Rajkot

Shoddy fielding bothers Dhoni

Mahendra Singh DhoniRajkot, Dec 17 : India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is worried about his team's poor fielding ahead of the second One-Day International against Sri Lanka here Friday.

Indian fielders dropped as many as three easy catches in the first ODI in Rajkot and the shoddy fielding allowed Sri Lanka to make 411 in reply to India's 414. Even in the last two Twenty20s, Indians dropped a dozen catches and missed several run-out opportunities.

Rajkot ODI is second highest run-feast

Rajkot ODI is second highest run-feastRajkot, Dec 15 : The first One-day International between India and Sri Lanka here Tuesday is the second instance when both teams have recorded 400-plus in the same ODI.

The first instance was in the Johannesburg on March 12, 2006, when Australia made 434/4 and South Africa 438 for 9 in response at the Wanderers ground.

Other statistical highlights of the match:

# The Rajkot game has produced 825 runs for the loss of 15 wickets in 100 overs, which is the second highest in limited-overs Internationals - the highest being the 872 for

Superstitious Sehwag backed Sri Lanka to see India through

Virender SehwagRajkot, Dec 15 : When cricket fans across the country were praying for India to win, one man in the middle of the action was supporting Sri Lanka to chase down 414.

Virender Sehwag's blazing 146 was the backbone of India's highest ODI total, but the opener himself was favouring the Lankans in those tense final overs, to bring luck to his side.

"I have this superstitious. If the team is going through a bad phase, I support the other team, then India win," Sehwag said.

"Whenever I support India, we lose. So, I was not tense because I was supporting Sri Lanka," said man of the match Sehwag.

India beat Sri Lanka by 3 runs in Rajkot ODI

India beat Sri Lanka by 3 runs in Rajkot ODI Rajkot, Dec 15 : India defeated Sri Lanka by three runs in a high-scoring One-day international here Tuesday.

Chasing a massive 415, Sri Lanka finished at 411 for 8.

Tillekaratne Dilshan scored 160 off 124 balls while Kumar Sangakkara smashed a 43-ball 90.(IANS)

Dhoni warns players against overconfidence

Mahendra Singh DhoniRajkot, Dec 14 : Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said the team cannot afford to be overconfident as they take on Sri Lanka in the first of the five One-day internationals here Tuesday.

India lost their last home ODI series against Australia 4-2 and would be looking to end the year on a high with a series victory.

They will take confidence from their Test series victory against Sri Lanka and 1-1 outcome in the Twenty20s.

Dhoni, however, want his players to remain focussed on the job.

MJP Activists Stop ‘Tum Mile’ Screening In Rajkot

MJP Activists Stop ‘Tum Mile’ Screening In RajkotActivists of the Maha Gujarat Janta Party, headed by former Gujarat Home Minister Godhan Zadafia, barged into a cinema hall, Cosmoplex, in Rajkot and stopped the screening of Mahesh Bhatt’s latest flick ‘Tum Mile’.

The MJP also called for a statewide forbiddance on the movie.

They were showing strong scuffle against Rahul Bhatt, Mahesh Bhatt’s son, for his alleged relations with David Coleman Headley, who is in FBI custody after his detention for allegedly scheming terrorist attacks in the country at the order of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT).

Spectacular firework show dazzles people in Rajkot on Diwali eve

Spectacular firework show dazzles people in Rajkot on Diwali eveRajkot, Oct. 16 : Thousands of people thronged the Madhavrao Scindia cricket stadium here on Thursday to witness a firework show being organized by city''s civic authorities.

Gasps of wonder and cheering were heard as the people were treated to the choicest of fireworks, ahead of Diwali.

The authorities spent around rupees 200, 000 to entertain the people with these spectacular fireworks, which lit up the night sky.

Rajkot schoolchildren make exquisite earthen lamps on Diwali

Rajkot schoolchildren make exquisite earthen lamps on DiwaliRajkot (Gujarat), Oct 16 : Ahead of Diwali, the festival of lights, a number of schoolchildren in Rajkot have been engaged in making earthen lamps.

These students are undergoing a vocational course at Kadvibai Virani Kanya School in Rajkot, which has been engaged in the production of lamps for the past three years.

The lamps are essentially sold in the domestic market during Diwali, while generally it is exported to foreign countries including USA, UK and Germany, where there is a great demand for the artifacts.

Rajkot residents stage rally to propagate Mahatma Gandhi''s teachings

Rajkot residents stage rally to propagate Mahatma Gandhi''s teachingsRajkot, Oct 2 : Hundreds of residents participated in a ''Gandhi Vichar Yatra'' here today on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi''s 140th birth anniversary.

Students from over ten schools of the Mahatma Gandhi Charitable Trust, and colleges, participated in the rally. They urged people to follow the teachings of Gandhi, especially of peace and non-violence.

An all women musical groups enthrals people during Navratris in Rajkot

An all women musical groups enthrals people during Navratris in RajkotRajkot, Sep. 23 : An all-women musical group is enthralling the local residents in Rajkot city during the ongoing nine-day Navratri festival with various renditions of folk and Bollywood songs.

The ''Hollywood Bollywood Orchestra'' is a 15 member-group who belong to different parts of the country. The musical group performs during the Navratri in various parts of the country.

