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  • Film on homosexuality 'Un-Freedom' banned in India 4 hours 14 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Florida-based director Raj Amit Kumar's debut film "Un-Freedom", starring Adil Hussain and Victor Banerjee in key roles espousing homosexuality, has been banned in India. The 36-year-old director is the latest who has hit out at the certification process in recent times. Disappointed, at being unable to get the required...
  • Modi government to push for cow slaughter ban across India 20 hours 6 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India will use all its "might" to ban cow slaughter across the country, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said in a speech to spiritual leaders, as the Hindu nationalist government moves to fulfil a poll promise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A renewed thrust by Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)...
  • UN chief lauds 'largely peaceful' Nigerian elections Yesterday

    Nigeria: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday congratulated Nigerians for holding "largely peaceful and orderly" elections despite Boko Haram attacks and urged them to continue to maintain a peaceful atmosphere. Ban condemned attacks carried out by "Boko Haram and others who have attempted to disrupt" the presidential and parliamentary polls. But...
  • Beef ban is nothing but diversion from core issues: Congress Yesterday

    Mumbai: Terming the banning of beef in Maharashtra a diversion from core issues concerning people of the state, Congress today said the BJP-led government has shown its true colours after coming to power. AICC General Secretary Mohan Prakash said that at a time when farmers are reeling under severe debt...
  • Court rejects Salman's plea to ban media during recording of statement 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan moved an application to ban the media during the recording of his statement in a 2002 hit-and-run case in a sessions court here on Friday but it was rejected. Judge D. W. Deshpande rejected the plea but directed the media to report only after the recording...
  • Give his beef back and don't decide menu on dining table 4 days ago

    Should law makers have any business to tell us what we should eat? India is gradually being looked at as an intolerant nation, making world headlines for all the wrong reasons and the word 'ban' is the keyword. I begin this saying that I am a Hindu who does not...
  • Maharashtra: Three booked for allegedly slaughtering two calves in Nashik 4 days ago

    Nashik: Three people have been booked for allegedly slaughtering two calves in Nashik in Maharashtra. Meat was seized by the Malegaon Police and a case has been registered at Azadnagar Police in Malegaon. The police is on the lookout for the three accused who are currently on the run. If...
  • China begins crackdown on sexually explicit content on WeChat 5 days ago

    Beijing: China's Internet regulator issued on Wednesday new guidelines prohibiting sexual and vulgar content on Tencent Holdings Ltd's popular messaging app, the latest step in the agency's perennial campaign to clean up China's Internet. The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) said sexually explicit pictures and text, including nude photos and erotic...
  • Delhi government asks federal ministry to block Uber, Ola apps 5 days ago

    New Delhi: New Delhi authorities on Wednesday asked India's federal information technology ministry to block the taxi-hailing apps of US-based Uber and its local rival Ola in the city in a bid to enforce a ban on the companies' services. India in December ordered all unregistered web-based taxi companies to halt...
  • Please don't equate food with religion: Rishi Kapoor speaks out about the beef ban in Maharashtra 1 week ago

    Mumbai: He is facing what he calls "nonsense" for his comment on the beef ban in Maharashtra. But veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, who says he doesn't eat beef in India, is undeterred in reiterating that food and religion must not be equated. The controversy began when Rishi, from his Twitter handle...
  • WordPress faces temporary ban in Pakistan March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: WordPress.com has been temporarily blocked in Pakistan. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA)has reportedly asked the Internet Service Providers across the nation to disable access to the site. The reason for blocking the site hasn't been confirmed. However, a report in TechCrunch noted that when a WordPress site is accessed...
  • Ban Ki-moon condemns 'terrorist attacks' at Yemen mosques March 21, 2015

    United Nations: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned on Friday the "terrorist attacks" on Yemeni mosques that killed at least 142 worshippers. Friday's suicide bombings, claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group, were among the deadliest attacks yet in Yemen. In a statement from his spokesman Farhan Haq, Ban called on all...
  • Beef an integral part of Goa cuisine, cannot be banned, says CM Parsekar March 21, 2015

    Panaji: Even as the Bharatiya Janata Party ruled states of Maharashtra and Haryana banned beef, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said that there will be no such ban in his state. Parsekar said beef is an integral part of the cuisine of the minority community of the state which constitute nearly...
  • UN chief urges Benjamin Netanyahu to renew support for two-state deal United March 20, 2015

    United Nations: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday and urged him to renew Israel's commitment to a "two-state solution" to the Middle East conflict. Netanyahu won re-election this week after a close-fought parliamentary campaign in which he toughened his stance, vowing he would thwart the...
  • German court bans Uber's ridesharing service across the nation March 19, 2015

