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2008-10-14 00:00:30

By Bhama Devi Ravi CHENNAI: Ahead of Deepavali, the only cameras that are rolling uninterruptedly in the city are the security cameras installed by the police. For the makers of films and TV commercials, finding the right shooting spot has become a tough proposition. While the police have banned outdoor shooting in the day time, shooting floors have become scarce. "Big films like 'Ayirathil Oruvan' have moved to Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad because of lack of adequate floors in...

2008-10-08 06:00:29

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- ArcelorMittal (NYSE:MT) (Luxembourg) is in talks with the state government of Chhattisgarh to set up a 6 million-ton-per-year integrated steel mill. The company intends to invest about $3 billion in the project. Discussions are still in the initial stages, but when the project is complete, the company's proposed steel production capacity from its units in India will reach 30 million tons per year within the next decade. Earlier...

2008-10-06 06:00:29

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Vedanta Resources plc (LSE:VED) (London) announced a group restructuring plan in early September in response to shareholders requesting elimination of conflicts of interest and a simplification of the corporate structure. However, in view of the current changes in the global financial market and feedback from its investors, the company has deferred the restructuring plan to a time when market conditions are more favorable. Vedanta...

2008-10-04 21:00:15

By Swati Sethi Jind: Others may have done a half-Monty or taken out a protest march blind-folded to get justice or draw attention to their plight, but students and teachers of a government school in Jind district decided on "Gandhigiri" to get the police to act on their complaint. Peeved that police had not done anything to bring to book the miscreants who had molested some girls students and beat en up others, 50 students of Government Senior Secondary School, Gangoli, reached Pillukhera...

2008-10-04 21:00:14

By Sanjay Dutta NEW DELHI: Jindal Steel & Power Ltd, part of the $12 billion steel-to-power O P Jindal group led by Naveen Jindal, has floated a joint venture company with three other Jindal group companies to implement its proposed project for synthesising oil and gas from coal. The new venture has been christened Jindal Coal to Liquid Ltd. TOI had in June reported JSPL informing the coal ministry of its interest in setting up a coal-to-liquid project and request for allocation of...

2008-10-04 21:00:12

By Yogesh Naik MUMBAI: Two more towns in Maharashtra will get air connectivity from Saturday. Kingfisher Airlines is starting an ATR flight, connecting Mumbai with Nanded and Latur. The move comes after repeated requests by the state government to private airlines for a service to Nanded for Guru ta gaddi, the tercentenary of Guru Gobind Singh. Finally, Kingfisher agreed to start tri-weekly services. The ceremony will go on for a year and there will be lot of devotees coming from...

2008-10-01 06:00:45

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- A five-company consortium consisting of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) (BSE:500104) (Mumbai), steel magnate Lakshmi N. Mittal's group, GAIL (India) Limited (BSE:532155) (New Delhi), Oil India Limited (Duliajan, Assam), and Total S.A. (NYSE:TOT) (Paris) signed an agreement in October 2007 to build a refinery-plus-petrochemical plant in Vizag, Andhra Pradesh. The plant, estimated to cost about $6 billion, will have a...

2008-10-01 00:01:07

By Andrew Buncombe Disaster that crushed worshippers may have been sparked by bomb scare FRANTIC Hindu devotees battleddesperately to revive people trampled and crushed in a stampede at ahistoric temple yesterday that left at least 168 worshippers dead. Television footage filmed outside the temple, located in a 15th- century fort in the city of Jodhpur, showed police and onlookers using blankets to carry out the injured and dead. Laying them down on the pavement, people struggled to...

2008-09-30 18:00:47

At least 40 people were killed and more than 100 injured today when thousands of pilgrims stampeded at a Hindu temple in the historic town of Jodhpur in western India. Severe overcrowding apparently caused the crush as more than 12,000 people gathered at the temple to celebrate a Hindu festival, Jodhpur Police Supt Malini Agarwal said. Television footage showed dozens of bodies lying on the pavement, while nearby frantic people tried to revive unconscious devotees, slapping their faces...

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2008-09-30 09:45:00

By Associated Press JAIPUR, India -- At least 80 people were killed and more than 150 injured when thousands of pilgrims stampeded today at a Hindu temple in the historic town of Jodhpur in western India, police said. Severe overcrowding apparently caused the crush as more than 12,000 people gathered at the temple to celebrate a Hindu festival, Jodhpur Police Superintendent Malini Agarwal said. At least 80 bodies were at two local government hospitals, Agarwal said, adding most of the...


Latest States and territories of India Reference Libraries

Bombay Duck, Harpadon nehereus
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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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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