South Africa returnee tests positive for Omicron variant in Surat

A person from Surat who returned from South Africa has tested positive for the new Omicron variant of COVID-19. Dr Ashish Naik, Deputy Health Commissioner, Surat Municipal Corporation said that the patient is undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Surat. “A week ago in Surat, a tourist from South Africa was found to be infected with Omicron variant. After returning […]

PM Modi to virtually lay foundation stone of boys’ hostel in Surat tomorrow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually perform the ‘Bhoomi Poojan’ ceremony of Hostel Phase-1 (Boys’ Hostel) constructed by Saurashtra Patel Seva Samaj in Gujarat’s Surat on Friday. In an official statement, the Prime Minister’s Office on Thursday said that the hostel building has residential facilities to accommodate around 1,500 students. […]

Six held for kidnapping businessman in Surat

The Surat Crime Branch arrested a gang of six persons for allegedly kidnapping a 36-year-old businessman, police said on Saturday. According to the police, the incident happened when the businessman, a resident of Umra area, was going to the gym from his residence on Thursday morning. The gang demanded a ransom of Rs 3 crores and they were later paid Rs 1 crore, stated the police. “We […]

PM Modi performs ‘bhoomi pujan’ of metro projects for Ahmedabad and Surat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday performed the ‘bhoomi poojan’ of Ahmedabad Metro rail project phase-II and Surat Metro rail project via video conferencing. The two Metro projects will provide an environment-friendly ‘Mass Rapid Transit System’ (MRTS) to Ahmedabad and Surat. Ahead of the bhoomi poojan, the PM had called it a landmark day for […]