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Village Panchayat Election Counting:
The Village Panchayat Election 2005 poll counting has generated mixed results with youths getting priority all around the region. The manual poll counting continued late night and is yet to give its final statistics. The day continued with excitement all the times in Tahsil offices where thousands of village people gathered to hear the counting results. The poll counting witnessed violence in Jalod (Taluka: Amalner) where two rival groups clashed on grounds of election results. Six people were injured in the incidence.
Jalgaon City Municipal Corporation General Meeting:
The Corporation's fifth General Meeting discussed various issues on agenda. Amongst topics includes allotment of BJ Market Shops on Rental basis, giving free space to All Maharashtra Nathbaba Community Seva Mandal for funeral services, allocating house in Gendalal Mill compound etc.
The meeting also passed resolution to remove 627 bogus householders in earlier Council made Gendalal Mill and Old Pimprala housing complexes.
Village Panchayat Election Poll Counting today:
Jalgaon District's 15 Tahsil offices will begin Village Panchayat Election Poll counting from 08am onwards today. The poll counting will decide fate of 11,242 for 661 Panchayat seats in the district. The District Authorities have made adequate arrangements for smooth conduct of the counting process. The outcome of majority and political equations will arrive by today late night.
In order to maintain the Law and Order Situation in the State, the District Magistrate has enforced Section 37(1) and 37(3) of Bombay Police Act, 1951 until 01st September 2005 midnight. It also implies the fact that winning candidates cannot conduct the victory ferry until 02nd September.
Panchayat Raj Committee in Jalgaon:
The State Panchayat Raj Committee is arriving in Jalgaon tomorrow to observe the District Council's Workflow. The committee will be in Jalgaon until 02nd September, will have 25 MLA, and will observe the overall rural development works by Jalgaon ZP. The committee will observe all development works based on year 1999-2000 Audit and 2000-01 District Council reports.
Draught-like situation in Jalgaon District:
With Monsoon 2005 failing all expectations of the Jalgaon region, the farming community is in troubles. The region has witnessed just 47% raining mark as on August end. The District Authorities have demanded at least 1000 tonnes of animal husbandry along with demands for artificial raining. District's four dam are still at zero mark and over 40 well could not store adequate water this year. The Hatnur dam has above 80% water store solving water issues of Raver, Bhusawal, and MuktaiNagar region while Girana dam has solved water problems of Jalgaon, Erandol, Bhadgaon, Chalisgaon, and Pachora.
If the same no raining situation continues for another week, the District could witness one of harsh times with its farmers failing to generate good crop badly affecting the overall regional economy.
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District records 83% polling in Village Panchayat Elections:
The entire Jalgaon district witnessed cheerful appearance of voters for Village Panchayat Elections 2005. District's 663 Panchayat underwent the Election process on 28th August and marked 83% polling. Apart from minor incidences of snatching, bogus voting the whole process went smoothly.
The MuktaiNagar taluka witnessed highest polling percentile of 89.88% while Bhusawal taluka witnessed lowest of 75.56% polling. Amongst other Taluka Jalgaon had 82.78%, Erandol - 80%, Dharangaon - 85.38%, Bodwad - 82.73%, Yaval 82.77%, Raver - 86.34%, Jamner - 80%, Pachora - 81.96%, Chalisgaon - 80.37%, Bhadgaon - 80%, Amalner - 82.97%, Parola - 82.50%, and Chopda had 84% polling.
Jalgaon City Municipal Corporation Standing Committee Meeting today:
The Corporation standing committee is meeting today to discuss eight topics on agenda. The meeting includes setting up children amusement accessories in Gandhi Park, discussing remarks of State Authorities on allotment of free space to various organisations, giving extended cleanliness contracts in various areas along with allowing private party canteen on fifth floor of Corporation building.
The Corporation General Meeting is on tomorrow with three topics on agenda.
Community Youth Introduction Meet:
The Gujarati Community Mitra Mandal hosted Youth introduction meet has evoked good response with 509 boys and girls participating in the introduction meet. Thousands of community members from all around the Maharashtra, MP, Gujarat, Karnataka, and Orissa arrived in the meet hosted at FCI Godown campus.
Prabhakar Mahajan to receive National Award:
Waghod (Taluka: Raver) native and Vikhran (Erandol) ZP School teacher Prabhakar Deoram Mahajan will receive year 2004's Best Teachers awards on National Level honoured by Ministry of Education of Government of India.
He has an outstanding Teaching profile of 32 years of experience with five awards to his name. The National Award comprises of Rs. 25,000 cash, medal and certification to be honoured by his Excellency President of India on eve of Teachers day 2005.
Village Panchayat Election polling today:
Jalgaon District's 663 Village Panchayats are going on polling today from 07.30am until 05:30am to decide fate of 11,245 candidates. The Chief Election Officer cum district Deputy Magistrate has urged all village people to go and caste their votes without any fear and worry.
The District Police has arrested 385 doubtful criminal background elements and has sent extra forces on sensitive polling stations. There are 2007 Polling Boxes availed for casting manual votes. The Poll counting will begin on 30th August at respective Tahsil headquarters from 08am.
Power cuts paralyse life:
The Jalgaon District once again is witnessing worst scenario on the Electricity front since last few days. Apart from routine Load Shedding, there are unannounced sudden power cuts in midnights, daytime, and afternoon badly affecting the routine life in the region. The situation worsten in last few days has immense effect on routine life and business. The Authorities calling it to be a technical glitch are unable to answer the common man.
The Invertors and Batteries are high sellers now a days. With Invertors getting down due to frequent and heavy usage, the phase two of 'Andher Nagari' i.e. the 'Power Generators' based on Diesel, Kerosine, and LPG are here to come with free UP and Bihar typed experience.
Corporation School Level Swimming Competition:
The Jalgaon District Senior Aquatic Association hosted Corporation Level School boys swimming competition begun in Jalgaon. The competition includes 50mtrs, 100mtrs, 200mtrs, 400mtrs Free Style, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly competitions.
