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Food

Over 50 Natore schoolgirls fall sick after eating 'tiffin'

Over 50 Natore schoolgirls fall sick after eating 'tiffin'

At least 50 students fell sick allegedly after eating tiffin served at a girls’ school in Natore this morning. The students of Natore Government Girls High School felt severe stomach ache after consuming cakes provide by the school authorities around 10:30am, our Natore correspondent reports quoting teachers and guardians. Among the sick students, 20 were...

Editorial

Toxic food everywhere

THE incidence of adulterated food items has acquired such an intensity that now the list of edibles has shrunk only to a few. Monitoring of food supply chain will not be enough by itself, long term damaging effects of consuming contaminated food will have to sink in the minds of the perpetrators. We need to ensure that concerned persons at all levels of food production and supplies are sensitised about the harmful effects of adulteration and refrain from it. The...

Inflation falls slightly in April

Inflation falls slightly in April

The overall inflation rate has dropped by 0.06 percentage point to 7.46 percent in April, thanks to the price fall of both food and non-food items. The inflation rate was 7.48 percent in March. Inflation rate on food items decreased by 0.01 percentage point to 8.95 percent in April, which was 8.96 percent in the...

Children's diets 'far too salty'

Children's diets 'far too salty'

Children in the UK are eating far too much salt, with much of it coming from breads and cereals, research suggests. Children should eat less than a teaspoon of salt a day, but 70 percent of the 340 children in the study published in Hypertension ate more than this. Breads and cereals accounted for more...

DHAKA CUISINE

Street food bonanza

Street food bonanza

When you ask a youngster in Dhaka what his favourite local cuisine is, you might be surprised at his answer. Instead of talking about complicated, elaborate dishes that are elusive and expensive, he will straight out tell you that it's 'chotpoti' or 'phuchka'. Although rich foods like biriyani and chicken roast will always...

Higher non-food prices push up inflation

Higher non-food prices push up inflation

The overall inflation rose by 0.15 percentage point to 7.50 percent in January mainly due to a hike in non-food prices. The inflation rate was 7.35 in December last year.

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