Visually Impaired Palanpuri Girl breaks Junior National Javelin Record
Takhuben Kukadiya, a student of Std. VIII at the Smt. M.K. Mehta School for the Visually Impaired.
Over 32,000 will be treated at BodhGaya Eye Camp
The first part of the 2008-09 eye camp being run by the Bhansali Trust at BodhGaya.
Indo-Belgian Tie up to Boost Education of Mentally Challenged
Help Handicapped International and Brothers of Charity, Belgium have come together to launch a joint project.
Palanpur Online Launched at Mumbai
A new community website – – was launched in the presence of H.H. Iqbal Mohammed Khan, Nawab, Palanpur.
Kirtilal D. Parikh Computer Centre Inaugurated
The Kirtilal D. Parikh Computer Centre was inaugurated on November 11, 2008 by Mr. Abhay S. Parikh and Mr. Atul K. Parikh.
PhD Thesis Studies Palanpuri Jain Community
Abhijit Kothari, a student of the Dharamsinh Desai University at Nadiad, Gujarat has studied the success of the Palanpuri Jain community.
DMCC Confers Lifetime Achievement Award on Pankaj Mehta
The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) has conferred Lifetime Achievement Awards on seven leading stalwarts of the gem and jewellery industry.
Mehul Choksi Finalist for E &Y’s ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ Award
The Chairman and Managing Director of Gitanjali Group Mehul Choksi is one of the 19 finalists shortlisted for The Entrepreneur of the Year 2008.
Prarthna Sabha - Navinchandra Laxmichand Shah - Date: 27 Nov 2008
Jyotsnaben Mahendrabhai Mehta (age 70) passed away - Date: 26 Nov 2008
Prarthna Sabha - Kishorebhai Kantilal Kothari - Date: 26 Nov 2008
Navinchandra Laxmichand Shah (age 78) passed away - Date: 25 Nov 2008
Prarthna Sabha - Kusumben Rameshbhai Mehta - Date: 25 Nov 2008
Kishorebhai Kantilal Kothari (age 70) passed away - Date: 24 Nov 2008
Kusumben Rameshbhai Mehta (age 68) passed away - Date: 24 Nov 2008
Prathna Sabha - Chandravadan Dahyabhai Parikh - Date: 23 Nov 2008
Chandravadan Dahyabhai Parikh (age 78) passed away - Date: 21 Nov 2008
Prathna Sabha - Dipakbhai Rasiklal Gandhi - Date: 19 Nov 2008
Saileshbhai Dhudalal Mehta (age 61) of Poly Diam passed away in Antwerp - Date: 17 Nov 2008
Nawab Sher Mohammed Khan of Palanpur, who attended the coronation ceremony of King George V in Delhi, was so impressed with the British royalty that he built a club in 1913 named after the King.

Designed by experts, it was built on a site known as “Hathikhad”, a pit deep enough to hide an elephant and where, it is said, dead elephants were buried. Since independence, the park was managed by the Palanpur Municipality, but in 2003 it was handed over to Vidyamandir Trust for a period of 25 years on a token rent.

Built between 1922-1936 AD by the last Nawab of Palanpur, the Balaram Palace was the Nawab's Summer Palace. It is surrounded by green gardens, and lies along the banks of a gently flowing river. Today, the palace has been converted into a luxury hotel in the middle of a reserve forest.