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The public food shelter has more than 10 boilers or steam kettles. Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

This South Delhi kitchen turns out 70,000 meals a day for lockdown-hit homeless & migrants

Funded by Delhi government and run by NGO People's Welfare Society, the kitchen has been cooking for migrant workers & homeless people since 29 March.
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UP journalist Pawan Jaiswal gets clean chit in ‘salt-roti’ midday meal video case

The UP govt had suspended two teachers and a case was registered against Hindi journalist Pawan Jaiswal and the representative of Hinauta village for allegedly maligning the image of the state.
Representational image for the mid-day meal scheme | Photo: HRD ministry | Facebook

Students’ performance in govt schools suffer if they are hungry: Study

Researchers conducted tests on students of Classes 5 and 7 in Delhi government schools to find the effect of mid-day meals on children’s learning outcomes.
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Editors Guild urges UP govt to withdraw cases against journalist who shot mid-day meal video

The Guild has also expressed concern over travel restrictions on journalists, referring to Gowhar Geelani case.
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Should Karnataka govt push for onion, garlic in midday meal or let ISKCON follow own plan?

Akshaya Patra, an NGO under International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), has come under fire from civil society groups in Karnataka for not using onion and garlic in the midday meals they serve in government schools. ThePrint asks: Should Karnataka govt push for onion, garlic in midday meal or let ISKCON follow own plan? Why should adding onion and garlic to midday meals be a problem? H.D. Kumaraswamy  Chief Minister of Karnataka  Onions and garlic help maintain good health. So, the question I would like to raise is, why should it be a problem in adding it in the midday meals that are served to children in the state? Let food experts and doctors also explain the benefits. Food experts should advise the government whether to use these ingredients. Karnataka government is seeking the opinions of dietitians, food scientists and others on the advantages and disadvantages of onion and garlic. Then the government will take a...

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Coronavirus attacks blood vessels, creates strange clots, autopsy studies show

Autopsies have revealed that Covid-19 is no ordinary respiratory disease. The virus is killing people by ravaging the circulatory system.

40 Covid apps across India: Lack of coordination or needed for micro-management?

India now has nearly 40 Covid-19 apps, including Aarogya Setu. The purpose of these apps range from contact tracing to providing health information and issuing e-passes.

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File image of Chinese President Xi Jinping | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

Ladakh military operation has President Xi Jinping’s sanction: China expert Jayadeva Ranade

Jayadeva Ranade says India shouldn’t hurry to settle the issue, questions why China carried out an operation that needed so much planning and money.

The Chinese are so predictable, Modi & Shah should’ve seen them coming on 5 August 2019

India should’ve anticipated the Chinese appearance in Ladakh, even the timing of it, when the status of Jammu & Kashmir was changed.