Food

  • India will not back WTO protocol unless concerns addressed: Sources 19 hours 46 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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! 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • Congress hits out at NDA over measures announced to curb price rise June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress hit out at the Narendra Modi government over the slew of measures announced to curb the rising food prices. As inflation hit five-month high and rising food prices have sent the Modi government into a huddle. Former Food and Public Distribution Minister KV Thomas said that the...
  • India-born scientist named winner of 2014 World Food Prize June 19, 2014

    Washington: India-born plant scientist Sanjaya Rajaram has been named the winner of the USD 250,000 World Food Prize for his contribution in increasing global wheat production by more than 200 million tonnes in the years following the Green Revolution. Rajaram's breakthrough achievement in successfully cross-breeding winter and spring wheat varieties, which...
  • Agriculture Ministry closely monitoring rising price of food items June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Agriculture Ministry is monitoring rising onion prices and other commodities. According to ministry officials, they are in touch with the Finance Ministry. A senior official said, "We are in constant touch with the Finance Ministry and will soon come with some measures to check rising prices. Officials...
  • Delhi adjudged best destination for food & drink by travel magazine June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The national capital has been adjudged as the best destination for food and drink by a noted travel magazine. Lonely Planet Magazine India Travel Awards, 2014 declared New Delhi as the 'Best Destination for Food & Drink' at a glitzy ceremony held in a Mumbai hotel last week. Chief...
  • 'Golgappe' vs 'panipuri' vs 'phuchka': who will win this never-ending battle of the most delicious version of 'golgappa'? June 16, 2014

    'Golgappa' is easily the king of street food in India. On any Indian street lined with restaurants, golgappa is the crowd puller. Groups of four to seven people eagerly await their turn while one guy on a cart quickly refills all their plates within ten seconds. Everyone has their own...