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  • PS Tamang thankful to UHM Amit Shah
  • Anti-CAB protests grip Assam, two protesters dead in Guwahati
  • BJP has converted Jharkhand into place of loot: Marandi
  • Hemant attacks BJP and AJSU
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  • Bill to extend reservation for SCs & STs by 10 years gets nod of Parliament
  • At end of third phase, Mahagathbandhan has attained majority claims JMM
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  • 19th All India Water Sports Competition begins
  • Odisha CM announces package for Lingraj Heritage project
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  • AJSU supremo expresses gratitude towards people for big support
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Consumer Voice urges to increase cess on tobacco products

Chandigarh, Oct 12 (UNI) Consumer Voice, a New Delhi-based NGO, has urged Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal to increase cess on tobacco products in the state which not only helps in generating more revenues to treasurer but also ensure control in smoking culture in the society.
The NGO has urged for imposing cess on all tobacco products to raise revenue for disaster relief is a win-win as it will save lives by reducing consumption across India and save lives affected by the natural calamity. Global experience around the world has shown that even while such a tax increase will decrease use, government revenue will increase.
“Imposing additional cess on all tobacco products, including bidis, will be a huge win for public health and revenue generation. This move will provide much needed relief to the people of Kerala while motivating millions of tobacco users to quit and preventing youngsters from initiating tobacco use,” said Consumer Voice COO Ashim Sanyal, in a stament here today.
WHO recommends that countries impose tobacco excise taxes that amount to at least 75 per cent or more of retail price to achieve the dual objective of reducing tobacco use and increasing government revenue.
Tax burden on bidis post-GST is only 22 per cent compared to 53 per cent for cigarettes and about 60 per cent for smokeless tobacco. All of these are well below the WHO recommended rate of 75 per cent.
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PS Tamang thankful to UHM Amit Shah

12 Dec 2019 | 9:38 PM

Gangtok, Dec 12 (UNI) Chief Minister PS Tamang, while addressing a gathering at a function, made it a point to refer to Citizen’s (Amendment) Bill passed by the Parliament.

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Anti-CAB protests grip Assam, two protesters dead in Guwahati

12 Dec 2019 | 9:32 PM

Guwahati, Dec 12 (UNI) Two protesters, succumbed to injuries on Thursday at the Guwahati Medical College, where they were admitted in a critical condition.

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BJP has converted Jharkhand into place of loot: Marandi

12 Dec 2019 | 9:32 PM

Deoghar, Dec 12 (UNI) Former Chief Minister and JVM supremo Babulal Marandi has accused the BJP of converting Jharkhand into a centre of loot due to which all the sections of the society were dissatisfied with them.

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MDH Spices to set up KISS branch, hospital, Spice production centres in Kandhamal

12 Dec 2019 | 9:22 PM

Bhubaneswar, Dec 12 (UNI) MDH Spices and KISS today signed an MoU to open a branch of Kalinga Institute of Social Science (KISS) in Kandhamal.

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At end of third phase, Mahagathbandhan has attained majority claims JMM

12 Dec 2019 | 9:19 PM

Ranchi, Dec 12 (UNI) Jharkhand Mukti Morcha has claimed at the end of the three phases of elections in the state where polling on 50 seats is over the Mahagathbandhan comprising the JMM, Congress and RJD has crossed the majority number of 41.

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