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2010-08-25 07:44:00

CAMPBELL, Calif., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Solar Components today announced that one of its co-founders, Nathan M. Schulhof, will be featured as a Keynote Speaker at the upcoming Techniche 2010 Techno-Management Festival, held this year September 2-5 in Guwahati, Assam, India at IIT-Guwahati (one of multiple university campuses throughout India of the Indian Institute of Technology). Schulhof will deliver two keynote addresses at Techniche 2010: My Role in the Development and Evolution...

2010-08-24 06:45:00

PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) announced today that it received a contract from IOT Infrastructure & Energy Services Limited (IOT) (formerly Indian Oiltanking) to provide engineering services for Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.'s (IOCL) Delayed Coker Unit (DCU) project. The DCU will be built at IOCL's Guwahati, refinery in Assam, India. Officials did not disclose the contract value, however they indicated that the total...

2007-10-23 19:31:16

GAUHATI, India -- Six Asiatic wild elephants were electrocuted as they went berserk after drinking rice beer in India's remote northeast, a wildlife official said Tuesday. Nearly 40 elephants came to a village on Friday looking for food. Some found beer, which farmers ferment and keep in plastic and tin drums in their huts, said Sunil Kumar, a state wildlife official. They got drunk, uprooted a utility pole carrying power lines and were electrocuted in Chandan Nukat, a village nearly 150...

2006-08-13 00:31:17

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A moderate earthquake shook areas along India's northeastern border with Bangladesh early on Sunday, but there were no reports of damage or casualties, the Indian Meteorological Department said. Officials said the 5.0 magnitude quake was recorded at 2:16 a.m. (2046 GMT), with the epicentre in Karimganj district -- 300 km (185 miles) south of Guwahati, the main city in the northeastern Indian state of Assam. (Additional reporting by Biswajyoti Das in GUWAHATI)

2006-06-12 07:58:19

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) - Separatist rebels exploded two bombs in northeast India on Monday, including one in a crowded market that killed one person and wounded 11, the latest in a spate of attacks in the restive region, police said. The blast in the market took place in the oil town of Digboi in Assam state, about 400 km (250 mile) east of the state's main city of Guwahati, they said. "The bomb was planted in a bicycle and it was a timer device," said senior police officer Khagen...

2006-06-11 01:01:15

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) - Two people were killed and nearly 30 wounded in India's Assam state when suspected rebels threw grenades in a market and blew up gas pipelines, the latest in a series of attacks ahead of peace talks, officials said on Sunday. In Guwahati, the northeastern state's biggest city, militants on a road flyover hurled grenades at a crowded shopping area, injuring 20 people, including two women. One of the injured died in hospital early on Sunday. Police blamed...

2006-06-10 05:58:25

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) - Suspected separatist guerrillas in India's northeastern state of Assam triggered four explosions, blowing up oil and gas pipelines, hours after a market-place bomb killed five people, police said on Saturday. The militants blew up a pipeline carrying crude oil from a drilling site in the state's Duliajan area, and a gas pipeline in the town of Digboi, 400 km (250 miles) east of Guwahati, the state's main city. They also hurled a grenade at a house of a...

2006-04-20 05:48:09

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A bus carrying a marriage party plunged into a river in India's northeastern state of Assam on Thursday, killing at least 47 people, police said. Most of the victims drowned, officers said, adding that more than 70 people were on board the bus at the time of the crash, including many women and children. About 30 people were injured. The accident happened at Sarupeta, about 150 km (100 miles) west of Guwahati, Assam's main city. "It's one of the worst accidents...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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