Archive for April 11, 2010

Curfew lifted completely in Old City. Unity & Harmony Defeated Conspiracy & Hate.

April 11, 2010 Leave a comment

The man of the Hour A K Khan, in Relax Mood. People of Hyderabad thank you and your team Mr. Khan.

Hyderabad, April 10 (IANS) Hyderabad police Saturday completely lifted curfew in the old city and other areas rocked by communal violence late last month.
Police Commissioner A.K. Khan announced that night curfew was being lifted with immediate effect in all 25 police station areas as the situation had returned to normal.

However, prohibitory orders banning assembly of five or more people would remain in force in all 25 police station areas, he added.

Police had Friday extended the curfew relaxation period from 12 hours to 17 hours after the prayers passed off peacefully. Read more…

Categories: A K Khan, Hyderabad Riots

A rice variety that can be eaten without cooking

April 11, 2010 Leave a comment

Our Farmer, and Our Rice Fields. In India

New Delhi, Apr 11 (PTI) At a time when India is pushing hard to save energy, scientists in Orissa are doing their bit by popularising a rice variety that can be eaten without being boiled.

Aghonibora, a new rice variety being developed at the Central Rice Research Institute (CRRI), Cuttack, requires only half-an-hour soaking in water to render it fit to be eaten.

The ‘komal saul’ or soft rice variety, which was obtained originally from Assam’s Titabar Rice Research Station, has very low amylose content — about 4.5 per cent.

Other rice varieties have up to 20?25 per cent of amylose content that is responsible for hardness of the grains, CRRI scientists said.

“As this rice contains very less amount of amylose, it does not require any boiling. It can be eaten straightaway after just half-an-hour of soaking in water.

Categories: Rice