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Alarming health risks involved in cooking that uses biomass fuel in NE: IIT Mandi study

This research holds practical implications, emphasising the urgent need for rural communities in Northeast India to transition to cleaner cooking methods

Published on 20th February 2024

TN CM's Breakfast Scheme: Students at a village school refuse meal prepared by SC cook

Nine out of 11 students refuse to eat the breakfast as it is prepared by a Scheduled Caste (SC) woman

Published on 12th September 2023

Karnataka: 38 students fall ill, 15 admitted to hospital, after consuming undercooked puliyogare

The rice that was supplied for the night meals was not cooked properly hence, the students fell ill after consuming it

Published on 7th September 2023

TN: Students refuse to eat breakfast prepared by Dalit cook; authorities intervene  

The district collector warned the parents of these students of dire consequences, including a complaint under the SC/ST Act, if this behaviour continued


Published on 6th September 2023

Caste discrimnation ensues against cook in Karnataka gov't school, protests held

SDMC chairman did not allow the students to eat the food prepared by the head cook and pressured the headmaster to bring food from outside

Published on 16th December 2022

Another video incident in Gujarat! Residential school girls complaint against cook filming them bathing

The initial complaint was about the poor quality of food and they had demanded for a woman cook: School Principal Nita Chaudhary 


Published on 22nd September 2022

For terminating 80 cooks working in Adi Dravidar for no fault theirs, 27 officials to face probe

The action follows complaints that the officers did not follow recruitment norms and terminated eighty cooks for no fault of their

Published on 26th August 2022

CUSAT students put up makeshift hearth, cook rice to protest lack of hostel mess

"If a solution is not arrived at in Friday's meeting, we will resort to agitation," said a student

Published on 18th August 2022

Principal suspended; deputy warden and head cook dismissed after 120 girls fall sick post-meal at Siddipet school

Earlier in the day, police arrested NSUI State president and Congress leader Balmoor Venkat Narsing Rao for trying to meet the students at the school

Published on 30th June 2022

Telangana: 120 girls fall sick after eating food cooked at Siddipet school; principal, others to be dismissed

Officials of the Minority Welfare Department, who conducted an inquiry into the incident on Monday afternoon as per the directions of Harish Rao, identified those responsible for the incident

Published on 29th June 2022

Assam school headmistress arrested, sent to jail for bringing cooked beef to school for lunch

"We brought her to the police station on May 16. After questioning she was arrested and the court sent her to judicial custody on the next day," he added

Published on 19th May 2022

#WhatTheFAQ: Why is cooking gas burning a hole in the common man's pocket?

The price of LPG cylinders was hiked again by the central government by Rs 50. Why have prices of LPG seen a steady rise in the last few years?

Published on 7th May 2022

Cooked mid-day meals to resume in Maharashtra in March even as schools have reopened

Mid-day meals have been missing from schools in Maharashtra, which have resumed offline operations since last month.

Published on 23rd February 2022

Uttarakhand: Sacked Dalit cook reappointed, 31 booked for discrimination under SC/ST Act

Demanding justice for her, the Uttarakhand SC/ST Commission had earlier threatened to approach the court if she is not reinstated immediately. She finally got her job back on December 31

Published on 31st December 2021

Uttarakhand SC,ST Commission to go to court if Dalit cook sacked after student boycott is not reinstated

What is moreover worrisome is that after removing Devi from the job, the district education officers appointed Pushpa Bhatt, a Brahmin cook

Published on 30th December 2021

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