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Three restaurants along Lahore-Islamabad Motorway sealed for selling low-quality meat, using old oil

The Punjab Food Authority also imposed a fine on a fourth restaurant

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March 24, 2019


US created 200,000 new jobs in January

Washington: US job creation accelerated in January, as labor markets continued to absorb workers at a robust pace, unemployment clung to a record low and wages moved higher, the government reported Friday. The world’s largest economy added 200,000 net new positions in the month, more than expected, driven by gains in construction, retail, restaurants and…

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February 2, 2018


Facebook launches U.S. food order and delivery service

Facebook Inc on Friday launched a service through which its U.S. users can order food for take-away or delivery directly through its app or website. Facebook said it has partnered with restaurants including Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc, Jack in the Box Inc, Five Guys and Papa John’s International Inc. The company said in a blog…

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October 14, 2017


Govt mulls proposal to promote Pakistani food abroad

ISLAMABAD: The government is mulling to introduce a variety of Pakistani foods abroad by setting up restaurants and branded outlets, Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms, Ahsan Iqbal Monday said. He said it was government’s top priority to help opening new Pakistani restaurants with quality foods in foreign countries. The minister was speaking at a…

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February 20, 2017


Tips at hotels and restaurants not mandatory: Indian govt

NEW DELHI: The government on Monday said that restaurants billing ‘service charges’ in addition to taxes is optional and the consumer has discretion to pay ‘service charge’ or not. According to Times of India, the Department of Consumer Affairs in a notification asked the states to “advise the Hotels and Restaurants to disseminate information through…

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January 3, 2017


Row erupts as Italian restaurant voted best in world

NEW YORK: The first Italian restaurant to be named the best in the world celebrated its win Tuesday as controversy erupted over the selection, with several big name chefs not making the list. The Osteria Francescana in Modena in the north of the country — which was praised for its use of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese…

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June 15, 2016


Chipotle closes 43 US restaurants after E.coli outbreak

NEW YORK: Chipotle Mexican Grill shut 43 restaurants in Oregon and Washington states following an outbreak of E.coli linked to at least 22 cases, a Chipotle spokesman said Monday. The burrito chain said the outbreak had been traced to six restaurants, but that it had taken action on other Chipotle outlets in the two western…

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November 3, 2015


Bolivia wants to ban salt from restaurants

LA PAZ: Bolivia has a novel idea to cut down the salt intake of its people: banish it from restaurant tables. About a third of Bolivia’s population suffers from hypertension, or high blood pressure, and the government blames salt for it. “We must remove table salt,” announced Guillermo Mendoza, vice minister of consumer rights, upon…

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September 24, 2015


Dauntless lady sorts out Lahore cafes

After Ayesha Mumtaz of Punjab Food Authority took up the reins with raids after raids, the restaurants have to reform themselves with better than ever service and food. Ziaur Rehman reports from Lahore.

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September 18, 2015


Oonchi Dukan Zahreela Pakwaan…

An ongoing drive against unhygienic food selling outlets has exposed more big names… Watch this report.

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September 14, 2015


Islamabad people no longer visit cafes

Following crackdown on Islamabad restaurants over unhygienic food and wretched sanitation condition, most people have stopped resorting to these eateries. Farah Rabbani reports.

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September 12, 2015


Jhang restaurants bristles with fish-lovers

Citizens throng the restaurants in Jhang to savor fish amidst chilly conditions of winter.

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December 15, 2014


Half star hotels of Pakistan

The more facilities in a hotel, the more stars for it. Accordingly, the cheap restaurants merit at least half star. Watch Abid Ali’s report on standard of food and hygiene at these hotels.

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November 10, 2014


Man held as Taiwan says 900 restaurants used gutter oil

TAIPEI: Taiwanese authorities have detained the main suspect in a food safety scare over recycled cooking oil which officials said Sunday had been supplied to more than 900 restaurants and bakeries. Kuo Lieh-chen, the owner of an illegal factory in southern Pingtung county at the centre of the scandal, was taken into custody Saturday. “As he is…

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September 7, 2014


Vietnam's taste for cat leaves pets in peril

HANOI – The enduring popularity of “little tiger” as a snack to accompany a beer in Vietnam means that cat owners live in constant fear of animal snatchers, despite an official ban. At an unassuming restaurant next to a carwash in central Hanoi, a cat is prepared for hungry clients: drowned, shaved and burned to…

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July 28, 2014


Five Indian restaurants among Asia's 101 best: survey

TOKYO: A Taiwanese eatery famed for its dumplings was crowned Asia's best restaurant, while restaurants in Beijing claimed the lion's share of spots in the top ten of a new survey of the food-obsessed region's best dining.Five Indian restaurants made it to the list of 101 best Asian restaurants.Din Tai Fung in the Taiwanese capital…

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May 16, 2013


Karachi restaurants banned to open after 11PM

Staff ReportKARACHI: Following a ban on pillion riding in the metropolis, the city management has gone one step ahead by announcing to close down all restaurants at 11 PM to stem the tide of violence on the surge in the city, SAMAA reports Thursday.Cornered to wall and made helpless by the target killers, the city…

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April 19, 2012


Nepal's vulture “restaurants” for endangered birds

PITHAULI: In the village of Pithauli, surrounded by ripening mustard fields, a woman hauls a cow carcass on a trolley, drops it in an open field, then runs and hides in a nearby hut as dozens of vultures swoop down.In under half an hour, the carcass has been reduced to picked bones by the dun-coloured…

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February 8, 2012


Night restaurants

People of Islamabad enjoy themselves having food at night restaurants. Abid Ali reports.

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December 9, 2011


Tasty foods and restaurants – SAMAA VIDEO

Salman Ahmad takes us into few popular restaurants of Karachi where people are busy to eat their favorite tasty foods. He shares their restaurant eating experiences with us. (December 6, 2010)

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December 6, 2010


Rush to restaurants for dinner – SAMAA VIDEO

Almas Ahmed Khan from Lahore reports that people rush to food places for dinners due to power crisis. (May 03, 2010)

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May 3, 2010