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  • Tens of thousands expected at New York climate march 7 hours 29 minutes ago

    New York: Celebrities, activists and political leaders are expected to join more than 100,000 people in New York on Sunday for what could be the largest climate change protest in history, organizers said. Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio, former US vice president turned advocate Al Gore, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon...
  • Kerala: Achuthanandan opposes more taxes to make up for losses after liquor ban Yesterday

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala opposition leader VS Achuthanandan has come down heavily at the state Cabinet's decision to impose additional taxes. In a press statement he said that that a session of the Legislative Assembly has to be called immediately to discuss the proposal where the government through an order is aiming...
  • UN names new envoy for West Africa 1 week ago

    United Nations: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday appointed Mohammed Ibn Chambas of Ghana as his special representative and head of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA). Chambas will succeed Said Djinnit of Algeria to whom the Secretary General is grateful for his dedication and effective leadership at...
  • EC reprimands Yogi Adityanath for defying ban on poll meeting September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Taking note of the violation of Model Code of Conduct by BJP leader Yogi Adityanath, the Election Commission on Thursday reprimanded the MP from Gorakhpur and warned him to be cautious in the future. The BJP leader has been banned of holding election rallies. Defying the ban,...
  • Policy making elected government's prerogative: Congress on Kerala liquor ban September 11, 2014

    In a temporary relief for bar owners in Kerala, the Supreme Court has directed the Kerala government not to cancel bar licences till September 30. The apex court observed that if such a move has to happen, it should be in one go. ...
  • Mary Kom spoke to the government officials, nothing could be done: Priyanka Chopra on Manipur banning her film September 11, 2014

    Priyanka Chopra is happy with all the critical praise coming her way for her performance as MC Mary Kom in the boxer's biopic, but the actress says it is "disheartening" that people from Manipur cannot see the movie. Mary Kom too had expressed her sadness over her hometown missing its date...
  • Gujarat is much safer after prohibition, why not ban all bars: SC to Kerala government September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Lashing out at the Kerala government for proposing a partial ban on liquor bars in the state, the Supreme Court on Thursday asked the government to ban bars across the state like Gujarat. "If you want to stop it, stop the whole thing in one go like Gujarat....
  • Relief for Kerala bar owners, SC directs state not to cancel their licences till September 30 September 11, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: In a temporary relief for Kerala bar owners, the Supreme Court directed the Kerala government not to cancel their licences till September 30. The SC asked Kerala HC to hear the petition challenging the state government's prohibition policy as soon as possible. Hitting out hard on the state government, the...
  • Kerala set to implemenmt new liquor policy, bar owners eyes on SC September 10, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: As Kerala is all set to implement the new liquor policy by Thursday night, there is some air of hope for the bar owners as the Supreme court will consider their case. The state government had decided on August 21 to close down all bars other than the five...
  • Journalists protest ban on channels in Telangana September 10, 2014

    Hyderabad: For a second consecutive day, journalists from two Telugu news channels on Wednesday staged a protest in front of Raj Bhavan demanding the lifting of a ban on their channels in Telangana. Police arrested about 70 employees of the two channels for staging a sit-in, seeking intervention of Governor ESL...
  • Rs 2 lakh worth banned tobacco products seized in Salem September 10, 2014

    Salem: Ten thousand packets of banned tobacco products worth about Rs two lakh were seized from a mini lorry at Thoppur ghat section on Wednesday, police said. They said the speeding mini lorry was intercepted at the Thoppur ghat section and a search revealed the packets hidden inside. Four occupants...
  • UN to hold high-level Ebola event on outbreak September 10, 2014

    United Nations: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will hold a high-level event later this month to spur international efforts to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said that the meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly's annual ministerial meeting, which starts on September 24,...
  • PIL filed in Delhi High Court against the makers of 'Finding Fanny' over the usage of 'vulgar word fanny' September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: A petition was filed in the Delhi High Court Tuesday seeking a ban on the release of director Homi Adajania's new movie 'Finding Fanny' starring Deepika Padukone and Arjun Kapoor, due to the use of "vulgar word 'fanny'". The public interest litigation (PIL) also challenged the UA certificate given...
  • UN chief calls for more support to fight Ebola September 9, 2014

    United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon has called leaders of some countries and organisations to urge more support in the fight against the deadly Ebola, a spokesman said on Monday. "He spoke to UK Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande, Cuban President Raul Castro and President of the...
  • UN chief hails new government in Iraq September 9, 2014

