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Topic: Valsad District

  Pinkesh Desai   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Valsad is known for its handloom cloth, dyes, bricks, and pottery, and it also has a castor-oil extraction industry.
It is served by national and State highways and lies on the main line of the Western Railway.
Except for a barren coastal stretch, the area around Valsad is intensively cultivated; chief crops include cotton, millet, pulses, and rice.
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 Indo-Asian News Service -> India-Terrorism/Crime-Blast -> Mumbai blast accused remanded in police custody   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Valsad police arrested Amir Bandookwala, an alleged accomplice of Ijju Sheikh, one of the main accused in the Mumbai blast, from Mumbai.
Ijju, who hails from the south Gujarat district of Valsad, had been absconding since the blasts and was believed to have taken shelter in the Middle East.
He is accused of providing logistical support to the Mumbai bomb conspirators by transporting the explosive RDX from coastal Saurashtra town of Porbandar in Gujarat, where it had arrived in shipments, to Mumbai.
www.eians.com /stories/2005/05/17/17blast.shtml   (232 words)

 Herald Sun Footy Story Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
AN Indian woman infected with HIV was beaten to death by her brothers who feared she could transmit the disease in the family, police said today.
Sumitra Patel, a 38-year-old widow, was attacked in the Valsad district of western Gujarat state on Sunday after biting her children in an apparent act of parental reprimand, the Press Trust of India quoted police as saying.
Valsad police chief Abhay Chudasma said Patel appeared to have been infected by her husband, who died of full-blown AIDS in 2003.
www.heraldsun.news.com.au /footy/printpage/0,8036,12276469^661,00.html   (143 words)

 WHO | 1997 - Leptospirosis in India
In 1997 leptospirosis spread to Surat district Gujarat State from Valsad district south of Surat where the diseases has been reported for many years.
As of 11 September, 281 cases and 34 deaths (case-fatality rate, CFR 12%) had been reported in Valsad district and 132 cases with 14 deaths (CFR 11%) in Surat district.
Valsad, Chikhali and Gandevi taluks in Valsad district, and Vyara and Mahuva taluks in Surat district are the worst affected areas.
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 rediff.com: Over 100 fishermen missing in Gujarat
She said the wind speeds had also risen at places to as much as 240 kph and the district administration was on full alert.
PTI adds: The defence forces were Thursday put on high alert and the authorities began evacuating villagers from low-lying areas, as the cyclone raced towards coastal areas, raising fears of a catastrophe four months after the killer earthquake struck the state.
Tidal waves, triggered by strong wind velocity in the Arabian sea, where the cyclone is brewing, washed away 200 houses in two villages along the coast of Kosamba in Valsad district of Gujarat.
inhome.rediff.com /news/2001/may/24cyc.htm   (448 words)

 High Court of Gujarat - Judgement/Orders
It is reiterated that both the groups of Mochis are backward, however, the backwardness amongst the Mochis of Dangs district and Umargaon Taluka of Valsad district was associated with the age-old practice of untouchability and therefore, untouchability was considered as a factor for inclusion in the list of Scheduled Castes.
He submitted that this was on the ground that Mochi community of these areas of Dangs district and Umargaon Taluka of Valsad district was suffering from the disability of the practice of untouchability.
Saurashtra, Kutch and in other 10 districts of the old Bombay territory cannot be, as they were never treated as untouchables in the past of (nor?) are being treated as untouchables at present, treated as Scheduled Castes except in the area of Dangs district and Umargaon Taluka of Bulsar district.
gujarathighcourt.nic.in /Judgement/SPECIALCIVILAPPLICATIONNo6165of2003.htm   (10971 words)

 Rain fury: 30 dead in 36 hours- The Times of India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Heavy rainfall has been recorded in many areas, with Kaprada taluka in Valsad district receiving 651 mm rain between Monday evening and Tuesday evening, and Songarh in Surat district receiving 640 mm.
Health minister IK Jadeja said the situation was "grim", particularly in south Gujarat, where about 382 villages in Valsad, Surat, Navsari and the Dangs were badly affected.
In Navsari district, the situation turned grim on Tuesday with water level rising alarmingly in Purna and Ambika rivers.
timesofindia.indiatimes.com /articleshow/801968.cms   (472 words)

 Should Cong be wary of maverick SP Abhay Chudasma?- The Times of India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Although Valsad’s new SP Abhay Chudasama, with these flurry of arrests, may want to prove that every lane of the Golden Corridor was infested with criminals, his men are yet to crack the Rs 25 lakh robbery case at the Centurion Bank in Vapi last year.
Incidentally, this is Chudasama’s first stint as head of a district after a prolonged posting as deputy SP and then SP in the Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) from where he was shifted to CID (Intelligence) after his role in the Godhra carnage investigations came under a cloud.
His charge as head of Valsad district raised eyebrows last month, especially as the C o n g r e s s seems confident of winning a couple of seats from South Gujarat region in the crucial Lok Sabha polls.
timesofindia.indiatimes.com /articleshow/554895.cms   (424 words)

