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A race for boats powered solely with wind energy held in Surat's Magdalla port on Sunday.(ANI)

Boats powered by wind energy compete in 20 km-long race in Magdalla port, Surat

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 06:14 PM IST
The 20 km long race that began from Magdalla on the bank of the river Tapi, has been organised for the last 50 years.
The students of Institute of Design and Technology (IDT) in Surat, used jute bags, plastic spoons, chips and wafer packets, straws, electronic wastes and other non-biodegradable products.(ANI)
The students of Institute of Design and Technology (IDT) in Surat, used jute bags, plastic spoons, chips and wafer packets, straws, electronic wastes and other non-biodegradable products.(ANI)

Fashion-designing students from Surat showcase clothes made from waste materials

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 03:42 PM IST
Arushi, a faculty member at IDT said that it took around one month to design these garments.
The image shows ‘Happy New Year 2021’ carved on betel nuts.(Twitter/@ANI)
The image shows ‘Happy New Year 2021’ carved on betel nuts.(Twitter/@ANI)

Miniature artist carves beautiful artefacts on betel nuts in Surat, Gujarat

Surat, Gujarat | By Asian News International | Posted By: Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 05:51 PM IST
Pavan Sharma carves various things on small betel nuts such as images of Lord Ganesha, corona warriors, alphabets and many more.
Surat City Commissioner of Police Ajay Tomar said that the city is already under night curfew to curb the spread of the coronavirus but people could still be seen not wearing masks and violating social distancing norms.(ANI)
Surat City Commissioner of Police Ajay Tomar said that the city is already under night curfew to curb the spread of the coronavirus but people could still be seen not wearing masks and violating social distancing norms.(ANI)

Surat: Police take street play to spread Covid-19 awareness

Surat | By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kale
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 09:24 PM IST
Since the festive season began, Surat police in Gujarat have now taken to the streets to spread awareness about Covid-19.
The image shows a ring called the Marigold.(AFP PHOTO/Renani Jewels)
The image shows a ring called the Marigold.(AFP PHOTO/Renani Jewels)

Indian man sets world record for designing floral-shaped ring with 12,638 diamonds

New Delhi | By Agence France-Presse | Posted By: Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 04:53 AM IST
The ring called “The Marigold - The Ring of Prosperity”, the chunky circular band weighs a little over 165 grams (5.8 ounces).
The image shows a flock of birds.(Twitter/@ANI)
The image shows a flock of birds.(Twitter/@ANI)

With advent of winter Surat in Gujarat witnesses arrival of migratory birds. Watch

Surat, Gujarat | By Asian News International | Posted By: Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON DEC 02, 2020 11:06 PM IST
Birds from Siberia, Russia, and other cold regions migrate to South Asia in search of food, many such birds migrate to Surat.
Covid-19: Wedding season seams less promising for India’s textile traders(Twitter/Sahapedia)
Covid-19: Wedding season seams less promising for India’s textile traders(Twitter/Sahapedia)

India’s textile traders witness dip amid wedding season due to night curfew and lockdown rumours

Surat (Gujarat) [India] | By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 09:07 AM IST
Wedding or ‘Lagan’ season seems less promising for textile traders in India’s Surat as ‘night curfew and rumours about lockdown on social media scared the traders. Mandatory Covid-19 tests for those coming from outside Surat have also deterred people’
In the 24 hours to Friday, Gujarat recorded 1,420 Covid-19 cases, taking the state tally to 194,402.(AP Photo. Representative image)
In the 24 hours to Friday, Gujarat recorded 1,420 Covid-19 cases, taking the state tally to 194,402.(AP Photo. Representative image)

Gujarat brings in restrictions to check spread of Covid-19

Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad | By Darshan Desai
PUBLISHED ON NOV 21, 2020 06:10 AM IST
Ahmedabad accounted for the highest jump in Covid-19 cases, with 246 new infections, followed by Surat (239), Vadodara (149), Rajkot (137) and Gandhinagar (80). Till Thursday morning, there were 2,845 active cases in Ahmedabad.
The image shows the lioness shifted to Sarthana Zoo in Gujarat.(Twitter/@ANI)
The image shows the lioness shifted to Sarthana Zoo in Gujarat.(Twitter/@ANI)

