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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

DKV College -new building inauguration

Shri Doshi Kalidas Virji (DKV) College's new building is ready and will be inaugurated on 31-December.
It took more then 9 years to build the new building; this new building was constructed after the collapse of a wing in 2001 earthquake. Technical education minister Raman Vora will inaugurate the new premise.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Narara Island - Aquatic Life Education Camp

Marine national park will be hosting an aquatic life education camp at Narar island near Jamnagar.


Narara island is one of the 42 island that constitutes marine national park near Jamnagar, the park was open for public in 1982 and is spawn across 163 Sq. Km.
This education camp will benefit students from std 8, Narara island is the only island connected to Jamnagar by road, hence tourist can easily reach to this place. During low tide one can walk on the coral reef and observe the coral reef life like coral conchs, crabs, octopus, sponges, prawns, starfish etc.
15 different types of land grass and many types of sea weed can also be seen.
At present a students and teachers can enjoy a night stay and education program in Narara, Teachers / Students can enrol to this program by filling form from marine national park office in Jamnagar.

Jamnagar Real Estate Price - NRI Hand

For the recent rise in real estate price in Jamnagar, many are attributing the NRI factor, NRI Gujaratis and locals are diverting their money to real estate.

Jamnagar's banking data shows a decline in deposit since last one year, and continuous rise in real estate prices, indicating that money is being moved real estate.
NRG income which contributed to move in real estate pushes Jamnagar developers to create new high class amenity complex in Jamnagar, although due to global recession income from NRI Gujarati has fallen recently. NRI Remittance in the bank is mostly diverted to housing deals.
Jamnagar citizens now fancy big houses and are moving from traditional town places to more open places like air force / Khambhaliya road, near dared and dhuvav.
Prices in costly area like Valkeshwari, Patel Colony, Panchvati are sky rocketing, in some places construction prices are reaching around 3000-3500 Rs. psf.
Air force / Khambhaliya road price are in the range of 1000-2000 Rs. Psf, this high range is depending on building and builder's reputation.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Ranjistsagar - huge Fishing net caught

Following a complaint by Shri Shatrushalya singhji, Jamnagar Municipal Corporation and police caught a huge fishing net from Ranjit Sagar Dam.
Forest department also helped with a speed boat to catch the net. the net was of more then 500 mtrs. This kind of illegal fishing net kills many animals and aquatic animals in the dam.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Brass Parts - Scrap price rise is killing the business

Brass part industry is recovering from global slowdown, but burning rates of brass scrap has made life terrible for the brass parts manufacturing here in Jamnagar.

In may Brass scraps rate were 8200 USD / ton , which is now 9400 USD / ton, this price rise translated to around 275 rs rise in per kg amout of brass scrap in city.
Jamnagar brass part association is asking local MP to appeal this to govt.

SIBUR - RIL : Plant Confirmed in Jamnagar

Reliance Industries confirmed the speculation of tie-up with Russian rubber giant Sibur and both company will setup a plant in Jamnagar costing around USD 450 million,

with initial capacity of 100,000 ton, this plant will be commissioned in late 2013.
SIBUR will be solution partner and RIL will supply monomers and provide the JV with world-class infrastructure and utilities
The agreement to this effect was signed during the recent visit of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Thieves caught Goat, Theft continues in Jamnagar

In a comic crime, three thieves were caught when they tried escape with stolen goats.

These three had stole goats from various places in city and went to sold them in village areas nearby Jamnagar. They were caught red-handed with two goats.
While thieves continues to run free, in last week more then a dozen bikes were stolen from city, with three bikes stolen yesterday from Ranjit Nagar and main city area.

Cold sweeping in Jamnagar

Jamnagar City and district is experiencing heavy cold in recent times, the temperature went down to 9.5 in night.

Two person in Jamnagar city and one in Khambhaliya were freeze to death in last 24 hrs. In morning moisture was around 100% which created heavy fog in the morning.
Most of the citizen preferred to stay indoor and reduced outdoor activities.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Hundreads affected by food poisoning

More then 100 people from Lalpur area were hospitalised after severe complaint of diarrhoea and vomiting, caused by consumption of contaminated drinking water.

Of these, around 80 people were from nearby villages of Lalpur. More then 20 people with serious condition were shifted to G G hospital at Jamnagar.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Krishnaben Khakharawala in Town

Lead actor of Gujarat based Hindi TV serial "Krishnaben Khakhrawala" will be in Jamnagar on Monday at the Anjali Cable Network office.
This TV serial is loosely based on "Induben Khakhrawala" of Ahmedabad.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Bhanvad - Ancient Cave found

Ancient cave buried under 80 feet was found yesterday near Bhanvad's pachtchar village.

People flocked the place after the news spread, this cave has three stones resembling shivaling and the cave seems to be very long, archaeological department was rushed to conserve the spot and dig on further to get more information.
This cave was found when DCC Cement Company's mining department was unearthing some of the ore.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Dwarka - Rising Sea Level

Rising sea level around Dwarka is worrying, in a new development area near Hanuman Dandi in Bet Dwarka is now separated from land area of Bet,
around five sweet water wells are now submerged, few temples that were accessible by land in last few years are now moved to this new island, soon one will need to visit the temples by boats.
Bet Dwarka is very popular tourist place near Dwarka, many temples of Lord Krishna, Devi Rukmani are in bet Dwarka, a Dargah and a Sikh holy place makes this place a must visit for believers of all religion

Amiben Parikh - New Mayor Elected

Amiben Parikh has been elected as new Mayor while Suresh Araiya is elected Deputy Mayor,

Tulsi Patel will be new chairman of Standing Committee.
More details awaited;

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

JNV Aliabada - Khel Mahakumbh Completed

Jamnagar (Gujarat) District Khel Maha kumbh was completed successfully at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Aliabada on Wednesday.

Navodaya Vidyalaya Students performed welcome songs and many cultural programmes, district additional collector, local MLAs etc were present and they distributed awards to various winning team and participants

Monday, December 6, 2010

Ship Drowned, Mayor Elections

A ship returning from Dubai torn to pieces and drowned when a larger ship hit her near Dwarka, the broken ship was from Mandavi and carrying cargo of Dates from Dubai.
All eight sailors were saved by a passing ship.
On news from Jamnagar city, Jamnagar Municipal Corporation will hold mayor elections on 14 December.
Jamnagar's M. P. Shah Medical college and GG Hospital (Irwin) will undergo an audit check by Medical Council of India.

Retired Mamlatdar - cleared of all charges

A retired Mamlatdar from Kalavad, was cleared of all charges by Gujarat High Court (HC), 18 years after he was trapped by the ACB while accepting bribe of mere Rs 300.

Chandrakant Bhuptani, a mamlatdar working in Kalavad was arrested in January 1992 was caught by ACB officials while accepting bribe of Rs 300 from a kerosene vendor, Chandrakant Joshi. ACB suggested that Joshi bribed Bhuptani so that he could carry on his business. And earlier special ACB court had convicted Bhuptani for four years rigorous imprisonment in 1997.
Bhuptani moved to Gujarat High Court, and was cleared of all charges considering there was no evidence against him.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

INS Veer , Navy Week : Okha

INS Veer - A Vidyut class missile boat and a killer of 1975 Indo-Pak war will be in Okha for few days to celebrate Indian Navy Week starting 1st Dec.

INS Dwarka has organised many event to promote Navy and bring awareness of civilians to navy capabilities.
India is celebrating 40th anniversary of victory against Pakistan in 1975 Indo-Pak War.

Three Temple Looted - Ranjitnagar

In a major embarrassment for Jamnagar Police, thieves looted cash from donation boxes across three temples in Ranjit Nagar on friday night.

Three temples in RanjitNagar includes Janki Vallabh Mandir, Chamunda Mandir and Ram Mandir near the market area, strangely thieves left the ornament untouched.
Police is trying forensic and dog squad to nab the thieves

Thursday, December 2, 2010

3 boats - 21 Pakistani Fisherman nabbed

Indian Coastguard captured 21 Pakistani nationals in 3 boats fishing in Indian waters; they were caught near Mithapur and were sent in judicial custody

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Unseasonal Rain - Farmer suicide

Unseasonal rains forced a farmer killed himself yesterday near Jamnagar.

A farmer in a small village near Jamnagar committed suicide by poisoning himself; he was worried over unseasonal rain that spoilt his field. The farmer had bought the money on credit and there was no way to repay it back.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Flight hoax call made authorities run

A hoax call to Jamnagar Airport saying that a Jamnagar bound flight from Mumbai was hijacked made authorities run to Airport.

Jamnagar Fire brigade, Special commando force of Jamnagar police and collector of Jamnagar rushed to the spot, only to find that it was a mock drill arranged by local administration.
A NSG commando team from New Delhi also reached while the mock drill was being executed.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Global Bird Watchers Conference Ends

"Excellent" was the term used by many dignitaries and bird watcher enthusiast who gathered for the first time in Jamnagar for the Global bird watchers conference 2010.

Three day long Global Bird Watchers Conference ended on Friday with Narara hiking and Pirotan excursion, foreigners were excited to see diversified flora and fauna of the Gujarat state and especially of Jamnagar. Bird watchers from far west and Europe were thrilled to see that excellent marine biology exists just beside a well maintained aquatic bird reserve Khijadia.
Khijadia was main attraction of the conference, around 400 visitors spotted more then 180 species of birds in Khijadia, many writers and bloggers commented appreciation for this wonderful place.
Conference also displayed many research papers and documents from many bird experts.
CM Narendra Modi, Tourism Minister Jai Narayan Vyas and Jam Sahib Shri ShatruShalyaji promised to declare early winter period a Bird Watching season from next year onwards to boost eco tourism.

Dwarka - Chief Office Caught in bribe

Dwarka town chief officer was caught red-handed on Friday while accepting bribe worth 16,000.

This comes as disturbing news as the rates of bribe were fixed on percent basis of total work amount, Chief officer Ashwin Pathak fixed the commission rate as 8% of total value; In this case 16,000 for an amount of 200,000.
Chief Officer is booked under Anti Corruption Laws.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Global Bird Watcher's Conference - Started

Tourism Minister Jay Narayan Vyas inaugurated the Global Bird Watcher's Conference here in Jamnagar yesterday.




Global Bird Wacther's Conference - 2010 was inaugurated at Town hall and many district dignities were present during the inauguration. This includes Jam Sahib Jam Shatru Shalya Sinh ji who is an avid nature lover and a major figure in protecting and nourishing Khijadia as a National Bird Sanctury.
This conference will be held each year; this conference is already a roaring success with around 100 delegates participating outside India. Jamnagar is host to some 400 delegates worldwide for the bird watching conference; major foreign participation is from places like China, Russia, Philippines, UK and Western Russia. The list also includes big names in bird watching like Ben King who owns a bird watching tour company.

Saraswati Sanman - Forty Plus Club

Jamnagar's forty plus Club recently celebrated "Saraswati Sanman Samaroh" for talented childrens.

