Ahmedabad: An extract from the ubiquitous household plant tulsi is found to protect one from harmful nuclear radiations—during a war situation or in the event of a nuclear reactor leak. The extracted phytochemicals from tulsi are now being turned into a drug at a Gujarat facility – Gujarat

Liqui Pharmacaps Limited (GLPL) in Padra on the outskirts of Vadodara city.The drug will be India's indigenous defence against all kinds of radiation and even prove to be a boon for cancer patients to alleviate the side effects of radiotherapy treatment.

Shivpuri : Taking advantage of the state government schemes and with their own efforts and hard work farmers of this district has given a unique identity in the field of farming to this district. Now several farmers of this district are taking interest to cultivate forest medicinal plants along with their traditional farming.

AFTER THE September 2008 ATS raid on Batla House and the Ahmedabad attack, most people have come to regard Azamgarh in eastern Uttar Pradesh as a

Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will soon undertake a structural audit of the city

Lucknow: Tulsi, known for its medicinal qualities, will now help protect the Taj Mahal from environmental pollution. In an exercise being undertaken by the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department and the Lucknow-based Organic India, a million tulsi saplings will be planted near the marble mausoleum.

Alka Pandey Posted: Jan 30, 2009 at 2309 hrs IST

Lucknow: It wasn't the whiff of money but faith in the small, inconspicuous plant in his courtyard that nudged Kailash Nath Singh, now 87, to venture into something unheard of more than a decade ago.