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Diamond retailers may be mixing synthetic and real stones

MUMBAI : "Have you seen a jeweller in India selling man-made diamonds? Did you ever come across any ad, any brand?.. But everyone in the trade knows about lab-grown, synthetic stones being imported and sold in the wholesale market. So, if no retailer in India is advertising synthetic diamonds, the suspicion is that some of them may be mixing these cheap....

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According to the World Health Organisation estimates, around two million deaths occur globally, every year, due to food and water contamination. On World Health Day, we delve into this year's theme, food safety  There are over 200 dis eases caused by con taminated food or drinking water that contain harmful bacteria, parasites, viruses and chemical substan....

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Dealing with pollution in our cities

In the past few months air pollution in Delhi has become a major concern once again. Last December the National Green Tribunal issued orders that overloaded trucks should not be permitted in Delhi, vehicles more than 15 years not be permitted to ply in Delhi, and vehicle parking on the main roads or any metalled roads be prohibited. Other suggestions include limits on....

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