Monsoon 2005 report:
The Chalisgaon city witnessed raining for around 5-10 minutes on Friday. The Taluka has witnessed lowest raining of 206mm this year. The nearby Bhadgaon Taluka has a bit satisfactory record with 394.6mm raining along with Pachora having 341.9mm rainfall.
In all the Jalgaon District is yet to cross the earlier year's 50% rainfall mark. Low raining added with humid environment throughout the day is causing severe damages to standing crops and annoying farming community. Jalgaon District Parent Minister has announced Special grant of Rs. 1 Crore to district for tackling Draught-like situation and has assured of Artificial raining in the district if at all necessarily required.
Last date of Village Panchayat Election campaigning:
The Jalgaon District Village Panchayat elections 2005 campaigning is ending today evening. With just 48 hours remaining for election process, the political parties are at high time organising their supporters and gathering maximum of mass and vote bank.
With elections on verge, villages in district have a brand new look. Digital photo-type banners and cutouts of big political figures, cloth banners, and big hoardings have become visible all around the region.
Drinking water, free electricity, and good basic infrastructure resources are key political selling points during this election. The Election commission authorities have ordered cancellation of Maheji Village Panchayat election on grounds of reserved seat nominated with Open category candidates. The District Authorities are reinstating the whole process for this Panchayat today. This Panchayat will undergo polling on 14th September.
deluge: Bhusawal division suffers Rs. 14 Crores loss:
The heavy downpour in Mumbai region disrupted the Railway traffic badly. The Bhusawal division has reported net loss of Rs. 14 Crores by means of customer traffic revenue for the period from 26th July until 24th August. The report further estimates that the day when raining started and damaged the route, all passengers reached until Nashik were also refunded since their journey remained incomplete. The Railways refund rules implies 100% refund in case the journey of starting point and destination remains incomplete due to failure and railway end. Road traffic by means of Travels buses, taxies earned heavily during this period, as roads remained opened to reach Mumbai borders.
Police announce Special Traffic measures:
The Jalgaon Police has announced special traffic measures to control the increasing traffic in the city. It includes turning four high traffic roads in One-Way roads namely RR School Road, VV market Road, Rath Chowk road, and Polan Peth road. The central city will have P1 and P2 Parking system on Nehru Road to Tower Chowk, Tower Chowk to ZP Office, and special location for four wheeler parking. It has also blocked entry for Heavy Motor Vehicles during peak hours.
North Maharashtra University receives 'Priyadarshini Award':
The Government of India Ministry of Forestry is honouring North Maharashtra University Jalgaon for its outstanding contribution in tree plantation and tree conservation drive. The University VC will receive the honour on 16th September in form of Certificate, Trophy, and Cash prize of Rs. 1 Lakh. The University earlier received Maharashtra Government's 'Vanshree' Award for the same services.
Panchayat Elections 2005:
The District Police preparing for smooth conduct of Village Panchayat Elections 2005. As a special measure, it has kept all its city exit points on watch. Passing by Vehicles are under strict observation and check with regular patrol all around the district. The Village Panchayat elections are scheduled on 28th August. There are 1152 Village Panchayats in Jalgaon District having 8462 members. Of these 8462 members, 4223 are general members, 2294 are women candidates, 731 other Backward Class candidates and 1224 Scheduled candidates. Jalgaon District has a total population of 3,682,690 with whopping 71.40% population in rural area.
In all 663 Panchayat are undergoing Elections on 28th August. The EC Authorities have set up 2128 Polling booths with over 10,000 staff employed to control the work.
Farmers await the best of raining:
Monsoon 2005 has been one of most differentiated experience for the Khandesh region. The region has witnessed many variations in rainfall during this Monsoon. The overall raining until now is yet to exceed 50% mark. Farmers having cultivated their crops are eagerly looking forward to the best of rainfall to save their standing crops.
Region's dam and forestry is at its peak with lush green environment all around. Region's famous tourism spot Patnadevi in Chalisgaon is witnessing increasing flow of tourist with its Kedar Kund, Gautala forestry witnessing best of environment. Girana dam, Aner Dam, Suki, Hatnur are also witnessing good tourism attraction.
Maharashtra University announces its Year 2005-06 Sports Programme:
The NMU Sports committee has announced its Sports competitions schedule for year 2005-06. Beginning from 29th August, the sporting activities includes various competitions in its affiliated colleges in Jalgaon, Dhule, and Nandurbar until 22nd October 2005. The competitions include Chess, Yogasana, Cross-Country, Swimming, Softball, Judo, Ball-Badminton, Kho-Kho, Boxing, Pistol and Rifle shooting, Weight Lifting, Power Lifting, Basket Ball, Wrestling, Kabbadi, Badminton, Hockey, and Handball competition. Please refer respective College, NMU for detailed programme and participation thereof.
Chopda's Dr. Sushila Shah gets
'Jankibai Apte Award':
Dr. Sushila Shah, a prominent Gandhi philosophic with over a decade of outstanding social services to the region will receive this year's Dr. Jankibai Apte Social Activist Award on 28th August. Her widespread social activities include spreading Panchayat Raj Training, summer Guidance camp, and educating women.
Asoda faces acute water shortage:
Jalgaon Taluka's Asoda village is again facing acute water shortage following collapse of temporary sand water blockages being washed out in rainwater two months ago. The village now gets drinking water supply after a week that too from well having higher risk of waterborne diseases. The Village is undergoing the Panchayat Elections and this issue can severely affect the future of the candidates in the fray.
Village Panchayat Elections 2005:
The Jalgaon District administration has tied up its belt for upcoming Village Panchayat Elections 2005. It has prepared a list of around 300 activists that could disrupt the whole election process. These activists along with those who have no concern with village will not get entry into concerned villages.
The Village Panchayat in District will undergo the Election process on 28th August.
All Schools children in Jalgaon will participate in the Communal harmony rally on Tuesday, 23rd August. The rally begins 10am from Police Parade Ground and will have pictorials of harmony marked in form of drawings and slogan boards with expected presence of around 10,000 students. The rally will move into around 100 sensitive villages in district with welcome from divisional Police officers.
