- Big B had withdrawn from the advertising campaign of the pan masala brand weeks after the national anti-tobacco organisation had reportedly requested him to refrain from endorsing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.
Published on Nov 24, 2021 03:50 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Sharangee Dutta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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.
Published on Oct 26, 2021 05:52 PM IST
hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
The city government’s Food Safety Department has been issuing notification on the ban of gutkha and pan masala for the last four years.
Published on Jul 16, 2020 10:18 PM IST
New Delhi |Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
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.
Updated on Apr 24, 2020 03:11 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Saubhadra Chatterji
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.
Published on Oct 02, 2019 05:31 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur |HT Correspondent
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.
Updated on Sep 07, 2019 05:10 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | Vijay Swaroop
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.
Updated on Sep 06, 2019 11:40 PM IST
New Delhi |Gireeh Chandra Prasad
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.
Published on Aug 31, 2019 01:17 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | Ruchir Kumar
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
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | Rajeev Mullick, Lucknow
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.
Published on Dec 22, 2018 03:34 PM IST
New Delhi | HT Correspondent
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.
Published on Dec 16, 2018 11:20 AM IST
Press Trust of India |Press Trust of India
Bihar government has written to the Union Health Ministry for intervention to facilitate introducing a ban on khaini.
Updated on Jun 10, 2018 12:43 PM IST
Press Trust of India, Patna |Press Trust of India