Sarthana Zoo in Gujarat’s Surat gets lion and lioness for first time in 5 years

Surat, Gujarat | By Asian News International | Posted By: Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON NOV 19, 2020 01:23 PM IST
According to Rajesh Patel, Zoo Superintendent, Surat Municipal Corporation, this is the first time in five years the zoo has got lions.
The image shows the gold sweet from the Surat sweet shop.(ANI)
The image shows the gold sweet from the Surat sweet shop.(ANI)

Surat sweet shop launches special gold ghari at Rs 9,000 per kg

Surat | By Asian News International | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 09:28 AM IST
The special ‘Gold Ghari’ has been launched for the Chandi Padvo festival.
The image shows students performing garba wearing garba costumes made of PPE kits.(ANI)
The image shows students performing garba wearing garba costumes made of PPE kits.(ANI)

Students design garba costumes using PPE kits for Navratri

Surat | By Asian News International | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 12:16 PM IST
Fashion designing students of the Institute of Design and Technology (IDT), Surat have designed a customised ‘Covid Garba Dress’.
The image shows Divyesh Kumar, an Amitabh Bachchan super fan.(Twitter/@ANI)
The image shows Divyesh Kumar, an Amitabh Bachchan super fan.(Twitter/@ANI)

Happy birthday Amitabh Bachchan: Surat man showcases 7,000 pictures, posters of the actor he collected over 2 decades

Surat, Gujarat | By Asian News International | Posted by: Sanya Budhiraja
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 01:06 PM IST
Happy birthday Amitabh Bachchan: Divyesh Kumar, the Bachchan superfan, has accumulated over 7,000 pictures of the actor since 1999.
A Common Mormon butterfly picks salts from a goat carcass at Pinjore.(PHOTO: VIKRAM JIT SINGH)
A Common Mormon butterfly picks salts from a goat carcass at Pinjore.(PHOTO: VIKRAM JIT SINGH)

Wildbuzz: Where angels don’t fear to tread

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vikram Jit Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2020 09:31 PM IST
Attracting butterflies with rotten bananas fermented with rum and recording the graceful glide of a squirrel with a camera
“I collect leftover fabrics from the tailoring shops in the city, use them to make face masks, and give it to the people who can’t afford them,” said Hanuman Prajapat.(Twitter/@ANI)
“I collect leftover fabrics from the tailoring shops in the city, use them to make face masks, and give it to the people who can’t afford them,” said Hanuman Prajapat.(Twitter/@ANI)

Surat couple stitches masks from leftover fabrics, distributes them for free

Surat, Gujarat | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON OCT 08, 2020 11:20 PM IST
Hanuman Prajapat and his wife Ratan Ben started stitching masks from leftover fabrics discarded by tailors, and distributing them for free in Surat.
Khushi Chindaliya’s interest in nature and conservation of the environment has now made her The Regional Ambassador of the United Nations Environment Programme - Tunza Eco-Generation.(ANI)
Khushi Chindaliya’s interest in nature and conservation of the environment has now made her The Regional Ambassador of the United Nations Environment Programme - Tunza Eco-Generation.(ANI)

17-year-old girl from Surat appointed as Regional Ambassador for UN Environment Programme

Surat | By Asian News International | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2020 10:58 AM IST
The honourable appointment will give Khushi a platform to spread awareness about the safeguard of environmental treasures and discuss India’s contribution to environmental conservation.
Nirav Shah
Nirav Shah

Surat’s deputy mayor Nirav Shah initiates a plantation campaign “TREEVOLUTION” of 70000 trees for PM Narendra Modi’s 70th birthday

UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 06:01 PM IST
Nirav Shah believes that in recent years there has been a rise in transport and industries which have increased pollution in the city.
Surat city reported 177 new cases Covid-19 and the rural parts of the district 88.(File photo for representation)
Surat city reported 177 new cases Covid-19 and the rural parts of the district 88.(File photo for representation)

