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Chronic pesticide exposure results in smaller bees: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 17:06

Pesticides are affecting the physical growth of bumblebees thereby putting the survival of their colonies at risk, according to a new study.

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 16:41

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 18:03

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

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013, 14:25

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

Last Updated: Saturday, July 27, 2013, 12:23

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

Last Updated: Friday, July 26, 2013, 23:21

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

Last Updated: Sunday, July 21, 2013, 23:05

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.

Tuber Crops Research Centre develops bio-pesticide

Last Updated: Saturday, June 08, 2013, 15:31

The Central Tuber Crops Research Institute here has developed a bio-pesticide from tapioca for effectively tackling pests destroying vegetable and fruit plants.

Ganga water contains pesticide residues: Govt

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 15:08

Groundwater in key Ganga river basin states of Uttarakhand, UP and Bihar has residues of different pesticides, the government told the Rajya Sabha.

Couple consumes pesticide frustrated by police `inaction`

Last Updated: Monday, April 30, 2012, 16:26

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

Last Updated: Monday, April 09, 2012, 15:29

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

Israel develops green pesticide

Last Updated: Thursday, December 29, 2011, 09:50

Israeli scientists have developed an inexpensive environment friendly pesticide.