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2009-03-16 07:00:00

VIENNA, Va., March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- INDUS Corporation (INDUS), a leading Federal Information Technology (IT) solutions provider, announced today that it has been awarded an IT Engineering and Support Services task order with the Federal Highway Administration's Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC). The overall task has a potential total value of $1 Million. "This new task order reflects INDUS' continuing commitment to support the Department of Transportation in meeting its IT...

2009-02-19 13:35:00

CEO recognized as one of Greater Washington's thought leaders VIENNA, Va., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- INDUS Corporation announced today that CEO Shiv Krishnan has been named to the Washington SmartCEO magazine's 2009 Smart100 program, an exclusive group of 100 CEOs assembled by an independent selection committee. A Smart100 CEO is selected for his or her Leadership, Strategic Vision and Character. "I am delighted to have been selected for this year's Smart100 program, and very much appreciate...

2009-02-18 12:56:00

VIENNA, Va., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- INDUS Corporation (INDUS), a leading Federal Information Technology (IT) solutions provider, announced today that it is working as a subcontractor to COACT Inc. in the performance of Certification and Accreditation task orders for the Internal Revenue Service. The overall contract has a potential total value of $5.6 million. "This task order represents the continued commitment INDUS has made to supporting small and emerging businesses within the Federal...

2009-01-21 07:00:00

VIENNA, Va., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- INDUS Corporation (INDUS), a leading Federal Information Technology (IT) solutions provider, announced today that it is working as a subcontractor to IDL-Pragmatics Innovation Partners JV (IDL-Pragmatics JV), a joint venture of IDL Solutions, Inc. and Pragmatics, Inc., under the Information and Computing Technologies for the 21st Century (ICT-21) contract awarded to the venture by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) component of the...

2009-01-12 09:05:00

VIENNA, Va., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- INDUS Corporation (INDUS), a leading Federal Information Technology (IT) solutions provider, announced today that it has won a contract with the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Border Patrol, to provide Geographical Information Services (GIS). The contract has an estimated value of $4.5 million. "This contract represents the continued commitment of INDUS to support the Department of Homeland...

2008-10-04 03:00:10

Text of report by Dilshad Azeem headlined "India offers Pakistan Baglihar dam inspection" published by Pakistani newspaper The News website on 4 October Islamabad: India has allowed Pakistan to carry out an on-the- spot physical inspection of the Baglihar dam where New Delhi had stopped almost 250,000 cusecs of water from the river Chenab recently, violating the Indus Basin Treaty, The News has learnt. The inspection may be done within two weeks; India had proposed the middle of this...

2008-08-03 03:00:13

By D'Souza, Rohan For several decades following 1947, the modern large dam in India presented itself as a political conundrum, often voiced in strange, contradictory tones. In an oft-quoted speech in July 1954 Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first prime minister (1947-64), likened the large dam to a "modern temple." Later, in a less remembered speech before a gathering of engineers and technocrats in 1958, Nehru, as if in contrition, bemoaned the quest for big dams as a "disease of gigantism."1...

2007-06-27 09:00:38

By Brahma Chellaney The sharpening Asian competition over energy resources has obscured another danger: Water shortages in much of Asia are becoming a threat to rapid economic modernization. Water has emerged as a key issue that could determine if Asia is headed toward cooperation or competition. No country would influence that direction more than China, which controls the Tibetan plateau, the source of most major rivers of Asia. Tibet's vast glaciers and high altitude have endowed...

2007-06-09 06:00:18

By Benjamin Niolet, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jun. 9--RALEIGH -- There's a lot to learn in this world, and Sindhu Sevala is eager to get going. That's why the 15-year-old is graduating from Green Hope High School today. That's why she's headed to N.C. State University with plans to get a degree -- or two -- in three years. She wants to start medical school when she's 18. Those who know her say there's more to the driven girl than studying and grades. At the heart of...

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...


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2006-09-01 13:04:41

The Ganges River Dolphin (Platanista gangetica gangetica) and Indus River Dolphin (Platanista gangetica minor) are two sub-species of freshwater or river dolphins found in India and Pakistan. From the 1970s they had commonly been regarded as separate species. The Ganges River Dolphin is primarily found in River Ganges and its tributaries in India while the Indus River Dolphin is found in the Indus river in Pakistan Taxonomy Until the 1970s the Indus and Ganges River Dolphins were...

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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 'karpos', fruit.
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