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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

SlumDog's Jamnagar Connection

Dev Patel - Who played Lead role in Oscar Sweeping film Slumdog Millionaire has Jamnagar Connection.


Dev's Family belongs to Balwa village in Jamnagar.

Dev Patel's ancestors migrated to Tanzania almost three generations ago. Raj Patel's uncle is still in Jamnagar.
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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Dolphin - Sea Turtle Killer had the permission

The Dolphin death incidents has surged controversy, the local contractor has shown the clearance certificate from Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB) officials to blast the wrecked ship to clear off the 15-feet deep silt on it.

The explosion has left forest officials carrying out search operations along 14 islands in the region to find out if more species have washed ashore.

Sub-contractor Atul Somaiya, who carried out blasts in one of the most delicate ecosystems, has shown the relevant GMB papers to the forest department.

Meanwhile, the death toll in the dynamite blast in this protected zone has gone up to five dolphins and 10 turtles.

In a a separate incident, more then 100 people were admitted to the G.G. hospital and more then 300 others given first aid after they ate food at a marriage function in Jhankhar village.

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Jamnagar - Madras Regiment Celebrations

Jamnagar - Madras Regiment Celebrations

Celebrations to mark the silver jubilee of 10th Battalion of the Madras Regiment was released today at Jamnagar defense Area by Major General Sanjiv Langer, GOC of the Ahmedabad based Golden Katar Division.

The first day celebrations depicts the picture of color presentation to the unit on April 15, 1988.

The cover also shows the picture of Naik Radhakrishnan who made the supreme sacrifice while combating terrorists on the Line of Control and was awarded the coveted Kirti Chakra for this act of gallantry.

Brigadier Rajeshwar Singh, Brigade Commander of the Jamnagar Brigade and many other senior and retired officers of the unit were also present for the celebrations.

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Dolphin - Sea Turtle Dead due to Dynamite Explosion

Three endangered dolphins and two endangered sea turtles found dead after a blast.

Maritime and Forest authorities have filed a case against the local contractor, Devji. The contractor was working on removing a wreckage of a ship, that was sunk 3 decades ago, it is easily understood that the contractor had not seek permission from the park authorities to use dynamite in this eco-sensitive area.

Both dolphins and sea turtles listed as endangered species under Wildlife Protection Act

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Monday, February 16, 2009

ST - Son caught while working for father

Son was caught working as a conductor in place of his father at Rajkot.

He was working on a special bus from Amreli division, that was allotted to Lalpar-Jamnagar route for Chief Minister Narendra Modi's programme at Lalpur.

The accused, Bhavesh Joshi was caught on a raid organized by Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) at Rajkot depot, Bhavesh said as his father was taking nap, so he worked instead.

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19 Iranian Sailors freed

Jamnagar Police had freed Nineteen Iranian sailors from Jamnagar Prison

As an exchange, 25 Indian fishermen have been released from Iran's prison. Sailors will be able to sail back to Iran after repairing their boat.

Central government ordered for their release on Friday, These Iranian sailors were arrested nine months ago by Indian Coast Guard for crossing over International Maritime Border

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LCB busted - Truck Selling Racket bought from forged documents

Jamnagar police and Jamnagar local crime branch (LCB) officials busted a busted a racket where the accused was selling trucks purchased on bogus loan
documents.

The accused, Rajendrasinh alias Rajbha Jadeja was arrested on a complaint of a house burgelary, accused burgled a house and stolen Rs 40,000 including two gold rings, a Titan wrist watch and a Nokia cell phone.


During investigation the accussed confessed that he purchased a truck on forged documents, and was trying to sell it off. he confessed the sale of four trucks that he had acquired on loan with the help of one Ismael Sheikh.

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Monday, February 9, 2009

Tropex - Joint Armed Forces Exercise near Jamnagar

Country's Armed forces are conducting a massive military exercise near Jamnagar.

This joint armed forces exercise began on Monday at Madhavpur. approx 1,500 personnels of the armed forces apart and many top officials of the three services are taking part in joint excersize, currently the entire area is sealed off and civilians are out of bounds.

Madhavpur is chosen for its strategic location, Jamnagar coastline has important petroleum refineries.

This exercise is very important as the relationship of India with the Pakistan is soured after the 26-11 Mumbai terror attacks.

The exercise code name is 'Tropex'

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Narendra Modi - Visiting Lalpur Tomorrow

CM Modi is visiting Lalpur tomorrow,  Narendrabhai will inaugurate the "Swarnim Gujarat" Sankalp Yatra and will also donate help to 132 girls from "Kanya Nidhi" fund.

Year 2010 will be celebrated as "Swarnim Gujarat", to mark the 50th anniversary of Gujarat State.

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