Chew well, keep slim, says Paltrow

May 11th, 2012 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
London, May 11 (IANS) Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow likes to chew every mouthful of food 13 times to help maintain her slender figure."Gwyneth could pass for a 20-year-old. Her figure ... Read more...

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PM’s panel to review food storage problem

May 3rd, 2012 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) With the government unable to store a bumper crop for the third year in a row, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday appointed a panel ... Read more...

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India should allow processing of pulses for exports

April 6th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 6 (IANS) The Indian government should allow at least the processing of imported raw pulses for export markets so that the domestic milling industry occupies the slots now ... Read more...

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West Bengal to set up Kisan Mandis

March 27th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) The West Bengal government will establish 341 special markets - 'Kisan Mandi' - to help farmers to sell their produce at the right price, Chief ... Read more...

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Kremlin creates its own vodka

February 15th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Kremlin has created its own brand of premium vodka to be served at official events involving the Russian president.The new beverage, titled Kremlin Award, ... Read more...

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Follow Nagaland’s example for food security, northeast urged

February 10th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 10 (IANS) Northeastern states must follow the example of Nagaland - the only food sufficient state in the region - and increase food production to ensure food ... Read more...

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China raises rice purchase prices

February 2nd, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 2 (IANS) China Thursday announced plans to raise the minimum purchase prices for rice in 2012 to encourage farmers to grow more grains.It is the fifth consecutive yearly ... Read more...

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‘India needs to hike yield of pulses’

December 22nd, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 22 (IANS) Stating that yield per hectare of pulses in India is low compared to the world average, the country's apex body of pulses and grains industry and ... Read more...

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Prices of pulses to stay stable despite lower yield

December 22nd, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 22 (IANS) The prices of pulses in the country would remain stable next year despite a fall in both kharif and rabi crops on account of adverse weather ... Read more...

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Nine peacocks found dead in Rajasthan

December 10th, 2011 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Dec 10 (IANS) At least nine peacocks were found dead in Rajasthan Saturday, police said. A man was arrested after he was seen collecting the bird caracasses.The man claimed ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

China began cultivating millet 10,000 years ago

October 16th, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 16 (IANS) Evidence of glutinous millet's cultivation has been found in the northern province of Hebei that could date back to 10,000 years, said Chinese archaeologists Sunday.Lab results ... Read more...

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Vidya Stokes recipe for longevity - no grains for 50 years

September 4th, 2011 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 4 (IANS) "Age cannot wither her nor can custom stale her infinite variety," is what Shakespeare wrote for Cleopatra. The same, it seems, could be true for ... Read more...

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Beer-brewing yeast found

August 24th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) Scientists have identified a new species of yeast from forests in South America that was behind the discovery of lager, a type of beer brewed and ... Read more...

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Lokpal - one among many ways to fight corruption: Nilekani

August 19th, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Lokpal bill which is before parliament is only one of the many ways of tackling the menace of corruption, said Nandan Nilekani, chairperson ... Read more...

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Can Stone-Age diet prevent ageing?

August 4th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) While people generally turn quite anxious about their body's condition as they age, a US academician has claimed that once individuals reach their 90s their body ... Read more...

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‘Produce genetically modified crops after proper assessment’

July 20th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) India should produce genetically modified crops and grains after proper impact assessment studies, said an advisor to the National Resource Management Division of the Planning Commission ... Read more...

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China’s trains carried 910 mn passengers this year

July 11th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 11 (IANS) China's railways carried nearly 910 million passengers during the first half of the year, up 12.2 percent from the like period in 2010, authorities said.The Ministry ... Read more...

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Minister makes surprise visit to office

July 4th, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 4 (IANS) West Bengal Minister in-charge of Food and Supplies Department Jyoti Priya Mallick Monday paid a surprise visit to a food department office here and cancelled 70 ... Read more...

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China lost $6.65 bn due to floods in 2011

June 30th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 30 (IANS) Floods in China have cost the economy a total of 43.2 billion yuan (around $6.65 billion) so far this year, the government said Thursday.The State Flood ... Read more...

