Food

  • MPs complain against bad food in Parliament canteen, say they fell sick 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Members of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday complained against bad quality of food. JDU MP KC Tyagi and SP MPs Ram Gopal Yadav and Jaya Bachchan raised the issue of the poor quality food being served in the Parliament canteen. All the MPs claimed that the food...
  • Rural votes, old traumas drive India's WTO brinkmanship 2 days ago

    New Delhi: With grain silos spilling over, exports on the rise and an avowed market champion for prime minister, India's threat to trash a global trade deal in the name of food security appears puzzling. But government officials say Prime Minister Narendra Modi is prepared to brazen out global outrage to...
  • Executive Chef at Renaissance Mumbai shares his recipe of haleem 3 days ago

    Executive Chef at Renaissance Mumbai Sandeep Pande shares his recipe of haleem with CNN-IBN. It is the festival of Eid and good food is the best way to celebrate it. ...
  • Famous Middle East fast food chain outlet to enter India 5 days ago

    Dubai: Just Falafel, the Middle East fast food chain is gearing up to cater the Indian guests with it's first outlet opening shortly in Bangalore. The street food provider is tying up with a property developer and hospitality company 'Prism Properties' to launch its first restaurant in Bangalore. The increasing population's demand...
  • McDonald's takes chicken nuggets off menu in Hong Kong amid food scare 1 week ago

    Hong Kong: McDonald's Corp has suspended sales of chicken nuggets and other items in Hong Kong after it said it had imported products from Shanghai Husi Food, the US -owned company at the centre of a food safety scare in China. McDonald's said in a statement late on Thursday it had...
  • India will not back WTO protocol unless concerns addressed: Sources July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: India will not support a trade protocol ahead of a July 31 deadline unless concerns about its food subsidies are met, two senior government officials said on Wednesday, a position that threatens to derail a landmark global trade deal. The determination to link its food subsidy programme, aimed at...
  • Inter-ministerial group to review use of radiation technology July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: A high-level inter-ministerial group will meet on Thursday to review use of radiation technology for preservation of perishable food and agriculture commodities to enhance their shelf life and prevent food wastage. Anil Kakodkar, former Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission, A K Sharma, Head, Food Technology Division, Bhabha Atomic Research...
  • Restaurant run by Tihar convicts wins praise for politeness, hygiene July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: As India's capital baked in a heat wave, banker Gaurav Gupta sat down for lunch at a new air-conditioned restaurant, to be greeted by a smiling waiter who took his order for a traditional "thali" meal of flatbread, lentils, vegetables and rice. Nothing unusual, except that the employee, like...
  • Rawat asks officials to ensure proper distribution in food scheme July 22, 2014

    Amid complaints that some beneficiaries of National Food Security Scheme have not got their cards in Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Tuesday asked officials to ensure their proper distribution and see that food items reach families identified under the scheme. "No family covered under the plan should stay deprived of...
  • Kesar lassi, dahi bhalla at Tihar's food court a hit! July 20, 2014

    Impeccably dressed in red and white striped uniforms, the courteous staff at the Tihar Food Court flash a smile as you enter. Though just a month old, it has managed to woo Delhiites with some of its delights like kesar lassi, dahi bhalla and sandwiches - freshly prepared and swiftly...
  • Higher weight of food items causing high retail inflation: Government July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: A higher weight of food items in the consumer price index has kept retail inflation at elevated levels in the country, according to official data. The high inflation in India owes to "higher weight for the food basket (about 50 per cent)" as against 14 per cent and 32...
  • Tonnes of food grain stored out in the open in Punjab July 17, 2014

    Chandigarh: If you have enough food grains, there is the problem of storing it. It is the same concern every year as tonnes of grains continue to be stored out in the open, rotting away. With the onset of monsoon, there's a fear that tonnes of grains will literally be...
  • Vegetable prices will come down soon as Met has predicted more rains: Agriculture Minister July 16, 2014

    As food inflation hits consumers, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan has said that prices will decrease after more rainfall later this month. "This government is more active than previous government over prices of vegetables. The Met department is of the view that rain will be good in July, so prices will...
  • Woman doctor allegedly attacked for questioning poor quality food served at anganwadi July 16, 2014

    Bangalore: A woman doctor and her assistant were allegedly assaulted by a mob in Bangalore Rural district after a group of villagers entered an Ayurvedic health centre where the doctor was practising. The incident took place on July 7. The two women were assaulted after the villagers were reportedly angry...
  • Rajasthan aims 6,500 MW power in next five years: Budget July 14, 2014

