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2008-08-29 09:00:37

The death toll from flood waters in the east Indian state of Bihar continues to rise. Emergency officials say at least 65 people have died because of rising flood waters from a burst dam on the Kosi River. That's 10 more victims than reported earlier this week. The dam burst earlier this month in neighboring Nepal and flowed into Bihar, smashing villages and ruining crop land, Press Trust of India reported Friday. Tens of thousands of people have lost their homes and have little to...

2008-08-27 21:00:40

PATNA: Taking note of the health hazard caused due to impure drinking water in the flood-affected areas, the health department has come up with an innovative idea to ensure the purification of drinking water sources in theaffected areas. The department is adding packets, in the food packets being dropped amongmarooned people, which contains Halogen tablets. These are used for purifying the sources of drinking water. The department has also put in a slip with the tablets giving guidelines...

2008-06-22 00:00:23

By Faizan Ahmad PATNA: Bihar's plan to open three new medical colleges has been in limbo. Reason: the state government bypassed the criteria for the same and ignored even the Medical Council of India (MCI). The state government had planned to open three new medical colleges at Pawapuri, Madhepura and Bettiah. But instead of approaching MCI, it went straight to the Union health ministry. "For opening a new medical college, there are some criteria. It should have a campus of 25 acres and...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.