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2006-03-08 03:40:49

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A key witness to an attack on a Muslim-owned bakery during religious riots in India in 2002 was sentenced to a year in jail on Wednesday for repeatedly changing her evidence. The testimony of Zahira Sheikh, whose family owned the bakery in the western state of Gujarat in which 14 people died after it was set ablaze by a mob, was seen as a test case of attempts to obtain justice for hundreds of Muslim victims of the rioting. But Sheikh recanted on her statements...

2006-02-18 23:28:15

AHMEDABAD, India (Reuters) - A powerful bomb blast ripped through a railway station platform on Sunday in Ahmedabad, the main city of India's Gujarat state which saw communal riots in 2002, police said. The bomb exploded minutes after a train had passed Kalupur railway station and injured 14 people, senior police official A.S. Gehlot told Reuters. "The explosive used appears to be of a high intensity, going by the damage it has caused on the platform," Gehlot said. The explosion...

2006-01-03 10:26:06

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Police detained around a dozen Greenpeace activists in New Delhi on Tuesday during a protest over the planned scrapping in an Indian yard of a French aircraft carrier they said contains tonnes of highly toxic material. The environmental group, which organized the protest outside the French embassy, urged Paris and New Delhi not to allow the Clemenceau to reach a scrapyard in the western state of Gujarat without first being decontaminated in France. Greenpeace...

2006-01-03 10:25:00

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Police detained around a dozen Greenpeace activists in New Delhi on Tuesday during a protest over the planned scrapping in an Indian yard of a French aircraft carrier they said contains tonnes of highly toxic material. The environmental group, which organized the protest outside the French embassy, urged Paris and New Delhi not to allow the Clemenceau to reach a scrapyard in the western state of Gujarat without first being decontaminated in France. Greenpeace says that...

2006-01-03 10:25:00

NEW DELHI -- Police detained around a dozen Greenpeace activists in New Delhi on Tuesday during a protest over the planned scrapping in an Indian yard of a French aircraft carrier they said contains tonnes of highly toxic material. The environmental group, which organized the protest outside the French embassy, urged Paris and New Delhi not to allow the Clemenceau to reach a scrapyard in the western state of Gujarat without first being decontaminated in France. Greenpeace says that vulnerable...

2005-08-01 04:10:33

By Rina Chandran and Braden Reddall BOMBAY (Reuters) - Heavy rain again flooded Bombay on Monday after a record downpour last week triggered floods and landslides that killed nearly 1,000 people in and around India's financial capital. Floods closed key roads and delayed train services in the sprawling metropolis of more than 15 million people, but there were no reports of new casualties or serious damage. "The speed of the relief operations has come down, but we have deployed personnel...

2005-07-05 15:12:46

AHMEDABAD, India (Reuters) - A rare Asiatic lion drowned inwestern India after the animal's only natural habitat wasflooded due to torrential rains, a forest official said onTuesday. Some 360 other lions in the remote Gir sanctuary in Gujaratstate were safe after parts of the sprawling reserve came underflood water, chief wildlife warden Pradeep Khanna said. "The post-mortem report of the full-grown lion confirmedthe cause of its death as drowning," Khanna said. Gujarat has been battered...

2005-07-03 14:56:49

GARBADA, India (Reuters) - Indian troops on Sunday rescuedvillagers perched in trees to escape swollen rivers in India'swestern Gujarat state where severe flooding has left 127 peopledead and tens of thousands homeless."We screamed out when we saw the soldiers, asking them to saveus," said Deepak Parmar, a laborer in Garbada village, 95 km(59 miles) south of Ahmedabad, Gujarat's main city. Troops saved at least 100 people in Garbada using rubberdinghies. Some soldiers also swam to the roofs...

2005-07-02 12:22:39

AHMEDABAD, India (Reuters) - Troops in motorboats rescuedaround 350 children from the first floor of their school hostelafter it was surrounded by floodwaters in India's Gujaratstate, where at least 123 people have died in monsoon flooding. Soldiers and police snatched the students from the firstfloor after the ground floor of the building was submerged inHarup village, 75 km (45 miles) south of Gujarat's main city ofAhmedabad, witnesses and officials said. "Our prime focus was to evacuate...

2005-07-01 13:10:10

AHMEDABAD, India (Reuters) - Nearly a hundred people havebeen killed and around 200,000 displaced by severe flooding inwestern India in the past week, officials said on Friday. Hundreds of people waited for help on rooftops and atop atrain as authorities in Gujarat state pressed the army intoservice to help move people to higher ground. "My home has been swept away and my cattle have perished.The water level has risen overnight and we are moving around inboats," said Pratap Maisuriya of...


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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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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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