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Jamnagar Fort museum attracting many tourists

Jamnagar Fort museum attracting many touristsJamnagar, Dec 25 : A museum built in the middle of the Ranmal Lake in Lakhota Fort is attracting scores of visitors to Jamnagar.

The Lakhota Museum displays a collection of old English and Portuguese firearms, weapons, sculptures, and artefacts that date back to the early 9th century A. D.

"A lot of big cannons belonging to the British era are displayed here. Some of these date back 600 years. All these cannons reached this place from Portugal by sea," said R R Goswami, curator of the Lakhota Museum.

Gujarat’s popular brass industry struggles to survive in Jamnagar

GujaratJamnagar, Jan. 29 : The popular brass industry of Gujarat's Jamnagar city is presently facing a major challenge to sustain itself following a sharp erosion in the demand for its products in the world market.

A sudden drop in the prices of scrap metal and aggressive marketing from their Chinese counterparts has pushed many of the units manufacturing brass-based parts in Jamnagar region to the brink.

The brassware industry is an important part of the handicrafts and cottage Industry of the country and is known world over for its unmatched range of brass antiques and brass decoratives.

Four dead in Arabian Sea boat capsize near Jamnagar

GujaratJamnagar (Gujarat), Oct 14 : A boat ferrying 22 persons from Navabandar near Jamnagar in Gujarat has capsized in the Arabian Sea on Tuesday afternoon.

According to reports, at least four bodies have been recovered. However, the death toll is likely to increase.

The Fire-brigade and police have launched rescue operations.

The ill fated boat was on its way to Piroton Island from Navabandar, when the mishap took place.

The passengers were going for prayers at a Dargah in Piroton Island. (ANI)

All women Panchayat in Gujarat village

GujaratBhayukharia (Jamnagar), Sep. 23 : While many political leaders in the Indian Parliament have been hesitant to empower women, Bhaukhakharia, an obscure village in Jamnagar District of Gujarat, boasts of an elected all women Panchayat (village council).

By addressing the issues that concern villagers in day-to-day life, the members of the Panchayat have ensured that they will never be viewed as ornamental members.

Residents of the village had elected all the seven members of the village council unanimously.

IAF’s MiG-29 aircraft crashes near Jamnagar, pilot safe

Indian Air ForceJamnagar, Sept 1 : A MiG-29 aircraft of Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed near Jamnagar today during a training sortie.

Gujarat’s 22-year-old living a normal life with the heart on right side

Human HeartJamnagar (Gujarat), Dec.27: A 22-year-old man in Gujarat’s Jamanagar District has been living with an unusual human anatomy since his birth. His heart lies slightly on the right side of his chest instead of left side as it is in the normal case.

Residing in Mithapur, Dilip Sadiya never knew why the palpitation of the heart used to come from the right side of his body until he learnt at a hospital recently.

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