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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...

2008-09-04 21:00:30

By Ken Ward Jr. FORUM SPONSOR People Concerned About MIC is a Kanawha Valley organization formed after the Bhopal disaster in December 1984. The group, named for the chemical that leaked at Bhopal and killed thousands of people, works for chemical industry openness and safety. MIC, which stands for methyl isocyanate, is a pesticide ingredient made and stored in large quantities at the Institute plant. Kanawha Valley residents will get a chance tonight to speak out about last week's...

2008-09-04 06:00:21

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- A recent study by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) has revealed that the country's power sector attracted $48.75 billion in investments from January to June 2008, accounting for 19.9% of the total investments of $244 billion in the country during the period. India's ambitious plan to add more than 78,577 megawatts (MW) of power generation during the Eleventh Five-Year Plan period (2007-12) has...

2008-08-31 09:00:16

By GAVIN RABINOWITZ By Gavin Rabinowitz The Associated Press SAHARSA, India The deluge came and turned his world to water, so Umesh Kushyaha decided to build a boat. Kushyaha squatted Saturday hammering nails into his rickety- looking wooden rowboat on the side of the road, a lone strip of dry land that cuts across miles of water. He was preparing for what authorities say will be months more of life submerged under floodwater. About 1.2 million people have been left homeless and...

2008-08-30 09:01:03

NEW DELHI: Natural calamities can blur political lines, providing at least briefly, a respite from relentless rivalries. But Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's flight to Bihar on Thursday to assess the Kosi disaster looked like a UPA delegation. The flight's passenger manifest did not have any non-UPA representation despite Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar having met the PM on Wednesday and having asked Singh about his plans to visit the state. The CM remained overnight in the Capital and...

2008-08-30 09:01:03

By Faiz Rahman Siddiqui KANPUR: With 20 more deaths being reported from the Kanpur Dehat region during the last 24 hours, the mystery fever continued to take a heavy toll, especially among the poor Dalit families. However, the state health minister and the four MLAs of the region - three from BSP and one from SP - have so far not cared to visit the region despite the fact that 70 per cent of the victims are Dalits. On Wednesday, TOI visited primary health centres at Gujrain and Purwa...

2008-08-30 09:00:38

By Sanjeev Shivadekar MUMBAI: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) leader Raj Thackeray seems to have found a new issue to further his Marathi agenda. The MNS leader has now directed cable operators in the state to prominently telecast Marathi news channels and shows, especially 'Saam', a newly launched Marathi news channel owned by Sharad Pawar's nephew Abhijeet Pawar. Raj told TOI that he has given cable operators two days' time to change their approach towards Marathi. "If they fail to...

2008-08-30 09:00:25

By Andrew Buncombe It is a landscape of despair. The carcasses of dead animals lie adrift in the flood water, rotting and stinking. Entire villages in one of India's poorest states have been washed away and millions of people have been forced from their homes by the worst flooding in the region for 50 years. One aerial photograph showed a railway station - seemingly the only piece of land above water for miles in all directions - on to which countless people were crowded. India's Prime...

2008-08-29 09:00:37

The death toll from flood waters in the east Indian state of Bihar continues to rise. Emergency officials say at least 65 people have died because of rising flood waters from a burst dam on the Kosi River. That's 10 more victims than reported earlier this week. The dam burst earlier this month in neighboring Nepal and flowed into Bihar, smashing villages and ruining crop land, Press Trust of India reported Friday. Tens of thousands of people have lost their homes and have little to...

2008-08-27 21:00:40

PATNA: Taking note of the health hazard caused due to impure drinking water in the flood-affected areas, the health department has come up with an innovative idea to ensure the purification of drinking water sources in theaffected areas. The department is adding packets, in the food packets being dropped amongmarooned people, which contains Halogen tablets. These are used for purifying the sources of drinking water. The department has also put in a slip with the tablets giving guidelines...


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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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