beedi


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bee·di

 (bē′dē)
n.
Variant of bidi.

beedi

(ˈbiːdɪ)
n
(Recreational Drugs) Indian a type of Indian cigarette
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The Navy intercepted a fishing dhow carrying six Indian nationals with 2379kg of beedi leaves, in the North Western seas of Sri Lanka, the Navy media unit said today.
He travels on a 'bicycle' and makes 'beedi' for supplementing his income.
Once during my entry, I had noticed that a staff just lightened up a Beedi after completion of his job at hand.
It is possible that someone might have thrown a burning beedi," he said.
Nisham's brother, Abdul Razak, who is also a partner with Nisham in the 'King' beedi company, has complained to the Thrissur district police chief about the threats from Nisham over the phone.
Among smokers, majority are beedi (58%) smokers, 36% are cigarette smokers (18% are cigarette smokers and 18% are cigarette+beedi smokers), among cigarette smokers 55.5% are without filter and 44.5% are smoking with filter.
New Delhi: Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya today urged Health Minister J P Nadda to reconsider the mandated pictorial warnings covering 85 percent of the packaging space on beedi packets, a move that threatens the livelihood of 1.50 crore workers.
" To discourage consumption of tobacco and tobacco products, I propose to increase the excise duties on various tobacco products other than beedi by about 10 to 15 per cent," Jaitley said in his Budget speech.
Beedi rolling is one of the major unorganised sector activities in India, which employs a large number of women and children.
But the most interesting examples of collective bargaining are in the informal non-regular sector, which are eye openers, such as Brick Kilns and Beedi. Unionisation in these two industries are detailed in Table 4.
M2 EQUITYBITES-June 30, 2011--CARE rates bank facilities of Seyadu Beedi Co at BBB-/A3(C)2011 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.m2.com