Dr Mamdani inaugurated the program and club members Jyotiben Kanabar and Dr. Hansaben Rathod started the program with Ganpati and Saraswati Stavan.
Children from KG to College were honoured for their excellence in respective education levels, many cultural programs were presented by kids.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Unseasonal rains brings discomfort to citizens

This unseasonal rain in full winter has caused many disruptions, speaking of a typical Jamnagar, only few drops of rain on Tuesday bought electricity distribution to standstill.
Many wedding ceremonies had to be shifted and many religious gathering including Bhagvat katha of Shri Ramesh Bhai Oza is rescheduled.
On farming, last few days of rain had lost most of the winter crops near Jamnagar, in this situation Jamnagar congress is demanding relief package for Jamnagar farmers, arguing that this time farmers had done maximum seeding as rains were up to the mark, they will have more impact of the unseasonal rains. Diseases have been spread recently among cattle and many are killed.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

RIL Jamnagar - Secured by CISF

Mukesh Ambani finally managed to get CISF cover for RIL.

Starting this month a new contingent of CISF's elite commando forces will guard the world's biggest refinery. RIL's Jamnagar refinery has been the prime target for terrorist, as it's a pride of the nation's infrastructure. This elite combat commando contingent has 217 CISF personnels.
Reliance Group ED P K Kapil earlier this month hoisted the CISF flag in Refinery premises and flagged off Quick Reaction Commando Teams.
Kapil formally passed over the security baton to CISF Unit Commander S K Pandey.
CISF will be moving its units for more then 300 units; this includes very sensitive installations like nuclear, space establishments, airports, sea ports, power plants and Delhi metro. CISF will also cover all major navratna companies and host of PSUs.

150 Core billing dcam rocks the city

A suicide of a VAT officer in VAT Office unearthed a huge billing racket of around 150 Crore.

A VAT inspector named K.B. Jadeja commited suicide inside the VAT office on 08-Oct-2010, he died on 19-Oct, and police started the harassment allegations against seniors of Jadeja that prompted him to take this step.
In what looked like a case of personal harassment at workplace soon turn out to be co-ordinated racket of VAT theft, details of the scam were disclosed by victim himself before committing suicide, he handed over detailed letters to office assistant Raju, to disburse the letters to cops, CM Narendra Modi and many other vigilance agencies.
Jadeja also left a CD of his interview with a private local cable channel; a copy of this CD was also made available to Police.
It is believed that two big businessman and four prestigious lawyers are also named in this scam.

Four Drowned in district , Qawwali stopped by SP - Misc News

Four person were killed by drowning in Jamnagar and Okha town on Saturday.
Where two person were drowned near a lake at Gordhanpur near Jamnagar and two fisherman were drowned when their fishing boat capsized near Okha.
SP Subhash Trivedi is making news again, this time he stopped a qawwali program hosted by a dargah near Tin Batti, he was passing by the area at around 12.30, as per circular all event with loudspeaker should wind up by 10PM, in this case SP Subhash Trivedi went up one step further and registered a case by himself against the organisers.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Antilla : Mukesh Ambani house warming ceremony


Come November 28th and the world's richest house will welcome its owner, the richest man in India - Mukesh Ambani.

27 storey building is already under heavy preparation for housewarming ceremony, six levels of parking garage are getting arranged for more then 200 special visitors who will be attending house warming ceremony.

Residential Tower called "Antilla" is highest searched house on internet, thanks to its owner Mukesh Ambani and IPL owner Nita Ambani's levish spending; gross cost of the house is approx 2 bln USD. Total floor area of 37,000 Sq Meters will be called home for five people.

Mukesh Ambani heads the biggest company in India, Reliance Industries. Reliance is the world's biggest producer of polyester fibres and yarns and accounts for almost 15 percent of India's exports.
Reliance Petrochemical Complex’s Jamnagar refinery Unit produces 40% of petroleum need of the country and this single refinery complex produces 5% of world’s petrochemical needs.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

15 Year old hanged himself


A 15 year old youth hang himself, as he disliked staying in hostel.

Chetan (15) , a student of Delta school situated near Falla, was a Patel Colony resident , he hanged himself on Tuesday.

International Bird Watcher Conference

Jamnagar is gearing for International Bird Watcher's Conference.

Starting 25th Nov. Jamnagar administration is organising many events for the conference,

Two new bird watching tower are now ready for the bird watchers, Khijadiya - a 600 Acre wetland near the salty plains serves around 250 species of migratory birds, this wetland has speciality of salt and fresh water reservoirs. Gujarat Tourism Department has organised this conference to attract visitors across the globe.

More then 700 visitors will be participating in the conference, around 100 visitors around the world and around 450 national bird watching enthusiast from across the India will be travelling Jamnagar.

Hotels in city and highway are booked by administration, exhibition schedules and information will be presented in three languages, 100 different sign boards in various languages are also prepared, translation facilities will also be made available.

Schedule of the events are as follows

25Th Nov:

Inauguration by Chief Minister Mr. Narendra Modi
Film Show
3 - 4: Group Discussion
4.30 - 7.30: Bird Watching
7.30: Group Discussion

26th Nov:

6.30 - 9.30: Group Discussion
10 - 12.30: Information exchange
1:30 - 2:30: Information on major bird species.
Bird Viewing

27th Nov:
Pirotan Excursion

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All major roads of Jamnagar city are patched and cleaned in view of the conference (and CM's presence), Town hall is upgraded with estimate cost of 2.5L , looking at activities of the Gujarat Tourism Board, Khijadiya and Pirotan will be developed as a major places of travel within Gujarat.

Eid Celebrations around Jamnagar

Bakri Eid was celebrated with much enthusiasm around the city; thousands took part in Eid Namaz and greeted each other.

Various Masjid like Idgah Masjid, Jumma Masjid, Ratanbai Masjid, Matva Masjid, Gowal Masjid etc hosted Namaj for the Eid.

Jamnagar News wishes Eid Mubarak to all Muslim Biradar.

Mini cyclone distrubs weather

Upper Cyclone circulation brings mini cyclone conditions in Jamnagar district, this bought a humid day throughout Tuesday and on Wednesday as well, Wednesday morning bought some light showers also for Jamnagar City.