    Berlin: A German court banned Uber from offering its ridesharing service nationwide on Wednesday, adding to the company's troubles in Europe. Frankfurt state court spokesman Arne Hasse said the ruling banning the UberPop service from offering rides with drivers who don't have taxi permits was issued Wednesday. The ruling can be...
  • No film producer will doubt my integrity: Pahlaj Nihalani March 19, 2015

    Mumbai: Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani, who is in the news after film fraternity members reportedly complained against his autocratic ways, says no film producer can doubt his integrity. Amid all the controversy, Nihalani is playing it cool. "Let them try to get rid of me. The information...
  • Indian government revokes ban on private vehicles over 15 years old March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: This should ring in as good news for people who own or collect old cars and motorcycles. The Government of India has announced that there will be no ban on private vehicles that are older than 15 years. However, it proposes to reduce the time gap in between fitness...
  • Why do we need to have 'gaalis' for the villain to get 'taalis', asks Shatrughan Sinha March 18, 2015

    Mumbai: While CBFC chairman Pahlaj Nihalani is facing ire from the film fraternity over his diktats regarding cuss words in movies, veteran actor and BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha wonders why use of abuses has become a trend in present-day cinema. Shatrughan, who played the badman memorably in many films in the...
  • UN Secretary General condemns terror attack on churches in Pakistan March 17, 2015

    United Nations: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday strongly condemned the terrorist attacks on two churches in Pakistan and called on the government to bring the perpetrators to justice while ensuring that religious minorities are protected. The Secretary-General noted with "grave concern" the Pakistani Taliban's claim of responsibility for Sunday's...
  • BJP keeps principles aside to capture power, says Congress March 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress on Sunday slammed BJP over its alliance with PDP and SAD and asked the ruling party to "clear its stand" on Kashmiri separatist Masrath Alam's controversial remarks and SGPC's contentious commemoration of death anniversaries of Indira Gandhi's assassins. The party said there was a limit to "political opportunism"...
  • Watch: 'The Week Hour Wasn't' with Cyrus Broacha March 14, 2015

    In this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on Arvind Kejriwal's AAP, BJP-PDP alliance in J&K, crazy cricket fans, coalgate and the beef ban in Maharashtra. ...
  • After Maharashtra, beef sale banned in Haryana March 14, 2015

    Chandigarh: The Haryana Government has imposed a complete ban on the sale of beef in any form and proposed to provide for 10 years rigorous imprisonment for cow slaughter, but ruled out equating it with murder. "The ban also covers canned beef which was legal during the tenure of previous government,"...
  • Haryana government keen on making sale, storage of beef illegal March 14, 2015

    After Maharashtra another BJP ruled state will ban beef soon. The Haryana government is keen on making sale and storage of beef in the state illegal and the charge they want to press on defaulters is at par with murder. Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code which deals with...
  • Haryana government proposes to make cow slaughter, beef possession illegal March 13, 2015

    After Maharashtra, Haryana government will introduce a bill in the Budget session to ban beef and cow slaughter in the state. Punishment under section 302 which amounts to murder, will be slapped for cow slaughter and possession of beef will also be included as crime. ...
  • A song on India's 'ban culture' that you must listen to before it gets banned March 12, 2015

    Ban of movies, documentaries, beef, and a whole of other things. Yes, we have done some stupid things and this song about ban points out the inherent hypocrisy in all of this. ...
  • Why just stop at beef? There are so many other food items that should be banned immediately March 12, 2015

    It has been more than a week since the ban of beef has been passes in Maharashtra, and the world is already a much better place to live in. But was it enough?There are so many other food products that need to be banned because they harm us in ways...
  • French palace, British museum join the 'No Selfie Stick Allowed' tourist destinations March 12, 2015

    Paris: "Selfie sticks" have now been banned at a French palace and a British museum, joining a growing list of global tourist attractions to take such measures. The devices are used to improve snapshots, but critics say they are obnoxious and potentially dangerous. Officials at Palace of Versailles outside Paris, and...
  • Haryana government to introduce bill making cow slaughter, beef possesion illegal in Budget session March 12, 2015

    Chandigarh: After Maharashtra, Haryana government will introduce a bill in the Budget session to ban beef and cow slaughter in the state. Punishment under section 302 which amounts to murder, will be slapped for cow slaughter and possession of beef will also be included as crime. Haryana Agriculture Minister Om...
  • Maharashtra's beef ban to boost chicken sales March 11, 2015

    Mumbai: Poultry firms expect demand to pick up after a ban on beef in Maharashtra, with other states ruled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) also aiming to toughen laws on livestock slaughter. India is the world's second largest beef exporter and fifth biggest consumer, although its majority...
  • Maharashtra's beef ban to boost chicken sales March 10, 2015

    Mumbai: Poultry firms expect demand to pick up after a ban on beef in Maharashtra, with other states ruled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) also aiming to toughen laws on livestock slaughter. India is the world's second largest beef exporter and fifth biggest consumer, although its majority...