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2006-02-14 07:37:21

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Two Indian soldiers were killed on Tuesday when their vehicle was crushed by falling boulders after a moderate earthquake struck an eastern mountain state and triggered landslides, authorities said. The tremors, which were also felt across the border in northern Bangladesh, sent people running from their homes in the region, witnesses said, and cracks were reported in some buildings. "The soldiers were killed when big boulders rolled down a hill top onto the...

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...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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