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Amitabh Bachchan sends legal notice to pan masala brand

  • Big B had withdrawn from the advertising campaign of the pan masala brand weeks after the national anti-tobacco organisation had reportedly requested him to refrain from endorsing pan masala as it could help prevent youngsters from getting addicted to tobacco.
Amitabh Bachchan revealed that he stepped down as the face of a paan masala brand, in a blog post shared on the occasion of 79th birthday in October.
Amitabh Bachchan revealed that he stepped down as the face of a paan masala brand, in a blog post shared on the occasion of 79th birthday in October.
Published on Nov 24, 2021 03:50 PM IST
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West Bengal bans gutkha, pan masala for one year

The Mamata Banerjee government had decided to ban gutkha, betel spice and several other tobacco products in 2019. In 2013, the state government had banned khaini, gutkha and pan masala in West Bengal for one year.
The Mamata Banerjee government has banned gutkha and tobacco products in West Bengal keeping in mind the health of the public.(HT File)
The Mamata Banerjee government has banned gutkha and tobacco products in West Bengal keeping in mind the health of the public.(HT File)
Published on Oct 26, 2021 05:52 PM IST
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Ban on manufacture, storage and distribution of gutkha in Delhi banned for one more year

The city government’s Food Safety Department has been issuing notification on the ban of gutkha and pan masala for the last four years.
Food Safety Commissioner D N Singh issued a notification on the ban of these products on Wednesday. Photo by Raj k Raj / Hindustan times
Food Safety Commissioner D N Singh issued a notification on the ban of these products on Wednesday. Photo by Raj k Raj / Hindustan times
Published on Jul 16, 2020 10:18 PM IST
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Centre, states plan to ban pan masala, spitting at workplaces

The focus on this insidious activity -- around 70 million Indians use chewing tobacco , usually mixed with betel nut and other spices, masticating it for hours and spitting out the excess saliva-laden mixture from time to time -- is clearly driven by health concerns.
Spit can carry the SARS-Cov-2 virus that causes Covid-19.(HT Photo)
Spit can carry the SARS-Cov-2 virus that causes Covid-19.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 24, 2020 03:11 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySaubhadra Chatterji

Rajasthan government bans categories of pan masala, flavoured supari

Rajasthan health minister Raghu Sharma made the announcement of banning pan masala and flavoured supari in the state during one of the several events held in Jaipur to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
The Rajasthan government has banned pan masala and flavoured supari in the state, health minister Raghu Sharma announced on Wednesday.(Raj K Raj/HT File Photo)
The Rajasthan government has banned pan masala and flavoured supari in the state, health minister Raghu Sharma announced on Wednesday.(Raj K Raj/HT File Photo)
Published on Oct 02, 2019 05:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByHT Correspondent

JD (U) MLA puts up ‘Modi’s fame’ billboards while party projects ‘reliable Nitish’

MLA Amarnath Gami’s hoardings and criticism of the government’s “pan masala” ban have made the red-faced JD (U) leadership mull action against him.
Billboards put up by JD (U) MLA Amarnath Gami hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a time when his party is trying to project Nitish Kumar as the NDA leader in Bihar(HT photo)
Billboards put up by JD (U) MLA Amarnath Gami hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a time when his party is trying to project Nitish Kumar as the NDA leader in Bihar(HT photo)
Updated on Sep 07, 2019 05:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByVijay Swaroop

GST rate cut likely for small cars, part makers

The Centre is also considering giving some relief to other sectors, especially in the unorganized segment, but a tight fiscal position may not allow it to go for a liberal rate cut across industries, the officials said.
Cars, bikes and mopeds at present attract a peak GST rate of 28% with additional cess ranging from 1% to 22%, depending on the length, engine size and type of the vehicle.(HT image)
Cars, bikes and mopeds at present attract a peak GST rate of 28% with additional cess ranging from 1% to 22%, depending on the length, engine size and type of the vehicle.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 06, 2019 11:40 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByGireeh Chandra Prasad

Bihar bans 12 brands of pan masala, more may follow

Bihar, which became a dry state on April 5, 2016, had earlier, on May 30, 2012, banned the sale of tobacco and nicotine mixed gutkha and pan masala for one year. The ban has since been extended every year.
The health department was likely to extend the ban on many other leading brands over the next week as it was awaiting laboratory test reports.(Photo: Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
The health department was likely to extend the ban on many other leading brands over the next week as it was awaiting laboratory test reports.(Photo: Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
Published on Aug 31, 2019 01:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByRuchir Kumar

Here comes tobacco free herbal pan masala

The Central Institute for Subtropical Horticulture (CISH) has come up with an alternative to pan masala that causes a number of health problems due to its tobacco content.
Published on May 13, 2019 12:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByRajeev Mullick, Lucknow

Cameras, dishwashers may get cheaper as GST Council meets

The recent statement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has raised hopes of the middle class, a key constituency that no government can afford to alienate, especially when the General Election is months away.
New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at the 31st meeting of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council, in New Delhi, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018.(PTI)
New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at the 31st meeting of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council, in New Delhi, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018.(PTI)
Published on Dec 22, 2018 03:34 PM IST
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Gutka scam: CBI calls Tamil Nadu health minister for questioning again on Sunday

The agency on Saturday questioned Baskar, former minister B V Ramanaa, then additional commissioner, GST, Senthil Valavan, besides three more suspects -- V S Kuranji Selvaan, V Karthikeyan and Baskar’s aide A Saravanan in connection with the case.
The CBI has called Tamil Nadu Health Minister C Vijaya Baskar and others for questioning again on Sunday after they were intensely interrogated Saturday(ANI)
The CBI has called Tamil Nadu Health Minister C Vijaya Baskar and others for questioning again on Sunday after they were intensely interrogated Saturday(ANI)
Published on Dec 16, 2018 11:20 AM IST
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After prohibition, Nitish Kumar govt plans ban on khaini

Bihar government has written to the Union Health Ministry for intervention to facilitate introducing a ban on khaini.
The Nitish Kumar government in Bihar is contemplating a ban on ‘khaini’ (unprocessed tobacco).(HT File Photo)
The Nitish Kumar government in Bihar is contemplating a ban on ‘khaini’ (unprocessed tobacco).(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 10, 2018 12:43 PM IST
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