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Communalism has no place in West Bengal CM

first_imgKolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said communalism has no place in the state which believes in unity in diversity. The chief minister said this on the occasion of the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.”Today is World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. Our State Government has always believed in unity in diversity. Communalism has no place in the minds and hearts of the people of Bengal,” she tweeted this morning. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe Day, observed annually, is a United Nations sanctioned international holiday for the promotion of diversity issues.West Bengal had witnessed a few incidents of “communal clashes” in places such as Dhulagarh in Howrah district in 2016, and in Asansol and Raniganj, in March this year.The chief minister then had dubbed the incidents as a local matter and not a communal problem.Banerjee has accused the BJP of stoking communal tension in the state to fan Hindutva ideology.Incidentally, an analysis of the data on the number of incidents of communal violence in different states in the country, tabled in Parliament by Minister of State (MoS) for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir on February 6, showed that such incidents had sharply increased in West Bengal over the past three years.last_img read more

Smokers notice health warnings more on plainpackaged cigarettes

first_imgHealth warnings on plain-packaged cigarettes affect smokers more than those marked on branded packs, finds a new study. Warnings used on standardised packs were novel and larger than those on fully-branded packs – and displayed pictorial images on both main display areas, the team said. “Consistent with the broad objectives of standardised packaging, our research found that it was associated with increased warning salience, and thoughts about risks and quitting,” said lead researcher Crawford Moodie from the University of Stirling in Scotland. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”This study adds to the growing body of evidence that standardised packaging reduces the appeal of tobacco products,” said George Butterworth, Senior Policy Manager at Cancer Research, UK. The study showed that smokers who bought standardised packs were more likely to have noticed and read the warnings compared to those who had never used standardised packs. Those who bought standardised packs also thought about the health risks of smoking and quitting and were more likely to have noticed a stop smoking sign on packs. For the study, the team included 1,865 current smokers aged 16 and above.last_img read more