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  • food, fruits

    Must-have food during rainy season

    It's a pleasure to welcome the rainy season with its first shower. What a relief from the sweltering summer! heat. Sadly, poor digestion, infections, low immunity and fatigue are the common health problems during this pleasant season. This is the time of the year when our body demands extra care in all aspects. Food plays a major role in fulfilling all the body requirements. Although hot samosas or a plate of sizzling spicy pakoras with ‘adrak wali chai’ seems to be sheer

    Life Style | June 23, 2017
  • Food supplements

    Banned drugs in food supplement major challenge: FSSAI

    The FSSAI on Thursday said presence of doping substances in food supplements posed a major challenge and efforts were needed to save the reputation of the supplements industry. Pointing out that India stands at third position in doping cases, the FSSAI cautioned food supplements manufacturing and processing industry to be aware of the threat of doping substances in supplements. The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) had circulated a list of banned drugs to the Food Safety Commissioners and Maharashtra

    Business | June 22, 2017
  • Yoga, PM Modi, International Yoga Day

    Yoga as important as salt in food: PM Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday likened yoga to salt to harp on its significance. Leading the celebrations of the third edition of the International Yoga Day here at the rain-drenched Ramabai Amedkar Sthal, Modi said: "Salt is cheap and available in abundance. But its absence not just makes food tasteless but also affects organs of our body. Only a bit of salt is used (in cooking) but none can deny its importance, its nourishment value.  "Salt is not the sole requirement

    India | June 21, 2017
  • Confederations Cup 2017: Moscow natives prefer Georgian over Russian food

    Fans are sure to sample delicious food in Russia at the Confederations Cup, but chances are it'll be from Georgia. It's not southern soul food, though. The Georgia in question is an ex-Soviet country of just under 4 million people in the Caucasus region whose rich and hearty food and wine has conquered the hearts of many Russians. Traditional dishes like khachapuri cheese-stuffed bread and juicy khinkali dumplings are longstanding Russian favourites. The fruity, full-bodied wines have cemented Georgian cuisine's status as Russia's go-to

    Sports | June 20, 2017
  • breast cancer

    Quit fatty food to fight breast cancer

    Stay away from fatty food and lose some weight if you are suffering from breast cancer. A recent study found that "a molecule made by fat cells in human breast tissue increases the growth of certain breast-cancer cells", suggesting why bigger breast size seems to be linked with higher risk of the deadly disease. A study carried out by Wen-Hwa Lee at China Medical University in Taiwan and his colleagues, to learn the interrelation of fat cells and cancer cells in

    Health | June 15, 2017
  • Harsh Vardhan

    Don't intend to alter food habits, hit businesses: Government

    The government does not want to "alter" the food habits of people and put businesses in the sector in "any kind of difficulty", Union minister Harsh Vardhan said. His remarks come amid protests over the notification issued by his ministry on the sale of cattle for slaughter at open markets across the country. "We drafted the rules after the Supreme Court directive. Following this, the notification was put in the public domain for a period of one

    India | June 13, 2017
  • Inflation

    May retail inflation falls to 2.18% on lower food prices

    Retail, or consumer price indexed (CPI), inflation in India during May fell to 2.18 per cent, as compared to 5.76 per cent in the same month of last year, pulled down by sharp fall in food prices, official data showed here on Monday. The May retail inflation rate fell, even as compared to April when it prevailed at a higher rate of 2.99 per cent. 

    Business | June 12, 2017
  • Hassan Rouhani

    Iran has sent five planes of food to Qatar

    Iran has sent five planes of food to Qatar, Iran's national carrier told said on Sunday, days after Gulf countries cut off air and other transport links to the emirate. "So far five planes carrying perishable food items such as fruit and vegetables have been sent to Qatar, each carrying around 90 tonnes of cargo, while another plane will be sent today," Iran Air spokesman Shahrokh Noushabadi told AFP. "We will continue deliveries as long as there is

    World | June 11, 2017
  • Boko Haram,Farmers

    Boko Haram food crisis: Farmers call to return home

    Farmers and fishermen displaced by Boko Haram violence in northeast Nigeria want to return home, saying it will help ease chronic food shortages for the remote region's starving millions. Subsistence agriculture is a lifeline in the northeast but the eight-year Islamist insurgency has devastated activities, causing a desperate lack of food and sky-high prices. Many farmers and fishermen have either been killed or fled to camps for the displaced, where they are dependent on food aid, or to

    World | June 11, 2017
  • Chef Gaggan Anand

    Redefining Indian food

    It was always tough to get a reservation at Gaggan, an inventive Indian restaurant in Bangkok. Now, after the restaurant’s third straight win in the closely watched Asia’s 50 Best awards, the wait can easily stretch to four months. A four-person team has been hired just to manage the roughly 500 booking requests that come in every day. And a Michelin star could be just over the horizon. But Chef Gaggan Anand’s response? Shut it down. “Every restaurant has a 10-year

    Features | June 4, 2017