The Police, Community, Non-Governmental Organisations, and students' special combination will spread harmony and is one of unique attempts.
Ed. Admission 2005-06:
The State Education Research and Training Council Pune will announce the Diploma in Education First Year Admission 70% Quota final merit listing today. The Admission process begins from 26th August.
Cotton crops in trouble:
The Cotton crops in district are suffering a lot with low raining and cloudy atmosphere all around. The dull weather has attracted worms towards this crop causing damages to standing crop. Jalgaon is region's one of top cotton producing region due to its fertile soil.
violence key accused arrest in Jalgaon:
The Ahemdabad Police arrested the key accused in Post-Godhra Naroda Violence in Amalner on 19th August at around 8pm. The 27-years aged accused native of Neri in Dhule was at his In-laws house in Amalner.
community celebrates 'Goga Medi Teeka' festivity:
The Jalgaon District Mehtar community is celebrating its Goga Medi Teeka festivity from 21st August. The festivity includes various religious activities added with presence of dignitaries from the community. The Jalgaon city is hosting this event for the first time and is expecting presence of around 1000-community fellow on this eve.
Villages Panchayat Elections 2005:
The EC Authorities have announced final statistics for upcoming Village Panchayat Elections scheduled on 29th August. In all 663 Panchayat will go under Election while rest 122 have unopposed candidates. There are over 11 Lakhs voters in this election.
The following statistics shows Talukawise number of Panchayat constituencies in District along with unopposed constituencies.
Jalgaon - 43 (5), Erandol - 37(10), Jamner - 73 (3), Dharangaon - 48(8), Bhusaval - 27(2), Bodwad - 30(4), MuktaiNagar - 50(5), Raver - 46(8), Yaval - 44(3), Pachora - 96(16), Bhadgaon - 34(10), Chalisgaon - 77(15), Amalner - 69(16), Parola - 58(8), and Chopda - 53(9).
Electoral roll on 08th September:
The District Authorities will announce final Electoral roll on 08th September. The new roll based on 01st January 2005 as eligibility cut off date. The Authorities conducted review after special order of EC to review the listing. The EC registered many complaints of missing names, mistakes in the earlier electoral roll.
Police catches Godhra accused in Jalgaon:
The Gujarat Police has arrested one of key accused of Naroda Patiyat Violence after Godhra killings in Jalgaon. The accused was arrested after 3 years of escape in the issue. The Gujarat Police has taken the accused from Jalgaon to produce before the Godhra violence hearing commission.
Raksha Bandhan Greetings from Team Ejalgaon:
Raksha Bandhan is a festivity marking intimate Sister - Brother Relationship celebrated on the eve of "Narali Pornima". The Jalgaon region also celebrates the festivity in a very special way. Family environment is cherishing with sisters arriving from their In-laws families. The auspicious Raksha Bandhan festivity is marked on special "Muhurat" timing as guided in Panchang. The sisters adore their beloved brother and knot the bond of love Rakhi with sweets and "Tilak". The brother in turn offers Gift to sister as his token of love. Special Menu is prepared to celebrate the very special eve.
To make these moments of intimate relationship a special one, the Team Ejalgaon has introduced very special nicely wrapped Sweets Gift for delivery to Jalgaon District. Therefore, even if you are unable to reach your beloved ones in Jalgaon region, you have the best opportunity to say 'You Care'. You can order these gifts online through our Online Jalgaon Shop that too added with Free Silver Rakhi as a very special gift from you in this pack. Please click here to visit Jalgaon Shop.
District Village Panchayat Election 2005: 118 Panchayat have unopposed Candidates:
With last date of withdrawing nominations over, the Village Panchayat Election now has clear picture. There are 783 Village Panchayat in Jalgaon District undergoing Elections. Of these 783, 118 Panchayat now have unopposed candidates marking a historic achievement in politics. Out of 118, the Pachora Taluka has maximum number of 16 Panchayat, followed by Amalner and Chalisgaon having 15 each and Bhusawal having lowest number of 2 Panchayat having unopposed candidates.
The District now has 10,112 candidates for 665 Panchayat elections. The Jalgaon Taluka has 865 candidates, Chopda Taluka with 738 candidates, Erandol with 503 candidates, Amalner with 1371 candidates, Jamner with 1013 candidates, Dharangaon with 562 candidates, and Parola has 915 candidates. The final status of Chalisgaon and Bhusaval Taluka are yet to announce.
rates touch all times high:
Khandesh region's main crop Banana has touched all times high of Rs. 510 per quintal. The rate increase in mainly due to festive season and heavy demand from Mumbai, Punjab, Hariyana, and Jammu-Kashmir region and low supply from other banana producing regions.
and Bhusaval Railway Stations to get 24-hours Speed Post Service:
The Jalgaon and Bhusaval Railway stations now have 24-hours Speed Post service to facilitate more ease to community. Along with Jalgaon and Bhusaval Stations, Chalisgaon Railway Station also has 5.30pm to 6.10pm Speed Post Service.
Information Technology Day on 20th August:
The Maharashtra Government wide Maharashtra Information Technology Act 2003 celebrates 20th August as Annual IT Day. The DIC Office Jalgaon is organising a special seminar on this eve on 20th August at 10am having details of Maharashtra IT Acts, benefits to IT Entrepreneurs. The Authorities have urged whole IT concerned community, State IT related officers and IT establishment heads to attend this seminar.
city tenses: Situation normalises after Police interfering and controlling
The Pachora city witnessed messy moments with two youth groups fighting on some minor reasons further continued with Fruit sellers and Rickshaw drivers teasing each other. The Pachora Police along with region's leaders interfered in the issue and settled both parties ready with sharp pointed devices to attack each other in the heart of city.
The city is now normalised with Police patrolling in Jamner road area and Mulla wada area.
