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2008-07-06 00:00:07

AHMEDABAD: Number of students opting for science in standard XI has dropped! More than 4,000 science seats in various schools in the city have no takers this year. Last year, 1,200 seats remained vacant in science schools. This year, 11 new schools have come up within the city limits while another nine have come up in rural zone. Sources said that of these, science seats are vacant mostly in self-financed schools. Even in the science stream there are more takers for Group A - chemistry,...

2008-07-04 00:00:13

NEW DELHI: India's largest special economic zone promoted by the Adani group in Kutch district of Gujarat appears to have hit the environmental hurdle. The SC on Tuesday ordered status quo in land acquisition proceedings there following a PIL's charge that large areas of protected mangrove forests faced destruction because of the project. Appearing for petitioner Jat Imran Salim, a local fisherman, senior advocate Rakesh Khanna told a Bench comprising Justices Altamas Kabir and G S...

2008-07-02 00:00:22

By Rajiv Shah GANDHINAGAR: Gujarat's chemical sector is likely to get a major fillip, with state public sector undertaking, Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Limited (GACL), all set to kick start a joint-venture company next week with the Dow Chemical Company, world leader in providing an innovative chemical, plastic and agricultural products and services around the globe. Sachivalaya sources said, though the name of the company has not been finalized, in all likelihood it will be...

2008-06-25 09:03:18

Cairn India, an exploration and production company, has commenced the construction of India's first heated and insulated pipeline and an associated gas pipeline from Barmer in the state of Rajasthan, to a coastal location in the Jamnagar district of the Gujarat state. The pipe-laying activity commenced at Bevta in the Banaskantha district, about 200km from the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat. The company noted that almost 80% of the contracts to construct the pipeline have been awarded to...

2006-08-24 10:35:00

AHMEDABAD, India (Reuters) - Hundreds of people with high fever and severe body aches have been admitted to hospitals in the West Indian state Gujarat, officials said on Thursday. They said the illness was likely to be Chikungunya, a rare form of viral fever spread by mosquitoes. Gujarat was hit by heavy rains and floods this month, and health officials had warned of disease outbreaks. More than 900 people were being treated for the fever in the state's main city Ahmedabad, while in Surat --...

2006-08-12 03:53:53

By Rupam Jain Nair SURAT, India (Reuters) - Rescuers and residents used bulldozers and plastic buckets to clear debris and hunt for bodies on Saturday in a major commercial center in western India, one of the country's worst-hit areas during week-long floods. At least 350 people have been killed in the floods and millions homeless. While waters have eased in many areas, the respite could be brief with more monsoon rains forecast for some areas. The flooding, mainly in India's south...

2006-08-11 07:15:00

By Rupam Jain Nair LUNAWADA, India -- After a tip from a local streetsweeper, Amina Habib Rasool and a few friends began digging through a rubbish tip, looking for the remains of sons and husbands four years after they were slaughtered by a Hindu mob. Just a few feet down, they started finding skulls. "I pleaded, screamed and fought for four years with the government to tell me where they had buried my son," says 67-year-old Rasool, a cleaner at a mosque in Lunawada, 110 miles east of...

2006-08-11 04:11:22

By S. Radha Kumar HYDERABAD, India (Reuters) - Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was due to visit flood-affected areas in southern and western India on Friday, and tens of thousands were evacuated as another river threatened to burst its banks, officials said. Week-long flooding triggered by annual monsoon rains has killed more than 350 people and made more than 4 million homeless across at least five Indian states. The floods, caused by overflowing rivers and the sudden release of vast...

2006-08-11 00:25:00

By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI -- The sudden release of large quantities of water from several large dams has contributed to devastating floods in India which have killed over 350 people, and authorities must take some of the blame, critics said on Friday. Over four million people have been left homeless across western, central and southern parts of the country. The flooding has been caused by the annual June-September monsoon rains -- key for the country's agriculture-driven economy -- but were...

2006-08-09 09:30:00

AHMEDABAD, India (Reuters) - Swollen rivers swamped thousands of villages and towns across India's south and west on Wednesday, forcing 4.5 million from their homes as rescuers struggled to bring them food and drinking water, officials said. India's annual monsoon rains -- vital for the country's agriculture-driven economy -- have triggered floods across at least five states since the weekend, killing at least 311 people, submerging villages and causing widespread damage to crops. Most deaths...


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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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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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