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Sunday, August 27, 2006

Lalpur - madrassa student beaten to death

A 20-year-old student of a madrassa was beaten to death by his 23-year-old teacher in Lalpur (incidently this town was my home-town) of Jamnagar district on Thursday evening following an incident of eve-teasing.

Jamnagar police said the victim :  Nazir Ahmad, belonged to a poor family of labourers from Salaya town and had taken admission for studying Urdu four years ago at Darool Ulam Madrassa.

On Tuesday, he was accused of teasing madrassa trustee Hafiz Umagul's daughter.
 
Angered over this, the teacher, Tanveer Ahmed Anwar Sheikh, beat the victim with a stick, causing serious injuries.

Nazir, was unconscious, rushed to a nearby hospital around 7 pm where he succumbed three hours later.
 
The news of Nazir's death spread like wild fire in the town and Salaya where his parents live.

Sub-inspector Patel said madrassa principal Nurkhan Usmankhan Pathan lodged a complaint against Tanveer, ( who is absconding) 
 
Police, after registering a murder case, had handed over the body to the boy's parents.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Water Crisis ends In Jamnagar

Junagadh and Jamnagar districts have received surplus rains this season.

In whole gujarat , The water level has risen in all the 191 irrigation dams and the storage has swelled to 11,500 million cubic meters as against the total storage capacity of 14,977 million cubic meters.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Ruskin Bond Movie Airming At Jamnagar

Urmila Matondkar, A bollywood actess is famous for its kiddy attire and her love for kids movies, she did a children's film - Chhota Chetan - it was the country's first 3D film was ( re-released in 1998 ) Urmila had a song sequence in that movie.

Now the gorgeous actress will again be seen in a children's film based on a Ruskin Bond story. which is inspired by my one of the favourite poet - writer , Ruskin Bond (who had his life connected to Jamnagar)

This movie is titled as "Non Stop Fun", the film is directed by Sunil Advani (for 9 Lives Films).

According to Urmila, "It is a wonderful story by Ruskin Bond on two boys who run away from their boarding school in Mussourie and are headed for Jamnagar. The story traces their journey through cities like Dehradun, Meerut, Delhi, Jaipur, Ahmedabad and the different kinds of people they meet along the way and their experiences with them."

She is playing a music teacher who these boys meet along their journey. And there's also a song that follows their interaction where she's talking to them about music. (Julie Andrews's in The Sound Of Music !!!) this movie also features Jackie Shroff (school coach), Govinda (truck driver), Satish Shah (police inspector) and Mukesh Tiwari (A negative role).

 

Check dam - the Latest Hope

Check dam across saurashtra are latest hope for Jamnagar and nearby areas.
 
Take a worst-case scenario. Dhrol in Jamnagar district faces water shortage throughout the year. With five check dams on the Und river, this year, it is expecting regular drinking water supply throughout. 
 
Minister of State for Water Supply says good rainfall combined with the enhanced storage capacity of the check dams has eased the drinking water situation. he added that where check dams were not possible, bori bunds (sandbag) have been put up to temporarily halt water flow to allow percolation. It is making a lot of impact on the water tables.

With water for at least another year secure in check dams, that's a new prayer too for Saurashtra.

District co-operative bank elections postponed

District co-operative bank elections postponed

The district co-operative banks where elections have been postponed are: Valsad, Navsari, Kheda, Anand, Bhavnagar, Surat, Bharuch, Junagadh, Jamnagar and Amreli. The elections for the board of directors of these banks were due in August and September.

The Leader of Opposition Arjun Modhvadia said the government decision was politically motivated, as the situation was becoming normal in most parts of the State. ''There is no need for postponing the elections in any of these districts as except Surat, the situation is normal everywhere,'' he said.

chairman of Gujarat State Cooperative Bank - Jayrambhai Patel ( the parent bank of all district co-op banks ) think it was strange why the government had postponed the elections.

Amreli District Collector said that the major damage due to heavy rainfall has been to roads and communication systems. Otherwise everything is under control.

It should be noted that Amreli has received the highest rainfall in Saurashtra region.

Bharuch Collector said that only some roads and buildings have been damaged and crops have been affected in some areas.

Jamnagar Collector said there is no major damage in any taluka of the district.

