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A mother with her infant child at a Delhi Metro station

Govt shoots off letters to doctors, seeks answer on seminars ‘sponsored’ by baby-food makers

In a separate letter to the Women & Child Development Ministry, the Ministry of Health has said the matter needs to be examined and ‘necessary actions’ taken.
Abbott and Danone have been accused of sponsoring webinars, which goes against the IMS Act | Image: ThePrint Team

Global firms Abbott, Danone under Modi govt lens again for breaking law to promote baby food

Complaint by NGO Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India has accused Abbott and Danone of violating Infant Milk Substitutes, Feeding Bottles and Infant Foods Act.
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Abbott Nutrition, Danone Nutricia under govt lens for ‘breaking law to sell baby food’

Both Abbott and Danone have denied the allegations, claiming they had ‘zero tolerance’ for unethical practices.  
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Want babies to be healthy? Let them be in charge of what they eat

Letting babies play with food, feeling its texture and learning how it tastes is all part of their development, no matter how messy.
A baby testing a replica of one of the ancient bottles. | Helena Seidl da Fonseca, Author provided

New discovery shows prehistoric parents used baby bottles & cow’s milk 5,000 years ago

Archaeologists have suggested that these objects were used to feed infants, but they might also have fed the sick or elderly.
Cans of baby formula manufactured by Nestle SA sit on a shelf inside a supermarket

Nestlé in trouble for ‘influencing doctors to prescribe baby food’ in India

Swiss food giant Nestlé only recently suffered another setback when the Supreme Court revived a class-action suit against it over Maggi instant noodles.

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Erdogan’s assault on Macron is the height of cynicism

There was a time when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t see the West as Turkey’s enemy and even wanted to join the European Union.

Turkey waging new war of economic liberation, says Erdogan after country’s currency falls

Erogan's speech follows the Turkish lira weakening to a record low of 8.3849 per dollar on Friday.


Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

Here is why US changed Rajnath Singh’s statement on ‘reckless aggression’ by China

Both the US State and Defense departments have added footnotes to the transcripts they released on Rajnath Singh’s remarks at 2+2. The State Department has also updated the text.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

5 reasons for the crisis in global Islam

If tens of crores of Muslims across the world feel they are victims of mass Islamophobia, their holy prophet shown deliberate disrespect, it is a sense of crisis and siege.