Latest States and territories of India Stories

2008-09-29 06:00:30

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- NTPC Limited (BSE:532555) (New Delhi), India's largest power producing company, is constructing an ultra-mega power project in Barh in the state of Bihar in two stages at a total cost of $3.5 billion. The contract for supplying equipment for Phase I of the thermal power plant project was awarded to Russian companies Technopromexport (Moscow, Russia) and Power Machines Company (RTS:SILM) (Moscow). The contract for supplying...

2008-09-22 06:00:24

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Vedanta Resources plc (LON:VED) (London) recently announced plans for an eight-fold increase in the iron ore production capacity of its Indian subsidiary Sesa Goa Limited (BOM:500295) (Panaji, Goa) to 100 million tons per year over the next five years. Vedanta will make initial investments of about $700 million in Sesa Goa to attain production of 25 million tons per year by 2010. Vedanta currently holds a 57% equity interest in...

2008-09-21 00:00:23

By Preetu Nair PANAJI: Hospitals in Goa engaged in medical tourism forsee a 50% fall in arrival of foreigners this season. Alarmed by initial trends, some hospitals are planning new schemes to attract walk-in foreign tourists. "We expect a 50% decline among foreign tourists who come for dental, cosmetic or bariatic treatment to Goa. Generally during the tourist season, about 10 rooms are booked by foreigners, but the quantum is expected to be less this season," said Victor Albuquerque,...

2008-09-18 21:00:21

By Proshun Chakraborty WANI: For the distressed farmers of Yavatmal in Maharashtra, the reasons driving them to suicide have been crop failure and crippling debts. There is another now: pollution by state-owned coal mines. The spraying of coal dust on the fields by the hundreds of trucks rolling out of Coal India Ltd's Western Coal Fields has severely hit farmers in the region. Farmers say the coal dust from the open mines settle on the top soil and on crops jeopardising farming. As...

2008-09-17 12:00:35

The FDA has issued two warning letters to India-based Ranbaxy Laboratories, and an import alert for generic drugs produced by the company's Dewas and Paonta Sahib plants in India. The warning letters identify the agency's concerns about deviations from US current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) requirements at Ranbaxy's manufacturing facilities in Dewas and Paonta Sahib (including the Batamandi unit), in India. The problems at these two Ranbaxy plants relate to deficiencies in the...

2008-09-16 12:00:28

India-based Jet Airways has expanded its domestic network by launching new daily flights from Hyderabad to Visakhapatnam, Goa and Pune. The airline introduced its inaugural services from Hyderabad to Visakhapatnam, Goa and Pune with ATR 72-500 aircraft. Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, CEO of Jet Airways, said: "Jet Airways is delighted to add Visakhapatnam to its extensive domestic network. With the launch of its new services from Hyderabad to Pune, Goa and Visakhapatnam, the airline will further...

2008-09-11 06:00:30

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Birla Corporation Limited (BOM:500335) (Kolkata, India), the flagship company of the MP Birla Group, has announced plans to set up a $300 million, 3 million-ton-per-year greenfield cement plant in Satna, Madhya Pradesh. The new capacity will bring the company's total cement production to 10.5 million tons per year. The plant will be set up near the company's existing plant in Satna and is expected to be commissioned by 2010-11....

2008-09-08 09:00:31

SSP, an operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, has entered into the Indian aviation market with the launch of Flavours, a food retail brand, at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International, or IGI, Airport. According to SSP, this unit is its first in India, bringing the company's global presence to 31 countries in total. SSP has secured two contracts with the Delhi International Airport which will see further food and beverage brands opening in the airport over the...

2008-09-05 06:00:08

India-based Jet Airways has announced that it will expand its domestic network with the launch of three new daily services from Hyderabad to Visakhapatnam, Goa and Pune, effective September 15, 2008. The airline will operate services on these sectors with its new ATR 72-500 aircraft. Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, CEO of Jet Airways, said: "Jet Airways is delighted to add Visakhapatnam to its domestic network. With the launch of its new services from Hyderabad to Pune, Goa and Visakhapatnam, the...

2008-09-04 21:00:30

A public meeting set for tonight aimed to give Kanawha Valley residents an opportunity to talk about last week's explosion at an Institute chemical plant. The group People Concerned About MIC has scheduled a forum for 7 p.m. at the West Virginia State University Student Union. Maya Nye, a spokeswoman for the group, said that the meeting "will provide the opportunity for officials to clarify issues surrounding the recent incident and assist with rebuilding community relations." Company...

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...

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...

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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