Monday, August 7, 2006

Jamnagar - Gujarat Flood update

• Essar group had to ask staff at its Vadinar oil Jamnagar refinery to work for two shifts
• The management of Videocon Industries is taking a close look at the situation (Bhaurauch)
• RIL, however, said operations at its Jamnagar plant are normal

Jamnagar Air-Force to help South Gujarat


Narmada is flowing above danger mark since last three days and today morning it was flowing 27 ft four feet above danger level. Surat and Bhauruch district administration are on high alert as both Narmada and Tapti rivers in South Gujarat are overflowing. Indian Air Force is helping Thousands of people on the banks of these rivers for evacuation.

Ajwa dam is also releasing water , which is likely to flood Vishwamitri river so Vadodara City has also been put on high alert.

While army help is being sought for evacuation the IAF has pressed five helicopters into service. In Surat IAF has deployed two MI-17 and in Vadodara one Chetak besides two MI-!7. These helicopters have been specially brought from Jodhpur and Jamnagar for relief operations.

Sunday, August 6, 2006

No More Ports for Gujarat

The Planning Commission has shut down Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's proposal to develop more ports in the state. 
 
Modi government had proposed that the country's land-locked states can select a location (along the Gujarat coastline) for port and can invest in its development. Modi suggested this on a paper for the 11th Five Year Plan to the Planning Commission.
 
Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia bounced back saying that "Various ports already exist in Gujarat. What is the need to invest in developing new ports?"  , it does sound bitter but the fact is that there is need to upgrade existing port then to create new one. Gujarat's 1,600-km long coastline (longest in India) has 41 ports — 1 major, 11 intermediate and 29 minor. A host of major special economic zones (SEZs) too have already been set up along the coastline. 
 
Kandla, catering to various sectors, Mundra in Kutch, Jamnagar for petrochemicals, Dahej in Bharuch for chemicals and petrochemicals and Positra for Sea King Infrastructure among others. Surat will be a multi purpose SEZ are one at the top. 
 
Planning Commission estimated that around Rs 50,000 crore would need to be invested in the country's 12 major ports alone in order to raise their capacities to handle large vessels with less turnaround times by 2011. 
 
Sources say that if Modi's proposal is cleared by Parliament under the 11th Five Year Plan, it will be a win-win situation for all parties involved.

Saturday, August 5, 2006

Jamnagar - Rainbow Ring Around the Sun.

Rain finally let up on Saturday in Jamnagar,

but residents rush out , get rooted for onether splendid reason.

A rainbow ring around the sun was witnessed in several parts of the Jamnagar city.

question comes as .. whats this ringside view, Ahmedabad's Mr Pai who is a  of Astronomy Club of Ahmedabad explains that  'It is formed by a process very like that of a rainbow. Water vapour present at high altitudes scatters sunlight falling on it in all directions. This leads to the formation of a ring around the sun.'.

he also added that this is mostly seen in monsoon, and in ahmedabad this comes on each four-five years


when water vaopur in the atmosphere is high , such halo can also be seen in the lamp-post of the hill stations...

Thursday, August 3, 2006

Meteor remains being worshipped

Meteor remains being worshipped

on one side GSI (Geological Survey of India) started its excercise in meteorite shower related areas, but some villegers also started worshipping the stones.

Believing it has divine powers,  Superstitious villagers in Saurashtra and Kutch are praying the meteor remains
A Jamnagar villager Hansa bai, confirms that her son picked up this stone and later found that it was floating in the water, it also left rashes on his sons hand, she believed that this was gift from Lord Ram or some God.

Meteorite shower in this region is often seen as divine warning (akashwani) before some impending doom or misfortune

 

Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Wife revoked in Five days

Wife revoked in Five days

A Jamnagar resident Gordhan Patel lodged a Police complaint with Crime Branch saying he was defrauded of Rs 25,000.

It so happened that Gordhan was seeking for a bride of same caste and approach a marriage consultant named Vewai in Anklav  (Anand district),  some 10 days back he got married to "Geeta" , but just five days after the marriage, marriage consultant of that bureu came and took away geeta saying that she was already married.

it so happened that once Gordhan decided on Geeta as his prospective bride, the marriage agent asked for Rs 41,000 from him for arranging the match. Gordhan sayed he will pay the amount, later.  they both married at a Waghodia temple in Vadodara, they came back to Jamnagar.

In just five days, Vewai team came to Gordhan's house and took Geeta away with them. ''I was told that Geeta was married to another man and that they needed her to convince him for a divorce. Geeta left with jewellery and saris worth Rs 17,000 which we had bought her during the wedding and also Rs 5,000 in cash,'' Gordhan told the police.

out of the said team, two are arrested.