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Tamil Nadu gutkha scam: CBI raids residences of Health Minister Vijayabaskar, top cop

The scam came to light in July last year, when the Income Tax department conducted raids at the godown, offices, and residences of a pan masala and gutkha manufacturer in Tamil Nadu over alleged tax evasion to the tune of Rs 250 crore.

Despite ban, no dip in gutkha consumption in Gujarat: Survey

Moreover, the survey states that the age of starting smoking has come down from 20 years to 16 years in the last seven years.


35% users say they have access to gutkha in Maharashtra: Survey

Study calls for stricter implementation of ban; Food and Drug Administration says gutkha coming from Gujarat, efforts on to stop the passage.

FDA to file FIR after raiding STC company

A day after the Maharashtra government extended the ban on sale and manufacture of gutkha and paan masala to include flavoured,scented and all other types of processed tobacco

FDA destroys gutkha,pan masala worth Rs 29 crore

Gutkha and and pan masala worth Rs 29,22,020 was destroyed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday at Laxmi Keshav Udyog in Kondhwa

FDA building reeks of gutkha

‘Accustomed to odour’: With no godown available,confiscated material is stored in offices.


Finally,UP to ban gutkha from April next year

A day after the expiry of the 14-day deadline set by the Allahabad High Court,the UP government on Wednesday decided to ban the manufacture,sale and consumption of gutkha with effect from April 1,2013.

HC gives state govt 14 days to impose ban on gutkha

The Allahabad High Court has given 14 days to the state government to take steps for banning manufacture,sale and consumption of gutkha (paan masala containing tobacco).

UP stand on gutkha ban contrary to earlier assurance: HC

‘On May 23,the state said imposing ban was under active consideration of the govt; now the matter has been referred to the Centre again’

Gutkha pouches dangle no more at paan shops

The small gallawalas of the city said their business was ruined as the state government’s ban on sale of gutkha came into force from Tuesday onwards.