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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.

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.

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.

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2008-09-30 09:45:00

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.

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.

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 .

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.

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.

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.

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.


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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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