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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Over 1,000 ill as Japan tainted food scandal widens: Report

More than 1,000 people have fallen ill after eating pesticide-contaminated frozen food as a scandal widens across Japan, Jiji Press reported today.

China residents drink pesticide in Beijing protest

A dozen people protesting the demolition of their homes in central China drank pesticide in Beijing in a desperate bid for attention that underscores the failures of a decades-old petitioning system.

Pesticide trader held in Bihar mid-day meal tragedy

Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Bihar Police Friday detained a pesticide trader in connection with the mid-day meal tragedy in a school that claimed 23 lives in July.

Bihar teacher held after pesticide found in school kitchen

Manoj Kumar Chaudhary of primary school at Maudhiara village in Rohtas had kept the pesticide, Thymet, on the rack where the utensils had been kept.

Teacher arrested for carrying pesticide in school

A teacher was on Friday arrested for carrying a bottle of pesticide in a school at Sasaram in Bihar`s Rohtas, close on heels of death of 23 school students who took poisoned midday meal in Chhapra.

Bihar mid-day meal: 5 packets of pesticide found from principal`s house

After the Bihar mid-day meal tragedy in which 23 children lost their lives, investigators on Sunday found five packets of pesticide from absconding school principal Meena Devi`s house.

Mother`s exposure to DDT hits foetal health

A mother`s exposure to some common environmental contaminants has been associated to more frequent and vigorous foetal motor activity, a new study has claimed.

More pesticides linked to Parkinson`s disease

More and more pesticides are being linked with the rising incidence of Parkinson`s among farm workers and those who live near croplands, according to a research.

Couple consumes pesticide frustrated by police `inaction`

A couple caused a flutter at the grievance day at the collectorate today when they fainted after consuming liquid pesticide, frustrated over the police `inaction` on their petition.

Common pesticide behind beehive collapse

Imidacloprid, a common pesticide, may have been responsible for the sharp worldwide decline of honeybee colonies since 2006.

New tool to detect pesticide presence in a jiffy

A new screening tool could help detect pesticide traces instantly in large water samples.

SC to take up Endosulfan issue today

The apex court had on May 13 imposed a complete ban on production, sale and use of Endosulfan.

Awareness drive on pesticide effect on peacocks

Pakidi hill, spread over 1970 hectare, is considered as
the largest habitat of peacocks in the country.