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  • Sunflower, sunny climate, sunflower seeds, Vitamin-B

    Sunflower seeds: Sparkle and shine!

    Sunflower plant loves sun and grows well in sunny climate. No matter where you plant them, the big yellow flower always faces the sun. And they can make you sparkle and shine. This oilseed crop, originated in Mexico, is common in India. Its seeds are eaten and oil used in cooking food. In Myanmar, sunflower seeds are sold in attractive packs. Rich in Vitamin-B Complex, thiamine and niacine, the seeds are packed with many health benefits. 1 Treats anaemia: The high iron

    Health | July 3, 2017
  • Facebook, purple flower emoji

    Facebook brings back purple flower emoji for Mother's Day

    Facebook has brought back its purple flower emoji for Mother's Day, the social media giant reported in a blogpost on Saturday. The purple flower- which stands for thankful -- is added to the list of reactions that are available in every story, status update or pictures that are shared on Facebook. "When a person chooses this temporary flower reaction, they'll see something special that wraps around the post they're reacting to," read the post. In addition to the

    Science and Tech | May 14, 2017
  • Liver carcinogen, sunflower seeds. liver cancer

    Liver carcinogen traced to sunflower seeds

    Researchers have shown that sunflower seeds are frequently contaminated with a toxin which has the potential to cause live cancer. In the study published in the journal PLoS ONE, the team of scientists documented frequent occurrence of aflatoxin -- a toxin produced by Aspergillus molds that commonly infect corn, peanuts, pistachios and almonds -- in sunflower seeds and their products.  The study was conducted in Tanzania, but the problem is by no means isolated there, the researchers said.

    Science and Tech | April 22, 2017
  • Taiwan, court, Sunflower Movement

    Taiwan court acquits 'Sunflower Movement' protesters

    A prominent Taiwanese activist-turned-lawmaker who stormed parliament in 2014 protesting a China trade pact was acquitted with 21 other demonstrators on Friday over their roles in the so-called "Sunflower Movement". The rallies three years ago, which saw thousands take to the streets and some 200 people occupy parliament for weeks, expressed growing anti-China public sentiment and contributed to the plummeting popularity of Taiwan's former Beijing-friendly Kuomintang government. Taiwan, now under a Beijing-sceptic leadership, has been self-ruling since splitting from the mainland in 1949

    World | March 31, 2017
  • Shillong

    Of wildwood and wildflowers

    Wild and beautiful, the flowers bloom beneath the trees in the wildwood. They whisper new hopes and dreams in the wind. It's thousand miles away, but it beckons the traveller in you. Spread your wings and fly away to the Abode of Clouds, and let your hair down in the soft drizzle of spring rain. Don’t look at the neon lights for a while. Leave the hustle and bustle of the high city life, for now. Come away to the place where you can

    Travel | March 21, 2017