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A former Portuguese colony of northwest India on the eastern shore of the Gulf of Khambhat. It was acquired by the Portuguese in 1539 and annexed by India in 1962.


(Animals) a rare name for the hyrax, esp the Syrian rock hyrax. See hyrax See also cony2
[from Arabic damān Isrā'īl sheep of Israel]


(Placename) a coastal town in W India, the chief town of Daman and Diu. Pop: 35 743 (2001). Portuguese name: Damão



1. a district on the coast of Gujarat state in W India: part of the union territory of Daman and Diu.
2. the capital of Daman and Diu. 21,000.
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However, after a very uneasy voyage, in which we were often in danger of being dashed against the rocks, or thrown upon the sands by the rapidity of the current, and suffered the utmost distress for want of water, I landed at Daman, a place about twenty leagues distant from Bazaim.
Our strong conviction that the UAE markets are set for a bounce back coupled with our strong performance are the two ingredients that give us the confidence in the market's potential and self-belief in our abilities in order to continue working diligently towards our IPO," said Shehab Gargash, Managing Director of Daman Investments said in a statement.
The proceeds shall be used to support the continued growth of Daman in the financial services field along the lines of the four business lines it has conducted over the past 17 years, namely: Brokerage, asset management, venture capital and corporate advisory services.
Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli are two union territories between Maharashtra and Gujarat in India.
Founded in 1998, Daman is backed by investors from the UAE and the wider Gulf region.
He said Hazrat Ruqayyah bint Ali known as Hazrat Bibi Pak Daman was the first Sufi who arrived in Lahore via Indus and Hazrat Data Gunj Bakhsh used to visit and sit at the shrine of Bibi Pak Daman every Thursday.
Tenders are invited for Request for Proposal for Procurement of Laptop Computers for Education Department of UT of Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli.
During the Press conference, Daman Investments also unveiled the findings of its annual market forecast report according to which the UAE equity markets' fundamentals remain robust.
Previously, all plans fell into a broad 'Enhanced' category defined by geographical boundaries; now in a bid to simplify clients' experience when selecting an appropriate health insurance plan, Daman has redesigned the available options into three concise categories: Core, Enhanced and Premier.
Murad commended "Daman" program's achievements, and praised the "Compliant Trader Scheme" launched by JISM earlier this year and directed to traders who comply with the requirements of Daman program, and stressed on the role that "Bureau Veritas" is playing in the program implementation.
Tenders are invited for Providing Series and Patta type Decorative lighting system at Government House,Shahid Marg, Secretariat Building, Light House, Collector Building, VVIP Guest House, Fort Wall Nani Daman and Moti Daman(Both Side , Jeety Side and Opposite Football Ground Side) Moti Daman, Daman from dated 25/08/2015 to 29/08/2015.
With affordable health insurance for people of all income levels, Daman offers international standard healthcare insurance cover for both individuals and companies.