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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Japanese Water Melon on Farmer's Cultivation List

Jamnagar farmers have always been innovative and had tried various crop and fruit variety.

Jamnagar farmers are set to add exotic fruit in their list, farmers are leavin their traditional wheat and cotton crops and are cultivating "exotic Japanese watermelon", rates of these Japanese watermelon are at whooping Rs 15,000 a tonne.

The crop can fetch three times return than the traditional watermelon variety.

Jitu Patel, an Agro technical adviser had successfully bought Taiwanese papaya, American maize and banana farming in Jamnagar and nearby regions. Jitu explained that these japanese watermelon has a higher sugar content. These water melon has high demand in North Indian States.


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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

RPL Jamnagar Refinery - Commissioning in Nov - December

Reliance Petroleum Ltd is keeping promices,  RPL's jamnagar based 580,000 BPD refinery will be operational by the November.

Refinery is under Commissioning Stage. The $6bn USD plant expansion id by RPL, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL).

An existing 660,000 bpd refinery at Jamnagar is adjecent to this new refinery, this two refinery makes the site, world's biggest refining complex.

Further plans of RPL includes setting up the a 900,000-tons per year polypropylene plant at Jamnagar.

Post commissioning, Reliance's Jamnagar units, including the existing refinery, will be the world's largest single-location refining facility. with a  total processing capacity of 1.24mn bpd. The current production of the existing unit is 0.66mn bpd.

Added advantage fir this refinery will be capacity to refine heavy / sour crude (heavy in Sulphur). RPL Refinery will be one of the most complex refineries in the world with a Nelson Complexity Index of 14.

Chevron Corp. holds a 5% stake in RPL, and has the option to increase it further to 29%.
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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

All Women Panchayat Shows the Way

Bhaukhakharia, A Small village in Jamnagar, Shows the power of an elected all women Panchayat (village council).

Village residents elected the seven members of the village council unanimously, all Women.

Women have shed their stature of a just Ornamental Member here and are addressing the issues of day-to-day life. The best part is that Rajput community dominates this village, women used to cover their face and head with Duppatta following traditions here.

Panchayat keep track of road maintenance and other social responsibilities. In case of personal issues a women panchayat member is more accessible to other women. The Panchayat also boasts of a computer in the village office.

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Hoax Letter at Dwarka Temple Created Havoc

Hoax Letter at Dwarka Temple Created Havoc

The hand-written letter was received Thursday morning at Dwarka Devasthan Samiti office.

The letter mentioned that a bomb has been planted at Jagat Mandir, Dwarka. this was a second letter threatening the Jagat Mandir, Dwarka.

Police checked the temple area and found nothing suspicious.

The seven-floor temple was built in the 16th century stands majestically on 72 pillars.
Lord Krishna's grandson Vajranabha is said to have built the original temple.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Showers Continuing in Jamnagar

Four more reservoirs in the district got overflowed today, as the rain in continued since last three days.

Here is the status of rainfall received in the season (in MM)

Jamnagar    -    670
Bhanvad        -    717
Dhrol        -    351
Jam-Jodhpur    -    608
Kalavad        -    495
Kalyanpur    -    826
Khambhaliya    -    461
Lalpur        -    854

Ranjit Sagar is overflowing today

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Stray Bullet Killed Innocent

A man who was standing outside his house in Dared, Jamnagar was killed by a stray bullet.

It is believed that the bullet came from a nearby army firing range.

In the firing range army and navy personnel were practicing, the bullet hit on his chest and killed him on the spot.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Rain Cools of Jamnagar

Few parts of Jamnagar district are soaked by rain today.

City recorded almost half inch , some talukas received 2-3 inches

Monday, September 8, 2008

Pramod Kumar Jha is no more.

Pramod Kumar Jha is no more.

Pramod Kumar Jha was on life support systems in the ICU at Ahmadabad's Sterling Hospital, he was suffering from liver cirrhosis.

Jha hailed from 1986 IPS batch.

Jha's career was at its peak as superintendent of police of Jamnagar district in the early 90s.

Under the Chimanbhai government, Jha had sought to raid Rama Nakha Gadhvi, Rama was then a close associate of the chief minister and an arms dealer.

Jha confided with home minister CD Patel and CD instructed Jha to go ahead with the raids.

This was a moment of attention for Jamnagar Police in 1993, when home minister camped in Jamnagar and under his permission Jha raided Gadhvi's home and found arms worth Rs 1 crore.

Jha was the first officer who get tipped off about the consignment of RDX and weapons sent by Dawood Ibrahim to carry out the Mumbai serial blasts in 1993, to land off the Gosabara shore in Porbander in January that year.

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Monday, September 1, 2008

SIXTH FIGHTER PLANE CRASH IN LAST 3 YEARS

On Monday , A MiG-29 fighter jet of the Indian Air Force (IAF) Jamnagar crashed into the Arabian Sea during a training sortie,
The pilot ejected and was safe, The Indian Navy divers from INS Valsura are deployed to the accident location to take out the flight data recorder from the sea.

The IAF has suffered six crashes this year. And this is the fifth MiG-29 crash since 2006, earlier crashes involved one MiG-27, two MiG-21s, an Advanced Jet Trainer Hawk and a Kiran trainer.
One pilot was killed in one of crash.

The MiG-29, from the 28 Squadron of IAF, had taken off from the Jamnagar air base, aircraft crashed at 50 km west of Jamnagar at about 12.00 a.m,

An inquiry has been ordered into the accident.

It is to note that this is the third MIG accident in last 3 years
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