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President contributes Rs.15,000 for the elderly


May 10th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Thursday contributed Rs.15,000 to a group of workers protesting in the national capital for a universal pension scheme for the elderly ... Read more...

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MPs assure protesters of comprehensive Food Security Bill


November 29th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) MPs and leaders from various political parties Tuesday said an inclusive Food Security Act with universal Public Distribution System (PDS) will be taken up ... Read more...

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Pass Right to Food Act, says Swaminathan


November 27th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Nov 27 (IANS) M.S. Swaminathan, the mentor of India's Green Revolution, Sunday called for an early passage of the Right to Food Act, saying it would be the ... Read more...

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Activists demand nutrition security for all children


November 15th, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The Right to Food campaign Tuesday charged the draft National Food Security Bill (NFSB) with ignoring the food security needs of children or the growing ... Read more...

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Right to Food campaign demands universal PDS


November 1st, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) With the government working on a draft food security bill, the Right to Food Campaign Tuesday said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should make the ... Read more...

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No regard for kids in draft food security bill: Activists


August 8th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The draft National Food Security Bill, which has been approved by the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM), has scant regard for children and does ... Read more...

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Rights group slams Food Security Bill draft in letter to PM


August 2nd, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Activists of the Right to Food campaign Tuesday wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh slamming the government's draft of the Food ... Read more...

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Sting is the latest star to join Australian Food Campaign


January 25th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 25 (ANI): Sting is the latest celebrity to join the campaign to raise funds for the victims of the Australian floods.The former Police frontman has donated a track to Flood ... Read more...

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Michelle Obama, Wal-Mart team up for healthy food campaign


January 21st, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): Retail giant Wal-Mart is collaborating with US First Lady Michelle Obama to launch an extensive five-year plan to make its food healthier and more affordable.The move is ... Read more...

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Nestle joins obesity battle by rewarding families buying Kit Kats, Smarties


October 14th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 14 (ANI): Food firm Nestle has joined a Government campaign to combat obesity by linking the official Change4Life logo on a website that has products carrying tokens offering points towards ... Read more...

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Brit kids ‘getting fatter at twice the rate of Americans’


June 26th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 26 (ANI): A recent study has revealed that British children are getting fatter at twice the rate of those in America and spend a lot more on unhealthy snacks.Researchers have ... Read more...

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Activists seek changes in food security bill


April 17th, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Activists of the Right to Food campaign who have been protesting at Jantar Mantar in the capital for the past two days, Saturday submitted a memorandum to ... Read more...

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NGOs protest proposed National Food Security Act


April 17th, 2010 - 8:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 17 (ANI): As part of a five-day-sit-in protest, scores of activists under the umbrella of the Right to Food Campaign protested the proposed National Food Security Act, here ... Read more...

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Food security bill distressing, NGO tells PM


March 25th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) In an open letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the Right to Food campaign Thursday termed as "distressing" the reduction proposed in the food grain entitlement ... Read more...

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New norms for appointing anganwadi workers welcomed


March 10th, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 10 (IANS) Activists working for the cause of malnourished children Wednesday welcomed the move to relax the educational qualification norms for anganwadi workers but warned the Madhya Pradesh government against ... Read more...

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Violence against women: Madhya Pradesh cuts sorry figure (March 8 is International Women’s Day)


March 8th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanjay SharmaBhopal, March 8 (IANS) Domestic violence has increased by five times in the last nine years, a shocking 1,217 gang rapes were reported in 1,300 days and maternal mortality is ... Read more...

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Malnutrition killed 25 in 50 days in Madhya Pradesh district: Activists


December 7th, 2009 - 10:11 am ICT by IANS
By Sanjay Sharma Bhopal, Dec 7 (IANS) Malnutrition has reached epidemic proportions in most parts of Madhya Pradesh. While activists say it has claimed 25 lives in nearly 50 days in the tribal-dominated ... Read more...

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Hundreds take part in food security rally in capital


November 26th, 2009 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Hundreds of farmers, NGO members and activists took part in a rally here Thursday to demand a change in the government's policy so that every individual in ... Read more...

