Pesticide trader held in Bihar mid-day meal tragedy

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

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

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

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

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.

WHO had asked India to ban toxin that killed children

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

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

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.

Political clash over Bihar mid-day meal tragedy, toll 22

The Bihar mid-day meal tragedy, which claimed the lives of at least 22 students, on Wednesday witnessed a bitter war of words between the ruling Janta Dal (U), which alleged a political conspiracy behind the incident, and the opposition parties attacked the Nitish Kumar government for being "insensitive" .