Lingaa and the brand that Superstar Rajinikanth has become
Oct 27, 2014 at 16:32 | Source:
For the first time ever in a surprising move, a case has been filed by Sivaji Rao Gaekwad aka Rajinikanth. According to the superstar, the film titled Main Hoon Rajinikanth is cashing in on his personality and is therefore an infringement of copyrigh...
12 burnt alive in Andhra firecrackers unit blast
Oct 21, 2014 at 03:45 | Source:
Hyderabad, Oct 20 (IANS) At least 12 workers, 11 of them women, were charred to death and six others injured when a blast Monday rocked a firecrackers unit in Andhra Pradesh, police said.The accident took place in a building in coastal East Godavari ...
Tobacco packets to devote 85 percent space to warnings
Oct 16, 2014 at 02:15 | Source:
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) India Wednesday made it mandatory for tobacco companies to devote 85 percent space on packets of cigarettes and other tobacco products to warnings against the ill effects of tobacco consumption."We have issued a notifica...
India tightens rules on cigarette health warnings
Oct 15, 2014 at 21:57 | Source:
India says tobacco firms will soon have to reserve almost all the space on cigarette packs for health warnings. Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said by law warnings in pictures and text would need to cover 85% of the surface of packs - just 15% would b...
Scientists find lung cancer can lie hidden for 20 years
Oct 10, 2014 at 01:45 | Source:
LONDON (Reuters) - Lung cancer can lie dormant for more than 20 years before turning deadly, helping explain why a disease that kills more than 1.5 million a year worldwide is so persistent and difficult to treat, scientists said on Thursday.Two pape...
Hong Kong protests: Leader CY Leung urges crowds to leave
Sep 30, 2014 at 12:57 | Source:
Hong Kong leader CY Leung has urged pro-democracy protesters to stop their campaign immediately , as huge crowds continue to bring parts of the territory to a standstill. Tens of thousands of people have been blocking streets in several areas. The pr...
World leaders flock to UN General Assembly
Sep 24, 2014 at 10:07 | Source:
High-speed patrol boats are skimming across the East River. The New York Police Department's mobile canteens will soon arrive, serving coffee and donuts. A marquee has been erected on the driveway of the United Nations to deprive potential snipe...
Imperial labels Labour tobacco tax proposal ‘unjust’
Sep 24, 2014 at 00:46 | Source:
One of Britain's largest cigarette companies has labelled Ed Miliband's plans for a new tax on tobacco as unjust and just a bad idea . Imperial Tobacco, whose brands include Golden Virginia and Lambert and Butler, said the policy would driv...
British national faces trial in UAE for threatening Indian air hostess
Sep 11, 2014 at 22:43 | Source:
Dubai: A 40-year-old British national is facing trial in the UAE for threatening an Indian air hostess on an Emirates airlines flight and verbally abusing her after she refused to give him alcohol.The man hurled meals at onboard passengers and smoked...
South Korea seeks near-doubling of cigarette price
Sep 11, 2014 at 17:52 | Source:
South Korea's government has proposed nearly doubling the price of cigarettes to lower the country's smoking rate. Under its plan, the average price per pack would go up to 4,500 won (£2.70, $4.35) by the start of next year. It is currentl...
The Cornish beaches where Lego keeps washing up
Sep 04, 2014 at 18:42 | Source:
A container filled with millions of Lego pieces fell into the sea off Cornwall in 1997. But instead of remaining at the bottom of the ocean, they are still washing up on Cornish beaches today - offering an insight into the mysterious world of oceans ...
E-cigarettes might push people towards marijuana, drugs
Sep 04, 2014 at 14:31 | Source:
New York: Assumed by many as a safe alternative to cigarette smoking, electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes as they are popularly called may, in fact, promote use and addiction to illicit drugs, says a study.E-cigarettes may function as a "gatew...
US pharmacy giant CVS ends tobacco sales and changes name
Sep 04, 2014 at 10:42 | Source:
US pharmacy chain CVS Caremark has stopped selling tobacco products nearly a month earlier than planned. They have also changed their corporate name to CVS Health to reflect the change, although the signage on their drugstores won't change. CVS ...