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After mangoes, now `Paan` from India may be banned by EU

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 16:19

Betel or `paan` leaves from India may be the next item to be banned by the European Union (EU), which has already imposed an import ban on Alphonso mangoes over claims of a fruit fly infestation.

Obama leaves Afghanistan without meeting Karzai

Last Updated: Monday, May 26, 2014, 15:48

US President Barack Obama paid a short visit to Afghanistan but returned home without meeting his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai due to differences over the venue, an official statement said Monday.

50 mn-year-old fossil plant probed

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 19:46

In a first, scientists have investigated the chemistry of 50 million-year-old fossil plant by bombarding the fossils with X-rays brighter than a million suns - produced by synchrotron particle accelerators.

Indian squad leaves for Asia Cup

Last Updated: Sunday, February 23, 2014, 12:16

The Indian cricket squad, led by Virat Kohli in the absence of injured regular skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, departed here today for the Asia Cup competition in Bangladesh starting on February 25.

Silkworms fed dyed mulberry leaves to produce coloured silk

Last Updated: Sunday, January 05, 2014, 18:33

Indian researchers have successfully developed an eco-friendly method to help silkworms spin naturally fluorescent, coloured silk - by feeding them dyed mulberry leaves.

Simon Cowell to leave US `X Factor`?

Last Updated: Saturday, November 02, 2013, 11:11

Simon Cowell could be set to leave US `X Factor` since it will need a lower budget as its ratings has dropped and the media mogul`s rates are too high.

CISF jawan shoots at senior inspector over phone call, leaves?

Last Updated: Sunday, October 20, 2013, 13:42

A Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) jawan on Sunday shot his senior dead over a trifle issue of the latter objecting to a phone call, reports said.

British workers’ sick leaves cost £15 billion a year to economy: Study

Last Updated: Monday, July 15, 2013, 16:00

The Scotsman reports that survey has shown one in eight workers have been faking for sick days.

Riteish Deshmukh leaves the sets of his debut TV show in anger?

Last Updated: Friday, April 12, 2013, 10:12

Riteish Deshmukh, who is famous for his jovial nature in the industry, had reportedly lost his cool at the sets of his upcoming debut TV show.

Eucalyptus reveals smelly secret

Last Updated: Thursday, March 07, 2013, 10:24

Australian researchers have found that a `yellowbox` eucalyptus tree was able to control the smell of its leaves from one side of the tree to the other in a bid to protect itself against predation.

Why Swiss cheese plants are full of holes

Last Updated: Saturday, January 19, 2013, 13:31

Leaves of Swiss cheese plants are unusually perforated to help them avoid stress, according to a new study.

Pak Army Chief Kayani leaves for Russia

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 03, 2012, 17:28

Pakistan Army Chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani embarked on a three-day visit to Russia, shortly before Russian Foreign Minister flew into Islamabad for talks with the country`s top leadership.