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Porbandar

(pōr`bəndər), town (1991 pop. 116,546), Gujurat state, W central India, on the Arabian Sea. Porbandar trades with Persian Gulf and East African ports, has airline service and major highway connections, and is the terminus of a rail line. Fishing is an important industry. It is noted for its high-quality ghee and building stone. Mohandas GandhiGandhi, Mohandas Karamchand
, 1869–1948, Indian political and spiritual leader, b. Porbandar. In South Africa

Educated in India and in London, he was admitted to the English bar in 1889 and practiced law unsuccessfully in India for two years.
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 was born there.
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Summary: Porbandar (Gujarat) [India], Aug 11 (ANI): One fishing boat with four crew members onboard was sighted off Navibandar on Sunday.
Ahmedabad -- In a joint operation, the Indian Navy and the Coastguard intercepted a Pakistani vessel with eight sailors off the coast of Porbandar the other day.
Summary: Porbandar (Gujarat) [India], Aug 9 (ANI): Indian Coast Guard vessel Sangram was diverted on Friday to render assistance to a Singapore flag vessel MV APL LE HARVE which reported a fire on-board.
Ten fishing trawlers and 52 anglers were fishing in deep sea in an attempt to net a good catch near the IMBL when PMSA apprehended these fishermen and seized their boats yesterday morning, Porbandar Boat Association general secretary Manish Lodhari told PTI.
Summary: Porbandar (Gujarat) [India], Jun 13 (ANI): A portion of the centuries-old Bhuteshwar Mahadev temple near the coastal area of Porbandar has collapsed due to heavy winds and sea waves triggered by Cyclone Vayu.
Summary: Porbandar (Gujarat) [India], May 6 (ANI): As many as 30 Indian fishermen have been arrested by Pakistan on Monday.
Summary: Porbandar (Gujarat) [India], June 6 (ANI): The Indian Naval Ship Sunayna on Thursday reached India's Porbandar harbour after successfully evacuating 38 Indian nationals, who were stranded in Socotra Islands in the aftermath of cyclone Mekuna.