As per MED this is due to Cyclone "Jal" and may continue for next few days, the morning rain is a worry for lot of farmers around Jamnagar, also the frequent shift in weather bring Weatherly diseases in the town.

Monday, November 15, 2010

car caught fire near Dwarka temple

A car that was parked in a no parking zone caught fire in wee hours
of monday, nearby people tried to stop the fire and later called fire
brigades.

The car was parked on no parking area near the jagat temple.

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Marine National Park Camp

Jamnagar Marine National Park authority will be hosting a nature camp starting Nov - 10, This camp will continue till Jan-11.

As per Marine National park incharge Mr. Sata , this form is available at Marine National Park Office near Nagnath gate.

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Khel maha kumbh 2010

Jamnagar district Khel maha kumbh 2010 - a new sport initiative by
district education department will host many sport competition
starting 14 nov.

Around 6000 player and athlete will compete for a 20 day sports meet.

jamnagar city mamlatdar and staff are working hard to make this event a success.

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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Happy diwali and Saal mubarak

jamnagar news wishes you all a very happy diwali and saal mubarak.

Check out nobat dipotsavi online edition at http://www.nobat.com/diwali

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Dwarka - houseful in festive season

seems indians have taken Amitabh bachhan asking people to visit Dwarka
very seriously, all hotels and guest house in Dwarka and also in
jamnagar are full.

Khushboo gujarat ki, an ad for gujarat tourism was marketed and highly
appreciated by the nation.

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Aaram hotel sealed - hygiene scare continues

new raids by health department shuts down Aaram hotel and many dairy
on the khodiyar colony area.

These raids will continue till the festival season ends.

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Police action - Various arrests

In Jamnagar district, Police have acted and made various arrests within and outside city.

 

In a shocking incident 3 prostitutes and owner of a massage parlour were arrested from the Khodiyar Colony area, the centre was running since last one year. In another incident a Lohana businessman was caught with 16 boxes of jaggery to be used of alcohol fermentation. Outside Jamnagar city, near sikka, one person was caught with narcotics by special operation group.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Hygiene Scare - Food joints shut down

In a late but effective step to ensure hygiene in restaurants, health department have asked three restaurants to shut down for next five days here in Jamnagar.

 

These three restaurants are located near Tin Batti area, naming Kalpana Restaurant, Madras Restaurant and Bhagodaya Rajputana Lodge, at Kalpana restaurant, clothes were washed inside the restaurant kitchen.

 

Along with restaurants, many dairy, food joint and street food stalls were also inspected, around 100 KG of non-edible sweets were discarded. Few shops among inspected are listed as below

 

  • Gokul Dairy (DigJam Circle)
  • Paavan Dairy (DigJam Circle)
  • Gatral Dairy (DigJam Circle)
  • Shreeji Sweets (Kamdar Colony Road)
  • Giriraj Food Zone (Kamdar Colony Road)

 

Citizens are requested to check the hygiene condition before barging in to any of the restaurants in Jamnagar.

 

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Diwali Shopping - City gearing up for celebration

As the festival of light is drawing nearer, Jamnagar is on shopping spree, ready made clothes and ornaments are on top of shopping list.

Winter Starts in Halar

Jamnagar residents are feeling chill of winter since last 2-3 days, In Friday morning there was a cold wind blowing throughout the town and temperature was down to 22.

With after noon heat easing down, whole of Halar province has started experiencing winter in some sort.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Balachadi Sainik School - Golden Jubilee Celebration


Jamnagar’s Sainik school is celebrating its Golden Jubilee celebrations, a year long celebrations were kicked off yesterday in presence of Her Excellency Governor Kamla Devi.

Governor emphasised on focusing on science, technology and trade for the younger generation, she remembered the Indian freedom fighters and also recalled the contribution of Sainik School, This school alumni has around 200 members passed out from NDA.

Various programmes were organised by school, and school will be celebrating the same through out the year.

I personally had strong affection towards Sainik School Balachadi, having cleared the entrance exam of Sainik School Balachadi and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya; I choose to move to Navodaya Vidyalaya. To me Balachadi students will always be a symbol of energy, enthusiasm and courage.

Join Jamnagar News in wishing Balachadi All the best for many many more years to come.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Medical Hostel Girl Student Ragging - Suspension and Fine


Four Medical students were suspended and a Doctor was fined 25,000 By Anti Ragging Committee in Jamnagar .

The committee did note that this is a case of fun yet to avoid such incidents, these suspension and fine was required.

Few weeks back four medical girl students of M P Shah Medical College and a Doctor named Rupam Solanki picked up a fresher named Urmi VIjayKumar for a ragging prank, normal ragging are everyday incidents in medical and engineering colleges, however in this case victim lodged a case against Anti ragging committee by calling Delhi anti ragging helpline. Yes, there is such helpline in India, and its seems to be doing its work. Kapil Sibbal launched anti ragging helpline more then a year back, toll free number of Anti Ragging helpline is 1800-180-5522, and the Email is helpline@antiragging.net.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Election Updates - By Ramesh Bhadra


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Panchayat Election Results - BJP all the way


Needless to say, BJP made a clean sweep in District Panchayat and Taluka Panchayat elections;
In places like Alia (Aliya Bada / Alia Bada) BJP found no contestants opposing to their might.

In Khambhaliya Taluka Panchayat elections a Eunuch claimed victory over a BJP candidate by just 9 votes

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Four killed in road mishap

Four young friends were killed when their car jammed in a parked truck
near khambhaliya.

All four were resident of rajkot with age range of 25 to 30.
The impact of collision was such that car had to be cut down to pull
out mangled bodies.
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tax officer succumbed to death

A tax officer from Jamnagar who attempted suicide 2 weeks back in his office at jamnagar, succumbed to death yesterday.

