Changing Web Hosting Services Provider in Jamnagar

There are many reasons why individuals or companies want to change to a new web hosting company. It could be as simple as not enough storage space or bandwidth, or it could be due to its customer service, or lack thereof.

Easier said than done? Changing to a new web hosting company may sound like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be that complex – there are just a few things to keep in mind.

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Keep your web hosting account with your existing host open

It is recommended that you keep your existing web hosting account active until you have completed the transition steps (ie. new account setup, file transfer, email creation and setup, DNS modification and propagation). This will ensure that your website and domain email accounts will be running during the transition

Choose a suitable new web hosting provider

Considerations include:

a) Type of OS (Windows vs. Linux) – it depends on the technologies your website requires. For example, if your website requires ASP, MSSQL, MSACCESS or other Microsoft-specific technologies, then you will need to find a Windows-platform web hosting plan.

b) Bandwidth and disk space requirements

Make a backup copy of your existing website: download old account files

Ideally, files should be downloaded in the same tree structure in which you want to upload it later. Also look for any file or chmod permissions that you might to set on any folder or file. This is a fairly easy task and can easily be accomplished by FTP.

However, some free web hosting providers do not offer FTP access. This is especially true if you’re currently using a free Flash/drag-and-drop website creation service (ie.,

If this is the case, you will not be able to download your existing web files and will have to re-create your new web files. You should check to see if your new web hosting provider offers a free website creator.

To avoid running into the same problem in the future, make sure your new web hosting provider offers FTP access.

Setup new (same) email addresses

To ensure that emails are properly received, it is important to keep the same email addresses, including email aliases and forwarders.

DNS changes and propagation

Once you have uploaded your web files to the new web hosting server and re-created your email accounts, you can go ahead and make the necessary domain name server (DNS) changes.

DNS is usually obtained once you have signed up with the new web hosting provider. You will need to replace your existing DNS settings with the new one – this is usually done via your domain management panel (your domain registrar).

The new DNS will take anywhere between 24-48 hours to propagate, therefore the old web host is responsible for website and email in the meantime. This is why canceling the old service should be the very last thing to do.

Cancel your old account.

Once your new account has been activated and your website and email services at your new web hosting provider are up and running, you can proceed to have your old account canceled.

What is Ransomware? What is WannaCry Ransomware? How it spreads? What can you do to prevent infection?

What is Ransomware?

Ransomware is a malicious software that encrypts the files and locks device, such as a computer, tablet or smartphone and then demands a ransom to unlock it. Recently, a dangerous ransomware named ‘Wannacry’ has been affecting the computers worldwide creating the biggest ransomware attack the world has ever seen. This has affected computers in India also.

What is WannaCry Ransomware?

WannaCry ransomware attacks windows based machines. It also goes by the name WannaCrypt, WannaCry, WanaCrypt0r, WCrypt, WCRY.It leverages SMB exploit in Windows machines called EternalBlue to attack and inject the malware. All versions of windows before Windows 10 are vulnerable to this attack if not patched for MS-17-010. After a system is affected, it encrypts the files and shows a pop up with a countdown and instructions on how to pay the 300$ in bitcoins to decrypt and get back the original files. If the ransom is not paid in 3 days, the ransom amount increases to 600$ and threatens the user to wipe off all the data. It also installs DOUBLEPULSAR backdoor in the machine.

How it spreads?

It uses EternalBlue MS17-010 to propagate. The ransomware spreads by clicking on links and downloading malicious files over internet and email. It is also capable of automatically spreading itself in a network by means of a vulnerability in Windows SMB. It scans the network for specific ports, searches for the vulnerability and then exploits it to inject the malware in the new machine and thus it spreads widely across the network.

What can you do to prevent infection?

