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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...

2008-09-29 21:00:24

By Manju V Mumbai: The aroma of food will soon be wafting in the air at Mumbai airport's arrival area, with food courts being set up outside the domestic terminals in a month. And, around the same time, a six- cuisine dining area will be set up at the international airport. Bang in the middle of the Diwali holiday travel season, the Mumbai airport will embark on a gastronomic adventure that could reduce-with a delicious twist-the boredom of waiting for a flight. "A 160-seat food court...

2008-09-29 21:00:13

By Kumar Sambhav Mumbai: Remember the fat lady from last year's dandiya group? Don't be surprised if you find her shimmying on the floor this year at half her size and with twice the energy . Dandiya aerobics is the new get-thin-quick trick, aimed at those who want to be as slim as the sticks they twirl during the nine nights of Navratri. Mahesh Roy, a finance consultant from Goregaon, weighed a sobering 115 kg a month ago. Now his friends and relatives find it difficult to recognise...

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,...


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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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