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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Assam Petrochemicals Limited (APL) (BOM: 506267) (Namrup, Assam, India) plans to set up a new methanol plant at Namrup with a production capacity of 165,000 tons per year, at an investment cost of $125 million.
By Andrew Buncombe A premature baby girl declared stillborn by doctors in Mumbai "came to life" several hours later as the relatives were carrying her to a cemetery to be buried.
The gharial, a 5 to 10 foot crocodile-like reptile with a long slender snout, nearly became extinct in 1970. The government helped to raise its numbers, but it may be on its way back to extinction.
Six Asiatic wild elephants were electrocuted as they went berserk after drinking rice beer in India's remote northeast, a wildlife official said Tuesday.
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...
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...
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...
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.