Friday, December 29, 2006

Crude found from water well

it seems Jamnagar has something to do with Crude and Petrol,
Farmers of Thavaria and Moda village , which are 20kms from Jamnagar reported Crude oil is coming out of water well in their farms, nearby villages like Alia bada, Moda , theba etc do have reported the same incident.
This oil is supposed to come from a leakage in I.O.C pipeline near this farms, however Regional I.O.C. officers declined this assumption, which leads to a theory that there is crude oil deposit beneath this wells ( and that also can be extracted from normal water table level ) :)
It would be ideal to send the Oil to Laboratory and analyse the results


Jamnagar - Judge terminated

8 Fast Track Judges were terminated by State Law yesterday,
This includes Chetnaben Shah ( Jamnagar Judge - Fast Track court) , along with her Upleta, Rajkot, Kutch, Godra and Nadiad judges were also Terminated from service


Sunday, December 24, 2006

Jamnagar Refinery Glares embresses Iran

As Iran is planning a massive expansion of its refining infrastructure, it called on India's No 1 private sector company Reliance Industries (RIL) to set up a greenfield refinery complex and a gas-to-liquid (GTL) plant in the country.

Iranian delegation had a meeting with Reliance international operations president Atul Chandra. RIL , whol also operates a 33 mmtpa (metric million tonnes per annum) refinery in Jamnagar, is in process of setting up another 27 mmtpa refinery through its subsidiary Reliance Petroleum.
Iran is the second largest importer of gasoline (over 40% of its total consumption) due to refining capacity constraints.

A high level delegation from Iran led by the energy department head had visited India last month. Members of the delegation held meetings with Reliance officials to discuss the proposal. M Marvi, head of energy department, technology co-operation office, said that "We have discussed the proposal to set up a refinery complex and a gas to liquid plant with RIL. Their response was encouraging."  When asked about the capacity of the proposed refinery, Mr Marvi said, "It would be capable of processing at least one lakh barrels of crude oil per day."

Gas derived liquids being free from sulphur, aromatics and metals will help the refineries in meeting new guidelines for cleaner fuels and environmental standards.


Thursday, December 21, 2006

72yr old dies after son hits him with plank

A 72 year-old man succumbed to head injuries allegedly sustained when he was attacked by his son with a wooden plank on December 14, at the Rajkot Civil Hospital on Wednesday. His son, Vikramsinh Jadeja is absconding. His son beat up his father, Ghelubha, following a dispute over some property at their home in Balva village in Jamnagar's Jamjodhpur.
Vikramsinh had recieved 10 bigha land from his father, but wanted an additional 2.5 bigha from the land his father had kept for himself and his wife.

Nanduba, Ghelubha's wife, told police that her husband had given their two sons 10 bigha of land each, from their total property of 25 bigha, and had reserved five for himself. The couple has two sons and a daughter.


Their younger son Vikramshinh had been pressurising his father to allot him 2.5 bigha more, she says. Father and son had had a heated exchange about the issue on December 14, after which Vikramsinh attacked his father with the plank.



Tuesday, December 19, 2006

NRG To Invest In Jamnagar

The unprecedented interest shown by NRGs in realty back home, has real estate developers even in dusty Saurashtra towns of Rajkot and Jamnagar not just designing exclusive schemes but also opening up overseas marketing offices to woo deep-pocketed diaspora.
"Given the large number of queries we have been receiving from NRGs, we decided to launch exclusive housing schemes in upmarket areas,"
explains Kishore Kotecha of Rajkot-based DK Group, who has conceptualised 'NRGs only' schemes in Jamnagar and Rajkot.  
While Kotecha, who has marketing offices in Middlesex and Leicester, claims the Rajkot scheme is already 'house full', the Jamnagar one is booked over 50 per cent.


ADAG - Saurashtra Entertainment Industry is new Target

Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG) venture Adlabs Films Limited (AFL) has bought a closed cinema hall -– 'Dharam Cinema' -- of Rajkot for a price tag of Rs 7 crore, the group said on Wednesday. 

With this purchase of closed cinema hall in Rajkot, which remained non-operational for four years, the ADAG group has marked its presence across the vertical and horizontal entertainment landscape of the Saurashtra-Kutch region after its presence at Jamnagar and Gandhidham, Saurashtra-Kutch region with their spending power, he added. 

Company plans a retail venture on the ground floor of this property and three screen multiplex on its upper floor. 

