Health  /  Published 25.12.18

Doctors raise baby food alert

A paediatricians’ network has asked the government to act against violations of a law on baby food substitutes, claiming companies are organising “scientific sessions” to influence doctors into ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Food  /  Published 30.11.19

’Tis the season to be merry

So there’s no reason that many of you might not be rather nonplussed about what I am doing writing a Christmas article so early. Well, for beginners — and let this bit of information set up the st...
By Vikas Kumar in

India  /  Published 22.11.19

Ad stick for McDonald’s

India’s apex food authority on Friday said it had issued notices to McDonald’s India for “irresponsible advertising”, citing a company advertisement that says: “Stuck with Ghiya-Tori Again? ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 03.11.19

Grab a snack on boarding

Flyers in a rush at the Calcutta airport can pick up their favoured cravings right at the boarding gate, with Bangalore-based start-up Grabbngo planning to start their operations here by the end of th...
By Pinak Ghosh in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 27.10.19

Illegal immigration and human trafficking

Sir — The report, “Police find 39 bodies in truck near London” (Oct 24), sent a chill down my spine. The corpses found included that of a teenager. All 39 were illegal immigrants who had begun t...
By The Telegraph in


Jharkhand  /  Published 30.11.18

Food processing key for Jharkhand: World Bank

World Bank’s lead agriculture economist Chakib Jenane has said that India will be required to produce more food (agriculture products) as demand is likely to grow by 50 per cent by 2030.Jenane, who...
By Pinaki Majumdar in Ranchi

Jharkhand  /  Published 29.11.18

Fibre from kudrum plant finds use in plastics

Anyone who’s ever lived in the Chotanagpur plateau has seen the kudrum, a red flower with leathery petals, which are sold in bunches in local markets mainly to make a tangy chutney. But kenaf, as th...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

India  /  Published 28.03.19

Space shrinks for Dreze in Jharkhand

Economist Jean Dreze said on Thursday that he and two right to food activists were threatened with arrest and detained at a police station for two hours in BJP-ruled Jharkhand for trying to address a ...
By Our Bureau in Ranchi

Opinion  /  Published 21.03.19

The allure of unhealthy packaged food

Ill health is wealth. Critics suggest that this is the secret to the success of the packaged food business. Unfortunately, this category of food items — they are ‘high in fat, salt and sugar’ ...
By The Editorial Board in

West Bengal  /  Published 04.03.19

Bengal lobbies FCI to buy extra rice

The Bengal government has started lobbying in New Delhi to ensure that the Food Corporation of India buys at least 3 lakh tons of additional rice so that the state can procure 5 lakh tons of extra pad...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta


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