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Denied Nobel because I am black, says Ramdev

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Ranchi: Baba Ramdev raked up a controversy on Saturday claiming that he was denied a Nobel prize because of his skin colour.

Commenting on the return award wapsi phenomenon by writers and filmmakers,, Ramdev said, “many incompetent and undeserving people seem to have got award and some people are playing cheap politics on the pretext of returning their awards. The country’s image is being tarnished on the international platform. I would have received a Noble Prize for my contribution to society in the field of yoga but I have not, perhaps because I am black.”

He is reported to have made the comment at a yoga camp in Ranchi.

Jharkhand Chief Minister was among those who attended the camp.

(Picture Courtesy: www.himalayahomeremedies.com)

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Jharkhand Government Bans Sale and Usage of E-cigarettes

Jharkhand bans e-cigarettes

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In this April 11, 2018, photo, an unidentified 15-year-old high school student uses a vaping device near the school's campus in Cambridge, Mass. Health and education officials across the country are raising alarms over wide underage use of e-cigarettes and other vaping products. The devices heat liquid into an inhalable vapor that's sold in sugary flavors like mango and mint — and often with the addictive drug nicotine. VOA

The Jharkhand government on Tuesday banned the sale and usage of e-cigarettes in the state, according to an official notification.

“E-cigarettes are the new method of nicotine use. It affects the embryos in pregnant woman. It also causes mental problem. The sale, distribution, advertisement, import and usage of e-cigarettes have been banned with immediate effect,” the notification issued by the state’s health department said.

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“E-cigarettes usually contain ingredients like propylene glycol (PG) and glycerol, mixed with concentrated flavors and optionally, a variable percentage of nicotine,” it added. (IANS)