FOOD

  • Cigar smoking not a safe alternative to cigarettes 2 days ago

    Washington: Cigar smoking is associated with many of the same fatal conditions as cigarette smoking, a new study has warned. Researchers from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) carried out a systematic review of studies about cigar smoking and all-cause and smoking-related mortality to gain more comprehensive information about the...
  • Hyderabad: Businessman strangles his wife after she refused to serve him food 3 days ago

    Hyderabad: A businessman was arrested on Thursday on charges of strangling his wife, a former air hostess, after she allegedly refused to serve him food. Hyderabad Police arrested businessman Sachin Uppal and his friend Rakesh, who allegedly did nothing to prevent the crime. Sachin, who was being questioned for last three days,...
  • Karnataka: Beef poor man's protein, part of food habit 3 days ago

    Beef is an integral part of the Dalit diet in Karnataka, a state where they form almost 23 per cent of the population. Beef being cheaper is more affordable for the common man. Thus, beef is the 'poor man's protein." ...
  • Chef Sanjeev Kapoor plans new food apps, 20 more restaurants 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor is taking his kitchen savvy up a technological notch by launching two new mobile food applications. A book on curries and forgotten recipes is also on the agenda for the veteran chef. "We are working on a recipe-based mobile application which is a complete...
  • India's wholesale prices fall 2.33 per cent in March April 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Deflation persisted for the fifth consecutive month as wholesale price index based inflation fell to a record low of (-) 2.33 per cent in March on account of cheaper food and fuel products as well as manufactured items. Inflation measured on wholesale price index (WPI) was at (-) 2.06...
  • March consumer inflation drops to 5.17 per cent; food inflation to 6.14 per cent April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: India's annual consumer price inflation unexpectedly slowed down to a three-month low of 5.17 percent in March as food prices moderated, government data showed on Monday. The Reserve Bank of India has cut interest rates twice this year at unscheduled meetings, but kept its key repo rate on hold...
  • Shiv Sena vs Shobhaa De over Marathi food: Is the Sena indulging in dadagiri? April 9, 2015

    Shiv Sena activists protested against Shobhaa De's residence in Mumbai on Thursday afternoon following her tweets which the party claims targeted Marathi culture and food. The party hit out at the writer saying she insulted Maharashtrian food culture by mocking vada pav and Misal. ...
  • Shiv Sena protests outside Shobhaa De's house for her tweets on Marathi food April 9, 2015

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena activists protested against Shobhaa De's residence in Mumbai on Thursday afternoon following her tweets which the party claims targeted Marathi culture and food. The party hit out at the writer saying she insulted Maharashtrian food culture by mocking vada pav and Misal. Shobhaa De slammed the Shiv Sena...
  • Delhi governmenmt to reply on plea against ban of chewable tobacco April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought response of city government on a plea of manufacturers against ban on sale of chewable tobacco in the national capital from March 30. Justice Rajiv Shakdher issued notice to Food Safety Commissioner of the Delhi government while restraining it from taking any...
  • Centre extends food law deadline by six months: Ram Vilas Paswan April 3, 2015

    Jaipur: The Centre has given six months' more time to the states for rolling out the National Food Security Act (NFSA), Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Friday. The deadline, which has already been extended twice for implementing the food law, was ending on...
  • No reason for Opposition to oppose land act: Ramvilas Paswan April 3, 2015

    Jaipur: Union Food Minister Ramvilas Paswan on Friday took a jibe at political parties including Congress, saying there was no reason for them to oppose the Land Acquisition Act. "There is no reason for Congress to protest or condemn amendments in the land act which was brought through ordinance by Modi...
  • Alia Bhatt to endorse chocolate brand that reflects her philosophy April 3, 2015

    Mumbai: Lively and youthful Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt has been roped in to endorse chocolate brand Cadbury Perk. She says it's new campaign 'Jiyo Lightum Light', reflecting her own philosophy of "enjoying the lighter moments of life". Mondelez India Foods Private Limited (formerly Cadbury India Ltd.) announced Alia's appointment as brand...
  • World Idly Day celebrated by cutting a 50 kilo idly in style in Chennai March 30, 2015

    Chennai: It's a staple breakfast dish in any South Indian home, the humble idly finally has its day! From this year onwards March 30th will be celebrated as World Idly Day. The idea is promoted by the Tamil Nadu Cooking Organisation together with Iniyavan, an autorikshaw driver who gave up...
  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed assures to streamline distribution of ration March 25, 2015

