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  • Cartoon of the day: Centre holds its plan to increase size of pictorial warnings on tobacco products 13 hours 47 minutes ago

    The Health Ministry has put on hold its plan to increase the size of pictorial warnings on tobacco products. The Ministry was planning to increase the size of the warnings from 40 per cent to 85 per cent. ...
  • Health Ministry holds its plan to increase size of pictorial warnings on tobacco products 17 hours 37 minutes ago

    The Health Ministry has put on hold its plan to increase the size of pictorial warnings on tobacco products. The Ministry was planning to increase the size of the warnings from 40 per cent to 85 per cent. A 15-member Parliamentary Committee said it was necessary to consult and take...
  • Is government buckling under tobacco lobby? 18 hours 16 minutes ago

    The Health Ministry has put on hold its plan to increase the size of pictorial warnings on tobacco products. The Ministry was planning to increase the size of the warnings from 40 per cent to 85 per cent. CNN-IBN takes calls from across the country and asks whether the tobacco...
  • All forms of chewable tobacco banned in Delhi from Monday Yesterday

    New Delhi: Delhi government on Monday effected a ban on sale, purchase, storage and manufacturing of all forms of chewable tobacco including 'guktha' and pan masala containing tobacco. Simultaneously, it has also decided to run campaigns on a large scale to educate the masses about the ban and harmful effect...
  • Microsoft expands partnerships with leading device manufacturers to offer services across platforms March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: As part of its cross-device strategy, Microsoft has begun expanding its partnerships with leading device makers in a bid to further its services on more consumer devices. On March 23, Microsoft formally announced that it was expanding its partnership with Samsung and under the refreshed policies, Android smartphones by...
  • Samsung to pre-install Microsoft apps on its Android devices March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft has announced that it has expanded its partnership with Samsung in a bid to provide mobile productivity services to more consumers. The South Korean electronics giant will pre-install Microsoft services and apps on its range of Android devices and deliver secured mobile productivity for businesses through a...
  • India needs comprehensive tax policy for curbing tobacco use: WHO March 22, 2015

    Kolkata: India needs to draft a comprehensive tax policy for all tobacco products if it wants to cut down the easy access to the plethora of low-cost and locally produced tobacco products available in the country, World Health Organisation (WHO) has suggested. Describing the availability and affordability of low-cost and...
  • IIP grows 2.6 per cent in January March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Industrial production grew 2.6 per cent in January mainly on account of improvement in manufacturing activity and better offtake of capital goods. The growth in factory output, as measured by the Index of Industrial Production (IIP), was 1.1 per cent in January 2014. For the April-January period of...
  • Following positive response, Samsung plans to raise its production target for Galaxy S6, S6 Edge phones: Report March 11, 2015

    Seoul: South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) has raised its production target for the new flagship Galaxy smartphones following positive market reception, the Electronic Times newspaper reported on Wednesday. The South Korean paper, citing an unnamed source, said Samsung increased its total production target for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy...
  • Apple postpones production of its 12.9-inch iPad over display supply hitch; expected to begin in September: Report March 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Apple is said to delay the production of its speculated 12.9-inch iPad until September due to issues around the supply of display panels. A Bloomberg report stated that the production of the bigger tablet was slated to begin this quarter, however, as sources claim, the production has been stalled. A...
  • 2,252 fake Lenovo products worth Rs 23 lakh seized February 27, 2015

    Chennai: Fake products under the brand name Lenovo, including laptop batteries and adaptors, valued at Rs 23 lakh, were seized in raids at three retail shops here. "The officials conducted a surprise raid in three retail shops at Ritchie Street on Mount Road and seized 2,252 fake products, including laptop batteries...
  • India pegs 2014/15 growth at 7.4%; GDP grows 7.5 % y/y in December-quarter February 9, 2015

    New Delhi: The Central government on Monday forecast annual economic growth to accelerate to 7.4 per cent in the fiscal year ending in March 2015 after Asia's third-largest economy grew 7.5 per cent in the quarter to end-December. The latest estimate compares with a revised 6.9 per cent growth a year...
  • Health Ministry proposes fine of Rs 1000 on smoking in public places, ban on sale of loose cigarettes January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: In a bid to curb tobacco consumption, the Health Ministry has now formally proposed changes in anti-smoking law with a ban on sales of loose or single sticks of cigarettes. The ministry sought to raise the fine on smoking in public places from Rs 200 to Rs 1000...
  • Centre for raising age of person buying tobacco products to 21 years January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Brushing aside opposition, the government on Tuesday moved to amend the anti-smoking law and proposed radical changes, including ban on sale of loose cigarettes and raising the minimum age of a person buying tobacco products to 21 years from existing 18. It has also proposed raising of fine to...
  • Sensex up 85 points in early trade on encouraging IIP data January 13, 2015

