Food

  • Watch: Passenger reactions to Railways' new catering policy August 8, 2014

    The Indian Railways is planning to introduce a new catering policy for the Rajadhani, Shatabdi and Duronto and the menu will be split region wise into Northern, Eastern, Western and Southern. Pre-packed ready to eat meals will be introduced while welcome drinks will also be served. Sale of tea, coffee,...
  • Watch: Passengers complain of bad food in trains August 4, 2014

    The IRCTC is in trouble after a cockroach was found in the food served in the Kolkata Rajdhani Express. The Railways has slapped a heavy fine of Rs 11.5 lakh on the IRCTC and eight other caterers. The Railways has made efforts to improve the quality of food on trains...
  • Executive Chef at Renaissance Mumbai shares his recipe of haleem July 29, 2014

    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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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." ...
  • Ideas 2014: One should have a sense of value, says Kofi Annan on subsidies in India February 6, 2014

    Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has warned India against too many populist subsidies. In conversation with CNN IBN's Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose on Ideas 2014, Annan said that subsidised water and power take away their value. ...
  • Win for India as WTO allows subsidy on food security December 7, 2013

    In a major victory for India, the WTO on Friday agreed to allow countries to provide subsidy on staple food crops without any threat of punitive action, a concession that salvaged the current round of world trade talks from the brink of collapse. ...
  • Household budgets hit again, food inflation at a 3-year high October 16, 2013

    The festive season is not bringing as much joy to people as prices of food commodities have pushed food inflation to a 3-year high of 18 per cent in August. ...
  • West Bengal: Prices of fish up by Rs 200 October 16, 2013

    Prices of fish have increased by over Rs 200 in Park Circus Market, Kolkata. Traders say that the torrential rain have led to the increase in fish prices. Price rise has become a dampener for millions of Indians this festive month. The prices of food commodities have pushed food inflation...
  • Will rising food prices be the key factor that will cost UPA 2 the next elections? September 18, 2013

    Household budgets have been hit again as onion prices have soared following an acute shortage in supply. Onion prices are at a whopping Rs 70 to 80 per kg in New Delhi. The story of the humble onion which brings tears to consumers can defeat the most powerful leaders as...
  • Food inflation to ease soon, says economist Rangarajan September 16, 2013

    Indian economist C Rangarajan has said that inflation can ease soon as rupee has stabilized and important commodities in terms of rupee will also come down. ...
  • Congress ensured labourers who work on roads get food: Rahul September 11, 2013

    Rahul Gandhi said Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh have kept their promise and have guaranteed a meal to every poor person in India with the Food Bill. ...
  • Don't want anyone to sleep hungry, says Rahul Gandhi September 10, 2013

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi said that the government wants to give food security to the people. He added that they do not want anyone to sleep hungry. He also said that food security has to be given and the funds that are needed will be organized for this, he...
  • Land, Food Bill pro-poor, says Cong; CPI wants the poor to benefit August 29, 2013

    Union Minister V Narayanasamy on Thursday said that the Food Security Bill and Land Bill are pro-poor. While CPI leader D Raja said that a new bill on land is needed but it must benefit the poor. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai August 27, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Food Security Bill: Political game changer or economic catastrophe? August 27, 2013

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi's ambitious Food Security Bill on Monday night won the Lok Sabha vote after days of unruly scenes in Parliament. The Food Security Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha after Sonia Gandhi forcefully pushed the case. ...
  • The Last Word: Can India afford Food Bill or is it both too expensive and badly timed? August 27, 2013

    In a major victory for the UPA government, its flagship scheme the Food Security Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on Monday. The bill, which seeks to provide cheap foodgrains to 82 crore people in the country, is the biggest programme in the world to fight hunger. ...
  • FTP: Is the Food Security Bill good politics but bad economics? August 26, 2013

    The Food Security Bill, which seeks to provide cheap foodgrains to 82 crore people in the country, is the biggest programme in the world to fight hunger. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai August 26, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: One accused in Mumbai gangrape confesses to past attacks August 26, 2013

    Salim Ansari, one of the five accused in Mumbai gangrape has admitted that he harassed couples in the Shakti Mill compound. ...
  • Food Bill is a vote-securing bill, says BJP August 26, 2013

    BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi spoke on the Food Security Bill and said that it will provide adequate food to all. He asked on what basis is 'adequate' being calculated. Do they mean calorie intake, protein intake or productivity? The bill said that it is universal, but it provides...
  • Food Bill: UPA govt fulfilling promise it made in 2009, says Sonia August 26, 2013

    Parliament is debating the United Progressive Alliance's flaghship scheme the Food Security Bill on Monday. The Congress has put its best foot forward to pilot what it thinks will be the game-changer in 2014. Party President Sonia Gandhi spoke on the Bill and said the UPA government was fulfilling a...
  • Watch: KV Thomas initiates discussion on Food Bill in Lok Sabha August 26, 2013

    The Lok Sabha took up the Food Security Bill on Monday. Food Minister KV Thomas initiated the debate in the House saying the Bill will improve the Public Distribution System. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai August 20, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Opposition wants PM to answer over missing coal allocation files August 20, 2013

    The Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have been adjourned till Thursday after uproar over missing coalgate files. BJP members demanded a statement from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the missing files related to the allocation of coal blocks. ...
  • BJP wants PM to respond on every issue: Renuka Chowdhary August 20, 2013

    The Congress lashed out at the Bharatiya Janata Party saying the Opposition has a history of blocking proceedings when it matters the most. Congress spokesperson Renuka Chowdhary said, "We are not worried, the BJP needs to be aware of what it's doing. This is a new trend which has been...
  • BJP should rise above politics, says RPN Singh August 20, 2013

    The Food Security Bill could not be passed in the Lok Sabha as there was uproar over the missing coal files. Minister of State for Home RPN Singh said, "The Bharatiya Janata Party is politicising the issue as they want the Prime Minister to speak on every issue even after...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai August 14, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Big blow to Navy, blasts in submarine Sindhurakshak, 18 sailors missing August 14, 2013

    A massive fire broke out in a submarine, named Sindhurakshak, between Lion Gate and Seta Gate late on Tuesday night at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai. ...
  • Ready to discuss Food Security Bill in Parliament: BJP August 14, 2013

    The controversial Food Security Bill has been delayed once again. No debate took place in the House on the Bill as Telugu Desam MPs created uproar when Food Minister KV Thomas rose to speak. The Congress has blamed the BJP for teaming up with the TDP to disrupt the House...