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India Just Approved a Ban on Sale of E-Cigarettes and Vaping Products

Pro-vaping advocates and e-cigarette sellers are concerned this was done to favour the tobacco lobby since the ban is only on the sale of nicotine and non-nicotine products, and not their actual usage.
Shamani Joshi
a day ago
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Bangladesh Bans Phone Access for 1 Million Rohingya Refugees Just in Case They Sell Drugs

The authorities say the refugees have been “abusing” phone services to traffic meth. But many say the move will simply just isolate the already persecuted Rohingya community.
Pallavi Pundir
9.3.19
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Three in Four Addicts in North India Start Abusing Drugs Before They're 20, New Study Finds

It also found that addicts spend up to Rs 2,000 on daily drug usage and pinpoints peer pressure, easy availability and unemployment as the main reasons behind the rampant addiction.
Shamani Joshi
8.26.19
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Ahead of Bakr-Id, Bombay High Court Bans Animal Slaughter in Homes and and Housing Societies

The court’s recent order allots 58 designated areas for the same, and will impact over 8,000 no-objection certificates handed out for slaughtering goats and sheep.
Shamani Joshi
8.9.19
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Indian Man Booked for Saying ‘Talaq’ Three Times Over the Phone

An FIR filed by the wife’s father states that the man tried to use the newly-criminalised practice to instantly divorce her, by calling her from Saudi Arabia.
Shamani Joshi
8.5.19
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Chicken and Eggs Should be Classified as Vegetarian Food, Says Indian Minister

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut also claimed that if you feed a chicken ayurvedic food, it will produce ayurvedic eggs, which will be a great source of protein for vegetarians.
Pallavi Pundir
7.19.19
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Young Indians Are Killing Themselves for Not Being Allowed to Play PUBG

In the most recent case, a 17-year-old died by suicide after his mother scolded him for not paying attention to his studies and took away his phone.
Pallavi Pundir
7.9.19
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Vapes and E-Cigarettes Could Soon Be Classified as ‘Drugs’ in India

Does the device considered a healthier alternative to smoking cigarettes deserve to be criminalised while tobacco companies continue to get away?
Shamani Joshi
6.17.19
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Kolkata Beef Festival First Renamed Beep Festival, Then Cancelled After Threat Calls

The festival, which wanted to bring beef delicacies to the city, has now been called off entirely to ensure the safety of all attendees.
Shamani Joshi
6.10.19
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Smearing a Cake on Someone’s Face in Public Can Get You Arrested in Gujarat

Even using chemical foam and adhesive tape out in the open is now illegal.
Shamani Joshi
5.15.19
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Singapore Just Banned Revenge Porn and Cyber Flashing

This is part of a major overhaul of the country’s penal code, which has also banned child sex dolls and criminalised marital rape.
Shamani Joshi
5.8.19
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'Ban Alcohol or We Won't Vote': Rural Women in South India Warn Political Leaders

Reeling from the consequences of rampant alcoholism among men in rural areas, many women in the south Indian state of Karnataka are protesting using their vote.
Archana Nathan
4.22.19
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