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The Union health ministry on Tuesday endorsed a ban on the manufacture and sale of all forms of nicotine-laced pan masala, gutka and chewing tobacco, telling the Supreme Court that the economic cost of tobacco use far outweigh revenues from its sale.
The ban on sale of chewable tobacco of various kinds has led to dealers coming up with a variety of ways of circulating and transporting these substances on the sly. Food safety officers are now studying their methods in order to break these cartels.
THE governor of Papua New Guinea's capital, Port Moresby, is seeing red over betel nut and wants the mild narcotic banned in the city by October 1. National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop says he wants to hold businesses and people who
Now he wants special zones for chewing to be set up in the surrounding central province. "We've been trying to get betel nut vendors in a certain part of the city, and we're trying to get chewers to chew in their own home. "But it's not working. The
It renews the government's powers to issue and revoke publishing licences and includes strict rules on obscenity, inciting public disorder, and so on...It had drafted its own media law, guaranteeing press freedoms, and said the minister had promised
The price of arecanut has risen in the past one month, dispelling concerns of a potential fall after the State government's decision to ban the sale of gutka. The price of a kilogram of locally grown api, rashi idi and bette varieties of arecanut,
With Maharashtra Food Safety Commissioner prohibiting storage, distribution and sale of tobacco and areca nut flavoured, scented or mixed with additives and goes by the name of gutkha, pan masala, scented supari or kharra from July 20, several
In the back of the Sanchaung Township courthouse, where bureaucrats clack away on aging typewriters, a short dirt path leads to the jail. Behind wooden bars sit three young labor organizers from the Taw Win wood and furniture factory. They have been
decreased yield because of plant diseases and possible decline in demand as more States ban gutka...The Hindu that cocoa beans produced locally met only 40 per cent of the domestic requirement...Demand Mr. Thomas said that farmers who grow cocoa as