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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Amusement Park - Jamnagar

New Amusement park will be constructed near Mehul Nagar, read more for details http://halar.org/post/2011/12/30/Amusement-Park-Construction-Started.aspx

35 New Camera For Dwarka Temple

In a bid to increase security, Dwarka temple will have 35 new camera tapping on potential trouble creators, this project is approved with cost and is awaiting nod from Archaeological authority.

There will be a control room upgrade to facilitate the operations too, currently only 5 camera and a small operation control room is used for security. The transmission will be broadcasted live to Jamnagar police chief and Gandhinagar home department, this camera will be used to monitor nearby areas also.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sadbhavna : 3500 Crore for Jamnagar

CM Narendra Modi explained his Sadbhavna mission is a 'satvic' (pious / non-violent ) answer to anti-Gujarat camps.

CM says this exercise is a silent treatment for those who are defaming Gujarat in last 10 years.

On development, he says that Gujarat and development have become synonymous.

Modi has announced a fresh development package of Rs 3,500 crore for Jamnagar city and the district.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Modi Sadbhavna Update

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will practice one day-long 'sadbhavna fast' in Jamnagar Today, Jamnagar city BJP will stage a 'padyatra' from nearby Dhrol town to Jamnagar city.

RC Faldu, BJP's state unit president will flag off this Padyatra.

Security has been tightened in a city, where local congress MP will be sitting in parallel fast in Jamnagar.

This will be CM Modi's his fourth fast in "Sadbhawna series", in Jamnagar.

Next Fast will be in Junagadh on December 22 and in Rajkot on December 26.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

National Record will be broken in Jamnagar

Squadron Leader Ramakant is all set to break a national record of longest Para-motor flight today,

He will start his journey from Mundra in Kutch and cover the Bay of Kutch and land in Jamnagar, will fly total distance of about 55 km.

Para-motor is an ultra light flying machine , many also calls this as powered paraglider. This machine will be mounted on the back of the pilot, who will inflates the glider run and then gets on air.
The para-motor Ramakant will uses is a small piston engine of 150 CC with propeller attached to a paraglider. Para-motor is very light that it can be attached to any Pilot or small machine, para-motors are normally used in photography, towing, petals / fertilizer dropping, and fun-flying. Para-motor can travel at the speed of 45 kmph and can claim altitude up to 10,000 feet above the sea level.
Ramakant also holds national records in powered hang gliding and has also been awarded the "Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award 2008" for his outstanding achievements in the field of aero sports.

Squadron leader is with the Directorate of Air Force Adventure.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Rupee Depreciation - Jamnagar Brass Parts

Jamnagar brass parts is hit by recent depreciation in the rupee, looks like around 80% of unit are down to around 5-6 hours of work with almost no business in site, read detailed explanation at

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Brain Angioplasty on Khambhaliya Youth

Doctors at the Rajkot's Sterling Hospital did Gujarat's first brain angioplasty, on a 35 year old Rupsinh Jadeja from Jamkhambhaliya.

Rupsinh was suffering from vertigo since last three years, Rupsinh had difficulty to walk or doing any routine work with hands,

After analysis, angioplasty was the only available treatment in this condition diagnosed as Takayasu Aortoarteritis.

Although the surgery was risky, but as the patient agreed, surgery was successfully performed around six weeks back, and helped the patient to cure.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sadbhavna Mission Updates

CM Modi will be in district on 20th Dec for Sadbhanva mission.

Recently, local MP Mulubhai Bera, Jamnagar Mayor, DSP and Collector held a meeting to check on the arrangements made, district representative Saurabh Patel emphasised on the importance onf the various mission CM is taking to help bridge the gap within the society and encourage development in all directions

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Essar Oil Commissioned new Unit

Essar Oil Limited announced the completion of new unit at Vadinar refinery, with this new unit Essar will be able to produce Euro iV grade patrol, read more at http://halar.org/post/2011/12/09/Essar-Oil-Refinery-New-Unit-commissioned.aspx

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Muharram - five hurt during Tajiya

At least five persons were hurt during Tajiya celebrations and were admitted to hospital in the city, most of the individuals were from Bedi-Dharar nagar area, few from Jodiya and Madhapar were also hurt.

All of them were admitted to G. G. Hospital for medical attendance.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Jamnagar Tajiya Celebration

Yesterday Tajiya celebration was on full swing in Jamnagar, read more at http://halar.org/post/2011/12/07/Muharram-Tajiya-Jamnagar.aspx

Monday, December 5, 2011

11 Lakh worth material stolen from Reliance

Iron flange, scrap and valve etc. amounting to around 11 Lakh worth was stolen from Jamnagar Reliance Refinery Complex, a police FIR was lodged and investigation is on the way, four suspects are absconding right now.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Amusement park worth 5.36 crores

A new amusement park near mehul nagar will be built with estimated cost of around 5.36 crore. This park will feature usual children rides and musical fountains too, also some 2 crore will be used to build RCC road in many parts of the city.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Finaly Salary credited for JMC staff

More then 875 employees of JMC eased when their salary was credited on 17th , this also marks the end of strike from the employees, as the grant from Guj govt. was un available, local authority diverted the funds from other grant and made the payment.

Wish they would have done this a bit earlier.

Navy Day celebrations in Jamnagar

INS Valsura will be celebrating navy day in Jamnagar, read more on http://halar.org/post/2011/11/18/INS-Valsura-celebrate-Navy-Day.aspx

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Cashless JMC crippled, staff refuses to work

JMC without cash, is crippled, around 784 staff have refused to work without salary since yesterday, read more on http://halar.org/post/2011/11/17/jmc-cashless-staff-refuses-work.aspx

Monday, November 14, 2011

Dhoraji Deputy Collector killed in accident

Ramesh Gamit , Deputy collector of Dhoraji died along with his niece in a accident near Jamnagar.

