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Gutkha 'payout' row rocks Tamil Nadu Assembly, Opposition walks out

DMK members, waving newspaper clippings, raised slogans demanding a debate, but Speaker P Dhanapal ruled that matters based on media reports cannot be discussed.

Jun 28, 2017, 14:16 PM IST

CM Yogi Adityanath to Uttar Pradesh govt officials: Don't chew pan, gutka while on duty

After tightening the noose on illegal slaughterhouses, Chief Minister Yogi Adityantah on Wednesday ordered banning of pan masala, gutka in all government offices in Uttar Pradesh.

Mar 22, 2017, 15:04 PM IST

Budget 2016: Here's why Sunny Leone's 'smoking hot message' video has gone viral - Watch

Watch the sizzling hot video featuring Sunny Leone and quit smoking! 

Feb 29, 2016, 18:23 PM IST

Chewing paan, tobacco banned at Varanasi's Kashi Vishwanath temple

"Devotees chewing 'paan' (beetle leaf) and 'gutkha' will be denied entry into the Kashi Vishwanath temple here, an official said on Monday.

Jan 18, 2016, 20:09 PM IST

Delhi govt fines institutes for violating tobacco control act

The Delhi government today issued challans to several educational institutions for allegedly not following rules under the Tobacco Control Act, and collected a fine amount of Rs 82,000 from south-west district alone.

Aug 31, 2015, 19:44 PM IST

As manufacturers flock court, govt waits to enforce chewable tobacco ban

 Even as Delhi government revised its orders proscribing the sale of chewable tobacco products, the high court's decision on a plea filed by another company has come as a blow to the officials who are now worried how they should go about implementing the ban.

Apr 19, 2015, 17:43 PM IST

WHO lauds India for anti-smoking mechanisms

The World Health Organisation today lauded India's tobacco control mechanisms, calling the country a "champion" for curbing "tobacco marketing in films".

Feb 27, 2015, 01:27 AM IST

Maharashtra for steps to curb tobacco consumption after RR Patil's death

 Shocked by death of former Home Minister R R Patil due to oral cancer linked to chewing of tobacco, Maharashtra Health Minister Dr Deepak Sawant today said the government will take steps to curb its consumption.

Feb 18, 2015, 22:39 PM IST

5% export duty on iron ore pellets; excise hiked on gutkha

"Considering the domestic requirement of iron ore pellets, the Government has decided to impose an export duty of 5 per cent on iron ore pellets," the Finance Ministry said.

Jan 28, 2014, 03:10 AM IST

Gutkha, paanmasala banned in Puducherry

Gutkha and pan masala have been banned in the Union Territory with immediate effect.

Jun 26, 2013, 18:23 PM IST

Tamil Nadu bans manufacture, sale of gutkha and pa

Tamil Nadu government has issued an order banning manufacture and sale of gutkha, pan masala and all other products containing nicotine and tobacco.

May 30, 2013, 16:57 PM IST

Police seize 2,000 kg of banned gutkha, two arrested

Delhi Police on Saturday claimed to have recovered 2,000 kg of gutka, which is banned in the capital, and arrested two persons, including a senior citizen.

May 05, 2013, 00:53 AM IST

Only in India - Gutkha sputum corrodes Howrah Bridge!

The base of the pillars of the landmark Howrah bridge, used by 1.2 lakh vehicles and 5 lakh pedestrians daily, have been encased in fibreglass casings after severe damage was caused to them by gutkha-laced sputum.

May 02, 2013, 11:50 AM IST

Students to promote self ban on tobacco use

Students of Gauhati University and premier Cotton College here have collaborated to promote self ban on use of tobacco products and stop their sale within and near educational institutions.

Feb 28, 2013, 17:19 PM IST

HC asks Assam govt to file affidavit on gutkha ban

Guwahati HC has issued a notice to commissioner and secretary of health asking him to file an affidavit on the actions taken to ban gutkha in Assam.

Feb 03, 2013, 20:37 PM IST

AP govt decides to ban gutkha

The Andhra Pradesh government on Wednesday decided to impose ban on sale of gutkha, pan masala and other such tobacco products in the state.

Jan 09, 2013, 22:27 PM IST

Odisha govt bans gutkha, panmasala

The Odisha government in a notification on Friday clamped a ban on the manufacture, sale and use of gutkha and panmasala containing tobacco or nicotine.

Jan 04, 2013, 20:41 PM IST

Odisha bans use of `gutkha`, chewing tobacco

Odisha government on Tuesday announced a state-wide ban on the manufacture, sale and use of guthka and chewing tobacco containing nicotine.

Jan 01, 2013, 17:46 PM IST

Mizoram bans gutkha products

Mizoram government has imposed a blanket ban on sale of gutka, paan masala and zarda paan in the state.

Oct 18, 2012, 18:25 PM IST

Sale of gutkha banned in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand government has banned the sale of gutkha, pan masala and other similar products with nicotine content for a year.

Oct 17, 2012, 14:53 PM IST