  • Microsoft has released a Windows security patch MS17-010 for Windows machines. This needs to be applied immediately and urgently.
  • Remove Windows NT4, Windows 2000 and Windows XP-2003 from production environments.
    Block ports 139, 445 and 3389 in a firewall.
  • Avoid clicking on links or opening attachments or emails from people you don’t know or companies you don’t do business with.
  • SMB is enabled by default on Windows. Disable smb service on the machine by going to Settings > uncheck the settings > OK
  • Make sure your software is up-to-date.
  • Have a pop-up blocker running on your web browser.
  • Regularly backup your files.
  • Install a good antivirus and a good anti ransomware product for better security
  • Below is a consolidated list that we need to block on your firewall/antivirus


• iuqerfsodp9ifjaposdfjhgosurijfaewrwergwea[.]com
• Rphjmrpwmfv6v2e[dot]onion
• Gx7ekbenv2riucmf[dot]onion
• 57g7spgrzlojinas[dot]onion
• xxlvbrloxvriy2c5[dot]onion
• 76jdd2ir2embyv47[dot]onion
• cwwnhwhlz52maqm7[dot]onion

File Names:

•Please Read Me!.txt (Older variant)
•[0-9]{15}.bat #regex

Sources :  Kerala Police Cyberdome


How to install NginX on cPanel/WHM Server

NginX is one of the most popular choice open source Web server and a reverse proxy. For those who are not very familiar with Linux & have cPanel/WHM installed in your server or VPS here is the guide on how to install them.

The package comes with Nginx Admin plugins for cPanel. To install execute the following command through SSH client. You have to login as root.

cd /usr/local/src
tar xf nginxadmin.tar
cd publicnginx
./nginxinstaller install

If you are installing Nginx Admin for the first time and there is Python Error while installing you have to execute the following command.

./nginxinstaller install

If you want to uninstall Nginx Admin, execute the following commands.

cd /usr/local/src
tar xf nginxadmin.tar
cd publicnginx
./nginxinstaller uninstall



Convert PDF Documents with Able2Extract Professional 11

As the new trends in technology are constantly growing, we are becoming familiar with how productivity tools can actually help us. From making our work more streamlined up to saving us hours on repetitive tasks — it’s obvious that we are becoming more and more dependent on our digital sidekicks to get the job done. And that is a good thing since our work has become much easier and faster.

There are numerous ways how we can benefit from productivity tools. Let’s take document management, for example. It is one of the most time consuming and frustrating tasks in the modern office. When receiving a huge amount of documentation it is never easy to arrange everything or filter just important files. And in the majority of cases, the documents we receive are in PDF format, which leaves us with almost no choice when it comes to their editing. Simply put, PDF files cannot be edited by default.

If you wish to manually retype the entire document or just some specific parts of it, it would take a lot of time and nerves but eventually, you will complete the task. But at what price? That is why some companies have developed software solution for this problem.

One product that can convert uneditable PDF documents is Investintech’s Able2Extract Professional 11. The tool has an advanced technology that can convert even a scanned PDFs into fully editable file formats. With Optical Character Recognition engine, it scans the image PDF and reads the text locked in the image. When integrated into a PDF converter, it enables us to extract that image text into an editable digital format.

The tool is very easy and intuitive to use so following these three steps is all it takes to convert any text from scanned PDFs using Able2Extract OCR technology:

1)   Open your file you’d like to convert

2)   Select the entire document or some parts of it

3)   Choose the desired format and click Save

Besides creation, you can edit your PDF content with the latest version of PDF Editor where all changes are instantly visible, right on the spot.

You can use this editing panel for:

  • Adding or removing text, shapes, and images
  • Merging multiple PDFs into one large file
  • Extract an individual or several pages
  • Resize and rotate pages
  • Move and scale content
  • Redacting any sensitive information


Among these features, there is a lot more what Able2Extract Professional PDF Converter has to offer. It is free to try for 7 days, so you can download it here. We are sure you will not be disappointed.

