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2010-05-25 06:50:00

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- In author Dr. Niaz Ahmed Khan's first book published in 2006 and available in major online bookstores, Islamic Economic Revolution of the Century, he predicted and made astounding analysis about the U.S. economy. Because of his shocking scrutiny, he knows his work will greatly impact economic groups and institutions, so he has offered a one million dollar prize to anyone who questions and can prove his theory wrong. To date, none has...

2010-05-11 12:33:00

NEW YORK, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Deepak Chopra, a world-renowned authority in the field of spirituality, well-being and mind-body medicine, is set to launch his signature MYMAG magazine to provide -- through personal writings, photographs and correspondence from numerous celebrity friends -- a revealing glimpse into his life, insights and inspirations. The limited-edition MYMAG (www.mymag.com), Chopra's first magazine, is available immediately for pre-order via MYMAG.com; proceeds from...

2010-04-28 10:41:00

NEW YORK, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Harbinger Capital Partners today announces a partnership with telecommunications visionary Sanjiv Ahuja and announces his selection as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of its new nationwide 4G-LTE wireless broadband company. The new company, in addition to controlling access to 13 Mhz of terrestrial spectrum, has a controlling interest in SkyTerra Communications, Inc., an L Band (MSS) company. The new company will build the first LTE network to...

2009-11-10 17:39:00

MUMBAI, India, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan felicitated Doshion Limited with the 2009 Brand Development Strategy Leadership Award in the Indian Water and Wastewater Treatment Equipment Market. The award was presented for the company having demonstrated excellence in brand development by perceiving customer needs and developing marketing strategies. These strategies led to phenomenal growth and improved its position in the Indian Water and Wastewater Treatment Equipment...

2009-10-13 10:46:00

GENEVA, October 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Last week the Human Rights Council of the United Nations meeting finished with several new decisions taking place regarding problems in Palestine and Sudan. But a new and urgent issue of Christians in Pakistan was highlighted to the International Community by an International Think Tank, the "International Club for Peace Research". ICPR had invited youths from Faisalabad, Pakistan - a group of young and affected Christian victims: Mr. Romail Sheraz...

2009-05-26 05:00:00

LAS VEGAS, May 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bergamo Acquisition Corp. (Pink Sheets: BGMO) today announced that agreement on all terms with its lender to finance energy projects for Pakistan has been completed. The value of all projects is $1.5 Billion USD. Hillard Herzog, President and CEO of Bergamo Acquisition Corp. will travel to Pakistan within the next two weeks, to sign the contracts for the financing. The projects have expanded in scope since the May 7, 2009 press release. In...

2009-03-21 10:00:00

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, March 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, March 23rd, 2009, humanitarian Greg Mortenson receives Pakistan's highest civil award, Sitara-e-Pakistan ("Star of Pakistan") for his sixteen-year effort to promote peace through rural girls' education and literacy, in an official ceremony in Islamabad. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090321/DC87068) Only three foreigners have received Pakistan's Sitara award. "This is a great honor and humbling," says Greg...

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...

2008-10-03 09:00:10

By STEPHEN GRAHAM By Stephen Graham The Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The United Nations declared the Pakistani capital unsafe for the children of its international staff Thursday and ordered them out, putting the once tranquil city on a par with Kabul, Afghanistan, and Somalia. Pakistan is under intense U.S. pressure to combat militants responsible for rising attacks at home and in neighboring Afghanistan. Its faltering efforts so far have been met with a blur of suicide...

2008-10-03 06:00:02

Text of report by Karachi-based private Pakistani channel Geo TV website on 3 October Islamabad: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Interior, Rehman Malik has said that war against extremists will go on until the elimination of militants from the country. In an interview with a local TV channel, Rehman Malik said government was undaunted and war on terror would continue until militants are either killed or forced to flee Pakistan. "There is no other option," Malik said. He said: "We will...


Latest South Asia Reference Libraries

Lesser Asiatic Yellow Bat, Scotophilus kuhlii
2013-06-18 12:09:59

The lesser Asiatic yellow bat (Scotophilus kuhlii) is a species of vesper bat that can be found in many areas including Indonesia, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Taiwan, and the Philippines. It prefers a habitat in primary and secondary forests, both in urban and rural areas of its range. It can be found roosting in many areas including roofs, crevices, temples, and dry tree leaves. It leaves the roost early to consume a main diet of dipterans and hymenopterans and gives birth to one...

Rufous Horseshoe Bat, Rhinolophus rouxii
2012-09-03 06:58:22

The rufous horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus rouxii) can be found in China, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, India, and Vietnam. Although it occurs in all of these regions, most of its population occurs in South Asia. It can be found roosting in hollow trees or caves and prefers a habitat within evergreen forests. It often inhabits temples or old buildings in South Asia. In South Asia, the rufous horseshoe bat is threatened by cave disturbances caused by tourists, as well as habitat loss caused by...

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Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'