Asia Briefs: India govt sues Nestle for $140m over noodles

India govt sues Nestle for $140m over noodles

NEW DELHI • India's government is seeking damages of nearly US$100 million (S$140 million) from Nestle for "unfair trade practices" after the food safety watchdog banned its hugely popular Maggi noodles brand.

It said yesterday it has filed a suit with the country's top consumer court for 6.4 billion rupees (S$139.4 million) in damages from the Indian arm of the Swiss food giant. India in June banned Nestle from making or selling noodles in the country after tests found lead levels exceeded limits.


MH370 kin reject KL's conclusion on debris

KUALA LUMPUR • An MH370 families organisation said yesterday it would not accept the Malaysian government's declaration that wreckage found on an Indian Ocean island came from the ill-fated flight until more analysis is completed, and called for an impartial investigation.

Voice 370 said Malaysia is the only party to have conclusively stated the Reunion wreckage was from MH370 though the French authorities said there was a "very high probability" of a link.


China expels senior official from party

BEIJING • The Chinese authorities have expelled the former deputy director of tourism from the ruling Communist Party, accusing him of charges ranging from accepting bribes to leaking state secrets, the party's anti-graft watchdog said yesterday.

The charges against Huo Ke, the former deputy director of the China National Tourism Administration, mean he is likely to face trial.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 13, 2015, with the headline 'Asia Briefs: India govt sues Nestle for $140m over noodles'. Print Edition | Subscribe