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2013-06-03 23:04:43

Greener Pastures, a sustainable tourism company based in Northeastern India, has launched two very exotic tours this summer from June to September, which provide travelers a chance to experience India's beloved monsoon season in the lush green tea plantations of Assam and in the verdant hills of Meghalaya, the planet's rainiest place. Dibrugarh, Assam (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 As the summer season is when the Indian subcontinent receives bountiful and godsent rainfall in the form of the...

2012-01-30 08:00:00

Tea For Two...Or Three For Me. Introducing the Organic Tea Duo and Three Tea Sampler by Two Leaves and a Bud Tea Company. Basalt, Colorado (PRWEB) January 30, 2012 Two leaves and a bud tea company has recently developed and introduced its first-ever two-sachet sampler - a delightful duet featuring two of its leading organic tea flavors; Organic Assam black tea and Organic Better Rest Blend herbal tea. Organic Assam breakfast tea features black, organic tea leaves grown in Assam, India,...

2011-01-31 09:08:00

ASSAM, India, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, five hand-raised, endangered elephant calves were moved from the IFAW Wildlife Rescue Center in Kaziranga to Manas National Park in the northeast Indian state of Assam. Implemented by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) and its partner organization the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), the release is part of an ongoing effort to integrate orphaned elephants into wild herds in Manas. This critical work...

2010-12-30 13:01:00

ASSAM, India, Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- For only the second time in India's history, two female Indian rhinos, an adult female and a juvenile, have successfully been translocated from Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary to Manas National Park in Assam. The two females join two males that were moved to Manas in 2008. Veterinarians darted the animals with tranquilizers, then transported them 250 km in crates specially-designed to hold the 1.5 to 2 ton pachyderms. Pobitora boasts the highest...

2010-04-08 08:00:00

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An endangered Royal Bengal tiger that strayed near a village in Assam, India was rescued early last week and later released in Manas National Park, becoming the first tiger released to the wild in this World Heritage Site. The tiger, one of 1,200 to 1,500 left in the wild, was tranquilized and captured by a team of Assam Forest Department staff and assisted by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org). The...

2008-06-24 02:30:10

Assam Petrochemicals has announced its plans to set up a new methanol plant at Namrup, in the Indian state of Assam, with a production capacity of 165,000 tons per year, at an investment cost of $125 million. Assam Petrochemicals (APL) is currently in talks with the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and Oil India (OIL) for supply of natural gas as feedstock for the project. APL has not yet received gas allocation for the new plant, but ONGC and OIL are reportedly scouting for new gas...

2008-06-23 06:00:26

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Assam Petrochemicals Limited (APL) (BOM: 506267) (Namrup, Assam, India) plans to set up a new methanol plant at Namrup with a production capacity of 165,000 tons per year, at an investment cost of $125 million. APL is currently in talks with Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) (BOM: 500312) (Dehradun, Uttarakhand) and Oil India Limited (OIL) (Noida) for supply of natural gas as feedstock for the project. APL has not yet...

2007-10-23 19:31:16

GAUHATI, India -- Six Asiatic wild elephants were electrocuted as they went berserk after drinking rice beer in India's remote northeast, a wildlife official said Tuesday. Nearly 40 elephants came to a village on Friday looking for food. Some found beer, which farmers ferment and keep in plastic and tin drums in their huts, said Sunil Kumar, a state wildlife official. They got drunk, uprooted a utility pole carrying power lines and were electrocuted in Chandan Nukat, a village nearly 150...

2006-08-13 00:31:17

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A moderate earthquake shook areas along India's northeastern border with Bangladesh early on Sunday, but there were no reports of damage or casualties, the Indian Meteorological Department said. Officials said the 5.0 magnitude quake was recorded at 2:16 a.m. (2046 GMT), with the epicentre in Karimganj district -- 300 km (185 miles) south of Guwahati, the main city in the northeastern Indian state of Assam. (Additional reporting by Biswajyoti Das in GUWAHATI)

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Assam Macaque, Macaca assamensis
2014-04-15 10:51:31

The Assam macaque (Macaca assamensis) is a species of Old World monkey that can be found in Southeast and South Asia. Its range includes Nepal, while its subspecies occupy larger ranges. The eastern Assamese macaque holds a range that includes Bhutan, Assam, Mizoram, and areas of Myanmar and Tibet. The western Assamese macaque holds a range that includes Sikkim, Assam, and areas of West Bengal and areas of Bangladesh. This species resides in varying habitats depending upon the area of its...

2012-06-18 08:11:31

Symbol: CASIA2 Group: Dicot Family: Theaceae Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons Subclass   Dilleniidae Order   Theales Family   Theaceae – Tea family Genus   Camellia L. – camellia...

2007-08-10 17:29:13

The Hoolock Gibbons, (Hoolock), are two primate species from the family of gibbons (Hylobatidae). The range of the hoolocks is the most northwestern of all the gibbons, extending from Assam in North-East India, to Myanmar. Small populations live also in eastern Bangladesh and in southwest China. Hoolocks are the second largest of the gibbons, after the Siamang. They reach a size of 24 to 36 inches and weigh 13.22 to 20 pounds. The genders are about the same size, but they differ...

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