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2006-08-08 08:33:27

AHMEDABAD, India (Reuters) - Swirling floodwaters inundated several towns and cities in western and southern India on Tuesday as the military deployed helicopters and boats to help hundreds of thousands of marooned people. Nearly 200 people have been killed in flooding due to incessant rains over the past week in the western states of Gujarat and Maharashtra and the southern state of Andhra Pradesh. Flash floods triggered by torrential rain have also killed more than 140 people in...

2006-08-08 08:30:00

AHMEDABAD, India (Reuters) - Swirling floodwaters inundated several towns and cities in western and southern India on Tuesday as the military deployed helicopters and boats to help hundreds of thousands of marooned people. Nearly 200 people have been killed in flooding due to incessant rains over the past week in the western states of Gujarat and Maharashtra and the southern state of Andhra Pradesh. Flash floods triggered by torrential rain have also killed more than 140 people in neighboring...

2006-08-08 07:24:46

By Simon Denyer KHARYA BHADAL, India (Reuters) - Kishore Solanki picks up a rock on the banks of India's swollen Narmada River, gesturing toward land, now submerged, where once he grew enough wheat and vegetables to make a comfortable living. "If someone offers you this stone in exchange for fertile land, would you take it?" he asked. Solanki is a tribal farmer, typical of hundreds of thousands of people whose land or houses are threatened by the Sardar Sarovar, the $7.7 billion...

2006-08-08 05:19:41

AHMEDABAD, India (Reuters) - Swirling floodwaters inundated several towns and cities in western and southern India on Tuesday as the military deployed helicopters and boats to help hundreds of thousands of marooned people. More than 150 people have been killed in flooding due to incessant rains over the past week in the western states of Gujarat and Maharashtra and the southern state of Andhra Pradesh. Flash floods triggered by torrential rain have also killed more than 140 people...

2006-07-06 04:31:41

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Monsoon rains lashed parts of India's east and west on Thursday, taking the death toll from a week of extreme weather to 81 people, but eased over the financial hub of Mumbai after disrupting life for three days. The June-September annual monsoon, key to India's agriculture and economic growth, revived this week after a two-week lull. Most of the latest deaths were in the eastern state of Orissa and western Maharashtra and Gujarat and were due to lightning...

2006-05-28 05:58:15

AHMEDABAD, India (Reuters) - At least 30 people were hurt in clashes between Hindus and Muslims in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat state, witnesses and police said. Police official B.C. Modi said hundreds of people were involved in the fighting, and that most of the injuries were caused by stones or burning missiles. The violence in Ahmedabad follows Hindu-Muslim riots in Vadodara city, also in Gujarat state, early this month which killed six people and left scores...

2006-05-24 01:41:37

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's ruling coalition has decided to set aside half the seats in federally funded colleges for lower-caste candidates from next year, despite widespread protests by upper-caste students and doctors. The plan, to raise the proportion of reserved seats from 22.5 percent to 49.5 percent, has run into widespread opposition since it was floated last month. Protests have intensified in the past 10 days and many doctors have gone on strike in support of the...

2006-05-17 03:31:26

By Rupam Jain Nair AHMEDABAD, India (Reuters) - Doctors and medical students blocked roads and skipped work across large parts of India on Tuesday as protests spread against a controversial government move to reserve more college seats for lower castes. Medical care at state-run hospitals in the western state of Gujarat and West Bengal in the east was disrupted, leaving thousands of patients stranded without treatment. In the national capital New Delhi, students, striking interns...

2006-05-02 23:13:49

AHMEDABAD, India (Reuters) - A Hindu mob burned to death a Muslim man in his car in new violence in a western Indian city early on Wednesday, raising the toll in clashes sparked by demolition of a Sufi shrine to six, police said. More than 70 people, including 10 policemen, have been injured in clashes since Monday when the two-centuries-old Muslim shrine was demolished by civic authorities in Baroda, 75 miles south of Ahmedabad, the main city of Gujarat state. "A young man has been...

2006-03-16 22:10:59

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian police shot dead four suspected militants overnight in the western state of Gujarat, the scene of bloody Hindu-Muslim violence in 2002. Police were conducting routine searches in the main city of Ahmedabad after midnight when they were shot at and returned fire, state police chief A.K. Bhargava said. "We have not yet been able to establish their links or motives. Some arms and ammo also found. Two of them are Pakistanis and the other two Kashmiris," he...


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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
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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