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  • Sarita Devi's suspension: HC seeks Boxing India's response 14 hours 55 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought a response from Boxing India on a plea challenging International Boxing Association's (AIBA) decision to suspend boxer Laisram Sarita Devi for refusing to accept the bronze medal at the Asian Games in South Korea. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and...
  • To prevent girls from 'straying', Bihar panchayat bans jeans, mobiles 4 days ago

    Gopalganj: A village panchayat in Bihar has banned girls from wearing jeans and using mobile phones claiming that they increase the chances of girls "going astray". Confirming that such a diktat has been issued in Singha panchayat in Hathua block of the district, Hathua Block Development Officer Jitendra Kumar said the...
  • Don't think Sarita Devi was given a big penalty: Vijender Singh 6 days ago

    Kolkata: Olympic bronze medal-winning boxer Vijender Singh Thursday said the International Boxing Association (AIBA)'s decision to ban female pugilist L. Sarita Devi for a year was not a big penalty and the punishment will pass swiftly. The 29-year-old Sarita was also fined 1,000 Swiss francs ($1020) for refusing to accept her...
  • 2015 must be a 'time for global action' against terror, says UN chief Ban Ki-moon 6 days ago

    United Nations: The year 2015 must be a "time for global action", UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said and asked the international community to do more to counter extremism and work on reforms of world body to adapt it to a new global landscape. Highlighting the key imperatives for...
  • Xiaomi's India smartphone ban partially lifted; allowed to sell Qualcomm-based handsets till January 8 December 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court permitted Chinese mobile phone maker Xiaomi to sell and import Qualcomm chipset based handsets till January 8, as a temporary measure. In an interim order, the High Court had on December 8 restrained Xiaomi as well as online e-commerce site Flipkart from selling in India...
  • Investments in Uber's Indian rivals uncertain after taxi application ban December 14, 2014

    Mumbai: A ban on online taxi services in India, following the arrest in New Delhi of an Uber driver accused of rape, has brought uncertainty to the millions of dollars of international investment pumped into Uber's Indian rivals Ola and TaxiForSure. Ola raised $210 million in October from a group led...
  • Delhi rape: Centre for regulation, not ban on taxi services, asks states to stop web-based cabs December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: As the alleged rape of a woman by a driver of an international taxi service in Delhi creates outrage in the country, the Centre on Tuesday asked all states to stop operations of all web-based taxi services. The anguish over the rape of the woman executive working in a...
  • UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to attend Vibrant Gujarat Summit-2015 December 8, 2014

    Gandhinagar: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will take part in the 'Vibrant Gujarat Summit-2015' during his two-day visit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state on January 10 and 11 next year. "Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the UN, is going to take part in our Vibrant Gujarat Summit-2015. He will...
  • Having lost his speech to throat cancer, survivor writes to PM for ban on loose cigarettes December 4, 2014

    New Delhi: A former Customs Commissioner, who lost his speech due to throat cancer after prolonged tobacco use, has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to reconsider the proposal to ban sale of loose cigarettes, amid reports that the move is likely to be put on hold. "After having...
  • Supreme Court allows Comedy Central to go on air November 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday allowed Comedy Central to go on air and stayed Delhi High Court's order upholding the Centre's decision to stop transmission of the entertainment channel for 10 days for allegedly broadcasting "obscene" and "vulgar" dialogues. "As an interim measure, it is directed that the direction...
  • 'Business Idea: Single cigarette packets.' Twitter users react to the proposed ban on loose cigarettes in India November 26, 2014

    India moved a step closer to banning the sale of unpackaged cigarettes, with a view to discourage smoking in a country where close to a million people each year die of tobacco-related diseases. More than 70 percent of the cigarettes sold in India are loose.The health ministry has accepted the...
  • Loose cigarettes likely to be banned, Health Ministry accepts expert panel's recommendation November 25, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major decision to curb the use of cigarettes, the Health Ministry has accepted the recommendation of expert panel to ban the sale of loose cigarettes. The ministry has circulated a draft note on the ban. Before a reshuffle in the Cabinet, former health minister in Prime Minister...
  • Ebola could be contained by mid-2015: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon November 22, 2014

    Washington: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that the spread of the deadly Ebola virus could be contained by mid-2015. Ban made the observation on Friday and said that the Ebola outbreak could be contained by continuing to scale up the global fight against the disease. Addressing a press conference at the...
  • Mohammad Amir puts acting career on hold for domestic cricket hopes November 17, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned pace bowler Mohammad Amir has put his acting career on hold after the country's cricket governing body PCB said that it would be requesting the ICC to allow the tainted player to play domestic cricket before his ban ends in August 2015. "For me cricket has always been...
  • Watch: 'Who says non-vegetarian food is West's influence on India' November 16, 2014

