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73% Indians read ingredient lists, find healthier alternative to snacks: Report

NEW DELHI, JULY 7: As many as 73% Indians prefer to read ingredient lists and nutritional value before purchasing any snack, reveals a new survey, highlighting the majority of Indians' growing inclination towards healthy snacking. Based on a survey of over 6,000 people across India, the Healthy Snacking Report 2024, released on Sunday, aims to examine the ever evolving consumption trends in India. "73% of those surveyed prefer to read labels for ingredient lists and nutritional value before making a purchase. Of this, 93% expressed a desire to transition to...
India

Nepal extradites one of the prime accused in murder of Bangladesh MP: Report

Kathmandu, June 7: Nepal has extradited to India a Bangladeshi citizen, one of the main accused in the brutal murder of Bangladeshi MP Anwarul Azim Anar in Kolkata last month, a media report said here on Friday. “Mohammad Siyam Hussain was handed over to Indian authorities by Nepal’s Interpol branch on Monday morning after Nepal Police contacted him,” MyRepublica.com news portal reported, quoting police sources. Hussain, who fled to Nepal after the murder, was arrested from the border area of Nepal last Thursday, the report said. The 56-year-old Awami League...
India

Number of unicorns in India declines for first time in 4 years; Byju’s valuation loss steepest globally: Report

MUMBAI, APRIL 10: The number of unicorns ~ companies worth over USD 1 billion ~ in the country has declined for the first time in 4 years to 67, a report said on Tuesday. The country, however, maintained the tag of being the 3rd biggest hub for unicorns across the world, according to the Hurun Global Unicorn Index 2024. Grappling with a slew of issues, edtech company Byju's, which was valued at over USD 22 billion a year back, dropped off from the list, meaning it is worth less than...
World

Muslim community members in US decline White House Iftar dinner invite: Report

WASHINGTON, APRIL 4: Members of the Muslim community in the US have declined the White House's iftar dinner invitation this week, protesting the Biden administration's continued support for Israel amid humanitarian concerns in Palestine, according to multiple media reports. "Many of the invitees, distressed over President (Joe) Biden's support for Israel's war in Gaza, said they would not attend an iftar meal with the President on Tuesday evening while so many Palestinians were under siege", The New York Times newspaper reported on Wednesday. The White House held a pared-down meal...
India

75% districts exposed to extreme floods, only 25% of them have early warning systems: Report

New Delhi, July 13: An estimated 72% of districts in India are exposed to extreme flood events but only 25% of them have level flood forecasting stations, or early warning systems, a new report said on Thursday. Despite high exposure to floods, Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, and Sikkim are the best performing states in terms of flood early warning systems (EWS), according to the report by independent policy research think tank The Council on Energy Environment and Water. The report showed that Himachal Pradesh, currently battling massive floods, is...
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