BANS

  • Stay extended on order banning diesel vehicles over 10 years old 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal on Friday extended till May 18 a stay on its order banning plying of diesel vehicles which are over 10 years old in Delhi-NCR, bringing relief to public utility services and private owners. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar extended the stay...
  • EU top court says banning homosexuals from giving blood may be justified 4 days ago

    Europe's top court ruled on Wednesday that banning homosexual men from giving blood may be justified where strictly necessary and only if there are no alternatives for preventing the transmission of severe infectious diseases. A doctor in France refused a blood donation from Geoffrey Leger in 2009 on the grounds that...
  • Real Madrid deny reports of transfer ban by FIFA 5 days ago

    Madrid: Real Madrid has denied a Spanish media report saying FIFA would punish the team for breaking rules regarding the signing of youth players. In a statement on Wednesday, Madrid says the report is "absolutely false" and that the club has not violated any rules. Cadena SER radio reported that FIFA would...
  • Bombay High Court upholds beef ban in Maharashtra 5 days ago

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday upheld the Maharashtra government's decision to ban sale and consumption of beef in the state. A division bench comprising Justice V.M. Kanade and Justice M.S. Sonak gave the verdict in a bunch of PIL'S (Public Interest Litigation) challenging the state government's move to ban...
  • Indonesia faces heavy criticism for executing foreign prisoners for drug peddling 5 days ago

    Indonesia is facing heavy criticism from the international community for executing seven foreign prisoners for drug peddling. The island nation executed seven convicts including two Australians and four Africans by the firing squad. Indonesia turned a deaf ear to appeals against the execution from the international community led by UN...
  • Microsoft phones infringe patents, rules judge; ban threat looms 6 days ago

    New York: Microsoft Corp lost a round in a potentially costly patent battle when a US International Trade Commission judge on Monday found that the software giant used InterDigital Inc's technology in its mobile phones without permission. The judge, Theodore Essex, said that Microsoft infringed two wireless cellular patents owned by...
  • Delhi High Court refuses to pass order on prosecution of Nirbhaya documentary maker 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday refused to pass an order for prosecution of BBC and the British director of the controversial documentary on December 16 gangrape case, saying that a PIL is already pending before another bench in which the same issue has been raised. A bench of...
  • BWF imposes 8 months backdated ban on Lee Chong Wei 1 week ago

    Kuala Lumpur: Former World No.1 Lee Chong Wei was on Monday handed an eight-month sanction for a doping violation but the Malaysian star shuttler will be able to return to international badminton next month as the ban was backdated from August 30. The 33-year-old Malaysian was temporarily suspended by the BWF...
  • UN chief Ban Ki-moon condoles deaths in Nepal earthquake April 26, 2015

    United Nations: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday condoled the deaths in Nepal after a major quake hit the Kathmandu Valley causing wide-scale destruction. Ban, on behalf of the UN, conveyed the condolences in a specially issued statement. "Our thoughts are with the people of Nepal and neighbouring countries today...
  • Any such action against the film saddens me, hope it comes out looking better when re-released: Arif Zakaria on producer withdrawing 'Nanak Shah Fakir' from theatres April 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Even though the movie lovers have been lauding 'Nanak Shah Fakir', producer Harvinder Singh Sikka decided to withdraw the film from theatres across the world following wide-spread resentment among the Sikh masses over its content. "As per the directions of holy Akal Takht (the highest temporal seat of...
  • China to crack down on exotic dancers at village funerals April 25, 2015

    China will crack down on strippers who perform at rural funerals, the Ministry of Culture said on Thursday, taking aim at performances it described as illegal and which corrupt "social morals". State media have said burlesque shows at some funerals aim to draw more mourners and show off the family's wealth,...
  • Hit by beef ban, butchers eye foreign-origin Jersey cows, say they may be less sacred than local cattle April 25, 2015

    Mumbai: Battling a beef ban that has threatened their livelihoods, Muslim traders in India are seeking permission to slaughter foreign-origin Jersey cows they think will not be as sacred to the country's majority Hindus as locally bred cattle. Several states led by the Bharatiya Janata Party have either brought new laws...
  • Hit by beef ban, Indian butchers eye Jersey cows April 24, 2015

    Mumbai: Battling a beef ban that has threatened their livelihoods, Muslim traders in India are seeking permission to slaughter foreign-origin Jersey cows they think will not be as sacred to the country's majority Hindus as locally bred cattle. Several states led by the Hindu nationalist Baratiya Janata Party of Prime Minister...
  • Amidst 'he's cute' sighs, Jordan's Prince becomes the youngest to chair UN Security Council meet April 24, 2015

    United Nations: Jordan's 20-year-old crown prince has become the youngest person ever to chair a meeting of the UN Security Council, to applause and some "He's cute!" sighs. Prince Al Hussein Bin Abdullah II led an open debate on how youth can combat violent extremism and what he calls its...
  • Eating beef not a fundamental right: Maharashtra government tells HC April 21, 2015

