Nutrition

  • Raman Singh presents Rs.54,710 crore tax-free Chhattisgarh budget 08-02-2014 08:21 PM

    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Saturday presented Rs.54,710 crore tax-free budget for 2014-15 in the state assembly. Raman Singh who is ruling the state since December 2003 and also holds the finance portfolio, unveiled a series of tax reliefs for industries and cottage sector to revive them from recession....
  • Odisha: 177 students fall ill after taking vitamin tablets, CM orders probe 25-09-2013 08:22 AM

    At least 177 students of a school at Chilika-Nuapada in Puri district fell ill on Tuesday after taking vitamin tablets supplied by the state government as part of a nutrition programme, prompting Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to order a probe. Altogether 300 students of Upgraded Middle English were given the...
  • 27 complaints of irregularities received in Integrated Child Development Scheme 23-08-2013 05:07 PM

    The Ministry of Women and Child Development has received 27 complaints of irregularities in distribution and management of supplementary nutrition programme under the Integrated Child Development Scheme during the last one year. The highest number of complaints were reported from Uttar Pradesh --11, Maharashtra reported four, three from Rajasthan, two...
  • Raman Singh seeks nutrition security in proposed Food Security Bill 31-07-2013 04:23 AM

    Seeking amendments in the proposed food security legislation, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Tuesday said more provisions like nutrition security should also be added to it to make it a complete package. "My suggestion is that some provisions should be added. It should not be confined to food security...
  • Govt had warned Bihar over sub-standard mid day meals in April 18-07-2013 03:33 PM

    Chhapra: It appears that the Union HRD Ministry had warned Bihar about the sub-standard food in schools. The warning was issued in April. The HRD report also stated that food was being cooked and served in unhygienic conditions. The Ministry also said that Bihar didn't conduct regular health check-ups to...
  • India has 40 per cent of world's malnourished: Expert 30-06-2013 10:28 AM

    New Delhi: India constitutes 40 per cent of the world's malnourished population and the highest rate of underweight children due to improper implementation of government policies, a global health expert has said. MG Venkatesh Mannar, president of Canada-based NGO Micronutrient Initiative, said India's condition despite being an emerging economy was...
  • Nutrition centres will be set up in Kerala, says Ramesh 25-06-2013 02:15 AM

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of 40 child deaths in Attappdy tribal block in Kerala mainly due to malnutrition, the Centre on Monday announced setting up of nutrition centres there on the pattern of such facilities in Andhra Pradesh. Noting that providing nutrition is the need of the hour, Rural...
  • Ate at McDonald's every single day, yet lost 20 pounds: CEO 31-05-2013 07:41 PM

    New York: They might start calling it the McDiet. McDonald Corp's CEO Don Thompson revealed at an analyst conference this week that he shed about 20 pounds (9 kilograms) in the past year by getting his "butt up" and "working out again". But he said he hasn't changed his habit...
  • Kerala: Poor healthcare leading to infant deaths 24-05-2013 08:04 AM

    Attapadi: 22 infant deaths in four months due to poor nutrition and inadequate healthcare has left the tribal belt of Attapadi in Kerala devastated. The tribal belt of Attapadi in Kerala has never had it so bad. "I was only eight months pregnant. The delivery was unexpected and at night...
  • Will pass food bill in budget session, says Thomas 04-04-2013 05:33 AM

    New Delhi: The government will enact the proposed right to food bill, covering 67 per cent of the population, in the second half of the budget session from April 22-May 10, 2013, Food Minister KV Thomas said in New Delhi on Wednesday. "We will pass the bill in the second...
  • In developing world, poor still means thin: Study 04-11-2011 11:02 AM

    New York: 'First world' health problems such as obesity and heart disease may be gaining ground in developing nations, but they are mostly afflicting the rich and middle class while poor people remain undernourished and underweight, a study said. Researchers who looked at more than 500,000 women from 37 mid-...
  • Kerala, Delhi top Human Development Index chart 21-10-2011 05:08 PM

    New Delhi: The Human Development Index (HDI) in the country rose by 21 per cent, says a report while cautioning that health, nutrition and sanitation remained key challenges for India. India Human Development Report, 2011, prepared by Institute of Applied Manpower Research, placed Kerala on top of the index for...
  • Eatables have a story to tell 03-12-2010 05:04 PM

    New Delhi: Food was once a good word. It symbolised fulfilment, nutrition and well-being. But when did it all change? When did we become such guilt-ridden unhappy eaters? Food writer Ratna Rajaiah explores many such questions in her new book "How the Banana Goes to Heaven". "As our cells are...
  • TV addicts more prone to psychological problems 14-10-2010 02:47 PM

    London: According to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics, researchers in the UK found children who spend a lot of time in front of television and computer monitors had more psychological difficulties than their counterparts who weren't in front of these devices. Scientists from University of Bristol's Centre...
  • Saving MP kids with nutrition centres 30-04-2010 07:13 PM

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  • Health Tips: Get that perfect weight! 26-11-2008 11:08 AM

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  • Are you ready for seabuckthorn wine? 04-11-2007 07:59 AM

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