midday meal

Haryana sits on NHRC reminder


August 23rd, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Despite a reminder from the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), the Haryana government has failed to provide monetary relief to 288 students who took ill ... Read more...

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UP’s food scam: CBI raids 12 places in Lucknow


April 21st, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided as many as twelve places in Lucknow Saturday in connection with the multi-million-rupee foodgrain scam which took place during ... Read more...

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E-governance to wipe out touts in Tripura: Minister


September 15th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 15 (IANS) Tripura is pushing e-governance projects to wipe out touts who have existed for several years in various government services and the tax payment system, a minister ... Read more...

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Lizard in midday meal: Goa orders probe


September 13th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 13 (IANS) Goa Tuesday ordered an official inquiry after 12 primary school students fell ill after eating a midday meal, which had a dead lizard and an insect ... Read more...

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Computers to monitor midday meal scheme


August 2nd, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 2 (IANS) Quality of food, stocktaking and complaints. All these and more will soon be streamlined with the central government finalising plans for a computerised monitoring system of ... Read more...

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Goa to inspect kitchens after mid-day meal fiasco


June 17th, 2011 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 16 (IANS) Goa's education department Thursday asked the state food and drugs administration (FDA) to regularly inspect all kitchens run by self-help groups in the state which provide ... Read more...

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60 Maoist-hit districts to get Rs.30 crore each


February 28th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The union government Monday said Rs.30 crore would be given to each of the 60 Maoist-affected districts in central and eastern India to meet the developmental ... Read more...

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Mayawati pulls up officials during Noida, Ghaziabad trip


February 20th, 2011 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Noida/Ghaziabad, Feb 20 (IANS) From lack of green cover to lesser number of cases registered by the police, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati found a number of reasons to pull up officials ... Read more...

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Review Of Thenmerku Paruvakatru: Celebrates Motherhood With Interesting Storyline


December 24th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Thenmerku ParuvakatruDirector: Seenu RamasaamyCast: Vijay Sethupathy, Aruldas, Stills Kumar, Saranya, Vasundhra, Kadhal Sukumar, Kambam Guna, Theepetti Ganeshan.Music: N. R. Rahnandan.Rating: ***Director Seenu Ramasamy has presented a simple story with interesting twists ... Read more...

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70 schoolkids fall ill after being given iron tablets


December 3rd, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 3 (IANS) As many as 70 students of a primary school in Uttar Pradesh's Jhansi district were hospitalised Friday after they fell ill on consuming iron and de-worming tablets ... Read more...

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Rs.25 crore plan for 60 Maoist-hit districts: Chidambaram


November 26th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The government will give Rs.25 crore to each of the 60 Maoist-affected districts in central and east India to ensure that the benefits of development reach ... Read more...

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Boiled eggs, bananas in student meals (Lead)


September 17th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 17 (IANS) Boiled eggs and bananas will now be provided to Tamil Nadu school students during midday meals on all working days a week, it was announced Friday. Chief Minister M. ... Read more...

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Using the mobile to track midday meal scheme


August 9th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Sharat Pradhan Lucknow, Aug 9 (IANS) Two graduates from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Kanpur have developed technology to keep tabs on the gigantic Rs.2,000 crore midday meal scheme across Uttar Pradesh's ... Read more...

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Students refuse food cooked by Dalits, principal suspended


July 9th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 9 (IANS) The principal of a government-run school in Uttar Pradesh's Ramabai Nagar district was suspended for inaction and negligence after students refused to eat the midday meal prepared by ... Read more...

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Court orders relief to kids stricken ill by midday meal


June 3rd, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Underlining the need for serving hygienic midday meal to students, the Delhi High Court Thursday announced a relief of over Rs.4 lakh for 126 government school kids ... Read more...

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Price rise eating into midday meals at Bengal schools


January 30th, 2010 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
By Pradipta Tapadar Kolkata, Jan 30 (IANS) Midday meals - a surefire way of ensuring attendance in West Bengal's state-run schools - are taking a hit due to the escalating prices of rice ... Read more...

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15 students treated for food poisoning


January 9th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 9 (IANS) Fifteen students had to be treated at a health centre in Bolangir district of Orissa Saturday after they consumed a midday meal in school, laced with a detergent. ... Read more...