Gamit's vehicle had a head-on collision with a truck near Changa village, Gamit was killed on the spot, his niece succumbed at G G Hospital in Jamnagar.

Gamit's wife Kamla's condition is critical.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Thousands spend night at sea-shore, roads - khushboo Gujarat ki.

Thousands of tourists stranded at Dwarka as they could not get accommodation in any hotels or inns, due to overwhelming tourist flocking in Diwali.

In Many places rooftops were also rented for prices ranging from 500 to 1500 per person.

Govt. if spending millions in tourism advt. can loose some pocket at infrastructure also.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Dwarka Housefull in Diwali

Going to spend some quality time with family and friends in Dwarka, make sure you get proper reservations!

Dwarka is houseful

Like each year, this year too, there are record no. of tourist flocking to Dwarka, almost all hotels, inns and roadside motels are full.

Travel booking agents recorded maximum inflow of tourists from Gujarat and all over India.

Dhwaja rohan on the Dwarkadhidh temple is most auspicious on the Diwali / new year, this year one will see more then 5 Dhwaja rohan each day during diwali.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Crackers prohibited at night

Like each year, this year too jamnagar police and JMC has released a press note prohibiting anyone to fire crackers in public places, people should wrap up their fire cracker program by 10PM too.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Ravindra jadeja's father caught

> Ravindra jadeja's father was caught yesterday by city police in connection with an old FIR filed against him, more details awaited.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Tremors felt in Jamnagar

A mild earthquake of 5.3 intensity rocked saurahtra with its epicenter in gir, junagarh.
Tremors were felt in jamnagar.

More details awaited.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Jailor drinking in Jail - Caught

In a fitting case for Jamnagar Police, a Jailor posted at Jamnagar Jail was caught by a flying squad, the jailor was drunk when the police team raided the jail premise.

DSP Subhash Trivedi directed a local police inspector to make a surprise visit.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Dwarka Sadbhavna - 2 Commando died in road accident

One more Chetak commando died in a private hospital in Jamnagar, one commando named Mr. Parmar was pronounced dead in an accident, when a van carrying Chetak commandos overturned near Dwarka. This van carried 12 Chetak commandos and it overturned as one of its tyres burst.

This commandos were reaching Dwarka for Security of CM during the Sadbhavna Yatra.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Dwarka Sadbhavna updates

Dwarka witnessed 2 fast one by CM and another by Jamnagar MP Vikram Madam, this leads to force curfew like situation in nearby town of Okha,


Shops in Dwarka were open, as Dwarka is a major pilgrim centre, Hotels and restaurants were left with no food as around 40-50 thousand people stuffed this small town.

Few agitators who were protesting against Tata Chemicals factory in Dwarka were asked to move, to pave road for CM's motorcade passing by, On the other hand, local MP Vikram Madam was not allocated govt. guest house, hence he spend the night on road near the Reliance Guest house.

Modi, announced that he vowed to bring the "Truth of Gujarat" to the world. From Dwarka CM Modi flagged the Sadbhavna Misssion 2.0.

In next phase, Modi will vow to fast in each district in Gujarat, it seems Mr. Modi has ambitious plans for next election in Gujarat scheduled in 2012.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Sadbhavna war in dwarka

Come 16th October and Modi and Madam will face each other While practicing fast. It is now clear that congress too wil experience the sadbhavna As district co

Collector has given the clearance for congress yatra.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Khambhalia Mamlatdar Office Fire

A short circuit caused major fire in Khambhalia Mamlatdar office, as the fire was contained in short time, major damage could be prevented.

It is to note that this is a new building and the electrical fittings etc were brand new.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Vikram Madam vs Narendra Modi Via Fast

Jamnagar MP Vikram Madam will be campaigning against Narendra Modi alleging Modi's extensive expenses on his "Sadbhavna Fast",

Vikram Madam urged fellow congress members to mark a protest fast on each district capital, it is to note that Modi had announced one day Fast at each of district capitals across the State

Monday, September 19, 2011

Jamnagar - Gearing up for Dandia Guinness Record

Lead by Nanak Trivedi, 487 Khelaiya danced to make it a Guinness Record.
The event was held at the A. K. Doshi mahila college ground, near the D. K. V. College,

City DSP, Bhanubhai Doshi, College principal etc. were present during this dance.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

CM inaugurated PG Ayurveda Campus

CM Narendra Modi Inaugurated a PG Education and Research Complex of Gujarat Ayurveda University (GAU) in Jamnagar,

This new complex is built near the existing Jamnagar campus of GAU , costing almost 22 crore. In this inaugural function Gujarat Ayurveda University (GAU) signed MOU with Indonesia's Hindu University, middle-east's Emirate Gulf Medical University and Somnath Sanskrit University for the Education, Research and Development in the field of Ayurveda.

Chief Minister also inaugurated GAU's website on this occasion

Chief Minister Narendra Modi asked Ayurveda medicos to regain the lost shine of Ayurvedic system.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

10 From a town, 8 from a family killed in road mishap

A Patel family lost eight of their members in a road accident near Dwarka, a Mahindra Bolero collided with a standing truck with a bang. Whole of Sultanpur village and many nearby villages attended the cremation,

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Rain continue to lash Jamnagar

Rain lashed complete Jamnagar district yesterday also, lightning has muted BSNL network in Bhatia, Harshad and Jam Raval area as the lightning stuck on a BSNL tower. Jam Kalyanpur received 12 inch in just one day, a village in Kalyanpur is isolated from rest of the area.

Jamnagar city received 5 inch and totalled the season rain to 18 inch.

Almost all Dam in Jamnagar district are in condition to overflow, Sinhan/ Ghee in Khambhalia are overflowing. Many boats are stuck near okha, police marine department etc are working to get them ono the shore.

