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2006-03-07 21:30:00

By Sharat Pradhan VARANASI, India (Reuters) - Armed police mounted vigil at temples and public places across India on Wednesday and leaders appealed for calm as Hindu groups called for a strike in a northern state to protest against bomb blasts that killed 15. Tuesday's blasts in Varanasi, one of the holiest pilgrimage centers for the country's majority Hindus, also wounded dozens of people and came barely a week before Holi, the Hindu festival of colors. It sparked fears of sectarian...

2006-03-07 11:27:33

By Sharat Pradhan LUCKNOW, India (Reuters) - At least 15 people were killed and scores wounded in a series of explosions which hit the Hindu pilgrimage city of Varanasi in northern India within a span of 45 minutes on Tuesday, police said. One explosion occurred in the packed Sankat Mochan temple and two blasts rocked one of the city's main railway stations, a federal interior ministry official told Reuters. "Fifteen people have died and about 60 are injured. The blasts were pretty...

2006-03-07 09:38:05

LUCKNOW, India (Reuters) - At least four people were killed and over a dozen wounded in two separate explosions on Tuesday in the Hindu pilgrimage town of Varanasi in northern India, police said. Television reports said up to 12 may have died. "So far four people have died, 17 are hospitalized with injuries," V.N. Rai, inspector-general of police in Uttar Pradesh state, where Varanasi is located, told Reuters. "All entry points to the area have been sealed." One explosion was...

2005-11-18 08:09:21

By Anis Ahmed GANGACHARA, Bangladesh (Reuters) - The mighty Teesta river that has swept away farm laborer Mohammad Taheruddin's home 10 times in the past five decades is now a picture of calm. At the end of the monsoon season, the river that brings misery to thousands of Bangladeshis almost every year looks more like a big canal, with people and cattle walking across through knee-deep water. Children cast nets for fish to add to their meager food or to sell in the nearby market....

2005-09-06 07:55:00

NEW DELHI -- Imagine a world without drinking water. It's a scary thought, but scientists say the 40 percent of humanity living in South Asia and China could well be living with little drinking water within 50 years as global warming melts Himalayan glaciers, the region's main water source. The glaciers supply 303.6 million cubic feet every year to Asian rivers, including the Yangtze and Yellow rivers in China, the Ganga in India, the Indus in Pakistan, the Brahmaputra in Bangladesh and...

2005-07-01 13:10:10

AHMEDABAD, India (Reuters) - Nearly a hundred people havebeen killed and around 200,000 displaced by severe flooding inwestern India in the past week, officials said on Friday. Hundreds of people waited for help on rooftops and atop atrain as authorities in Gujarat state pressed the army intoservice to help move people to higher ground. "My home has been swept away and my cattle have perished.The water level has risen overnight and we are moving around inboats," said Pratap Maisuriya of...

2005-03-14 07:22:17

GENEVA (AP) -- The shrinking of Himalayan glaciers could fuel an upswing in flooding in China, India and Nepal, before creating water shortages for hundreds of millions of people across the region, a leading environmental group warned Monday. In a report, the Switzerland-based World Wide Fund for Nature said the rate of retreat of the Asian mountain range's glaciers is accelerating because of global warming, and has now reached 33-49 feet a year. "The rapid melting of Himalayan glaciers will...

Latest Ganges Reference Libraries

2006-09-01 13:04:41

The Ganges River Dolphin (Platanista gangetica gangetica) and Indus River Dolphin (Platanista gangetica minor) are two sub-species of freshwater or river dolphins found in India and Pakistan. From the 1970s they had commonly been regarded as separate species. The Ganges River Dolphin is primarily found in River Ganges and its tributaries in India while the Indus River Dolphin is found in the Indus river in Pakistan Taxonomy Until the 1970s the Indus and Ganges River Dolphins were...

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