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  • defence canteens, CDS, CAG, food, liquor

    'Large number of food, liquor sold in defence canteens unfit for consumption'

    A large number of food and liquor items sold to service personnel and defence civilians by Canteen Stores Department (CSD) through its about 4000 Unit Run Canteens (URCs) have been found to be ‘unfit’ for consumption. Citing a specific instance wherein a large stock of unchecked substandard beer was sold to customers, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India in its report laid in both houses of Parliament on 10 March, stated: “Audit apprehension about issue of substandard items was

    India | March 20, 2017
  • 79 crore people gets highly subsidised foodgrain: Paswan

    As many as 79 crore people, out of 81 crore entitled under the food law, are getting highly subsidised wheat and rice, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Friday. He asked the states to provide the names of the remaining two crore people so that they could also get cheaper foodgrains under the National Food Security Act (NFSA). Under this law, the government provides five kgs of foodgrains per person per month at Rs 1-3 per kg.

    Business | March 10, 2017
  • Army

    Soldier's complaint about poor quality food false, baseless: Army

    Countering the complaint by a soldier on social media about the system of ‘batmen’ or 'Sahayaks' in the Army and what he said was poor quality food served to men in uniform, the Army said an inquiry found that the charges made by Sepoy Sindhav Jogidas Lakhubhai of the Army Medical Corps were “false and baseless” as he had never been employed as ‘buddy’ of any officer or JCO nor has he ever been asked to perform such a duty. The

    India | March 7, 2017
  • Rupee

    Govt actively studying proposal for FDI in non-food items

    The government is actively considering a proposal to allow FDI in non-food items, along with food products, under the multi-brand retail policy and a decision may be taken ahead of the mega world food event here in November. An indication to this effect was given by Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal after her meeting with ministers from different states to chalk out plans for the 3-day event starting November 3. Badal said investors from several countries

    Business | March 6, 2017
  • walnuts

    Control blood pressure with delicious food

    Hit your daily meal with a nutritional punch. Add some fresh wholesome foods that are truly more powerful than others, in the sense they share more than the fair share of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Having less calories and fats, they contain essential phyto-chemicals which may protect you against many diseases. Blood pressure is one of the most common sedentary lifestyle diseases today. However, this is not necessarily a cause for alarm, yet can cause health problems if it is

    Health | March 5, 2017
  • McDonald\'s

    Lizard found in McDonald's food, woman lodges complaint

    A pregnant woman lodged a police complaint against fast food chain McDonald's after allegedly finding a deep fried lizard in her food at a city based outlet, police said on Friday. Priyanka Moitra, a resident of Kolkata visited the outlet on Eastern Metropolitan bypass with her daughter and ordered French fries only to discover the deep fried lizard in her snack. "Moitra lodged a complaint on February 28 as she and her daughter allegedly found a dead lizard in their packet of

    India | March 3, 2017
  • Famine

    Famine amidst food!

    The caption’s contradiction in terms is unavoidable for it underlines the grim tragedy of South Sudan. It is an “impossibility theorem” of sorts, to summon the famous expression of Nobel Laureate Kenneth Arrow, who passed away on Tuesday at the ripe age of 95. The official declaration of famine, which was announced by the UN and the government on Monday, is eerily reminiscent of the denial policy of the British that led to the Bengal famine of 1942... as exposed

    Opinion | February 27, 2017
  • Haryana labourers

    Haryana labourers to get food at subsidised rate

    Construction labourers in Haryana can now look forward to getting food at subsidised rates- breakfast for Rs.5 and full-course meal for Rs.10 per person. This decision was taken at a meeting of the Labour Department held to review plans of the Haryana Building and Other Construction Workers' Welfare Board to start canteens under the Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) to provide food at affordable prices. They will be provided wholesome food right at their work place, mobile vans would be deployed to make food

    Cities | February 25, 2017
  • Mercury, Seafood, ALS risk

    Eating mercury-rich seafood may up ALS risk

    Seafood lovers, take note! Eating fish rich in mercury may put you at risk of developing motor neurone diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), scientists have warned. People who eat food items such as sharks and swordfish - that are very high in mercury - are at increased risk of developing the incurable disease that takes away the ability of nerve cells to interact with the body's muscles. The exact cause of ALS is unknown but some

    Science and Tech | February 21, 2017
  • Listeria, Miscarriage risk, Bacterium, Pregnant

    'Common food-borne bacteria may up early miscarriage risk'

    Moms-to-be, take note! Listeria, a common food-borne bacterium, may pose a greater risk of miscarriage in the early stages of pregnancy than previously thought, a new study has warned. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the US studied how pathogens affect foetal development and change the outcome of pregnancy. "For many years, listeria has been associated with adverse outcomes in pregnancy, but particularly at the end of pregnancy," said Ted Golos, professor at UW-Madison. "What was

    Science and Tech | February 21, 2017


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