The purchase of the Rajkot-based cinema hall is the third such addition to the ADAG-AFL venture in the entertainment space of Saurashtra after the group bought one such multiplex — Mehul Cinemax in Jamnagar, owned by cinema director and producer Mehul Kumar and another multiplex —Madhuban 3 Go of Gandhidham. 

ADAG and AFL have envisaged the blueprint of establishing a chain of 55 screens across 13 multiplexes in the country this fiscal and Dharam cinema hall's purchase is part of the same agenda, said an eminent figure from the entertainment sector of Rajkot. 

Dharam cinema is a prime property sprawling over 2,200 square yards and is located in the heart of Rajkot. The company plans to open two retail outlets in the ground floor and three multiplex screens in the purchased property at Rajkot. 

ADAG-AFL venture purchases prime properties for their entertainment venture and a few too, which includes Rajkot deal too.Yet no clear-cut format of operating the Rajkot-based project has been chalked out by the company, as the Jamnagar's Mehul Cinemax property purchased by the company runs on a partnership model and Gandhidham's Madhuban 3 Go property is a leased property. 

Source from ADAG-AFL venture also speculated that the property purchased at Rajkot will serve as the platform for the FM venture of the company The Big 92.7 FM, for which Rajkot has also been short-listed and requires manpower has also been recruited for the said project, as the company plans to strategically strengthen its presence in the FM Radio space of the nation by plugging its FM circuit on IP (Internet Protocol) Network across the 45 cities of country. 



Two Killed in Jamnagar Police Firing

Two people have been killed in police firing in Jamnagar. Police resorted to firing following a spat between members of two groups. Three others have been critically injured in the firing.

The row between the two groups started over acquiring of a contract. The spat became violent and the police had to intervene to control the situation. Some of the troublemakers managed to escape but police has assured that the guilty will soon be arrested.

The borders of Jamnagar have been sealed


Thursday, December 14, 2006

eco-tourism site - Khijadia Bird Sanctuary - Jamnagar

 In a bid to boost eco-tourism in the Gujarat State, the State has mooted a proposal to set up interpretation centres at new wildlife and bird sanctuaries across the State. It has also started upgrading the existing centres and other facilities for prospective tourists at other eco-tourism sites.

  • The new eco-tourism sites identified are:
  • Khijadia Bird Sanctuary (Jamnagar),
  • Koteshwar-Naraya Sarovar (Kutch),
  • Thol Bird Sanctuary (Gandhinagar),
  • Ajamgadh-Keliya Dam - (Valsad district)
  • Wilson Hills - (Valsad district)
  • Pariej Wetland (Kheda),
  • Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary (Narmada),
  • Kevadia (Vadodara)
  • Pirotan Island (Jamnagar).


Chief Conservator of Forest (Social Forestry) Rajeeva  said that  Rs 3.25 crore project proposal is submitted to the State Tourism Department to set up interpretation centres at these sites.
The centres will provide detailed information to tourists about wildlife, birds, reptiles and bio-diversity of these sites through various mediums such as audio-visual, posters, films, three-dimensional models of birds/animals and pamphlets. These centres will also guide tourists to visit other places of interest.

Other facilities, such as drinking water, sanitation, reception centre and accommodation will be created for prospective tourists. While twin huts will be erected to provide accommodation, specially-designed tents will be set up for students who visit these places for environment education.

At the world-famous Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary, the existing centre will be revamped and expanded at a cost of Rs 40 lakh and four rest huts will be set up. Relevant information about the type and original destination of domestic as well as migratory birds visiting the sanctuary will be provided to tourists through this centre.
The installation of three observation towers at strategic points around the bird sanctuary was proposed to help tourists watch birds. These towers will also be useful to researchers who often visit the famous sanctuary to study birds. The department has also decided to purchase binoculars.
The center at Velavadar Sanctuary in Bhavnagar will also be upgraded with an estimated cost of Rs 5 lakh. A proposed 30-bed dormitory is to be constructed at the sanctuary which is famous for its black bucks.
There are also plans to totally revamp the centre at the famous Sasan-Gir wildlife sanctuary, with parking area near Devalia already undergoing construction. Similarly, centres and other facilities like accommodation, sanitation and solar lights are in the process of being developed at the Wadhwana Wetland (Vadodara) and Jambugodha Wildlife Sanctuary (the Panchmahals).


Monday, December 11, 2006

Medical Degree and Certificates of Dr. Death are not fake

Medical Degree / Certificates of Dr. Death are not fake

CBI team verified the academic records of Jayant Patel, dubbed "Dr Death" (wanted by Australian authorities for allegedly causing 87 deaths) ,
from a college in his hometown Jamnagar and found them genuine, officials said on Friday.

