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Witches set world record for largest gathering


August 19th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 19 (IANS) A total of 482 people wearing black pointed hats, black cloaks and carrying a broom have set a new world record for the biggest group of ... Read more...

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Brazil expecting record grain harvest


August 10th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 10 (IANS/EFE) Brazil will reap a record grain harvest of 163.3 million tonnes this year, a gain of 2 percent over 2011, a statistics agency said.The ... Read more...

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Dos and Don’ts during monsoon (To go with - With Monsoon health guide: Rainproof your lifestyle with right diet)


July 16th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dos and and don'ts suggested by experts for the monsoon season Dos:* Go for green leafy vegetables* Properly wash fruits and vegetables* Eat barley, brown rice and oats* Add garlic to soups, ... Read more...

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Monsoon delayed but situation not worrisome: Pawar (Second Lead)


July 3rd, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) There has been a two-week delay in the monsoon but the situation is not serious, union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said here Tuesday and added ... Read more...

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Monsoon situation not serious, rain will pick up: Pawar (Lead)


July 3rd, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) There has been a two-week delay in the monsoon but the situation is not serious, union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said here Tuesday, adding that ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

‘Stay green’ DNA to help crops fight droughts


June 3rd, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 3 (IANS) Scientists have isolated the 'stay green' DNA in barley to help grow crops that better withstand drought, heat and salinity.Barley is an important cereal crop grown ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Bumper potato crop nightmare for Agra farmers


December 11th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 11 (IANS) Potato cultivators in Uttar Pradesh's Agra region are a distressed lot these days. Their hopes of hitting a goldmine with a bumper crop this season have ... Read more...

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‘Summers for making money, winters for making merry’ (Postcard from Lahaul and Spiti)


November 2nd, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Keylong (Himachal Pradesh), Nov 2 (IANS) When bone-chilling winds sweep through its vast expanse and snow blocks it off for five months, the mountain district of Lahaul and Spiti comes ... Read more...

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Canada to end government monopoly in wheat sales


October 19th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, Oct 19 (IANS) The Canadian government will gradually end the western Canadian Wheat Board's monopoly on the selling of wheat and barley in the northern American country.The plan, which ... Read more...

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Health food for heart patients, diabetics


October 16th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) People suffering from heart diseases and diabetes should eat a lot of beans, soybean, tofu and lentils as these are rich in proteins and low ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Karnataka to allow beetroot for liquor production


May 10th, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 10 (IANS) Beetroot growers in Karnataka can now say cheers as the state will allow its use to manufacture liquor."This will encourage farmers as beetroot can be grown ... Read more...

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Lot of support needed for little known agriculture in Ladakh


February 7th, 2011 - 11:27 am ICT by ANI
By Rinchen Dolkar Leh, Feb 7 (ANI): Little is known about Ladakh aside from its magnificent rocky and icy landscape, its drawing pull for tourists across the world and of course ... Read more...

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Study backs gluten-free diet in potential celiac disease patients


December 16th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): A new study has added to an ongoing debate over which patients with symptoms of celiac disease should go on a gluten-free diet.The new research has concluded that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cabinet decides to raise minimum support price for Rabi crop


October 20th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 20 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday increased the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for the Rabi crop for 2010-11.While, the MSP for wheat has ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Rare bone disease hits Tibet


October 16th, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 16 (IANS) A rare bone disease is posing a health risk to about 170,000 residents in southwest China's Tibet region, a medical survey has found.At least 14,662 people have been ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Blue Valentine gets a NC-17 rating


October 16th, 2010 - 12:12 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Oct 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) For being rated NC-17, the chances of Blue Valentine making the Oscars have seriously been dealt a severe blow.The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) gave ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Scientists modify rice to grow well on saline soil


September 13th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 13 (IANS) Scientists have successfully used genetic modification (GM) to improve the salt tolerance of rice, often grown on salty soil. "Rice is the staple food for billions of people around ... Read more...

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Tinkered-gene rice fights salinity, increases yield


September 10th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Sep 10 (IANS) A team of scientists in Australian claimed to have altered the genes of rice so as to improve its tolerance to toxic sodium ion and increase the crops' ... Read more...

