Pulses

  • Spice Smart Pulse M9010: Spice launches SIMenabled smartwatch that also works as a standalone phone; priced at Rs 3,999 July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Announcing the launch of its first wearable device, Spice has launched a SIMenabled smartwatch. Named the Spice Smart Pulse M9010, the smartwatch is believed to be India's first SIMenabled smartwatch. It offers dualSIM (2G+2G) capabilities and can be used as a standalone phone. The smartwatch features a 4cm...
  • Vasundhara Raje government plans to sell onion, potato, pulses through PDS shops July 8, 2014

    To check inflation and rise in prices of essential commodities, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has asked the food and civil supply department to come out with a plan to sell onion, potato and pulses through Public Distribution System (PDS) at low price in the state. The state government would take...
  • Renault hikes prices of Duster, Scala and Pulse July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: French auto major Renault has hiked the prices of its three vehicles in India, including compact sports utility vehicle Duster, by one per cent to partially offset rising input costs. The company, which is present in India through a whollyowned subsidiary, has increased the prices of Duster, midsegment sedan...
  • Ensure 100 per cent immunization for encephalitis: Harsh Vardhan June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Concerned about the large number of encephalitis deaths in the country, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday asked officials to target 100 per cent immunization of children. The health minister said that the drive to eradicate encephalitis should replicate the Pulse Polio campaign. The minister's remarks came after the...
  • Poet, author Maya Angelou dies at 86 May 28, 2014

    WinstonSalem: Author and poet Maya Angelou, who rose from poverty, segregation and violence to become a force on stage, screen and the printed page, has died. She was 86. Wake Forest University announced Angelou's death in a news release Wednesday. She gained acclaim for her first book, her autobiography "I Know Why...
  • Signals detected by Chinese ship consistent with MH370 black box, confirms Australia April 6, 2014

    Perth: The Australian-led joint agency coordinating the search for the missing Malaysian jetliner says electronic pulse signals reportedly detected by a Chinese ship in the southern Indian Ocean are consistent with those of an aircraft black box. Earlier on Saturday a Chinese patrol ship Haixun 01 searching for the missing Malaysian passenger...
  • ACB books 16 medical department officials for fraud in Bundi March 29, 2014

    The ACB has booked 16 officials of Bundi district's Medical and Health department for embezzlement of over Rs 22 lakhs from National Rural Health Mission and Pulse Polio Control Programme funds. The 16 officials, including Chief Medical and Health Officer of the medical department, were booked on Friday following the verification...
  • WB polio goof-up: 67 kids administered Hepatitis B, hospitalised September 16, 2013

    Kolkata: In a major goof-up, sixty-seven children were hospitalised in Arambag near Kolkata, after they were mistakenly given Hepatitis B vaccines instead of Pulse Polio drops on Sunday. 40 of them are still under observation. Four health workers have been suspended for the lapse. Panic spread after parents started complaining...
  • Raman Singh seeks nutrition security in proposed Food Security Bill July 31, 2013

    Seeking amendments in the proposed food security legislation, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Tuesday said more provisions like nutrition security should also be added to it to make it a complete package. "My suggestion is that some provisions should be added. It should not be confined to food security...
  • Facebook reportedly working on Flipboardstyle news reading app June 24, 2013

    New Delhi: In the wake of growing popularity of news reading apps like Flipboard and Pulse, Facebook is also planning to come with a similar app. According to a WSJ report, Facebook has been working on this project for over a year, which means that the social media giant had...
  • Karnataka: Fire in a godown, pulses & spices worth Rs 2 cr destroyed June 2, 2013

    Bellary: A fire broke out in a pulses and spices godown in an industrial area in Bellary in the wee hours on Sunday. Electric short circuit was stated be the cause of the fire that broke out in the godown belonging to the firm Sai Balaji Cold Storage India Limited, fire...
  • LinkedIn to acquire ereader company Pulse for $90 million April 13, 2013

    California: Professional networking website LinkedIn is paying about $90 million to acquire Pulse, which makes an ereader platform used on mobile devices. More than 30 million people worldwide use Pulse's ereader applications on devices running both Apple and Androidbased operating systems. The San Franciscobased company was founded in 2010 by Akshay...
  • Food inflation negative for India credit ratings: Moody's March 18, 2013

    Mumbai: India's high food inflation is a negative for the country's sovereign ratings as it filters through the broader economy, with adverse consequences for growth and the large fiscal and current account deficits, Moody's said on Monday. Moody's Investors Service is the only one of the three major credit agencies to...
  • Renault plans to increase prices from January 1 December 18, 2012

    Chennai: French automajor Renault plans to increase prices of its automobiles in India by up to 1.5 per cent with effect from January 1, 2013 due to high input costs. "We have to follow suit with the rest of the industry as input costs have gone up tremendously... we...
  • Govt extends holding limits on pulses, edible oils by one year September 24, 2012

