Restrictions

  • US challenges India's solar export restrictions 11-02-2014 07:20 AM

    Washington: The US on Monday challenged the domestic content requirement of India's solar mission, which it alleged is discriminatory and against international norms, including WTO laws, and badly affects the American domestic solar panel manufacturing industry. As the US Trade Representative, Mike Froman, announced his decision, officials argued that they...
  • India to extend visa-on-arrival facility to tourists from 180 countries 05-02-2014 11:24 PM

    New Delhi: India will extend visa-on-arrival to tourists of all nations barring eight, including Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Iran, as it looks to boost tourism, Planning Minister Rajeev Shukla said on Wednesday. "We have decided to extend the visa-on-arrival facility to tourists from 180 nations. It will take 5-6...
  • Restrictions on gold imports to be reviewed by March end, says P Chidambaram 27-01-2014 12:16 PM

    The restrictions on gold imports will be reviewed by March end, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said on Monday. "I am confident that by the end of this year we will be able to revisit some of the restrictions on gold import but we will do so only when we are...
  • Saudi Arabia may restrict expats' stay to eight years 08-01-2014 07:07 PM

    Saudi Arabia might restrict foreign workers' stay in the country to a maximum of eight years under a proposed law to create jobs for its citizens, a move expected to affect a large number of Indians. The proposed law has been floated by the Labour Ministry which is studying new...
  • Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent Shia Muharram procession 15-11-2013 12:27 PM

    Authorities imposed strict restrictions in some areas of the summer capital Srinagar on Friday to prevent Shia Muharram processions. A senior police officer said restrictions under section 144 of criminal procedure code were imposed in Khanyar, Nowhatta, MR Gunj, Habba Kadal and Safa Kadal areas in Srinagar. "The restrictions have...
  • Congress demands for restriction on opinion polls during elections 02-11-2013 05:13 PM

    New Delhi: Congress has backed Election Commission's views on restricting publication and dissemination of opinion polls during elections, saying the random surveys are "erroneous", "lack credibility" and could be "manipulated" by vested interests. The EC had last month sought views of various political parties on the issue of banning opinion...
  • Republican-led US House passes bill restricting abortion 19-06-2013 07:29 AM

    Washington: The Republican-controlled US House of Representatives on Tuesday passed legislation severely restricting abortions, a move that could alienate women from the conservative party. The bill would ban abortions 20 weeks after fertilization occurs, a time when a fetus begins to feel pain, Republicans said. The legislation makes exceptions for...
  • Smoking ban will save 200,000 lives a year: Medvedev 25-04-2013 05:12 AM

    Moscow: Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said new legislation banning smoking in public places could save up to 200,000 lives annually in the country. "I hope that it (anti-smoking law) will contribute to reducing this factor (smoking)," Medvedev said at the first session of the government's health protection committee....
  • No rethink on limit of 100 SMSes: TRAI 25-09-2011 03:43 PM

    New Delhi: In its effort to stop the menace of unwanted communication, telecom regulator TRAI on Sunday said that as of now, there was no plan to do away the restriction of 100 SMSes per SIM per day for all subscribers, except on special occasions like Diwali, Eid or other...
  • Quake: Railways imposes speed restriction on trains 19-09-2011 12:53 AM

    New Delhi: In the wake of the earthquake in Sikkim and other parts of the northeastern region, the Railways has imposed a speed restriction of 30-40 km per hour on movement of trains plying through north Bengal and Bihar. "Even though there has been no report of any damage to...
  • Pak restricts travel of people linked to Osama 06-09-2011 07:26 PM

    Islamabad: The Pakistani commission probing the US military raid that killed Osama bin Laden and his presence in the garrison city of Abbottabad on Tuesday slapped travel restrictions on all people related to the incident, officials said. The ban came just few days after reports said that the US has...
  • Can India's VIP culture be reined in? 09-07-2010 10:43 PM

    The mother of 10-year-old Aman Khan has put the blame squarely on the Prime Minister's security for her son's death. ...
  • Kanpur boy dies due to PM's security restriction 09-07-2010 09:02 PM

    Kanpur: A aam aadmi (common man) family is grieving in Kanpur because they could not get their 10-year-old child, badly hurt in an accident, to a hospital in time because they were allegedly delayed because of police forcing restrictions for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit. While the blame game has...
  • Left parties wash their hands off Taslima Nasreen 21-12-2007 04:00 PM

    New Delhi: As if gagging the players is not enough, the Indian Cricket Board on Friday asked the media to "refrain" from contacting Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men for interviews as the team wants to "concentrate" on its World Cup campaign. "The members of the media are requested to refrain from...
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  • Sai Baba temple puts security curbs 19-06-2007 09:49 PM

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  • Pak puts curbs on Indian diplomats 02-01-2007 09:07 AM

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