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Chargesheet filed in mid-day meal tragedy in Bihar

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 15:13

Three months after 23 children died after eating contaminated meals, a chargesheet has been filed against the suspended principal and her husband in the mid-day meal tragedy in a primary school at Dharmasati Gandaman village of Saran district.

Pesticide trader held in Bihar mid-day meal tragedy

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013, 14:25

Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Bihar Police Friday detained a pesticide trader in connection with the mid-day meal tragedy in a school that claimed 23 lives in July.

Bihar mid-day meal tragedy: Accused surrenders in court

Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 16:51

Arjun Rai, an accused in the mid-day meal tragedy case that claimed lives of 23 children in Bihar`s Saran district two months ago, surrendered on Monday in a local court.

Raju writes to MPs to ensure meeting on midday meal scheme

Last Updated: Sunday, August 11, 2013, 10:51

RD Minister MM Pallam Raju has requested MPs to ensure that a meeting of district level vigilance and monitoring committee is "immediately" called to review the implementation of the scheme.

Speed up withdrawal of hazardous pesticides, says FAO

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 00:45

UN body Food & Agriculture Organisation asked developing countries like India to speed up the withdrawal of hazardous pesticides from their markets.

Mid-day meal deaths: BJP suggests new scheme

Last Updated: Saturday, July 27, 2013, 19:45

BJP Youth wing president Anurag Thakur on Friday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressing concern over the mid-day meal deaths and suggested that a new scheme be launched.

Bihar govt forms SIT to probe Chhapra mid-day meal tragedy

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 09:01

The Bihar govt has constituted an eight-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe into the mid-day meal tragedy that claimed the lives of 23 children in the Chhapra district of the state last week.

Bihar mid-day meal tragedy: Complaint case against Nitish Kumar

Last Updated: Monday, July 22, 2013, 23:50

A complaint case was filed on Monday against Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Education Minister PK Shahi and the absconding principal of the government school where 23 children lost their lives after eating a midday meal.

WHO had asked India to ban toxin that killed children

Last Updated: Monday, July 22, 2013, 19:46

The pesticide that killed 23 schoolchildren last week is a nerve poison banned by many countries because of what the World Health Organisation (WHO) describes as its "high acute toxicity".

Cooks faint after eating mid-day meal food in Madhepura school

Last Updated: Thursday, July 18, 2013, 21:18

Two women who cooked mid-day meals for students of a government middle school in Bihar`s Madhepura district fainted after eating the food on Thursday.

Mid-day meal tragedy: Bihar govt alleges conspiracy

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 18:48

A day after 22 students lost their lives due to food poisoning after consuming the mid-day meal served at a government primary school in Chhapra, the Bihar govt on Wednesday alleged a political conspiracy behind the tragedy.

Bihar mid-day meal tragedy: More kids fall ill in Madhubani

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 16:45

A day after 22 kids lost their lives due to food poisoning after consuming mid-day meal at a government primary school in Bihar`s Saran district, some more kids were taken ill in the state`s Madhubani district on Wednesday.