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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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How To Get Rid of a Hangover After New Year Party

It’s a familiar feeling… waves of nausea, a heavy head, sickness, raging thirst, over sensitivity to light and noise? Yes, it’s the dreaded hangover! You may or may not remember what you did last night, but you will remember how horrid you felt the next morning. That’s the thing about hangovers, they’re equally painful each time and only get worse with age. Drinking a glass of wine, a pint of beer and then ending the night with a few shots of tequila might’ve sounded like a good idea at the…

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How To Do a Post-Holiday Party Detox

Photo: Getty Images No, you definitely should not do a full 24-hour juice cleanse—but there’s nothing wrong with having an extra-low-calorie day after a night of bingeing on unhealthy food and beverages, says F. Xavier Pi-Sunyer, MD, an obesity expert at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. “It won’t negatively impact your metabolism. You won’t be starved,” he says. “It’s just one day.” Here’s how to safely power through your binge and make the most out of your post-party detox, according to the docs: 1. Hydrate. First things first,…

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