Surat reports 265 new Covid-19 cases; 6 die, 231 discharged

Surat | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 10:51 PM IST
The number of coronavirus cases in Surat rose to 23,158 on Tuesday with 265 more persons testing positive for the infection, the highest for a district in Gujarat, the state health department said.
Ganesh Chaturthi 2020: Idol made using dry fruit by Surat doctor.(Twitter/ANI)
Ganesh Chaturthi 2020: Idol made using dry fruit by Surat doctor.(Twitter/ANI)

Ganesh Chaturthi 2020: Doctor makes Ganesh idol using dry fruits in Surat, Gujarat. Tweets images

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON AUG 22, 2020 12:35 PM IST
Ganesh Chaturthi 2020: Dr Aditi Mittal tweeted that she used 511 pieces of dry fruits to prepare the idol.
The IMD has also warned of “heavy rains with strong surface winds in Gujarat region” on August 14 and August 15.(ANI file photo)
The IMD has also warned of “heavy rains with strong surface winds in Gujarat region” on August 14 and August 15.(ANI file photo)

Waterlogging reported in parts of Surat post heavy rainfall

Surat | By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON AUG 14, 2020 12:03 PM IST
The India Meteorological Dept (IMD) has predicted a ‘generally cloudy sky with heavy rain’ for the city today.
In Surat, Lord Ganesha’s idol can be seen as a coronavirus killer.(ANI)
In Surat, Lord Ganesha’s idol can be seen as a coronavirus killer.(ANI)

Ganesh Chaturthi 2020: Covid-themed Ganesh idols create buzz in Surat

Surat | By Asian News International | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON AUG 13, 2020 01:58 PM IST
“Through this idol, I want to give a message that people should take precautions against COVID-19,” said Ashish Patel, the idol maker.
Radhika Lakhani Prafulbhahas, left, and Vaidehi Vekariya Sanjaybhai, who are Class 10 students, have jointly discovered an asteroid.(PTI)
Radhika Lakhani Prafulbhahas, left, and Vaidehi Vekariya Sanjaybhai, who are Class 10 students, have jointly discovered an asteroid.(PTI)

Two school students from Surat discover Earth-bound asteroid

Ahmedabad | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2020 06:34 PM IST
The asteroid is presently near Mars and its orbit is expected to cross that of Earth in about one million years, said SPACE India, a private institute where the two 14-year-old girls received training.
From March 27 to the first week of June, around 3.5 million migrant workers have returned to Uttar Pradesh of which 1 million were from Bundelkhand’s districts of Jhansi, Lalitpur, Jaluan, Hamirpur, Banda, Mahoba and Chitrakoot(HT Photo)
From March 27 to the first week of June, around 3.5 million migrant workers have returned to Uttar Pradesh of which 1 million were from Bundelkhand’s districts of Jhansi, Lalitpur, Jaluan, Hamirpur, Banda, Mahoba and Chitrakoot(HT Photo)

HT Salutes: Helping migrants during a crisis

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajesh Kumar Singh
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2020 05:57 AM IST
Jalaun lies in the plains of Bundelkhand, a region from where several thousand men and women migrate to Mumbai in Maharashtra, Surat and Ahmedabad in Gujarat, Bengaluru in Karnataka and other metropolises, in search of work.
Krunal Vaghela
Krunal Vaghela

Home-grown entrepreneur Krunal Vaghela sets an example for start-up community through success of ‘Baby Care Shop’

UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 06:44 PM IST
Within three years he expanded business in a large scale retail outlet in 1200 sq ft area, where wide range of quality products were made available for mothers and babies.
“Will be closely following this matter. Wish to assure that the safety of all members of staff in banks is of importance for us. Amid challenges, banks are extending all services to our people. Nothing should threaten their safety and dignity,” Nirmala Sitharaman said.(PTI)
“Will be closely following this matter. Wish to assure that the safety of all members of staff in banks is of importance for us. Amid challenges, banks are extending all services to our people. Nothing should threaten their safety and dignity,” Nirmala Sitharaman said.(PTI)

