Mid Day Meal

  • Odisha government did not utilise Central funds: Sonia Gandhi 05-04-2014 03:38 PM

    Nuapara: Congress President Sonia Gandhi held an election rally in Odisha's Naupura where she attacked the BJP and also the Biju Janata Dal government in the state over a slew of issues. While she attacked the BJP saying it had made allegations without any proof, the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD earned...
  • This time, Holi low key affair for both Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar 17-03-2014 12:27 PM

    Millions in Bihar celebrated Holi on Monday with traditional fervour. But, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was not one of them, and it was a low key Holi for RJD leader Lalu Prasad. Nitish Kumar did not mark Holi to express grief over the death of 23 children who died after...
  • Nitish Kumar not to celebrate Holi due to the mid day meal death of 23 children 15-03-2014 11:32 PM

    Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday decided not to celebrate Holi festival due to the death of 23 children after eating mid-day meal in a Chapra school last year. "Since the tragedy in July last year, the CM has not celebrated any festival so far," an official statement said...
  • Government raises funding under state Plans to Rs 3.38 lakh crore 17-02-2014 04:34 PM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram has provided Rs 3,38,562 crore for 2014-15 under the states Plans, which is higher than revised estimates of Rs 1,19,039 crore for the current fiscal. In the Plan Budget, an additional central assistance is given under state Plans for implementation of centrally sponsored schemes...
  • Manish Sisodia conducts surprise raid in school, finds insects in food 03-02-2014 01:49 PM

    New Delhi: Education Minister Manish Sisodia conducted a surprise inspection of a school in Shahdara on Monday. The Minister while inspecting the quality of the mid-day meals reportedly found insects in the food. He said he was acting on complaints that teachers do not show up on time and that...
  • Dozen students fall ill after eating mid-day meal in Saran 29-01-2014 09:39 PM

    At least a dozen children fell ill on Wednesday after taking their mid-day meal at a government school in Bihar, officials said. The students are out of danger. The children complained of uneasiness after consuming the meal at the Jalalpur Sargati Middle School in Saran district. "All the children are...
  • Karnataka mid-day meal workers protest, stop cooking meals in schools 05-12-2013 10:14 PM

    Bangalore: Her three-year-old daughter has only eaten fruit jam in the past three days. The food supply she carried from back home in Bijapur is over. Money to splurge on food is scarce for this young mother from North Karnataka. "The nights are cold, we sleep here in the open,...
  • Chhapra mid-day meal tragedy: Chargesheet filed against principal 21-10-2013 11:36 AM

    A chargesheet was filed on Monday against a Bihar school principal and her husband for the deaths of 23 children who ate contaminated mid-day meal, police said. The chargesheet was filed in the court of chief judicial magistrate in Saran district. "A 346 page chargesheet was filed against school principal...
  • Quality mid-day meal not possible under existing funding pattern: PK Sahi 11-10-2013 10:42 AM

    In the backdrop of the Bihar mid-day meal tragedy which claimed 23 students' lives, state Education Minister PK Sahi on Thursday suggested a review of the cost factor under the scheme, saying the existing funding pattern is grossly inadequate to ensure quality food. Sahi, whose suggestions were supported by Education...
  • Chhapra mid-day meal tragedy: Pesticide trader arrested 20-09-2013 03:40 PM

    The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Bihar Police on Friday detained a pesticide trader in connection with the mid-day meal tragedy in a school that claimed 23 lives in July. Vakil Rai, who runs a pesticide and fertilizers shop in Vishnupur village in Saran district, has been detained for...
  • 2 months after Chhapra tragedy, mid-day meals served to children across 103 schools 17-09-2013 01:31 PM

    The mid-day meal was cooked for the first time in two months in a primary school in Bihar where 23 school children died after eating contaminated food, officials said on Tuesday. The meal was cooked on Monday in the school in Dharmasati Gandaman village in Saran district, a district official...
  • Nearly 50 students fall ill after consuming iron tablets 16-09-2013 01:41 PM

    Nearly 50 students of a primary school in Ading village in Mathura were taken ill after being given iron tablets under a newly launched government scheme to combat anaemia. Over 20 students complaining of stomach ache, nausea and vomiting after consuming the tablets were admitted to hospital by the school,...
  • School headmistress booked for burying mid-day meal rice 05-09-2013 01:43 PM

    Nagpur: A case of misappropriation of mid-day meal scheme has come to light in the city where a school headmistress allegedly buried 400 kgs rice meant for the scheme for monetary gain. On getting information that a section of the school management buried rice for alleged monetary gains, police Tuesday...
  • UP: Mid-day meals make 125 schoolchildren ill 04-09-2013 09:06 PM

