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Afghanistan vulnerable to hunger, illness after Taliban takeover: WHO

The UN refugee agency, the UNHCR, has also called for "continuous support" to ensure necessary humanitarian assistance in the country and expressed its concern regarding the "prevailing humanitarian needs within Afghanistan".
Migrants, mainly from Afghanistan, are seen after they were detained by Turkish security forces during an operation in the border city of Van, Turkey late August 21, 2021. (Murad Sezer / REUTERS)
Migrants, mainly from Afghanistan, are seen after they were detained by Turkish security forces during an operation in the border city of Van, Turkey late August 21, 2021. (Murad Sezer / REUTERS)
Published on Aug 22, 2021 07:02 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

Your hunger affects your monetary decisions, says new study

A new study revealed that the hormone responsible for making a person feel hungry makes one prefer smaller immediate monetary rewards over larger delayed financial rewards.
Study reveals 'hunger hormone' ghrelin affects monetary decision making(Pexels)
Study reveals 'hunger hormone' ghrelin affects monetary decision making(Pexels)
Published on Mar 22, 2021 07:49 AM IST
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UN report shows close to 931 million tonnes of food were wasted globally in 2019

The household food waste estimate in the US is 59 kg per capita per year, or 19,359,951 tonnes a year, while for China these estimates are 64 kg per capita per year or 91,646,213 tonnes a year.
Volunteers of the programme
Volunteers of the programme "A Blessing to Share" unloading uneaten food from a cart for distribution in a slum area in Jakarta in this file picture from 2018. Food Waste Index Report 2021 said that around 931 million tonnes of food waste was generated in 2019, 61% of which came from households, 26% from food service and 13% from retail.(AFP File)
Published on Mar 05, 2021 10:48 PM IST
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PTI | , United Nations

Beating hunger, COVID, destitute medical aspirants of Odisha on way to become doctors

Braving all odds, a select group of medical aspirants of Odisha coming from humble background have got entry in medical colleges after clearing tough NEET examination in 2020.
Representational image.(Imagesbazaar)
Representational image.(Imagesbazaar)
Updated on Jan 03, 2021 05:05 PM IST
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Bhubaneswar | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari

Covid-19 could kill more through hunger, 122 million more may be pushed to starvation: Oxfam

India may emerge as one of the epicentres of hunger owing to the social and economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic, charity group Oxfam says in a new report.
A community kitchen run by Parmarth Samaj Sewi Sansthan distributes food and water to migrant workers on Jhansi border.(Photo courtesy: Sanjay Singh)
A community kitchen run by Parmarth Samaj Sewi Sansthan distributes food and water to migrant workers on Jhansi border.(Photo courtesy: Sanjay Singh)
Updated on Jul 09, 2020 06:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | ByPrasun Sonwalkar | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

A zoologist who saved birds from dying of hunger

The college principal Manju Pathak explained that prior to the lockdown, birds used to feed on leftovers of the college canteen, and grains left daily by commuters on roads that run along the periphery of the college located opposite Ulhasnagar railway station.
Sarita Khanchandani next to a bird feeder set up at Hiranandani College of Pharmacy, in Ulhasnagar, Maharashtra(HT Photo)
Sarita Khanchandani next to a bird feeder set up at Hiranandani College of Pharmacy, in Ulhasnagar, Maharashtra(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 24, 2020 06:53 PM IST
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Lockdown Diaries: Punjab; standing between hunger and India by Amandeep Sandhu

The nation needs to build efficient medical systems and value the farmer who provides food security
A combine harvester in a wheat field in Jalandhar, Punjab, during the lockdown on April 17, 2020.(Pardeep Pandit/Hindustan Times)
A combine harvester in a wheat field in Jalandhar, Punjab, during the lockdown on April 17, 2020.(Pardeep Pandit/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 22, 2020 04:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAmandeep Sandhu

Calls for free ration grow as migrants fight hunger

The Union government has allowed charities and states to buy extra stocks of federally held foodgrains at a reserve but cheaper-than-market price as several migrant workers battle a food crisis.
Public standing in line for Free Ration at Nahar Road,Malad during lockdown due to coronavirus pandemic.(Hindustan Times)
Public standing in line for Free Ration at Nahar Road,Malad during lockdown due to coronavirus pandemic.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 17, 2020 03:51 AM IST
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ByZia Haq, Smriti Kak Ramachandran and Saubhadra Chatterji

Coronavirus curfew: Hunger, jostling for food, chaos in Chandigarh colonies

People struggle to get their hands on food packets, while completing forgetting social distancing, the primary objective of curfew; several return empty handed
Administration staff organising vegetables for door-to-door delivery on a CTU bus at Sector 41 in Chandigarh on Thursday.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Administration staff organising vegetables for door-to-door delivery on a CTU bus at Sector 41 in Chandigarh on Thursday.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Published on Mar 27, 2020 01:13 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By, Chandigarh