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed promised to streamline the distribution of ration in the state and assured that the government will take up the issue on priority basis. The ration will be provided to the people as per the 2011 census. "The Government will take up...
  • IIT and IHM graduates join hands to give tea a new flavour at Chai Thela March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Catering to the need of every class, two young entrepreneurs have joined hands to give tea a new twist and flavour. Opening six outlets in a year in Noida near Delhi, 'Chai Thela' is gaining popularity with each passing day. Pankaj Judge, a graduate of IIT Kharagpur, and...
  • Now, order food via Ola app March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: From taxi hailing cab aggregator Ola is now moving to food delivery with its new service that lets you order food from restaurants in your locality and get it delivered at your doorstep. Ola Cafe, the firm's new service will start delivering food from top rated restaurants in a...
  • Congress workers protest against Land bill, clash with police March 16, 2015

    Raipur/New Delhi: Congress workers on Monday clashed with police in Raipur during their protest against Land Acquisition Bill. Congress has launched a nationwide protest against Modi-government's land bill. Hundreds of Congress workers clashed with police during a protest against the BJP Government's Land Acquisition bill, saying it was anti-farmer. In New...
  • Restaurant review: Zingo Star? Go for it! March 16, 2015

    When Sohrab Sitaram, a popular name in the hospitality industry, and Raghav Kapoor, an experienced investor and serial entrepreneur, decided to launch Zingo Star, they wanted to create a space which not only offered great food items, but also an ambience that makes it a great hangout for youngsters. Frankly,...
  • Delhi government puts up status of ration card applications online March 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhiites can now check the status of their ration cards, distribution of rations, performance of officials of the department with the Delhi Government putting up all such informations online. Food Supplies & Consumer Affairs Minister Asim Ahmed Khan said real-time information about pendency and disposal of applications for food...
  • National Flags of these 18 countries made from each country's traditional food is brilliant and yum March 14, 2015

    It is truly ingenious that someone decides to make National Flags out of each country's traditional food item and there is no way at all that Flags have looks so delicious before! ...
  • No proposal under consideration to regulate e-commerce: Ram Vilas Paswan March 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday said that there is no proposal under consideration to regulate e-commerce business in the country. In a written reply to the Rajya Sabha, he also said the government has initiated investigation on the basis of formal complaints alleging unfair...
  • Why do we Momo? The snack that has become THE street food of Delhi March 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Whenever you think in terms of street food in Delhi, there is only one thing that comes to you mind. Momo. Boiled, fried or baked in a tandoor, with a dash of red chili sauce, mayonnaise and a little chaat masala. And filled with chicken, paneer, mushrooms or...
  • February retail inflation edges up to 5.37 per cent on costlier food items March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The retail inflation rose to 5.37 per cent in February on higher prices of food items, including vegetables and beverages. The consumer price based retail inflation (consumer price index or CPI) for February is calculated with a new base year of 2012. For January, the retail inflation with a...
  • Why just stop at beef? There are so many other food items that should be banned immediately March 12, 2015

    It has been more than a week since the ban of beef has been passes in Maharashtra, and the world is already a much better place to live in. But was it enough?There are so many other food products that need to be banned because they harm us in ways...
  • The Food Show: Cooking 'Junglee Mutton' with Deeksha Seth March 8, 2015

    In this episode of 'The Food Show', actress Deeksha Seth cooks 'Junglee Mutton'. ...
  • President Mukherjee accepts Raosaheb Dadarao Danve resignation March 6, 2015

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday accepted the resignation of Minister of State for Consumer Affairs and Food and Public Distribution, Raosaheb Dadarao Danve, from the Union Council of Ministers. President, as advised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accepted the resignation of Danve with immediate effect, Rashtrapati Bhavan said in...
  • Adopt healthy food habits for Holi March 5, 2015

    New Delhi: With truckloads of deep fried food items and sweets in front of you, it is difficult to lose weight during festivals like Holi, which is on Friday this year. If you cannot lose weight, at least try not to put on extra pounds, says an expert. Harsh Kapoor, director,...
  • Want to host a Holi party? These 5 five steps will make it a memorable event March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Now unforgettable things are rare and come once in a long time. So to throw a party which makes a lasting impression on your friends' memory would be a hard thing to do but can be managed if you follow these steps and work a little hard. Invitees:...
  • The Food Show: Cooking with Kunal Vijaykar March 1, 2015

    In this episode of 'The Food Show', Kunal Vijaykar cooks Sookha Vatana, Akoori on toast and chinchoni. ...
  • Food subsidies need overhaul to curb losses: Economic Survey February 27, 2015

    New Delhi: India's food subsidy regime needs to be overhauled with direct cash transfers to rein in losses in the public distribution of dietary staples to the poor, the Economic Survey said on Friday. The Economic Survey, the basis for Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's 2015/16 budget on Saturday, said reform of...