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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Asharam Controversy - Poster blackened

Asharam is again in controversy, poster blackened near Dwarka, read more on AshaRam Poster controversy

RIL to start 4G Trials in Refinery

RIL is starting its grand plans of broadband revolution in India, starting with 4G trials in Jamnagar reliance refinery, read more on http://www.halar.org/page/RIL-4G-Plans-India-jamnagar.aspx

Monday, March 26, 2012

AK 47 Fished from Sea

In an alarming incident, one AK 47 was fished from sea near Jamnagar, have terrorist found a new way to smuggle weapons, read more on http://www.halar.org/post/2012/03/27/AK-47-Found-while-Fishing-jamnagar.aspx

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Essar Refinery Expansion - Units Commissioned

Essar Oil Ltd had commissioned two additional units of its flagship Vadinar Refinery in Jamnagar , this steps are progression of its Rs 8,300 crore expansion plan..

Stating the details, Essar spokesman explained the additions , one vacuum gas oil hydrotreating unit (VGOHDT) and the Sulphur Recovery Unit (SRU) are commissioned at Jamnagar refinery complex, this will help Essar refinery to be better at Nelson index and increase the refining margin for better profitability.

Essar has also commissioned an effluent treatment plant (ETP) as part of the Phase-I expansion project. Only thing remained to be commissioned is the Coker unit and then the expansion will be completed.
 
With this expansion Essar will achieve 18 MTPA or 3.75 lakh barrels per day capacity. Increased Nelson index will be 11.8 form existing 6.1, new unit will also produce naphtha, kerosene and gas oil (diesel).

Managing director and CEO, Essar Oil, LK Gupta said the Vadinar Refinery, would be among the world's most complex refineries, capable of producing fuels that met the world's most stringent emission norms.

More on Essar Refinery Jamnagar : http://www.halar.org/page/Essar-Refinery-Complex-Jamnagar.aspx

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Dusty wind in Jamnagar

Dust winds turned Jamnagar in desert, A sudden weather change triggered in Afghanistan caused a massive sand storm in Jamnagar, see pics and read more at http://www.halar.org/post/2012/03/21/Dusty-Winds-blew-Jamnagar.aspx

Friday, March 16, 2012

Dhoni's Parents, wife visited Dwarka

Indian Cricket Team captain Mahendra singh Dhoni’s parents and wife visited Dwarka yesterday, they also visited Somnath temple.

 

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Railway Budget - Whats for Jamnagar

Long wait for Railway budget was over yesterday, Jamnagar did received some goodies along with the fare hike.

Bhanvad railway station is to be developed as an ideal station, an ideal station will have basic amenities, water and adequate security and basic communication options.

A daily train between Dwarka and Somnath will also be started. Okha-Rajkot track will be upgraded to double track to reduce the waiting time.

Additionally, three weekly new trains are added for Jamnagar, Okha-Jaipur, Porbandar-Secundarabad and Hapa-Mudgaon.

Unfortunately no new trains between Jamnagar and Mumbai.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Class Xth Exams Started

Its Exam time in the city,.

Wednesday, on the first day of the std. Xth exams, there was not a single copy case.
First exam of language (Gujarati, English and Sanskrit) was attended by around 25,000 students.

There are around 31 local squads and 2 vigilance squads overlooking the exam surveillance.

Jamnagar News wishes "All the Best" to all the students.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

First Indian to build a plane was from Jamnagar!

Well, it may be true, according to Mumbai-based Harshida Desai.

Mumbai-based Harshida Desai is daughter of Mansukhlal Parekh of Jamnagar. She had written recently to Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), for correcting the records and set the name of her father, Mansukhlal Parekh of Jamnagar as pioneer of aviation in India. According to her, Mr. Parkeh build his own plane in 1930.

JRD Tata received a B License for commercial flying, this was India's first commercial flying licence, in 1934. Mansukhlal Parekh also passed the B License test along with JRD Tata. The B licence will allow anyone to fly across India. JRD Tata was 23 then, while Parekh was only 19. This new was also reported in the local news paper of Karachi, 'The Sind Observer', dated January 10, 1934.

About Mr. Parekh, he was born in a family of jewellers in Jamnagar in 1911, though he dropped from school after fourth standard and yet taught himself English to read the American monthly 'Popular Science'. Inspired by Wright brothers, Mr. Parekh decided to built a plane in India, he imported engine and propeller from US and build a small plane, a British pilot was requested to test the plane, the plane did made first sortie at 200 ft. height.

Jam Digvijaysinhji (Jamnagar ruler) was impressed and was sent to flight training in Karachi.

Ms. Desai had submitted all required documents to DGCA, supporting her statement.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Dental Dean - Going finally

Autocratic dean of the dental college, Dr. Anil Bhatt is finally transferred.

Lot of agitation against him was raged in the city, students rebelled against the dean.

One more staffer, HoD Dr. Nayanaben Patel was also transferred to Ahmedabad.

Dwarka Oceanarium Updates

One more news regarding the Dwarka Oceanarium was release to press yesterday.

Since June 2010, Reliance Industries and Govt. of Gujarat has started working on this project on PPP (Public private partnership) bases, this project is developed by Gujarat Ecology commission and Marine National Park.

The project is aimed to create new generation oceanarium with a central tunnel with 360 degree view of ocean life.

Further to this, this facility will have touch pool, 4D theatre, gaming zone, Mall, gift shop and various hotels and concert hall.