    Stating that the cumulative loss of three power distribution companies in the state stood at Rs 75,000 crore as on March 31, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Monday said the state aims to generate capacity addition of 6,500 MW power in next five years. Three DISCOMs, Jaipur Vidyut Vitran Nigam...
  • Retail inflation falls to 30-month low of 7.31 per cent in June July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Retail inflation fell to 30-month low of 7.31 per cent in June, mainly on account of lower prices of food items, including vegetables, cereals and meat. The retail inflation, measured on consumer price index (CPI), was 8.28 per cent in May. Its lowest was 7.65 per cent in January,...
  • Crispy Chicken, 'Zarda', and 'Nihari': 7 mouth-watering Ramzan special recipes from Chef Sanjeev Kapoor's kitchen July 13, 2014

    Are you one of those who look forward to 'Sehri' and 'Iftar' everyday for the delicious food on the table? Even if you haven't been fasting or don't follow Islam, every now and then photos for mouth watering dishes from 'Iftar' make it to your Instagram or Facebook feeds. For...
  • Tracking Monsoon: Need to increase the seed production, says Food Policy Analyst July 12, 2014

    Food Policy Analyst Devendra Sharma said "the government says that they have several contingency plans that they are to incorporate, but to my knowledge these plans already exist in states like Punjab." ...
  • Government plans to crackdown on hoarders, make Essential Commodities Act more effective to control prices July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Calling hoarding an anti-national activity, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday asked state governments to rise above politics to control prices by effectively enforcing the Essential Commodities Act. The current price rise is a temporary phenomenon created by hoarders, he said. "Controlling inflation...
  • Speaker calls for an all party meet over indiscipline in Bihar House July 4, 2014

    Taking note of the angry exchanges between ruling JD(U) and BJP legislators during discussion on Food Security Act in the Assembly on Thursday, an all party meeting has been called on Friday to avoid such a situation in the future for smooth functioning of the House. As the House sat for...
  • Ruckus in assembly over non-availability of cards for Food Act July 3, 2014

    The Bihar Assembly on Thursday witnessed angry exchange between government and opposition BJP over non-availability of ration cards to over 18.19 lakh beneficiaries for the Food Security Act in the state so far. The matter was raised by JD(U) Manjit Kumar Singh through a short notice question. Replying to the question,...
  • Photos: 20 mouth-watering 'Iftar' foods from all over the world that Instagram users are feasting on during Ramazan July 3, 2014

    Ramazan is the holy month in the Islamic calendar when the faithful observers of Islam fast during the entire month from sunrise (sahour) to sunset (iftar). Thoughts must be kept pure and no food or drink is consumed during this period. According to Islam fasting teaches its followers patience, modesty...
  • Government raises minimum export price of onions to $ 500 per tonne July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: With onion prices soaring in several parts of the country, the government has got cracking. The minimum export price of onions has been raised to $ 500 per tonne. This is the second raise in two weeks. The Centre had imposed a minimum export price of $ 300...
  • PM Modi takes stock of food inflation, faces flak over fuel price hike July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The first big challenge for the Narendra Modi government has coming close on the heels of the delayed monsoon with the prices of food commodities having risen sharply. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken stock of the rise in prices of essential commodities and asked states to urgently...
  • Food minister visits closed tea garden June 29, 2014

    Jalpaiguri: The Food and Essential Supplies Minister Jyotiprio Mullick on Sunday visited the closed Raipur tea garden where six labourers died of malnutrition in the last one week. Admitting that they died of malnutrition, Mullick said, "The workers of the closed tea garden will get good quality rice from FCI....
  • Government to act against hoarders to bring down food prices: Paswan June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Blaming the rise in food prices on hoarding and black-marketing, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Thursday said the government will come down heavily on hoarders and bring down prices at the earliest. Paswan, who is also Minister of Consumer Affairs, said the government's top priority is to control...
  • Implementation of Food Security Act extended by 3 months June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: After a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Food and Supplies Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Thursday announced that the states and union territories have been given three months to implement the National Food Security Act. "The food security law came into force on July 5, 2013. As...
  • Did you ever bite into a bar of Snickers and realize it's non-veg? Do you hesitate to call guests over on Tuesdays? 10 problems only a vegetarian will understand June 26, 2014

    'Are you a Jain?' If you're a vegetarian by birth, you've definitely been asked this question. Once people around you get to know you're a vegetarian, the first question is, 'But it isn't Tuesday today, why can't you have non-vegetarian?' There are a few typical problems that only a vegetarian...
  • Make dosa in a minute with DosaMatic June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Dosa lovers need not worry any more now about preparing one of the most difficult yet mouth-watering dishes. Dosa making, which is an art and requires skilled hands, can now be prepared with the press of a button. A dosa that costs Rs 30-40 in Bangalore set you...
  • Hungry kya? 31 amazing food art to make you drool: You won't believe the pictures you can draw with food June 19, 2014

    How awesome would it be if you were served interesting looking food everyday! If you have children who refuse to eat food from a boring looking plate, make a Pikachu patty or an Angry Birds after school snack and watch their faces light up. Wondering how you could make ordinary...