The World’s First Hoverbike Could Revolutionize the Drone Industry


In Back to the Future 2, Marty McFly time travels to the year 2015 to save his future children from a lifetime of disastrous events. The film is full of slapstick humor, intense action and one of the most memorable soundtracks of all time. Anyone that’s seen it will probably tell you it’s one of their favorite movies, and if you were to ask them what their favorite part is, they’ll undoubtedly say the same thing: “the hoverboard.”

The popularity of skateboarding was at an all-time high when the movie was released in 1989, and seeing Marty ride a floating skateboard seemed like a dream come true for skaters. And while there’s been rumors (and even hoaxes) of a real hoverboard coming to fruition, it’s doubtful that we’ll get to ride one by the film’s projected date of October 21, 2015. However, we may be riding the next best thing.

Malloy Aeronautics (MA), the brainchild of UK-based engineer Chris Malloy, is currently in the developmental stages of the Hoverbike – a drone that can be ridden and that combines the freedom of a helicopter with the simplicity of a motorcycle. If the prototype proves to be successful, riders of the Hoverbike will be able to fly and maneuver it in mid-air exactly like a quadcopter, but at considerably lower aerial levels.

“When compared with a helicopter, the Hoverbike is cheaper, more rugged and easier to use – and represents a whole new way to fly. The Hoverbike flies like a quadcopter, and can be flown unmanned or manned, while being a safe – low level aerial workhorse with low on-going maintenance.”

–Malloy Aeronautics

According to MA, the Hoverbike is “the result of years’ worth of research and development” and is currently in the final construction stages of the latest manned prototype. Flight testing is set to commence in a few months and if everything goes according to plan, a final engineering prototype will be submitted to the aviation certification authorities. Once approved and deemed safe, the Hoverbike will go into full production and function as the world’s first flying motorcycle.

The Hoverbike is designed to do everything a helicopter does, but at a much lower cost. MA has suggested it could potentially be used for cattle mustering, aerial surveying and power-line inspection. It’s not intended to be a recreational form of personal transportation (yet), but will instead be a practical aircraft for anyone that needs to transport it. Because the Hoverbike can be folded to a third of its size and palletized, it could also be the ideal solution for ski and mountain rescue, airborne logistics and insertion/extraction during major disasters.

Engineering and manufacturing such a machine is expensive, and, for this reason, MA is the latest company to turn to Kickstarter to fund their idea. In order to entice people into donating money, MA is offering a scaled down version (1/3 the actual size) of the Hoverbike for about $1,000 USD. People won’t be able to ride the scaled Hoverbike, but it does offer a lot of the same features as the prototype and even comes with a 3DR Pixhawk flight controller that can be programmed for setting pre-determined flight paths.

Compared to other drones on the market, the scaled down Hoverbike is vastly different. Besides being able to fold for easy transport, it’s composed entirely of aircraft-grade aluminum and carbon. It also has protective ducting around the fans that not only protect the blades, but people or objects from being damaged. Other impressive features like built-in LED lights, removable panels and a variety of landing gear options make this one of the most advanced drones ever assembled.


  • Weight: 4.9lb
  • Dimensions: 45.5in. (L) x 6.3in. (H) x 23.3in. (W)
  • Construction: Carbon composite, aircraft-grade aluminum, polyurethane
  • Gross Lifting Capacity: 15.4lb max (10.4lb recommended)
  • Payload: 10.6lb max (3.3lb recommended)
  • Max Flight Speed: 45mph
  • Max Height: Limited to radio range and local air rules
  • Battery Voltage: (6S LiPo)
  • Flight Time: See graph


Perhaps the best feature of the scaled Hoverbike drone has nothing to do with flying, but with robotics. MA has designed an Arduino-compatible microcontroller called theMicro to power the drone’s multi-colored LED’s that will also allow owners to get creative. Programming the MAcro Micro to switch and actuate levers, release pins or control spotlights are just some of the hundreds of functions that an imaginative pilot can use the microcontroller for. Programming the drone is as easy as connecting the Micro to your computer via a micro USB cable and it is compatible with the standard Arduino software.