1 dies of ‘hunger’ in Jharkhand day after govt rejects starvation deaths report

The deceased was identified as Bhukhal Pasi, a resident of Shankardih tola in Karma village under Kasmar block in Bokaro district. Pashi’s wife Rekh Devi claimed he died due to hunger.
The family of seven, including her 14-year-old son Nitesh who worked in a dhaba, another son and three daughters, did not have food for four days.(Getty file photo)
The family of seven, including her 14-year-old son Nitesh who worked in a dhaba, another son and three daughters, did not have food for four days.(Getty file photo)
Updated on Mar 08, 2020 09:39 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ranchi/Dhanbad | ByHT Correspondent

Akshay Kumar on what keeps him on his toes: ‘Even now, there’s the same hunger, greed for good work and also a bit of insecurity’

After experiencing another fulfilling year, Akshay Kumar says he still follows only his heart; adds he still has the ‘same hunger and greed’ for quality work.
Akshay Kumar’s Good Newwz had a successful weekend at the box office.
Akshay Kumar’s Good Newwz had a successful weekend at the box office.
Updated on Aug 14, 2020 01:58 AM IST
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Opinion | Personnel, hunger make Virat Kohli’s team India’s all-time best

Stats do matter a great deal in cricket but is not the only index to greatness, individual or team. It is by no means a walkover for Kohli and Co. Some other teams also stand out with hugely impressive performances, which became major inflection points in the saga of Indian cricket.
Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli(PTI)
Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli(PTI)
Updated on Nov 21, 2019 10:26 AM IST
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ByAyaz Memon

Homeless, empty stomach, double century: Yashasvi Jaiswal creams world-record with insatiable hunger

Mumbai’s 17-year-old Yashasvi Jaiswal braved hunger, slept in a tent for almost 3 years and on Wednesday smashed the world record for the youngest double centurion in List A cricket with his 203 against Jharkhand in Vijay Hazare Trophy.
17-year-old Yashavi Jaiswal in a Vijay Hazare Trophy match(Twitter)
17-year-old Yashavi Jaiswal in a Vijay Hazare Trophy match(Twitter)
Updated on Jul 12, 2020 02:10 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAritra Mukherjee

‘Indians obese but hunger a concern’: UN report

In percentage terms, prevalence of undernourishment in the total population in India was 22.2% in 2004-06 and 14.5% in 2016-18.
The report said that an estimated 820 million people across the world did not have enough to eat in 2018, up from 811 million in the previous year.(Reuters File Photo)
The report said that an estimated 820 million people across the world did not have enough to eat in 2018, up from 811 million in the previous year.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Jul 17, 2019 08:22 AM IST
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‘Huge hunger’ - Finch tips fired-up Warner to dominate World Cup

Warner has been in red-hot form in the India Premier League after completing a 12-month suspension for cheating, averaging 69.20 in 12 innings, including a century and eight fifties.
File image of Aaron Finch(AFP)
File image of Aaron Finch(AFP)
Published on May 02, 2019 11:18 AM IST
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Sydney | ByAFP

Ration cards elude locality where 3 died of hunger in Delhi

Following the deaths on July 24 last year, the Delhi government promised to provide all families in the building with ration cards so that they could avail the government’s food security schemes.
Only those with an annual income of less than <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1 lakh are entitled for subsidised wheat and rice under the National Food Security (NFS) Act, 2013.(Vatsala Shrangi/ HT PHOTO)
Only those with an annual income of less than 1 lakh are entitled for subsidised wheat and rice under the National Food Security (NFS) Act, 2013.(Vatsala Shrangi/ HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 08, 2019 07:44 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

The EAT-Lancet commission’s diet plan will reduce both hunger and obesity

Compared with currently popular diets, the global adoption of the new recommendations requires the world to halve its consumption of red meat and sugar and increase nuts, fruits, vegetables, and legumes intake at least two-fold
The world’s menu needs a drastic overhaul(Shutterstock Photo)
The world’s menu needs a drastic overhaul(Shutterstock Photo)
Updated on Apr 07, 2019 02:09 PM IST
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Hunger drives 10-year-old boy to consume poison in MP: Rights group

The team of National Commission of Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) had taken cognizance of the matter and its team visited the village on Saturday.
An investigation by the National Commission of Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has revealed that a 10-year- old tribal boy from a village in Ratlam district of Madhya Pradesh consumed insecticide to fulfil his hunger, the boy, who is undergoing treatment at a local hospital, is said to be out of danger now.(Reuters/ Representative Image)
An investigation by the National Commission of Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has revealed that a 10-year- old tribal boy from a village in Ratlam district of Madhya Pradesh consumed insecticide to fulfil his hunger, the boy, who is undergoing treatment at a local hospital, is said to be out of danger now.(Reuters/ Representative Image)
Updated on Jan 09, 2019 07:20 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By