Jalgaon Octroi hearing today in Aurangabad bench of Mumbai High Court
Jalgaon's Bhushan and Shailesh win Gold in Shooting:
Jalgaon District Rifle Association athletes Bhushan Tayade has won a Gold Medal in 41st Maharashtra Air Weapon Shooting Championship and Shailesh Deore has won one Gold and One Silver in 177 Open Site Air Rifle Men's category. The Competition was held at Aurangabad from 11th August until 14th August and had presence of various State Level Senior Players.
High Court Aurangabad bench to hear Octroi plea today:
The Aurangabad bench of Mumbai High Court will hear Jalgaon business community filed Octroi cancellation plea today. The bench earlier ordered cancelling the Octroi Tax in city following non-compliance of norms by the Corporation. The Corporation authorities have now come up with a whole set of norms and market rates listing approved by its Standing committee and State Urban Development Authorities. The financially crunched Corporation has no other option than to implement the tax at earliest to keep itself up in financial terms and heavy debt burden.
This hearing will decide the implementation of octroi in Jalgaon city and the business community is heavily against this implementation.
School Principal Mrs Sadhana Lokhande to participate in Educational Seminar:
Bambhori Primary School Principal Mrs. Sadhana Lokhande along with two others is participating in Asian Region Educational Seminar to be hosted in Kualalampur Malaysia. Only 12 Indian teachers and education field scholars from around India are participating in the event from 28th August until 17th September 2005.
Railways restarts three trains on Mumbai Track:
After a delay of 20 days, the Central Railways is restarting three trains on Mumbai Track. These trains include 2105/06 Vidarbha Express, 2321/22 Howrah Mumbai Mail via Allahabad, and 3201/02 Patna LTT Janta Express. All other trains earlier announced via Surat and those starting from Nashik will operate the same way until notified. All other trains remain cancelled until 22nd August 2005.
Rohit Chaudhari wins Men's title in Table Tennis:
Rohit Chaudhari, an athlete from Jalgaon district has won Men single's title in Table Tennis by defeating State ranked #1 Pune's Bhushan Thakur in final competition at Nagpur. The earlier seventh ranked Rohit played hard enough to beat Bhushan by 11-7, 15-13, 7-11, 11-9, 5-11, and 11-6.
Joseph School team wins Corporation level Football Competition:
St. Joseph School Jalgaon team has won the Corporation level Under-14 age group Football competition hosted at Nutan Maratha College campus. The team defeated host team in tiebreaker by 1-0. In all nine teams participated in the competition.
Chess competition on 20th August:
The Khandesh Chess academy is hosting District Level Open Chess Competition on 20th and 21st August 2005. The competition attracts Rs. 701 First Prize, Rs. 501/- Runner Up, Rs. 301/- for third, Rs. 201/- for fourth, Rs. 101/- fifth added with consolation price of Rs. 51/- each for sixth to tenth ranker.
Independence Day celebrations:
The whole of Jalgaon District cheerfully witnessed 59th Anniversary of our beloved India. Different flag hoisting, cultural, patriotism cheering events and programmes where hosted by various social organisations. The Rotary Club of Jalgaon West conducted a Harmony Rally throughout Jalgaon city having participation of all community fellows.
Amongst other activities conducted includes Blood Donation camps, honouring freedom fighters, conducting various competitions, public camps to benefit citizens. Railway's Bhusawal Division Zonal Training Centre conducted mega Blood Donation camp and contributed 313 bottles of blood.
All schools in the region had their special flag hoisting having enthusiastic participation of students, the future of tomorrow.
Dr. Usha Sharma and Vijaya Patil get "Punyashlok Ahilyadevi Honour Award":
The Dhangar community and Punyashlok Ahilyadevi Holkar Pragati Mandal jointly honoured Jalgaon's Dr. Usha Sharma and Vijaya Patil for excellent community services. The Award marks remembrance of great social activist Ahilyabai Holkar doing par excellence levels of social reforms.
Independence Day 2005 Greetings:
Team Ejalgaon.com wishes warm Greetings to all its Visitors on the eve of India's 59th Independence Day 2005. Let us all salute thousands of our Freedom fighters and soldiers who paid their lives for saving our beloved Nation.
Let us join our hands and united proceed to a prosperous and peaceful India enlightening the spiritual power to whole of the World. Education for all, Energy Independence, Rivers linking projects, employment for all is our Theme 2005 to become World's fastest and the best Country.
Bank merges in Jalgaon Peoples Bank:
Marking one of significant Co-operative development, the Jalgaon People's Co-operative Bank announced Merger of Pune based Jai-hind Co-operative Bank, Pimpr-Chinchwad. The Bank AGM unanimously passed resolution to allow merger in its 71st AGM. The Bank earned a Net Profit of Rs. 4.15 Crores in 2004-05 and has earned Grade 1 rating as per RBI's new Camel Rating system.
University celebrated its Anniversary:
Khandesh region's educational hub North Maharashtra University Jalgaon is celebrating its Anniversary today. Established on 15th August 1990 by State Government, the University enacts as Educational resources for the region.
The University conducts and affiliates various colleges for Graduation in Arts, Commerce, Science, Engineering, Medical, and Business Administration Courses along with Post Graduation in Commerce, Science, Engineering, Business Administration, Technical Education courses. It also offers Doctorate study in various topics.
Growing competition from foreign Universities, changing trends in Education, increasing use of Technology and Internet in Education along with improvement in quality of education and making itself Student friendly are biggest challenges ahead.
'ROT' festivity celebrated throughout Khandesh:
The following Ahirani (Khandeshi) enchant nicely describes Khandesh's Village Deity Kanbai festivity celebration:
Thara Kothe lishi va May
Thara me Te Lesu va May,
Bhatabhauna Ghar va May
Bhatabhauna Ghar tethe,
Kulvanti Nar va May
Kulvanti Nar tethe
Pothina Vistar va May
Pothina Vistar tathe
Poresna Bajar va May
Poresna Bajar tathe
Mana Ghardar va May!
