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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.

Dead scorpion in mid-day meal, 18 students fall ill in Chhattisgarh

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 04, 2013, 23:36

At least 18 students fell ill after consuming mid-day meal which became contaminated allegedly due to a dead scorpion in food in Chhattisgarh’s Balodabazar district today, officials said.

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 tragedy: Not justified to talk before probe ends, says Nitish kumar

Last Updated: Monday, July 29, 2013, 20:17

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said he did not feel justified to comment on the criminal aspect of Chhapra mid-day meal tragedy till the police investigation was over.

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.

Mid-day meal tragedy: Chhapra school principal polygraph test to be done at Delhi

Last Updated: Friday, July 26, 2013, 23:14

Bihar police on Friday decided to take jailed principal of Chhapra school, accused in the death of 23 children after eating poisonous midday meal, for polygraph test to Delhi.

Ruckus in Bihar Assembly over school kids` death

Last Updated: Friday, July 26, 2013, 13:42

A week-long monsoon session of the Bihar assembly began Friday with opposition members creating a ruckus over the death of 23 children not finding mention in the obituary reference by Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary.

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.

WHO had asked India to ban toxin that killed kids

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 08:36

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