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It's 'No Tobacco Day' in Punjab today

Updated: Nov 01, 2016 09:16 IST      
It's 'No Tobacco Day' in Punjab today
Amritsar (Punjab) [India], Nov. 1 (ANI): To reduce prevalence of tobacco and nicotine use and to prevent the spread of non-communicable disease, the Government of Punjab will observe Tuesday as 'No Tobacco Day'.

State Health Minister Surjit Kumar Jyani said the aim of this campaign is to reduce tobacco and nicotine use in Punjab in order to reduce prevalence of non-communicable diseases like cancer and cardiovascular diseases.

He also said that the sale of loose cigarettes, tobacco and E-Cigarettes is banned in Punjab.

According to a study carried out by the alcoholrehab.com web site, the extent of drug addiction in Punjab is alarming.

Near the border areas of the state, the rate of heroin abuse among 15 to 25 year olds is as high as 75 percent - the percentage is 73 in other rural areas throughout the region.

A Department of Social Security Development of Women and Children has suggested that as many as 67 percent of rural households in Punjab have at least one drug addict in the family.

There is at least one death due to drug overdose each week in the region. (ANI)

Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], May 28 (ANI): The Bhubaneswar Government Railway Police (GRP) on Saturday night arrested two Bajrang Dal activists for their alleged involvement in the attack on two cattle transporters at the Bhubaneswar Railway Station on Wednesday.

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INS Ganga retiring today

Updated: May 28, 2017 01:08 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 28 (ANI): Indian Navy frigate INS Ganga will be placed in non-operational category from Sunday, followed by decommissioning, after 32 years of service.

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New Delhi [India], May 28 (ANI): Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will jointly inaugurate the Heritage Line stretch of Delhi Metro on Sunday.

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PM Modi to address nation on 32nd 'Mann Ki Baat'

Updated: May 28, 2017 00:26 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 28 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Sunday speak to the nation in the 32nd episode of the monthly programme 'Mann Ki Baat' at 11 a.m.

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Chief of Air Staff pays homage to Kargil martyrs

Updated: May 28, 2017 00:13 IST     

Bhisiana (Punjab) [India], May 28 (ANI): Air Chief Marshal B. S. Dhanoa led a four aircraft, MiG-21 'Missing Man' formation flypast at AF Station Bhisiana on Saturday, to honour the valour and supreme sacrifice of Kargil martyrs.

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CBSE to announce Class 12th results today

Updated: May 28, 2017 00:05 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 28 (ANI): The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will announce the examination results of the Senior Secondary Examination (Class 12th) on May 28th.

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UP: Four IPS officers transferred, Anant Dev becomes new SSP

Updated: May 27, 2017 23:51 IST     

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], May 27 (ANI): In the wake of a series of criminal atrocities reported in several parts of Uttar Pradesh, the state government led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday ordered transfer of four Indian Police Services (IPS) officers.

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New Delhi [India], May 27 (ANI): Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth on Saturday described his engagements with his counterpart, Narendra Modi, as "extra ordinary", saying that the relationship between two nations has been cemented further under his leadership.

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Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India], May 27 (ANI): The Uttarakhand Meteorological Department on Saturday issued warning of rain, hailstorm for next 24 hours.

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Odisha: Man-eater leopard preys on four-year-old child

Updated: May 27, 2017 22:21 IST     

Naupada (Odisha) [India], May 27 (ANI): In a horrific incident, a man-eater leopard preyed on a four-year-old child, who was sleeping beside his mother from here, last night.

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Govt. keeping close watch on India's first Zika cases

Updated: May 27, 2017 21:53 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 27 (ANI): The Health Ministry has asked the public to remain calm and said that India has a strong surveillance system to detect and contain new Zika virus infection.

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No promise to hold unbarred EVM hackathon was made: EC to AAP

Updated: May 27, 2017 20:52 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 27 (ANI): The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Saturday said that no promise to hold unbarred Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) Hackathon was made, which is being claimed by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

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WHO confirms first three cases of Zika Virus in India

Updated: May 27, 2017 20:50 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 27 (ANI): The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Saturday confirmed three cases of mosquito-borne Zika virus, including a pregnant woman, in Gujarat's Ahmedabad.

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Mauritius PM meets President Pranab Mukherjee

Updated: May 27, 2017 20:30 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 27 (ANI): Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth on Saturday met President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan here.

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Andhra Pradesh [India], May 27, (ANI): At least six labourers were crushed to death and two sustained injury during illegal blasting in a mine in Phirangirpuram's Gollapalem of Andhra Pradesh.

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New Delhi [India], May 27 (ANI): Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth on Saturday met Vice President Hamid Ansari and Union Minister Arun Jaitley.

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Tral encounter: Search operation still underway in Rampur

Updated: May 27, 2017 19:30 IST     

Rampur (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], May 27 (ANI): The Indian Army on Saturday said the search operation is underway to root out remaining terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Rampur area, even as six terrorists have been gunned down so far.

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Kerala [India], May 27, (ANI): Students' Federation of India (SFI) on Saturday staged a protest in Kerala against ban on the sales of cattle for slaughter by eating beef outside University College, Trivandrum.

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Lankan Navy Chief reviews INA Passing out Parade

Updated: May 27, 2017 18:24 IST     

Ezhimala (Kerala) [India], May 27 (ANI): Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne , chief of the Sri Lankan Navy, on Saturday reviewed the Passing out Parade (POP) of Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala.

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After Rahul, now Akhilesh denied entry to Saharanpur

Updated: May 27, 2017 17:47 IST     

Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], May 27 (ANI): Samajwadi Party chief and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday was denied permission to enter the riot-hit Saharanpur district, hours after Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi was stopped at the outskirts of the border.

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