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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. Work for the same is expected to be awarded in another 6-8 months. According to sources, the Central Water Commission (CWC) has already conducted a pre-feasibility study on the project and...

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. Along with many other projects, the company is currently building a 12-kilometer (km) stretch of metro rail in Mumbai in partnership with Veolia Transport, a branch of Veolia Environnement SA...

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. Acting tough against the erring medics, the state health department has terminated the services of 295 of them. While 124 doctors have been dismissed from the directorate of health services, 171 have been removed from the rolls of the medical education department, health...

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. Assam Petrochemicals (APL) is currently in talks with the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and Oil India (OIL) for supply of natural gas as feedstock for the project. APL has not yet received gas allocation for the new plant, but ONGC and OIL are reportedly scouting for new gas...

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 . Apparently, the tunnels have their origin in an open quarry of Central Coalfields Limited (CCL) that was abandoned a few years ago. Illegal miners or coal thieves have been digging these up...

2008-06-23 06:00:26

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. APL is currently in talks with Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) (BOM: 500312) (Dehradun, Uttarakhand) and Oil India Limited (OIL) (Noida) for supply of natural gas as feedstock for the project. APL has not yet...

2008-06-21 09:00:39

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 baby was born two months early after her mother, Aruna Gaikwad, 30, was taken to hospital suffering from convulsions and high blood pressure. Mrs Gaikwad was being treated for hypertension at the municipal Lokmanya Tilak municipal general hospital when staff were forced to induce her labour. Some of the...

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2008-01-23 00:00:00

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. Since early December, between 50 and 80 bodies of dead gharials have been found washed up on the banks of the Chambal River. The Chambal is one of few unpolluted rivers in India, and a safe place for the gharial to live. There are only around 1,500 gharials left in the wild, and the Chambal's...

2007-10-23 19:31:16

GAUHATI, India -- Six Asiatic wild elephants were electrocuted as they went berserk after drinking rice beer in India's remote northeast, a wildlife official said Tuesday. Nearly 40 elephants came to a village on Friday looking for food. Some found beer, which farmers ferment and keep in plastic and tin drums in their huts, said Sunil Kumar, a state wildlife official. They got drunk, uprooted a utility pole carrying power lines and were electrocuted in Chandan Nukat, a village nearly 150...

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2006-11-07 08:28:33

NEW DELHI (AP) - Indian scientists working in a tropical forest in the country's remote northeast have found a rare medicinal plant last seen 115 years ago, a scientific journal reported. The botanists were working in the Upper Subansiri district of Arunchal Pradesh, an Indian state that borders China, when they found a specimen of "Begonia Tessaricarpa," according to this month's issue of Current Science, an Indian journal. The journal did not say when they found the plant. The herbaceous...


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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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