ROT festivity holds immense importance to Life style and culture of communities
set up on Girana and Tapi rivers region in Khandesh. Entire Khandesh region observed
the ROT festivity on Sunday.
State Government approves Jalgaon Corporation's Octroi Implementation:
The State Government authorities have given approval to Jalgaon city Municipal Corporation's Octroi Tax regulations and rates. Now the Corporation authorities will shortly publish a Notification of amending Octroi Tax from an effective date.
The Aurangabad bench of Mumbai High Court has scheduled Wednesday, 17th August as next date for hearing the No Octroi plea filed by Jalgaon Business community. The Corporation will only be able to implement the Tax after this hearing.
Panchayat Elections: Over 38,000 applications received on last day
Various Tahsil Offices in District have received over 38,000 applications on the last date of filling nomination for 783 Village Panchayat Elections having 6929 seats. Of 783 Panchayat, 12 have unopposed candidates and rest 771 have over 38,000 candidates. The last date of withdrawing nominations is 18th August 2005.
The Jalgaon Taluka has received 1434 applications of which, the Nashirabad Panchayat has the maximum number of 102 candidates in fray.
"ROT" festivity today:
Khandesh's Deity Kanbai festivity is here. The whole of Khandesh region is gearing up preparations for starting of festivity from 14th August. The festivity begins with cleaning and painting of home followed by drawing Rangoli in the area. A wooden stand shaped box covered with red clothing and surrounded by Mandap of traditional multi-coloured Sarees is used to place idol. The Kanbai deity's idol is established with all revering. A special menu is prepared having Puran Poli, Rice Khir, Gangaphal vegetable, and variety of fruits. All items are decorated in a dish and are offered to the deity to get her blessings.
The evening begins with Kanbai Traditional songs, Garba, Fugdi, and enchants continued throughout the night.
The deity's idol is moved to nearest river by worshiping and is then submerged in river on the next day.
Supreme Court's historic decision to mark new Era in Technical Education:
The Supreme Court 5-Judge Bench has given its verdict on Technical education throughout the Country. The order is seen as one of biggest revolution in the Technical Education in India. The order cancels Government Quota in all the Private Engineering, Medical, and Technical Education Colleges. There will a NRI quota of 15% and rest 85% admission rights will be the Managing Committee of the Institution. The Order allow fixing of Educational charges on own provided with State's monitoring mechanism to avoid hefty profit making and killing student interest. The order further initiates a Single CET and Single window admission system and allows premium charge from NRI students and offer discounted rates for needy and weaker section.
The Technical, Engineering, and Medical admission process badly suffered the State Government's initiatives of freeing itself of financial burden in last 3 years. The order will give an all-new and uniform initiative throughout the Country.
District Co-operative Milk producers Union Annual Report:
Region's major Milk producer and city's co-operative boon led by NDDB management conducted its 34th Annual meeting on Friday. The Union popularly known as 'Vikas' in Jalgaon achieved its last 18-years highest 116,000 kg Milk Procurement target in year 2004-05 added with 21% Sales growth. It has also set up Milk Procurement centres at Khandwa, Parola, and Pachora and generated Profit of Rs. 1.01 Crores in year 2004-05.
The NDDB led Vikas Management has announced Rs. 1.10 Crores Bonus cum rate difference for its Milk Suppliers that include 0.24 Paise per litre for Cow Milk, Rs. 0.31 for Buffalo Milk. The Union has sold 96880 litres of Milk per day on average in year 2004-05.
The Union has 881 Milk suppliers that include 656 Co-operative societies. The profit making Vikas had Rs. 17 Crores loss in 1995, which the NDDB led management reduced to Nine Crores in last decade. It has produced 27,000 metric tonnes of Cattle feed being highly popular and in demand in Gujarat and MadhyaPradesh. The State Government has sent its proposal to NDDB for extension of NDDB Management control for another 10 years.
New Age "Unopposed" Election Mantra:
The Political parties in Jalgaon District are coming with a new age mantra of 'Unopposed Elected' in upcoming Village Panchayat Elections. Region's major political Parties wide media campaigns are announcing awarding Village Panchayat getting unopposed candidates. Many villages in district have single nomination until now and the clear picture will be visible only with deadline of filling forms and withdrawing nominations. Today is last date of filling nominations and 16th is last date of withdrawing nominations.
The Tahsil offices at every taluka level received thousands of applications until now.
Rated Table Tennis Competition ends:
The Jalgaon Taluka Table Tennis Association hosted State rated Table Tennis Competition has ended up. Mumbai's Aditya Mahagavkar has won Men's title while Pune's Martand Biniwal has won junior boys title and Mumbai's Sukhada Kulkarni has won Girl's Junior Title. Jalgaon's continue 8-times winner Thakur lost his match.
Railways orders Inquiry into Bhadli Derailment:
The Bhusawal Division Railway Authorities have ordered a High Level Inquiry into the derailment of Goods Train on 10th August. Three of its goods coach derailed in the incidence and disrupted the traffic for hours. The 3-Member committee will submit its report to the division.
No "Octroi" tussle restarts: Business community files another plea:
At one hand, the financially crunched is gearing up it to restart the Octroi tax; the business community again initiated its Anti-Octroi drive. A group of businesspersons from Jalgaon have filed a fresh petition in Aurangabad bench of Mumbai High Court to cancel this new implementation. The Court will hear this petition today.
The petition expects that the Corporation will restart this tax from 12th August or so and this new resolution formed again is invalid and anti-procedural.
Community Youth Introduction Meet in Jalgaon:
The Gujrati Community Mitra Mandal is hosting a Youth Introduction meet on 28th August in Jalgaon. The Meet is expected to have presence of Gujrati community fellows from around Maharashtra, Gujarat, and MadhyaPradesh. The Meet includes various Gujarati sub-castes Jhalyawadi, Kathiyawadi, Sthanakwasi, Lohana, Kacchi, Dasha, Visa, Vaishnav, Bhatia, Kapol, Modh, Vanik, Mochi, Darjee, and many others on 27th August 2005 at FCI Godown located on Pimprala Road.
