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  • Now, eBooks, songs, clothing that give off scent April 18, 2015

    New Delhi: After developing a phone that gives off scent, Harvard professor David Edwards has brought his olfactory-focused products to include eBooks, songs, and clothing. These products, named 'oBooks' and 'oSongs,' pair with Edwards' Vapor Communications' oPhone contraption which contains all the scent chips meant to be mixed until it matches...
  • No stay by High Court on ban of tobacco products in Delhi: Government April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi government on Thursday said that the High Court has not put an stay on the notification banning manufacturing, storage, distribution or sale of tobacco products in the national capital. According to Delhi government's Food and Safety Department, the High Court has only restrained the department not to...
  • Fake Xiaomi Mi Power Banks sell more than the original, complains Xiaomi April 14, 2015

    New Delhi: What is stopping Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi from exceeding its proven success over top brands like Samsung and Apple? Counterfeits! Xiaomi has complained that its Mi Power Banks hit only 14.6 million units last year which is less than half of the anticipated sale. The reason for slumping figures...
  • Apple Watch deliveries to be delayed April 13, 2015

    San Francisco/Paris: Customers preordering Apple Inc's smartwatch on Friday will have to wait at least a month for delivery, a sign of strong early demand for company chief Tim Cook's first new major product. People flocked to Apple's stores around the world to get a close-up look at the Apple Watch,...
  • Let's Talk Health: Experts talk about cancer and its treatment April 12, 2015

    In this episode of 'Let's Talk Health', health experts discuss how tobacco use causes cancer and it's treatment. 'Let's Talk Health' is a show by CNN-IBN in which each episode talks about how to beat the disease in question with the right diet and exercise, and also demonstrates how relevant...
  • Now, shop directly from Microsoft's Bing image search results April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft is bringing your favourite online store a click closer. With its Bing search engine you can now purchase items directly via the search results page. The software giant updated its Bing image search results and now if you click on a picture, you can scroll or swipe...
  • Industrial production grows at 5 per cent in February April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Industrial production grew at nine-month high of 5 per cent in February on improved mining and manufacturing activity coupled with larger offtake of capital goods. The factory output, as measured by the Index of Industrial Production (IIP), had declined by 2 per cent in February 2014. In the April-February...
  • After PM's intervention, Parliamentary panel to rethink on increasing pictorial warning on tobacco products April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: After Prime Minister Narendra Modi intervened on the issue of conflict of interest on increasing pictorial warning on tobacco products, the Parliamentary panel will be meeting on Monday afternoon to rethink on the issue. On Sunday, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu had summoned Bharatiya Janata Party MP Shyama...
  • BJP MP SC Gupta rejects reports of being summoned, says hasn't received any order April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party MP Shyama Charan Gupta on Sunday rejected reports of being summoned by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu on the issue of conflict of interest in the Parliamentary panel on increasing pictorial warning on tobacco products. The Allahabad MP said, "I have not received any order to...
  • Will take final call on tobacco pictorial warning after parliamentary panel report: Health Minister April 4, 2015

    Health Minister JP Nadda on Saturday said that he will request the parliamentary panel to expedite their review after the Prime Minister Narendra Modi backed larger pictorial warnings on cigarette packets. ...
  • How will PM Modi tackle tobacco lobby? April 3, 2015

    Former health minister Anbumani Ramadoss has spoken out on the row over pictorial warnings on tobacco products. In an interview to CNN-IBN, Ramadoss said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi must step in over the issue. CNN-IBN takes calls from across the country and asks how PM Modi will tackle tobacco...
  • Former health minister slams delay in introducing pictorial warnings on tobacco products April 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Former health minister Anbumani Ramadoss has spoken out on the row over pictorial warnings on tobacco products. Ramadoss said when he was health minister he had introduced 40 per cent pictorial warnings despite stiff opposition from power leaders including four chief ministers. Ramadoss said there is a perception that...
  • BJP MP against increasing pictorial warning on tobacco products, says beedis less harmful than sugar April 2, 2015

    New Delhi: After Bharatiya Janata Party MP Dilip Kumar Gandhi sparked a row for expressing apprehension over government's plan for larger pictorial warnings on tobacco products, a party MP backed his position. BJP MP Shyama Charan Gupta said the pictoral warnings should remain at 40 per cent and the demand...
  • Cartoon of the day: Centre holds its plan to increase size of pictorial warnings on tobacco products March 31, 2015

    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 March 31, 2015

    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? March 31, 2015

    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 March 30, 2015

    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...