    New Delhi: To check hoarding and contain price rise, the government on Monday said the order restraining traders from holding stocks of pulses, edible oils and edible oilseeds beyond a limit will be in force for one more year. The validity of stock holding limits order on pulses, edible oils and...
  • Weatherdriven food inflation a headache for India July 23, 2012

    Mumbai: Faced with slowing economic growth and a dangerously high balance of payments deficit, about the last thing India needs is food prices pushing inflation higher, but that is just what the weather gods are brewing. Rains have been patchy since the start of the monsoon season, which runs from June...
  • Viral: Jackie Shroff cusses during polio ad shoot July 10, 2012

    New Delhi: You could say actor Jackie Shroff's abuses behind the scenes of a polio eradication advertisement by Government of India is nothing short of 'Rangeela'. The actor was the butt of jokes on Twitter all day on Tuesday after the ad went viral. A volley of hilarious abuses was hurled...
  • Poor rains may hit pulses production this year: Pawar July 7, 2012

    Mumbai: The lessthanexpected rains in the country is likely to bring down the total pulses production this year, Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said on Friday. The country had produced 17.02 million tonnes (MT) of pulses in the 201112 crop year (JulyJune), slightly lower than the annual demand of...
  • Sowing of paddy, cereals lagging behind: Govt July 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Sowing of paddy, maize, bajra and oilseeds is trailing behind but pulses has picked up so far in the ongoing kharif (summer) season, the Agriculture Ministry said on Friday. The sowing of kharif crops like paddy, pulses and oilseeds begins from April but gains momentum after the onset...
  • Late monsoon may affect pulses, not paddy: Sharad Pawar July 6, 2012

    Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has said that the monsoon situation was worrisome as far as the pulses were concerned. ...
  • Renault launches Pulse petrol variant May 11, 2012

    Barely four months after the diesel fuelled Pulse hatchback was launched, Renault India has launched the petrol variant. The Pulse petrol is being offered in three trim levels and six colours RxE (Rs 4.25 lakh), RxL (Rs 4.99 lakh) and RxZ (Rs 5.55 lakh), exshowroom Delhi. It is powered...
  • Nonpolio paralysis cases going up April 26, 2012

    New Delhi: The Pulse polio program may be a success, but are experts focusing too much on vaccination? Perhaps even overdosing some children? Shortly after being vaccinated for polio, fouryearold Ansh developed paralysis. Doctors concluded it wasn't related to the vaccine or polio, which often causes paralysis. A few months on, Ansh...
  • Inflation slips to 6.89 pc; vegetables still costly April 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The overall inflation in March eased to 6.89 per cent on account of sharp decline in prices of onions, fruits and proteinbased items, even as vegetables and pulses turned costlier. Inflation, as measured by the Wholesale Price Index (WPI), was 6.95 per cent in February. In March last year,...
  • India marks first year without new polio cases January 17, 2012

    New Delhi: India has marked a significant milestone, with no new polio cases reported for one year. It's a result of a massive health programme,the routine pulse polio immunisation program. In the last few years India has mobilized 24 lakh volunteers and 1.5 lakh front line workers in an effort...
  • First drive: Renault Pulse diesel January 11, 2012

    Mumbai has a very love it or loathe it character. Locals love it and outsiders absolutely abhor it. Despite having moved here two weeks ago I'm still very much an outsider. I blame my pessimism entirely on the traffic that I secretly fear is draining the joy out of my...
  • Food inflation falls to single digit at 9.01 pc November 24, 2011

    New Delhi: Food inflation fell sharply to single digit at 9.01 per cent for the week ended November 12 even as prices of most agricultural items, barring potatoes, onions and wheat, continued to rise, on an annual basis. Food inflation, as measured by the Wholesale Price Index (WPI), was 10.63 per...
  • Food inflation declines to 11.81 per cent November 11, 2011

    New Delhi: Food inflation declined marginally to 11.81 per cent in the week ended October 29, but the slight moderation in the rate of price rise provided little respite to consumers burdened by high prices of essential kitchen staples like vegetables and pulses. Food inflation, as measured by the Wholesale...
  • High food inflation due to festive demand: Pranab November 3, 2011

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday expressed grave concern over rising food inflation, even as he attributed the latest spike in prices to increased demand during the festive season. Food inflation, at 12.21 per cent for the week ended October 22, climbed to a ninemonth high. "Food inflation is still...
  • Food inflation surges to 12.21 per cent November 3, 2011

    New Delhi: Food inflation rose to 12.21 per cent during the week ended October 22, with expensive vegetables, pulses, fruits and milk, putting more burden on the common man. Food inflation, as measured by the Wholesale Price Index (WPI), stood at 11.43 per cent in the previous week. The rate of...