    United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Monday welcomed the formation of a new government in Iraq, saying that it "is a positive step towards political stability and peace in the country". "The Secretary-General welcomes the announcement of the formation of a new inclusive government in Iraq and congratulates Haider...
  • Tharoor slams Kerala government's decision to ban alcohol, says it will hit revenue, tourism September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The Kerala government continues to face criticism over its decision to ban alchohol in the state. Congress MP from Kerala Shashi Tharoor has said that the decision will hit revenue and tourism in the state. Tharoor said, "It is a widely popular decision, but there are issues with...
  • Kerala High Court asks state government to make new liquor policy into law August 26, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: In more bad news for liquor lovers in 'God's own country', the Kerala High Court on Tuesday directed the state government to make its new liquor policy limiting bar licenses to just 5 star hotels into a law. The state government on Tuesday informed the court about its new liquor...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 22, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Kerala liquor ban prompted by political considerations? August 22, 2014

    There are mixed reactions in Kerala as one of India's top consumers of liquor heads for prohibition with a proposal to make God's Own Country alcohol-free in 10 years. The big question is whether the ban is prompted by political considerations and whether prohibition will actually work on the ground. ...
  • Banning alcohol wil encourage black marketing: Mumbai locals August 23, 2014

    After the decision of government to ban sale of alcohol in Mumbai and Kerala this is how locals from Mumbai reacted. ...
  • Does prohibition of alcohol work? August 22, 2014

    In a move that has sent ripples across Kerala, the state which was once infamous for its love for liquor is soon set to run dry. The state government has bowed down to pressure from within to announce that it will enforce prohibition in a phased manner. ...
  • Kerala: People will only end up paying more for liquor due to ban, say residents August 22, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: In a move that has sent ripples across Kerala, the state which was once infamous for its love for liquor is soon set to run dry. The state government has bowed down to pressure from within to announce that it will enforce prohibition in a phased manner. "Our aim...
  • Kerala: Partial prohibition on liquor from April 2015 August 21, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram:United Democratic Front has decided to impose partial prohibition on liquor in Kerala from April 2015. Bars will be allowed only in five star hotels in Kerala. Chief Minister Oommen chandy and Muslim league have been pushing for prohibition. Bar licences will not be issued for 418 closed bars and licences...
  • Tobacco ban: Health Ministry to make law more stringent August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Tobacco control seems to have finally taken precedence in India. First the Modi government made cigarettes costlier, then called for nationwide ban on tobacco products and now for the first time in over a decade since the cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act 2003 (COTPA) was formed, the...
  • US snaps back at Egypt's criticism of Ferguson unrest August 20, 2014

    Ferguson: A US official on Tuesday snapped back at Egypt after criticism from Cairo over possible human rights violations in the racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. "We here in the United States will put our record for confronting our problems transparently and honestly and openly up against any other countries in...
  • UN chief urges restraint after protests over teen's killing in US August 19, 2014

    United Nations: As protests intensify over the killing of an American teenager in Missouri, UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday urged all parties to exercise restraint and for authorities to respect the right to peaceful assembly. According to Ban's spokesperson, the UN chief is aware that US federal authorities have announced...
  • UN chief commends al-Maliki's decision to quit as Iraq's PM August 15, 2014

    United Nations: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has commended the decision of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to give up his candidature and support Haider al-Abadi to succeed him. "The secretary general commends the decision of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to withdraw his candidature and his pledge to support Haider al-Abadi...
  • SC issues notice to Centre, states on PIL seeking ban on cigarettes, bidis August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major setback to the smokers, the Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice to the Centre and all states on a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking a ban on cigarettes and bidis in the country. There is already a ban on selling cigarettes and bidis near educational...
  • Bihar government lifts ban on sale of 5 kg LPG cylinders August 9, 2014

    The Bihar government on Friday lifted the ban on sale of 5 kg LPG cylinder, which it had imposed following evidence of their use in the serial blasts at Bodh Gaya in July last year. A release by Minister for Food and Civil Supplies Shyam Rajak said he accepted the plea...
  • Ban Ki-moon calls Israeli attack on UN-run school a 'criminal act' August 4, 2014

    United Nations: UN chief Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned an Israeli attack on a UN-run school in the Gaza Strip that killed 10 Palestinians, terming it as a "moral outrage and a criminal act" and demanding that those responsible for the act should be held accountable. "It is a moral outrage...