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Dead rat in midday meal creates panic in Bihar


December 18th, 2009 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 18 (IANS) Panic spread among students in Bihar's Saran district after a dead rat was found in a midday meal, school officials said Friday. Dozens of students were stunned when a ... Read more...

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Dissatisfied Sonia asks officials to get pro-active


December 12th, 2009 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Rae Bareli, Dec 12 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi is unhappy over the poor implementation of central government welfare schemes for the poor in her constituency Rae Bareli and has asked ... Read more...

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Bihar government may be hard put to explain ’starvation deaths’


December 3rd, 2009 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 3 (IANS) The Bihar government is likely to face trouble over a lawsuit alleging at least 100 people have died of hunger in the state in the last three years, ... Read more...

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100 starvation deaths in Bihar in three years?


October 20th, 2009 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
By Imran Khan Patna, Oct 20 (IANS) At least 100 people have died of hunger in the past three years in Bihar, asserts a Supreme Court-appointed official after extensive surveys. But the state ... Read more...

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Critical appraisal: Gogoi focuses on midday meals, roads, water


October 15th, 2009 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Oct 15 (IANS) For the second straight day, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Thursday made a critical appraisal of his government's performance, specifically targeting the midday meal scheme in schools, road ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh school replaces Dalit cook with Brahmin


August 26th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 26 (IANS) A Dalit cook was replaced with a Brahmin one in a government-run primary school in Uttar Pradesh when students protested and refused to eat the food cooked by ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh village heads threaten to stop midday meal


August 6th, 2009 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 6 (IANS) The association of village heads of Uttar Pradesh has threatened to stop the distribution of midday meals in primary schools because they can no longer pay for the ... Read more...

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Midday meals unsuccessful in Madhya Pradesh, says CAG


July 28th, 2009 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, July 28 (IANS) One would expect the enrolment of children in primary schools to increase with the implementation of the midday meal scheme. This, however, has not been the case in ... Read more...

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Girl falls into cauldron, dies (Lead)


July 22nd, 2009 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 22 (IANS) A seven-year-old girl was killed when she fell into a cauldron of hot food cooked for students in a Jharkhand school, an official said Wednesday. Class I student Afsari ... Read more...

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7-year-old dies after falling in hot midday meal bucket


July 22nd, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 22 (IANS) A seven-year-old girl died in a school near Ranchi after falling into a bucket full of hot daal (pulses) prepared for the midday meal, an official said Wednesday. ... Read more...

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Over 3,200 kids fell ill after eating midday meal, parliament told


July 13th, 2009 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Over 3,200 children fell sick in the last three years after eating midday meals, a scheme to curb the dropout rate in government schools across the country, ... Read more...

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Education gets boost with Rs.445 bn allocation (Second Lead)


July 6th, 2009 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July (IANS) India Monday pegged its expenditure outlay at Rs.44,528 crore (Rs.445.28 billion) for both school and higher education which is around 20 percent more than the last fiscal. ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh to set up students’ lunch helpline


June 22nd, 2009 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 22 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government is all set to start a helpline-cum-call centre for complaints about the midday meal scheme under which lunch is provided to school children, officials ... Read more...

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Lizard found in students’ lunch in Madhya Pradesh


June 18th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, June 18 (IANS) Another case of negligence in preparing the midday meal for students has surfaced in Madhya Pradesh, with a lizard found in the lunch served to students in an ... Read more...

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Midday meal scheme should include processed food: Sahay


June 9th, 2009 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) The midday meal scheme for primary students of government schools may soon include a processed food item if a proposal for this is approved, Minister for ... Read more...

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Only Congress has competence to deal with financial crisis: Chidambaram


April 15th, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) Only a Congress-led government has the "high degree of competence" to deal with the problems in the financial sector, Home Minister P. Chidambaram said here Wednesday. "The Congress ... Read more...

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Why did Advani not resign over Kandahar: Sonia (Lead, Changing dateline)


April 14th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 14 (IANS) Turning the heat on Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate L.K. Advani once again, Congress president Sonia Gandhi Tuesday asked why he had not resigned as ... Read more...

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Sonia attacks BJP rule in Chhattisgarh


April 14th, 2009 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kanker (Chhattisgarh), April 14 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Tuesday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Chhattisgarh for neglecting the development of the state. "The state lacks development because of ... Read more...

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