    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...
  • Dead scorpion in mid-day meal, 18 students fall ill in Chhattisgarh 04-09-2013 08:48 PM

    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...
  • Girl dies after falling in hot midday meal curry cauldron 26-08-2013 12:20 AM

    Sambalpur:An eight-year-old girl student of a tribal residential school died of burn injuries on Sunday after she fell into a hot curry cauldron. Banita Kahnhar, a Class III student of Sevashram School run by Odisha government at Girishchandrapur village, accidentally fell into the cauldron when the students were jostling to...
  • SC to Centre, states: Submit report on MDM scheme 16-08-2013 07:09 PM

    In the backdrop of Bihar mid-day meal tragedy in which 22 students died, the Supreme Court on Friday sought report from Centre and all states on steps taken by them to prevent such incidents and to provide hygienic food to children. A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam issued...
  • PM lists UPA's achievements of 9 yrs, fails to lay the future roadmap 15-08-2013 10:59 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh while addressing the nation on the 67th Independence Day listed and highlighted the achievements of the United Progressive Alliance in the last nine years but failed to offer a ray of hope to the country reeling under the burden of slow economic growth, rising...
  • Implementation of mid-day meal scheme needs to improve: PM 15-08-2013 09:00 AM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Thursday the implementation of the mid-day meal scheme needed to be improved to ensure that the tragedy in Bihar in which 23 school children died was not repeated "anywhere in the country". "About 11 crore children are being provided afternoon meals every day in...
  • 36 students taken ill after eating mid day meal at a school 09-08-2013 01:03 AM

    As many as 36 students of a government school in Nalgonda district were hospitalised on Thursday when they complained of stomach ache and vomiting after eating mid day meal at the school, police said. The incident occurred at government school in Bothalpalem village of Damarcherla mandal where students of Class...
  • Bihar: Lizard in mid day meal, 27 students hospitalised 08-08-2013 11:55 PM

    Hajipur: As many as 27 children of a government school fell ill and were taken to hospital on Thursday in Hajipur in Vaishali district after eating mid day meal in which a dead lizard was found later. The incident happened at the government middle school in Rampur Bakhra village under...
  • News briefs: RYAN MUN organized for school students in Bhopal 08-08-2013 11:40 PM

    In order to make students aware about international diplomacy, Ryan International School organised RYAN MUN (Ryan Model United Nations)on Tuesday. The students from Class 6 to 9 represented different countries such as the USA, UK, India, Russia and Yemen as delegates and presented their views on issues. The peace and...
  • Mid-day meal tragedy: School principal's jail custody extended by 14 days 07-08-2013 09:37 PM

    The principal of the government school at Chhapra in Bihar where 23 students had died after eating poisonous mid-day meal was on Wednesday remanded in jail custody for 14 more days. Chhapra Chief Judicial Magistrate Arun Kumar Jha extended the judicial custody of Meena Devi by 14 days till August...
  • 15 students fall ill after mid-day meal in Tarari 07-08-2013 07:43 PM

    At least 15 children and a teacher fell ill after taking their mid-day meal in Bihar's Nalanda district on Wednesday, officials said. They are now out of danger. The incident took place in the government primary school in Tarari village. "All the affected children were admitted to government hospital and...
  • 15 students and a teacher taken ill after eating mid-day meal 07-08-2013 02:52 PM

    Fifteen students and a teacher were taken ill on Wednesday after eating mid-day meal at a primary school under Chandi block in Bihar's Nalanda district, an official said. The 15 students and the teacher complained of stomach upset soon after eating the meal in the school in Tarari village, Block...
  • News briefs: Harappan era artefacts found in Rajasthan 06-08-2013 11:37 PM

    Artefacts dating to the Harappan era have been excavated in Karanpura of Hanumangarh district in Rajasthan, the first time remains of the Indus Valley Civilisation have been found in this part. "The excavation has brought to light house complexes built of mud bricks of both Early (3300-2600 Before Common Era)...
  • 34 students taken ill after drinking contaminated water in a school 04-08-2013 04:47 AM

    School children falling sick after drinking contaminated water from hand pumps continued for the third consecutive day on Saturday with at least 34 more students taken ill in different parts of Bihar. At least 24 children complained of vomiting and stomach ache after drinking water from a hand pump in...
  • Mid-day meal tragedy: Bihar plans memorial for 23 dead students 03-08-2013 04:54 PM

    Bihar plans a memorial for the 23 children who died last month after eating a mid-day meal at a government school in Saran district, an official said Saturday. Saran District Magistrate Abhijit Sinha said a memorial would be set up at the school in Gandaman village, from where all the...
  • Bihar mid day meal tragedy: Court rejects school principal's bail plea 03-08-2013 01:55 PM

    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 03-08-2013 05:12 AM

    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...