 DAMAN- Geography, climate, transport
The district of Daman is situated on the west coast of India between the parallels 20
The district is bounded on the north by the Bhagwan river, on the east by the Valsad district of Gujarat state, on the south by the Kalem river and on the west by the Arabian Sea.
In the district of Daman, the important field and garden crops grown are paddy, Ragi, groundnut, pulses and beans, wheat, banana, sapota and mango.
www.webindia123.com /territories/damananddiu/land/daman.htm   (305 words)

 July 8, 2001 - July 8, 2001 :: News Archive :: Gujarat News at GujaratPlus.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In Kutch district, Lakhpat and Rapar taluka reported 33 and 30 mm of rain, followed by 23 and 26 mm in Viramgam and Detroj in Ahmedabad district.
In the Saurashtra region, Porbander district has so far received 413.67 mm which is highest rainfall any part of the state has so far registered, and which is almost 78 per cent of the average rainfall in the district.
AHMEDABAD: The Gandhinagar district police are looking for a former servant of the C C Patel household as the prime suspect the in break-in and attack on former government official Sushilaben on Thursday afternoon.
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 `Women's co-op movement should pick up momentum'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Representatives of a number of co-operatives from the state, who converged at the picturesque Tithal beach area of Valsad district for the convention, discussed the problems faced by various women's co-operatives in the region and ways to solve them.
Stating that the largest number of women's co-operatives, as compared to those in the state, were in Valsad district, the executive officer of the zilla co-operative Jayanti Patel said that though this was a good sign, women still declined from taking up responsible positions in the co-operative movement in the district.
Specially invited to speak on the occasion, district registrar of the co-operative societies of Valsad district, Y N Balo said that he had observed that men held a number of positions even in women's co-operatives, which proved that women still required to take up more responsibility in the working and management of the societies.
www.indianexpress.com /ie/daily/19980430/12051244.html   (286 words)

 The Hindu News Update Service   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Eight persons, including three in Vadodara, two in Valsad and three in Palanpur were killed on Wednesday, taking the toll in the state to 17 in last four days, sources said.
Most parts of Gujarat, particularly Surat, Vadodara, Ahmedabad and Jamnagar districts were lashed by heavy rains for past three days and several people have already been shifted to safer locations.
In Valsad district an alert has been sounded following an alarming rise in water level after heavy rainfall in nearby Dharampur village.
www.hinduonnet.com /thehindu/holnus/004200506291918.htm   (242 words)

 Navsari district to get elected body   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
SURAT, June 6: Nearly one and a half year after Navsari district was carved out of Valsad district, the state government has published a notification creating the existence of a separate district panchayat.
Out of the 47 elected members from Valsad district, the notification will identify 22 members as elected to the Valsad district panchayat while the remaining 22 elected from Chikhli, Vansda, Gandevi and Navsari talukas of Navsari district will be identified as Navsari district panchayat members.
The notification includes seven members of Dharampur taluka, six of Pardi taluka, seven of Valsad taluka and five of Umargam taluka in the Valsad district panchayat, while seven from Chikhli, four from Vansda, seven from Navsari and four from Gandevi are included in the Navsari district panchayat.
www.expressindia.com /ie/daily/19990607/ige07111.html   (274 words)

 Indo-Asian News Service -> India-Weather-Lead Gujarat -> Heavy rains in Gujarat, administration on alert (LEAD)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Surat, Navasari, Valsad and the Dangs districts of south Gujarat witnessed heavy rains, with four rivers flowing above the danger mark.
The state water resources minister visited Valsad district that continued to witness heavy downpour for the fifth consecutive day.
Chuda sub-district of Surendranagar district in north Gujarat, otherwise known to be a drought-prone area, received 10 to 12 inches of rainfall in 24 hours.
www.eians.com /stories/2005/06/29/29on.shtml   (488 words)

 Rediff On The NeT: The Rediff Election Special: Poll evokes little enthusiasm in Valsad
Valsad district Congress vice-president Dinesh Soni assures us that the party's candidate, Uttam Patel, will beat Maniklal Chowdhury by at least 50,000 votes.
Janubhai of the Hindu Jagran Manch, who was alleged to be one of the leaders of the violence, says he will step up his work only after the election.
This is sharply different from the composition of the tribal population in the rest of Valsad -- the Dodiya Patels, the Naikas and the Harpatis.
www.rediff.com /election/1999/sep/01pr.htm   (959 words)

 Valsad District in India
Valsad District of Gujarat covers an area of 5,244 sq km.
The headquarters Valsad is famous for its handloom textiles, dyes, bricks, and pottery.
Valsad mangoes, sapodilla, and teak are well known.
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 UNICEF India - Child protection
August 2005 - Nested in the Vindhyachal range of mountains, Karjun is a remote village of Kaprada block of Valsad district in the state of Gujarat.
The generally carefree and happy populace of this tribal village is in a somber mood today because a team of women who had come to Karjun for a five-day village planning exercise are leaving.
Information was disseminated on these important issues during the “Gram Baithaks” (village meetings) organized as a part of the five-day child-centered village planning process initiated by UNICEF in partnership with Vasudhara Dairy in Valsad district.
www.unicef.org /india/child_protection_924.htm   (1095 words)