Two CBI officials from Gandhinagar visited the M P Shah Medical College on Thursday at the behest of Interpol after Australian authorities made a request for information about his academic credentials.

"Interpol had asked us to provide his degree certificate and related documents. Our officials verified them and they are genuine. We have informed the concerned authorities," CBI, Gandhinagar Superintendent of Police Rahul Sharma said.

Regarding speculations that Patel may be hiding in his hometown or elsewhere in Gujarat, the official said CBI was not probing into this and the agency was only told to verify his academic records.

According to college authorities Patel holds a Masters in Surgery obtained in 1976.

Patel never practiced medicine in India and soon after getting his degree he immigrated to the US. However, alleged malpractices cost him his license in 2002 following an order from the New York board of professional medical conduct.

Patel later moved to Australia where he was appointed the head of surgery at Bundaberg hospital in Queensland.
He is accused by Australian authorities of causing deaths due to complications and negligence during surgery, accidentally severing a patient's urethra and even forgetting surgical instruments inside the stomach.



Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Now Night courts for Jamnagar and Bhavnagar

The Gujarat government has decided to open four more night courts in the state after the success of such courts in Ahmedabad and Rajkot.

In the last fortnight, the night courts in the two cities have, so far, disposed of some 6,200 petty cases. Ahmedabad rural court disposed of 2,515 cases while the metro courts disposed of 3,729 cases.

Gujarat High Court registrar general Pradeep Bhatt said the success of night courts in Ahmedabad and Rajkot prompted them to open the same in Bhavnagar, Surat, Mehsana and Jamnagar.

The government is to open four night courts in Surat and two in Bhavnagar, given the high number of pending cases there. Bhatt added that 'experimental' night courts at the taluka level at Idar in Sabarkantha and Mahuva in Bhavnagar are also to be opened.
There are nearly 32 lakh pending cases in Gujarat's lower courts of which 11 lakh deal with petty offences. Till November 29, the night courts — the first of which started functioning in the state from November 14 — had disposed of 6,392 cases.

The Gujarat High Court has also asked principal judges of all the districts to explore the possibility of starting night courts. Night courts function for an additional two hours from 6.15 pm.


Monday, December 04, 2006

Dead man Looting Angadia Bus

Ever heard of Dead man looting? The dramatic bus loot near Gondal on
Tuesday night may have been masterminded by the infamous Rahim Sumara,
believed to have been dead.

In what appears to be a story uncannily similar to the Bollywood film
Don, the police is now investigating whether Sumara, an accused in
more than a dozen angadia loots in Saurashtra and ruthless criminal
known to have carried out attacks on the police too, is actually alive
or not.

Inactive for the past two years, he was believed to be dead after his
close aides reported that he was heavily into drugs and missing.
Rajkot rural police also expressed possibility that the latest bus
loot could have been masterminded by Sumara who hails from Jamnagar.
On the night of November 28, a Gujarat State Road Transport
Corporation bus enroute Diu-Rajkot was looted and a passenger was
injured. In the incident angadia loot to the tune of Rs 8.5 lakh was
reported. The Rajkot rural police, exploring the possibility of
involvement of Rahim Sumara after the Gandhinagar police's
investigation, now have reason to believe that Sumara is alive and
active. After the arrest of Rahim Khan, an aide of Sumara, the
Gandhinagar police has contacted its counterparts in Saurashtra to
find Sumara.

Rajkot district ASP said, Modus operandi in the bus loot is similar to
that of Sumara's. He has always targeted angadia companies. however,
he added that they are also investigating the involvement of two other
gangs active in Saurashtra.

Sumara, who is believed to be around 35 years old, has wreaked havoc
in Saurashtra in the past decade with a series of looting incidents


RIL restarts fire-hit oil processing unit

Reliance Industries Ltd - Jamnagar has restarted a secondary oil
processing unit, which had caught fire in October, at its refinery
here after repairs.

One of the refinery's vacuum gas oil units, which removes sulphur from
oil products, was shut on October 25 after a fire broke out.

Earlier, RIL had said there has been no production loss due to the
fire and the refinery was producing LPG at its normal capacity of
7,200 tonnes per day.


