FDI in manufacturing of tobacco products prohibited: Reserve Bank of India
Jul 03, 2015 at 22:17 | Source:
Mumbai: Reserve Bank on Friday said the ForeignDirect Investment (FDI) in manufacturing of tobacoo productsis prohibited, though activities such as retail and wholesaletrading fall under the sectoral restrictions.Foreign direct investment (FDI) is pr...
Muslims worldwide to mark the start of Ramzan on Thursday
Jun 17, 2015 at 22:27 | Source:
Riyadh: Muslims around the world will mark the start of Ramzan on Thursday, a month of intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts.Muslims follow a lunar calendar and a moon-sighting methodology that can lead to different countries declar...
E-Cigarettes safer than normal cigarettes? Not really, say experts
Jun 15, 2015 at 13:56 | Source:
New Delhi:A simple search on the internet for electronic, or e-cigarettes, throws up a wide variety of choices of online shopping sites to buy them from. Often marketed as the 'safer' choice to normal cigarettes, which experts junk as a gimmick, e-ci...
Islamic State slave markets sell girls at any price, alleges UN envoy
Jun 09, 2015 at 08:09 | Source:
United Nations: Teenage girls abducted by Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria are being sold in slave markets "for as little as a pack of cigarettes," the UN envoy on sexual violence has said.Zainab Bangura visited Iraq and Syria in Ap...
China capital to roll out tough anti-smoking laws| Reuters
May 31, 2015 at 11:30 | Source:
BEIJING Beijing will ban smoking in restaurants, offices and on public transport from Monday, part of unprecedented new curbs welcomed by anti-tobacco advocates, though how they will be enforced remains to be seen.Health activists have pushed for yea...
Islamic State settles into Ramadi, but the lull unlikely to last| Reuters
May 29, 2015 at 07:15 | Source:
BAGHDAD The blind man with just one hand arrived at the main mosque in the centre of the Iraqi city of Ramadi at dusk on Wednesday, flanked by Islamic State fighters.When the evening prayer was over, the man, whose head was shrouded in black, deliver...