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Saffron production peaked in Kashmir in the 1990s with an annual average output of around 15.5 tonnes.(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)

Kashmir’s saffron yield breaks decade-old record

By Mir Ehsan
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 05:29 AM IST
Saffron is reputed to be the world’s most expensive spice and is known as the king of condiments. It fetches between 1.5 lakh and 2.5 lakh per kilogram.
Saffron provides valuable nourishment, protects the skin and hair from the harmful effects of UV rays and imparts radiance, lustre and beauty to the skin.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Saffron provides valuable nourishment, protects the skin and hair from the harmful effects of UV rays and imparts radiance, lustre and beauty to the skin.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Saffron, the star ingredient in your beauty routine

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2020 04:38 PM IST
One of the most precious and expensive spices used in cooking, saffron is also one of the most revered ingredient used in beauty care.
BJP Candidate Ganesh Naik with his supporters after winning Assembly Election at Airoli in Navi Mumbai.(Hindustan Times)
BJP Candidate Ganesh Naik with his supporters after winning Assembly Election at Airoli in Navi Mumbai.(Hindustan Times)

Saffron secures Thane, Navi Mumbai bastions

Hindustan Times, Thane/Kalyan/Navi Mumbai | By Megha Pol, Sajana Nambiar and G Mohiuddin Jeddy
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2019 08:27 AM IST
While Sena candidate Eknath Shinde won from Kopri Panchpakhadi by 89,300 votes, party candidate Pratap Sarnaik won from Ovala Majiwada by 84,008 votes.
The de-classifed intelligence file includes the attached photo of Gopal Mukund Huddar and one of the documents on him.(HT Photo)
The de-classifed intelligence file includes the attached photo of Gopal Mukund Huddar and one of the documents on him.(HT Photo)

From saffron to red: MI5 closely tracked Nagpur journalist studying in London

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2019 05:41 AM IST
The file on Huddar is mostly based on records of the erstwhile Indian Political Intelligence unit of the India Office within MI5. It was released by National Archives on Tuesday along with others recording the activities of intelligence operatives such as Kim Philby.
The Narendra Modi wave virtually swept the northern states before losing steam in Punjab on Thursday.
The Narendra Modi wave virtually swept the northern states before losing steam in Punjab on Thursday.

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Saffron sweeps north but no Modi mojo in Punjab

Chandigarh | By Navneet Sharma
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 08:34 AM IST
The BJP-led NDA, which retained power with a thumping triumph, bagged 22 of the 34 Lok Sabha seats in the region, making a clean sweep in Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.
BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra lost against BJD candidate and SC lawyer Pinaki Mishra in Puri, while its candidate Bishweswar Tudu of the BJP won against BJD’s Dr Debashis Marandi in Mayurbhanj.(HT Photo)
BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra lost against BJD candidate and SC lawyer Pinaki Mishra in Puri, while its candidate Bishweswar Tudu of the BJP won against BJD’s Dr Debashis Marandi in Mayurbhanj.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha election 2019: A spurt from 2014 polls, saffron party makes impressive gains in east coast

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 01:03 AM IST
BJD remained the dominant party, winning 14 seats, though its tally was six less than the previous general elections.
I am not a terrorist. I am pure and living evidence of the Congress’ s misdeeds, said Sadhvi Pragya(ANI)
I am not a terrorist. I am pure and living evidence of the Congress’ s misdeeds, said Sadhvi Pragya(ANI)

‘I am not a terrorist…I am evidence of Congress’s misdeeds’: Pragya Thakur

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2019 10:11 AM IST
This is the time to expose them on the issue of saffron and Hindu terror, says Pragya Thakur
Saffron could be a promising herbal alternative for treating ADHD(Unsplash)
Saffron could be a promising herbal alternative for treating ADHD(Unsplash)

Saffron could be a promising herbal alternative for treating ADHD: Study

Asian News International | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2019 10:03 AM IST
Saffron may work as a promising herbal medicine for treating children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study says.
Independence Day 2018: Priyanka Chopra, Malaika Arora, Deepika Padukone show off chic saffron white and green dresses. (Instagram)
Independence Day 2018: Priyanka Chopra, Malaika Arora, Deepika Padukone show off chic saffron white and green dresses. (Instagram)

Independence Day 2018: Priyanka Chopra, Malaika Arora, Deepika Padukone in saffron white and green dresses

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanya Panwar
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2018 08:47 AM IST
Independence Day 2018: Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone and 15 more stylish celebrities wear saffron, green and white dresses in the most chic ways possible. Check out some Independence Day 2018 fashion inspiration ahead.
Pramod Mahajan at the inauguration ceremony of the Global Telecom Summit 2001 in New Delhi.(Kaushik Ramswamy/HT Photo)
Pramod Mahajan at the inauguration ceremony of the Global Telecom Summit 2001 in New Delhi.(Kaushik Ramswamy/HT Photo)

Excerpt: Shades of Saffron; From Vajpayee to Modi by Saba Naqvi

Hindustan Times | By Saba Naqvi
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2018 08:45 PM IST
In this excerpt from Saba Naqvi’s very readable new book on the BJP, the author reminisces about Pramod Mahajan, one of Vajpayee’s most trusted ministers, who met an unfortunate end
(From left) The vandalised statue of BR Ambedkar, the saffron version of the newly-installed statue and the one re-painted blue.(HT photo)
(From left) The vandalised statue of BR Ambedkar, the saffron version of the newly-installed statue and the one re-painted blue.(HT photo)

Blue, saffron, blue, the changing colours of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2018 04:21 PM IST
After installing a saffron colour statue of BR Ambedkar in Uttar Pradesh’s Budayun, district authorities changed the colour back to blue following criticism by various quarters
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