Please contact phone: 5628884, 9890046777 for details of participation and further information.
Mahatma Phule Backward community development Report:
The Jalgaon District Mahatma Phule Backward Community Development Division has reported that it has received a target of 50 Lakhs aid for development of 500 backward class community fellows.
The Division offers aid to children of those working in cleaning works, offers capital investment for initiating small-scale works etc. at just 4% Interest rates through Nationalised Banks. Last year the Jalgaon Division helped 207 beneficiaries with Rs. 2,038,500 aid, and loans worth Rs. 3,451,840, and working capital worth Rs. 505,610 to 20 candidates. It also offered and helped cleaning workers to get loans, aid from Nationalised Banks. The Division conducted various training courses to help overall development of these candidates.
The Office is also conducting various seminars and information meets for best possible use of the funds. Please contact the concerned office for more details and getting the aid.
Advantage Monsoon 2005:
The Monsoon 2005 raining has charged environment all around the Khandesh. For the first time in last so many years, the overflowing Girana and Tapi Rivers gave rebirth to many of dry rivers, well, and dam. The Girana and Tapi Rivers benefit zone's over 10,000 well, rivers and major water resources dam are now getting the extra flowing rainwater from these rivers.
This significant and timely approach to convert this water has benefited thousands of Pachora, Parola, and Erandol natives. The Jalgaon District yet expects heavy raining and is below 50% marks, but the Nashik district deluge has spilled the Girana dam and hence the advantage of utilising this rainwater.
Octroi restart expected by Saturday:
The Standing committee of Jalgaon City Municipal Corporation has cleared the restarting of Octroi Tax implementation in Jalgaon. The Standing committee meeting passed the Market rates for various committees that attract Octroi Tax. The Deputy Commissioner of Corporation has left Jalgaon with this resolution and will now get approvals of concerned State Authorities. The whole process will take another day or two and the Authorities are expecting to implement the process from Saturday or so.
rated Table Tennis Competition:
The Taluka Table Tennis Association hosted Third State rated Table tennis competition ended yesterday. The Nagpur team won the Cadet Category competition while Pune won Sub-Junior title, and Thane won the Women's Title.
"Corporation trying best to provide pure drinking water" quotes Mayor:
The Jalgaon Corporation is doing its best efforts to filter the heavy flown Girana dam water in Dapora Pumping station. The Corporation has to expedite around Rs. 50 Lakhs for rebuilding the temporary sand blockages and installing new filtering process machinery. The Girana dam water arriving in the Girana River at Dapora dam has huge amount of sand and mud causing troubles in the process.
The city is receiving unfiltered and heavily powdered drinking water supply since beginning of heavy raining the Nashik region. The Corporation authorities are expecting to fix this issue within coming week.
Sonawane's Paintings in Jahangir Arts Gallery Monsoon Show:
The renowned Jahangir Arts Gallery Mumbai selects Maharashtra Arts Colleges 25 paintings every year for its Monsoon show. This year it has selected Chopda GD Arts final year student Laxmikant Sonwane's painting amongst top 25. The Show opens 18th until 27th August from 11-7pm and is open for all.
Tax Implementation issue:
The Corporation Standing Committee meeting will today discuss the Corporation's revised Octroi Implementation notification issue. The Corporation wide Bombay Regional Corporations Act 466 section 2 has decided to reinitiate the octroi tax collection. Once cleared by the Standing committee, the Corporation will notify the same in news media and will restart the Octroi Tax collection within a month's time.
The Standing committee meeting will also discuss forming of Cemented road from Walmik Nagar area to Asoda Railway Gate, giving a uniform to Corporation employees, procuring rainy season precautionary and important needs material etc.
Village Panchayat Election environment heats up:
The State Government has urged State Election Commission to reschedule the State Village Panchayat Elections on grounds of deluge throughout the State. The EC has defeated the State's demand. Jalgaon District's 787 villages Panchayat are undergoing elections on 28th August. The Election process begins with nomination filling until 13th August at respective Taluka head quarter. The Jalgaon Taluka has 43 Village Panchayats in election, Jamner with 73, Erandol with 37, Dharangaon has 48, Bhusawal with 27, Bodwad with 30, Yaval with 48, Raver with 46, MuktaiNagar with 50, Pachora with 96, Bhadgaon has 34, Chalisgaon has 76, Amalner has 68, Parola with 58, and finally Chopda has 53 Village Panchayat undergoing the Election.
Roll review rescheduled:
Considering the heavy raining situation throughout the State, the Government has announced extension of its Electoral roll review process from earlier 08th August until 08th September. The review will cover all eligible voters completing their criteria age as on 01st January 2005.
rated Table Tennis Competition Report:
Jalgaon's athletes continue to shine in the third State Table Tennis Competition being conducted at MJ College Eklavya Sports Complex. Jalgaon's Nishant Atre, Saurav Joshi, and Chinmay Atravalkar have won in Sub Junior Category while Devendra Tayade is leading in first round in Cadet Category.
"Bhole Baba ki Jay Jay, Shiv Shankar ki Jay Jay" applauds community on the eve of first Shravan Monday:
Beginning today, the beloved Lord Shankar's Shravan Monday festivity will continue for the next 45 days. The devotees keep a day fast every Monday and begin their morning with Darshan of Lord. City's Omkareshwar Temple and many other Lord Shiva temples are having huge queues for Darshan.
The early morning Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati blessings keep you fully charged to handle the day's pressure. So do not miss the best day for taking God's blessings.
Time to think different way: Girana
dam could generate 7000KW Electricity:
With the Girana dam overflowing for the second consecutive year, the Irrigation department sources have confirmed that the excess water dropped here could generate around 7000KW of power. This dam has overflowed earlier in 1969, 1973-74, 1976-77, 1980-81, 1994-95, 2003-04, and this year as well.
This dam water if utilised on grounds of Ghatghar (Ahmednagar) power generation project could generate thousands of KW of power that will resolve the electricity crunch of the region.