    Mumbai: Rising for the fourth consecutive session, the benchmark BSE Sensex rose nearly 85 points in early trade on Tuesday, tracking improved industrial production figure at 3.8 per cent for November amid mixed global cues. However, the retail inflation moved up marginally to 5 per cent in December. The 30-share...
  • Coal India workers refuse to end strike, production hit, losses worth Rs 70 crore incurred in a day January 7, 2015

    New Delhi: With talks between government officials and union representatives having failed, the Coal India workers have refused to end their five-day strike. The strike has halted production at over 75 per cent of the coal mines. Estimates suggest that on the first day itself, the strike caused losses to...
  • Sale of loose tobacco items banned in Punjab January 6, 2015

    Chandigarh: Punjab government on Tuesday said that it has completely banned the sale of loose cigarettes and other tobacco items as they do not bear the statutory pictorial health warning message. An official spokesperson of the government said all the deputy commissioners have been directed to ensure strict implementation of...
  • Aamir Khan: My kids think 'PK' is my best film till now December 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Aamir Khan's says his three-year-old son Azad has started calling him 'PK', the title of his upcoming film. The family had a screening of the Rajkumar Hirani movie recently here and they felt it's his "best film" till date. "I have good news, my family saw the film & loved...
  • IFFI 2014: China takes country focus; plans to combine Indian dance forms with martial arts and hold film exhibitions discussed November 26, 2014

    Panaji: An Indo-China Audio-Visual Co-production Agreement was signed on 18th September in presence of Indian Prime Minister and Chinese President, but its impact could only be felt at IFFI this year. Whether it was by way of Chinese films that are being screened at the ongoing festival, presence of Chinese...
  • NDA government likely to ban sale of loose cigarettes November 25, 2014

    In a major decision to curb the use of cigarettes, the Health Ministry has accepted the recommendation of expert panel to ban the sale of loose cigarettes. The ministry has circulated a draft note on the ban. ...
  • Subramanian Swamy seeks central law to ban cow slaughter November 9, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Seeking a complete ban on cow slaughter in the country, senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Sunday said he would urge the Union government to bring a central legislation for the purpose so that all states can follow it. "I am surprised to find that a large number of cattle...
  • Bihar imposes ban on tobacco November 7, 2014

    Patna: The Bihar government on Friday announced a ban on tobacco and its products to ward off its ill effects on citizens. Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi announced the ban on zarda, paan masala and other tobacco products on Tobacco Prevention Day. The CM also said that tax on tobacco...
  • Dharma Productions presents 'best moment with SRK' November 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Dharma Productions created a special gift for Shah Rukh Khan on his 49th birthday Sunday - they created a bouquet of memorable moments from their films with SRK for his fans to enjoy. The message on the production house Twitter handle read: "Heart-warming storylines... Stellar megastar casts... Record box-office collections......
  • e Lounge Unwind: Ashutosh Gowariker talks about his television series 'Everest' November 1, 2014

    On the show Director Ashutosh Gowariker talks about his upcoming television series 'Everest'. The show is produced by Ashutosh Gowariker Productions Private Limited. Gowariker talks about his liking for epic themes and more. ...
  • Harsh Vardhan seeks complete ban on e-cigarettes, ENDS October 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Favouring a complete ban on e-cigarettes and all products described as electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has said that such products push children towards tobacco habit eventually via nicotine dependence. In his clearest message yet on the controversy over the safety of ENDS,...
  • China to launch world's largest exhibition complex in 2015 October 18, 2014

    Beijing: China is building a $2.4 billion exhibition complex in Shanghai which is expected to be the world's largest upon completion next year. The National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, expected to be completed in March 2015, is set to host it's first exhibition as a trial run from...
  • Cigarette packs to carry warning on 85 per cent of space October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Come April next year, 85 per cent of space on cigaratte packs and other tobacco products in India will have to be mandatorily covered with graphic and text warnings of health hazard, making the country top ranker in terms of display of caution on packages. After implementation of...
  • India slips on tobacco warnings: Report October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: India's ranking has dropped down to 136 out of 198 among countries that include pictorial health warnings on tobacco package, a report said Tuesday. This is much lower than the 123rd position that the country had in 2012, a release said. The Cigarette Package Health Warnings: International Status Report 2014,...
  • Swadeshi Sangam convention on October 11-12 in Jaipur October 5, 2014

    Jaipur: A two day convention 'Swadeshi Sangam' (SS) focusing on promotion and sale of indigenous products and issues related to foreign direct investment (FDI) will begin in Jaipur on October 11. The Sangam will deliberate on issues related to Genetically Modified (GM)crops, decline of small-scale industries, environment and river linking, patent...
  • Mega industrial exhibition to be held in Vadodara in November September 24, 2014

    Vadodara: Aiming at offering an opportunity to small and medium-scale manufacturers, industrial body Vadodara Chamber of Commerce and Industries will hold the 9th edition of the exhibition of industrial and allied products from November 27. "The premier exhibition of industrial products and the service will be held at Vavlakhi compound...