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LICs investment in ITC makes govt party to tobacco promotion PIL

The Bombay High Court on Thursday heard a petition alleging that PSU insurers such as LIC are going against the government’s anti-tobacco stand by investing in cigarette manufacturing company ITC. The World Health Organization tobacco treaty bars the government from investing in tobacco companies, they said. The petitioners also said that the investments make the government party to tobacco’s promotion. The six petitioners include the Managing Trustee of the Tata Trusts, Lakshman Sethuraman, Ashish Deshmukh, Member of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, Sumitra Hooda Pednekar, widow of a Maharashtra Minister who died of throat cancer, Pankaj Chaturvedi, a Surgeon…

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US ITC to Probe Samsung, Sony, Others Over creative Patent Violation

the united states worldwide change fee (USITC) is launching an investigation into mobile devices made by eight smartphone vendors inclusive of Samsung Electronics Co over an alleged patent violation, the trade panel stated on its internet site. The probe follows a complaint filed via Singapore-based totally creative generation Ltd and US-based totally creative Labs Inc that several handset makers have infringed on their patent, the ITC said in a announcement. The accused providers are ZTE Corp, Sony Corp, Samsung, LG Electronics Inc, Lenovo organization Ltd, Motorola Mobility, HTC Corp and…

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