There was once again havoc created when two of the new door installed in Sani Dam got damaged and precious drinking water was wasted, villagers around the area could not tolerate this and they targeted staff and vehicle of irrigation department, one of the Tata Sumo was thrust in flowing water following this incident, Police had to intervene to control the mob.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Vishal Madam Arrested

Jamnagar Congress MP Vikram Madam has new things to get worried,

Vishal Madam, who was absconding for last several years, was arrested by the Jamnagar local crime branch on Friday in Ahmadabad,

Vishal Madam is nephew of Vikram Madam and is facing several criminal cases including attempt to murder, kidnapping, extortion and murder.

Vishal was also linked to the kidnapping of Rajkot-based jeweller's son Bhaskar Parkesh,. Vishal was absconding since last five years.

Vikram Madam will face tought time now, as he is facing allegation of creating hurdles for a leading oil company in Jamnagar for its piping layout.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Ravindra Jadeja : Back in Indian Cricket Team

Jamnagar is celebrating as Ravindra Jadeja is re-selected in Indian Cricket Team,

Gautam Gambhir's injury forced him to move back to India, and Ravindra is now onboard Indian Cricket Team.

Good Luck to Ravindra Jadeja

Sahara's Jamnagar Dreams Shattered

Jamnagar Collector Sandeep Kumar did some action recently; Collector took back 100 acres of land allotted to a Sahara group company.

Sahara had purchased from farmers for its township project, the price of this project is amounting to around Rs 300 crore. Collector acted on a complaint by a local farmer, who sold his land to Sahara and the work is yet to commence.
The farmer had asked for land back 2 years back, however, Sahara has not been able to provide the land back which prompted collector to take this action, although more details are awaited but it seems Sahara's Jamnagar Dreams are shattered for now.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Gujarat Tourism - Ignoring Gujarati Tourists

Jamnagar is known for its marine national park, and this area has potential to draw many tourist across the world, Including Gujaratis from Gujarat.

However recent experiences from a Tourism Fair at Surat revealed that Gujarat Tourism is not looking forward to attract Gujaratis, When asked about Pirotan Island visit, officials asked them to visit Jamnagar and arrange the trip from there. The fact is one needs a permission from forest / marine department clearance before visiting either Pirotan, Narara or any other island under the Marine National Park.

It is very shamefull that Gujarat Tourism Development authorities also published most of the flyers in english , perhaps reused the distribution flyers that was meant for oversea customers.

Sapda Celebrations - Ganesh Chaturthi

A note from Sapda temple of Sidhhi Vinayak Temple outlines scheduled program for the Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations on 01-Sep.

Schedule will be as follows:

06:00 AM - Mangal Aarti
07:30 AM - Dhwajarohan Vidhi
08:30 AM - Mahayagna (Ganesh)
12:30 PM - Prasaad

There will be Lok Dayro in the evening.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Income Tax Raid on Many Jamnagar Units

Income Tax officers raided many units in Jamnagar yesterday, many old and prosporous commercial establishments and residences of at least three businessmen in Jamnagar city were inspected for alleged tax evasion.

IT Official confirmed that more then 120 Income Tax officials are taking part in this operation.

Major industrial names being searched includes Shanti Constructions, Vijay Builder and Pankaj Oil mill, almost 20 premises of these units have been inspected.

Ranjit Singhji Rememberd in UK

Sussex cricket museum dedicated a part of the museum to K S Ranjit Singhji, read more on http://halar.org/post/2011/08/26/Cricket-Sussex-Ranjit-Singhji-Jamnagar-museum.aspx

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

2 Crore looted from Royals house recovered

In a weird news, Jamnagar police's patrolling jeep intercepted a car 2 nights back, to find Rs 2 crore in cash and 20 gold biscuits in it. As the three occupants of the car couldn't explain the origin of the cash, police arrested them, later it was learnt that the money from the house of Bhavanisinh Vala (86), a member of the Jamnagar royal family.

SP Subhash Trivedi updates that Vala received the cash recently after a land sale, strangley he died on Friday before he could keep it at a safe place. Two of Vala's nephews learnt about this cash from the watchman and housemaid Rita, and planned to steal it., the trio was arrested along with the car and cash.

After the arrest of trio and the maid, Bhavanisinh Vala's daughter filed a formal police complaint about the theft.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Corruption Free India - Jamnagar Images

Anna Hazare movement's images from Jamnagar, youngsters have also shut down colleges yesterday, read / see at http://halar.org/post/2011/08/19/Corruption-Free-Nation-Anna-Support-Jamnagar.aspx

Thanks to Ramesh Bhadra.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Dead case rises -Warrant against Sanjiv Bhatt

Jamnagar Sessions court issued a bail able warrant against suspended IPS officer Sanjeev Bhatt,

The warrant was issued in conjunction with a 1990 case relating to a person's death due to alleged police beating, additional Session Judge Solanki issued the warrant after Bhatt failed to appear in the court in Khambhaliya taluka. The alleged incident took place in 1990 when Bhatt was posted as Dy. S P in Jamnagar, and was in-charge of police arrangements in Jam khambhliya area where communal clashes had broken out, it is said that on his orders, police had beaten up some people, causing the death of a man and injuring several others.

The senior IPS officer was recently suspended also; this is to note that Sanjiv Bhatt has accused Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi of misusing the state machinery during 2002 post-Godhra riots.

Public prosecutor Vimal Chotia last month withdrew the petition filed 15 years ago, with this move state govt. is now charging head-on for Sanjiv Bhatt.

