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BJP MP says 60 cigarettes a day didn't kill someone he knows; sparks fresh row

Amidst a raging controversy over remarks on smoking by a Bharatiya Janata Party MP who is a 'beedi' baron, another Member of Parliament from the party Ram Prasad Sarmah on Friday waded into the......

'Beedi' baron's gaffe incurs oppostions' ire

A controversy broke out over remarks by 'beedi' baron and parliamentary committee member from the Bharatiya Janata Party Shyam Charan Gupta suggesting "nil" effect of smoking, evoking sharp......

Chinese THREAT to southern India is for real

Once a frequent landing spot for Sri Lankan smugglers who traded opium for beedis and tobacco, the Kodikkarai fishing port in Tamil Nadu is today being used for a deadlier purpose -- arms trade.......

Pictorial warning on cigarette packs from Dec 1

Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss said on Saturday that the mandated pictorial warning on cigarette and beedi packets will come into effect from December 1.Speaking tomedia-persons in......

There seems no hope after this verdict now: Hashimpura residents

After last week’s acquittal of 16 policemen, pointedly accused of the cold-blooded murder of 42 Muslims in Meerut in 1987, this mohalla in Meerut is still scarred by the past but willing to......

Ban on the sale of loose cigarettes makes no sense

Some cigarette-smokers may switch to beedis, or gutka, which is probably not the outcome the health ministry wants, says Devangshu Datta.  The Union ministry of health is considering a ban on......

Cheap cigarettes flood Kerala

New filter cigarette brands, hitherto unheard of, are making an invasion into cigarette and beedi markets through strategies that bank on low pricing and money-back offers.Termed as 'regular size......

Beedi manufacturers, gold merchants turning VCs

Even as venture capitalists and private equity players are combing the Indian landscape for deals, here comes competition from least expected of sources. Enter beedi manufacturers and jewellery......

Housing subsidy for beedi workers doubled

In line with its commitment to the welfare of unorganized sector workers, the central government on Tuesday announced doubling of subsidy for construction of low-cost houses for beedi workers......

Govt extends health insurance cover to poorer sections

The government has decided to extend health insurance cover to sections such as rickshaw pullers, rag pickers, mine workers, sanitation workers, and auto rickshaw and taxi drivers. This decision......

'Nothing's more alluring than Katrina lighting your beedi'

If you watch Katrina Kaif's item songChikni Chameli in Agneepath, you will see a statutory warning scrolling at the bottom of the screen every time she sings,'Beedi chillum jalaane ayee,' claiming......

Omkara's Beedi Jalaile, live!

Sunidhi Chauhan gives us an unplugged version of Beedi Jalaile, from Omkara, and leaves us...

The 10 Finest Songs in Hindi Cinema

No Laxmikant Pyarelal. No R D Burman. No A R Rahman. Lyricist Amit Khanna's unusual list of 10 great film songs. Lyricist and writer Amit Khanna was closely associated with Dev Anand and penned......

Review: Rowdy Rathore has old Khiladi, no new tricks

Watch Rowdy Rathore only to remind yourself of Akshay Kumar's old Khiladi flicks, writes Raja Sen.It's old hat. Or old vardi, if you will.We've seen it all before and apparently going by the......

When heroines said yes to smoking

Earlier, smoking was only restricted to the men, vamps and the occasional 'spoilt' heroine. But times have changed in Bollywood. Women light up quite easily, and still have their values in tact.......
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2 burglars held in Rajouri; stolen property recovered

RAJOURI, May 2: As a part of special drive against burglars, Rajouri police Saturday busted a racket by arresting two burglars involved in various... ...

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Pyres give Pashupati Nath Temple an eerie glow

Dusk has begun to fall and Thakurnath Nepal, puffing on a beedi, sits opposite a funeral pyre. The pyre makes a crackling sound when he tries to... ...

http://www.prokerala.com/news/articles/a548355.html
Gulzar on how an 80-year-old Urdu poet stays relevant in Bollywood

Confession 1: Like most writers, I thought the only thing that intimidated me was a blank page. Confession 2: I learned the true meaning of... ...

http://m.hindustantimes.com/brunch-stories/nostalgia-is-a-sweet-place-for-a-writer-to-be-in-but-it-s-a-distraction-says-bollywood-legend-gulzar/article1-1342597.aspx
Quality education comes with increased funding

Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has announced the establishment of one skill development centre in each district to provide employment to the... ...

http://www.siasat.com/english/news/cm-promises-skill-development-centres-all-districts#comment-314433
Drivers in State to Get Rs 5 Lakh Insurance Cover

HYDERABAD: Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has announced that all the drivers in the state would get free accident insurance of `5 lakh. Every... ...

http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/telangana/Drivers-in-State-to-Get-Rs-5-Lakh-Insurance-Cover/2015/05/02/article2793329.ece

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