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  • Kerala High Court asks state government to make new liquor policy into law 6 days ago

    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...
  • Ban urges Israel, Hamas to build on Gaza lull July 28, 2014

    United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday urged Israel and Hamas to build on a lull in fighting in Gaza to lay the groundwork for talks on a lasting peace. The appeal came a few hours after the UN Security Council called for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza during...
  • Iraq gets new president, UN chief urges more urgency July 24, 2014

    Baghdad: Kurdish politician Fuad Masum became the new president of Iraq on Thursday, in a step towards forming a new government that visiting UN chief Ban Ki-moon said must be inclusive for the country to survive. A June onslaught on Sunni Arab areas north and west of of Baghdad led by...
  • Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on US flights to Israel July 24, 2014

    Washington: The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on US flights to Israel, which it had imposed out of concern over the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets. The agency made its decision late on Wednesday after working with other US government entities to assess the security situation...
  • UN chief arrives in Cairo for talks on Gaza July 21, 2014

    Cairo: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Cairo on Monday afternoon for talks with Egyptian officials on achieving a ceasefire in the war-stricken Gaza Strip, media reported. Ban is currently on a regional tour that includes Egypt, Qatar, Kuwait, Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Authority for discussions on reaching a...
  • Scores dead in first major ground battle in Gaza July 21, 2014

    Gaza: The first major ground battle in two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting exacted a steep price on Sunday: It killed 65 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers and forced thousands of terrified Palestinian civilians to flee their neighborhood, reportedly used to launch rockets at Israel and now devastated by the fighting. Israeli...
  • Indian in Saudi Arabia banned from going abroad without paying bill July 20, 2014

    Riyadh: An Indian in Saudi Arabia has been banned from travelling abroad when he failed to pay his telephone bill of over Rs 3 lakhs from SIM cards he claims have been registered falsely under his name. Shamsuddin Ansari, who works as a driver, is trying to get his name...
  • TWTW: Photographers refuse to take Salman's pictures July 20, 2014

    The photographer's union in Mumbai is miffed with the actor and his team of security staff. Later the shutterbugs reportedly requested Salman to pose at a particular spot, which the star refused to do. ...
  • Would be more than happy if this stand of not clicking my pictures continues:Salman Khan July 20, 2014

    Mumbai: In a clear message that he is in no mood to back down, Bollywood superstar Salman Khan today dared the paparazzi to continue with their ban on covering him and to make him apologise on the issue. "The good part is that the stand they (photographers) have taken, whether it...
  • Russia says will impose visa bans on US citizens in retaliation July 19, 2014

    Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Saturday Moscow would retaliate against the United States' most recent sanctions over Ukraine by denying entry to several US citizens. "Retaliatory measures definitely will be taken. First of all, a similar number of Americans will be prohibited from entering (Russia)," the ministry's spokesman Alexander Lukashevich was...
  • Gaza toll crosses 300, UN chief heads to the region to bolster truce efforts July 19, 2014

    Gaza: Fresh Israeli air strikes killed 10 people in Gaza on Saturday, hiking the death toll above 300 as UN chief Ban Ki-moon headed to the region to bolster truce efforts. The new peace push came as Israel's campaign against the besieged Palestinian territory entered day 12 in the bloodiest conflict...
  • Family of 8 killed in Gaza, as UN's Ban heads to region July 19, 2014

    Gaza: Israel's Gaza ground assault sent the Palestinian death toll soaring to 296 as UN chief Ban Ki-moon headed to the region on Saturday to bolster efforts to clinch a truce. The new peace effort came as eight members of a single family were killed in Israeli tank fire in northern...
  • Like photographers get paid for the pictures, bodyguards get paid for protecting us: Salman Khan on paparazzi boycott July 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who recently faced a paparazzi boycott, says photographers can refuse to click his pictures but they cannot "ban" him as there's no such provision in the law. He has also questioned if it will even affect his stardom. "You (photographers) can say 'I don't want to...
  • UN chief urges transparent probe of Malaysia jet crash July 18, 2014

    United Nations: United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon has called for a full investigation into the crash of a Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine as he expressed his condolences to the families of the 298 victims who died in the disaster. "I am closely monitoring the reports, along with the International Civil...
  • Why should I get in it? Not my job: Salman Khan on brawl between photographers and his security guards July 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Salman Khan, who has been banned by the paparazzi, says that the loss is on both sides even as he made it clear that photographers should not be under any misconception that stars exist because of them. Last week, at a promotional event here of the 48-year-old actor's upcoming...
  • Apple iPhone 'threat to national security': Chinese media July 12, 2014

    Beijing: A Chinese state broadcaster has accused US technology giant Apple of threatening national security through its iPhone's ability to track and time-stamp a user's location. The "frequent locations" function, which can be switched on or off by users, could be used to gather "extremely sensitive data", and even state secrets,...
  • Damn! People swear up a storm as Russia bans obscenities July 11, 2014

    Moscow: Russians have endured countless crackdowns on their freedoms, but a legal ban on using their vast vocabulary of swear words has really got them hot under the collar. This month's law against swearing in films, theatre and the media has propelled the controversial subject to the forefront of public debate...