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Secret of multiple insecticide resistance in mosquitoes unlocked

Last Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014, 12:56

Researchers have found how the unprecedented multiple and extreme-level resistance is generated in mosquitoes found in the rice fields of Tiassale in southern Cote d`Ivoire.

Bihar tragedy: Post-mortem confirms insecticide in mid-day meal

Last Updated: Thursday, July 18, 2013, 14:51

Post-mortem reports on 23 children who died after eating a mid-day meal in Bihar confirmed that insecticide was either in the food or cooking oil.

Woman atop coconut tree rescued by fire brigade

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 13:45

Stuck up in a 36-feet tall coconut tree while spraying insecticide, a housewife had to make a call to the fire brigade from her mobile phone to rescue her.

Bugs may be resistant to genetically modified corn

Last Updated: Thursday, December 29, 2011, 14:17

One of the nation`s most widely planted crops — a genetically engineered corn plant that makes its own insecticide — may be losing its effectiveness.