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Tag: Ban

Tiktok Shuts Down India Business, To Downsize Workforce By 2000

New Delhi: Over the uncertainty in making a comeback following a ban on the hugely popular TikTok video app, China’s ByteDance will shut its India business and cut the 2,000-plus employees to a bare minimum, the company told employees in an internal memo on Wednesday. Tiktok’s global interim head Vanessa Pappas and vice president for […]

Mark Taylor On Penalty For Saliva Usage: ICC Has To Try & Be Lenient

Sydney: Former Australia captain Mark Taylor feels there has to be a fair bit of leniency shown to players on the issue of saliva ban, which has been put forward by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. The ICC recently introduced the system of issuing two warnings per innings to […]

Man On His Nationwide On-Foot Journey To 'Ban EVM' Reaches Odisha

Berhampur: In a unique awareness march, Onkar Singh Dhillon, who had embarked on a nationwide journey on foot demanding to stop the use of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM), reached Berhampur this morning. The 47-year-old resident of Uttarakhand started his journey last year in the month of August and has set his routes through Berhampur, Bhubaneswar, […]

Poll Body Bans Exit Polls During Assembly Elections, Bypolls

New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday reiterated a complete ban on exit polls during the upcoming elections. The ban will be effective “from 7 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. on October 21” when Haryana and Maharashtra goes to polls. Bypolls to 51 Assembly constituencies in 17 states will also be held on the same […]

Ban on Tobacco sale for below 21 may prevent new smokers

London: Raising the legal age for tobacco purchase from 18 to 21 years is likely to reduce smoking rates in young people and make the generation smoke-free, experts suggest. Most smokers start smoking during childhood and two-thirds of those who try smoking early will become regular smokers later, said the study published in The BMJ. […]

Pakistan to upgrade group of banned outfits to 'high risk'

Islamabad: Pakistan has decided to upgrade a group of banned outfits, including the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), to the “high risk” category and start monitoring and re-examining their activities to comply with the requirements of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). The Paris-based global watchdog against financial crimes had expressed dissatisfaction over considering these entities as low […]

Polythene bag ban in Bihar from October 25

Patna: The Bihar government on Monday informed the Patna High Court that it will ban all kinds of polythene and plastic bags from October 25 in urban areas of the state and in rural areas from November 25. Advocate General Lalit Kishore gave this information to a bench headed by Chief Justice M.R. Shah. Earlier, […]

Need to ban sale of energy drinks to kids: Expert

London: There is a need to ban the sale of caffeinated energy drinks to children and young people to tackle obesity and mental health problems, says an expert. Caffeine is probably the most commonly used psychoactive drug across the world as it increases activity and heightens attention and awareness. But caffeine also increases anxiety, reduces […]

Op-Ed: Is It Time to Revisit The Ban on Marijuana?

Talk of marijuana/cannabis/pot/grass – better known as ganja in India – and the image that most people conjure up is one of a group of rickshaw pullers puffing away merrily on their chillums by the roadside. Those who smoke the stuff are seen as losers in life trying to cope with their frustrations and disappointments. […]

Huawei, ZTE banned from providing 5G technology equipment in Australia

Beijing: Chinese tech company Huawei and ZTE were banned from providing 5G technology equipment to Australia on Thursday, prompting China to call the move “politically motivated”. Huawei made a statement on Twitter, saying that the Australian government had made the move despite the Chinese firm “safely and securely” delivering wireless technology in the country for […]

Women to drive from today in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia allowed women to drive from today, overturning the world’s only ban on female motorists, a historic reform that is expected to usher in a new era of social mobility. The lifting of the ban, which follows a sweeping crackdown on women activists, is part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s reform drive […]

Only Nigerian lead player can date Russian women, says coach

Kaliningrad: Having previously announced a ban for his footballers from having sex with the Russian fair sex at the ongoing FIFA World Cup, Nigerian coach Gernot Rorh rushed to specify his words. Among Nigerian footballers, only the team’s lead player John Obi Mikel is allowed to date Russian women, according to Gernot Rorh, the Nigerian […]

Himachal bans use of thermocol plates

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Tuesday announced a ban on use of thermocol plates in the state as they are major cause of pollution, as well plastic water bottles less than one litre capacity at official functions. Making the announcement at the state-level function to mark the World Environment Day at […]

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Twitter users who joined before age 13 facing ban: Report

San Francisco: After the European Union’s new data privacy regulations came into effect on May 25, Twitter started suspending users who, it believes, joined the platform before turning 13, the media reported. But the process has become messy as this latest wave of suspension has affected many adults, including journalists, technology website Motherboard reported on […]

Egypt court suspends ban on online cab services

Cairo: An Egyptian court has ordered the suspension of a ban on online cab services — Uber and Careem — until their appeal is determined by a higher court. On March 20, Cairo’s administrative court ruled to ban the services of the two companies and stop their online applications, but Saturday’s order suspended the former […]

Australian PM bans ministers from sex with staffers

Canberra: Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday announced a ban on sexual relationships between ministers and staffers, a measure taken after a scandal involving his deputy rocked the nation. Turnbull condemned Barnaby Joyce for a “shocking error of judgment” over an affair with his former media adviser Vikki Campion, with whom he is expecting a […]

