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Government Targets 95.04 Lakh Hectares for Cultivation of Bt. Cotton in 2011-12

The area under Bt. Cotton, the only genetically-modified crop, approved for commercial cultivation by the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), is reportedly set to be cultivated across 95.04 lakh hectares, for the year 2012-12, according to a statement by the Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries. Dec 21, 2011
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14 Bird Species are Critically Endangered: Ministry of Environments and Forests

It is a tragic reality that there are as many as 14 species of Indian birds that are critically endangered; these include the Indian Vulture, the Bengal Florican (or the Bengal Bustard) and the Red-Headed Vulture. The information was released via a press release by the Indian Ministry of Environments and Forests. Dec 14, 2011
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Longest Total Lunar Eclipse Tonight

The longest total lunar eclipse that will last for 52 minutes will take place Saturday night, giving Indians a chance to witness the celestial phenomenon. Dec 10, 2011

300 Million Indians Suffer From Osteoporosis, Says Study

A recent study report by Vandana Luthra's Care Clinic (VLCC), has claimed that about 300 million people in India suffer from osteoporosis and it is speculates that in the next decade as much as 50% of the Indian population will be victim to this condition. Nov 26, 2011
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Earthquake Rocks North East India

An earthquake of moderate intensity measuring 5.9 Richter scale rocked the North-Eastern parts of India, besides it hits the neighboring countries Myanmar and Bangladesh. Nov 21, 2011

Beauty Tips from Top Bollywood Actresses (PHOTOS)

The beauty of Bollywood divas seems to be long lasting. Despite their busy schedule and exposure to the scorching sun light and rough climatic conditions for a long time during shooting, the glow, charm and personal aura never fade away from these B-town beauties. Nov 18, 2011
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Fortis India to Buy Sister Firm for $665 Million

With an aim to consolidate all the groups health businesses under one roof, hospital chain Fortis Healthcare (India) has decided to buy Singapore-based sister firm Fortis Healthcare International for $665 million. Nov 1, 2011
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Encephalitis: Health Minister to Meet PM With Proposal

With an encephalitis virus killing more than 500 people in Uttar Pradesh, in a little over two months, the Union Health Minister, Ghulam Nabi Azad seems to have finally realized the gravity of the situation. Oct 23, 2011