national food

Today (30th July) is Cheesecake Day


July 30th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, July 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The cheesecake factory will on Monday celebrate the national cheesecake day by selling their cheesecake slices at half the price. On this day, the cheesecake factory ... Read more...

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Millions of birds dead, killed in Mexico flu outbreak


July 26th, 2012 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 26 (IANS/EFE) Some 4.9 million birds have died since the outbreak of bird flu started five weeks ago at farms in the western Mexican state of Jalisco, ... Read more...

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Punjab wants central government to allow wheat export


May 19th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Saturday asked the central government to allow export of wheat from the state.Talking to media at Rakhra village in Patiala ... Read more...

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Where to stock bumper harvest? Punjab, Haryana in quandary


May 17th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 17 (IANS) Ironic as it may sound, this season's bumper harvest and wheat procurement in Punjab and Haryana -- the country's food grain bowls -- have left the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Food insecurity looms over Pakistan, says daily


April 17th, 2012 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 17 (IANS) A lot of Pakistanis are going to be hungry for years to come, warned a daily while describing the situation as "desperate".An editorial in the News ... Read more...

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Give fertilizer subsidy directly to farmers: Badal


June 20th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 20 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Monday asked the union chemicals and fertilisers ministry to implement its proposal to transfer fertiliser subsidy directly to the farmers ... Read more...

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Pawar for setting up of food processing mission


May 1st, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Minister for Food Processing Industries Sharad Pawar has mooted setting up of a National Food Processing Mission to spur the sector's growth rate from around ... Read more...

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Wheat arrivals remain low in Punjab markets


April 13th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 13 (IANS) Even while the harvest festival of Baisakhi is being celebrated across Punjab, wheat arrivals in the state's grain markets continued to be slow.Food and supplies officials ... Read more...

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Wheat arrival low in Punjab, Haryana markets


April 11th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 11 (IANS) Wheat procurement in Punjab and Haryana started April 1 but the arrival of the crop in grain markets in the two states so far has been ... Read more...

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India’s food production high despite drought and floods: K.V. Thomas


February 8th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 8 (ANI): Highlighting the strength of the agriculture sector in India, Union Food Minister K.V. Thomas has said that the national food production was high despite drought and floods ... Read more...

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‘Food secure’ Pak will now have to “start from scratch”, says UN official


September 8th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sept 8 (ANI): Pakistan's ability to feed itself is in doubt after massive floods ravaged the "food-secure" country, and it may now have to "start from scratch", Luigi Damiani, senior emergency ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Food grain reserve sought in Madhya Pradesh (Lead)


April 25th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, April 25 (IANS) Faced with surplus wheat production and lack of storage space, the Madhya Pradesh government has sought the central government's assistance to develop a strategic grain reserve in the ... Read more...

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National Food Grain Reserve sought in Madhya Pradesh


April 25th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, April 25 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has requested the central government to provide necessary assistance for developing a National Food Grain Strategic Reserve in the state, owing ... Read more...

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India plans to build seed reserves for hard times


February 12th, 2010 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 12 (IANS) India plans to build seed reserves to ensure national food and income security to millions of its farmers, reeling under the impact of a deficit monsoon and a ... Read more...

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India can be leader of global food processing industry: PM (Lead)


October 6th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) Calling for the formulation of a new National Food Processing Policy, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said India had the potential to emerge as a leader ... Read more...

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PM says inadequate infrastructure and taxation major hurdles before food industry


October 6th, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 6 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today said inadequate infrastructure and the taxation structure are major hurdles preventing the growth of the country's food processing industry.Addressing ... Read more...

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PM calls for policy on food processing


October 6th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday called for a national food processing policy for the rapid growth of the sector. "The policy to be effective will have to ... Read more...

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Akali Dal wants special agricultural zone in Punjab


September 12th, 2009 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 12 (IANS) The two-day "Vichar Baithak" (brainstorming session) of Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal concluded here Saturday, with the party announcing all subsidies, including in agriculture, would continue and it ... Read more...

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Meltdown could leave over 1 bn people hungry in 2009 (Lead, Changing dateline)


June 21st, 2009 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The global financial crisis may leave over a billion people hungry every day this year, says a new estimate by Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). According to FAO, ... Read more...

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Too many calories to blame for America’s obesity epidemic


May 11th, 2009 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 11 (IANS) Are too many calories to blame for the raging obesity epidemic in the US? The answer is yes, according to an exhaustive study that squarely blames excessive ... Read more...

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Indonesian Muslims outraged as companies sell pork under beef’s label


April 17th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Jakarta, Apr. 17 (ANI): Muslims in Indonesia have been left outraged, following the discovery that Indonesia's popular dry-meat-product-selling companies were substituting beef with pork.After conducting DNA tests on jerky samples from traditional ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China’s grain reserves reported safe after quake


May 14th, 2008 - 10:23 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Beijing, May 14 (Xinhua) China's national food grain management company Wednesday said the grain reserves in quake-hit regions were mostly safe although there were some damages to granaries by the devastating jolt. ... Read more...

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Swaminathan hopes budget marks ‘end of farmer suicides’


March 1st, 2008 - 4:38 pm ICT by admin
Papri Sri Raman Chennai, March 1 (IANS) Eminent farm scientist M.S. Swaminathan has called the 2008-09 budget "forward looking" and hoped that the Rs.600 billion loan waiver would "mark the beginning of the ... Read more...

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10-minute surgery may be an alternative to vasectomy


November 15th, 2007 - 2:02 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, November 15 (ANI): Chinese doctors have developed a new birth control surgery that may provide men with an alternative to vasectomy.During the procedure, a surgeon makes a small incision ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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