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83 percent children in Madhya Pradesh district malnourished: survey


November 25th, 2009 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanjay Sharma Bhopal, Nov 25 (IANS) Deepak is losing his eyesight due to malnourishment. He is one of 23 children found malnourished in Ramgadhwa village of Madhya Pradesh's Rewa district, says ... Read more...

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Rally for food security in Delhi Thursday


November 24th, 2009 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Hundreds of people are expected for a rally in Delhi Thursday to demand change of government policies to ensure food security for all. Announcing the initiative at a ... Read more...

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GM crops like East India Co, say authorities in Madhya Pradesh


October 30th, 2009 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
By Sanjay Sharma Bhopal, Oct 30 (IANS) A Madhya Pradesh minister believes there is no difference between genetically modified (GM) crops and the East India Co, the British firm that began trading with ... Read more...

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Nominal fee better than free food for poor, says expert


August 6th, 2009 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) A nominal sum charged for a quality meal would be more appreciated by the poor people than a free meal and help in setting up more such ... Read more...

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Why foreign advice on malnutrition, ask Madhya Pradesh activists


June 25th, 2009 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
By Sanjay Sharma Bhopal, June 25 (IANS) First the Madhya Pradesh government turned a blind eye to the acute problem of malnutrition among children and now it is taking the advice of foreign ... Read more...

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Some baby foods are worse than a burger: Study


May 4th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 04 (ANI): A new study has revealed that some baby foods contain "staggering" amounts of sugar and fat that make them worse than junk food.During the study, researchers for the ... Read more...

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Why must a child die at all, asks government body


February 12th, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 12 (IANS) "Why must a child die at all?" the the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) asked at the first public hearing following reports of deaths due ... Read more...

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Malnutrition kills 50 children in Madhya Pradesh: survey (Lead)


February 10th, 2009 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 10 (IANS) Malnutrition has killed over 50 children in Madhya Pradesh in less than six months, say NGOs. The government says it has no information about the deaths.The main reasons ... Read more...

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Malnutrition in Madhya Pradesh: 50 children die in six months


February 10th, 2009 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 10 (IANS) Malnutrition has claimed the lives of over 50 children in Madhya Pradesh in less than six months.The main reasons being ascribed to the deaths are poorly-equipped government ... Read more...

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The household waste diet that reduces waistlines as well!


November 1st, 2008 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 1 (ANI): Forget the Atkins and the Cambridge diet and give way for WI the newest way to reduce waste and waistlines in the UK.National Love Food campaign by ... Read more...

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High court notice to Madhya Pradesh on child deaths


September 20th, 2008 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Sep 20 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government has now been pulled up by the state high court for over 160 alleged child deaths due to malnutrition, a day after a Supreme ... Read more...

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Malnutrition deaths in Madhya Pradesh continuing, say activists


July 25th, 2008 - 10:14 am ICT by IANS
By Sanjay Sharma Bhopal, July 25 (IANS) As many as 13 malnutrition deaths have taken place in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh in the last two months, say child rights activists. "At least ... Read more...

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‘Madhya Pradesh government giving too little grain’


April 26th, 2008 - 8:38 pm ICT by admin
Bhopal, April 26 (IANS) The Right to Food Campaign Saturday filed a petition in the Jabalpur bench of the Madhya Pradesh High Court against the much hyped Chief Minister's Annapurna Scheme contending ... Read more...

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Free food campaign a feast for slum dwellers


April 16th, 2008 - 6:05 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Nine-year-old Nizam couldn't wait for his classes to get over. As soon as the bell rang, he rushed to the night shelter near his school in Nizamuddin ... Read more...

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Junk food firms use Internet and mobile phones to attract kids


January 2nd, 2008 - 4:55 pm ICT by admin
London, Jan 2 (ANI): Campaigners have warned that junk food firms will target kids over the Internet and mobile phones, because of the introduction of new rules on television advertisements.The warning has ... Read more...

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