Agra’s famous petha makers in big trouble

September 17th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 15 (IANS) Agra's traditional 'petha' (sweet ash gourd) industry is in trouble, a victim of the battle against pollution to save the Taj Mahal.For the past four days, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Thanks to Olympics, vegetable, leather goods exports swell

August 6th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 6 (IANS) Exports of vegetables, fruits and leather goods from West Bengal to Britain have risen many folds, thanks to the ongoing London Olympics.Vegetables like beans, gourd, long ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Bengal starts selling potatoes from ration shops

July 7th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) With the prices of potato soaring, the West Bengalgovernment Saturday started selling the tuber from ration shops in the city and satellite town of Salt Lake."We ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Remains of oldest fruit trees found in Iberian Peninsula

January 16th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): Researchers have found that the seed samples gathered over the years at medieval archaeological sites in the historic old quarter of Hondarribia are the remains of the oldest ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, candy that you can inhale and clouds that you can drink!

October 16th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct 16 (ANI): Inventor David Edwards is a creator, and a crazy one at that.Edwards has created a candy called Le Whif, which is to be inhaled, not eaten, and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Go green’ with male herbal contraceptives

October 9th, 2010 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
By Anil Sharma Jaipur, Oct 9 (IANS) Men could soon be popping contraceptive pills made of plants if the results of experiments carried out at Rajasthan University are anything to go by.The zoology ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Vegetable prices soar in Delhi

September 30th, 2010 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) After monsoon, it's raining woes for Delhiites as they haggle with vendors over spiralling vegetable prices.Prices of vegetables in the capital city have increased because of an ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Vegetarian president brings own cooks to China

May 29th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
By Kavita Bajeli-Datt Beijing, May 29 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil, a vegetarian, has flown in her own cooks for her six-day China visit, fully aware that she was visiting a nation known ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Vine seeds that disperse like ‘giant gliders’ inspiring aircraft design

December 7th, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 7 (ANI): Remarkable footage of falling Alsomitra vine seeds, which use paper-thin wings to disperse like giant gliders, is inspiring researchers for designing aircraft.The Alsomitra vine is a type ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Soaring vegetable prices add to common man’s misery

July 11th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Forget about the more "fancy" broccoli or mushroom, even the humble potato, tomato and onion are inching away from the common man's home budget. Due to the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Bitter melon can help battle malnutrition and disease

April 14th, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Apr 14 (ANI): Bitter melon may not seem a very appetising name, but experts say that this vegetable may help protect the world's population from malnutrition and disease.Dr. Dyno Keatinge, the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

21 trucks carry goods across India-Pakistan border in Kashmir

November 25th, 2008 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 25 (IANS) Twenty-one trucks Tuesday crossed the Line of Control (LoC) - the de facto border between India and Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir - carrying goods from either side ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

American man to paddle 150 miles for charity in a giant pumpkin!

October 10th, 2008 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 10 (ANI): JR Hildebrands is taking a 760-pound pumpkin to the water to paddle 150 miles for charity.Hildebrands, who has been wining the Wisconsin''s Nekoosa Great Pumpkin Race for ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Farmer’s suicide after loan default

April 23rd, 2008 - 2:50 pm ICT by admin
Bhubaneswar, April 23 (IANS) A farmer committed suicide in Orissa after he failed to pay back a debt of Rs.5,000 he had taken from neighbours in order to grow 'parwal' pointed gourd. ... Read more...

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A thief who gobbles up 20 kg of raw vegetables a day!

November 14th, 2007 - 10:15 am ICT by admin

Posted in National |

Ancient Argentinean herbal tea may help boost good cholesterol levels

November 14th, 2007 - 2:44 am ICT by admin

Posted in Health |