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2014-05-15 16:25:25

NEW DELHI, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Department of Post, Ministry of Communication and IT, Government of India today celebrated Buddha Purnima with the release of a

2014-03-20 12:28:55

NEW DELHI, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Showcasing of Kung Fu Nuns performance and Dragon Dance Drukpa Buddhists showcased the Himalayan

2008-02-06 13:43:52

An unexpected heavy snowfall in the Ladakh region of India may mean the death of around 90,000 Pashmina goats.


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Goa, Procapra picticaudata
2012-10-08 09:21:01

The Tibetan gazelle (Procapra picticaudata), also known as the goa, is native to the Tibetan plateau. Its range is nearly restricted to the provinces of Xinjiang, Gansu, Sichuan, Qinghai, and Tibet. Small populations do occur outside of this range in India, in the Sikkim and Ladakh regions. It prefers a habitat within high steppes and alpine meadows, at elevations between 9,800 and 18,860 feet. Within its range, it can be found in small herds that are spread apart. The Tibetan gazelle can...

Tibetan Antelope, Pantholops hodgsonii
2012-10-04 16:07:51

The Tibetan antelope (Pantholops hodgsonii), also known as the chiru, is native to the Tibetan Plateau. Its range is nearly completely restricted to China, including Xinjiang, Tibet, and Qinghai, with a few populations occurring in Ladakh, India. This species prefers a habitat on flatlands with open areas and little vegetation. The Tibetan antelope is the sole member of its genus and holds no subspecies. Its genus name, Pantholops, means “all antelope” in Latin. There is one extinct...

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Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.