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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

200 boats on paper - Kerosene Scandal

Fishermen across Jamnagar district are outraged on the Govt. quota of Kerosene distribution.

First, fishermen are supplied only 35% kerosene of their total fuel need, as against to 85% of the total allowable fuel as per distribution laws, on the other hand few cheaters are making quick bucks by registering a non-existent boats.

This scandal is widely organised through many department and hence none share the responsibilities. It works something like this, most of the fibre boat are assembled in Veraval / Somnath, forged documents are obtained from Mamlatdar office of manufactured place, later an affidavit stating the copies as original document is submitted to Gujarat Maritime Board, this generates a call for the fisheries department for releasing a boat, this call is later used by any Tehsil office (in this case Dwarka office) to distribute kerosene, it is also believed that as there is a finite number of such forged documents, the office does distribute the kerosene on backdoor.

In the distribution chain, as per agreed norms, every fibre boar is allocated 250 Litre. Of subsidised fuel. However actual requirement for a month of fuel is around 500 Litre. Per boat per month. Actual allocation of fuel (subsidised) is only 85 Litre. This is just 35% of agreed quota and actually 15% of total fuel requirement per boat per month, this forces the fishermen to get non-subsidised fuel from market at higher cost.

Since last 10 years, Rupen port in Jamnagar has seen this cheating evolving to a tradition now, subsidised fuel is sold at 10.30 Rs. per lt., however as per market cost the fuel is sold at around 60 Rs. per litre, fishermen had to shell out additional 50 Rs. Per litre. The black money circuit is amounted to 8-9 Lakh.

Rupen port has around 1500 boats, some says 200 out of these are only on paper, agencies says that counting of all boats is not possible (!!!) as there are no record of which boat left for sea and which is at bay. This makes things easy for cheaters to hide the non-existent boats.


News source: Sandesh

Elephant killed a drunkard

Elephant was called in Jain celebrations almost a week back from Rajkot, and was scheduled to return to Rajkot today.

The elephant was resting in night when a drunkard from bhimvas named Vaghela started teasing the elephant, Elephant hit him with his trunk causing injury on his head and was killed on the spot.

Police had reported preliminary investigation and concluded the death as accidental one.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Truck - Jeep collision : 4 killed in road mishap

A deadly head-on collision between a truck and a passenger ferrying jeep resulted in death of 4 person and injured many.

On Sunday Morning, a cruiser jeep collided with a truck head-on at the Jamnagar-Khambhalia highway, police is investigating further.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Lakhota Lake - Soon without birds

Excess junk food feeding of Lakhota birds by ignorant citizens may force us to visit Lakhota without birds,
read more on http://halar.org/post/2012/01/25/Lakhota-Lake-Birding-Jamnagar.aspx

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Unseasonal drizzle in Jamnagar

Unseasonal rain or drizzle dropped the temperature further in the city,

 

Sunday was one of the coldest day of the season, with snowy winds and light drizzle in the evening.

 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

INS Dwarka and Okha Marine Police - Security Training

A training camp was organised by Okha marine police and INS Dwarka, cadets were given training on using air inflated emergency boat.

Gujarat coast is biggest in India, spanning 1600 KM and coast guard and Navy has strong presence considering proximity to specific countries, Jamnagar has biggest coast line of 335 KM in Gujarat, this places Jamnagar in demand of high security.

First time, Coastal DIG, INS Dwarka, INS Pralay and STS all are participating in this training exercise, INS Pralay is currently docking at Okha port.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Cold winds freezes Jamnagar

Cold winds in Jamnagar made a curfew like situation in past 2 days, minimum temperature dropped 2 degree more to retain 8-9 degree in early morning / night.
Wind and dense fog reduced visibility and reduced traffic in night and in morning times,

In past few days, snowfall in Kashmir and north India is resulting to severe cold in Jamnagar. Met says the environment will be same and more cold may be experienced in few days.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Foreign Job Scandal - One more arrested

One more convict was arrested in Jamnagar district following a complaint by more then 6 person, they all were promised a job in Singapore and were duped 6Lakh in total.

Accused promised a job and accommodation in Singapore, they were handed over a ticket and visa. In few hours though, accused cancelled the visa and tickets.

FIR was lodged from Dwarka police station, and the enquiry was stretched to Mumbai.

Further investigation is going from Dwarka Police.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Uttarayan pics - Kite flying Jamnagar

Despite not so good wind conditions in the morning, Jamnagari were in full spirit to enjoy Makar Sankranti, later in the afternoon, wind was in full swing and everyone enjoyed the kite festival for couple of hours. See pics, read more on http://halar.org/post/2012/01/16/Kite-festival-Uttarayan-in-Jamnagar.aspx

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Updated : Global Oswal Meet Jamnagar

[UPDATE]  : Video of CM Modi Addressing Oswal Meet,




Jamnagar is hosting Global Oswal Meet to consolidate global Oswal Mahajan for a common cause, spokesman for the program conveyed that more then 3000 NRI are participating in this meet, there will be around 15000 strong participant in this meet, around 7000 alumni of Oswal community will also take part.


There will be discussion of framework to assist Mahajans across globe, there will be a discussion on creating a world class heart hospital in Jamnagar.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Theft incidents grows in Jamnagar

With dropping of temperature, thefts are increasing in Jamnagar and nearby areas.

 

A family in Salaya reported loot of 3.5L from their home, this is when the family was sleeping. A goldsmith in Ranjit Nagar area also reported loot of around 1L from their gold showroom.

 

Citizens are expecting more night combing and some steps to curb the rising thefts.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Shoe Hurled at Judge by Drug Trafficker

A drug peddler, arrested in 2009 was given 10 year imprisonment in Jamnagar court yesterday, in return he hurled a sandal at the additional sessions judge in the court.

He later apologised in writing for his misbehaviour and the judge forgave him.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Jamnagar - RIL under maintenance in Feb.

Jamnagar Reliance Petroleum Complex will go under a planned maintenance for 3 weeks this February.

This will be a first maintenance after the plant got commissioned in 2008/09. Main component of the refinery, Crude distillation unit will also be under maintenance.

Three other distillation units in Jamnagar Reliance Refinery will be operating at capacity though.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Cold wave sweeps across Jamnagar

Severe cold wave is making life difficult in Jamnagar.

The day now starts late for most of the citizens and people prefer to stay indoors as the cold is intense by late evening. Woollen market is booming with business and "Ghunta" party in the farms are in fool demand.

Yet there is no official statement / clarification from the Govt. on the minimum temperature recorded this season in Jamnagar.

Most of the Jamnagar citizens couldn't enjoy 31st also.