Bhatt was suspended by the Gujarat government early this month for gross misconduct, unauthorised absence from duty, misuse of official vehicle and not appearing before departmental inquiry panel

Anna Hazare : Support from Jamnagar

Like rest of India, Jamnagar is staging support to #AnnaHazare by organizing many programs in #jamnagar.

Jamnagar's Hindustan Socialist Republic Association had organised a human chain yesterday to protest against govt. atrocities and corruption, Over 100 ABVP members and some local NGOs had gathered at the Lal Bungalow circle in Jamnagar and shouted slogans against the Congress government.

Also, there will be a rally tomorrow to support Anna Hazare's Corruption movement.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Suspicious boat sighted near Kalyanpur

A suspicious boat was sighted by villagers near Bhogat area in Kalyanpur Taluka, Police was notified and Taluka police inspector intimated Coast guard also, more details are awaited.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Police Headquarters - Policemen caught gambling

Gambling during Shravan, around 20 caught, 3 policemen caught while gambling in police headquarters. http://www.halar.org/post/2011/08/10/Gambling-in-Police-Headquarters-3-Policeman-caught.aspx

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Raj Thackeray to visit Jamnagar

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray will be visiting Jamnagar as apart of his week long Gujarat tour starting from August 3.

Raj Thackeray will visit many development projects in Gujarat and will also visit Reliance refinery and desalination plant in Jamnagar.

Raj Thackeray, though very much against north Indians in Mumbai, has maintained a balance for Gujarati in Mumbai, considering significant presence of Gujarati in Mumbai vote bank.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Sea Turtles in Danger - Illegal Mining

Illegal mining near Marine National park is becoming danger for many turtles, read more at http://www.halar.org/post/2011/08/01/Illegal-mining-Sea-turtles-faces-danger.aspx

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Bomb alert in GSFC Sikka Unit

GSFC Unit Near Sikka went into panic gear as Bomb Squad from Jamnagar rushed.

Monday night a call to Jamnagar police control room about a suspected bomb in a train wagon alerted the police, Police cordoned the area but could not find anything, the suspected bag contained some wastage clothes and no bomb was found.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Jamnagar Recent Images

Catch few new images of Jamnagar city at http://www.halar.org/post/2011/07/26/New-Jamnagar-city-Pics.aspx

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Grain merchant strike enters third day

Jamnagar`s grain merchants strike against new traffic rules that restricts entry of trucks into the city entered third day yesterday,

Heavy vehicles of transport are prohibited in the city from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm and 4.00 to 10.00 pm. 

Grain merchants and wholesale agents said that the two-hour break is insufficient as it coincides with the lunch break of the porters who load and unload them. 

Around 50-75 trucks are loaded/unloaded in Jamnagar`s grain market, the current strike is causing moot of problems to citizens.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Ashok Singhal slams congress on Mumbai Blasts

Ashok Singhal, prominent leader in Vishwa Hindu Parishad slammed Congress leader Digvijay Singh for his remarks on RSS and Mumbai Blasts.
VHP Leader was in Dwarka yesterday, read more on http://www.halar.org/post/2011/07/20/VHP-leader-slams-Digvijay-Singh.aspx

Rain Continues in Jamnagar

Jamnagar district received rain in last few days, Read more on http://halar.org/post/2011/07/19/Rain-continues-in-Jamnagar.aspx

Monday, July 18, 2011

Four from a family killed in road mishap

Four members of a family got killed in a road mishap, read more at http://www.halar.org/post/2011/07/19/Four-killed-in-a-road-mishap.aspx

Brass Parts Industry - Help on the way

In a recent move, GTU and Techpedia started innovative approach to help revive the brass parts business in Jamnagar, read more at http://www.halar.org/post/2011/07/18/Brass-Parts-MoU-to-understand-business-challanges.aspx

Friday, July 15, 2011

Smuggled Diesel - tugboat seized

Monday, July 11, 2011

80 girls admitted for food poisoning.

Around 80 girls of ahir community staying in  a hostel in Dhrol of Jamnagar were admitted to hospital for food poisoning late on Sunday.

All suffered were  given primary treatment by doctors at Dhrol hospital. But  seven girls in serious condition, were admitted in Jamnagar. Their condition is improving. Preliminary investigation suggests that contaminated water Is the main cause of this outbreak.

The hostel does not have a water purifier system.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Jamnagar Rain updates

Jamnagar district recorded 1/2 to 4 inch of rain in last 2 days, Jamnagar city received around 2 inch of rain by downpours of Saturday night, in various incidents many persons were rescued.

In other news, JMC will start taking fees of 3 Rs to visit the Kamala Nehru park near the Lakhota lake, this park visit fees will not be applied to kids below 5 years.

Bus overturned, eight killed

Around Eight people were killed and 30 were injured when a private luxury bus overturned near Falla village, this bus was carrying 50 passengers to Bhavnagar when it overturned near Falla on a rain slippery road.

Six people died on the spot while two others succumbed to death in hospital.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Politics ruins Lok Dayaro

Internal politics in a trust lead to cancellation of "Lok Dayaro" in Khambhaliya,

A charitable trust named, "Janseva Cheritable Trust" organized a Lok Dayaro, and invited popular artist "Farida Mir", but as the program got delayed, Police stopped the program at 10PM, the artists had to go back.

MP Vikram Madam was also present during this program.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Panic Picnic : 2 drowned at Balachadi

Two brothers Mahendra Padhiyar and his younger brother Prithviraj, drowned in the sea near Balachadi beach, on Friday. Both went to enjoy picnic along with bunch of friends, while swimming they got into a strong undercurrent and were drowned.

Jamnagar Fire Brigade officials have fished out the bodies from the sea.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Jamnagar Rain Updates

This week, rains started on time in Jamnagar district, Jamnagar city received around 1 inch of rainfall in first day, Dwarka town received 3inch, Khambhaliya 3 inch and Kalyanpur received 2 inch of rain.

