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Social networks abuzz after hike in tobacco duty

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 22:17

Thursday took to the social media to either applaud the finance minister`s move to hike excise duty on cigarettes and tobacco products or to vent their ire against the proposal.

US blacklists UAE company for helping Syrian regime

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 21:46

The US Treasury placed a United Arab Emirates company on its sanctions blacklist today for selling speciality oil products to the Syrian government.

Hookah next big threat for US youth: Study

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 17:30

While cigarette use is on the decline among US youth, an alarming number of high school students are turning to hookahs, cigars and smokeless tobacco products, researchers warned.

Five mistakes you must avoid while using sunscreen!

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 11:38

Many people remain confused and make mistakes when it comes to the use of skincare products, particulary sunscreen. While people belonging to the ethnic dark-skinned groups think that they do not need sunscreen, fair-skinned people too commit blunders, which in turn can increase the risk of melanomas.

Tax tobacco heavily to check addiction: Experts

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 08:54

Taking a cue from Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, oral health experts here urged Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to levy high taxes on tobacco products to curb the youth from getting addicted to smoking or chewing tobacco.

Impose at least 50% VAT on tobacco products: Harsh Vardhan to states

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 01:00

In his bid to discourage smoking among youths, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has urged states and Union Territories to impose VAT of at least 50 per cent on all tobacco products to "make them less affordable".

High tax on tobacco will safeguard citizens: Health groups

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 21:26

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan`s proposal to the finance ministry on increasing taxes on tobacco products in the upcoming budget was Wednesday welcomed by various health groups, who said the increase in taxes will help in safeguarding the health of the people.

Delayed monsoon hits dairies, souring inflation outlook

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 10:10

Soaring prices of basic goods such as milk and potatoes lifted retail food inflation in May to 9.40 percent.

Import ban on milk items from China extended by one year

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 14:12

The government has again extended the ban on imports of milk and its products from China for one more year till June 2015.

Nivea to set up first plant in India at Sanand

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 18:10

Nivea's product range in India includes bathcare, body care, deodrants, face care, men's care and lip care.

Revlon to enter professional products space in India next year

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 10:32

Modi-Revlon plans to open 100 standalone Revlon stores in the next three years.

MP government to ban sale of tobacco near college campuses

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 00:31

Aiming to make college campuses tobacco free, the Madhya Pradesh government has decided to ban the sale of tobacco products within a 100-metre radius of these institutions, an official release said.