Addressing hunger will result in other gains too

The current set of entitlements also needs to be expanded to enhance access to nutrition and employment. For improving access to medical services, public health infrastructure and services need to be strengthened and, of course, budgetary allocations have to be substantially increased. Unfortunately, Ayushman Bharat does little to address these.
Even though the Supreme Court has upheld that Aadhaar is mandatory for receiving government subsidies, the legislature can always give the poor some respite from Aadhaar(Getty Images)
Even though the Supreme Court has upheld that Aadhaar is mandatory for receiving government subsidies, the legislature can always give the poor some respite from Aadhaar(Getty Images)
Updated on Oct 23, 2018 11:56 AM IST
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BySiraj Dutta

‘Perfect storm heading your way’: UN on growing hunger, climate change threat

The UN aims to achieve a Zero Hunger world by 2030, but faces three obstacles: conflicts, climate change and an economic slowdown.
A child pours out melted ice-cream from a bowl onto a spoon on the outskirts of Jammu. Some 821 million people, or one of every nine people on the planet, suffered from hunger last year, marking the third consecutive annual increase, according to the UN’s latest hunger report.(AP Photo)
A child pours out melted ice-cream from a bowl onto a spoon on the outskirts of Jammu. Some 821 million people, or one of every nine people on the planet, suffered from hunger last year, marking the third consecutive annual increase, according to the UN’s latest hunger report.(AP Photo)
Updated on Oct 16, 2018 05:55 PM IST
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Rome | ByAgence France-Presse

On World Food Day, 2018, pledge to healthy eating, sustainable living and zero hunger

With organic farming and organic food gaining momentum, it’s only right to believe that we’ve begun taking steps in the right direction towards ensuring we live better and leave a better world for posterity.
The global goal for World Food Day is Zero Hunger by 2030(Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash)
The global goal for World Food Day is Zero Hunger by 2030(Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash)
Updated on Oct 16, 2018 03:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | By

Death by hunger is India’s tragic reality

It is pertinent to realise that 34 out of 1,000 children born in the country die in the mother’s womb itself. Nine lakh children below the age of five die much before they can comprehend the meaning of independent India and approximately 19 crore people in the country are compelled to sleep on an empty stomach.
Three innocent girls died last week in Delhi’s Mandawali area. The postmortem revealed that their stomachs did not have even a single trace of food.(Reuters)
Three innocent girls died last week in Delhi’s Mandawali area. The postmortem revealed that their stomachs did not have even a single trace of food.(Reuters)
Updated on Jul 30, 2018 12:48 PM IST
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ByShashi Shekhar

India vs England: Jos Buttler credits Shane Warne, IPL; Stuart Broad hails Virat Kohli’s hunger

JosButtler, who was top-scorer for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2018 , acknowledged the tournament was also an opportunity to brain storm as he looked ahead to the five-Test series against India
Jos Buttler was recalled into England’s Test team following impressive performances in IPL.(AP)
Jos Buttler was recalled into England’s Test team following impressive performances in IPL.(AP)
Updated on Jul 29, 2018 08:38 PM IST
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Three Delhi sisters died of ‘severe malnutrition’, say doctors

While the children’s mother was found to be mentally unstable, their father, a rickshaw puller, has not returned home and efforts are on to find him.
The three children had died of starvation resulting from prolonged malnutrition, according to doctors from Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital where the initial post-mortem was conducted.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The three children had died of starvation resulting from prolonged malnutrition, according to doctors from Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital where the initial post-mortem was conducted.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jul 26, 2018 10:17 AM IST
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New Delhi, Hindustan Times | ByAnvit Srivastava and Anonna Dutta

Here’s why you always reach out for foods loaded with fats and carbs

A new study by Yale University in the US shows that the human brain values foods that are high in both fat and carbohydrates, rather than just fat or carbohydrates.
Fats and carbs tend to hijack the body’s inborn signals governing food consumption.(Shutterstock)
Fats and carbs tend to hijack the body’s inborn signals governing food consumption.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 16, 2018 11:06 AM IST
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Pune varsity students on strike boycott exams; collapse due to hunger, sunstroke

According to students, some of the protesting candidates also collapsed due to hunger and sunstroke. While the SPPU authorities claimed that they met the students, the latter denied the claim.
SPPU, on Friday, began their exams amidst strict security and presence of police officials on the university grounds.(HT FILE PHOTO)
SPPU, on Friday, began their exams amidst strict security and presence of police officials on the university grounds.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 28, 2018 04:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByPrachi Bari, Pune

Pune female archer’s hunger has her shoot from shanty to the stars

17-year-old Natasha Dumane, the daughter of a watchman and a domestic help, has earned a place in the Maharashtra squad for the Senior National Archery Competition.
Natasha dumane in action during the Archery Championship 2018 on Thursday.(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)
Natasha dumane in action during the Archery Championship 2018 on Thursday.(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 06, 2018 04:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByAshish Phadnis, Pune
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