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Indian plant extracts may help treat diabetes


July 4th, 2012 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 4 (IANS) Scientists have isolated some Indian and Australian medicinal plant extracts that could potentially help manage diabetes. Researchers from Australia's Swinburne University of Technology have investigated 12 ... Read more...

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Dhumal administers green pledge to public


June 5th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 5 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, on the occasion of the World Environment Day Tuesday, administered a pledge to the people of the state to ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

37 students fall sick in Tripura


February 14th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 14 (IANS) At least 37 students fell sick after consuming Jatropha seeds in Tripura. They are stated to be out of danger, officials said Tuesday.The students consumed the ... Read more...

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Medicinal herbs replace cannabis growing in Himachal


May 11th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), May 11 (IANS) Once notorious for cannabis cultivation, the hills of Mandi in Himachal Pradesh are now witnessing a welcome change - acres devoted to high-value medicinal ... Read more...

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Canadian researchers announce breakthrough in malaria treatment


March 19th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 19 (ANI): Canadian researchers have made a major breakthrough in the fight against malaria.Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science and Technology, along with Brad Trost, Member of Parliament for ... Read more...

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Chinese medicinal plant extract may help develop anticancer drugs


March 4th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 4 (ANI): A natural product isolated from a traditional Chinese medicinal plant commonly known as thunder god vine and used for rheumatoid arthritis could be a starting point for developing ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu to get new marine biotech park


January 31st, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 31 (IANS) A marine biotechnology park will soon be set up near Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu while the state will also get a medicinal plant biotech park, Deputy Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Himachal’s aloe vera crop: In comes money, out goes monkey


January 20th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Jan 20 (IANS) Aloe vera, the highly sought after cactus-like plant with multiple medicinal and therapeutic properties, is bringing home good returns for Himachal Pradesh farmers - with an ... Read more...

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Himachal forest guards to get weapons


August 4th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 4 (IANS) Buoyed by the success of its forest police stations or 'van thanas' in checking illegal felling of timber, the Himachal Pradesh government has now decided to equip forest ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Johnson & Johnson Knew Of Motrin Problems, Testified Before Lawmakers


May 28th, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Washington, May 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It was way back in the year of 2008 when Johnson and Johnson had come to know about the problems with the Motrin tablets. As ... Read more...

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To save environment, Himachal schools take pledge


May 4th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 4 (IANS) To develop "green" habits among children, the Himachal Pradesh government has started the practice of administering a pledge to protect the environment during the morning prayer session in ... Read more...

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For Holi and health, there’s bhang!


February 24th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Priyanka Sharma New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Holi is around the corner and so are 'bhang thandai' and 'bhang pakoras'! But not everyone knows of the enormous health benefits of bhang - ... Read more...

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Himachal to set up 10 more forest police stations


January 14th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 14 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government is setting up 10 more forest police stations or 'van thanas' to combat organised forest crimes in the state. "We (the government) are going to ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Artisan wants to keep alive art of Sikkim’s Lepcha tribe


October 31st, 2009 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
By Tashi Pradhan Gangtok, Oct.31 (ANI): Woven with bamboo, Sumuk Thyaptuk or the Lepcha hat, creates a fabulous piece of art that is laced with history and a deep cultural heritage associated ... Read more...

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Climate change affecting ayurveda, livelihood of 600,000 doctors (Lead)


October 7th, 2009 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) Climate change poses a huge challenge for ayurveda and it is the reason behind many medicinal plants vanishing from India, President Pratibha Patil said here Wednesday. ... Read more...

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Climate change affecting ayurveda, says President Patil


October 7th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Wednesday said climate change poses a huge challenge for ayurveda and expressed concern that it is the reason for many medicinal plants vanishing ... Read more...

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South Pacific herb relieves anxiety, safely


May 12th, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 12 (IANS) Often consumed as tea, a medicinal plant from the South Pacific also relieves anxiety, safely and effectively. The first clinical trial of the plant found that a water-soluble ... Read more...

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Extract of Kava may help beat the blues


May 12th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): A traditional extract of Kava, a medicinal plant from the South Pacific, may be safe and effective in reducing anxiety as well as depression, a study has found.In ... Read more...

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Rising demand of Herbal medicines in Jammu and Kashmir


March 10th, 2009 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Mar. 10 (ANI): As demand for herbal medicines from Jammu and Kashmir rises, herbal plants are receiving the attention of the Jammu and Kashmir authorities. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Himachal Pradesh to go ‘herbal’ with massive plantation drive


January 28th, 2009 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 28 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is going in for massive plantation of indigenous species, especially medicinal plants, to not just boost its depleting green cover but also transform the hill ... Read more...

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Jatropha harmful for kids, soil and aquatic life: scientist


May 8th, 2008 - 11:55 am ICT by admin
By Sujeet Kumar Raipur, May 8 (IANS) The jatropha plant, a rich source of bio-fuel that is being grown on a large scale in Chhattisgarh, can harm the soil and aquatic life, cause ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi interacts with tribal kids at night


March 26th, 2008 - 3:22 pm ICT by admin
By K.G. Vasuki Sargur(Karnataka), Mar.26 (ANI): Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi spent more than an hour and a half with tribal children at the Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement(SVYM) at Sargur, a tribal ... Read more...

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Kenyan chemists aim to develop malaria drug from medicinal plant extracts


December 26th, 2007 - 2:23 pm ICT by admin
Washington, December 26 (ANI): Kenyan chemists are trying to develop malaria medicines from the extracts of plants.The project, being carried out in the vicinity of the Mount Kenya, is a collaboration ... Read more...

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