Surat’s household income highest in Gujarat: Study

SURAT: The personal household disposable income in Surat, which was Rs4.57 lakh in 2008, has risen to Rs10.80 lakh ($14,900 per annum) in 2018. A study by National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) and Future Capital Research’s Roopa Purshottam had in 2008 said that the city’s personal household disposable income of Rs4.57 lakh happened to be highest in the country. Ironically, though the city’s personal household disposable income has risen to Rs10.80 lakh as per a study done by Oxford Economics, a leader in global forecasting and quantitative analysis,…

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19 years later, murder accused nabbed from Odisha village

SURAT: A man from Odisha, wanted in a 1999 murder case, was arrested from his native village by a team of Umra police on Sunday. The arrested accused Sudharshan Swai, 40, had allegedly killed Kaviraj Purna Jena after a prank over snatching Rs 10 note snowballed into a bitter fight in their native village Mathura in Ganjam district of Odisha. Jena’s body was found in the canal near Bharthana village on February 12, 1999. During investigation, police found that Jena was a resident of Pali village near Sachin on the…

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Woman consumes ayurvedic medicines in suicide bid

SURAT: A 54-year-old woman consumed Ayurvedic medicines in a bid to commit suicide at police commissioner office in the city on Monday. Doctors of Surat Municipal Institute of Medical Education and Research where she was admitted said her condition was stable. Neeta Shah, a resident of Pal, arrived at the city police commissioner office at around 12.56pm. She consumed the Ayurvedic tablets even before making a representation to police, who rushed her to the hospital in an unconscious condition. Police investigation revealed that she had consumed a few Mugdha Ras…

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Surat: Gold powder worth Rs 1.2 crore stolen from jewellery unit

Surat: Police booked some unidentified person in Katargam police station area on Tuesday for allegedly stealing gold worth Rs 1.20 crore from a jewellery manufacturing unit in Nandu Doshi Ni Wadi locality of Katargam area. The accused stole 3.8 kg gold powder from the unit which is located in the area that houses several diamonds and jewellery manufacturing units. Burglars targeted the unit during early hours on Tuesday and escaped with the valuables. The complaint was lodged by Sachin Bhamre, an employee of Kiran Jewels India. The burgled jewellery unit…

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Surat’s household income highest in state: Study

Surat: The personal household disposable income in Surat, which was Rs4.57 lakh in 2008, has risen to Rs10.80 lakh ($14,900 per annum) in 2018. A study by National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) and Future Capital Research’s Roopa Purshottam had in 2008 said that the city’s personal household disposable income of Rs4.57 lakh happened to be highest in the country. Ironically, though the city’s personal household disposable income has risen to Rs10.80 lakh as per a study done by Oxford Economics, a leader in global forecasting and quantitative analysis,…

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19 yrs later, murder accused nabbed from Odisha village

Surat: A man from Odisha, wanted in a 1999 murder case, was arrested from his native village by a team of Umra police on Sunday. The arrested accused Sudharshan Swai, 40, had allegedly killed Kaviraj Purna Jena after a prank over snatching Rs 10 note snowballed into a bitter fight in their native village Mathura in Ganjam district of Odisha. Jena’s body was found in the canal near Bharthana village on February 12, 1999. During investigation, police found that Jena was a resident of Pali village near Sachin on the…

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Naveen Patnaik woos migrant Odias in city

Surat: The maiden event of Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik in the Diamond City was more like a show of strength with thousands of Odia community members coming to see him and also film stars and others on Monday evening. The visit of Patnaik to the Diamond City, which has more than 7 lakh migrant Odia workers, is important in view of Lok Sabha elections in May 2019. Patnaik was in the city to attend Odisha Mohatsav organized by Surat Pravasi Odia Samaj at Amroli. Addressing the gathering, Patnaik said…

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Woman consumes ayurvedic medicines in suicide bid at commissioner’s office

Surat: A 54-year-old woman consumed Ayurvedic medicines in a bid to commit suicide at police commissioner office in the city on Monday. Doctors of Surat Municipal Institute of Medical Education and Research where she was admitted said her condition was stable. Neeta Shah, a resident of Pal, arrived at the city police commissioner office at around 12.56pm. She consumed the Ayurvedic tablets even before making a representation to police, who rushed her to the hospital in an unconscious condition. Police investigation revealed that she had consumed a few Mugdha Ras…

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City MLAs revive hope of Safe City Surat project’s completion

Surat: Hopes have been revived about the early completion of Safe City Surat project. So far, only 604 CCTV cameras of the total 1,000 have been installed under the project. However, now the project will be completed with grants from MLAs Local Area Development Scheme. Aravind Rana, MLA, Surat East, has decided to give Rs50 lakh for the project from Rs1 crore that he is eligible to give for welfare plans under the scheme. There are 11 more MLAs in the city other than him. Earlier, the MLAs could not…

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ACB registers fresh cases in farm pond scam

Surat: Anti-corruption bureau sleuths registered nine fresh offences in Gujarat Land Development Corporation (GLDC) farm pond scam for siphoning of Rs65.75 lakh of government funds at Tapi ACB police station on Saturday. The accused claimed funds in 2017 for developing 59 ponds in villages of Tapi district, but they existed only on paper. ACB investigation also revealed that a pond dug under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) at Saraiya village was shown as having been developed under GLDC scheme. “Over Rs4 lakh was claimed for the pond…

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