This 50 year old rajput named Jadeja alleged that he was harrassed by his three seniors, infact in his dying declaration to SP subhash trivedi, he mentioned that he is taking this extreme step because of the three seniors.
Police is now investing matter further.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Loan repayment - father murdered son

a surat based business man who is from jamnagar had killed his own son
to escape from loan repayment.

A patel businessman murdered his 9 yr old son and later drafted a
kidnepping scene.
Police found this easily during interrogation and he confessed the crime
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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Mukesh Ambani - New House from Diwali


Come Diwali, and Mukesh Ambani will move to his new House “Antilla” Economic Times reported.

Dubbed as the world's most expensive home “Antilla” is located on Altamount Road in downtown Mumbai, this house is built at $2 billion, spread across 400,000 square feet and has 3 helipads on the top.

For 27 floors, it had 570 feet height, there are three floors of garden, and first 6 levels are for car parking that can park 160 cars.
Economic Times also reported that there are no same floors; house has a ballroom with crystal chandeliers. With top 4 floors reserved for Ambani family and mother Kokilaben.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

BJP clean sweap for JMC Election

BJP won 35 seats and made clean sweap in JMC Elections, while Congress acquired 16 and 6 were for others

JamJodhpur - Antique Silver utensils / ornaments found

Doctor’s found chest of antique silver ornament while doing leveling for their new home in Jam Jodhpur;

Two doctors, Desai and Raithattha found a huge pot filled with silver ornament and utensils yesterday, the duo bought this place from a goldsmith just 2 days back and were leveling it for building a house

JMC Election - 50% Votier Turnout

Although this may be a low voter turn out, it is highest compared to other municipal corporation across the state, There were couple of incidents of EVM failures, names not found on list etc, else where the voting was peaceful.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Green Jamnagar Day Celebrations

Come 11th October and Jamnagar will celebrate “Green Jamnagar Day”.

Jamnagar based Activity builders and developers are promoting this event with collaboration of Jhanvi Institute of Management and Technology.

Activity Builders are aiming to plant more then 10,000 trees in next 2 years; promoters of this event have urged citizens / NGO to collect plants by 7th October.

To collect the plants please contact 2710204 or contact 9601289153

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Ayurvedic student killed herself

A 22 year old ayurvedic student killed herself in the hostel.

She was in tension of forth coming exams and thought she might fail.
Friend and relatives were shocked, and police is doing investigation further.
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Sunday, September 26, 2010

40K Crore RIL Expansion plan leaked in media


Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) is planning to increase capacity of the Jamnagar refinery and will be making it as biggest refinery in the world.

RIL will invest more then 40,000 crore by 2014.

Off the 40K crore, 15K crore will alone be spent on the prestigious cracker project, this craker will decompose crude into Ethylene, propylene, low-density polyethylene and monoethylene glycol etc.

Second pie of 15K crore will be ised in coke gasification plant.

Small investments like supporting projects would cost Rs. 4,000 crore. it will have a crude distillation unit (CDU) that would utilize crude from Cairn.

For the first time "J3" a code name for Jamnagar refinery expansion was mentioned in the media. This news may flash during ‘Vibrant Gujarat’ conference for global investors to be held in January.

GL estimates net profit for RIL from 2011 to 2014 between 17-18 Bln USD.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Vidya Sahayak - Bogus Certificate Scandal

One more scandal hits Jamnagar, a local education observer and a head cleark are under investigation for a possible case of forging and issuing bogus certificate to hundreads for Vidya Sahayak Scheme.

Approx more then hundread illegal candidates made their way through this Vidya Sahayak scheme, these were not from Jamnagar district still were enrolled for this program.

Many are saying that each of the candidate have paid more then 4 lakh to get enrolled in the scheme, so this will not be an easy task for the law enforcement agencies to clear this mess

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Lalpur - Heavy Seismic Activities

Lalpur Town is experiencing very heavy seismic activities in last few days, some places in Jamnagar also felt the tremors in few days.

 

The first tremor was measured as 2.6 on Richter scale with second of scale 3.

 

Basic theory believes that these are caused by elevation of ground water table due to heavy rains in this region.

 

Monday, September 20, 2010

500 Brahmin trapped near Haridwar

Around 500 Gugli brahmins from dwarka are believed to be trapped near haridwar, recent rains and landslide near Uttarakhand have made things from difficult to worst.

Although there are no casulties reported yet but these travellers are afraid and are in dire need of food and life essentials

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Under trial killed himsef in jail

A undertrial killed himself in Jamnagar Jail today, his body was founded hanging by a fellow prisoner

Seconds before Crane Tragedy - By DeshGujarat

Seconds before disaster - a photo captured seconds before the crane accident near Jamnagar By DeshGujarat

http://deshgujarat.com/2010/09/16/a-picture-taken-seconds-before-the-jamnagar-tragedy/

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Rozi bunder - ganesh visarjan accident

atleast 1 person was killed and 1 is still missing when a crane went down during a ganesh visarjan at Rozi bunder

Of 5 people feared down 3 were rescued by locals

Monday, September 13, 2010

Taarak Mehta Ka Oolta Chasma in Jamnagar

Popular Gujarati Magazine Chitralekha is entering in 61 year, and to celebrate this Taarak Mehta Ka Oolta Chasma team was in Jamnagar

Artists spent time with kids and also visited Talav Ni Par and Lakhota Kotha, Team also visited Bala Hanuman temple and also enjoyed "Kawa" at Rajwadi Kawa Ghar

News Courtesy : Nobat.com

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sapda - Ganesh Chaturthi Celebration

Sapda Ganesh Chaturthy Celebrations
Sapda , Ganesh Celebtrations
Vignaharta Ganesh - Siddhi Vinayak
Ganesh Chaturthy was celebtrated at its best at Sapda, best known as Ganesh on hill near Jamnagar, mere 10-15 km from city yet in its nature abode, with a magnificient view and with Sapda dam nearby.

