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2006-06-12 07:58:19

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) - Separatist rebels exploded two bombs in northeast India on Monday, including one in a crowded market that killed one person and wounded 11, the latest in a spate of attacks in the restive region, police said. The blast in the market took place in the oil town of Digboi in Assam state, about 400 km (250 mile) east of the state's main city of Guwahati, they said. "The bomb was planted in a bicycle and it was a timer device," said senior police officer Khagen...

2006-06-11 01:01:15

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) - Two people were killed and nearly 30 wounded in India's Assam state when suspected rebels threw grenades in a market and blew up gas pipelines, the latest in a series of attacks ahead of peace talks, officials said on Sunday. In Guwahati, the northeastern state's biggest city, militants on a road flyover hurled grenades at a crowded shopping area, injuring 20 people, including two women. One of the injured died in hospital early on Sunday. Police blamed...

2006-06-10 05:58:25

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) - Suspected separatist guerrillas in India's northeastern state of Assam triggered four explosions, blowing up oil and gas pipelines, hours after a market-place bomb killed five people, police said on Saturday. The militants blew up a pipeline carrying crude oil from a drilling site in the state's Duliajan area, and a gas pipeline in the town of Digboi, 400 km (250 miles) east of Guwahati, the state's main city. They also hurled a grenade at a house of a...

2006-04-20 05:48:09

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A bus carrying a marriage party plunged into a river in India's northeastern state of Assam on Thursday, killing at least 47 people, police said. Most of the victims drowned, officers said, adding that more than 70 people were on board the bus at the time of the crash, including many women and children. About 30 people were injured. The accident happened at Sarupeta, about 150 km (100 miles) west of Guwahati, Assam's main city. "It's one of the worst accidents...

2006-04-03 05:00:56

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) - Voters trudged through rain to heavily guarded polling booths in India's rebel-infested Assam, the first of five states holding elections that will be the biggest test for the federal coalition since coming to power. Assam, in the isolated northeast, is kicking off a month-long election process in states in the south and east. Voters in tea-and-oil-rich Assam braved bad weather to reach polling booths and by early Monday afternoon about 30 percent of...

2006-04-02 23:51:37

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) - Thousands of people lined up on Monday to vote in India's Assam state as troops protected polling booths from possible rebel attacks at the start of the biggest electoral test for the federal coalition. The vote in Assam in India's isolated northeast kicks off a month-long election process in five states in the country's south and east. The Congress party, which rules three of the states and heads the government in New Delhi, and its federal allies are...

2006-04-02 00:25:33

By Kamil Zaheer NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Voting begins in India's restive Assam state on Monday, kicking off polls in five states being seen as the biggest electoral test of the Congress party-led federal alliance since it won power in May 2004. In Assam, located in India's northeast, a Congress government is fighting for re-election against a regional opposition party and the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Both opposition parties are highlighting the illegal...

2006-01-23 03:15:15

By Biswajyoti Das UDALGURI, India (Reuters) - A powerful separatist group in India's troubled northeast said on Monday it would be forced to abandon a ceasefire if peace talks were further delayed. The National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) -- which has been fighting for a separate homeland for Bodo tribals in the tea- and oil-rich state of Assam since 1985 -- began a year-long truce on June 1 after signing an agreement with the government but said the peace process was going...

2005-12-02 11:38:44

By Krittivas Mukherjee KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - Your tea break was never so exotic. Inspired by the success of whiskey and wine makers, Indian tea planters are turning parts of their verdant Assam and Darjeeling estates in the East of the country into luxury resorts. Guests get to tour tea gardens and pluck tea leaves. Nature walks, trekking, rafting and golf are also on offer, punctuated, of course, by as much tea tasting as you like. "We are creating a lifestyle product for...

2005-11-21 01:40:00

NEW DELHI -- The forestry department in the remote eastern Indian state of Assam is appealing for dead animals -- to feed vultures threatened with extinction, a newspaper reported on Saturday. India has lost more than 95 percent of its vulture population in the last decade to mystery viruses, avian flu and carcasses sprinkled with pesticide. The Hindustan Times newspaper said more than 500 vultures had died in Assam since 2001. It reported the forestry department wanted carcasses from towns...


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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...

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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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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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