Although first rain bought relief to Jamnagar citizens, lower areas suffered water logging right from day 1 of the rain, Low lying areas in Dwarka like ISCKON gate, Bhadrakali road, Jalaram Temple, Dwarkashish society are water logged. In Khambhalia, most of the low lying areas were under water on first day of the rain.

Perhaps it was a wakeup call for the administration to act.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Appeal to citizens, keep the city clean.

Since childhood, I have seen jamnagar as it is today, same dust, crippled infrastructure, no access to public utility, very tough public transport and above all the only visiting place in city, Lakhota palace and lake in totally dismal condition.

Have left the city since last 13 years or so, every time I visit Jamnagar, I always had one hope, this time the road from railway station to city will at least be pothole free, Lakhota will be clean and the walls around it will be mended, all the near by gardens will have some signs of nature, those gardens won't be a open gambling place. Like new buildings of
State and city administration, i could see at least cleaned up and un-fractured public utility places.

And every time, my expectations managed to exceed ground reality, the ground reality is same in every "growing" city in India.

Where are the roads that I always dreamed, where is the clean city, where are dustbins, where are cleaners that I am sure JMC is showing in their annual accounts, where is the supposedly infrastructure expected by a municipal corporation of a city that has world largest grass root refinery, the city that contributes around 25-30% share in petroleum produce of this country, the city that has brass parts industries, defense, natural reservoirs, exotic beaches like Pirotan and narara.

Alas, it is a dream, and the reality check is far away from the dream, city administration does not care, nor any politicians, administrative officials or any citizen of this city, Yes, we all are equally responsible for the state of this city.

We citizens, clean our house, throw the trash outside, hoping those whom we pay tax will collect it for us, they will keep this city as clean and shining as we do with our house, we park our vehicles wherever we like, we ride them as if a child is learning how to play with a remote control car, we do push our kids to clean the house, but we don't teach them to keep the garbage in dustbin when we are out, we don't care to follow traffic, stay organized and of course maintain public cleanliness.

And we blame administration for not doing enough, if they are not doing enough, we all are equally responsible.

Anjali news channel has recently started campaign for saving Lakhota lake, let us all join and contribute all we can to make our city "Paris" again.

Kamla Nehru Park to be privatised

Kamla Nehru park will soon be given for private management, with this move it seems there will be fees imposed on the entry of the park as well.

Ironically this news came after around 1Crore were distributed by CM Modi on the gardens and parks, it seems JMC management wants to cash out this public money by giving the management to private parties and get cash from them, once the garden is set for private management, all sorts of un approved things may pop in, one may see many hoardings, banners and advertisements in the park.

Anjali news has recently campaigned about deteriorating condition of the Lakhota Lake and tries to wake up JMC, it seems JMC officials are in no mood to look at citizen's appeals.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Nine Policemen injured

Nine police men were injured when a jeep carrying nine if them (!) overturned near jodaia.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Carbide Mangoes - JMC wake up

With increase in demand for Mangoes in the city, Mango vendors are shifting to more in-organic ways to ripe the Mangoes.

A hazardous substance , Carbide is used in abundance to ripe the mangoes artificially, every medical and health team should inspect the Mangoes religiously and without any preferential treatments. However many
vendors are getting a free run to use the carbide and one can see the carbide bags in Lakhota lake, Subhash market etc. will JMC look into this ?

Monday, June 6, 2011

city selected to track climate change

 world-renowned philanthropic organisation, Rockefeller Foundation has selected Jamnagar among three cities in India to undergo a planning process to face the vagaries of climate change  Two other Indian cities selected as pilot cities under this project are Shimla and Bhubaneswar.  This study will be adopted later in 10 various cities across Asia in future. Issues such as water supply system, drainage networks, solid waste disposal and energy-efficient building technology, will be addressed by a climate change core team. The core and advisory team of the ICLEI, besides the officials of the corporation and other stakeholders, will also include engineers, architects, energy specialists, planners and ecologists. The ICLEI South Asia Programme is part of the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation. The programme aims to cover cities in India, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand. Regarding energy efficient and disaster-resistant building technology, the ICLEI officer added that the climate resilient planning tools would propagate the use of energy generated from unconventional source. #end

Friday, May 27, 2011

12th Commerce results

Jamnagar received 72.71% results for 12th commerce stream. With new grading system, this is around10% less then previous year.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Sanjiv Bhatt, brass parts and more

IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt's provocation to Modi is likely to cost him dearly. In first of the many hits to come, a 21-year-old case against police atrocity has been revived for hearing. This case was related to the death of a person in custody. During this period Bhatt was an ASP posted in Jamnagar.

Brass parts prices are in news again, for the recent up rise in brass parts raw material price and how its hitting Jamnagar brass industry, read more http://halar.org/post/2011/05/25/Brass-Parts-Prices-hitting-Industry.aspx

The RBI has imposed a monetary penalty of Rupees 2 Lakh on the "Commercial Co-operative Bank Ltd" for violating KYC norms, bank was found to be not following the rules in its stationery and advertisements, bank also violated norms for making extra, and probably suspicious donation beyond prescribed limit, bank had already submitted reply for the show cause notice issued by RBI.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Four year old girl killed by father, Two drowned, Crematorium website launch.

A man brutally murdered his four-year-old daughter in Aliya village. This girl was living with his father and grand-mother, after her mother got divorced and re-married.

Last Saturday, two teenage boys were drowned in Ranjeet Sagar dam, Fire-brigade could fished out the bodies by Sunday evening. Two boys age 14 & 17 went to tuition class and when they did not return on time, family members started searching them in the evening. Later they came to know that the boys had gone to Ranjeetsagar dam for swimming. The Jamnagar Fire Brigade found the clothes of the boys near the dam.