Nothing should threaten safety, dignity of bank employees: Nirmala Sitharaman on banker assault

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 24, 2020 02:17 PM IST
Taking to twitter, Nirmala Sitharaman said her office has spoken to Commissioner of Police, Surat City, R B Brahmbhatt, who has assured her that the accused constable shall be suspended immediately.
Diamond workers start their work at the manufacturing unit of Dharmanandan Diamonds after announcement of some relaxations during Covid-19 lockdown in Surat on May 20, 2020.(PTI File Photo)
Diamond workers start their work at the manufacturing unit of Dharmanandan Diamonds after announcement of some relaxations during Covid-19 lockdown in Surat on May 20, 2020.(PTI File Photo)

Diamond industry in Gujarat’s Surat to continue operating with new norms

Surat (Gujarat) | By Asian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 07:33 AM IST
Dinesh Navadiya, Gujarat region chairman, Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council said the diamond industry will continue functioning while following new norms to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease.
Firefighters trying to douse the fire which broke out in a plastic factory at Industrial Area, Phase-9, in Mohali on Saturday, June 20.(Gurminder Singh/HT)
Firefighters trying to douse the fire which broke out in a plastic factory at Industrial Area, Phase-9, in Mohali on Saturday, June 20.(Gurminder Singh/HT)

Mohali factory blaze: Equipment not upgraded, says fire dept

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By Hillary Victor
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2020 11:07 PM IST
The unit had outdated fire extinguishers. It also lacked a smoke detection alarm, illuminated exit sign, smoke check door, fire control room or fire lifts with fireman’s switch
Tata Starbucks, a 50:50 JV between Tata group firm TCPL and Starbucks Corporation, has added 39 new stores opened during the year, taking the total count to 185 stores in 11 cities.(HT file)
Tata Starbucks, a 50:50 JV between Tata group firm TCPL and Starbucks Corporation, has added 39 new stores opened during the year, taking the total count to 185 stores in 11 cities.(HT file)

Tata Starbucks posts 21% growth in 2019-20; TCPL invests Rs 53 crore in joint venture

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2020 02:09 PM IST
During the financial year 2020-21, TCPL invested Rs 53 crore in the joint venture, taking the total investment to Rs 288.80 crore.
Of the 517 fresh Covid-19 cases, coronavirus hotspot Ahmedabad alone has reported 344 positive cases, taking the tally in the district to 16,306 and fatalities to 1,165.(ANI PHOTO.)
Of the 517 fresh Covid-19 cases, coronavirus hotspot Ahmedabad alone has reported 344 positive cases, taking the tally in the district to 16,306 and fatalities to 1,165.(ANI PHOTO.)

Gujarat’s Covid-19 cases go past 23,000-mark with 517 new patients, 33 deaths

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2020 09:59 PM IST
Gujarat, currently, has 5,739 active cases out of whom at least 61 patients are critical and on ventilator support.
The condition of three of them is serious and they have been kept in the ICU, said an official.(HT file photo. Representative image)
The condition of three of them is serious and they have been kept in the ICU, said an official.(HT file photo. Representative image)

Boiler pipe bursts at dyeing factory in Gujarat’s Surat, 6 suffer burn injuries

Surat | By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON JUN 08, 2020 05:09 PM IST
Prem Sharma, the manager of Viveklene Industries, where the accident took place, said the workers were sleeping near the pipe and got scalded by hot water when it burst.
Gujarat has the fourth-highest number of Covid-19 cases in the country. Maharashtra has the highest count, followed by Tamil Nadu and Delhi.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Gujarat has the fourth-highest number of Covid-19 cases in the country. Maharashtra has the highest count, followed by Tamil Nadu and Delhi.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Gujarat Covid-19 tally nears 20k as state adds 510 fresh cases

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Jaykishan Sharma
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2020 09:10 AM IST
Gujarat health secretary, Jayanti Ravi, principal secretary (health), said 239,911 Covid-19 tests have been conducted in the state.
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