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Rauwolfia

[rau̇′wu̇l·fē·ə]
(botany)
A genus of mostly poisonous, tropical trees and shrubs of the dogbane family (Apocynaceae); certain species yield substances used as emetics and cathartics, while R. serpentina is a source of alkaloids used as tranquilizers.
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In the beginning, Chandrika had difficulty mobilizing a team of skilled tailors and weavers and finances was a major challenge.
Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga served as prime minister as well as president for two consecutive terms first from 1994 to 1999 and the second from 1999 to 2005.
What is not being realized by the policy makers in New Delhi is the fact that both Chandrika and Ranil were willing to go beyond 13th Amendment.
Indian embassy charge de affairs M R Qureshi, second secretary Anil Nautiyal, Indian Union Muslim League Kerala unit general secretary K P A Majeed and Qatar Kerala Muslim Cultural Center president P S H Thangal attended the function that had ME Chandrika Qatar governing body chairman Abdulla Parakkal in the chair.
"It gives children the opportunity in a group setting to have a positive play experience and use the imagination side of the brain," explains Chandrika, 34, who is originally from New Jersey, in the USA.
Their second daughter Chandrika was born in 1972 and, in 1974, Shambu gained a GP position at Craghead in Stanley, County Durham.
The new premier previously served as deputy defense minister under former President Chandrika Kumaratunga.
SRI LANKA'S President Chandrika Kumaratunga has declared a state of emergency, hours after her foreign minister, an ethnic Tamil who led efforts to ban the Tamil Tiger rebels as a terrorist organisation, was assassinated at his home.
Kadirgamar was from Sri Lanka's Tamil minority and was a close aide of President Chandrika Kumaratunga, who appointed him foreign minister in April 2004.
Sri Lanka's president, Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumartunga, has followed in the footsteps of both her father and mother.
His whistlestop tour, without fiancee Camilla Parker Bowles, also included a meeting with President Chandrika Kumaratunga.