pesticide

EU says 40 countries now affected in tainted egg scandal

EU says 40 countries now affected in tainted egg scandal

Millions of eggs across Europe have been destroyed after they were found to contain traces of Fipronil.

Sep 05, 2017, 20:34 PM IST
Revealed: Litchi deaths not caused by the fruit, banned pesticide 'Endosulfan' is to blame

Revealed: Litchi deaths not caused by the fruit, banned pesticide 'Endosulfan' is to blame

A new study has revealed that the delicious tropical fruit is not responsible for the untimely deaths of the children, but the banned pesticide Endosulfan is the real cause.

Jul 27, 2017, 23:26 PM IST

Jammu and Kashmir govt bans sale of pesticide used in ripening fruits

The Jammu and Kashmir government has banned the sale of the pesticide Ethephon, widely used in ripening fruits and regulating plant growth, citing harmful effects on human and plant health.

May 16, 2017, 15:12 PM IST
Shocking! 25 blackbucks found dead after reportedly consuming pesticide in Telangana

Shocking! 25 blackbucks found dead after reportedly consuming pesticide in Telangana

In what could be stated as a tragic incident, 25 blackbucks were found dead after reportedly consuming fertiliser and pesticide used for maize crop in Telangana.

Aug 07, 2016, 18:38 PM IST

Did you know green chillies of Uttar Pradesh are the hot sellers worldwide?

Chillies of various varieties -- soldier, Gomti, 917 and divya jyoti -- are purchased from places like Kursi Road, Dewa and Malihabad, and then packed at Rehman Kheda here before being sent to Amausi airport for shipment.

May 19, 2016, 15:01 PM IST
Pakistani shopkeeper killed dozens with 'revenge' sweets

Pakistani shopkeeper killed dozens with 'revenge' sweets

The poisoned batch of sweets were bought by a local man who gave them to family and friends celebrating the birth of his grandson. 

May 06, 2016, 16:27 PM IST

Not just male infertility, endosulfan damages liver, lungs in mice: Indian scientists

The precise mechanism by which endosulfan exerts its effect, however, remains largely unclear.

Jan 24, 2016, 16:08 PM IST

Three-decade old pesticide in milk linked with Parkinson's

 A pesticide used prior to the early 1980s and found in milk at that time may be associated with signs of Parkinson's disease in the brain, researchers reveal.

Dec 10, 2015, 11:58 AM IST

Pesticide exposure linked to weaker breaths in children

 Taking a deep breath might be a bit harder for children exposed early in life to a widely used class of pesticides in agriculture, according to a new study.

Dec 04, 2015, 16:11 PM IST

Live test: Beware! How safe are the vegetables on your plate?-Part 4

Find out how poisonous vegetables are being served on your plate. Also check out the live test done on these vegetables to detect the level of toxicity.

Jul 11, 2015, 22:13 PM IST

Live test: Beware! How safe are the vegetables on your plate?-Part 3

Find out how poisonous vegetables are being served on your plate. Also check out the live test done on these vegetables to detect the level of toxicity.

Jul 11, 2015, 22:12 PM IST

Live test: Beware! How safe are the vegetables on your plate?-Part 2

Find out how poisonous vegetables are being served on your plate. Also check out the live test done on these vegetables to detect the level of toxicity.

Jul 11, 2015, 22:10 PM IST

Live test: Beware! How safe are the vegetables on your plate?

Find out how poisonous vegetables are being served on your plate. Also check out the live test done on these vegetables to detect the level of toxicity.

Jul 11, 2015, 22:09 PM IST

China Premier orders probe after 'left behind' children's death

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has ordered authorities investigate the case of four "left behind" children who died after drinking pesticide in a poor part of southwestern China, as millions of workers are forced to leave their families to find work. 

Jun 12, 2015, 13:30 PM IST

China `left behind` children commit suicide: Report

Four siblings, aged between five and 13 and left unattended by their parents for months, apparently committed suicide by drinking pesticide in southwest China, state media reported on Friday.

Jun 12, 2015, 11:27 AM IST

Taxi drivers hospitalised after Beijing pesticide protest: Police

 More than 30 taxi drivers were hospitalised after apparently drinking pesticide during a protest in central Beijing over a dispute with authorities, police said on Saturday.

Apr 04, 2015, 16:05 PM IST

High levels of pesticide residues in fruits, vegetables can harm semen quality

Make sure that the food you eat is pesticide free, as new study has claimed that fruits and vegetables containing higher levels of pesticide residues can harm semen quality.

Mar 31, 2015, 11:38 AM IST

Norway whale meat dumped in Japan after pesticide finding

Whale meat imported into Japan from Norway has been dumped after tests found it contained up to twice the permitted level of harmful pesticide, the government said Wednesday.

Mar 11, 2015, 14:06 PM IST

Thirty years on, Bhopal film highlights tragedy of world's worst industrial disaster

Thirty years on from the Bhopal disaster, an international film opens on Friday dramatising the story of how an American pesticide factory in India accidentally released cyanide gas into the atmosphere, killing thousands of people and leaving many more sick or disabled.

Nov 08, 2014, 02:50 AM IST

150 hospitalised after drinking pesticide mixed water

About 150 persons, including some children from three villages in the district were0 on Saturday hospitalised after drinking water laced with pesticide granules from an overhead tank, police said.

Aug 17, 2014, 00:48 AM IST