FRUIT

  • Narendra Modi asks Pepsi, Coke to blend fruit juices in fizzy drinks September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said multinational cola giants PepsiCo and Coca-Cola should help augment fruit sales for Indian farmers by adding fresh fruit juices to their fizzy drinks. "Millions of people buy Pepsi and Coke. I have asked these companies if they can put five per cent...
  • PM Modi asks cola companies to blend aerated drinks with fruit juice September 24, 2014

    Tumkur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that he has asked soft drink makers like Pepsi to try and mix aerated drinks with 5 per cent fruit juice to help distressed farmers find a new market for their produce. "We drink Pepsi, Coca-Cola and I do not know how...
  • August retail inflation eases to 7.8 per cent on cheap vegetables, fuel cost September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Easing prices of vegetables, cereals and petroleum products brought down retail inflation marginally to 7.8 per cent in August. Consumer Price Index (CPI) based or retail inflation stood at 7.96 per cent in July. In August 2013, retail inflation was at 9.52 per cent. However, food inflation during the month...
  • Devotees celebrated the traditional 'Bagwal' festival by throwing fruits at each other August 10, 2014

    Thousands of devotees from Kumaon and Garhwal regions of Uttarakhand on Sunday threw apples, pears and flowers at each other as they celebrated traditional 'Bagwal' festival at Devidhura in Champawat district. "We had arranged 10 quintals of pear and apple fruits and four basket full of flowers for the purpose to...
  • Russia bans all US food; NATO fears it may attack Ukraine August 7, 2014

    Moscow: Russia will ban all imports of food from the United States and all fruit and vegetables from Europe, the state news agency reported on Wednesday, a sweeping response to Western sanctions imposed over its support for rebels in Ukraine. The measures will hit consumers at home who rely on cheap...
  • Narendra Modi government's inflation firefighting, traders not happy June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Inflation is back to haunt the common man and without much delay, the new Indian government has got into a firefighting mode. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday laid down a slew of measures to tame food inflation. The Centre has imposed a minimum export price of...
  • Now, a 3D printer that creates edible 'fruits' May 27, 2014

    London: A UK company has developed a 3D printer which can print fruits, such as an apple or a pear, in a jiffy. The printer uses a moleculargastronomy technique called spherification. It combines individual liquid droplets with different flavours into a fruit shape. To use the printer no specialist knowledge of cuisine...
  • Fruit, vegetable prices push March retail inflation to 8.31 per cent April 15, 2014

    Retail inflation in March inched up to 8.31 per cent from 8.03 in February, mainly on account of a rise in fruit and vegetable prices. "Provisional annual inflation rate based on all India general Consumer Price Index (Combined) for March 2014 on point to point basis (over March 2013) is 8.31...
  • Woman buys Apple phones online, conned into paying $1200 for 2 apples August 4, 2013

    Melbourne: A 21yearold Australian woman who was trying to buy Apple smartphones online was conned into paying USD 1,200 for two edible apples! The woman, who has not been named, had posted an ad on website Gumtree asking to buy two Apple smartphones. She was soon contacted by another woman...
  • BBC bans bananas from new 1bn pound headquarters January 7, 2013

    London: The BBC has gone bananas and banned the humble fruit at its new 1 billion pound headquarters after a staffer warned the fruit could kill her. Posters have been put up warning colleagues not to eat them at work. The ban was requested by...
  • Fruits, vegetables reduce risk of breast cancer December 8, 2012

    London: A diet full of fruits and vegetables could help women reduce risk of developing breast cancer, a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute said. Long hailed for their antioxidant properties, researchers now believe carotenoids can also help prevent cancerous tissue in the breast due to...
  • Australian researchers develop coconut flavoured pineapple December 5, 2012

    Melbourne: Australian researchers have claimed to have developed the world's first variety of pineapple with a coconut flavour. Queensland's Department of Agriculture research station is currently working on the new breed of pineapple for more than a decade and it may take another two years for it is commercially available. According...
  • Prices of veggies, fruits surge in Bangalore September 18, 2012

    Bangalore: This festive season, prices of vegetable, fruits and flowers have gone up by almost 5 to 30 per cent. While retail prices of goods too have shot up by between Rs 5 and 12, wholesale prices in market have shot up between Rs 2 and Rs 10. We spent...
  • 'Angry Birds,' 'Fruit Ninja' coming to Windows 8 September 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Popular games from Rovio Entertainment "Angry Birds" and "Angry Birds Space" will be available for Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 OS when it ships on October 26 this year. Besides, the company announced the first wave of Xbox games for its highlyawaited Windows 8 OS. The fruitslicing game...
  • Refused Rs 50 as bribe, constable runs over man August 30, 2012

