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November 19, 2001 - November 19, 2001

Three killed in bus-rickshaw collision Monday, November 19, 2001

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AHMEDABAD: Three persons died on the spot and at least 21 were injured as a shuttle rickshaw (chakda) in which they were travelling collided with a mini-bus on the Jamnagar highway on Sunday evening.

The victims belonged to Khadba village and were going from Shishdhar to Paneli. The rickshaw (GJ-10 3601) ran into the mini-bus killing Devayat Ahir, Mepabhai Ahir and Devanand alias Munnabhai on the spot. An offence has been registered with the Jamjodhpur police.

Trucker looted: A trucker was assaulted and looted of Rs 24,000 as four persons armed with sticks attacked him on Saturday night near Bareja. According to the Ahmedabad district police, Bhutto Sheru Siddiqui, who was driving the truck, halted near Pragati hotel on the Kheda highway to relieve himself, when two persons held him and two others attacked the cleaner sitting inside the truck's cabin. The driver and the cleaner were beaten up, gagged and their money snatched by the desperadoes.

News Source : The Times of India [India's best Newspaper]


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Rajkot-Ernakulum Exp frequency increased Monday, November 19, 2001

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VADODARA: The railway ministry will extend the Rajkot-Ernakulum-Rajkot Express up to Okha. The frequency of the train will also be increased from weekly to bi-weekly.

A Vadodara division release here stated that train number 6338 Ernakulum-Rajkot Express has been extended up to Okha with effect from November 16. Train number 6337 Rajkot-Ernakulum Express will now start from Okha at 01.50 hours.

The train will run bi-weekly from January 9, 2002. It will run from Okha on every Saturday and Monday with effect from January 12, 2002. On the return trio it will leave Ernakulum every Wednesday and Friday with effect from January 9, 2002.

Fight over cracker bursting: Bursting firecrackers on Diwali led to many fights in city. At least two police complaints were lodged in connection with Diwali.

In one complaint lodged with Panigate police station Usha More accused Munna alias Ashok Rajput and Mahendra of beating up her husband Gajanand and father-in-law Anandrao More. More said in her complaint that her daughter Jyoti was nearly injured by a rocket firecracker that flew into her house. More said that Ashok and Mahendra had been responsible for the mischief and when her husbanded scolded them he was beaten.

Later when More's father-in-law tried to intervene he too was beaten and got a fracture on his leg. More lodged a police complaint and later the two accused were arrested under sections 325, 323, 504,114 of Indian Penal Code and Bombay Police Act 135.

News Source : The Times of India [India's best Newspaper]


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Three lakh groundnut bags traded during Muhurat Monday, November 19, 2001

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RAJKOT: The Muhurat trading on Diwali day on Wednesday witnessed trading of some three lakh bags of groundnut, 1,000 tonnes of groundnut oil and 400 tonnes of palmolein oil. At the stock exchange, Rs 328.38 crore worth of stock was traded.

After two years of drought, Muhurat trading of groundnut and edible oil sent cheers among farmers. After some initial downward trend, prices picked up at the Muhurat.

The New Year day of Vikram 2058 began with farmers getting remunerative prices. The upbeat mood was manifested in festivities in the evening.

According to market sources, the total production of groundnut would be around 23 lakh tonnes which was a record. And with government intervention farmers are assured of handsome prices for their produce.

Markets in Saurashtra receive 1.5 lakh to 2 lakh bags of groundnut everyday, with almost 800 to 1000 tonnes of oil produced in the region daily. The groundnut quality this year was better, the special variety called hand-picked 'singdana' (HPS) having ready market all over the country.

News Source : The Times of India [India's best Newspaper]


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Narmada waters have recharged Sabarmati French-wells Monday, November 19, 2001

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AHMEDABAD: Ground-water level in the five French-well of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) at Acher, Camp, Sabarmati Railway Bridge, Kotarpur and Bhadreshwar, have risen by five to seven metres, claimed the state government.

An official statement issued here on Sunday, said that this was due to the water of river Narmada, which has been released in river Sabarmati near the city, through the Narmada Main Canal.

Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam and the State Irrigation Department have released 12,154 acre-feet of water in Sabarmati river at Ahmedabad.

It was also claimed that this supply helped the AMC in providing water twice a day in the city in view of the Diwali.

Water level in Acher well has risen up from 20 metres to 12.9 metres, at Camp it has risen from 22 metres earlier to 13.75 metres, at Bridge it came up from 19 to 16.65 meters, at Kotarpur from 19 metres to 14.50 metres and at Bhadreshwar from 19 metres to 13.60 metres.

It was pointed out that because of very low levels of water in these French-wells, they were rendered useless since last two years. The deficit in the supply of water to Ahmedabad was then mad eup for with supply from Raska Weir project.

AMC requried 12 crore gallons of water for supply tothe city, of which six crore gallons are obtained from Raska, and the rest is lifted from the 400 bore-wells of the AMC.

Currently 150 to 200 cusecs of water is released without pumping from the Sardar Sarovar Dam to the Main Canal. A part of which is diverted by Sabarmati Siphon into river Sabramati and the rest is released till Kadi in the main canal.

News Source : The Times of India [India's best Newspaper]


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Narmada waters have recharged Sabarmati French-wells Monday, November 19, 2001

TIMES NEWS NETWORK
AHMEDABAD: Ground-water level in the five French-well of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) at Acher, Camp, Sabarmati Railway Bridge, Kotarpur and Bhadreshwar, have risen by five to seven metres, claimed the state government.

An official statement issued here on Sunday, said that this was due to the water of river Narmada, which has been released in river Sabarmati near the city, through the Narmada Main Canal.

Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam and the State Irrigation Department have released 12,154 acre-feet of water in Sabarmati river at Ahmedabad.

It was also claimed that this supply helped the AMC in providing water twice a day in the city in view of the Diwali.

Water level in Acher well has risen up from 20 metres to 12.9 metres, at Camp it has risen from 22 metres earlier to 13.75 metres, at Bridge it came up from 19 to 16.65 meters, at Kotarpur from 19 metres to 14.50 metres and at Bhadreshwar from 19 metres to 13.60 metres.

It was pointed out that because of very low levels of water in these French-wells, they were rendered useless since last two years. The deficit in the supply of water to Ahmedabad was then mad eup for with supply from Raska Weir project.

AMC requried 12 crore gallons of water for supply tothe city, of which six crore gallons are obtained from Raska, and the rest is lifted from the 400 bore-wells of the AMC.

Currently 150 to 200 cusecs of water is released without pumping from the Sardar Sarovar Dam to the Main Canal. A part of which is diverted by Sabarmati Siphon into river Sabramati and the rest is released till Kadi in the main canal.

News Source : The Times of India [India's best Newspaper]


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