Taluka Village Panchayat Election process begins today:
The Jamner Taluka's 73 Village Panchayat are undergoing the Election process. The EC has appointed 25 Election officers to smooth line the process. Beginning today the process of filling nomination is up to 13th August followed by scrutiny until 16th August and 18th August as last date of withdrawing nomination. Polling is on 28th August and counting on 30th August.
Constituency Election Polling:
The North Maharashtra University Graduates Constituency Election conducted on Sunday had 72% polling. The Jalgaon centres had lowest voting while the Akkalkuva centre had maximum voting percentage. The Nandurbar District had 77.47% polling, Dhule 70.74% and Jalgaon had 68% polling averaging to 72.39% overall polling.
The election took place smoothly and no issues were reported.
Contaminated Water Supply: Another big challenge:
After facing stiff Monsoon flooding situation, the local authorities have another biggest challenge of supply clean and purified drinking water. Every year the rainy season brings in host of waterborne diseases due to inadequate filtering of supply water. This year with Girana dam overflowing and thousands of cusecs of water released by dam, the Jalgaon city administration is facing tough time to supply drinking water.
Many of areas in the city are getting contaminated light brown coloured drinking water. The water samples taken found a whopping 516 water samples contaminated in whole of district. The city authorities have expressed their inability to supply pure and filtered water on grounds of heavy inflow of water in Dapora station. The authorities earlier announced water supply every alternate day has now turned to every alternate two days that too with very low pressure. The Gastro, Malaria, fever, cold added with mosquitoes and insects has turned life miserable.
The District has reported 40% Monsoon raining until now and 5 dam in district are still at zero water level.
announces "Education for All" Drive estimated at Rs. 25 Crores:
The District Council ZP has announced its "Education for All" Drive estimated at expenditure of Rs. 25.53 Crores. The campaign includes different measures includes building up school classes and free distribution of textbooks.
The Building and Construction committee has already given go ahead to 237 proposal for building schoolrooms within deadline of 31st March 2006. It includes Utility centre, 37 Group Education utilisation rooms, and 314 classrooms each at Rs. 1.55 Lacs. There are 349,095 scheduled class boys and girl students in district in Class I to VIII.
sets up flood control and Monitoring committee:
The whole of Jalgaon District witnessed panic situation when a Malegaon based Daily Newspaper reported that the Girana dam some wall has cracked. The news spread like a gun and spread serious alert situation for district authorities. The Chalisgaon taluka to which this dam is far near witnessed sudden shock and fear. The District authorities took immediate control of the situation by calling all executive engineers at the Dam site and monitored every corner of this dam. The dam is 100% safe and there is nothing to panic.
Considering increasing number of reports of villages under dam facing flooding situation, the district authorities have set up a flood control and monitoring committee. The committee will observe the issues closely and will monitor the flooding situation to avoid any such dangerous situation. The Khandesh region has Girana and Tapi Rivers connected with many small rivers and these rivers witnessing flooding situation when dam water is released.
The committee set up includes Girana Irrigation division Executive Engineer (Phone: 0257-2233482, 2233914), Divisional Officer (02589-222574), Tapi River Hatnur Dam (Savda Remote Camp) Executive Engineers (Phone: 02584-277044) along with district authorities.
Aafrin Deshpande selected in State Chess Team:
Jalgaon District Chess association player Aafrin Shakeel Deshpande has been selected in Maharashtra State Team comprising of four boys and four girls as players. She passed the qualifying exam by securing 3 points in six rounds in Under-19 Nashik Divisional competition.
Table Tennis competition in Jalgaon from 08th August:
The Jalgaon Taluka Table Tennis Association hosted "Tap-purti" State Level Table Tennis Competition is beginning from Monday at MJ College's Eklavya Sports Complex. The competition has received 494 entries from entire State. Jalgaon Taluka Association is hosting this competition for 12th Consecutive time and hence the name "Tap-Purti" is assigned. The State authorities have announced Players pre-tournament rating. This includes Jalgaon's Rohit Chaudhari on 07th Rank in Men's singles and Shridhar Tripathi on 06th Rank in Sub-junior category.
In search of water:
The Monsoon continues to spread joy throughout the region. Region's main water reservoir Girana dam is overflowing and many of its gates are still open to control the increasing flow. For the first time in history, Jalgaon District Magistrate personally visited the Girana dam site. The authorities are trying to convert the overflowing rainwater to those dams where there is no water. This will help the zero water dam region to get regulated drinking water supply. The District authorities have formulated a plan to convert this extra flowing water to nearby lakes, medium projects, Kolhapur styled temporary dam and empty dams.
Many water conservation projects are also underway and almost all public places have now their borders dig to recycle the rainwater into soil. These efforts will significantly help in improving water level of region and help get good raining next time. The region has until now witnessed 39% raining and showering still continue.
The increasing water flow from Girana dam has disrupted city's drinking water supply and many areas now receiving drinking water after 3 days and at any time. The water supplied is also highly polluted and will lead to many waterborne diseases in coming month.
Festivity" in Vyankatesh Temple:
Continuing its Tradition of 'Shravan' special 'Jhula Festivity', the Vyankatesh Temple trust is beginning the festivity from 07th August. The key attraction of this festive is arrangement of beautifully decorated Jhula one every day until 29th August. The festivity ends with marvelled "Ice decoration" of various deities.
The various types of Jhula included in this year's celebration are Hariyali Ghata, Dry Decoration, Rajasthani Ghata, Kaliya Mardan, Sapta Dhanya, Dry fruit Ghata, Banana Ghata, Chandani Ghata, Deep Ghata, Tulsi Ghata, Mehndi Ghata, Anokhi Ghata, Resham Ghata, Shwet Ghata, Kaanch Ghata, Makhan Ghata, Rudraksha Ghata, Tagar Ghata, Fancy Ghata, Lighting Ghata, Gokul Nagri, Nauka Vihar, and finally Ice Decorated Ghata.