Friday, December 01, 2006

Essar Starts Production After 6 Yrs

<p>After a delay of close to 6 years, Essar Oil's Jamnagar refinery
has finally begun production.&nbsp; The plant started trial production
with a capacity of 7.5 million tonnes per annum of crude and the
company expects to attain production at full capacity in the next two
quarters, a company statement said.&nbsp; "We are delighted at the
successful commissioning of the refinery at a time when India is
strengthening its presence in global markets and integrating with the
global economy," chairman of Essar Group Shashi Ruia said. </p>
<p>The company, which faced a massive cost overrun due to the delay in
commissioning _ said its project cost of Rs 10,826 crore is extremely
competitive and lower than estimated costs for a green field refinery.
</p> <p>Essar Oil had came out with one of India's biggest initial
public offer of shares in the early nineties and most of its investors
saw their capital eroding. Financial institutions, which had lent
funds to the company, had to take
a huge cut in interest to salvage the project. Both Reliance and
Essar started work at jamnagar at the same time but Reliance started
production on the scheduled date while Essar blamed a cyclone for the
delay in the commissioning of the project. </p> <div>Essar Oil's
refinery is supported by dedicated infrastructure that includes
utilities, terminals, crude intake and product evacuation facilities.
The company plans to sell its products through its 900 retail outlets
and expects to grow its 1,500 outlets by the end of March 2007.
</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p>-- <br>Brip </p>


Jamnagar PSI Arrested for 10K Bribe

A Police sub inspector with Jamnagar police has been arrested by the Anti-Corruption Bureau for allegedly demanding bribe, The arrest was made following a complaint filed by a transport company owner.
Jamnagar ACB arrested Gulabnagar chowky PSI Nilesh Parmar for demanding bribe of Rs 10,000 from a transport company per month to get clearance from Gulabnagar highway toward the Rajkot-Ahmedabad highway.
Kirit Bhadra, a transport company owner, had registered a complaint with ACB that Parmar had been demanding Rs 15,000 per month to allow the trucks to cross Gulabnagar highway

21 Pakistani Fisherman arrested in Jamnagar

21 Pakistani fishermen strayed into Indian waters, and arrested at jamnagar, Jamnagar Coast guard officials confirmed that the fishermen were arrested on Sunday and their three boats impounded after they strayed into Indian territorial waters near Jakhau port in the Kutch district of Gujarat

The Pakistani nationals were transferred to Okha port in Jamnagar district on Monday for questioning, they added.

The Gujarat Fishermen's Association vice president, Jeevanlal Jungi, said that this latest arrest had taken to 113 the total number of Pakistani fishermen in Indian custody, while 35 boats had so far been impounded. online


Divya Bhaskar enetering in Jamnagar

Fear bells for Nobat,
Bhaskar group now has plans of launching Jamnagar edition by 1 December. Divya Bhaskar will be Jamnager's first big Gujurati Newspaper.
With the Jamnagar edition, the Bhaskar group will further consolidate its position in Saurastra-Kutch area by being the only newspaper with editions from Rajkot, Bhavnagar and Jamnargar.
In Ahmedabad, Baroda and Surat- it has already established itself as a leader.
Bhaskar group expects that Jamnagar, which is seen as one of the fastest growing areas in Gujarat, will soon emerge as one of the key industrial areas in India.
The group's entry in Jamnagar as the first leading Gujarati Newspaper is a move made looking at areas for future potential, a company statement says.


Japanese ship detained at Jamnagar

Customs and Excise department personnel at Jamnagar have detained a Japanese ship, which was brought for ship-breaking, after its owners' 'failed' to provide necessary documents, sources at Customs department said on Saturday.

The ship has been detained after the Surat-based Steem Company, which had purchased it for breaking, failed to provide custom clearance certificate, sources said.

sources said that the ship was not allowed entry there duo to lack of documents


Onether Mig Crash Near Jamnagar

On Tuesday, November 21  A MiG-29 fighter of the crashed near the airbase in Jamnagar .
The pilot, Flight Lt Krishna Kant, ejected to safety.  "Barring some minor injuries, the pilot is safe and he is being taken to the IAF hospital for treatment," an official source said.

The crash occurred at around 7.45 pm (IST) in the vicinity of Sarmat village soon after the jet had taken off for a routine night sortie.

This was the third MiG-29 that crashed this year. The IAF has lost a total of five jets since January.  This was also the third crash this year at Jamnagar involving Russian-made fighter jets. On June 8, a twin-seat trainer version of the MiG-29 with two pilots had crashed on the uninhabited Pirotan island while on a routine sortie. Both pilots had ejected to safety.

On January 17, a MiG-21 crashed during target firing practice at Jamnagar. The pilot ejected to safety.


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