PAN MASALA

  • Police plan to turn Kerala capital 'tobacco-free' September 23, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala capital may turn into a tobacco-free city soon with city police taking several initiatives, including strict implementation of anti-tobacco laws. Close on the heels of the state government increasing the tax on cigarette, the city police has joined hands with "janamaithri" personnel, the community police wing of the...
  • Jaitley's 'healthy measures' in Budget 2014: Cigarettes, gutka, aerated drinks get costlier July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: In what he called 'healthy measures', Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday increased excise duties on tobacco, gutka and aerated drinks. Making cigarettes expensive, Jaitley raised the excise duties on cigarettes and other tobacco products from 11 per cent and 72 per cent. Jaitley has also hiked excise duty...
  • 'Pan Parag' under scanner for Rs 20 crore excise duty evasion January 28, 2014

    The manufacturer of 'Pan Parag' masala has come under the scanner of revenue department for allegedly evading excise duty worth over Rs 20 crore. A case has been registered against the Baroda manufacturing unit of Pan Parag India Ltd by excise department officials for the alleged evasion, official sources said...
  • West Bengal bans manufacture, sale of gutka, paan masala May 1, 2013

    Kolkata: Waking up to the threats and consequences of high rate of tobacco consumption in the population, the West Bengal government has imposed a ban on the manufacture, sale of gutka, pan masala or any other product containing tobacco or Nicotine. The ban comes into effect on Wednesday till next...
  • SC questions states on delay in pan masala ban April 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed 23 states and five union territories to file status report on the implementation of the notification issued by them banning the sale of gutka and pan masala containing tobacco or nicotine. The apex court bench of Justice GS Singhvi an Justice Kurien Joseph...
  • Odisha government bans gutka, pan masala January 5, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government in a notification on Friday clamped a ban on the manufacture, sale and use of gutka and pan masala containing tobacco or nicotine. "The manufacture, storage, sale and distribution of gutka and pan masala containing tobacco or nicotine as ingredients by whatsoever name available in the market...
  • Bombay HC upholds ban on gutka, pan masala September 15, 2012

    Mumbai: In a major victory for the Maharashtra government, the Bombay High Court on Saturday upheld its decision to ban tobacco flavoured gutka and pan masala in the state from July 19. A division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice Nitin Jamdar, while hearing petitions by gutka and pan...
  • Kerala HC refuses to lift ban on pan masala August 3, 2012

    Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Thursday declined to stay the ban imposed by the state government on the manufacture, storage and sale of gutka, pan masala and their variants containing tobacco and nicotine. Justice T R Ramachandran Nair passed the order on a batch of petitions filed by the...
  • T'puram: Sale of gutkha booming despite ban August 1, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: There has been little impact on the sale of gutkha and pan masala even after the ban imposed by the State Government and those who need the items get them at their will. Though the police had started the drive against the sales of the intoxicants, the scenario remains...
  • Pan masala sale soars along KeralaK'taka border July 28, 2012

    Kalpetta: The petty shops selling smokeless tobacco products along the KeralaKarnataka border near here are reaping a windfall on account of the ban imposed by the state government on the sale of pan masala and its variants containing tobacco and nicotine. The customers from the state allege that on certain...
  • Maharashtra bans gutka, pan masala July 20, 2012

    Mumbai: The ban on gutka and pan masala across Maharashtra came into effect on Friday. The state government issued a notification banning sale and consumption of gutka and pan masala in the state. It will be valid for a year, after which it will be extended for another 12 months. The...
  • Bihar govt bans gutka, pan masala for 1 year May 31, 2012

    New Delhi: Taking a giant step in its war against tobacco products in the state, Bihar government on Wednesday banned the sale of tobacco and nicotine mixed Gutka and Pan Masala for one year in the state. With this decision taken on the eve of 'World NoTobacco Day', Bihar has become...
  • Kerala bans gutka, pan masala products May 25, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Citing increasing incidence of diseases like oral cancer, the Congressled UDF government in Kerala on Friday announced a ban on the manufacture and sale of gutka and pan masala containing tobacco in the state with immediate effect. Announcing the decision at a press conference in Thiruvananthapuram, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy...
  • Rajnigandha pan masala makers get SC notice May 11, 2011

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued contempt notice to the Managing Director of Dharampal Satyapal group of companies, makers of two popular brands of tobacco, for allegedly defying its order banning use of plastic sachets for sale of their products. A bench of justices GS Singhvi and AK Ganguly...