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  • 2006 Fokker crash SHO told to submit report about registration of case

    MULTAN: An additional district and sessions judge on Wednesday directed the Cantonment SHO to submit a report on a petition seeking registration of a case against former officials of PIA and CAA for their alleged negligence in the Fokker crash incident in 2006...

    The court directed the SHO concerned to submit a report on the issue before his court on June 23...

  • US, India lock horns over Ford Foundation, Greenpeace

    The comments also came against the backdrop of the regulatory action taken against several NGOs, including the Ford Foundation and Greenpeace India...

    This is the fourth time the US government is taking up the issue of strictures against NGOs in the past couple of weeks, ever since the ministry froze accounts of environmental NGO Greenpeace and directed Ford Foundation to submit all its funding for clearance...

  • India restricts US charity Ford Foundation's funding

    NEW DELHI: India has cracked down on the Ford Foundation, saying the US charity can no longer give money to local organisations without government permission, the latest move against a foreign NGO, an official said Friday...

    A government intelligence report last year reportedly claimed that local activists were working with foreign powers to undermine India's economic growth...

  • Ford to tie up with India's Mahindra, eyes access to huge market

    Ford Motor and India's Mahindra Group have announced they will work together in a fresh partnership as the US giant looks to boost its presence in one of the world's fastest growing auto markets...

    “Ford is committed to India,” said Jim Farley, Ford executive vice president and president of Global Markets in a statement...

  • Ford hypnotises Venice with ‘Nocturnal Animals’

    VENICE: Ex-fashion designer Tom Ford enthralled the Venice film festival on Friday with a gripping tale of betrayal and revenge, unveiling two films in one with his hotly-anticipated “Nocturnal Animals”...

    The romantic thriller, Ford’s second feature film after “A Single Man” (2009), spooked and stirred in equal part, with arresting performances from US stars Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal as lovers gone awry...

  • Arthur, Ford, two Pakistanis on 15-man PSL coaches list

    LAHORE: Some prominent names are included in a list of 15 coaches, including two Pakistanis, who have signed up for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) roster, enabling them to become part of the coach selection process set to be held immediately after the franchises come on board, said a PCB press release on Saturday...

    The two Pakistan coaches on the list are Mohammad Akram, who recently resigned as bowling coach at the National Cricket...

  • India bans Nestle’s Maggi noodles for excessive lead

    NEW DELHI: India’s food safety regulator on Friday banned Nestle from making and selling its hugely popular Maggi instant noodles, calling them “unsafe” and “hazardous” after tests found they contained excessive lead...

    The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) said it was ordering Nestle to halt manufacturing after tests by some states found lead levels above statutory limits...

  • India noodle crisis: labelling dispute lands Nestle in hot water

    BARABANKI: The packets of Nestle’s Maggi 2-Minute Noodles that triggered India’s worst food scare in a decade almost got lost in the post...

    From there, what began as a minor labelling dispute that according to a local magistrate could have been settled with a $400 fine, spiralled into Nestle’s worst public relations crisis to date in India...

  • Nestle, Unilever think small in Big Food’s sales quest

    LONDON: Nestle and Unilever both snapped up small, artisanal brands on Thursday, part of a drive by big food firms to boost slowing sales with products seen as ethical or healthy...

    Nestle, the world’s largest processed food company which has recently become a target of activist shareholder Third Point, said on Thursday it has agreed to buy Sweet Earth, a US maker of frozen meals, burritos and burgers that use meat substitutes...

  • Nestle challenges noodles ban in Indian court

    MUMBAI/ZURICH: Nestle said Thursday it is challenging a ban imposed by India on its hugely popular Maggi instant noodles brand after tests showed they contained excessive levels of lead...

    Nestle said it had approached the high court in the city of Mumbai seeking a judicial review of a June 5 order from the government's food safety regulator banning the product...

  • FDA testing Nestle’s Maggi noodles after India recall

    ZURICH: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is testing samples of a Nestle instant noodle brand that was recalled from stores across India last week, a spokeswoman for the Swiss food group said on Thursday...

    Nestle, the world’s largest food company, is seeking to defend its reputation in India after it pulled Maggi instant noodles from stores following reports by regulators that some packets contained excess lead...

  • Nestle withdraws Maggi noodles in India after food scare

    MUMBAI: Food group Nestle has withdrawn Maggi noodles from sale in India due to “an environment of confusion for consumers”, following a food scare sparked by reports of excess lead in some packets of the popular instant snack...

    Nestle reiterated the noodles were safe, but after coming under fire in local media for reacting too little and too late, the group said it would recall the product regardless...

  • Delhi seeks damages from Nestle

    NEW DELHI: An Indian official says the government is seeking damages from Nestle India, accusing it of unfair trade practices and false labeling after several states found its popular brand of instant noodles contained unsafe levels of lead...

    In May, Nestle India took its Maggie brand of instant noodles off the shelves after several states banned it for allegedly unsafe levels of lead...

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