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The last Maggi: The hysteria and hypocrisy of India’s noodle ban

By Fri, Jun 19, 2015 1:39PM UTC 1 Comment

A few days back I consumed the last packet of Maggi noodles, allegedly infused with lead and MSG, as per tests conducted by our food authorities, many of whom we hear are quite serious about their work. Given their diligence, maybe, someday in the distant future poor and underfed children across India will not die or be frequently hospitalised due to acute food poisoning in school meals that are managed by the government....

Nestle India to destroy US$50m worth of noodles in massive recall

By Tue, Jun 16, 2015 4:11PM UTC 1 Comment

Nestle India says it will destroy instant noodles worth 3.2 billion rupees ($50 million) following a sales ban imposed by Indian food safety authorities for unsafe levels of lead. India’s food safety panel says tests conducted across the country found that Nestle’s Maggi noodles contained lead at levels far higher than legally allowed. The tests...

Burma insists Indian army did not cross border to attack rebels

By Fri, Jun 12, 2015 6:16AM UTC 0 Comment

Burma has insisted that India's army did not cross its border to attack insurgents blamed for killing 18 Indian soldiers last week....

Indian police investigate minister in death of journalist Joginder Singh

By Thu, Jun 11, 2015 1:21PM UTC 0 Comment

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Police are investigating the death of a journalist set on fire after he accused a state minister of being involved in illegal mining and land seizures in northern India....

Indian army attacks insurgents inside Burma

By Wed, Jun 10, 2015 9:26AM UTC 0 Comment

The Indian army says it has inflicted “significant casualties on rebels” after it attacked insurgent groups along its border with Burma days after 18 Indian soldiers were killed in the northeastern state of Manipur....