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2005-08-08 15:19:27

By Biswajyoti Das MOIRABARI, India (Reuters) - For more than two months, Sarifa Begum has been a virtual prisoner in her small neighborhood on the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra river in India's northeastern state of Assam. Like many Muslim settlers in Assam, Begum is living in fear of deportation -- or even death. The gaunt 42-year-old has lost her job as a housemaid and is struggling to feed her family. "We are starving because I can't go out to work," Begum, the mother of four...

2005-08-08 01:28:44

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) - Bombings by rebels in India's northeastern state of Assam on Sunday killed four people in an increase of violence ahead of independence day on Aug. 15, police said. Rebels triggered a bomb hidden in a bag at a bus stop in Boko, near Guwahati, the state's main commercial hub, killing two people on the spot. Another two died in hospital. In a separate incident on Sunday, rebels also bombed an oil pipeline in the state. Police said the United Liberation Front of...

2005-07-11 21:40:23

LONDON (Reuters) - An overwhelming majority of Britons would support tough new measures to reduce the threat of attacks after last week's deadly London bomb blasts, a poll by The Times newspaper showed on Tuesday. Some 86 percent of those questioned said they supported giving the police new powers to arrest people they suspect of planning attacks and 88 percent said they were in favor of tighter controls on who comes into the country. Only 21 percent said they would change any plans or...

2005-07-07 06:31:47

LONDON (Reuters) - A series of blasts that hit London's transport network on Thursday killed at least two people and wounded scores, police and hospital officials said. Police said two people were killed in an explosion at the Aldgate East underground station. A doctor at the station said at least 90 people were wounded in the blast. The Royal London hospital in the east of the capital said 95 people were being treated, 10 of them serious and seven critical. Several other hospitals said...

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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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Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.