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Past Monsoon Changes Linked To Major Shifts In Indian Civilizations
2012-03-19 04:05:57

A fundamental shift in the Indian monsoon has occurred over the last few millennia, from a steady humid monsoon that favored lush vegetation to extended periods of drought, reports a new study led by researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). The study has implications for our understanding of the monsoon´s response to climate change. The Indian peninsula sustains over a billion people, yet it lies at the same latitude as the Sahara Desert. Without a monsoon, most...

2010-09-08 04:21:00

MUMBAI, India, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The China Sourcing Fairs opened today in Mumbai. Now in their third year, the Fairs are the largest Greater China-products exhibitions in India. Prior to the opening, the Fairs reported a 76 percent increase in the number of buyers who had pre-registered to attend the events. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030303/LNM011LOGO-b ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030303/LNM011LOGO-b ) The China Sourcing Fairs feature...

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2009-10-13 10:30:00

Increasing winter temperatures are causing the Himalayan glaciers in Kashmir to melt at an "alarming" rate, harming water supplies to areas of India and Pakistan, says a new study. The Kolahoi glacier, the biggest in the province, has melted by one square mile in the last three decades, said the research offered at an international workshop on climate change in Srinagar. Himalayan glaciers connect to Asia's nine biggest rivers that pour into China, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and...

2009-08-26 09:42:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- GlowTouch Technologies, a Louisville, KY-based IT services company, was recently listed as the second fastest-growing private company in Kentucky and the 130th fastest in the nation by Inc. magazine. The magazine also awarded GlowTouch "Top 10 Indian-Run Companies" and "Top 10 IT Services." "If you want to know which companies are going to change the world, look at the Inc. 500," said Inc. editor Jane Berentson. "These are the most dynamic,...

2009-07-14 13:42:00

MUMBAI, India, July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: TCS.BO, NSE: TCS.NS), will host a conference call on Friday, July 17, 2009 to discuss its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2009. A press release with details of the results will be made available prior to the call. The company will host a 60-minute conference call at 10:30am ET (2:30pm UTC, 8:00pm IST, 10:30pm SST/HKT) for analysts and investors based in India, the USA, Asia Pacific,...

2008-12-02 08:48:35

Britain's Princess Eugenie, 18, had been staying at the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai shortly before last week's terrorist attacks, a royal source said. The princess, who is the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of York, had been touring India with friends along with a Scotland Yard royal protection officer, The Times of London said. She left the hotel before the violence broke out and was never in danger, the royal source told the newspaper. The Times didn't, however, indicate exactly...

2008-09-29 21:00:24

By Manju V Mumbai: The aroma of food will soon be wafting in the air at Mumbai airport's arrival area, with food courts being set up outside the domestic terminals in a month. And, around the same time, a six- cuisine dining area will be set up at the international airport. Bang in the middle of the Diwali holiday travel season, the Mumbai airport will embark on a gastronomic adventure that could reduce-with a delicious twist-the boredom of waiting for a flight. "A 160-seat food court...

2008-09-21 00:00:23

By Preetu Nair PANAJI: Hospitals in Goa engaged in medical tourism forsee a 50% fall in arrival of foreigners this season. Alarmed by initial trends, some hospitals are planning new schemes to attract walk-in foreign tourists. "We expect a 50% decline among foreign tourists who come for dental, cosmetic or bariatic treatment to Goa. Generally during the tourist season, about 10 rooms are booked by foreigners, but the quantum is expected to be less this season," said Victor Albuquerque,...

2008-09-18 21:00:21

By Proshun Chakraborty WANI: For the distressed farmers of Yavatmal in Maharashtra, the reasons driving them to suicide have been crop failure and crippling debts. There is another now: pollution by state-owned coal mines. The spraying of coal dust on the fields by the hundreds of trucks rolling out of Coal India Ltd's Western Coal Fields has severely hit farmers in the region. Farmers say the coal dust from the open mines settle on the top soil and on crops jeopardising farming. As...

2008-09-05 06:00:19

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Torrent Power Limited (BOM:532779) (Ahmedabad, Gujarat) has announced plans to generate 8,600 megawatts (MW) of power by setting up new greenfield and brownfield projects. The completion of the new projects is expected to catapult Torrent Power to the league of the country's top power companies such as National Thermal Power Corporation (Delhi), Tata Power Company Limited (BOM:500400) (Mumbai) and Reliance Power Limited...


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Bombay Duck, Harpadon nehereus
2013-10-24 12:18:24

The Bombay Duck (Harpadon nehereus), known also as the bummalo, is, in spite of its name, not a duck but a lizardfish. It is native to the waters between Mumbai and Kutch within the Arabian Sea, and a smaller number can also be found in the Bay of Bengal. Large numbers are also caught in the South China Sea. This fish is often dried and salted before it is eaten, as its meat doesn’t have a distinctive taste of its own. After the drying process, the odor of the fish is very powerful, and it...

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2007-08-13 03:07:35

The Nilgiri Tahr (Nilgiritragus hylocrius), is an ungulate native to the Nilgiri Hills and the southwestern portion of the Western Ghats range in India. It is known locally as the Nilgiri Ibex or simply Ibex. The Nilgiri Tahr is more closely related to sheep than it is to other Tahrs. Its habitat is open mountain grassland within the mountain rain forests eco-region above 6500 feet generally. The Nilgiri Tahrs are stocky goats with short, coarse fur and a bristly mane. Males are larger...

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2007-01-02 10:30:06

The Nilgiri langur (Trachypithecus johnii) is a langur found in the Nilgiri hills of the Western Ghats in South India. Its range also includes Kodagu in Karnataka, Palani Hills in Tamil Nadu and many other hilly areas in Kerala. This primate has glossy black fur on its body and golden brown fur on its head. It is similar in size and long tailed like the gray langurs. Females have a white patch of fur on the inner thigh. It lives in troops of five to sixteen monkeys. The animal is often seen...

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