Priyank Parikh 6th in IIT JEE; to represent India at international competition - Priyank Parikh, son of Bahulaben and Pradeep Parikh, has won twin honours, securing the sixth rank in the highly competitive All India Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for admission to the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and being selected to represent India at the International Physics Olympiad to be held in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico from July 12-19,. Both results were announced in the third week of May.

Mrs. Priti Choksi Wins Two Business Awards - Mrs. Priti Choksi, Director Gitanjali Gems, and a key figure in the expanding global retail operations of the company, has recently won two awards, being nominated as one of the Women Super Achievers in Retail by the Asia Retail Congress and also winning a Brand Leadership Award from the Indira Group of Institutes, Pune.

Neelan Choksi develops e-book reader Stanza; company acquired by internet giant Amazon - A US based technology company, Lexcycle (pronounced lexical), owned by a team of three IT whizzes, including Neelan Choksi, has recently been acquired by Internet giant Amazon. Lexcycle had developed the e-book reader application Stanza for iPhone which has become a huge hit worldwide in less than a year since it was launched.

Palanpuri researcher's work chosen in PopSci's Ten Inventions of the Year - A new technological device developed by MIT based Palanpuri researcher Pranav Mistry (reported earlier by Palanpur Online) has been selected as one of the Top 10 Inventions of the Year by Popular Science, a highly respected magazine in the US that has been published since 1872.

Rosy Blue first diamond manufacturer in UN's Global Compact - Antwerp headquartered diamond company Rosy Blue, run by Palanpuri diamantaires Arun Mehta, Dilip Mehta, Harshad Mehta, Russell Mehta and Amit Bhansali, became the first company from the worldwide diamond industry to become a full fledged member of the UN Global Compact.

Hasmukhbhai Kehavlal Shah (age 63) passed away on 22nd May 2009 in Mumbai

Jaswantiben J. Javeri (age 84) passed away on 16th May 2009 in Mumbai

Tarlika Dhabuwala (MD) (age 61) passed away on 14th May 2009 in U.S.A.

Sameer Girdharlal Javeri (age 50) passed away on 8th May 2009 in Mumbai

Mahendrabhai Hiralal Shah (Solicitor) (age 82) passed away on 7th May 2009 in Mumbai

Sureshbhai Rajmalbhai Kothari (age 87) passed away on 5th May 2009 on Pondicherry

Palanpur has the honour of being called a `Punya Bhoomi', because of the large number of important religious sites in and around the city, some dating back to thousands of years ago. Click on a name to learn about the history and religious significance of each tirth.
Dadawadi Jeewanwadi Juma Masjid
Murshad Bagh - The Dargah Of Murshad Bawa Nagneji Mata Temple Pallaviya Parshwanath Jain Temple
Pataleshwar Mahadev Mandir Shantinath Jain Derasar
Ambajimata Mandir, Ambaji Bajothia Mahadev Shivmandir, Balaram
Shri Parshwanath Derasar, Bhiladiyaji Shri Neminath Derasar, Bhorol Dharnidhar Mandir, Dheema
Shri Parshwanath Derasar, Duva Siddhambika Mata Mandir, Juna Deesa Derasar, Kumbharia
Shri Manibhadraveer Derasar, Magarwada Ramdev Peer, Majadar Jain Tirth, Ramsan
Shri Parshwanath Derasar, Runi
....& read about many more Religious sites. For the full list Click Here
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