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2008-06-25 06:03:09

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- In an unprecedented move, the Union Coal Ministry of India is accepting applications for the development of coal-to-liquid (CTL) projects in the Palasbani coal block in the Talcher Valley. This decision comes less than a month after the ministry ruled out the possibility of allocating coal blocks to industry giants including the Adani Group (Ahmedabad, Gujarat), Jindal Steel & Power Limited (BOM:532286) (New Delhi), Reliance...

2008-06-24 02:29:58

By Saurabh Sinha NEW DELHI: The financial turbulence that airlines are experiencing these days due to soaring fuel cost, is pushing airport developers to think on lines of building low cost airports. GMR Group is looking at this model, where efficient greenfield airports could be built in smaller cities for anywhere between one- fifth to half the cost of the Rs 2,500-crore airport it has built in Hyderabad. Such airports would mean lower charges for airlines, helping their survival and...

2008-06-21 00:00:25

By Priya Yadav CHANDIGARH: With rains hitting the state much in advance health authorities are facing a challenge of different kind - keeping outbreak of water-borne diseases at bay. The first outbreak of gastroenteritis, post rains, has already been reported from Amritsar police lines where an entire family has tested positive. This, even as a team of experts from the World Bank is reviewing the state's integrated disease surveillance programme. A team of experts, including those from...

2008-06-21 00:00:16

NEW DELHI: Air India and SpiceJet on Thursday hiked air fares by at least Rs 300 per ticket citing high ATF prices. (Watch http:// broadband.indiatimes.com/videoshow/3146312.cms) Earlier in a meeting with the Civil Aviation Ministry, Indian carriers had told that they need to hike fares by 20 to 25% (Rs 2,000 on an average) to cover their operational costs, considering the current high price of aviation turbine fuel (ATF) or jet fuel. The airlines further said that even if states lower...

2008-06-20 00:00:20

By Saurabh Sinha NEW DELHI: Your hopes of flying becoming cheaper anytime soon have just been dashed. Indian carriers have told the aviation ministry that they need to hike fares by 20 to 25% (Rs 2,000 on an average) to cover their operational costs, considering the current high price of aviation turbine fuel (ATF) or jet fuel. The airlines further said that even if states lower sales tax on jet fuel, they will not be able to pass on the benefit to passengers by lowering surcharge. Even...

2008-06-20 00:00:20

By Megha Suri NEW DELHI: Delhi Transport Corporation is planning to introduce a new luxury bus fleet that will connect the airport to about 30 points in the city from where Delhiites can board the bus to reach IGI. Sources said the buses will have TV screens, music, baggage space and flight check-in facilities. All passengers will be served beverages on the way, and the staff will be well-trained and courteous. A preliminary list of about 27 pick-up points has been prepared from where...

2008-02-06 13:43:52

An unexpected heavy snowfall in the Ladakh region of India may mean the death of around 90,000 Pashmina goats. These goats are facing a shortage of food, according to Tsering Dorjay, a government official in Ladakh. These goats typically survive on the grass in Ladakh, but with the temperatures at -29 degrees Fahrenheit and such heavy snowfall, they are not expected to survive much longer. The government provisions of winter food have been consumed already, and Dorjay said, "We have requested...

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2008-01-23 00:00:00

The gharial, a 5 to 10 foot crocodile-like reptile with a long slender snout, nearly became extinct in 1970. The government helped to raise its numbers, but it may be on its way back to extinction. Since early December, between 50 and 80 bodies of dead gharials have been found washed up on the banks of the Chambal River. The Chambal is one of few unpolluted rivers in India, and a safe place for the gharial to live. There are only around 1,500 gharials left in the wild, and the Chambal's...

2007-10-23 19:31:16

GAUHATI, India -- Six Asiatic wild elephants were electrocuted as they went berserk after drinking rice beer in India's remote northeast, a wildlife official said Tuesday. Nearly 40 elephants came to a village on Friday looking for food. Some found beer, which farmers ferment and keep in plastic and tin drums in their huts, said Sunil Kumar, a state wildlife official. They got drunk, uprooted a utility pole carrying power lines and were electrocuted in Chandan Nukat, a village nearly 150...

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2006-09-12 16:50:00

NEW DELHI - A new bird species has been found in India, the first time such a discovery has been made here in more than 50 years, an astronomer and keen bird watcher said Tuesday. The multicolored bird, Bugun Liocichla, was spotted in May in the remote Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary in India's northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh near the border with China, said Ramana Athreya, a member of Mumbai's Natural History Society. Athreya, who found the bird, named it after the Bugun tribe, which...


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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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