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Telangana govt. bans uasge of plastic in civic offices

Telangana govt. bans uasge of plastic in civic offices. The Telangana government has instructed municipal bodies across the state to stop usage of plastic. Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MAUD) Principal Secretary Arvind Kumar, issued guidelines to discontinue the usage of single-use plastic items, like plastic and tetra bottles, single-use straws, plastic/styrofoam tea cups/containers, plastic

Karnataka Government bans Sunny Leone

Karnataka Government bans Sunny Leone

Karnataka Government bans Sunny Leone. On Friday the government of Karnataka banned Bollywood actor Sunny Leone to perform at a New Year’s Eve show in Bengaluru. While talking to media home minister R Ramalinga Reddy said “We have denied permission fearing law and order problems in the wake of protests by pro-Kannada outfits and also keeping in view the directions

Delhi LG bans garbage dumping in Ghazipur

Garbage dumping in Ghazipur has been banned with immediate effect and the landfill site is likely to be cleared within two years, Lt Governor Anil Baijal’s office said today. A day after a portion of the waste dump, estimated to be as high as a 15-storey building, collapsed, killing two persons, Baijal held a meeting

Japan bans Galaxy Note 7 on airplanes over fire risk

Tokyo:  Japan has barred all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones from airplanes, mirroring moves by US regulators and a string of carriers that banned the recalled devices over fire risk concerns. The weekend announcement from Japan’s transport ministry follows an earlier warning that asked airlines to urge passengers not to turn on or charge the

Air Asia bans Samsung Note 7 on all its flights

New Delhi: Malaysian budget airline group Air Asia has prohibited carrying Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on board any of its flights, including those operated by Air Asia India, due to safety concerns. The ban is effective from mid-night today, Air Asia said. The decision of not allowing the latest Galaxy Note series smartphone comes

UK airline bans 6 ‘drunken’ passengers after trouble on flight

London: British low-cost airline Jet2 today said it has banned six “drunken” passengers from its flights after they behaved rudely to the crew, amidst growing incidents of “air rage” in the country. Jet2 said the group caused problems on a flight from Newcastle to Tenerife on Saturday. The airline has banned three people for a

Burkini’ bans good for sales: Australian designer

Sydney:  Burkini bans in France have boosted sales and interest in the full-bodied Islamic swimsuit, particularly from non-Muslim women, the Australian credited with creating the design said today.The burkini has sparked huge controversy in France, with bans in 15 towns in the country’s southeast amid high tensions following a string of deadly jihadist attacks. But

CAS bans wrestler Narsingh for four years

Rio de Janeiro: Narsingh Yadav’s Olympic dream seems to have come to an end with the Court for Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upholding the World Anti Doping Agency’s (WADA) appeal against the clean chit given to him in a doping violation case. The ad hoc division of the CAS, which met here on Thursday to

CSA bans four players for match-fixing

Johannesburg: Cricket South Africa (CSA)today banned four players, including former international Thami Tsolekile, for match-fixing in the 2015 Ram Slam T20 tournament. The other three banned players are Jean Symes, Ethy Mbhalati and Pumelela Matshikwe. While former Test wicketkeeper Tsolekile has been banned for 12 years, Symes has been handed a seven-year ban. Mbhalati and

Russia appeals against ban from Rio Paralympic Games

Moscow: Russia has submitted an appeal against the suspension of its para athletes from the Rio 2016 Games by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the president of the Federation of Physical Culture and Sport for Persons with Physical Disabilities of Russia has said. IPC President Philip Craven on Sunday announced a decision to suspend Russian

UN rejects assertions of Ban’s silence on Kashmir

United Nations: The UN has strongly rejected assertion that Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has a “vow of silence” on the issue of Kashmir. “It’s not a vow of silence. We did say something, but that’s where we stand on it right now,” Ban’s deputy spokesman Farhan Haq told reporters at the daily press briefing yesterday when

Twitter permanently bans its most abusive user

New York: After several complaints and repeated suspensions, the micro-blogging site Twitter has permanently ban Milo Yiannopoulos, the tech editor at conservative news site Breitbart and one of Twitter’s most offensive users. The move came after Yiannopoulos led an online troll against Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones who vowed to leave Twitter over her treatment, prompting

Bangladesh bans Zakir Naik’s ‘Peace’ mobile phones

Dhaka: Bangladesh authorities have banned controversial Indian Islamic preacher Zakir Naik’s Peace mobile phone, days after banning his Peace TV from airwaves and online, said a media report. “These phones cannot be allowed anymore because there’s a clear instruction from the government to stop all kinds of publicity of Zakir Naik,” bdnews24.com quoted Bangladesh telecoms


Govt bans 240 websites offering escort services

New Delhi: Government has banned 240 websitesoffering escort services on the recommendation of an expert committee under the Ministry of Home Affairs. “The order to block 240 escorts websites was issued to internet service providers on Monday on recommendations made by an expert committee under the Ministry of Home Affairs,” an IT Ministry official told

UK university bans traditional throwing of graduation hats

London: A British university has banned students from throwing their graduation hats, or mortar boards, up in the air over health and safety concerns, but in a “bargain” offered to add digital shots of the much-loved tradition afterwards for a price. University of East Anglia students have been sent instructions this week to instead mime