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2008-09-12 09:00:45

Suzlon Energy, an integrated wind power company, has completed its 51MW wind power project in Gujarat for the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation of India. The project located at Motisindholi in the Kutch district of Gujarat features 34 units of Suzlon's S82 - 1.5MW turbines and will provide captive generation capacity for the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), powering centers at Anklesvar, Ahmedabad, Mehasana and Vadodara in Gujarat. Rohit Modi, president of India business for Suzlon...

2008-09-10 12:00:39

CB&I, through Lummus Technology, has been awarded contracts with an overall value in excess of $45 million by Essar Gujarat Petrochemicals for technology licenses and basic engineering related to a grassroots petrochemicals complex in Vadinar in the Indian state of Gujarat. The technologies to be provided include ethylene, ethylbenzene/styrene monomer, butadiene extraction, methyl tertiary butyl ether/ethyl tert-butyl ether/butene-1, and cumene/phenol. The cornerstone of the...

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...

2008-08-24 22:57:38

By Rajiv Shah GANDHINAGAR: Gujarat's hope of getting an 8,000-MW mega nuclear power station is coming true as the Nuclear Power Corporation has approved a site between Sosiya and Mithi Virdi on the Saurashtra coast for the plant. An NTC team, headed by its CMD Dr SK Jain, had visited a total of 20 proposed sites all over India, including four in Gujarat. "NTC had conveyed to us that two other sites have also been short- listed, one in West Bengal and the other in Tamil Nadu," an official...

2008-08-24 22:57:26

Fifty-four women have been appointed and trained as part of a state forest department drive that has recruited 300 new forest guards and 180 foresters for protection of forest areas. Besides, about 300 people have volunteered their services as friends of forests. In a meeting held for protection of Asiatic lions in Gir sanctuary, Chief Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the working of the Gujarat State Lion Conservation Society which was started with an allocation of Rs 40 crore to protect lions...

2008-08-11 00:00:28

By Bharat Yagnik AHMEDABAD: Waking up to the need for better safety in schools, Gujarat State Education Board has sent notices to district education officers across the state that a thorough search be done in the schools of their respective jurisdictions . In the notice, the board has even said that if any school is found not fulfilling the norms, action against that institution can be as extreme as cancellation of its registration. DEOs have been asked to collect detailed information...

2008-07-18 00:00:31

GANDHINAGAR: Chief Minister Narendra Modi, accompanied by all his 16 ministers, will be reaching Kakinada on Thursday morning to celebrate a major gas discovery by the Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC) in the Krishna-Godavari basin. There was a buzz of excitement all around Sachivalaya on Wednesday as the news of the discovery spread. Officials said the GSPC's success is bigger than any other wells it dug so far. KG-22, the well where the gas was struck, is close to the Reliance...

2008-07-17 06:00:41

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Patel Engineering Limited (BOM:531120) (Mumbai) is setting up a $1.5 billion, 1,200-megawatt (MW) thermal power plant in Gujarat. Gujarat currently has an installed power generation capacity of 9,600 MW. Three new power projects that are expected to be commissioned this year will raise the state's total installed capacity to 11,040 MW. One of the projects is an 800-MW coal-fed power unit in Vanakbori planned by Gujarat State...

2008-07-08 00:00:13

Hitarth Pandya & Melvyn Thomas SURAT/BHAVNAGAR: Has global warming started wreaking havoc on Gujarat's winding coastline? A high tide in the Arabian Sea doesn't normally create panic. But on Friday its rising waters threatened to drown Saifee Villa where Mahatma Gandhi had taken on the British by picking up a pinch of salt at Dandi. Besides, waters were not too far away from Iran Shah, where the Parsis have kept the Holy Fire at Udwada. Seawater also entered some coastal villages...

2008-07-06 00:00:23

By Faizan Ahmad PATNA: Muskan, Khushboo, Chandni, Khushi, Mili, Neha, Gauri, Isha... may not know they would be richer by a few thousand rupees on turning 18. In the lap of their mothers, these baby girls, hardly six months old, showed up at the flower-bedecked dais at the S K Memorial Hall here on Thursday and their parents received documents showing a sum of Rs 2,000 each has been deposited in accounts in their names. The amount will grow to become Rs 18,000 under the UTI Children's...


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2006-08-14 10:47:11

The White-winged Tit (Parus nuchalis) also known as the White-naped Tit, is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. The species is distributed in scrub forest in the Kutch region of Gujarat in western India and also in small areas in southern India, especially in the Kaveri river valley. It uses old woodpeckers nest holes for nesting. The populations of the White-winged Tit rapidly declined in the recent past and continue to decline due to loss of tropical habitat. It therefore...

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