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CBI raids FCI depots in Punjab

June 25th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bathinda (Punjab), June 25 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has raided storage depots of the Food Corporation of India (FCI) in this Punjab district to check the presence ... Read more...

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Folic acid protects offsprings from colon cancer

May 27th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 27 (IANS) Folic acid supplements given to pregnant and breast-feeding females, reduced the rate of colon cancer in their offspring by 64 percent, based on mice studies.The research, ... Read more...

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Orissa tribals prepare special soup to counter heat

May 1st, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Koraput (Orissa), May 1 (ANI): With the mercury rising, tribes in Orissa's Koraput District prepare Mandia Pej, a particular type of soup to beat the heat.The villagers said the soup is made ... Read more...

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India to ship 500,000 tonnes of grains to Bangladesh: Anand Sharma

April 23rd, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Apr 23(ANI): India will ship 500,000 tonnes of grain to Bangladesh under a bilateral deal, Union Trade Minister Anand Sharma said on Saturday.The Bangladesh government, under mounting pressure to contain ... Read more...

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Relaxation in paying pending house tax in Punjab

February 28th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 28 (IANS) The Punjab government Monday announced relaxation to the state residents in paying pending house tax, and water supply and sewerage charges.Punjab industries and local bodies minister Manoranjan ... Read more...

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Inflation will come down to 7 percent by March: PM (Lead)

February 24th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday admitted that high inflation was a "problem" and said he hoped that it will come down to seven percent by March."Inflation ... 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...

Posted in Feature |

Barbara Walters Talks About Heart Surgery In The Special Episode

February 5th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Feb 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Barbara Walters is yet another host, who knows how to captivate the audiences and yet discuss on the sensible topics in her show. In the latest ... Read more...

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North Korea soldiers chase defectors into China to kill

January 12th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 12 (IANS) In a rare cross-border pursuit, North Korean troops chased their seven defectors into China and shot five of them dead, the Daily Mail reported here.According to South Korean ... Read more...

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Homebrew Kits To Accelerate The Process Of Homebrewing

January 11th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Jan 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) For more than thousand years home brewing has been practiced in many parts of the world. Home-brewing kits have been introduced in the market to make ... Read more...

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Two held for killing migratory birds

January 7th, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 7 (IANS) Two men were arrested Friday for killing migratory birds in Orissa's Chilika lake.Santosh Swain and Manas Harichandan were taken into custody for using poisoned grains to kill the ... Read more...

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Scientists unveil atom-thick graphene patchwork ‘quilts’

January 6th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 6 (ANI): Scientists at the Cornell University have revealed atomic-resolution details of what graphene 'quilts' look like.They found that graphene develops in pieces that resemble patchwork quilts. These patches meet ... Read more...

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Frequent shutdown by Maoists affects farming in Jhargam

January 2nd, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by ANI
Jhargam (West Bengal), Jan.2 (ANI): Farming in West Bengal's Jhargam district is badly affected by the frequent shutdown called by the Maoists.Ajit Mahato, a farmer, said due to the shutdown they couldn't ... Read more...

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Haryana to sell rotten warehouse wheat at 62 paise a kg

November 1st, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Sirsa (Haryana), Nov 1 (IANS) Haryana State Warehousing Corporation (HSWC) has received the highest bid of 62 paise a kg for the rotten wheat lying in the state government's warehouse at Bani ... Read more...

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Two die of food poisoning in Maharashtra

October 20th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sangli (Maharashtra), Oct 20 (IANS) Two people in their sixties died of food poisoning after they consumed chapattis made of bajra flour that was mixed with pesticides, an official said here Wednesday."Primary ... Read more...

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Punjab farmers blame administration as grains rot due to poor storage

October 20th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
By Sunil SharmaChandigarh, Oct.20 (ANI): Farmers in Punjab have blamed the administration for the rotting of thousands of tonnes of paddy grains, which was left in the open in Khanna Mandi market, ... Read more...

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