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Offence of mixing urea in milk to be non-bailable in Maharashtra

MUMBAI : The state government has decided to make adulteration of milk with urea a non-bailable offence. The state also decided to expand laboratories, their infrastructure and manpower for better monitoring of the milk quality. Replying to a query during Question Hour in the assembly, food and civil supplies minister Girish Bapat admitted that the test labs and....

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Metals found in Holi colours, says activist

MUMBAI: Activist Sumaira Abdulali found that Holi colours contained sulphur, potassium, manganese, titanium, zirconium, calcium and a tiny quantity of lead after she tested some samples. However, doctors said the mere presence of metals should not cause panic as their quantity and form is crucial in analyzing the harm-causing effects. On Thursday, Abdulali using a ....

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What kills more women than AIDS and breast cancer? Dirty water

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Diseases spread through dirty water and poor sanitation are the fifth biggest killer of women worldwide, causing more deaths than AIDS, diabetes or breast cancer, researchers say. Nearly 800,000 women die every year because they lack access to safe toilets and clean water, said the development organization WaterAid, which ana....

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