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2006-06-22 07:30:00

By Simon Denyer GANGTOK, India (Reuters) - Ambitious plans to build dams and hydroelectric power projects throughout the hills of India's remote northeast have stepped on some sensitive toes in the troubled region. The Indian government and World Bank say there is enormous -- and so far unrealized -- potential to tap rivers throughout the eight northeastern states. The projects could generate around 60,000 MW of power -- double India's current hydro output and more than half of today's total...

2005-11-18 08:09:21

By Anis Ahmed GANGACHARA, Bangladesh (Reuters) - The mighty Teesta river that has swept away farm laborer Mohammad Taheruddin's home 10 times in the past five decades is now a picture of calm. At the end of the monsoon season, the river that brings misery to thousands of Bangladeshis almost every year looks more like a big canal, with people and cattle walking across through knee-deep water. Children cast nets for fish to add to their meager food or to sell in the nearby market....


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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