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NEW DELHI, INDIA: Mango festival draws huge crowds ...


The Hindu Participants at the annual mango eating festival in New Delhi on Saturday. Photo: PTI

A mango eating competition for women, a magic show and a quiz were some of the highlights of the second day of the 24 Mango Festival at the Pitampura Dilli Haat on Saturday.

The three-day event has brought before the visitors over 500 varieties of the king of fruits.

The event is also providing a unique glimpse into the various products made from mango across the country.

A number of manufacturers of mango-based products like pickles, chutney, pans, juices, jellies, aam papads and jams are also displaying their products.

As for mango growers and horticulturists, the festival has accorded them an opportunity to exhibit their produce which ranges from the desi delicacies like the Husnara or the Zagarn to the exotic imports.

Sameer Zaidi, who is the proud owner of an orchard of the Dasehari mangoes, said: “I am really delighted after participating in the festival and showcasing the pro…


Hurricane Daniel became a major hurricane overnight, with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph - a Category Three hurricane on the Saffir Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. However, weakening is expected to begin today. Daniel is moving west over the open waters of the eastern North Pacific Ocean, centered nearly 1000 miles west-southwest of the southern tip of Baja, California.

Meanwhile, Tropical Depression Five-E has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Emilia. It's centered about 575 miles south of Manzanillo, Mexico, and is forecast to become a hurricane on Monday. Emilia is expected to move to the west-northwest for the next two days, which will carry the storm farther away from Mexico.

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