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Gutka ban welcome, needs to be effective, say Delhiites


September 11th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) The Delhi government's decision to ban gutka, a form of chewing tobacco, and related products has been widely welcomed though there is scepticism over how ... Read more...

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Gutka, related products to be banned in Delhi


September 10th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi Sep 10 (IANS) Buying gutka (chewing tobacco) in the capital may soon become a thing of the past as the Delhi government has decided to enforce a complete ... Read more...

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Tobacco products blamed for oral diseases in Pakistan


September 10th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) Use of chewing of tobacco products and betel nuts are the main reasons behind the alarming rise in oral diseases in Pakistan, experts have said.An event ... Read more...

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Rajasthan warns teachers on smoking, tobacco consumption


September 6th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 6 (IANS) Teachers in Rajasthan government schools have been warned that they will face suspension if they are found smoking or chewing tobacco products in the classroom, officials ... Read more...

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Court asks Delhi to decide on tobacco ban plea


August 22nd, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked the Delhi government to decide within two weeks upon a petition seeking a ban on tobacco products in the ... Read more...

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ITC quarterly net profit rises 20 percent


July 26th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Conglomerate ITC Thursday posted a 20 percent rise in net profit at Rs.1,602 crore for the quarter ended June 30, driven primarily by branded packaged ... Read more...

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Jharkhand bans sale, manufacturing of gutka


July 24th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 24 (IANS) The Jharkhand government Tuesday banned manufacture, storage, distribution and sale of 'gutka' (tobacco-laced areca nut pieces) in the state, said an official.The Jharkhand cabinet meeting chaired ... Read more...

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UP considers banning gutka, paan masala


May 24th, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 24 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government is seriously contemplating banning gutka and paan masala. The state's legal department has been asked to work on the proposal.On Wednesday, Uttar ... Read more...

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UP moves to make varsities tobacco-free


April 25th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 25 (IANS) Weeks after banning junk food in all schools in the state, the Uttar Pradesh government Wednesday stepped up its 'mission' to make all degree colleges and ... Read more...

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Rich taxed, common man spared in Karnataka budget


March 21st, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 21 (IANS) Smoking, chewing tobacco and drinking will be more expensive while ready-to-eat chapatis and paranthas will be cheaper in Karnataka from April.Presenting a revenue surplus budget ... Read more...

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Experts say excise duty hike was expected


March 16th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday proposed a two percentage point hike in peak excise duty from 10 percent to 12 percent. Market analysts said ... Read more...

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Australia froths at Indian mouthwash advertisement


February 7th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 7 (IANS) The Australian cricket body has ordered the removal of a boundary-rope advertisement of an Indian mouthwash in Hindi after health authorities launched a probe over its ... Read more...

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Apex court upset at former judges giving opinion on matters


January 29th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) The Supreme Court has taken strong exception to the tendency among litigants to attach opinions by former apex court judges to their PILs in a ... Read more...

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Apex court angry over ex-judges’ opinions filed by litigants


January 28th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court has taken strong exception to the tendency among litigants to present opinions from former judges of the top court in a bid ... Read more...

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Pan masala makers want curbs to go


October 20th, 2011 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Pan masala makers approached the Delhi High Court Thursday seeking an end to central government regulations restricting them from producing and selling their products that ... Read more...

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Chewing tobacco joins ‘banned foods’ as oral cancer cases rise


September 2nd, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Chewing tobacco, like gutka and paan masala, has been included among banned "food products" in the government's new food safety guidelines. The move has been ... Read more...

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Is tobacco plastic sachet ban being implemented, SC asks


August 25th, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) More than five months after the ban on the use of plastic pouches to pack chewing tobacco and pan masala came into effect, the Supreme ... Read more...

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Tobacco sold in plastic packs?


August 25th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday asked the government to report how its order banning the use of plastic pouches to pack chewing tobacco was being implemented.A ... Read more...

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Hazare’s fast is feast for homeless


August 23rd, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) They're homeless and consider themselves lucky if they get one square meal a day. Now, thanks to Anna Hazare's fast against corruption, they have found ... Read more...

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Smuggled Indian pan masala poses cancer threat to Africa


July 28th, 2011 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) African teenagers, especially school kids, are addicted to Indian 'gutka' and pan masala smuggled into their countries, an Indian health ministry official said here Thursday, ... Read more...

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11 chief ministers pledge support against tobacco


July 19th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Chief ministers of 11 states, on persuasion of patients of oral cancer, have pledged their support to ban against tobacco products, a statement said Tuesday.According ... Read more...

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Delhi civic body tightens anti-tobacco measures


July 15th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) In a crackdown on tobacco use and sale, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) Friday asked its own schools, offices, and health centres to tighten ... Read more...

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Inadequate, say health activists of new anti-tobacco warnings


June 1st, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) They say a picture is worth a thousands words. But if the opinion of health activists - and many youngsters - is anything to go ... Read more...

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Apex court questions tobacco firms on plastic material


May 30th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice on a petition seeking to restrain seven makers of chewing tobacco from using a type of plastic material to ... Read more...

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Doctors launch campaign for a tobacco-free Bangalore (May 31 is World No Tobacco Day)


May 30th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 30 (IANS) With music concerts and counselling, a group of doctors here is launching a 'Tobacco Free Bangalore' campaign Tuesday to drive home the message of avoiding tobacco ... Read more...

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Harsher pictorial warnings on tobacco packs from Dec 1 (Lead)


May 28th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) After a delay of nearly a year, the health ministry has approved harsher pictorial warnings for cigarettes and chewing tobacco products to be implemented from ... Read more...

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Harsher pictorial warnings on tobacco packs from Dec 1


May 28th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) After a delay of nearly a year, harsher pictorial warnings for cigarettes and chewing tobacco products have been approved by the health ministry to be ... Read more...

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Practising Gandhigiri to help kick the butt


May 28th, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, May 28 (IANS) If you are found chewing tobacco or smoking in Madhya Pradesh on May 31, you may be handed a red rose -- a gentle caution by ... Read more...

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Harsher cancer warning on tobacco products in the offing


May 25th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) With a clinical study pointing out to prevalence of cancer more among chewing tobacco users than cigarettes smokers, the government has decided to notify harsher ... Read more...

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Contempt notice issued to company on plastic sachet use (Lead)


May 11th, 2011 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday issued a contempt notice to Dharampal Satyapal Group - makers of chewing tobacco Rajnigandha and Tulsi - for marketing their product ... Read more...

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Contempt notice to Rajnigandha maker for using plastic pouches


May 11th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday issued a contempt notice to the Dharampal Satyapal Group of Companies -- manufacturers of chewing tobaco Rajnigandha and Tulsi -- for ... Read more...

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Supreme Court refuses to lift ban on tobacco sachets (Lead)


April 14th, 2011 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday declined to lift a ban on the sale of tobacco products in plastic sachets and asked the central government to file ... Read more...

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Supreme Court refuses to lift ban on tobacco sachets


April 14th, 2011 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday declined to lift a ban on the sale of tobacco products in plastic sachets and asked the central government to file ... Read more...

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After cigarettes, government to crack down on chewing tobacco use (Second Lead)


April 4th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) It comes in small pouches, is easy to slip into the pocket and cheap - and also a killer. Chewing tobacco, or gutkha, is a ... Read more...

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After cigarettes, health ministry targets other tobacco (Lead)


April 4th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) After coming down on smoking, the health ministry is planning measures to curb the use of chewing tobacco - the most widespread form of tobacco ... Read more...

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