Until now, drones haven’t been very versatile. With the exception of few people, most pilots fly them for leisure. MA’s Hoverbike drone will change all of that. People’s notions of what a drone is capable of will not only change, but will set the tone for what we can expect when the actual Hoverbike arrives. And while it won’t be available by 2015 like Marty’s self-lacing Nike’s, the Hoverbike could be the first step to the Hoverboard we’ve all been waiting for.

What will you use your Hoverbike for?

Source :  new egg

Amitabh Bachchan launches LG G3 cell phone priced at Rs 47990

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Amitabh Bachchan has launched LG Electronics new flagship smartphone the LG G3. A limited edition of the model will have the megastar’s signature at the back.
amitabhbachchan-22-07-2014While LG has retained the basic design of LG G2, meaning the back keys and the naked sides, LG G3 sports a new metallic look. The phone feels sturdy in the hand and is comfortable to hold. Despite being a 5.5-inch device, the phone is a very compact device with almost no bezels making it just a tad wider than your average 5-inch device. When it comes to design, LG G3 looks and feels exactly like a plastic device. The lack of an all metal body does not take away the quality from the device.


Hardware Specification of LG G3

LG G3 is expected to be integrated with Odin processor which is developed by LG themselves. The latest version of this processor, which is supposed to be present in LG G3, will have an octa core version of Odin processor. Out of the eight cores, four cores of the processor are clocked at 2.2 GHz speed and the other four will be clocked at 1.7GHz speed. This is definitely going to make the phone work faster in comparison to its predecessor. As far as RAM support of this handset is concerned we are not really sure about the exact amount, but since LG G2 had 2GB RAM support, G3 will at least have 3GB RAM support.

Operating System

LG G3 will probably be integrated with Android 4.4 KitKat operating system as a mystery handset has been revealed lately with model number LG-D830 which has the same configuration. However, but we are quite sure that it will come with LG’s Optimus user interface and also have inventive features like Knock Code, the next generation KnockOn which allows users to tap a pattern to switch on a phone as well as unlock it.

Camera of LG G3

A popular Korean website ZDNet Korea has stated that LG G3 will be integrated with 16MP sensor, but there are tech geeks who suggest 13MP sensor. A photo taken with such camera specifications was posted in and the poster of the photo claimed that this photo was taken by his friend with a camera with 13MP specification. the front facing camera will be 2.1 MP

Chassis of LG G3

Nothing has been revealed yet about the design of this smartphone, but since LG G2 looked absolutely chic we are also expecting the G3 to be better than its predecessor. We are expecting the buttons of this phone to be located at the back of the phone, but since G2 was absolutely awesome, G3 will be no less.

Eye Scanner and Fingerprint

Rumor has it that LG G3 will come with a fingerprint scanner. This has been reported by ETNews, a renowned South Korean tech website. Fingerprint and eye scanner are two features that we are expecting in all flagship smartphones of 2014 like iPhone 5S, Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One Max and we are very sure that LG G3 is not going to miss out on this feature so as to remain in the league.

Moreover, the tech buffs of ZDNet Korea has also reported that LG G3 might integrate biometric authentications as well like iris scanners or fingerprint scanners so as to make this flagship phone far more secured.

Price of LG G3

We are also not sure about the price of this flagship smartphone, but we are absolutely sure that it will be worth a fortune. But we expect it to be a little less in comparison to Samsung’s or HTC’s flagship phone so as to give their product a competitive edge over others.

Our Expectations about LG G3

Apart from these rumors that are spinning round LG G3, we are expecting LG G3 to be incorporated with some more features. These are things that we are expecting in G3:

Firstly, G3 must have an eye scanner, though we are not really whether it will have or have not. But it might so happen that we will get to see a sleeker smartphone this time with fingerprint scanner. This would have place LG G3 at a better position than its competitors.

