if the entire army from Delhi is deployed, it will not be able to scuttle the project," Modi said while addressing a public meeting on Saturday.

Central Government committed to help poor: Rahul Gandhi

Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi Surat, Feb 14, : Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Saturday visited the diamond workers here and said the Central Government is committed to work for poor.

"The Congress Party believes in the common man and the poor of this country and over the last five years, we have done more than any government to help the common man," Gandhi said.

On the last day of his three-days visit to Gujarat, Gandhi was meeting with diamond workers in Surat, which has been hit by global recession in recent times.

Four ships damage a bridge in Surat, no casualties reported

Gujarat MapSurat, Feb 11 : A bridge connecting various industries in Surat was damaged after being hit accidentally by four ships on Wednesday.

The Magdalla-Hazira bridge on the Tapti river in the state bore the brunt of the collision after four ships of the AGB shipyard hit it.

No casualties were reported in the incident that took place at around 3:00 a. m.

The authorities have stopped the flow of traffic while the investigation is on.

Police baton charge protesting diamond workers in Surat

Another bomb found in Surat, total reaches 25Surat, Jan 19 : Police resorted to force to disperse a mob of irate protesters in Surat in Gujarat.

A group of diamond workers had queued outside the office of ''Surat Diamond Association'' today to get the application forms for special package announced by the Diamond Association, which offered them a waiver in the school fees of their children.

The long wait and subsequent shortage of forms angered the workers and soon erupted into a protest by them outside the office building.

Surat performs traditional prayers to protect the `girl child''

Gujrat, SuratSurat (Gujarat),Oct. 8 : Residents of Surat city in Gujarat are using this year''s Navratri festival celebrations to highlight the need for ending the practice of female foeticide in the state.

As part of the Gujarat Government''s programme "Save Girl Child", people dedicated the prayers to the cause of girl child and pledged to abolish female foeticide in the state.

Another bomb found in Surat, total reaches 25

Another bomb found in Surat, total reaches 25Surat, August 9 : Gujarat police have found another live bomb near Amroli Bridge in Katargam area of Surat. Saturday’s finding takes the total number of bombs found in the last fortnight in the city to 25.

“We have found a bomb from Katargam area. It is similar to the ones that were found earlier. We have defused it,” Deputy Commissioner of Police V. Chandrasekhar said.

“The bomb squad opened the packet and defused it,” he added.

Reportedly the bomb was found outside Hanuman Temple which devotees throng on Saturday’s.

Planting of bombs was impossible without locals’ support: Gujarat police

Ahmedabad/ Surat, July 31 : The Gujarat Government and police believe that the planting of bombs in the city was impossible without the support of the locals.

A government official said: "Though the conspiracy has a pan-national angle, it could not have been possible without the local support."

Surat Police Commissioner R M S Brar said: "The terrorist operations of such massive scale is not possible without local support. The planting of bombs, the selection of places, transportation of explosive materials was impossible without their support."

The Surat Crime Branch carried out massive combing operations this morning.

Number of bombs found, defused in Indian city rises to 19

ahmedabad-suratNew Delhi  - A live bomb was found in the western Indian city of Surat Wednesday, bringing the number of unexploded bombs found there over two days to 19, police said.

The explosive was found in a busy market area a short distance from a site visited by Narendra Modi, chief minister of Gujarat state, four days after 21 bombs exploded in Ahmedabad, the state's principal city, killing at least 50 people and injuring 200.

Modi, who visited five Surat sites where bombs were discovered Tuesday, said terrorists were waging a "proxy war" against India.

19th bomb found in Surat, Narendra Modi announces Rs 51 lakh for blast related information

Surat, July 30 :Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi As Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today visited Surat to take stock of the security situation here, another live bomb has been found in the city.

According to latest reports, the bomb has been spotted in the Baroda Prestige area in Varacha by local residents.

Modi announced a reward of Rs 51 lakh for information leading to terrorists involved in the serial blasts in Ahmedabad and planting of bombs in Surat.

He said, "We are fighting a war against terror and we will deal with it with utmost strictness."

Surat administration orders full-day closure of all institutions

Surat, July 30: Surat Administration has ordered a full day closure of schools, colleges, parks, malls and cinema halls in the city a day after 18 bombs were defused from different places here.

Diamond and textile units are also likely to remain closed.

The administration has tightened the security in the wake of deadly serial blasts in Ahmedabad and Bangalore and the recovery of bombs from residential areas which are usually crowded.

Chief Minister Narendra Modi today visited Surat to take stock of the volatile security situation there.

Yesterday, the bombs were found in and around Varacha area, where most of the diamond polishing units of the South Gujarat city are located.

Several live bombs found in Surat, claim police

ahmedabad-suratSurat, July 29 : Several live bombs have been found in different places in Surat today, out of which three bombs were defused in the residential areas of Varacha, confirmed police.

The first two bombs were found in Labheshwar and Santoshinagar areas of Varacha. They were kept inside an abandoned bag. A third was found hanging on a tree behind the Matavadi Police outpost in the Varacha area this morning.

The police have sounded a ''high alert'' in the city in the wake of live bombs being found within a span of three hours.

The bomb contents have been sent to a forensic science lab for analysis, police said.

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