Siddhi Vinayak Temple @ Sapda is believed to be more then 600 year old, it is believed that ancient kings of Halar (Chavda Dynasty) build this temple and Later Jam Kings protected the temple.

 This year Ganesh Chaturthy was celebrated with mahaprasad,Maha-aarti and maha bhojan.

In the evening there was Santwani program with participants like Mayabhai Ahir and Kirtidan Gadhvi, around 50-60,000 audience participated in the program and enjoyed it.

From : http://www.halar.org/gujaratinews/

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Builder Shot dead in DKV College Campus

Image Courtesy - Ramesh Bhadra 
On Sunday - in broad daylight a contractor was killed in campus of D K V College,

A builder named Suresh Santoki was shot dead in DKV College campus, it is believed that this was due to some money related issues in partnership.


From  : http://rameshbhadra.wordpress.com/2010/09/12/426/ 

Friday, September 10, 2010

Heavy Rains Marooned Khambhaliya , Jamnagar District

Last 2 days, heavy rains marooned entire Jamnagar district, and Jamnagar city received 5 inch more rain

And Khambhaliya completed century (100 inch) of rain.

Details of total rainfall as under

Area Today's Rain (mm) Today's Rain (inch) Total Rain (mm) Total Rain (inch)
Khambhaliya 287 11.48 2547 101.88
Jamnagar 134 5.36 2031 81.24
Dhrol 84 3.36 675 27
Kalavad 93 3.72 903 36.12
Lalpur 81 3.24 1903 76.12
Kalyanpur 44 1.76 1822 72.88
Bhanvad 44 1.76 1356 54.24
Jodiya 42 1.68 1031 41.24
Dwarka 36 1.44 1054 42.16
Jamjodhpur 26 1.04 1133 45.32

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Bholeshwar Amavasya Fair - Cancelled

A note from Bholeshwar Temple priest indicates that the Annual Amavasya fair is cancelled due to the recent causeway tragedy

Coral Rehabilitation Project - Marine National Park

Coral Rehabilitation Project - Marine National Park

Under a conservation project for eco-diversity, Gujarat State Forest dept will get some coral from Lakshadweep, and re-plantation them in Jamnagar Marine National Park

These Acropora Corals are on the brink of extinction, earlier it was found in abundance now are a rare sight in Pirotan / Narara.

Two more coral species, Corites and Feviya, will also be replanted. Jamnagar's Marine National park is of the few parks in world where travellers can see coral in shallow water also.

This Project funded by World bank will have lifecycle of 5 years.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Vedanta Resources - Bauxite from Jamnagar

UK Based Vedanta Resources lead by Anil Agarwal now turns its head towards Gujarat, has Vedanta got deniel from Orissa.

Vedanta has bid for five lakh metric tonnes of non-plant grade bauxite from a Gujarat PSU , GMDC.

Vedanta is looking to acquire the same from a bidding / transfer process. GMDC is looking to sell around 9 lakh metric tonnes of bauxite, along Kutch this Bauxite is also available in Mewasa village of Kalyanpur taluka in Jamnagar district. GMDC already has approval for mining of bauxite Jamnagar district.

Now on home front, Area near Bhatia / Kalyanpur and Mewasa are excited as land and rental prices are on rise.


If this deal is through then vendetta acts of moving state machinery against Vedanta by biggest private company of India may be in vein.

Shravan Fair - Extended for 2 More Days


JMC has extended the Jamnagar Janmashtami Fair for 2 more days.

Frequent rains had dampened the spirits of citizens as they cant visit fair in heavy splashes. this news also bought cheers for the shop owners of the fair.

This 2 days also coincides with celebration of Eid, so organizers hope to recover the money via this extension.

Normally Shravan / Eid fairs brings lot of cloud and entertainment / business, however this year frequent rains throughout all three days of Shravan had spoiled the celebrations.

Sasoi Dam - 2 dead , 3 Missing

2 members of a brahmin family were drowned to death and 3 more are feared dead.

The accident happened when 8 members of 3 Brahmin family were returning from Bholeshwar and were crossing a causeway bridge over the river. 3 were rescued by firefighters.

[UPDATE]

2 more dead bodies were found totalling the drowned number to 4

Friday, September 3, 2010

Baba Ramdev : Home Minister is Mental






Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev kicked guns at Home minister P.Chidambaram and declared him as a possible mental patient

Baba Ramdev, was in Dwarka on the eve of Janmashtami, Journalists asked him about PC's remarks of "Saffron Terrorism".

Baba Ramdev said he was upset with this remarks, and called PC a metal patient, baba ramdev also suggested Yoga  and Pranayam as he can not see a difference between terrorism, Maoism and Naxalism. Baba ramdev was promoting his new political party Yatra from Dwarka.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Dwarkadhish Janmashtami Webcast - Live

Ancient Buildings in worst condition






Jamnagar, Once known as Paris of Saurashtra now cries for restoration of its famous ancient buildings, forts and great architectures.


Jamnagar Municipal Corporation spends millions in re-building the city circles, where it can not look for restoring famous Lakhota Lake Fort.


Take a case of Statue of Jam Raval near Lakhota Lake, this place is filled with dirt and is not cleaned since almost a year. The horse on which founder of Jamnagar seats, has lost 3 legs, this statue can fall at any moment. Lakhota Lake Fort itself is going under restoration since last 5 years with no progress.


Ironically the same department which is looking for these architecture (ASI) is spending around 32Lakh on cleaning up and painting a tower (Pancheshwar Tower) in city, building that are older then 150-200 years are completly ignored, this includes Bhujio Kotho, Lakhota Lake Fort, Khambhaliya Gate etc.


