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Weavers’ woes: Government packages pass them by (Feature) (with images)

February 26th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Ali Husain Ansari, a weaver of embroidered Mughal textiles and owner of Abdul Ghani Silk in Varanasi town of northern India, says he has not ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Jharkhand’s thriving Silk industry, helps adivasis (Part-I)

December 4th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
By Shailendra SinhaRaipur, Dec.4 (ANI): That Jharkhand is a land of immense natural bounty, of mineral wealth, populated largely by tribal communities is known to many. What is not so well-known is ... Read more...

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Silk fibres could pave way for “edible optics” in future

July 30th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Silk, spun by spiders and silk worms, could some day find use in degradable and flexible electronic displays for sensors and implantable optical systems for diagnosis and treatment, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists create artificial honey bee silk

February 5th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 5 (ANI): Using genetically modified bacteria, a team of Australian researchers has created artificially produced honey bee silk."The silks would be good for tough, lightweight textiles, and high-strength applications ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nainital Research Centre achieves world record in breeding silkworm eggs

April 18th, 2009 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
Nainital, Apr 18 (ANI): Nainital-based Regional Oak Tasar Research Centre has created a world record in the field of silkworm egg laying.The scientists and other staff members of the research centre are ... Read more...

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Thailand prescribes bug-free diet for asthma patients

March 22nd, 2009 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, March 22 (DPA) Thailand's health ministry has warned people suffering from asthma and allergies to avoid eating fried insects, a popular street-stall snack in Bangkok and other cities, media reports said ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Beijing Olympics menu to include `dogs brain soup

August 5th, 2008 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.5 (ANI): Olympic hopefuls are likely to get a shock if they choose to have a Chinese meal in Beijing. They could end being served dog brain soup. Athletes and tourists ... Read more...

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Sericulture provides employment to Tripuras rural folk

May 30th, 2008 - 9:15 am ICT by admin
Agartala, May 30 (ANI): Sericulture has emerged as a profitable employment avenue for rural folk, particularly women in Tripura.Various government schemes for sericulture, which involves growing of mulberry trees for the ... Read more...

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Pune farmers reap profits from sericulture

May 26th, 2008 - 2:10 pm ICT by admin
Pune (Maharashtra), May 26 (ANI): Sericulture has emerged as the virtual economic lifeline for farmers in Maharashtra's Pune District. Thousands of farmers in this region are now rearing silkworms and also continuing ... Read more...

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