Ban on public smoking doesn't help tobacco addicts in quitting, says study
Mar 04, 2015 at 13:55 | Source:
Toronto: Ban on smoking in public spaces may not motivate smokers to light up less behind their own closed doors or quit altogether, a new Canadian study has claimed.With advance knowledge of a smoking ban in Quebec, Canada that took effect in May 20...
ITC shares tumble 5% as govt hikes excise duty on cigarettes
Mar 02, 2015 at 20:48 | Source:
Mumbai: Shares of ITC today plunged 5 percent after government raised excise duty on cigarettes.The blue-chip stock ended 4.97 percent lower at Rs 343.30 on the BSE. During the day, it plunged 5.23 percent to Rs 342.35.At the NSE, it slipped 5.04 per...
Sensex, Nifty end higher after bumpy budget-day trading
Mar 01, 2015 at 01:30 | Source:
MUMBAI (Reuters) - The BSE Sensex and Nifty rode a roller-coaster on Saturday, when the budget for the coming fiscal year was present, and they ended the day higher, on hopes the plan will boost growth and corporate taxes will be cut.The broader Nift...
Factbox - Corporate winners and losers from India's budget
Mar 01, 2015 at 00:45 | Source:
REUTERS - Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday unveiled a budget that aims to ramp up growth, aided by a slowed pace of fiscal deficit cuts and a raft of tax measures to put private domestic and foreign capital to work.In his first full-year bud...
Nepal army officer accused of torture in London court
Feb 27, 2015 at 22:33 | Source:
LONDON (Reuters) - A Nepali army officer was accused by a British prosecutor on Friday of torturing two men in 2005, during his countrys civil war, in a rare use of laws that allow British courts to prosecute certain serious crimes wherever they took...
India a champion in controlling tobacco marketing in films: WHO
Feb 27, 2015 at 08:21 | Source:
Geneva: The World Health Organisation on Thursday lauded India's tobacco control mechanisms, calling the country a "champion" for curbing "tobacco marketing in films"."India is a champion from the point of view in controlling...
Greek compromise: How Syriza has had to change its plans
Feb 24, 2015 at 20:47 | Source:
Syriza, the left-wing party that stormed to power in Greece in January, promised voters it would ditch austerity and renegotiate the country's €240bn (£180bn; $270bn) bailout with the European Union and International Monetary Fund. But with t...
Plain tobacco packs likely to deter smoking, studies show
Feb 17, 2015 at 06:45 | Source:
LONDON (Reuters) - Studies on the health impact of "plain" or standardised cigarette packs suggest they can deter non-smokers from taking up the habit and may cut the number of cigarettes smokers get through, scientists said on Tuesday.In a...