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Wednesday issued notices to Uttar Pradesh Police in connection with an alleged case of police atrocity in Allahabad. The Commission sought a report from Director General of Police (UP) and Senior Superintendent of Police (Allahabad) within four weeks. According to report, the NHRC...
  • Food inflation remains in the negative zone January 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Food inflation remained in the negative zone for the third straight week, at ()0.42 per cent for the week ended January 7, mainly due to fall in prices of onion and vegetables. Food inflation, as measured by the Wholesale Price Index (WPI), was at () 2.90 per cent in...
  • Pomegranate good for sex life and the heart November 12, 2011

    London: Pomengranate is virtually nature's elixir that can help stave off heart disease, relieve stress and perk up your sex life. A two million pounds study has found that an extract of the whole fruit including pith, peel and seeds was given to 60 volunteers every day for a...
  • 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 shoots up to 11.43 per cent October 27, 2011

    New Delhi: Food inflation shot up to 11.43 per cent for the week ended October 15 on the back of costlier vegetables, fruits, milk and proteinbased items. As measured by Wholesale Price Index (WPI), food inflation stood at 10.60 per cent in the previous week. The rate of price rise of food...
  • Eating veggies, fruits helps protect the heart October 15, 2011

    A new study finds eating the right food can override a natural risk someone may carry for heart attack. ...
  • 2G: SC to hear Unitech MD bail plea today October 14, 2011

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will continue hearing the bail petition of Unitech MD Sanjay Chandra in the 2G case on Friday. The defence teams of coaccused Rajiv Agarwal and Asif Balwa of Kusegaon Fruits will also be completing their arguments in the court. There is a possibility of court reversing order...
  • Grow 'kitchen garden' on mission to Mars? August 29, 2011

    Washington: Astronauts on the first manned mission to Mars are considering to grow their own food in a hitech 'kitchen garden' onboard their spaceship, according to NASA. Supplying enough food for a round trip to the Red Planet is one of the greatest challenges facing mission planners. Now the US...
  • Food inflation inches up to 8.04 pc August 4, 2011

    New Delhi: After dropping to a 20month low in midJuly, food inflation inched up to 8.04 per cent for the week ended July 23 on expensive onion, fruits and milk. Food inflation, measured by the Wholesale Price Index (WPI), was 7.33 per cent in the previous...
  • 'Mediterranean diet' can help one live longer August 4, 2011

    London: A 'Mediterranean diet' can increase a woman's lifespan by as much as 15 years, and increase a man's life by eight years, says a study. What is a Mediterranean diet? It is one rich in vegetables, olive oil, fruit, nuts, fish and whole grains, with occasional meat and alcohol. Those...
  • Food inflation falls to 8.53 per cent May 5, 2011

    New Delhi: Food inflation fell to 8.53 per cent for the week ended on April 23 on the back of fall in prices of pulses, reversing the upward trend seen in the previous fortnight. Food inflation in the previous week was 8.76 per cent. The latest numbers are likely to come...
  • Happy people eat candies, hopeful ones eat fruit April 20, 2011

    Washington: Happy people are more likely to eat candy bars and hopeful ones choose fruit. "Most of us are aware that we often fall victim to emotional eating, but how is it that we might choose unhealthy or healthy snacks when we're feeling good?" write authors Karen Page Winterich of Pennsylvania...
  • Beware of contaminated fruits and vegetables March 15, 2011

    Eating fresh vegetables and fruits may not always lead to good health as our food is being contaminated with rat poison and insecticides. ...
  • Inflation jumps to 17.05 pc from 15.57 pc February 3, 2011

    New Delhi: Food inflation soared to 17.05 per cent for the week ended January 22, rising for the second straight week, on the back of costlier vegetables, fruits and milk. Food inflation rose by 1.48 percentage points from 15.57 per cent in the previous week. The food inflation last year...
  • Fruits, vegetables can lower heart risk January 19, 2011

    London: They are considered good for your health. Now, a new study has claimed that eating a minimum of eight portions of fruit and vegetables daily can lower the risk of heart disease by almost a quarter. The research, which has looked at 300,000 people aged from 40 to 85 in...
  • Ripening of fruits: states asked to act tough July 1, 2010

    New Delhi: Artificial ripening of fruits is illegal and prohibited under the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act. In a recent directive, the Health Ministry has asked states to crack down on those found guilty of this sort of adulteration. ...