'Padmaavat' producers move SC against ban by some states

New Delhi: The Supreme Court is likely to hear on Thursday a plea by the producers of “Padmaavat” challenging the ban on the controversial movie in Gujarat, Rajasthan and Haryana. When the producers’ counsel Mahesh Agrawal, mentioned the matter on Wednesday before a bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud […]

Nitish bans release of 'Padmavati' in Bihar

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday ordered a ban on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmavati” in the state. The Chief Minister ordered concerned officials to ban the release after BJP MLA Neeraj Kumar Bablu demanded it in a letter. The ban on “Padmavati” in Bihar would be in place “till controversy surrounding it gets […]

UN slaps port ban on ships violating N.Korea sanctions

United Nations: The UN has banned four ships from visiting any global port, after they were found violating sanctions imposed on North Korea, the media reported. Hugh Griffiths, co-ordinator of a UN panel on North Korean sanctions, on Monday night described the move as unprecedented, reports the BBC. The ships were reportedly the Petrel 8, […]

SC seeks Centre's response on Blue Whale game ban

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday sought the Centre’s response on a plea seeking a ban on the online Blue Whale game that has been blamed for a number of deaths of young people. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud sought the government’s response and asked […]

Cooking in open by tourists groups banned in Goa: Minister

Panaji:  After announcing a ban on swimming on Goa’s beaches after sunset, a meeting of tourism industry stakeholders chaired by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday, ordered the police to crackdown on cooking in public by tourist groups, claiming it was unhygienic and resulted in garbage being strewn in public areas. Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar told […]

SC bans all anti-NEET protests in Tamil Nadu

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday banned all anti-NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) protests in Tamil Nadu and directed the state government to ensure that no agitation takes place against the common entrance tests for admission to medical colleges. The bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, […]

Kerala HC lifts life ban on cricketer Sreesanth

Kochi: In a relief to cricketer S Sreesanth, the Kerala High Court today lifted the life ban imposed on him by the BCCI in the wake of the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal. In his order, Justice A Muhamed Mustaque also set aside all proceedings against Sreesanth initiated by the Board of Control for Cricket in […]

Jordan bans first online gay magazine

Amman: The Jordanian government has banned the country’s first online gay magazine, citing license violation. Mohammad Outishat, director general of Jordan Media Commission, on Monday said the magazine is not licensed and “acts in contrary to article 49 of the Press and Publications Law”, reports Xinhua news agency. Editors of the magazine had negative reactions […]

NADA suspends top Indian athlete

New Delhi: A top Indian athlete has been handed a provisional suspension by the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) after testing positive for banned performance enhancing substance meldonium. Talking to a news channel, NADA Director General Naveen Agarwal said that the athlete was handed the provisional suspension on Monday but refused to disclose the athlete’s name. […]

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IMFA workers protest mining ban

Cuttack: Hundreds of workers staged a dharna in front of the plant of India Metals and Ferro Alloys (IMFA) at Choudwar in Cuttack protesting the order of the Odisha Pollution Control Board to ban mining at the Mahagiri and Sukinda Chromite mines of the company. Ban on mining by IMFA, the only large scale industry […]

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Naveen orders ban on red beacons with immediate effect

Bhubaneswar: Hours after Union Cabinet decided to ban use of red beacons atop the vehicles of dignitaries and government officials, chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday issued a directive seeking removal of red beacon lights from vehicles of VIPs in State with immediate effect. The Cabinet decision comes into effect from May 1. However, barring […]

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Excise dept kept in dark about denotification of State Highways: Dama Rout

Bhubaneswar: To circumvent Supreme Court’s liquor shop ban along national and state highways, the Odisha government’s recent announcement to denotify state highways as urban roads, hit the first hurdle after State Excise minister Damodar Rout on Tuesday alleged that his department was not consulted before taking such a decision. The minister stated though the decision […]

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Need to ban Lamanis from Goa: Tourism minister

Panaji: Tourism minister Manohar Ajgaonkar said that Lamanis, members of a nomadic tribe mostly hailing from Karnataka, should be banned from Goa because they besmirch the reputation of Goa and don’t fit in the coastal state’s culture. Speaking to IANS on Monday, Ajgaonkar also said that police inspectors in whose jurisdiction drugs are sold, should […]

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Russia may ban 'Beauty and the Beast' over gay character

Moscow: The Russian government is coming under pressure to ban Disneys live-action movie “Beauty and the Beast” for allegedly contravening a 2013 law that prohibits “gay propaganda” aimed at children. In Bill Condon’s film, LeFou (Josh Gad) has a crush on Gaston (Luke Evans). Condon told Attitude magazine that LeFou’s role is groundbreaking. Vitaly Milonov, […]

Ban on water pouches, polythene carry bags in Koraput

Koraput: In an environment friendly measure, the administration in Odisha’s Koraput district has decided to ban the use of water pouches and polythene carry bags of thickness less than 40 microns during the coming Rath Yatra in the town. Thousands of people, including tribals from neighbouring villages, throng Koraput during the annual festival. They often […]