NEW DELHI - The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a ban on the sale of tobacco products like 'gutkha' and 'pan masala' in plastic pouches from March 2011, while asking the government to carry out a survey on the ill effects of these products within eight weeks.
DHAKA - The Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami plans to stage protests in the US, Britain and some Middle East nations against the impending trial of its top brass accused of war crimes during the 1971 freedom movement.
JAIPUR - After a gap of 13 days, the agitating Gujjars Sunday finally decided to send a 51-member delegation to hold talks with the Rajasthan government in Jaipur. The talks are expected to start late Sunday evening.
KOCHI - Retired Supreme Court judge V.R. Krishna Iyer has been applauded by veteran lawyer Fali S. Nariman for demanding a probe into allegations of corruption against former chief justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan.