RESTRICTIONS

  • Restrictions in Srinagar ahead of PM Narendra Modi's visit July 4, 2014

    Srinagar: Restrictions were imposed in some areas of summer capital Srinagar and senior separatist leaders were placed under house arrest on Friday, a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives on his maiden visit. "Restrictions have been imposed in five police station areas of Khanyar, Rainawari, Nowhatta, M.R. Gunj and Safa...
  • Curfewlike restrictions imposed in parts of Srinagar May 21, 2014

    Curfewlike restrictions were imposed on Wednesday in seven police station areas of the city ahead of a rally planned by Hurriyat Conference. "Restrictions under Section 144 CrPC have been imposed as a precautionary measure in seven police station areas of the city," police said. The police station areas where restrictions have...
  • US challenges India's solar export restrictions February 11, 2014

    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 have...
  • India to extend visaonarrival facility to tourists from 180 countries February 5, 2014

    New Delhi: India will extend visaonarrival 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 visaonarrival facility to tourists from 180 nations. It will take 56...
  • Restrictions on gold imports to be reviewed by March end, says P Chidambaram January 27, 2014

    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 January 8, 2014

    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 proposals...
  • Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent Shia Muharram procession November 15, 2013

    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 been imposed...
  • Congress demands for restriction on opinion polls during elections November 2, 2013

    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 polls...
  • Republicanled US House passes bill restricting abortion June 19, 2013

    Washington: The Republicancontrolled 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 victims...
  • Smoking ban will save 200,000 lives a year: Medvedev April 25, 2013

    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 (antismoking law) will contribute to reducing this factor (smoking)," Medvedev said at the first session of the government's health protection committee. Russia...
  • PDP's Mufti attacks Jammu and Kashmir government March 25, 2013

    Jammu: Patron of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Sunday lambasted the Jammu and Kashmir government, saying its "oppressive policies" like curfew amounted to denying fundamental rights to the people. "Instead of addressing grievances of the people, the state government with the help of draconian methods like curfew is...
  • Pakistan: Partial ban on foreign TV content sought January 4, 2013

    Islamabad: A Pakistani parliamentary panel has sought a ban on airing foreign content in any language during prime time and taking strict action against violators. The National Assembly's standing committee on information and broadcasting made the recommendation following a discussion on the new trend of airing foreign soaps dubbed in...
  • 'New ODI field restrictions rule unfair to bowlers' November 5, 2012

    Pallekele: Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene said the new oneday international rule on field restrictions is disadvantageous to bowlers and could even diminish the role of spinners in the future. Jayawardene said the International Cricket Council rule to restrict the number of outfielders to four, even outside of powerplay overs, heavily...
  • F1 teams ask FIA for spending restrictions March 17, 2012

    Melbourne: Formula One teams have written to the sport's governing body asking for spending restrictions to cap spiraling costs. Last year, the teams mutually agreed to a Resources Restriction Agreement, but there has since been a split amid unresolved questions about whether Red Bull adhered to those agreed restrictions. A letter was...
  • No rethink on limit of 100 SMSes: TRAI September 25, 2011

    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 September 19, 2011

    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 3040 km per hour on movement of trains plying through north Bengal and Bihar. "Even though there has been no report...
  • Pak restricts travel of people linked to Osama September 6, 2011

    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 sought...
  • Can India's VIP culture be reined in? July 9, 2010

    An inconsolable mother of 10yearold Aman Khan has put the blame squarely on the Prime Minister's security for her son's death and has appealed to Sonia Gandhi for justice. Aman Khan, a Class 2 student, suffered head injuries on July 3 after the iron gate at his home in Shyam...
  • Kanpur boy dies due to PM's security restriction July 9, 2010

    Kanpur: A aam aadmi (common man) family is grieving in Kanpur because they could not get their 10yearold 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...
  • H1B restrictions would choke US of talent: Premji May 30, 2009

    Washington: Wipro's executive chairman, Azim Premji has warned that a proposal to restrict hiring holders of H1B visas for skilled workers will choke America of talent coming in and could generate a trade war with countries such as India. "In my opinion it's a very drastic initiative," he said in an...
  • Left parties wash their hands off Taslima Nasreen December 21, 2007

    New Delhi: As living in India gets tough for Taslima Nasreen, the Left has washed its hands off the Bangladeshi author, saying it's for the Centre to decide where the controversial Bangaladeshi author will stay. The Left Central leadership reacted after the Central Government served an ultimatum to Taslima, asking...
  • Why credit card bills have many fees June 26, 2007

    New Delhi: Are you tired of the many late fees and fines that your bank charges you on your credit card account month after month? Have you incurred financial losses because of delay in delivery of bills or late realisation of cheques towards payment? At times, you may have almost...
  • Sai Baba temple puts security curbs June 19, 2007

    Mumbai: After Mumbai's Siddhivinayak temple, the Sai Baba Temple at Shirdi has now imposed restrictions on what devotees can carry inside the temple. The temple authorities said the security has been beefed up due to a threat perception. The move came a day after security was tightened at Mumbai's famous Siddhivinayak...
  • World wipes: What's making news May 3, 2007

    Fearing that British Muslim men were behind several major bomb plots, US plans to impose travel restrictions on 800,000 British citizens of Pakistani origin; US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will meet her Syrian counterpart to discuss Iraq issues and Conservative frontrunner Nicolas Sarkozy and Segolene Royal, vying for the...
  • Be a good IITian! Stop surfing March 12, 2007

    Mumbai: The worldwide web has taken a toll in the most unlikely territory in India, or so it seems. The Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay on Monday restricted Internet access for its students in all its 13 hostels, saying Internet addiction is affecting the academic performance of the students and...
  • Pak puts curbs on Indian diplomats January 2, 2007

    Islamabad: Imposing new restrictions on the movement of Indian diplomats, Pakistan has barred them from traveling out of Islamabad without prior permission. As per the fresh directive, Indian diplomats will not be able to go to even Rawalpindi, just 15 minutes drive from the capital, or the nearby holiday...