FOOD POISONING

  • 250 suffer illness after consuming stale food May 26, 2014

    Around 250 people were taken ill after consuming stale food during a marriage ceremony in Sambhal, an officer said on Monday. Additional District Magistrate S N Singh said that after consuming food in Hassanpur Mujafta village on Sunday evening, the invitees complained of nausea and vomiting. Prima facie it seemed to be...
  • 40 children fall ill after eating ice-cream in Bihar village April 19, 2014

    As many as 40 children fell ill on Saturday after eating ice-cream in a village in Bihar's Supaul district, officials said. Around half a dozen were admitted to hospital as their condition worsened while the others were discharged after initial treatment. The incident took place at Vishnupur village under Pipra police...
  • 16 children taken ill after eating food at literacy camp, DM orders probe March 12, 2014

    Sixteen children suffered food poisoning after they were served meals during a camp as part of government's literacy campaign in Palhani block in Azamgarh, prompting authorities to order a probe. The children complained of being unwell after eating the food on Tuesday night in a pre-integration camp run under Sarv Siksha...
  • 8yearold child dies, 10 fall ill after eating food at a marriage ceremony December 2, 2013

    In a suspected case of food poisoning, a child died and 10 others were taken ill after having food at a party in Bhagalpur district, police said on Monday. Eightyearold Mohammad Jufran and his 10 friends started vomitting after eating food at a marriage ceremony held at Dhanoura village under Rasoolpur...
  • UP: Mid-day meals make 125 schoolchildren ill September 4, 2013

    Azamgarh: As many as 125 students of two government schools in Uttar Pradesh fell ill after having their mid-day meals on Wednesday. Hundred students of a primary school were taken ill after eating 'kheer' (a milk-based sweet dish) served to them during the mid-day meal in Badaun district, DM Chandra Prakash...
  • Dead scorpion in mid-day meal, 18 students fall ill in Chhattisgarh September 4, 2013

    Raipur: At least 18 students fell ill after consuming mid-day meal which became contaminated allegedly due to a dead scorpion in food in Chhattisgarh's Balodabazar district on Wednesday, officials said. “A girl student in a government middle school at Khamariya village of Sarsinwa region allegedly spotted the scorpion while having the...
  • Gopalgarh: 10 cows die of food poisoning at ashram September 2, 2013

    Ten cows died and more than 24 others were taken ill due to food poisoning at an ashram in Gopalgarh at Mathura. Nearly three dozen cows suffered from food poisoning after they were fed wet green fodder at Swami Akhandanand Ashram on the Chatikara-Vrindavan Marg in Gopalgarh on Saturday, chief of...
  • Bihar mid day meal tragedy: Court rejects school principal's bail plea August 3, 2013

    Patna: A court on Saturday rejected the bail plea of Chhapra school principal Meena Devi in the Bihar mid day meal tragedy case. Twenty three children in Chhapra died in July 2013 after eating contaminated food. Meena Devi was sent to judicial custody on Friday after she underwent a lie...
  • Bihar mid day meal tragedy: School principal Meena Devi sent to judicial custody August 3, 2013

    The principal of a Bihar school, where 23 children died in July 2013 after eating contaminated food, was sent to judicial custody on Friday after she underwent a lie detector test, police said. Meena Devi, principal of the government primary school at Gandaman village in Saran district, was sent to...
  • Maharashtra: Over 70 govt school girls complain of food poisoning July 29, 2013

    Jalgaon: Around 70 students of a government girls residential school at Shegaon in Buldhana district, Maharashtra, were admitted to a hospital after they complained of food poisoning on Monday. Officials said the incident occurred after the girls were served dinner around 8:30 pm on Sunday. The food served to girls was...
  • Bihar mid day meal tragedy: 3 lakh teachers to hold protest today July 25, 2013

    Patna: Nearly 3 lakh primary school teachers in Bihar will hold a protest on Thursday, demanding the central mid day meal scheme be discontinued. Late night parleys to convince them have failed. The protest comes over a week after 23 children died after eating a mid day meal in their...
  • Bihar mid day meal tragedy: Nitish hints out at a possible conspiracy July 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Hinting out at a possible conspiracy behind the mid day meal tragedy in which 23 children died in a school in Chhapra, Bihar Chief Minter Nitish Kumar said concentration of pesticide in the food was such that it doesn't seem to be a normal case of carelessness. "Such a...
  • Bihar mid day meal tragedy: School principal Meena Devi surrenders July 24, 2013

    Chhapra: Meena Devi, the principal of the Chhapra school in Bihar where 23 children died after consuming the poisonous mid day meal, surrendered on Wednesday before police. Her husband Arjun Prasad Yadav, a coaccused, is still absconding. Earlier in the day, she had moved an anticipatory bail petition in the court...
  • Bihar mid day meal tragedy: Absconding principal seeks bail July 24, 2013

    Chhapra: Meena Devi, the principal of the Chhapra school in Bihar, where 23 children died after consuming the mid day meal, has moved an anticipatory bail petition in the court. While Meena Devi remains absconding, her advocate appeared in the court on her behalf on Wednesday. The local administration had...
  • Bihar mid day meal horror: Arrest warrant against absconding principal July 22, 2013

