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2006-03-07 21:30:00

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.

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.

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.

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.

2005-09-06 07:55:00

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.

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.

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2005-03-14 07:22:17

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.


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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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saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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