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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Jamnagar - New Essar Power Plant

Essar Group is planning to set up a 1,200 megawatt power plant at Jamnagar.

Essar has entered into a 25-year power purchase agreement with the Gujarat government to supplying 1,000 MW of power.

Reliance Industries Ltd would sell power at 40 cents per unit.

Tata Power had quoted the rate of 42 cents per Unit.

Essar has quoted the rate of 46 cents per unit for the power it would sell to the state government.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Jamnagar - 53 tremors in last 13 days

Jamnagar city and district is experiencing a mild earthquakes shocks of a magnitude of 3 to 3.3 on Richter scale. It is believed that heavy rainfalls in the season is cause of this shocks. Many villagers have fled from their home and taken shelter in open spaces.

In Vijarkhi village 13 house has been collapsed so far, note that this village is just near to Vijarkhi dam, which provides water to district and its overflowing since last rains.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Jamnagar Brass industry affected by rain

Jamnagar's brass industry is badly hit by floods caused by heavy rains.

Due to inaccessibility and poor power supply, Since last two-days, operations at factories have been thrown out of gear in the state, the main brass foundry in the city is under water, affecting production.

Around 4000 brass units in Jamnagar are flooded with water, workers unable to reach factories, industrialists fear a huge loss on the export front.



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Saturday, August 11, 2007

Jamnagar - More Rain Pictures

Some of the pics from Nobat and Jamnagar friends.





Friday, August 10, 2007

Flooded Refinery of Reliance Jamnagar


Flooded Refinery of Reliance Jamnagar

Jamnagar - 28 dead in torrential rain

Coastal city of jamnagar received 147 CM of rainfall this season,  this is the highest rainfall the city has ever received. The city is having almost uninterrupted rains for the last four days, rains have taken toll of 28 persons while the figure of the entire gujarat state is 102.

Chief Minister Narendra Modi stopped at Jamnagar in an unscheduled visit to take fuel. He was on the aerial survey of Junagadh, Porbandar and Manavadar which were very badly affected.



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Jamnagar flood - rain Images


Misc town images, showing flood havoc.


rain images of Jamnagar


lalpur town is seperated















Thursday, August 9, 2007

Jamnagar Rain Update

Jamnagar Rain Update

Rain is lasting for last 72 hours and the death toll is risen to 10 person in Jamnagar, Normal life is completly out of order. Famous crematorium "Manekbai Sukhdham" is under 4-5 feet deep in water, as a result bodies are cremated at the nearby crematorium, which was exclusively set up by the kings for jains of Jamnagar city.

Manekbhai Sukhdham crematorium is known for its beautiful displays narrating stories from Hindu epics and has become a picnic place for the tourists. There are many crematoriums that have come up on the pattern of Manekbai Sukhdham in the state and elsewhere.

This district is one of the worst affected districts in the state.
Gandhvi village (Harshadmata temple) is totally cut off from the rest of the world.

This Temple is on the pilgrim route between Dwarka and Veraval and most of people on this route stop here.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Jamnagar - Three drowned near Aliabada

Three youngsters were drowned near Alia river, near Aliabada, A village 20 KM from jamnagar,

So far one body of Imran habib (25) has been recovered , Fire brigade is looking for other two bodies.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Balachhadi Sainik School Students doing a Neev

Balachhadi Sainik School Students doing a Neev


Jamnagar district is in news again, Class X students of Balachhadi Sainik School are doing a Neev ( A 80's TV serial showing conflict of two groups of students in a hostel school)
Following an alleged case of ragging and the subsequent clash between students, over 40 students of class X fled the campus on Sunday night, however majority of the students are back in the school now.

Some parents staged a protest on the school premises over the alleged ragging of these students by class XII students.


Police is involved as well, Jodia PI Mr. Zala helped to track down the missing students with the help of villagers who had seen them outside the campus.


On the other side, school principal Captain B C S Bharti has another version to the whole episode and told that a student of class X had beaten up a senior and fled, he thinks that it is not a case of ragging but a fight between two groups of students.

Note that this is not just some normal hostel / school , Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya and Sainik School are among the best schools in India, JNV is delivering highest no. of students in IIM / IIT and even to corporate world. Sainik school on the other hand is the best defence school that provides the best army officers for the country. This kind of incidents not only ruptures the reputation of the good schools but also affects the quality of the students.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

A youth tried to immolate himself , Protesting against Collectorate

Protesting against the delay in the removal of garbage and damage to his property after monsoon, a youth in Jamnagar today tried to immolate himself at the collectorate here.

''The youth named Kripalsinh Jhala (30) went to the collectorate and doused himself with petrol. However, his attempt to set himself ablaze was foiled and he was arrested,'' a senior police official told UNI.

Jhala was angry over the delay in the garbage removal work and restoration to his damaged house that was not initiated in his area after heavy rainfall on the July 2.

He said that he had decided to take the drastric step of self-immolation as there was no response to his repeated pleas to the collectorate.

 

Middle aged couple drowned in the Nagmati river

A middle aged couple drowned in the Nagmati river with their bullock-cart near Navi-Veraval village in Lalpur taluka.

The incident took place late last evening when the couple- Keshubhai Devabhai Ghaghiya (38) and his wife Ramiben (35) drowned in the flood waters while crossing the river using a low-level bridge.

However, three others in the bullock-cart managed to swim to safety. One of the bullocks also drowned in the mishap.