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Surat: Metropolis in Gujarat, India
Surat is a city in the Indian state of Gujarat. It used to be a large seaport and is now the commercial and economic center in South Gujarat, which is famous for its diamonds and textile Industries and as a shopping centre for apparels and accessories. It is the eighth largest city and ninth largest urban agglomeration in India. It is the administrative capital of the Surat district. The city is located 284 kilometres (176 mi) south of the state capital, Gandhinagar; 265 kilometres (165 mi) south of Ahmedabad; and 289 kilometres (180 mi) north of Mumbai. The city centre is located on the Tapti River, close to Arabian Sea.


CM Kejriwal thanks people of Gujarat as AAP bags 27 seats in Surat local body [Video]

CM Kejriwal thanks people of Gujarat as AAP bags 27 seats in Surat local body

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on February 24 said thanked the people of Gujarat, especially Surat which defeated Congress and gave way to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to emerge as the main opposition party..

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Gujarat Municipal Polls: BJP's big win, PM Modi thanks people of Gujarat| Oneindia News [Video]

Gujarat Municipal Polls: BJP's big win, PM Modi thanks people of Gujarat| Oneindia News

The BJP has swept the municipal polls in Gujarat with a winning performance in elections to six municipal corporations of Gujarat, winning Jamnagar, Bhavnagar, Rajkot and Surat. Disha Ravi, the..

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Gujarat local body polls: Counting of votes begins [Video]

Gujarat local body polls: Counting of votes begins

The counting of votes polled in elections to six municipal corporations of Gujarat began on February 23. Counting of votes for Gujarat local body polls is taking place at a polling centre in Vadodara...

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Watch: Amit Shah casts his vote in Ahmedabad for Gujarat civic polls [Video]

Watch: Amit Shah casts his vote in Ahmedabad for Gujarat civic polls

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday cast his vote at a polling booth here for election to the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and expressed confidence that the BJP will win the civic polls in..

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Students gift facemasks to soldiers in Surat [Video]

Students gift facemasks to soldiers in Surat

Students of a school in Surat city have gifted approx 5,000 face masks to soldiers of Indian Army for their protection from COVID-19 virus. They invited Army Chief Gen MM Naravane and felicitated him..

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National Fighter Sports Club organises boat race in Surat [Video]

National Fighter Sports Club organises boat race in Surat

National Fighter Sports Club has organised boat race in Gujarat's Surat on February 14. Several people, mostly locals from coastal areas of Dumas and Hazira, took part in a boat race yesterday. The..

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BJP using cartoon characters for campaigning in Gujarat's local body polls [Video]

BJP using cartoon characters for campaigning in Gujarat's local body polls

Candidates of BJP are using cartoon characters for campaigning in local body polls in Gujarat. Characters like 'Motu Patlu' are being used in Rajkot to attract voters' attention during the campaigning...

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Surat bakery makes 48-ft-long 'Ram Setu' cake [Video]

Surat bakery makes 48-ft-long 'Ram Setu' cake

A cake shop in Surat made 48-foot-long cake as Ram Setu was believed to be 48 km long. Apart from baking the massive cake, 200 workers of the cake shop donated their day's salary for Ram Mandir..

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Asaduddin Owaisi arrives at Surat airport [Video]

Asaduddin Owaisi arrives at Surat airport

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi arrived at Surat's airport on February 07. He will visit Bharuch ahead of AIMIM's alliance with Bhartiya Tribal Party. Owaisi said, "I'm going to Bharuch from here. We have..

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2nd phase of COVID vaccine drive begins in Surat [Video]

2nd phase of COVID vaccine drive begins in Surat

The second phase of COVID-19 vaccination drive conducted at a centre in Surat. In this phase, frontline workers including police personnel got vaccinated. COVID-19 vaccination drive rolled out on Jan..

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Massive fire breaks out in Surat factory, 24 rescued [Video]

Massive fire breaks out in Surat factory, 24 rescued

A massive fire broke out at a textile mill in Surat. Fire tenders reached at the spot and doused the fire. "We have rescued 24 people from the mill. Cause of the fire yet to be ascertained," said NV..

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Surat woman on mission to provide COVID essentials across 13 states [Video]

Surat woman on mission to provide COVID essentials across 13 states

A Surat-based woman has taken upon herself to provide COVID-19 essentials to underprivileged people. Durriya Tapiya will drive a truck from Surat covering 13 states across India to distribute face..

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4 arrested for selling fake products in Jio's name: Surat Police [Video]

4 arrested for selling fake products in Jio's name: Surat Police

On January 20, Surat Police arrested four people for "falsely" using Reliance's Jio trademark to sell products. DCP of Surat, Vidhi Choudhary said, "A case has been registered where a company called..

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Surat hit-run case: PM announces ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each for kin of deceased [Video]

Surat hit-run case: PM announces ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each for kin of deceased

Death toll mounted to 15 in Surat's hit and run case on January 19. Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his deepest condolences on the truck accident tragedy. He also announced to give ex-gratia of..

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Swachh Survekshan 2020: State-wise cleanest and dirtiest cities

Indore has been adjudged as the cleanest city of India for the fourth time in a row in the Swachh Survekshan awards 2020 announced by the Union Housing and Urban Affairs. While Gujarat's Surat takes..
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A jewellery shop in Gujarat's Surat has come up with masks studded with diamonds that cost between Rs 1.5 lakh and Rs 4 lakh.
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