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Toxic mushrooms kill seven, poison 50 in China


August 4th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 4 (IANS) Consumption of wild mushrooms in China's Shaanxi province has claimed the lives of least seven people and poisoned more than 50, forcing the country's top ... Read more...

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76 officials punished over medicine scandal in China


August 4th, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 3 (IANS) A total of 76 local officials have been punished for failing to prevent and stop the production of contaminated drug capsules, the State Food and Drug ... Read more...

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Centre, Bengal spar over food grain allotment utilisation


July 11th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 10 (IANS) Accusing the West Bengal government with under-utilising food grain allotment for backward districts, union Food minister K.V. Thomas Tuesday said the state used just 12.7 percent ... Read more...

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Bengal starts selling potatoes from ration shops


July 7th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) With the prices of potato soaring, the West Bengalgovernment Saturday started selling the tuber from ration shops in the city and satellite town of Salt Lake."We ... Read more...

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China to blacklist illegal drug producers


May 31st, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 31 (IANS) China is mulling a proposal to blacklist illegal drug producers and sellers.Details of companies and individuals violating drug laws will be documented and published on government ... Read more...

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Punjab wheat procurement crosses 125 lakh tonnes


May 18th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 18 (IANS) Wheat procurement in Punjab has crossed the 125 lakh tonnes mark during the current season, state food and supplies department officials said here Friday.The total procurement ... Read more...

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Haryana farmers get Rs.10,697 crore for procured wheat


May 13th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 13 (IANS) Having achieved the highest wheat production in the state since 1966, Haryana farmers are richer by Rs.10,697 crore - the procurement price paid to them for ... Read more...

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Haryana breaks all previous wheat procurement records


May 11th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 11 (IANS) Breaking all previous records of wheat procurement, Haryana has procured about 82.26 lakh tonnes of wheat this season, officials of the state Food and Supplies department ... Read more...

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Punjab wheat procurement crosses 100 lakh tonnes


May 4th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 4 (IANS) Wheat procurement in Punjab has crossed the 100 lakh tonnes mark during the current season, state food and supplies officials said here Friday.An official spokesman of ... Read more...

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Nearly 58 lakh tonnes wheat arrives in Haryana grain markets


April 27th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 27 (IANS) Grain markets in Haryana have received nearly 58 lakh tonnes of wheat in the first 26 days of the current procurement season, a minister said here ... Read more...

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Trinamool minister backtracks on ‘boycott Marxists’ remark (Lead)


April 17th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Under severe criticism for asking Trinamool supporters to 'socially boycott' CPI-M, state Food Supplies Minister Jyotipriyo Mullick Tuesday backtracked and alleged that his statement has been ... Read more...

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‘Learn to hate’ CPI-M, says Trinamool minister


April 17th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Days after a Jadavpur University professor's arrest for circulating cartoons targeting West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, state Food Supplies Minister Jyotipriyo Mullick has asked ... Read more...

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China seizes over 33,000 illegal drug ads


April 17th, 2012 - 2:06 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 17 (IANS) China's food and drug safety watchdog said Monday it has found 33,648 illegal commercial advertisements for drugs this year till March.It included release of advertisements without ... Read more...

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Chandy to expand cabinet, IUML gets fifth berth


April 12th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 11 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy finally succumbed to the pressures of coalition politics and handed over a fifth berth to Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) ... Read more...

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Bihar procures record paddy but farmers’ cheques bounce


April 7th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 7 (IANS) Ashok Pandey, a farmer in Bihar, is worried after a Rs.143,000 cheque given by a state agency for his paddy crop bounced twice last one month. ... Read more...

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China to monitor drugs through electronic system


March 1st, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 1 (IANS) China will keep track of all drugs prescribed by doctors by 2015 using an electronic monitoring system, authorities said.The system, launched in 2006, applies to 56,000 ... Read more...

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China to check inferior food products


February 22nd, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 22 (IANS) China will tighten measures to stop the production of substandard health food products, authorities said."With inadequate control measures many substandard products exist in the health food ... Read more...