    Mumbai: It is not a fundamental right of a citizen to eat beef and the state legislation can regulate consumption of flesh of animals, the Maharashtra government on Tuesday told the Bombay High Court. Advocate General Sunil Manohar made this submission while opposing a bunch of petitions challenging the ban on...
  • ISKCON extends its support to ban on slaughter of cows April 21, 2015

    Mumbai: The International (RPT)International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) extended its support to the ban on slaughter of cows on Tuesday, saying that rearing these animals would add much more to the economy rather than killing them. "The cottage industry through cow protection and cow rearing is a wonderful model for...
  • CM Fadnavis defends beef ban, says government's decision justified April 20, 2015

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis defended the controversial beef ban in the state saying the Constitution makes provision for a cow slaughter ban. He said, "The government is justified in implementing beef ban. Ban on cow slaughter is what people of Maharashtra wants. The government will listen to what people...
  • 30 minutes: Beef ban in Maharashtra April 19, 2015

    BJP-ruled state Maharashtra banned sale and consumption of beef and has imposed a five-year jail term for cow slaughter. ...
  • San Francisco board approves wild animal performance ban April 19, 2015

    San Francisco's Board of Supervisors has voted unanimously to ban performances of wild or exotic animals for public entertainment, including appearances in circuses or on the sets of movies, television shows and commercials. The measure, approved 11-0 by the board on Tuesday and expected to be enacted in a final vote...
  • Being vegetarian a personal choice: Kamal Haasan on beef ban April 19, 2015

    After Maharashtra government has put a ban on beef, veteran actor Kamal Haasan said being a vegetarian should be a matter of personal choice. In an exclusive interview to Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand, Haasan said, "According to scriptures, Brahmins used to be beef eaters. I don't eat beef anymore, it's...
  • Injury hits comeback for Pakistan's Mohammad Amir April 17, 2015

    Paceman Mohammad Amir's comeback after his ban for spot-fixing has been halted by a hamstring injury which will take up to three weeks to recover, his agent said Friday. The left-arm quick suffered the injury on his 23rd birthday -- the second day of the Patron's Trophy Grade II final in...
  • Censor Board stifles my freedom: Kamal Haasan April 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Tamil superstar Kamal Haasan says he has an ongoing struggle against the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to achieve creative freedom. The 60-year-old actor, whose 2013 film 'Vishwaroopam' was initially banned in Tamil Nadu for 15 days and saw a release only after muting certain scenes, has always...
  • Now, Chandigarh bans the screening of 'Nanak Shah Fakir' April 17, 2015

    New Delhi: After Punjab, the controversial film 'Nanak Shah Fakir' has been banned in Chandigarh as well. The movie, based on the life and teachings of Guru Nanak, was scheduled to be released in theaters across the country on April 17. The Chandigarh administration has banned the film following an MHA...
  • Yemen is 'in flames', immediate cease-fire needed, says UN chief April 17, 2015

    Washington: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for an immediate cease-fire in Yemen to spur peace talks and get lifesaving aid into the impoverished Middle East nation. The UN chief on Thursday addressed "the many fateful challenges" the world confronts, from 50 million refugees and displaced people the largest number...
  • No problem with people eating fishes, goats but won't allow cow slaughter: Nitin Gadkari April 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Even as there is a massive public outrage over the beef ban in Maharashtra, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said ban on cow slaughter is necessary to save the ecology. He also lent support to the Maharashtra government's diktat to show Marathi films during primetime slots. He said, "Today...
  • Tamil group DK holds mangalsutra removal event, beef banquet April 14, 2015

    Chennai: Fringe Tamil group Dravida Kazhagam on Tuesday carried out a mangalsutra removal event along with a beef eating banquet in Chennai. The outfit's mangalsutra removal protest is being organised a month after a local private television channel Puthiya Thalaimurai was attacked for carrying out a promo on the relevance...
  • 'Unfreedom' director Raj Amit Kumar calls for freedom of expression April 14, 2015

    New Delhi: After 'Unfreedom' was banned from releasing in India, its director Raj Amit Kumar has released a video appealing to everyone to sign a petition addressed to the prime minister, to protect the freedom of expression of all Indian citizens. The video, which was uploaded on Youtube on April 9,...
  • Chennai: DK to hold 'Beef banquet' to protest against ban on cow slaughter, beef-eating April 14, 2015

    Chennai: Holding that preserving the rights guaranteed under the Constitution, including freedom of expression, was its priority, the Madras High Court on Monday cleared the decks for controversial 'Mangalsutra removal and beef banquet' to be held on Tuesday by Dravidar Kazhagam. "I am only concerned about freedom of expression and Article...
  • Ban on beef by Maharashtra government is nothing but cultural aggression, says Girish Karnad April 10, 2015

    Amid a row over Maharashtra government's decision to ban beef in the state, playwright Girish Karnad hit out at the government. He has called the ban a cultural aggression. ...