Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Coke, Pepsi banned again by Several Indian states

Coke, Pepsi banned again by Several Indian states after reports of allegations that the beverages contained pesticide residues, which was later dismissed by federal Health Ministry. Kerala went further by even asking the two companies to shut plants in the state.

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Northwest Airlines to Mumbai, India turned back to Amsterdam

A Northwest Airlines plane from Amsterdam's Schiphol airport heading to Mumbai, India turned back to Amsterdam after crew reported suspicious behavior by some passengers. Police first questioned the passengers and thenarrested 12 of the 149 passengers on flight 42 to Mumbai.

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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

The Palm Jumeirah Ready For Its First Resident

08/03/2006
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The first of Dubai's three palm-shaped islands is finally about to get its first residents. The Palm Jumeirah is a 12-square-mile island group which is known as the largest land-reclamation project in the world. It took about five years of hauling of millions of tons of Persian Gulf sand and quarried rock to build. It is scheduled to be fully completed in 2010 and will be home to about 60,000 residents and at least 50,000 workers in 32 hotels and dozens of shops and attractions. The project is costed at $14 billion and sets to rival Singapore and Hong Kong as a business hub.

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Monday, August 07, 2006

Maharashtra Received Heavy Rain

08/03/2006
26,000 families evacuated from Maharashtra as heavy rains disrupted normal life in 15 districts of Maharashtra. The families were evacuated from Nanded, Yavatmal, Buldhana and Jalgaon districts while Marathwada and Vidarbha regions were the hardest hit by the rains. Yavatmal is the worst affected area so far. The state has called upon the navy, army and air force to help resuce people. Two teams of the air force have reached the area from Bangalore. The Godavari river has started flowing three metres above the danger mark. In a matter of 12 hours, the city recorded 167.4 mm of rain in Santa Cruz and 130.2 mm in Colaba where the suburbs have have received more rain then the city.

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