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2008-09-17 16:51:24

By Rhona Ganguly A new airline has stepped forward to fill Air India's shoes by offering flights to the subcontinent from Birmingham International Airport. Bilga Air will fly from the Midlands to Amritsar in Northern India - home of the Golden Temple in the Punjab - twice a week from October 9. The announcement follows Air India's shock decision last week to pull the plug on its Birmingham to Amritsar route in order to protects its valuable slots at Heathrow Airport. Named after a...

2008-07-01 03:00:20

By Joey Holleman, The State, Columbia, S.C. Jul. 1--With conditions worsening by the day, the drought status for five Upstate counties was upgraded Monday to extreme, the worst rung in the state's four-step classification system. The upgrade could prompt automatic watering restrictions in some areas of Oconee, Pickens, Greenville, Spartanburg and Cherokee counties. But the state drought response committee stopped short of asking Gov. Mark Sanford to declare emergency measures. "We're...


Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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