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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

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.

Jairam Ramesh on Gulf of Kutch Ecology

Read on http://halar.org/post/2011/03/08/Jairam-Ramesh-on-Gulf-of-Kutch-Ecology.aspx

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