Secondly, iPhones were the only head turners of the yester year. But now HTC and Sony’s Xperia series phones are also in the same league now. Therefore, it is time for LG to pull up their socks and focus on the looks of the phone. Though LG G2 was quite chic, we are expecting G3 to surpass that.

Thirdly, LG G2’s battery was quite commendable and therefore we are expecting G3 to come with a far more superior battery life which will last for at least a few days.

Fourthly, we will be happy to see the next flagship LG phone with a far more superior storage capacity.

Fifthly, Samsung S5 was supposed to come with a 64 bit processor, but however it didn’t happen. Therefore, if LG G3 integrates a 64 bit processor, then it will be able to beat Samsung on this particular aspect quite gracefully.

We will keep updating the readers as soon as we get to hear further confirmation about the specifications or features of LG G3. So stay tuned with us for further updates.

Exotic Beauty of Jamnagar

Ranmal Lake / Lakhota Lake:
The Lakhota Palace in Jamnagar is one of the major tourist attractions in Gujarat, which you cannot afford to miss while on your tour to the state’s monuments. It is a small palace located on an island in the midst of the Lakhota Lake.
Every year about 75 species of birds, including pelicans, flamingos, spoonbills, ducks, terns, and gulls, descend on this lake, making it a lively birdwatching site, a pleasant surprise in an urban center.
The Kotha Bastion is Jamnagar’s arsenal. One of its most interesting sights is an old well, the water of which can be drawn by blowing into a small hole in the floor.

Darbargadh Palace:
Darbargadh (Maharajah’s palace), the old royal residence of Jam Sahebs and the most important historical complex in Jamnagar, reflects the fusion of Rajputs and European style of architecture. The semi-circular palace complex consists of a number of buildings with very fine architectural features and detailing. It has some fine examples of stone carvings, wall paintings, fretwork jali-screens, ornamental mirrors, carved pillars and sculpture. The walls outside have carved jarokha balconies in the Indian tradition, a carved gate and Venetian-Gothic arches. The earthquake in 2001 caused significant damage to the Darbargadh.

Lakhota Fort:
This small palace, on an island in the middle of the Lakhota lake, once belonged to the Maharaja of Nawanagar. This fort-like palace has semi-circular bastions, turrets, a pavilion with guard-rooms housing swords, powder flasks and musket loops. An arched stone bridge with balustrade connects the Lakhota Palace with the town. Today it houses a small museum. The fort museum has a good collection of sculptures that spans a period from the 9th to the 18th century and pottery found in ruined medieval villages from the surrounding area. The museum is reached by a short causeway from the northern side of Ranmal Lake and is open daily except on Wednesdays.

Willingdon Crescent:
The impressive Willingdon crescent was constructed by Ranjit Singh, inspired by his European journey. It comprises arcades of cusped arches, larger on the ground floor and smaller on the upper storey, pilasters on the curving walls, and balusters on the parapet. The statue of Jam Saheb is situated in the center of the crescent. Gujarat Earthquake in 2001 has caused only a slight damage to this shopping area.

Pratap Vilas Palace:
The beautiful Pratap Vilas Palace, built during the rule of His Royal Highness Ranjitsinhji, is a distinct place to visit for a variety of reasons. It has European architecture with Indian carvings that give it a totally distinct appeal. It was built as a mimic of Victoria Memorial Building of Calcutta but the domes built on it are according to Indian architecture, out of which 3 domes are made of glass. Carvings of creepers, flowers, leaves, birds and animals on the columns make the palace lively. Damage in the 2001 earthquake has caused a costly loss of some parapets, and the separation of some upper walls at the roof level in some corners. Visitors are not allowed in.

Kotha Bastion:
The Kotha Bastion contains a fine collection of sculptures, coins, inscriptions and copper plates and the skeleton of a whale. One of its most interesting sights is an old well where the water can be drawn by blowing into a small hole in the floor.