    Chhapra: The CJM court in Chhapra issued an arrest warrant against Meena Devi, the principal of the school where 23 children died after eating the mid day meal. Meena Devi, an accused in the mid day meal horror has been absconding right since the day the tragedy happened. The police had...
  • Bihar mid day meal: Police to seek attachment of principal's property July 22, 2013

    Chhapra: The Chhapra Police will move court on Monday for the attachment of property of the absconding school principal who has been accused in the mid day meal tragedy in Bihar. 23 children died in the government primary school in Saran district in Chhapra after eating contaminated mid day meal....
  • Odisha mid day meal: CM calls an emergency meeting July 21, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: A day after CNNIBN highlighted the shortcomings of mid day meal scheme in Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday called an emergency meeting. It was decided at the meeting that three persons including the cook and helper will eat the mid day meal first before it is served...
  • Odisha government to set up squads to check quality of midday meals July 21, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: Worried over students falling ill after eating midday meals in schools in the state, the Odisha government on Saturday decided to set up squads to check the quality of food being served to pupils. A highlevel meeting presided over by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik decided that the squads would...
  • BJP asks Nitish to break silence on mid day meal tragedy July 20, 2013

    Patna: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday demanded that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar break his silence over the mid day meal tragedy in Saran district that claimed the lives of 23 children. "When the CM is alone claiming success of development of Bihar, he should own responsibility for unfortunate...
  • Bihar mid day meal tragedy: Principal's property to be attached July 20, 2013

    Patna: The Bihar government will attach the property of Meena Devi, absconding principal of the government primary school in Saran district where 23 children died after eating contaminated food, an official said. A government inquiry report has blamed her for the deaths of the children who had consumed mid day meal...
  • Odisha: Mid day meal prepared in unhygienic conditions at a school July 20, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: The mid day meal horror is not limited to Bihar alone. In Odisha, four incidents of food poisoning in the mid day meal scheme have taken place in the last year. But no lessons have been learnt. CNNIBN visited a school in the outskirts of Bhubaneswar to do a...
  • Bihar mid day meal tragedy: Arrest the school principal, say locals July 20, 2013

    Chhapra: Four days after 23 school children died after eating their mid day meal in Bihar's Chhapra, there have been no arrests yet. The question being asked now is as to who really is to be blamed for this tragedy. Locals in Chhapra hold the absconding school principal, Meena Devi,...
  • Bihar mid day meal: Husband of cook whose kids died recounts horror July 19, 2013

    Chhapra: There's grief, anger and fear in the Chhapra district after the death of 23 children after they ate the mid day meal at their school. Those among the dead were the children of the woman who cooked that food. Recounting the horror, the husband of the cook said, "My...
  • Bihar mid day meal horror: Students in fear; forensic report expected today July 19, 2013

    Chhapra: As the death toll in the Bihar mid day meal tragedy climbed to 23, children are now refusing to eat the mid day meals in several parts of the state. They say their parents have asked them not to eat the mid day meal. "We are very scared. 22 children...
  • Over 66 girls taken ill in Tamil Nadu after eating mid day meal July 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The mid day meal horror continues not just in Bihar, but other states too. At least 66 girl students have fallen ill after eating food served at a school in Neyveli, Tamil Nadu, under the mid day meal scheme. The students of classes VII and VIII, fell sick after...
  • Mid day meal: Bihar govt points out violations by Chhapra school July 18, 2013

    Patna: The Bihar government on Friday pointed out lapses on part of the school in Chhapra where 23 kids died after eating the mid day meal on Tuesday. Bihar Education Principal Secretary Amarjeet Sinha said that the investigations are on and the forensic report is expected by Friday evening. "Three specific...
  • Govt had warned Bihar over substandard mid day meals in April July 18, 2013

    Chhapra: It appears that the Union HRD Ministry had warned Bihar about the substandard food in schools. The warning was issued in April. The HRD report also stated that food was being cooked and served in unhygienic conditions. The Ministry also said that Bihar didn't conduct regular health checkups to...
  • Mid day meal: Worms in Amritsar school kitchen; 66 kids faint in TN July 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The mid day meal horror continues not just in Bihar, but other states too. Insects and worms have been found in a mid day meal kitchen in a school in Punjab's Amritsar by inspection authorities. The students of the school have also alleged that they have found worms...
  • Bihar mid day meal: Insecticide was in the food or oil, says doctor July 18, 2013

    Patna: Postmortem reports on 22 children, who died this week after eating a school lunch in Chhapra in Bihar, confirmed that insecticide was either in the food or cooking oil, a doctor said on Thursday. Patna Medical College hospital superintendent Amarkant Jha Amar said results of the chemical analysis of the...
  • Watch: People of Bihar say don't politicise the mid day meal tragedy July 18, 2013

    The people of Bihar have spoken out strongly against politicising the midday meal tragedy that left 22 school children dead. "Strict punishment should be given to whoever is responsible. But it's wrong to blame the state government for this," said a Chhapra resident. "It's not just the families of the...