Worried about your diet? Try CSE’s new online interactive tool

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has launched an online interactive tool to help people know about their food and dietary habits. “What we eat affects our health. But most of us do not know what we eat and how it affects our health. ´KNOW YOUR DIET´ is a first of its kind initiative to help […]

Uflex develops long-shelf-life package solution

Uflex, India´s largest FMCG packing company, said it developed an product that can potentially give the company an entry into long-shelf-life packing market. Like in other countries, the market for long-shelf-life beverages in India is dominated by Europe-based Tetra Pak. However, the relatively high cost of the pack has prevented mass adoption in India. UfleX […]

Government procure pulses directly from farmers this season

Government agencies- National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Fedration (NAFED) and Food Corporation of India (FCI) been asked to start procurement of “moong” in Karnataka immediately at minimum support price as new crop has started to arrive, said the government. They also have been directed to submit state-wise road map of procurement of new crop of pulses directly […]

Manpasand Beverages sets up new manufaturing facillity in Haryana

Manpasand Beverages, the company that makes ‘Mango Sip’, said it completed the construction of its new plant in Haryana at a cost of Rs 150-160 crores. The company had raised the money through itś recent IPO. The new unit will manufacture 50,000 cases of the existing range of products such as ´Mango Sip´,´Fruits Up´, carbonated […]

Hindu JanaJagruti Samiti seeks release of Gau Raksha Dal chief

Hindu JanaJagruti Samiti, a loose coalition of some Hindutva organization, today sought the immediate withdrawal of charges against Satishkumar Pradhan, who was arrested over the weekend over charges including raping a truck driver. Pradhan is the head of Gau Raksha Dal (Cow Protection Force), a self-appointed group that tries to prevent people from killing cows. […]

Left Front tries to tap anti-American sentiment with fat tax in Kerala

Kerala finance minister Thomas Isaac defended the new tax imposed on Western food items in Kerala even as it became clear that move could be open to a challenge on the lines on which Maharashtra’s beef ban was overturned. The communists of Kerala — not the biggest fans of American culture — imposed the ban […]

IBHL enters India with Old Pulteney, Caorunn & Balblair Scotch Whisky

Global drinks player International Beverage Holdings Limited (IBHL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Thai Beverage Public Limited Company, has launched a portfolio of its four select premium spirits in the Indian market. The company has entered with three of its finest single malt scotch whiskies; Old Pulteney, Balblair and Speyburn and a super-premium Scottish gin; Caorunn […]

Edelweiss downgrades Nestle India to ‘reduce’ on Maggi muddle

Edelweiss, one of India’s biggest brokers, has downgraded Nestle India to ‘reduce’ from ‘hold’ over the controversy surrounding one of its biggest revenue drivers – Maggi noodles. Some state governments have alleged that the noodles contain lead and high levels of MSG, which the company denies. Sales of Maggi noodles are expected to have halved […]