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2014-03-12 00:22:26

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Kerala Tourism conducts Mobile App Idea Competition Calling all App-licants! Do You Have An App Idea? Participate in a unique competition and turn your ideas into reality! Contestants are invited to brainstorm and submit creative, original ideas that promote Kerala tourism, making sure that the idea is one that can be developed into a Mobile Application. Contestants do not have to be responsible...

2014-01-30 12:29:44

Painting competition on the 30th death anniversary of Clint, the child prodigy THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India, January 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Registration [https://www.keralatourism.org/clint/registration ] started for the online international painting competition for children in memory of Edmund Thomas Clint. Clint was born as the only son of M.T. Joseph and Chinnamma Joseph in Kochi (Kerala, Republic of India) in 1976. He lived only for a short span of 2522 days and completed...

2012-03-20 11:38:03

The foot hills of the Western Ghats are a remarkable habitat. Formed of Laterite (a hard rock) outcrops, they are a barren land during summer. Yet, as soon as the monsoon rains start, they sprout vibrant plant carpets in blue, pink and white. This seasonal vegetation is formed mainly by pipeworts and insectivorous plants, such as bladderworts or sundews. The species combinations differ greatly along the Western Ghats and the rich plant growth attracts many birds, butterflies and other...

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2008-09-13 15:54:43

The Nilgiri Pipit (Anthus nilghiriensis), is a near threatened species of bird endemic to the Western Ghats in South India. It is found in short mountainous grasslands scattered with marshes and small streams mostly in hill slopes above 4900 feet. Other populations can be found in Upper Bhavani River basin and Bangithapal village areas at the southern end of Mukurthi National Park. These birds are also found in the Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve. The Nilgiri Pipit is 6.75 inches long....

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