Dhanvantri Mandir Gujarat Ayurved University :
Dhanvantri Mandir was built under the personal supervision of Dr. Pranjivan Manekchand Mehta, Chief Medical Officer of Guru Govindsingh Hospital. After independence it gained the status of Ayurveda University. It has a good library, workshop and been a place of research and international seminars on Ayurveda- an ancient Indian medicinal system.

Also known as the Ranjit Institute of Poly-Radio Therapy, the Solarium was built by Jam Shri Ranjitsinhji during his rule by bringing in an expert from France. This slowly revolving tower provides full daylong sunlight for the treatment of skin diseases. With the destruction of two similar solaria in France during World War II, this is probably now the only one of its kind in the world, and certainly in Asia. Due to advancement in medicine and treatment now it is obsolete and not in working condition for the treatment.

Bhujio Kotho:
Bhujio Kotho is well known among tourists due to its height and circumference. It is on the bank of the Lakhota Tank, near Khambhaliya Gate. This monument has five floors, and is believed to have been constructed for protection during the invasions. On the first floor there were guns placed in each direction, and in the walls, holes for rifles are found. On the upper floor a tank with a dancing peacock on its peak was constructed to store water. Unfortunately, in an earthquake in 2001 Bhujio Kotho partially collapsed and it is now prohibited to visit due to safety concerns.

Bohra Hajira:
The Bohra Hajira is also worth a visit, on entering Jamnagar city by road on the Rajkot Highway, one can see this magnificent Structure on the banks of the river. Permission has to be taken before visiting the place. Many years back boats used to sail in this Rangmati & Nagmati rivers, but presently the water level is low; often the river dries up and the river bed is used for hosting the Shravan Month Fairs.

Jam Ranjitsinhji Park(RanjitSagar Dam):
Municipal Corporation of Jamnagar has recently developed a Park near RanjitSagar Dam. The park has beautiful garden with colorful fountains. There is also rides for children. The park remains open from 10am to 8pm on all days except Sunday & Monday. On Sunday park remain open till 10pm and on Monday it remain closed for maintenance.

Khijadia Bird Sanctuary:
Khijadia Bird Sanctuary,Located 10 km north east of Jamnagar, represents the combination of seasonal freshwater shallow lake, inter-tidal mudflats, creeks, saltpans, saline land and mangrove scrub. The place is a known breeding ground of the Great Crested Grebe. Apart from it, Little Grebe, Purple Moorhen, Coot, Black-winged Stilt and Pheasant-tailed Jacana are also recorded breeding here. Raptors, including harriers, eagles, hawks and falcons are also spotted here. The sanctuary also shelters migratory birds such as swallows, martins, wagtails and various waterfowls. It is considered as an important site for ecological research and education.

Marine National Park:
India’s first marine sanctuary, has various parts where one can visit: one of them is Pirotan island which is about 16 nautical miles (30 km) away in the Arabian Sea near Jamnagar and spreads over an area of about 458 km2. Located about 7 km from the city center. The Marine National Park & Sanctuary comprises an archipelago of 42 islands noted for their coral reefs and mangroves. It is possible to see dolphins, fin-less porpoises and sea turtles and a variety of colorful tropical fish. The place is very beautiful. The entire forest has various marine life forms. The area also attracts a huge number of birds.

Rozi and Bedi Ports:
Rozi and Bedi are two important ports close to Jamnagar. Rozi Port on the shore of the Gulf of Kutch and Bedi Port two nautical miles (4 km) inland on the Rangamati River. These attractive waterside picnic spots offer excellent facilities for fishing and angling.

Cremation Park:
Cremation park is situated 10 minutes north of the city centre. The park holds statues of saints and deities, as well as scenes from the Ramayana. This is an interesting place to visit. The circle of life showing the stages in life of man is also thought to be evoking.

Jogger’s Park:
This is a new botanical garden in the city besides Palace Ground and its official name is Gulab Kunvarbaa Udhyan. It is very much used by the daily walkers and joggers of city.