 PopupArticle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The district authorities have issued flood alert in Navsari, Valsad, Surat and Dang districts and several people in flood-prone areas have been evacuated while the Army has been put on stand by.
The rivers, which are flowing above the danger mark, are Auranga, Wanki, Ambika, Kaveri and Kharera River in Valsad district of Gujarat.
The Water Resource Minister Narottam Patel, who is camping in Valsad to take stock of the situation, told that the flood situation in the state was serious.
www.indiatribune.com /popuparticle.aspx?Article_ID=265   (414 words)

 Criminal shot dead in encounter-Sanjay Singh was involved
At the time of the encounter, he was being escorted by the Valsad police in a mobile van from Valsad to Umbergaon for further investigation in the fake currency notes racket.
The Valsad LCB had recovered a single fake currency note of denomination of Rs 1,000 during the raid operation at Sanjay’s hideout at Umbergaon taluka.
District Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Valsad Abhay Chudasama told Express Newsline: ‘‘He (Sanjay) was trying to escape from the police escort and he even fired one round from the rifle after snatching away the rifle from the Gunman.
www.nriinternet.com /INDIA/News/080104/del_0205_Sanjay_Singh.htm   (594 words)

 Abduction: MLA held, freed on bond
Valsad District Superintendent of Police Dr P K Roushan told Express Newsline, ‘‘The Valsad police had registered a case against Chaudhary in connection with the abduction of the Valsad Zilla Panchayat member and an active BJP worker Yashoda Mohavde last month.
Dr Roushan said a complaint was lodged by the District BJP president B J Bhandutia with the Valsad police on April 19, 2003, regarding the abduction of the Jilla Panchayat member and an active BJP member Yashodaben Mohavde against sitting Congress MLA from Motha Pondha taluka Jitu Chaudhary.
On the next day, Valsad MP Manibhai Chaudhary, MLA Daulat Desai, district BJP president B J Bhandutia and other top BJP leaders called upon the District Development Officer (DDO) of Valsad and filed an affidavit saying that Jitu Chaudhary was forcing Yashodaben Mohavde for joining the Congress.
www.ahmedabad.com /news/2k3/may/29abduction.htm   (382 words)

 ReliefWeb » Document Preview » 25 killed in monsoon downpour in western India
The bodies of two adults and three children were found after a mud house caved in Monday in Halasa village in the state's Anand district, the spokesman said.
Two women were killed when house collapsed in the Mankni village of Baroda district and two men were swept away in the creeks in Udhna in Surat district late on Tuesday.
In one incident, a van carrying four people was swept away by the rain-fed Karjan river in Bharuch district.
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 [meteorite-list] Meteorite in India Causes Stir   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
For one full day, they were too afraid to approach the "object." It was when they approached the authorities for permission to build a temple there, the officials of the district collectorate, Forensic Sciences Laboratory and amateur astronomers came to know about it.
It was a similar thud on November 30, 1954, that had 32-year-old Hulitt Hodges, a resident of the sleepy town of Sylacauga, rudely awakened from her sleep in her house.
Talking about the Valsad meteorite, senior scientist at PRL Narendra Bhandari says: "There is a small amount of radioactivity in the meteorite, produced by radiation that comes from outer space known as cosmic rays.
six.pairlist.net /pipermail/meteorite-list/2004-November/166878.html   (386 words)

 Six children die of gastro fever in Valsad district
SURAT, Aug 12: Six adivasi children, aged between five and 10, died of gastro fever in the Bhatedi and Dhandar villages of Kapral taluka of Valsad district.
Jani Bhoya (10), Manchhu Trimbakbhai (8), Rajesh Kashiram (7), Budhiya Nivalbhai (5), Sanjay Ramjibhawar (7) and Mangli Bhoya (5) died and 45 people were being treated in Bhatedi, even as the district administration geared up to check spread of the disease.
Valsad Resident Deputy Collector C D Parmar told Express Newsline that two teams of medical professionals were rushed to the villages on Wednesday, even as a temporary medical centre was put up to treat those affected in the village itself.
www.expressindia.com /ie/daily/19980813/22551184.html   (296 words)

 Gujarat High Court to review case against Christians
The five, including a boy of minor age, have been sentenced to life imprisonment for killing a Hindu fundamentalist who was part of a mob that attacked a fellow Christian in Valsad district of Gujarat.
During the clash, an activist of the Hindu fundamentalist group Bajrang Dal was struck on the head and died of his injuries in a local hospital three days later.
Barnabas conducts FMPB ministries in Valsad and the neighbouring district of Navsaris.
www.aiccindia.org /news/gujarat_high_court_to_review_case_against_christians.htm   (623 words)

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