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Dhumal opens cold store, apple packing units


July 30th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 30 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Monday opened an integrated cold chain storage facility and two computerised grading and packing units in the apple-growing areas ... Read more...

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Two apples a day keep heart diseases away


July 26th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) Just two apples a day could help protect women against heart disease by cutting their cholesterol levels, according to study.Scientists found that apples significantly lowered blood ... Read more...

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Hike duty on imported apples: Himachal Pradesh


May 9th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Wednesday demanded a hike in the duty on imported apples to protect the domestic industry."There is a need for increasing customs duty on ... Read more...

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Himachal government asked for report on road projects


May 8th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 8 (IANS) Miffed over the condition of roads in the state, the Himachal Pradesh High Court Tuesday directed the state government to submit a progress report by May ... Read more...

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Himachal seeks funds for apple post-harvesting facilities


May 8th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh, the country's prominent apple-producing region, Tuesday urged the central government to allocate Rs.15 crore special assistance for strengthening post-harvesting facilities in the state.State ... Read more...

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People more likely to eat fruits within reach


May 1st, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) Want to stay healthy - then place fruits in a clear bowl within arm's reach, so that you could help yourself whenever you felt the urge ... Read more...

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Himachal Pradesh goes for universal apple cartons


April 27th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 27 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh, among India's major apple producers, Friday decided to introduce universal cartons to improve apple shelf life and compete with imported apples, an official here ... Read more...

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Himachal to adopt global apple packaging norms


April 3rd, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 3 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh, one of the country's major apple baskets, is all set to introduce global packaging norms for the fruit, Horticulture Minister Narender Bragta said here ... Read more...

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Hathaway desperate to lose weight


March 31st, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, March 31 (IANS) Actress Anne Hathaway is on a 500-calorie-a-day diet to drop two dress sizes to portray a hungry, dying prostitute in the movie adaptation of ... Read more...

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Monkeys in Kazakh zoo get wine to keep warm


February 4th, 2012 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
Astana, Feb 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Monkeys in a Kazakhstan zoo are enjoying a "very human" remedy against cold weather, with wine added to their daily ration.Each monkey is getting a ... Read more...

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Tihar Jail authorities arbitrary, biased: Report


January 19th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Authorities in the capital's Tihar Jail provide poor living conditions to inmates, take arbitrary decisions and are biased towards high-profile prisoners, said a study report ... Read more...

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Himachal shivers, rains cheer fruit growers


December 7th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 7 (IANS) Winter tightened its grip on Himachal Pradesh Wednesday after widespread overnight rain in the middle and low hills and snow in the higher reaches, the met ... Read more...

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Apple flash mob to be held in St.Petersburg


October 14th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg (Russia), Oct 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) One hundred kilograms of apples will be distributed to people in Russia's second largest city of St.Petersburg Friday in a flash mob marking ... Read more...

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Today is the Johnny Appleseed day


September 26th, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Sept 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) If you happen to be in the United States and have eaten an apple there, chances are that the apple you ate came from one of those ... Read more...

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‘Japani Phal’ harvest picks up, Himachal traders upbeat


September 19th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 19 (IANS) The harvesting of Japani Phal, or the exotic, deep orange-red coloured and luscious persimmon, has picked up in the Rs.2,000 crore (Rs.20 billion) fruit industry of ... Read more...

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Retail chain to sell Brand Himachal


September 16th, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Retail chain Future Group Friday announced its intention to sell Himachal Pradesh's famed apples and other agriculture produce in its retail outlets across the country.A ... Read more...

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Drunk moose stuck up in tree in Gothenburg


September 8th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Gothenburg, Sept 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A drunk moose got trapped between the branches of an apple tree in Gothenburg. The animal apparently ate some fermented apples and got high. The animal ... Read more...

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Himachal seeks central funds for roads


July 29th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 29 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has sought a special central government package for strengthening its road network for the smooth transportation of apples outside the state, an official statement ... Read more...

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Taking apples daily keeps cardio risks at bay


July 8th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 8 (IANS) Taking apples daily is one way of keeping risks linked with cardio health at bay. Catherine Bondonno, doctoral student in pharmacology at the University of Western ... Read more...

