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2008-09-25 06:00:27

Text of report headlined "China to help Bangladesh to set up Rooppur nuclear power plant" published by Bangladeshi newspaper New Age website on 25 September Beijing has assured Dhaka of help in peaceful use of nuclear technology for the implementation of Rooppur nuclear power plant to meet the growing demand for energy. Beijing positively responded to Dhaka's request as the interim government chief Fakhruddin Ahmed held meetings with the Chinese officials during his recent visit to China....

2008-09-25 06:00:22

Text of report by official news agency Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) Islamabad, [Thursday] 25 September: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Thursday termed the threat of suicide bomb attack at Benazir Bhutto Shaheed International Airport as hoax and cleared the airport after thorough search. Deputy Airport Manager Ghaffar Mughal told APP that information centre of PIA [Pakistan International Airlines] received a telephone call Thursday morning threatening a suicide bomb attack at...

2008-08-26 09:01:02

Text of report headlined "Asia Energy behind coal mine advocates" published by Bangladeshi newspaper New Age website on 26 August UK-based Asia Energy has been behind the organised campaign of a group of civil society fronts in favour of swift coal extraction in northern Bangladesh, reveals a New Age investigation. These fronts, platforms and associations, were initiated and supported by the subsidiary of Global Coal Management Resources to demonstrate public support for its proposal for...

2008-07-31 12:00:41

Text of report by official news agency Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) Islamabad, 31 July: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority in its 50th meeting held here on Thursday [31 July] decided to grant a license to M/s Central Media Network to establish and operate satellite TV channel with the brand name of Value TV. The meeting which was presided over by chairman PEMRA, Mushtaq Malik also approved more licences of cable TV for rural areas of Pakistan aimed at offering wide...

2008-07-28 15:00:14

Pakistan will fight its own battles against extremists, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani told U.S. President George Bush in Washington Monday. Bush and Gilani met in the Oval Office and then appeared before reporters before heading to lunch. We are committed to fight against those extremists and terrorists who are destroying and making the world not safe. And that is -- this is our own war. This is a war which is against Pakistan. And we'll fight for our own cause, Gilani said amid...

2008-07-14 09:00:20

Text of report headlined "US attacks, confrontation on LoC; pressure on Pakistan growing" by Pakistani newspaper Nawa-i-Waqt on 12 July [by Sohail Abdul Nasir] Islamabad: Pressure is increasing on the eastern and western borders of Pakistan. If the violence by the Taleban and the allied attacks on the western front are troublesome, India can also reportedly create a major military tension on the eastern front once again. According to the well-placed sources, the security establishment...

2008-07-14 09:00:18

Pakistan population to reach 304.7 mln by 2050 ISLAMABAD, July 11 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan's population will reach 304.7 million by the year 2050, said a report of the World Population Foundation based in Pakistan on Friday. Pakistan currently has a population of 164.6 million, and ranks the sixth most populous country in the world after China, India, the United States, Indonesia and Brazil. Pakistan now has 54.2 million young people under the age between 10 and 24, making 34 percent of...

2008-07-03 00:00:17

By RUMAN GANGULY Seven films in her kitty, dance shows and jatra - it seems Locket Chatterjee doesn't have any time left for herself. My diary is booked for the coming months and I'm enjoying it to the hilt," gushes the actor. She has just completed Ravi Kinnagi's film and will start shooting for Gourav Pande's Suknolankha opposite Mithun Chakraborty and Neelanjan's untitled debut venture. Two more projects are on her agenda, to be directed by Sanghamitra Chowdhury and Aniket Roy. At...

2008-06-28 06:02:38

Text of report headlined "Power import pact with CARs next month" published by Pakistani newspaper Dawn website on 28 June Islamabad, June 27: Pakistan will sign an agreement for importing 1,000 megawatts of electricity from the Central Asian Republics (CARs) during a meeting of the Inter-Governmental Council (IGC) next month. So said federal Minister for Water and Power Raja Pervez Ashraf while talking to Kyrgyz Ambassador N. Aitmurzaev on Friday. Mr Ashraf said the agreement would be...

2008-06-19 09:00:42

Bangladeshi Customs seizes mobile sets, instruments worth 140,000 USD DHAKA, June 17 (Xinhua) -- Bangladeshi Customs officials seized huge quantity of mobile phone sets and other mobile instruments worth about 10 million taka (about 142,000 U.S. dollars) at Zia International Airport here early Tuesday. The airport police said some passengers traveling from Hong Kong abandoned four bags on their landing at the airport. The bags contained 1,000 mobile phone sets, 1,177 digital music...


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
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 'kardia,' heart.
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