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Piravom by-election March 18, first acid test for UDF government


February 17th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 16 (IANS) With the Election Commission Thursday night announcing March 18 as date for the Piravom by-election it would be the first acid test for the Congress-led United ... Read more...

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Concerns on food bill to be addressed: Thomas


February 9th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government Thursday said it will address the concerns expressed by the states over the proposed National Food Security Bill."The ... Read more...

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Grow more grains, Pawar tells states


February 8th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Urging states to produce more grains to meet the growing food demand, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Wednesday stressed the streamlining of the procurement and distribution ... Read more...

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China to keep an eye on cosmetic contact lenses


January 20th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 20 (IANS) China will regulate the production and sale of cosmetic coloured contact lenses by including them in its list of items classified as "medical apparatus".Some people wear ... Read more...

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Government to take states on board over food bill


January 10th, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Still nursing the sting of ally Trinamool Congress opposing the Lokpal Bill in the Rajya Sabha citing issues of federal autonomy, the United Progressive ... Read more...

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No breast implant ruptures reported in China


January 7th, 2012 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 7 (IANS) China's top drug safety watchdog has said it has not found evidence of any ruptures in over 700 French-made breast implants sold in the country.The implants ... Read more...

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China busts counterfeit drug racket


December 30th, 2011 - 5:21 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 30 (IANS) Chinese authorities have busted over 1,800 illegal factories that made or sold counterfeit drugs, involving billions of yaun, over the past two years.The State Food and ... Read more...

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Paddy procurement in Haryana at all-time high


December 29th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 29 (IANS) The gvernment's agencies have made an all-time high procurement of 29.23 lakh tonnes of paddy this season, a Haryana minister said Thursday."The six government procuring ... Read more...

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China vows to tackle counterfeit drugs


December 20th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 20 (IANS) China will maintain its iron-hand policy in combating fake drugs next year, the country's drug watchdog said Tuesday.Shao Mingli, head of the State Food and Drug ... Read more...

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Threats to Trinamool leaders: Mamata hints at ‘Marxist-Maoist’ plot


November 18th, 2011 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) In the wake of recent life threats to the state food minister by the Maoists, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday indicated that the ... Read more...

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Punjab, Haryana procure over 150 lakh tonnes of paddy


November 11th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 11 (IANS) Reaching another milestone in the procurement season this year, foodgrain producing states Punjab and Haryana have procured over 150 lakh tonnes of paddy, an official said ... Read more...

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China to ensure quality food in schools


October 24th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 24 (IANS) China will launch nationwide inspection in school canteens to prevent occurrences of food poisoning, Xinhua reported Sunday.The State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) and Ministry of ... Read more...

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Tripura opposes food security bill


October 18th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Oct 18 (IANS) The Left Front government in Tripura Tuesday said the National Food Security (NFS) bill is against the interests of the poor and the middle class ... Read more...

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China approved 1,000 drug applications in 2010


October 10th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 10 (IANS) China's food and drug watchdog said it approved 1,000 drug registration applications in 2010, 26.2 percent more than in 2009 due to an increase in the ... Read more...

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Slum dwellers protest direct cash transfers


September 27th, 2011 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Around 1,200 slum-dwellers gathered Monday near the Income Tax Office here to protest against the Delhi government's proposed move to dismantle the fair price ration ... Read more...

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Haryana paddy procurement to begin Oct 1


September 22nd, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 22 (IANS) Paddy procurement in Haryana will begin from Oct 1, a minister said Thursday, adding that all arrangements had been made for smooth procurement.State Food and Supplies ... Read more...

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China faces shortage of life saving drug


September 13th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 13 (IANS) Experts in China have called for a national drug control system following a countrywide shortage of a life saving drug that has lasted at least three ... Read more...

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Tests on energy drinks soon, BJP activists told


July 25th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 25 (IANS) The Maharashtra government plans to carry out tests to verify claims made by major energy drinks manufacturers about the caffeine content in their beverages, an ... Read more...

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