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2008-08-22 00:00:34

By Dipannita Das BANGALORE: Five teenagers, aged 11 to 18 years, left their hometown in a remote corner of Orissa to find a job and support their families. A known neighbour convinced their parents that she would get them jobs in Goa. They would have ended up elsewhere had the police not stopped them at Bangalore railway station. The woman who acted as the agent was identified by the police as a known trafficker and put behind bars. The girls were sent to the Crisis Intervention Centre...

2008-08-21 06:00:44

Malaysia Airlines and GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited have signed a memorandum of understanding, which will see the establishment of a maintenance, repair and overhaul organization to provide maintenance services on narrow and wide body aircraft at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad, India. The maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) center is expected to handle all types of aircraft from light jets to super-jumbos such as the Airbus A380. The finalization of...

2008-08-20 09:01:29

Indian health authorities orders probe into infant deaths NEW DELHI, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- Indian Health Minister Anbumani Ramdoss asked the All India Institute of Medical Sciences(AIIMS) to order a high-level probe into the death of 49 children during clinical trials in the institute on Tuesday. The move came after the Congress Party earlier on Monday demanded an independent inquiry into the unusually high number of infant deaths in clinical trials for new drugs at AIIMS and suggested...

2008-08-20 06:00:53

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- In addition to the earlier proposed ultra-mega power projects (UMPP) in the country, India plans to set up three more and has already identified and finalized sites in the states of Maharashtra, Orissa and Tamil Nadu. The additional UMPPs will be set up in Munge, Sindhudurg, in Maharashtra; Bedabahal, Sundargarh, in Orissa; and Cheyyur Kanchipuram, in Tamil Nadu. The government had initially proposed to set up 10 4,000-MW UMPPs in...

2008-08-20 00:00:33

BANGALORE: The enumeration drive for electoral photo identity cards will be held from 8.30 am to 6.30 pm on Monday. For more details, call 41757550 or log on to www.bangalorevoterid.org. BBMP areas KR Puram: Government Primary School, Vijinapura; Bharathiya Vidya Niketan school, Devasandra; SCT college, Kaggadasapura. RR Nagar: Nursery and Primary School, Yeshwantpur; Anjaneya Temple Street, Yeshwantpur ; BET convent, New Building, BEML Layout. Mahalakshmi Layout: BBMP...

2008-08-18 00:00:21

By Namita Devidayal If you don't believe in magic, you must take a little walk to the Mahalaxmi racecourse after a heavy bout of rain. For residents of Mumbai, whose lives are mired in traffic and concrete, it is sheer serendipity. The central field transforms into a magnificent blue lake, and in place of prize horses and walkers, you may actually see a few people fishing. White egrets circle above and frogs croak gently. The feel is that of some place else. Within a day or two, quite...

2008-08-17 18:00:37

NEW DELHI: After two years of uncertainty, the Panna diamond mines will start producing what they are famous for - clear brilliant 'Motichul', green-tinted 'Manik', faint-orange 'Panna' and sepia coloured 'Bansput'. The Supreme Court on Wednesday gave the go ahead to mining activity at Panna. But it came with a surprise package - an environment impact monitoring committee, which will include environmentalist Belinda Wright, one of the most disliked names in the corridors of the ministry...

2008-08-13 15:00:29

HYDERABAD: The Rangareddy district administration will issue notices to all residents who constructed houses on lake beds. "We will issue notices to citizens who had constructed their houses within the full tank level (FTL) of lakes. Legal action will be taken against them," Rangareddy collector M Dana Kishore said here on Sunday. According to officials, notices would be given to them under the Panchayat Act and Irrigation Act. When questioned about the timing of issuing notices, Dana...

2008-08-13 15:00:29

By Chittaranjan Tembhekar Mumbai: The water table in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) appears to be under persistent threat. Over 5,000 sq km of the Patalganga river basin on the south-eastern fringes of the metropolitan region is fast succumbing to chemical pollution and bad waste management. A year after Wilbur Smith Associates Pvt Ltd-with the help of state agencies-reported about the high levels of contamination on the 54 km-long river stretch from Khopoli to Dharamtar creek...

2008-08-12 00:00:37

By Neha Pushkarna NEW DELHI: The 1415 students passing out of IIT Delhi on Saturday had gratitude for their alma mater as well as concern for its changing standards. Fresh graduates chose to look back at the years they spent at IITD and admitted that the only problem they faced while studying there was acute faculty shortage. Many students, who received their degrees on Saturday, said that they remembered often studying in a class of 80 students with just one teacher. Now with OBC quota...


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...

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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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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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