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2011-10-19 01:31:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces introduced the epic coffee table book, The Taj at Apollo Bunder, that chronicles the legendary history of the company's iconic Mumbai flagship, The Taj Mahal Palace, from its first conception by founder J.N. Tata in the 1890s to present day. Raymond Bickson, Taj Hotels Managing Director and CEO, presented the book at a gala party at The Pierre, A Taj Hotel on New York's Central Park. Michael Douglas, Tory Burch, Salman...

2010-11-23 12:10:00

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Beneficial Blends LLC, makers of Kelapo(TM) virgin coconut oil, is announcing its new Kelapo Vegetarian Coconut Oil Softgel, the first and only all-vegetarian coconut oil softgel product on the market today. Approved vegetarian by VegSociety, out of London, the oldest vegetarian approval agency in the world, the softgel lining is made from a special, patented V-gel that contains seaweed instead of bovine, like regular softgels. Each coconut oil...

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2010-11-15 15:46:27

By Frances White, PNNL Himalayan region's glaciers melting slowly, but impacts still coming Though the massive glaciers of the greater Himalayan region are retreating slowly, development agencies can take steps now to help the region's communities prepare for the many ways glacier melt is expected to impact their lives, according to a new report. Programs that integrate health, education, the environment and social organizations are needed to adequately address these impacts, the report...

2010-08-09 16:57:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- For only $599 per person, Crystal cruise guests can add a fully escorted three-night, pre-cruise land package to the Taj Mahal prior to the line's March 29 "Safaris and Seashells" voyage from Mumbai to Cape Town. Valued at more than $4,000 per person, the program includes Oberoi Hotel accommodations in New Delhi and the Oberoi Amarvilas Hotel in Agra, spectacular sunrise and sunset visits to the Taj Mahal, meals, transfers, transportation between Delhi,...

2010-07-20 17:49:00

DENVER, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Ellora Energy today announced the execution of a definitive agreement and plan of merger with an undisclosed buyer. Under the terms of the agreement, Ellora Energy stockholders will receive base consideration of $695 million in cash, which after adjustment for certain items is expected to result in approximately $13.10-13.35/share on a projected fully diluted share count basis. The transaction is subject to escrow and customary closing conditions,...

2010-04-15 16:29:00

Human Rights Organization Demands Accountability for Contaminated Water in Bhopal NEW YORK, April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dow Chemical Company must not be allowed to run from its responsibility for the impact of the 1984 Bhopal gas leak disaster by sponsoring this weekend's Live Earth 'Run for Water' events in the United States and worldwide, Amnesty International said today. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081014/AILOGO) Thousands of people died and more than 100,000...

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2010-02-03 14:34:28

When Dr. David Dosa, a geriatrician and assistant professor at Brown University, published a paper in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2007 describing a cat named Oscar who could sense when someone was dying, many grew fearful of the what they saw as a four legged grim reaper.    Although Dr. Dosa never intended to make the cat sound frightening, records have shown that since the paper's publishing, Oscar has rarely erred in his predictions -- sometimes even proving...

2010-01-04 08:29:00

NEW DELHI, India, January 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - India's Finest Research Achievements of 2009 Recognized The Infosys Prize 2009 laureates were today felicitated and awarded at a grand ceremony in New Delhi by the Honorable Vice President of India Shri Mohammad Hamid Ansari, Chief Guest of the program hosted by the Infosys Science Foundation. The prize in each category comprised a special medallion, a citation expounding the laureate's work and Rs. 50 lakh as prize money....

2009-10-22 04:07:00

MUMBAI, India, October 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Frameboxx Animation & Visual Effects, India's fastest growing network of Media & Entertainment training centers, today announced the launch of Designboxx courses. A brand new initiative, the Designboxx courses have been developed with an aim of preparing the next generation of students appearing for entrance examinations to the best design schools of the world. These courses are equipped to help the students structure their ideas, discover...

2009-09-07 05:54:00

MUMBAI, India, September 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Voted Top Hotel in the World's Top 100, Across Travel and Industry Categories - The Former Maharaja's Residence Also Wins Best Overseas Leisure Hotel for Asia & Indian Sub-continent Rambagh Palace, Jaipur has been voted the Best Hotel in the World by Conde Nast Traveller in the Readers Travel Awards for 2009 across travel and industry categories, in the World Top 100. This former residence of the Maharaja of...


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2013-10-24 12:18:24

The Bombay Duck (Harpadon nehereus), known also as the bummalo, is, in spite of its name, not a duck but a lizardfish. It is native to the waters between Mumbai and Kutch within the Arabian Sea, and a smaller number can also be found in the Bay of Bengal. Large numbers are also caught in the South China Sea. This fish is often dried and salted before it is eaten, as its meat doesn’t have a distinctive taste of its own. After the drying process, the odor of the fish is very powerful, and it...

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2009-01-17 17:31:24

The Purple Frog (Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis) is a species of frog belonging to the family Sooglossidae. It is found in the Western Ghats in India. It is also known as the Pignose Frog. It is a fairly new recognized species as it was discovered in 2003. However it was well known to the local people before this and several earlier specimens had been ignored. It is a unique species for its geographic region. The Purple Frog looks like a typical frog. It has a squat body, somewhat rounded...

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2007-01-02 10:30:06

The Nilgiri langur (Trachypithecus johnii) is a langur found in the Nilgiri hills of the Western Ghats in South India. Its range also includes Kodagu in Karnataka, Palani Hills in Tamil Nadu and many other hilly areas in Kerala. This primate has glossy black fur on its body and golden brown fur on its head. It is similar in size and long tailed like the gray langurs. Females have a white patch of fur on the inner thigh. It lives in troops of five to sixteen monkeys. The animal is often seen...

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