The 112-year-old Jamnagar crematorium now has a website. Gujarat minister & Prof Vasuben Trivedi launched the public website, around Rs 4 crore have been spent on the crematorium's renovation, the spokesman said that the website will be useful to public and tourists as well, he added that organisers are working on live streaming aspect of website that could allow relatives to attend the funeral from internet.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Free Electric Crematorium and Bus Services

Newly built crematorium and bus service will be provided free of cost till end of this September, this new crematorium is built near the saibaba temple in Gandhinagar.

An undisclosed donation to this new crematorium / Moksh Mandir will help fund required expenses and operational cost,.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

New Park at Ranjit Sagar

A new park will be constructed or the existing park will be upgraded with more facilities for the Jamnagar citizens at Ranjit Sagar.

New facilities will include a children's park, Game zone, parking and a boating area.

Additional infrastructure will also be created that involves a bus-stand and better road connectivity.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Gujarat Swarnim Jayanti Celebrations

On Sunday, Jamnagar hosted "Gujarat Swarnim Jayanti" celebrations with army parade, band show and many cultural programs.

May 1st is celebrated as Gujarat day following creation of Gujarat State in 1960 from Bombay state, this year Gujarat is celebrating 50th year of growth and prosperity.

Jamnagar celebrations were hosted at Ashapura ground near the Lakhota lake, two "Mashal Rally" were organised that started from Khambhalia gate and Summeir club road. Mayor Amiben Parikh flagged off the march.

Navy band entertained the audience with English, Hindi and Gujarati music, Air force added Guznec sparks over Lakhota, earlier morning walk and awakening sessions were organised with mass reading and oath taking programs. Students from schools presented good cultural programs

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Bank Manager caught batting, Bangladeshi nabbed in Mithapur

A bank manager of Lalpur co-operative bank was caught along with few others while gambling on cricket in Lalpur, also cash of around 50 thousand, a TV set and mobile phones were taken in custody from them.

In another crime news, a Bangladeshi was caught in Mithapur, raising more questions of national safety near the sea-shore areas, it is to note that one Bangladeshi national was caught a month earlier from Reliance refinery, many Bangladeshi nationals are working in industries around Jamnagar without proper documents and this could be an issue with national security.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Dental college issues, Dy collectors change etc.

Dental college student protest - student on strike, in usual way students of Jamnagar dental college are on strike, citing reasons of problems around the hostel and with demands of changing everyone from security-guard to dean of the college.

In a sudden move, 6 dy. collectors across the district were shuffled out of district and new comers are mostly from out of Jamnagar province.

A police constable was nabbed while taking bribe of 4,000 rs. for providing license of a pan shop.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Anjali News on Youtube

Now enjoy daily Jamnagar News on YouTube Channel anjanlinews , video are also available on this blog.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Two teens killed in a wall collapse

Ruin of an old building collapse killed two teens in bedeshwar in Jamnagar,
This accident occurred near Jamnagar city's bedeshwar area. Luckily 2 teens did survived this accident as a result of a prompt medical assistance.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Pirated DVD, Vegetable prices etc.

Police in Jamnagar suddenly wake up to discover huge stash of pirated DVD sold at every corner in the city, in past 2 days Jamnagar police recovered pirated copies of copyright material amounting to around a million rupee, police arrested 14 person and raised 14 places in city, most noticeable places includes Lakhota lake, Jayshree cinema, S.T. Road etc.

Last Saturday, vegetable shop owners around the main vegetable market stopped business at the subhash market, causing sharp increase in the vegetable prices. In this tussle of JMC and vegetable businessmen, citizens are paying price (actually high price), earlier last month JMC suggested to move the vegetable market to Hapa marketing yard. Vegetable shop owners are arguing that cost to transportation vegetables to the city from Hapa is unreasonable.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Forgery : 8 Lakh withdrawn from Company Account

A police complaint file against a company accountant details forgery of amount more then Rs 8Lakh,

The incident occurred in GIDC phase II near Dared, when company accountant deposited the cheques to his personal account, that were intended for govt sales tax and excise duty submission.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Ram Navami Celebrations in Jamnagar

Come 12th April and Jamnagar will be celebrating Ram Navami, Jamnagar's Mahadev Har Mitra Mandal will be organising floats, food and fun filled celebration across the town.

"Ram Savari" will start from Bala Hanumam temple on Tuesday afternoon and will route through Havai-Chowk, Mandavi Tower, Bardhan Chowk, Chandi Bazaar, Dipak Talkies, Bedi Gate etc. organisers have places refreshment counters at various locations.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Cheti Chand 2011 - Celebrations in Jamnagar

Jamnagar Sindhi Samaj will celebrate Cheti Chand 2011 festival today in Jamnagar, there are many events scheduled for this occasion, a mass thread ceremony will be followed by a religious yatra near Jhulelal temple located near old railway station. Jamnagar Sindhi community will take a day off from their business and work,

Kutchhi Lohana society will celebrate the festival with Dariyalal Jayanti, and traditional aarti celebration is organised at Lohana Samaj Wadi near pancheshwar tower.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Jamnagar Lakhota Lake - 50 Turtles dead

Around 50 turtles were found dead in Lakhota lake early yesterday, preliminary investigations suggestion this could be due to input of acidic sewage or industry water that is pumped in the lake.
A specific area of lake is affected by this acidic water surge, and it seems only turtles were killed, more investigation is carried out by forest department and department of fisheries.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

25 ft Holika Dahan - Jamnagar

Jamnagar's Bhoi community had created a record 25 ft Holika statue, weighing almost a thousand kilo.

