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.