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2008-08-13 15:00:29

HYDERABAD: The Rangareddy district administration will issue notices to all residents who constructed houses on lake beds. "We will issue notices to citizens who had constructed their houses within the full tank level (FTL) of lakes.

2008-08-13 15:00:29

By DEBASHIS KONAR Kolkata: Taking a cue from West Bengal, which was the first state to introduce a code for the preservation of wetlands , the Centre is all set to introduce a law to preserve these fragile eco-systems .

2008-08-12 00:00:33

MANGALORE: Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Saturday indicated toughening his stance against rampant mining in the state. Speaking at a party workers meeting here, Yeddyurappa said that the state was contemplating to give mining licences only to those who would start steel industry.

2008-08-12 00:00:20

By Parth Shastri AHMEDABAD: Forensic and computer experts have confirmed with Mumbai investigators that the connection used by American citizen Ken Haywood in Navi Mumbai was used by other users in the last three months.

2008-07-12 00:00:21

By Saurabh Sinha NEW DELHI: The crude oil crisis has made Delhi the country's busiest airport in terms of number of daily flight movements, beating Mumbai for the first time ever. Before jet fuel price started its upward trend, Mumbai used to handle 750 to 760 flights daily.

2008-07-06 00:00:12

By Neha Lalchandani NEW DELHI: Delhi may soon be able to overcome its water shortage after being given a go-ahead by the L-G for a feasibility study on the barrage at Palla. This barrage will store the monsoon backflow and the extra water that is released for Delhi, for using it in critical periods.

2008-07-03 06:00:52

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Reliance Infrastructure Limited (BOM:500390) (Mumbai) will make investments of around $7 billion over the next three years toward expansion of its domestic engineering and construction business, as well as acquisition of assets overseas.

2008-07-01 00:14:24

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Government doctors proceeding on long leaves and extending it as per convenience has been a major concern for Kerala's health sector. Now the state government has decided that enough is enough.

2008-06-24 02:30:10

Assam Petrochemicals has announced its plans to set up a new methanol plant at Namrup, in the Indian state of Assam, with a production capacity of 165,000 tons per year, at an investment cost of $125 million.

2008-06-24 02:30:06

By Jaideep Deogharia HAZARIBAG: Danger looms on NH-33 off Ranchi. The road can cave in anytime as several tunnels have been dug beneath the highway near Hesagarha on Mandu Ghati in Hazaribag by illegal coal miners. With thousands of vehicles crossing these points, the road has developed cracks .

Latest Geography of India Reference Libraries

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...

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...

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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  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.