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Heidi Montag working out like crazy (Lead)


June 20th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 20 (IANS) Reality TV star Heidi Montag seems to be obessed with working out - she exercises for hours on end to get rid of extra ... Read more...

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Heidi Montag works out 14 hours a day


June 20th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 20 (IANS) Reality TV star Heidi Montag has been working out 14 hours a day to stay in shape."I've been working out from, like, 5 a.m. ... Read more...

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British food items not to show ‘best before’ date any more


April 18th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) Food items sold in Britain will no longer display "best before" dates, as lawmakers believe such labelling encourages people to throw away edibles even though they ... Read more...

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Himachal violated norms in importing fruit trees: CAG


April 12th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 12 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has violated financial rules by placing an order with a US-based supplier of fruit trees without inviting global bids, the Comptroller and ... Read more...

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Christian Bale ate just apples for ‘The Fighter’ role


February 27th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 27 (ANI): Action hero Christian Bale lost two-and-a-half stone for his role in 'The Fighter' - by eating only apples.The 37-year-old actor went on the fruit-only diet to prepare ... Read more...

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Eating berries may lower Parkinson’s risk


February 14th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 14 (IANS) Eating berries regularly may lower risk of developing Parkinson's, thanks to compounds called flavonoids. Flavonoids are found in plants and fruits and are also known collectively as ... Read more...

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Eating berries could cut risk of Parkinson’s


February 14th, 2011 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 14 (ANI): A new study has suggested that those who eat berries stand lesser chances of developing Parkinson's disease.Berries, citrus fruits like oranges and chocolates contain compounds called flavanoids that ... Read more...

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News Corps’ iPad Only Paper ‘The Daily’ Launches Wednesday


January 29th, 2011 - 12:34 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Jan 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Daily iPad only newspaper has been a much anticipated app which is reported to be launching next Wednesday, according to the New York Times. The official announcement ... Read more...

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J-K orchard owners hope for better fruit output due to snowfall


January 23rd, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by ANI
Bhaderwah (Jammu and Kashmir), Jan 23 (ANI): The orchard owners in Bhaderwah region of Jammu and Kashmir's Doda District are an elated lot as the region received ample snowfall, which has brought ... Read more...

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UK dad turns 3 year-old son into a ’superhero’


January 17th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 17 (ANI): A UK dad has turned his three-year-old son into a superhero by writing a children's book.Jake McIntyre has become Super Magic Lightning Boy. And his cat, Dixie, is ... Read more...

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Snowfall to help apple crop in Jammu and Kashmir


January 1st, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
By Fayaz AhmadSrinagar, Jan.1 (ANI): Apple growers have welcomed snowfall in the Jammu and Kashmir.The valley witnessed the maiden snowfall of the season on December 30.Apple growers every year eagerly await ... Read more...

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A treat for Prince William on New Year’s - Queen’s cider


January 1st, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 1 (ANI): Soon-to be-married Prince William was given a special festive treat to unwind himself after working on Christmas Day-the Queen's cider.The 28-year-old spent Boxing Day at Sandringham in ... Read more...

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Dry weather affects apple farming in Kullu


December 26th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
By Prem ThakurKullu, (Himachal Pradesh), Dec.26 (ANI): The apple farming and other fruits in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district are deteriorating due to intense dry cold wave in the region.The bad climatic change ... Read more...

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Autistic kids lack visual skills essential for independence: Study


December 21st, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): A University of Bristol research has concluded that the ability to find shoes in the bedroom, apples in a supermarket, or a favourite animal at the zoo is ... Read more...

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Parle to buy apple concentrate from Himachal


December 17th, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 17 (IANS) Food and beverage company Parle Agro will buy 300 tonnes of apple juice concentrate from the state-run Himachal Pradesh Horticultural Produce Marketing and Processing Corp (HPMC), a minister ... Read more...

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Genetically Modified Botox Apples Will Not Turn Brown, Claims Canadian Biotechnology Firm


December 15th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Cashmere, Dec 15, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A reputed Canadian Biotechnology firm has asked United States to approve apples which are genetically modified and will not turn brown after it is sliced. ... Read more...

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