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Study: Beer is now being linked to psoriasis in women


August 18th, 2010 - 11:53 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has indicated that women who drink five or more beers in a week stand a chance of getting afflicted with the disease psoriasis. ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Beer may increase psoriasis in women


August 18th, 2010 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Women who love to drink beer are at higher risk of developing psoriasis, a chronic skin disease, according to a study. Experts said women who drank five or more ... Read more...

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Ukraine world’s third largest grain exporter


July 27th, 2010 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, July 27 (IANS/WAM) Ukraine has secured its position as the world's third largest grain exporter after the US and the European Union. Ukraine has exported 21.2 million tonnes of grain during July ... Read more...

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Mystery of gut disease finally cracked


July 22nd, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 22 (ANI): Scientists have cracked the mystery of coeliac disease - a feat that could pave the way for treatments for the condition that blights the lives of millions of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

World’s oldest shoe found in Armenian cave


June 10th, 2010 - 9:42 am ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) Archaeologists have found the world's oldest shoe dating back to 5,500 years in an Armenian cave. The shoe made from a single piece of cowhide can fit a woman's ... Read more...

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Haryana seeks Rs.1,275 per quintal minimum price for wheat


May 10th, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 10 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Monday urged the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) to fix Rs.1,275 per quintal as the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Aal izz not well with Mahi Vij


February 13th, 2010 - 3:40 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
February 13, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Mahi Vij aka Nakusha of "Lagi Tujhse Lagan' is not keeping well these days. Apparently the girl seems to be down with infection due to food ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Vegetables, pulses push inflation to 19.83 per cent


December 31st, 2009 - 9:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 31 (ANI) : Country's food inflation rose to 19.83 per cent for the week ended on December 19, on the back of spurting prices of potato and pulses.In ... Read more...

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New Year ‘Losar’ celebrated in Ladakh


December 19th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Leh (Ladakh), Dec 19 (ANI): The people of Ladakh celebrated their New Year 'Losar' on Thursday (December 17) with fervor and zeal.The Losar Ladakhi New Year festival dates back to the 17th ... Read more...

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Himachal to produce 7.2 lakh tonnes of foodgrains


November 30th, 2009 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 30 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has set a target of producing 7.2 lakh tonnes of foodgrains in the current rabi (winter) season under the agriculture production programme, an official said Monday. Director ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

1,500-year-old Korean girl reconstructed by scientists


November 26th, 2009 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Seoul, November 26 (ANI): A scientific team has unveiled the restored model of a 1,500-year-old Korean girl, whose body was found two years back.According to a report in JoongAng Daily, in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Support price for wheat hiked by Rs.20


November 5th, 2009 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) The government Thursday hiked the minimum support price (MSP) of wheat by Rs.20, barley by Rs.70 and gram by Rs.30 per quintal for the current rabi ... Read more...

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CPSEs should need mandatory listing of 10 per cent public ownership: Govt.


November 5th, 2009 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 5(ANI): The Government on Thursday decided that all profitable listed Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) should meet the mandatory listing of 10 percent public ownership.It has also been ... Read more...

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2.78 mn bottles of beer brewed in Tibet to enter US market


October 27th, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Lhasa, Oct 27 (IANS) A local barley beer brewer here expects to supply 2.78 million bottles to the US in the second half of next year, a company official said. According to ... Read more...

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Gluten-free diet lessens bone problems in kids with celiac disease


October 9th, 2009 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): Gluten-free diet can affect recovery of children with celiac disease (CD), an inherited intestinal disorder characterized by life-long intolerance to the ingestion of gluten, a protein found in ... Read more...

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About 15 percent of Gujarat’s crops destroyed


September 2nd, 2009 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Sep 2 (IANS) Around 15 percent of Gujarat's standing crops have been destroyed because of deficient rains between July 27 and Aug 29, an agriculture department official said. Eleven districts in central ... Read more...

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Inflation rises to - 1.53 percent


August 20th, 2009 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 20 (ANI): The rate of inflation has increased to - 1.53 percent for the week ended August 8 against the - 1.74 percent in the previous week.It rose despite ... Read more...

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