Though Jamnagar is famous for numerous Holi ritual bonfires, this year the number of bonfire is around 200 in the city. In India there is ban on burning effigies, but special permission is given for Holika Dahan since 1961.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

MP Bribe case - new twist

New twist in MP bribe case against Cairn India read more on http://www.halar.org/post/2011/03/18/MP-Bribe-case-Cairns-complaints-oil-minister.aspx

Locals fight with Industries using PIL, RTI

Saurashtra locals are fighting industrialisation of their lands and coastal areas using new weapons of laws, read more on http://www.halar.org/

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Krishnaben Khakhrawala in Dwarka

SONY TV's famous TV serial "Krishnaben Khakhrawala" is currently shooting in Dwarka, in collaboration with Gujarat Tourism and Vibrant Gujarat efforts,.
However the shooting was disrupted yesterday on 15th March when priests and local had protested the shooting as a junior artist had entered the temple with shoes, Krishnaben intervened and resolved the matter,

Monday, March 14, 2011

Ahmedabad Airport to Jamnagar - VOLVO Bus Service

New GSRTC (ST) Volvo bus from Ahmedabad airport to Jamnagar, read more on http://halar.org/post/2011/03/14/Ahmedabad-Airport-Jamnagar-Volvo.aspx

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Cairn India - New Allegations of Bribe to MP

New allegations have surfaces in Cairn - Jamnagar MP tussle, Jamnagar MP had lodged a complaint against Cairn in Anti bribery case , read more on http://halar.org/post/2011/03/14/Bribe-to-MP-Cairn-in-deep-trouble.aspx

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Sewage water plant for Jamnagar

Inaugurating India's first National Centre of Marine Bio-diversity (NCMB) in Jamnagar Jairam Ramesh sent a clean and clear message to rest of the India, green is the way to go.

With this he announced a brand new sewage treatment plant that will be setup at estimate of 90 crore rs..

NCMB project is a of PPP project in collaboration with Reliance industries Limited, Jairam Ramesh added that he had already talked to Mukesh Ambani who agreed to contribute to this project.
The central government would grant Rs20 crore and Reliance would contribute Rs10 crore for NCMB.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Ship stuck - possible oil spill in marine park?

Marine National Park Jamnagar officials are on a high alert,

A large vessel carrying bulk of rapeseed extraction meal and castor seeds extraction meal onboard got stuck near "Duni" island (between poshitra and Vadinar), this island borders the marine national park and there is a eminent threat to marine life in India's only marine national park.

MV Jutha Pathama, the vessel was bound for South Korea, all crew and owner of this ship are from Thailand, The Indian Coast Guard have confirmed the incident. Steps are being taken to ensure there are no oil spill in this area.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Flea market in cricket ground

Jamnagar may boast its glorious past in cricket and may look forward in future with players like Ravindra Jadeja, but the truth at ground is far from this dreams.

Come Saturday, and one of the biggest cricket playing place of Jamnagar city is filled with hawkers and flea shoppers, this area in ward 5, Gandhinagar is also a dumping ground for municipal corporation for pushing solid waste, this is very near to two primary schools and a high school. Teachers and locals around this area are urging JMC to clean up some of this area.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Jairam Ramesh in Jamnagar

Environment minister Jairam Ramesh will be in Jamnagar on Wednesday, 2nd March to inaugurate seminar on Marine Bio Diversity, read more on http://halar.org/post/2011/03/01/Environment-minister-in-Jamnagar.aspx

Monday, February 28, 2011

Sterling Hospital in Jamnagar

Sterling hospital is now in Jamnagar also,
Vasuben Trivedi has inaugurated a "super specialty clinic" in Jamnagar , this clinic has facilities ranging from Cardiology, laproscopy, Neuro and spine surgeon services etc.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Jamnagar - Gujarat Budget 2011

Although this budget is more of neutral in terms of taxation, there is a good news for Jamnagar,

Jamnagar will soon have a four track road extended to Bhavnagar, regarding taxation more tax will be imposed on tobacco and mobile services, there will be more ITI, and for the first time to cut carbon emission and promote green revolution, govt is proposing green tax, this green cess will be 2 paisa per unit of electricity consumption.  

Monday, February 21, 2011

Fisherman dead, 2 sons missing

A Salaya fisherman was found dead near Salaya creek on Sunday, his two sons one aged 14 and other 11 are still missing,

Neighbours confirmed that this fisherman named "Ismail Bhaya" went for fishing three days ago with his two sons; it is assumed that the boat in which fisherman and his two sons went fishing night has capsized.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Additional small tax for Jamnagar citizens

JMC added small additional tax for Jamnagar citizen, these new tax raise ranges from increase in fees in theatre, ambulance vehicle, birth-death certificate etc, although this list may be longer an average Jamnagar citizen may not need to add pay more.

Off the 188 Crore, 50 Crore was already allocated by government, ongoing works includes renovation work for Garden near Ranmal Lake, increasing size of Water pipe from Ranjit sagar dam, road construction from Gulab Nagar to Hospital etc.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Summer Special Train - Hapa to Bandra

A new summer special train between Hapa and Bandra (Mumbai) has been announced, this train will run leave from Hapa on Wednesday and from Bandra on Thursday, additional train between Okha and Bandra is also announced, this train will leave Bandra on Wednesday and from Okha on Thursday.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Security Guard returned 2Lakh Cash

While doing duty near the X-ray department, a security guard in G.G. Hospital found a bag containing 2 Lakh rupees in cash, he enquired about the incident and returned the money to the Govindbhai, who lost his bag of cash in Hospital.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Vasuben Trivedi hurt in a road accident

Two state-ministers Anandiben Patel and of Vasuben Trivedi (Jamnagar) were hurt in a road accident near Nadiad yesterday when their car slammed into a truck and a innova car that just had crashed in accident, both were taken to SAL hospital.