The temple illustrated various Avatar of the Maheshwari community's beloved Lord Krishna and this Jhula festivity is another means of loving the beauty and paths of Radhe Krishna principles.
World Banana Festival Reports:
The Central Agricultural Ministry has announced Rs. 18,500/- subsidy for Banana drip Irrigation set per hectare from earlier 25% subsidy. The decision came in announcement from Central Agricultural Minister considering the increasing cost of production due to falling water levels in the zone. The need for more of Banana Exports by means of Tissue Culture crops was emphasised in meet. India's current share in Banana exports is just 0.5% and the revenue earned by this means is just Rs. 11 Crores.
The recent survey conducted shows that the Jalgaon District has 1178 less privileged children of which maximum of 220 are in Yaval Taluka followed by Raver with 110 while the lowest one is Erandol with lowest of 40 children.
Last year, the District council conducted a special drive to reduce this number by distributing books and informing their parents of precautions and measures to be taken.
The District Magistrate has announced immediate enforcement of No Load Shading in Dam Regions throughout the District. The Authority has further ordered planning of village level Emergency/ disaster control measures. All concerned officers and departments are being kept on high alert and officers are advised not to take any leave.
for Howrah, Firozpur:
The Central Railways has initiated two special trains from Mumbai towards Howrah and Firozpur. The 2137 Firozpur Special Train will reach Jalgaon via Vasai, Surat and then halt at all pre-defined stoppage of Punjab Mail Train. The 2809 Howrah Special Train will arrive Jalgaon via Surat and then follow the Via Nagpur route to Howrah station.
Please refer Railways website for more details and updated information.
Corporation's Emergency/ Disaster Control Committee:
The Corporation has announced its emergency and disaster control committee having District Magistrate as President and Corporation Commissioner as In-charge President, Deputy Commissioner as Deputy President of the committee. Member panel includes Health Officer, City Planner, Water Supply Deputy, Fire Brigade Officer, Education Board Officers, Electricity department officer, Police, State Transport Officer, and Social Serving Organisation.
The official machinery all set includes 60 workers, 2 Tata Sumo Vehicles, 1 Bulldozer, and 11 points of water supply. The Health Controls committee has around 600 staff, 20 tractors, 6 dumpers, 1 JCB, 2 Vacuum Cleaners, 1 Jeep, 2 Ambulance and ready set up of 295 beds Hospital. The Electricity supply control committee includes 20 staff, 7 vehicles and 286 school halls vacated for emergency shifting if required.
The whole machinery and system will activate within 30 minutes of announcement of emergency/ disaster situation in the city. Please contact Water Supply - 9823051667, 9823393693, Health Issues - 9823042828, 9423186646, Building issues - 9890978964, 9823397972, and Fire Brigade Service - 2260495, 9370000974.
students takes protest march to NMU:
The NMU affiliated Engineering Colleges student took a protest march to NMU on Wednesday demanding implementation of Carry On system for first year Course in Engineering and allow admission to third year for students with any 5 subjects left.
The NMU VC has defeated the demand and urged students to follow study and win path instead of demanding carry on. The students union has announced Hunger strike from 08th August if Carry on system is not implemented.
NMU Graduates Constituency
The University administration is all set to conduct free and fair election for the Graduates constituency seat at 42 polling centres throughout Jalgaon, Dhule, and Nandurbar Districts. It has appointed 42 preceding Officers, 210 Polling officers, 84 polling agents and seven officers for monitoring and controlling the whole process. There are 13649 registered graduates that will poll from 23 colleges from Jalgaon, Dhule, and Nandurbar Districts. Polling is scheduled on 08th August and counting is on 09th August 2005.
Overflowing Girana dam to fill Bori Dam:
The Khandesh region continues to witness rain showers on Tuesday. To maintain increasing water pressure in Girana Dam, the authorities have now opened up nine gates of the dam and has sent caution note to seven nearby Taluka. Until now around 45,000cusecs water has been dropped into Girana dam basin.
The nearby Nandurbar district has reported two deaths due to downpour continued since last week. The State Authorities have ordered releasing of Girana Dam water towards Bori Dam that fulfils water thrust of Parola city. The Parola city currently gets drinking water supply after every 8 days.
Corporation to supply drinking water after 2 days:
Considering the releasing of heavy amount of rainwater from Girana dam, the Corporation has rescheduled city's drinking water supply to every 2 days instead of earlier alternate day. The major reason behind the decision is delay in filtering supply water due to overflowing Dapora station supply.
Amongst other decisions to improve and smooth line administration, the Corporation has handed over 18 schools owned by it to Non-Governmental and Social Organisations. The Corporation schools are in bad state of resources and funds due to low aid from its financial resources and low strength of students.
The Corporation has now set up an emergency Help line (Phone No: 2224444) with arrangements of Ambulance and Crane. It has also formed a committee of Corporators to tackle emergency situation if any arrives. The Corporation has identified Ambedkar Nagar, Mehrun Nala area, Samta Nagar as risky zones.
The rain showers continue to dominate the Monday. The District Authorities have reported 88% sowing for the current Kharip season and rest 12% is underway. The District until now has 33% raining following continued showering since last week. District's four taluka namely Jamner, Dharangaon, Bhusawal, and Yaval have reported above 40% raining and Jalgaon Taluka has just 38.37% raining.
The Authorities have opened up three gates of Girana dam and has sent alert signs to 30 villages based on Girana basin. The never full Waghur River is also above mark and having good Rainwater stock. The Authorities opened 36 gates of Hatnur dam to control water pressure on the dam.
The Local city administration has failed to take lessons from Mumbai damage and has not yet drawn any concrete action plan to tackle increasing water logging in down areas.
Violence in Chalisgaon city: 4 injured, 11 arrested:
The Milk City Chalisgaon witnessed violence between two groups of Muslim community spreading mess all around. The incidence began on Saturday night after 9pm due to some minor issues between two traders. The groups used Hockey sticks, iron bars, pointed knifes to attack each other.
In all 4 people were injured and 11 were arrested by city Police.