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Saturday, October 31, 2009

IAF - Jaguar Back from Oman

After a successful fighter level flight exercise between IAF and Oman Air force ended successfully.

The six IAF Jaguars landed safely at Jamnagar after refueling from an IL-78 MKI mid-air refueller.

The exercises was witnessed by Chief of Staff of the Sultan of Oman’s Armed Forces and Indian diplomats. Oman also expressed wish to hold the exercise in India.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Fish Rain Near Jamnagar

Mysterious "Fish rain" is not yet over. Before few days it was Bhanwad, and now its  Bantiya village of Junagadh district.

Many Forest officials and Naturalist believed that the fishes must have been dropped by pelicans during migration, Jamnagar Fisheries dept. have ruled out the possibility that fish can get sucked in clouds and then fall as rain, they feel it as "absurd". For those who think it is not possible, check out the BBC Article on Fish Rain

Navagam (Bhanwad) villagers said that they saw about half a kilometer long and as much wide fish-laden clouds about 15 feet above the ground. This looks a bit outrageous though.

In Nawagam, fish fall was seen along with roads and markets and on terraces of several buildings.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Earthquake : Mild tremors felt

Mild tremors scalling 4.5 hit Bhuj On wednesday evening.

Tremors were felt in Jamnagar and many rushed out of their homes.

No damage is reported in Saurashtra or Kutch.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

INS Valsura : Coast Guard jawan died in boxing match

A boxing match turned into a death match at INS Valsura near Jamnagar, A Indian Coast Guard jawan succumbed to injury during a friendly boxing match.

A 24-year old unmarried coast guard jawan identified as P.Anand Pandi was posted at INS Valsura for Coast Guard training.

Pandi was hurt during a boxing competition, he was injured in his stomach. He was immediatly was taken to military hospital and later shifted to G.G.hospital where he died after treatment.

INS Valsura Training Institute is located on Rozi Island.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Nabbed : Highway Robbers near Khijadiya

Six robbers were caught whuke attempting a highway robbery at Khijadiya bypass near Jamnagar.

The robbers used to stop vehicles on highway and then carry out the robbery. The gang leader gave police the slip and fled away.

It was reveled during interrogation that robbers stole bikes from Rajkot and sold to get some cash. The gang leader also stole mahindra bolero, Tata Indica car from Dwarka

Police recovered items worth Rs 2.5 lakh, including cellphones, cash, a Mahindra Bolero, many sharp-edged weapons.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Gynec Doctor - H1N1 Positive

A 25-year-old gynaecologist was tested positive H1N1 virus. Doctor is working in Guru Govindsingh Hospital.

Doctor is a resident doctor / student who has been working in the hospital for two years. She was immediatly transferred to Rajkot for , few fellow doctors and nurses are asked to take precautions.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

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LCA Tested In Jamnagar

Indian Air Force moved one stepped further for the induction of the Light Combat Aircraft.  Light Combat Aircraft will be introduced in the Indian Air Force by the end of 2010.

Jamnagar witnessed the five-week trials of a pair of LCA fighters, The LCA successfully demonstrated its ability to tackle targets designated visually by the pilot.

Next Phase will be to test the LCA on-board navigation and computers simulated target attacks.

National Flight Test Centre , DRDO conducted these five-week trials.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Reliance Refinery Capacity to Increase

Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) is planning to increase the capacity of Jamnagar refining facility, Jamnagar Refinery will have its production raised by onether quarter and it will total to 720,000 barrels a day (bpd). Post its commissioning in december, Jamnagar Reliance Refinery Unit 1 boasts capacity of 650,000 bpd.

It is interesting that RIL Refinery is operating at capacity 12% higher then the official output capacity, once the new setup will get commissioned (in about a year) the total output of the refinery will be amongst world largest refinery in terms of output capacity. Total refining capacity of this complex will become 1,380,000 bpd.

Although these are vibes for shareholders, petro analysts are very cautious, the refinery produce market is alrady over supplied and this expansion seems only a trick to not to pay heavy taxes to Indian Governement. When questioned RIL declined to comment on this issue.

Jamnagar Refinery Complex is already the world's largest refining hub.

B.Sc. in Yoga by Jamnagar Ayurved University


Jamnagar Ayurved University  is offering a B.Sc. Course in Yoga.

Jamnagar's Ayruveda university has started B.Sc in Yoga course from current academic year, currently this course has 50 seats out of which 10 are NRI seats, fees are nominal (.Rs.30,000. / 700$) for three year course.

This course is also recognized by the India's College Education committee UGC.

Gujarat Ayurveda University also started new diploma and degree pharmacy courses from current acedemic year.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Jamnagar : Dolphin Population Rising

A recent research paper on Gulf Of Kutch Dolphins brings cheer to nature lovers in Jamnagar , Gujarat.

The research paper reveals that the population of dolphins in the Gulf of Kutch is increasing. HS Singh, conservator of marine national park  also said that many dolphins can be seen near Jamnagar Marine National Park as well. It is widely known that Gujarat Fisherman's do free dolphins if they caught in their nets. A Marine National Park official hinted at creation of a jetty near Poshitra. this small boat will take tourists to have a closer look at the dolphins.

Singh identified few dolphins like common dolphins, bottle-nosed dolphins and Pacific hump-back dolphins near Jamnagar.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

RIL Issues Bonus Share - Dividend

RIL on Wednesday announced its plans to issue one bonus share bonus share for each share held. Profit from Jamnagar's Refinery has helped RIL take the decision and boosted sentiments of RIL Sharehoders. Addition to the bonus A dividend of 13 rupees is also announced.

RIL's consolidated net profit stand at 152.96 billion rupees for the year ended March 31, 2009. The number also includes figures from Reliance Petroleum Ltd.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Speeding Truck Killed Four women

A speeding truck on Khambhalia road killed four women on the spot and injured around 10 people.

All victims were traveling in a jeep near the city on Tuesday morning, many who saw this accident mentioned that the truck had already collided with an ST bus before this collision..

The accident took place near Naghodi village crossroads, truck coming towards Jamnagar overtook a Dwarka-Rajkot ST bus. and as the driver could not judge , he rammed the bus and collide head-on with the jeep.

Truck driver and cleaner are under police arrest.One of the injured is in a serious condition.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

IAF upgrading Jamnagar Air Base : China / Pakistan Effect


The Indian Air Force (IAF) will upgraded MIG -29 squadrons based at Jamnagar soon, along with IAF, Indian Army will alo add muscle power in Jamnagar area.

IAF is considering to add Sukhoi squadron in Jamnagar, however officials denies the report that Jamnagar will be equipped with Sukhoi-30s

Friday, October 2, 2009

Degree , Diploma Engineering College from RIL

3 years back Mukesh Ambani announced RIL's plans to create a world class university in Gujarat during the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit at Ahmedabad.


Working on the same directions, group President of RIL Parimal Nathwani, , announced that RIL will enter in education sector, he made this announcement at inaugural function of Khodiar colony branch of Navanagar cooperative bank in Jamnagar early this week.


Reliance Industries Limited(RIL) is entering in education sector, with a good name in DAICT and Dhirubhai Ambani schools and colleges doing extremely good through out the nation, RIL will start world-class engineering colleges Jamnagar and Vadodara.

RIL has sound presence in Jamnagar with its world class refinery and IPCL infrastructure in Vadodara, RIL will also start a diploma polytechnic college in Dwarka (Jamnagar).