Later Anandiben Patel had a minor surgery, Vasuben Trivedi was admitted in ICU, and had to undergo a surgery, now her health is improving. Jamnagar BJP leaders and other members have rushed to ahmedabad.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Marine National Park - New Postal Cover

A new postal cover is open for grab at Jamnagar GPO, featuring Jamnagar Marine National Park, Narara, Pirotan and an image of Octopus, read more at http://www.halar.org/post/2011/02/09/Octopus-on-Postal-Envelope-Jamnagar-Marine-National-Park.aspx

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Two Kashmiri nabbed from Sikka

In disturbing news for the security of Jamnagar, two Kashmiris were caught from Sikka, these two in their late sixties were caught pretending to be beggars, they had cash coins worth 27,000 INR.

This duo admitted that they were browsing along the coastal area starting from Bharauch to Jamnagar.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Blood Sandalwood - One more arrest

One more arrest was done for the smuggling of blood sandalwood from Jamnagar / Salaya.

DRI captured large quantity of  sandalwood log from kandala port, belonging to a salaya sip, this arrest makes three captures so far in this sandalwood smuggling scandal.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Save Mangroves - Marine National Park

A campaign by Marine National Park authority is well received by Jamnagar coastal areas, a "Save Cher" campaign launched this year brings fisherman’s, coastal locals and authorities in one shed to save the mangroves in India's largest marine national park.
Around 58 villages will be covered for this campaign, this campaign will feature activities like puppet show, booklet distribution, documentary and traditional shows like Bhavai, street play etc.

Good thing about this campaign is that the activities are executed by students and local eco development committee.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Sudama Setu , temple complex inauguration - Dwarka

CM Narendra Modi will commence construction of Sudama Setu on 28 Jan, he will also inaugurate new temple complex of Dwarkadhish Temple.
New temple complex boats modern facilities for pilgrimages like luggage box, shoe boxes, CCTV etc.
CM will also commence construction of a Bandra-worli C Link look alike bridge called "Sudama Setu", stretched from Gomti Ghat to Paanchkuva

Thursday, January 13, 2011

More NREGA scandal in district

A new NREGA Scandal has emerged in Moti Gop village of Jam Jodhpur talkua,

Few villagers have complained of forging the false job cards, there were complaints of work being done by contract labours, as they are cheaper as compared to the cash offered by NREGA.

There were other villages complaining issues of same nature, FIR is under investigation.

GVK to build LNG terminal in Jamnagar

GVK Power and Infrastructure was first to link Jamnagar with Vibrant Gujarat 2011.

GVK has entered an agreement with Gujarat government for creating a new LNG importing terminal Okha Madhi in Jamnagar.

GVK is planning to invest around 7,000 crore to develop the LNG terminal, there will be a private coal terminal and Maritime city at Okhamadhi.

GVK already has two LNG terminals at Dahej (Petronet LNG) and Hazira (Shell India and Total).

Essar Bulk Terminals also inked two MoUs totalling over 8,100 crore for jetty expansions, the second agreement deals with expansion of the Salaya jetty which is presently under construction for coal handling.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Uttarayan : Some Prohibition for Ecology and Environment

Jamnagar citizens should not fly Kites during early morning and late evening, says district Collector Sandeep Kumar.

A note from collector is made available to citizens says that this was required in order to reduce the accidents from kite flying to birds that are flying to and fro from their nests.

Chinese threads are also prohibited as this poses a major health risk for birds and humans, also the thread made from glass can chock the water distribution systems and disrupt electricity.

Vibrant Gujarat 2011 - Whats for Jamnagar

With MOUs over a One Lakh Crore being signed for Gujarat, Jamnagar and nearby places do get many MOUs in place.
With big names like Mukesh Ambani, Anil Ambani , Chanda Kochar etc announcing the details of various MOU, Saurashtra, Kutch and rest of Gujarat is looking forward for news of investments.

Mukesh Ambani may announce details of proposed power plant and newly known rubber plant built in collaboration with SIBUR  Russia, Essar has announced expansions of plant.

Vibrant Gujarat 2011 seen presence of Prime minister of Rawanda, Canadian High Commissioner.

The focus of the celebration was brand ambassador of Gujarat, Shri Amitabh Bachchan.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Vehicle Registration Number - Tender to start from 17th

A press note from RTO Jamnagar says that tenders for the premium vehicle registration numbers will be made available from 17th January.

New vehicle series for two wheelers, GJ-10-BB will have separate auction for premium numbers like 0001, 0007, 0009, to 9999.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Freak accident killed three labourers

In Rozi port area near Jamnagar, three labourers were killed in a tragic accident.

According to police officials, the labourers were sleeping under cotton bags due to sheer cold in the region, while they were sleeping in morning; other labours unaware that someone could be sleeping in the cotton bag pileup started dumping heavy substances and more cotton bags, resulting to death of three labourers. They died due to suffocation. In other incident a labour at Essar's oil refinery in Jamnagar district also died when a heavy substance fell off from a crane.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Ghumli Temple Renovation

An ancient temple in Ghumli holds special place as it stood as last symbol of Jethwa dynasty, Jethwa dynasty was crushed by Jam kings whose name marks the name of the Jamnagar province.

This almost a ruin temple is now looked upon by archaeological survey of India; recently some renovation work has been initiated in this part.
This place was capital of the Jethwa dynasty and was constructed by prince ShalyaKumar, this strategic location near Barda hills provided perfect cover from enemies, Ghumli flourished and became world renowned for trade in international markets. Jam kings attacked Ghumli in 1309 and in 1313, and they destroyed the town.
Ghumli is now a collection of only few huts of herdsmen, ASI will complete the works within 2 months and it will bring memories back of the Jethwa kings. Today ruins of Navlakha Palace (palace with a million statues), Bhan Gate etc can be seen.