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Madras taste makes way for Chennai flavour

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Chennai: It is 17 years since our beloved Madras gave way to crackling Chennai, at about the same time that Bombay became Mumbai. In the near two decades since then there has been a sea change in the

Onion price soars to Rs 80/kg; Govt to find solution

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New Delhi: With onion prices soaring, Government on Wednesday assured the state governments that it would find out a solution to contain it.
Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public

Telangana protests push up vegetable prices


Hyderabad: The city is facing a severe shortage of vegetables as supplies have been badly hit, thanks to the United Andhra agitation raging through the entire Seemandhra region.
Protesters have block

Subsidised railway canteen becomes popular

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Chennai: Gone are the days when people turned their nose up on budget hotels and subsidised canteens. While Amma canteens, serving subsidised food, have become an instant hit, the recently renovated

India produces record pulses in 2012-13; foodgrains output down


New Delhi: The country has achieved a record pulses production of 18.45 million tonnes (MT) in the 2012-13 crop year ended June, while foodgrain output fell by 1.5 per cent to 255.36 MT due to drough

Army raids on biriyani kitchen in Chennai


Chennai: The army on Thursday ‘raided’ the main kitchen of a popular biriyani chain, seized the cooking equipment and sealed the place as it was situated within the St Thomas Mount Cantonment area wi

Cabinet clears Ordinance to implement Food Security Bill

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New Delhi: The government on Wednesday decided to promulgate an ordinance to give nation's two-third population the right to 5 kgs of foodgrain every month at highly subsidised rates of Rs 1-3 per kg

Green restaurant a big hit among Vellorites


Vellore: While a section of people are running after Amma Unavagams to fill their stomachs with a variety of food at affordable rates, another section wishes to have healthy food with medicinal value

Food prices to remain high: RBI

Guwahati: Food prices will remain high even as average inflation is expected to moderate to around 5.5 per cent this fiscal, a senior official of RBI said on Thursday.
“We see food prices continue to

Halal products must be certified

Hyderabad: With the annual global halal food market pegged at Rs 33,00,000 crore, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has now proposed that manufacturers, who want to label their

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