    Cyrus Broacha takes on the central government which recently sent out a protest letter to IITs across the country over non-vegetarian food items served in the institute. ...
  • Pakistan to apply for Mohammad Amir's clearance next week November 11, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Pakistan's cricket chief on Tuesday said that an appeal will be lodged with the anti-corruption unit to clear the way for seamer Mohammad Amir to play domestic matches before his five-year ban expires. The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday revised its anti-corruption code which means that banned players...
  • Kerala High Court orders liquor shops on highways to shift, gives 2 weeks' time to act November 10, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala High Court on Monday directed the state government to shift all retail liquor shops located on the national and state highways. Acting Chief Justice Ashok Bhushan passed the order while hearing a public interest litigation that such shops on the highways make it easy for vehicle drivers to...
  • Pradeep Sangwan eager to get back as BCCI lifts doping ban November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: It couldn't have been a better birthday gift for Delhi's left-arm seamer Pradeep Sangwan as he received an e-mail from the BCCI confirming that his 18-month long doping ban has been lifted and that he can resume training with his state team. "Yesterday was my 24th birthday and a...
  • Climate change fight affordable, cut emissions to zero by 2100: UN November 3, 2014

    Copenhagen: Governments can keep climate change in check at manageable costs but will have to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2100 to limit risks of irreversible damage, a UN report said on Sunday. The 40-page synthesis, summing up 5,000 pages of work by 800 scientists already published since September...
  • Kerala liquor ban: KM Mani in a fix, probe ordered over bribery allegations November 2, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: In a huge blow to Kerala Finance Minister KM Mani, an investigation has been ordered against him for allegedly demanding Rs 5 crore bribe for renewing licenses of closed bars. Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala has ordered a vigilance enquiry against Mani following a letter from Leader of Opposition VS...
  • Kerala: KBHA President accuses KM Mani of demanding Rs 5 crore bribe for renewing licenses November 1, 2014

    The Kerala Bar Owners Association has accused the state's Finance Minister of demanding a bribe of Rs 5 crore for renewing the licenses of closed bars. "The allegation against him is baseless. I can say this because it has been alleged that I was in the know, but this is...
  • Kerala: Bar owners' body accuses Minister of demanding Rs 5 crore bribe for renewing licenses November 1, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: In what means major trouble for the Oommen Chandy government in Kerala, the Kerala Bar Owners Association has accused the state's Finance Minister KM Mani of demanding a bribe of Rs 5 crore for renewing the licenses of closed bars. The association claimed that it gave in to the...
  • Canada imposes visa ban on three Ebola-hit countries November 1, 2014

    Ottawa: Canada will stop issuing visas to people from the three West African nations where Ebola is widespread, the government said on Friday. The federal citizenship ministry, explaining the move, said in an official document that "the introduction or spread of the disease would pose an imminent and severe risk to...
  • Relief for Kerala bar owners, 250 hotel bars allowed to function for a month October 31, 2014

    Kochi: In a relief for Kerala bar owners, the High Court division bench stayed the court's single bench order permitting bars only in four star and heritage hotels in the state to serve liquor. All 250 hotel bars will be allowed to function for a period of one month. ...
  • Kerala High Court allows bars only in 4 star, heritage hotels; those in 2, 3 star hotels to close down October 30, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Backing the Kerala government decision, the high court on Thursday allowed bars only in four star and heritage hotels. The court has ordered that bars in all two star and three star hotels to be closed down. The government had announced its new liquor policy on August 14 this year and...
  • Goa government suspends water sports after death of Russian tourists October 30, 2014

    Panaji: The Goa government suspended all water sports activity across the state following the fresh incident of death of three Russian nationals near here during a water sport activity being operated illegally. It was brought into notice of the government that several water sports in Goa were running illegally and an...
  • UN chief calls for stopping Ebola 'at its source' October 29, 2014

    United Nations: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has criticised the travel bans and closing of borders by countries in response to the Ebola outbreak and asked the nations not to incite panic, saying "the only way to stop Ebola is to stop it at its source." "The gravity of the (Ebola)...
  • US isolates troops, Australia slaps visa ban on Ebola-hit West Africa states October 28, 2014

    Washington: The US military has started isolating soldiers returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa and Australia became the first rich nation to impose a visa ban on the affected countries amid global anxiety about the spread of the virus. The latest measures, along with decisions by some US...
  • DLF ban: Mutual Funds say Sebi should not enforce all its rules on them October 26, 2014

    Mumbai: As DLF is unable to redeem mutual funds worth Rs 2,500 crore in view of Sebi's ban on the largest builder in a case pertaining to its IPO in 2007, MFs have said that the capital market regulator should not enforce all its rules on them. "As a sectoral regulator,...
  • Kerala liquor sale falls after new liquor policy October 24, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Sales have fallen with the new liquor policy being in force in Kerala since September, a minister said on Friday. Excise Minister K Babu told reporters that ever since the Congress-led UDF government assumed office in 2011, the rate of growth of liquor sales, which stood at 21 per cent,...