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[Asia, India] High duties on cigarette will lead to tax evasion: Tobacco Institute

The Union Budget's proposed steep hike in excise duties on cigarettes, ranging from 11 per cent to 72 per cent, is likely to accelerate smuggling and tax evasion by domestic trade, according to the Tobacco Institute of India (TII).
Business Line (The Hindu)
added Jul 13, 2014 19:41

[India] Better alternatives to tobacco cultivation exist: Health minister

Vardhan said Saturday that getting people to quit smoking will not impoverish farmers in tobacco growing regions but will rather help them earn more and free themselves ...ministry is willing to share with the government and all concerned groups the findi
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Jul 12, 2014 15:23

India Budget 2014: Hilarious Twitter Reactions on Cigarette Price Hike

Twitter is abuzz with hilarious tweets and memes criticising the rise in the price of cigarettes in India's 2014 Union Budget. The 2014 budget presented by the country's finance minister Arun Jaitley today, announced an increase in the prices of cigaret
IBTimes (uk)
added Jul 11, 2014 08:17

[Asia] Indian Smokers Feel Burned by the Budget

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in the budget speech that he had to “mobilize resources” after announcing a host of tax cuts on everything from coal to cathode-ray televisions. Taxes on the manufacturing of cigarettes will go up “in the range of 11%
Wall Street Journal Blogs
added Jul 11, 2014 07:46

[Asia, India] New club offers paid passive smoking to those who can't afford buying cigarettes

“This will help the rich feel rich, and the poor will be able to enjoy smoking at an affordable rate. This will also help in bridging the gap between the rich and the poor, and bring harmony in the society,” Smokalaya founder Naresh Agrawal explained the (in)
added Jul 11, 2014 06:52

[Asia, India] Ban on sale of loose cigarettes soon in Himachal

Sale of loose cigarettes will be banned soon in Himachal Pradesh to check minors from having access to tobacco, Health Minister Kaul Singh said here Wednesday. "The government will impose a complete ban and hefty fines would be imposed on violators," the
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Jul 10, 2014 04:36

[Asia, India] Tobacco use up as paan and bidis escape sin tax

While roughly half of the retail price of cigarettes is due to taxes, bidis are taxed at very low levels.
Financial Express (in)
added Jul 10, 2014 03:11

[Asia, India] Golden Tobacco Company Chairman Sanjay Dalmia Held in Cheating Case

A top executive of Mumbai-based Golden Tobacco Company (GTC), against whom a Look Out Circular (LOC) was issued in an alleged Rs 540 crore cheating case, has been arrested after being picked up from Kolkata airport while he was trying to flee the country
New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) (in)
added Jul 10, 2014 01:59

[Asia, India] Mantri's tobacco sale ban call surprises forces

Armed forces establishments should stop selling tobacco products through their canteens and the policy providing such items at a discount to armed forces personnel should be revisited, health minister Harsh Vardhan has suggested.
Times of India
added Jul 9, 2014 19:55

[Asia, India] Vardhan wants 50% VAT on tobacco products to make them 'less affordale'

In his bid to discourage smoking among youths, Union health minister Harsh Vardhan has urged states and Union Territories to impose VAT of at least 50% on all tobacco products to "make them less affordable". Vardhan's communique to states comes soon aft
Hindustan Times (in)
added Jul 6, 2014 22:06
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