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2008-12-02 08:48:35

Britain's Princess Eugenie, 18, had been staying at the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai shortly before last week's terrorist attacks, a royal source said. The princess, who is the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of York, had been touring India with friends along with a Scotland Yard royal protection officer, The Times of London said. She left the hotel before the violence broke out and was never in danger, the royal source told the newspaper.

2008-11-29 10:31:54

Analysts say the terrorist siege near the financial district of Mumbai may scare off foreign investors in India, at least in the short run. India's economy had already slowed, due to a decline in the rupee and the global credit crisis, The New York Times reported Saturday.

2008-10-14 00:00:31

By CHINMAYI SHALYA Mumbai: The meltdown in the US economy, along with the rise in air turbine fuel (ATF) prices, has started to show its impact on passenger traffic at the Mumbai airport.

2008-10-14 00:00:31

Anshul Dhamija & Stanley G Pinto BANGALORE/MANGALORE: The coastal city of Karnataka, Mangalore, is now on the radar of many international flyers.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.