Recession-hit Gujarat auto part makers hope for budget concessions

 Recession-hit Gujarat auto part makers hope for budget concessionsRajkot (Gujarat), July 4 : Auto part makers in Rajkot are hoping for concessions in excise duties and taxes in the coming budget.

The city, which has with over 5,000 small and medium scale industries, is a hub for making auto parts.

However, global recession has delivered a big blow to the auto parts industry as companies have either cancelled or reduced their bulk orders.

In such a situation, automakers are looking to the forthcoming budget for some relief packages.

Suspected Case Of Swine Flu Reported In Rajkot

Swine FluA middle-aged businessman with suspected swine flu symptoms has been admitted to a private hospital in Rajkot on Monday.

According to reports, the man has arrived here from Malaysia.

While refusing to reveal the patient’s name, Dr. Nilendu Pandya, the medical superintendent of Dhakan Hospital, said, “We are still in the process of conducting tests, results of which are awaited. We can't divulge the name and occupation of the patient to respect his privacy.”

The man was shifted to the hospital with high fever and symptoms of pneumonia, apart from severe cold and coughing.

H&R Johnson to spend Rs 100 crore on expansion

H&R Johnson to spend Rs 100 crore on expansionThe county's largest tile maker, H&R Johnson has decided to invest Rs 100 crore on the set up of a new floor tiles plant in Rajkot.
 
According to a company official, the new floor tiles facility, with estimated capacity of 15,000 square metre per day, will alone absorb investments of around Rs 50 crore.
 
However, the balance amount will be spend on expansion of the capacity of  existing wall tiles unit situated in Rajkot, which will grow to capacity of 24,000 sq metre per day, against present capacity of 12,000 sq metre per day, in next one year.
 

Beauty parlours in Rajkot give concessions to women voters

Beauty parlours in Rajkot give concessions to women votersRajkot, Apr 30: Beauty parlours in Rajkot are giving special concessions to women who cast their vote.

Voting for the third phase of general elections began here on Thursday from 7:00 a. m.

Although the Election Commission have been propagating in many ways to increase the voter''s turnout during the polling sessions, but a beauty parlour is propagating it through beauty.

Monalisa parlour is giving beauty concessions and free treatments to the women folk and young girls of Rajkot who are casting their votes.

''Nano'' popular among Rajkot college students

  ''Nano'' popular among Rajkot college students  Rajkot, Apr 7 : College students in large numbers flocked to the Tata showroom in Rajkot to have a glimpse of the world''s cheapest car ''Nano''

Manjari, a prospective customer, said the car would be a craze among college students.

"Today, I have booked a Nano. We have come for its test drive. I think it will be craze among college students. It''s comfortable to sit and drive," said Manjari.

Meeta said it was a dream car.

Private Doctors In Gujarat On Strike

Private Doctors In Gujarat On StrikeIn the Saurashtra-Kutch region, around 2,800 private doctors struck work on Monday to protest what they called as harassment from civic officials in the drive to guarantee safe disposal of bio-medical waste.

The officials have been raiding the doctors’ clinics after the death of 62 patients in the state in February-March because of the suspected use of contaminated syringes.

1,000 kg waste seized in Rajkot

1,000 kg waste seized in RajkotNine scrap yards sealed, owners fined; 32 docs given notice for improper handling of waste

A team of Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) on Wednesday raided nine scrap yards in the city and seized more than 1000 kg of bio-medical waste, including injection syringes, bottles and medicines. The scrap yards have been sealed.

Rahul Gandhi starts youth Congress membership campaign

Rahul GandhiRajkot, Feb 22 : Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi today visited the border district of Kutch in Gujarat to further accelerate the youth Congress membership campaign.

Gandhi will pay homage to Kasturba Gandhi on her death anniversary today at Gandhiji''s ancestral home in Rajkot.

He will then meet local youth Congress leaders at Kishanpara chowk in Rajkot and interact with women from the Young Women''s Convention at Hemu Gadhvi Hall.

Gandhi will also visit Bhujodi to see Kutchi handicrafts and meet artisans.

18 Pakistanis arrested in Gujarat coast

18 Pakistanis arrested in Gujarat coastRajkot, Feb. 11 : The coastguard has detained 18 Pakistani nationals near the Arabian Sea of Union Territory of Diu on Monday night.

The coastguard sources have revealed that all apprehended nationals were traveling in two boats heading towards Mumbai.

Coastguard surveillance ship is bringing all the detainees and their boats for further interrogation to Porbandar.

This is for the first time since the recent terror attacks on Mumbai that so many Pakistani nationals were arrested from the sea of Union Territory. (ANI)

Rajkot''s Paridhan Utsav 2009 promotes Khadi

Mahatma GandhiRajkot, Feb. 4 : To promote Khadi among the youth, the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) along with the Friends'' group organized a fashion show on Monday that displayed unique creations from the traditional hand-spun fabric.

The function Paridhan Utsav 2009 witnessed some special designer collection for kids, men and women designed by Rajkot based designers.

"I have done a lot of fashion shows but this show is quiet different as Khadi garments are being displayed here and the designs are very good," said Jimmy Nanda who won Mrs. India crown in 2007.




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