In last 5 years, JMC had spent more then 3-4 crore in gardening, plantation and slum cleanup which is though not visible here. Now only the alert citizens can wake up the JMC from its prolonged intended ignorance of the situation.

Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev in Dwarka / Jamnagar

Yoga Guru, Baba Ramdev arrived yesterday in Jamnagar and will be staying in district for 3 days.

JamSaheb Shri ShatruShalyaji., Pabubha Manek, Dinesh Parmar welcomed him on the airport

Baba Ramdev will be launching his Yatra from Dwarka and will host Yoga Camp in these three days.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Three Drowned in Und River

In a tragic incident after the rains. three persons were drowned in a river in Hamapar village in Dhrol taluka of Jamnagar district yesterday.

Und River which passes through this village was already with heavy flow when four youths went in to
take a dip, two of them manage to swam out safely but Amit and Rajesh Dangar were drowned.


A local villager tried to rescue the youths and jumped to save them but he was pulled into the force and drowned too.


Authorities had found bodies of Amit and the villager but still looking for third dead body.

khushboo gujarat ki - video on Youtube

Posted here links of of khushboo gujarat ki Video



Saturday, August 28, 2010

Garib Kalyan mela - organized in hapa

Garib Kalyan mela was organised by state's bjp government near hapa,
politicians like dilip sanghani, vasuben trivedi, mulubhai bera etc
were present.
Amount worth crores were distributed.
This was to note that jmc elections are on the way
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Friday, August 27, 2010

Municipal Elections around 3rd Oct

6 Municipal Corporation including that of Jamnagar may vote on 3rd Oct 2010.

One More death due to Swine Flu

One more person succumbed to swine flu and four new cases are reported at Irwin / Guru Govindsinh (GG) hospital in the past 2 days.

A lady named Damyanti Nanani, 60, died at the hospital at 9.30 pm yesterday.

Air Chief Marshal on Jamnagar Air base Visit

Air Chief Marshal P V Naik visited the Air Force base at Jamnagar..
Air chief was presented with station activities, Naik visited squadrons and units in Jamnagar Air Force base.

This visit is seen very important as India is mounting its weaponry against china border.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Honest Students returned 2.5L Cash

Two Students named Satyajit parmar and Sagar Solanki found cash worth 2.5L on their way back from school, they returned this cash to nearby police station and provided a good example of honesty to everyone.

CSMRI Found New Vegetation Near Vadinar

Jamnagar coastline is biggest coastline in India in terms of length and hence has the only Marine National Park in the country,

Bhavnagar based CSMRI recently found around 93 new species of florals near Vadinar, this area is in close proximity to Pirotan and Narara Island in Jamnagar.

Of these 93 species around 13 are found first time rest 80 species are found elsewhere in the world but not near Jamnagar. These species are variety in sea-weeds.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Saurashtra Janta - Fatal Accident averted

A drivers mistake could have been fatal for thousands of passengers of Saurashtra Janta Express yesterday,

Yesterday, on 24-Aug Engine driver of Jamnagar bound Saurashtra Janta train ignored the signal near Bileshwar and stopped when they saw another train on the same track.

Driver and assistant of Saurashtra Janta Express are suspended.

Cairn - Farmers Issue Explosive : Vikram Madam

Jamnagar Congress leader and MP Vikram Madam raised the issue of ongoing conflict with Cairn and Farmers of Jamnagar in Parliament,
Vikram Madam warned the parliament of the extreme consequences if the farmers cries are not heard, he also said that this could be a ticking bomb.

Jamnagar MP Vikram Maadam claims that farmers across Jamnagar district are exploited by Cairn India by acquiring lands at dirt cheap rates.

This issue was raised in Lok Sabha, Vikram Maadam informed the parliament that Cairn India is extending its work from Rajasthan to Gujarat is forcing farmers to give up their precious lands at the price of mere Rs 40,000 per acre. The same size of land is costing 4Lakh in Aligarh and still farmers are protesting. there, Vikram Maadam said that Gujarat farmers are being forced by the company to sell land at cheap rate under pressure from the land mafia and the local administration.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Khushboo Gujarat ki - Update

Image Courtesy - Ramesh Bhadra
Bollywood megastar Amitabh left Jamnagar yersterday and was overwhelmed with his experiences in Gujarat.
 
Amitabh Bachchan, stayed in Meethapur and went to Dwarka yesterday morning, Bachhan was featured in a video presentation with 1008 lamps on Gomti Ghat, he reached Jamnagar by road from where he left for Mumbai on a special plane.

Bachhan had completed filming for last piece of video for Gujarat Tourism promotion -  'Khushboo Gujarat Ki'.

Mobile Shop Looted near Police Station

In what could have been a nose cutting news for Jamnagar Police, a mobile showroom on PN Road was looted and booty worth 9 lakh.

This shop is located just 0.5 KM away from SP Office and a police station is not far than 20-30 mtrs.

Police complaint filed by shop owner revealed that 70,000 Cash and around 200 mobile handphone set were looted.


SP Subhash Trivedi rushed to the spot and said forensics team will begin investigation soon.

Vasuben Trivedi in ministry

Jamnagar MLA and three other junior ministers were enroled into Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's Council of Ministers, totaling the numbers to 21.

Vasubhen Trivedi, Jamnagar MLA is likely to get portfoli of child welfare.

Recruitment of this new squad coincides with elections in six municipal corporations, including Jamnagar.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Happy Birthday Jamnagar - 470 Years Celebration

Happy Birthday to Jamnagar

Jamnagar City is completing 470 years Today, on 16-Aug, There are various celebrations lined up to mark the event.

Jamnagar citizens, Rajput community etc will visit the statues of Royal kings and temple of Ashapura near Darbar garh. 

