Jharkhand  /  Published 01.10.20

Bokaro declared smoke-free

Bokaro was on Thursday declared the second smoke-free district in Jharkhand after Ranchi.  Bokaro achieved the smoke-free tag following a survey by the government in compliance with various sect...
By Our Correspondent in Bokaro

Business  /  Published 15.09.20

Cigarette status quo

The government has no plans to increase central excise duty on cigarettes, bidis and smokeless tobacco, Parliament was informed on Monday. “The GST rates on goods, including compensation cess r...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 12.09.20

Odd change: Kangana Ranaut office demolition

Sir — Matters have come to a head with the Bandra office of the Bollywood actress, Kangana Ranaut, being demolished by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. Ranaut had already ruffled feathers...
By The Telegraph in

Business  /  Published 30.08.20

GST: consumers to pay for govt's mess

The Centre came up with a long-winded justification of why it would not borrow from the RBI and then pass on the proceeds to the states. “The question arises of who should borrow,” the no...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 25.07.20

Lockdown hurts ITC earnings

Pandemic-induced lockdown roiled the revenue from the cigarette, hotel and paper and paperboard businesses during the first quarter of the fiscal for ITC Ltd that posted a 14.29 per cent dip in total ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

India  /  Published 20.11.19

E-cigarette ban notice to states

The Union home ministry has written to the states and Union Territories asking them to ensure enforcement of the prohibition on e-cigarettes.The ordinance empowers police officers of the rank of sub-i...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 03.12.19

Research on disgust could help smokers quit

Taryn Grieder has a personal interest in understanding why people continue to smoke despite the initial revulsion and countless health risks.“In my family we have six people and five of us – every...
By Jovana Drinjakovic in Toronto

India  /  Published 01.12.19

NGOs target cigarettes

Two NGOs plan to petition the Supreme Court seeking a ban on cigarettes and other carcinogenic tobacco products on the ground that they are more harmful than electronic cigarettes, which the governme...
By PTI in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 18.01.19

Puff shops thrive outside Jharkhand schools

By Animesh Bisoee in Ranchi/Jamshedpur

West Bengal  /  Published 18.01.19

Killer stick sold outside Calcutta schools

Cigarettes are openly sold through kiosks in the vicinity of most schools in Calcutta, some of them right outside the gate, despite a ban on the sale of tobacco products within a radius of 100m of any...
By Rith Basu in Calcutta


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