Bala Hanuman Temple:
The Bala Hanuman Temple is on the south-eastern side of Ranmal Lake. The temple is famous for the continuous 24-hour chanting of the mantra ‘Sri Ram, Jai Ram, Jai Jai Ram’, since 1 August 1964. This devotion has earned Bala Hanuman Temple a place in the Guinness Book of Records. Thousands of devotees visit the temple every year. Early evening is particularly a good time to visit the temple.

Mota Ashapura Maa Temple:
The Goddess (Kuldevi) of the Jadeja clan of Rajputs who ruled this place. The temple is located in the east part of Jamnagar from where the entrance (Gate) to the city and its close to Darbargadh in old city area

Shantinath Mandir:
Shantinath Mandir is situated, south-west of Bedi Gate, in Jamnagar. The temple has intricate carvings and the walls are adorned with fine murals, which depict the life of Jain saints. The floor is made of marble and decorated with distinctive Jain patterns in yellow, black, white and red.

Vardhman Shah’s Temple:
Vardhman Shah’s Temple is a delightful shrine and one of the four main Jain temples in Jamnagar. The foundation stone of this shrine was laid in 1612, during the reign of Jam Jasaji I and was completed in the year 1620. Fifty two very small temples or ‘Deri’ were built around the temple in 1622.

Bholeshwar Mahadev Temple:
Bholeshwar mahadev temple is situated in Gajna village of tehsil Lalpur. The temple is situated on the bank of river Dhandhar.This temple is famous for its fair on shravani amas.

Jamnagar was founded around Ranmal Lake, on the confluence of the rivers Rangmati and Nagmati, in 1540 by Jam Rawal who was chased south from Kutch after drama and conflict among the royalties. It was the capital of what was then called Nawanagar, “new city”. Nawanagar, later renamed for jam, meaning “king”, was one of the most important princely states of Saurashtra until joining the Indian union. The Jams, of the Jadeja Rajput rulers, are thought to be descendants of Krishna’s Yadav clan.

The city was fortified by Meraman Khawas, who ruled from 1744-1800. Under the rule of Jam Vibhaji in 1852, the city saw the opening of schools, hospitals, and the railway line to Rajkot. Jam Ranjitsinhji ruled from 1907-33 and redesigned the city in 1914, under the guidance of Sir Edward Lutynes, the architect of New Delhi, opening the previously walled city into wide roads and standardized houses with what is described as a “disciplined” look. Before becoming the ruler he had been a famous cricketer, one of the greatest in the history of the game, and had traveled widely to play for England’s team. His design of the city was inspired by what he saw especially in Europe, and thus Jamnagar was called the Paris of India.

He electrified the town in the 1920s, provided free primary education from 1911 and free secondary education from 1916, ordered the construction of Bedi port, and developed the railway connections further. It is said that, in order to clear the streets of stray dogs, he told the Jain population, whose religion forbid them from killing the dogs, that he would have the dogs killed if they were not removed by a certain date. A few days later, the dogs were gone, and apparently have not returned since. (See for yourself if this is true, and perhaps even ask around among the locals about this legend.) The Jam Saheb during Independence was one of the native rulers who joined the Indian Union on their own, and helped to convince others to do the same.

Once a small pearl fishing town, Jamnagar would then become the world’s biggest pearl fishery until the early 20th century. It is also famous as a center of the traditional technique of tie-dye fabrics, bandhani, a time consuming process that is believed to have been used in this area for up to the last 500 years. It was later known for its brass industry, significant naval and airforce bases and its Ayurved University. More recently it has included the companies Reliance and Essar Oil as feathers in its industrial cap. Perhaps not unrelated to the growth of the city, the rivers Rangmati and Nagmati, once navigable by boat, have now dried up considerably, and its river bed is used for hosting events in Shravan, a holy month in the Hindu calendar.