Other celebration items includes Photo exhibition and events for old citizen home, and a elocution competition on "Jamnagar  Mayor of 2021", Students will participate in Swimming, Table Tennis, badminton etc competition, Brahmin's association will create a 470KG Ladoo to mark the 470 anniversary of the City.

Read more on Jamnagar History

Khushboo Gujarat ki - Video Launch

Khushboo Gujarat ki- first phase of Gujarat Tourism Promotion ad will be released on Monday, Amitabh Bachhan and Narendra Modi will be releasing this promo today.
 

Films on Asiatic Lion and Gir, will be promoted with the catch phrase sher dil (lion heart).

Amitabh Bachhan will visit Dwarka, Bet Dwarka and Nageshwar from 20th August onwards
and will leave from Jamnagar for Mumbai.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sasoi Dam Pics



By Ramesh Bhadra

Shops Closing at 12 in night.

With every new police officer there are good things to the city, and sometimes not so good.


DSP Subash Trivedi had bought peace to the city yet few things can be eased out for common man, with new DSP most of the shops and eateries are now being closed at around 12 in night, worst of all common hangout areas like S.T.Stand , Hospital are also asked to be shutdown by midnight, Jamnagari do like to hangout in night and there was never a case when law and order got disturbed by this.

DSP should look into this matter and take neccessary steps.

Monday, August 9, 2010

HPCL Refinery : RIL Jamnagar's New Challenge

Around 50 senior engineers recently left Reliance Industries (RIL) Jamnagar to join HPCL Mittal Energy Ltd's upcoming 9MMT Guru Gobind Singh Refinery at Bathinda in Punjab.


Considering recent refining growth in India, RIL and ESSAR refineries around Jamnagar were the only option left for poaching. most of the new refineries are built on UOP technology which serves as common ground for most of the engineers to venture in different companies.

A HR Analyst also said that this trend is just started and may be increasing over the time.

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Change in BigB's Dwarka Travel

There is slight change in timings of Amitabh Bachhan's Visit to Dwarka

As per official spokesman Amitabh will visit Dwarka on 20-21's August.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Amitabh Bachchan - Dwarka Ad Shooting

Come 16th August and Dwarka will be host to Amitabh Bachhan. Big B will be here to shoot an ad for promotion of Gujarat Tourism.


Amitabh Bachhan is brand ambassador for Gujarat Tourism and have completed a ad tour of Kutchh/Bhuj.

Administration is working on smooth execution of this event that will be on for 2-3days, area near Gomti Ghat, Ambani Marg etc is now cleared of for shooting.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Khambhalia Rain Update

Jamnagar district is still experiencing heavy rain, Khambhalia received 32 inch rainfall in last two days,


This leads to a flood situation. Electricity, Transport and essentials supply is disrupted, Ghee Dam in Khambhalia is overflowing by 4 feet as we note, food packet distribution is underway from authorities.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Jamnagar Heavy Rain Images

Pics by Ramesh Bhadra

Ranjit Sagar Overflow Pics

Ranjit Sagar Dam
Ranjit Sagar Dam
River Near Ranjit Sagar
Causeway Near Ranjit Sagar

Images by Ramesh Bhadra

Jamnagar Heavy Rain Experienced

As we note, all dams of Jamnagar (24 in total) are overflowing.

This also includes
  • Vartu
  • Vijarakhi 
  • Ranjitsagar
  • Sarsoi
  • Rangamati 
  • Ghee
and other dams. City has experience very heavy rainfall in last 2 days, on Saturday Jamnagar City had 3 inch rain in just 45 Mins. Jamnagar's  Khambhaliya experienced 10 inch rain in 16 hours.

Jamnagar-Khambhaliya State Highway is blocked by heavy water flow. Many villages are cut off and disconnected.

State government has sent a rescue team, only 2 taluka Jodiya and Dhrol has not experienced much rain in last weekend.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Molestation - Dental College Professor Under Scrutiny

Seven girls of Jamnagar Dental College have complained to dean & state health minister of a physical harassment and sexual misbehaviour at the hands of a senior professor from Ahmedabad. 

The girls were subjected to answer totally absurd questioned and the body language of the professor was harassing. 


One of the girl also complained that the professor touched her body and threatened to fail if she did not comply.


One of the girl was asked to visit his house in Vasna in order to secure good marks, five out of seven girls are from Ahmedabad.

College officials said that they received an apology letter, as this does not seemed to be enough, many says he should be barred from examination process altogether.

Controversial Sports Complex Opening Today

Controversial sport complex will open today,  this complex was a subject of long conflict between JMC and Vishwanath Vyayam Mandal. This comlex was built with estimated cost of around  6 Crore,  

Considering the controversy JMC and the unit had gone through, the opening will not be grand but a quite one.

Bala Hanuman Temple - Priest stole cash

A Bala Hanuman priest was caught recently for stealing cash. 
A FIR registered by a trustee says one of the priest of the temple put cash in his pocket instead of the cash box of the temple, also he closed all CCTC camera so that he can escape from this act.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sani Dam Water lose - Complete Story

New revelations are made with news pouring out on many of the local newspapers about Sani Dam accident and lose of millions of gallons of water.

Priminary investigation points fingers at human error and gross ignorance for this accident to happen. this accident lost water that could fill 400 small checkdams or could fill 75% of Aaji dam. Adding insult to injury, a tide control dam on Meghal river near Chorwad has faced similiar problems.

Irrigation department accepted the fact that there was human error in checking and maintenance of the dam, Chief Er. of irrigation Nandapara did confirmed this with Gujarat Samachar & Nobat.

This accident's water lose could have provided water for 4 Lak people foe next 18 months.

People will surely start agitation against the accident and are demanding probe and action for this, they feared that dam staff just looked for getting money from corruped ways and ignored their duty, that leads to this accident.