CUCUMBER

  • Tamil Nadu: 4 fishermen attacked by Sri Lankan navy November 22, 2012

    Rameswaram: Four fishermen were injured on Thursday when they were attacked allegedly by Sri Lankan naval personnel when they were fishing near Katchatheevu in the Palk Straits, officials said. Sticks, bottles and stones were allegedly hurled by the Lankan navalmen at the fishermen and their boats also suffered damage in...
  • Friday Foodie: Two refreshing summer drinks June 22, 2012

    Here are two very refreshing drinks, a cucumber lemongrass crush and a mango love bite, to beat the heat this summer. ...
  • Germany: more than 3000 infected with E coli June 17, 2011

    Berlin: New sicknesses are still being reported in the European E coli outbreak that has killed 39, but Germany's national disease control centre said on Friday indications are that the crisis is tapering off. The number of reported infections in Germany, the epicenter of the outbreak, is now up to 3,408,...
  • Deadly E coli: A worry for India? June 16, 2011

    New Delhi: The new mutant strain of the E Coli bacteria has left 36 people dead including a 2 year old boy across Europe, infecting more than 3,000 people. It is suspected to have first originated from contaminated bean sprouts from Germany. Devashish Ohri of Life technologies said, This particular strain...
  • Germany backtracks on sprouts as E coli source June 7, 2011

    Hamburg: First they pointed a finger at Spanish cucumbers. Then they cast suspicion on sprouts from Germany. Now German officials appear dumbfounded as to the source of the deadliest E coli outbreak in modern history, and one US expert called the investigation a "disaster." Backtracking for the second time in a...
  • Germany steps up hunt for deadly E coli source June 4, 2011

    Berlin: Racing to curb the spread of a killer food bug, Germany set up a task force on Friday to hunt down the source of a highly toxic strain of E coli that has killed 19 people and sounded alarms around the world. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, locked in a...
  • Killer E Coli strain described as deadliest yet June 3, 2011

    London: A virulent new strain of E Coli bacteria that has killed at least 17 people in Europe may be the deadliest yet in human history, health experts said. Germany is at the centre of the outbreak, with more than 1,500 people ill from eating contaminated vegetables and salads, but the...
  • Killer cucumbers take Germany toll to 10 May 30, 2011

    Berlin: A virulent form of E coli bacteria blamed on infected cucumbers from Spain has killed 10 people in Germany and sickened 300, health officials said on Sunday while warning people not to eat suspect vegetables. European health experts on Saturday said the outbreak of hemolyticuremic syndrome (HUS), which affects the...