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2014-06-17 08:22:55

KOLKATA, India and SYDNEY, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Landis+Gyr, the leading global provider of integrated energy management products, has secured another big contract in India for more than one million digital meters from utility WBSEDCL, which is the public utility responsible for power distribution in the state of West Bengal and is headquartered at Kolkata. WBSEDCL is one of the most respected distribution utilities in India and have been aggressively replacing its meter park...

2014-01-27 16:23:04

Bally Clubs All Across Colorado Declare "When Denver Wins, You Score," by Welcoming the Local Community for Free Workouts for as Many Days as the Denver Victory Point Spread DENVER, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting Monday February 3(rd), the day after the Big Game, when Denver claims victory, all local residents and employees will be granted free, full access to Bally for as many days as the winning point spread, up to 10 days. The promotion is a celebration of Bally's...

2013-03-22 23:03:43

The Annual Day Focuses on "Celebrating Womanhood" Kharagpur, India (PRWEB) March 22, 2013 It was a weekend of celebration at India's leading business school, Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur, as the school celebrated its annual day, nicknamed Vinculum '13. The day upheld the theme "Celebrating Womanhood", which made it much more special than previous years. The two-day event commenced on March 8th when Professor Prabina Rajib officially inaugurated Vinculum '13. The...

2011-03-01 13:32:08

Pioneering technology by scientists at Queen's University Belfast, which is transforming the lives of millions of people in Asia, is now being used to create safer drinking water in the United States. The award-winning system "“ Subterranean Arsenic Removal "“ removes arsenic from groundwater without using chemicals. It was developed by a team of European and Indian engineers led by Dr Bhaskar Sen Gupta in Queen's University School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering....

2009-02-02 11:30:00

A climate change expert warned Monday, that rising sea levels are causing salt water to flow into India's biggest river, threatening its ecosystem and turning vast farmlands barren in the country's east.A study by an east Indian University in the city of Kolkata revealed surprising growth of mangroves on the Ganges river."This phenomenon is called extension of salt wedge and it will salinate the groundwater of Kolkata and turn agricultural lands barren in adjoining rural belts," said Pranabes...

2008-09-11 09:00:20

Indian farmers have threatened to resume protests that have blocked construction of a factory to build Tata Motors' low-cost Nano car unless talks aimed at resolving a dispute over land bring results soon. The Nano project in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal has been mired in the land dispute since the automobile was introduced in a blaze of publicity in January. The car is expected to be priced at little more than 100,000 rupees, or $2,240. Farmers unwilling to give up their land...

2008-09-03 06:00:08

By Rina Chandran and Sujoy Dhar Tata Motors said Tuesday that violent protests had forced it to suspend all work at a factory in eastern India where it planned to make the Nano, billed as the world's least-expensive car. The company said it would consider alternative sites for the factory. Tata said that for the past five days it had canceled work at the site, in Singur, because of threats from protesters, who have been led by a regional opposition party. The site is an hour's drive...

2008-09-03 03:00:07

THE new owners of Jaguar Land Rover are facing a big setback in their attempts to produce the world's cheapest car in India. Tycoon Ratan Tata wanted the Nano to sell for just over pounds 1,200 and hoped to bring cheap motoring to the masses. But yesterday fierce protests over land rights halted construction of the new plant in West Bengal where the Nano was to be built. Tata Motors said work had ground to a halt from August 28 as fewer and fewer labourers turned up for work and several...

2008-08-30 21:00:17

By Vasundhara Vyas Mehta AHMEDABAD: Often, folk lore is very tribe specific. Tales need to be told in a particular style and depicted in a manner special to a region. Folk tales are fading from memory and so are styles to narrate them. In an attempt to keep tribal lore and art alive, a workshop was organized recently, in which six students of film and animation department of National Institute of Design (NID) took part. The workshop, organized by Indira Gandhi National Centre for the...

2008-07-28 09:01:08

A 24-day-old giraffe calf is caressed by its father at the Alipore Zoo in Calcutta, India, on Sunday. The zoo formally opened in late 1875 and is a major tourist attraction. It may be best known for a tortoise that was more than 250 years old when it died. (c) 2008 Deseret News (Salt Lake City). Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.