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Police to crackdown on smokers at public places, violators of COPTA

Police to crackdown on smokers at public places, violators of COPTA

New Delhi, May 29 (UNI) As around five million children are addicted to tobacco and the number is increasing in India, Delhi Police announced to crackdown at the violators of Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Prohibition Act(COPTA). COPTA Act bars smoking at public places, promotion of tobacco products, sale to minors and near educational institutions and mandatory pictorial warnings on tobacco packets. A pledge to strictly enforce the law to save children from tobacco was reiterated here by K Kamraj, Special Commissioner (Law and Order) on the launch of 'Tobacco-Free Delhi' campaign in collaboration with Sambanth Health Foundation and Voice of Tobacco victims (VoTv). The campaign is supported by Max India Foundation. Calling cigarette smoking at a public place a 'serious crime' in the society as it affected health of others, Mr Kamraj underlined that police had been penalising law defaulters earlier also. Asked if challans be imposed on those smoking at public places from tomorrow, the Special CP put in clear words that action will be taken against them as per law and fines imposed. Mr Kamraj also assured to look into complaints of policemen smoking and chewing tobacco during duty hours. He advocated for counseling for addicted persons and favored a massive general awareness campaign to discourage prevalence of tobacco in society while releasing a COPTA guideline booklet for policemen. Dr Harit Chaturvedi, VoTv Patron and Chairman Max Oncology, said 90 per cent people start smoking or chewing tobacco during their teenage and if one restrains her/himself during that period, chances get very low of addiction. During the campaign, the police will also educate owners of public places such as educational institutes, malls, eateries, and other organisations about the various sections of the law. UNI RG SW 1510

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New Delhi, Sep 21 (UNI) Amid concern expressed by human rights activists on the deportation of Rohingyas, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said Rohingyas are illegal migrants and that any sovereign nation is free to take action against illegal migrants.

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21 Sep 2017 | 8:25 PM
Cong suggests Rane's resignation linked to  BJP's accusation of his links with Dawood

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22 Sep 2017 | 12:06 AM
Pak violates truce agreement on IB, fires 82 mm mortars

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21 Sep 2017 | 9:21 PM
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Kolkata, Sep 21 (UNI) Young Kuldeep Yadav spun Australia's middle order batting line at Eden Gardens with his first hat-trick in ODI as he guided India to an emphatic 50-run win in 2nd One Day International play making it 2-0 in 5-match series after his skipper Virat Kohli contributed 92 runs in total score of 252 in 50-over day-night match here today.

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21 Sep 2017 | 11:26 PM
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21 Sep 2017 | 11:13 PM
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21 Sep 2017 | 10:26 PM
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21 Sep 2017 | 9:55 PM
Kuldeep Yadav's hat-trick earned India emphatic 50-run win after Virat Kohli's 92-run knock

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Kolkata, Sep 21 (UNI) Young Kuldeep Yadav spun Australia's middle order batting line at Eden Gardens with his first hat-trick in ODI as he guided India to an emphatic 50-run win in 2nd One Day International play making it 2-0 in 5-match series after his skipper Virat Kohli contributed 92 runs in total score of 252 in 50-over day-night match here today.

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank commences operations in Gujarat

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