Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Tag Archives: ban

Mohammad Irfan to lecture Pakistan team on anti-corruption

mohammad-irfan

KARACHI: After serving a six-month ban for violating the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) anti-corruption code, Pakistan’s fast bowler Mohammad Irfan – as part of his rehabilitation process – will give a lecture to members of the Pakistani team on anti-corruption. Irfan was suspended by the PCB for twelve months after ...

Read More »

Supreme Court allows Donald Trump ban on refugees

donald_trump_official

WASHINGTON: The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to maintain its restrictive policy on refugees. The justices on Wednesday agreed to an administration request to block a lower court ruling that would have eased the refugee ban and allowed up to 24,000 refugees to enter the country before the ...

Read More »

Amnesty urges India to ban shotgun pellets in Kashmir

kashmir-pellets

SRINAGAR: An international human rights group urged India to immediately ban the use of shotguns by government forces in suppressing protests against Indian rule in disputed Kashmir, saying pellets fired by the weapons have blinded and killed people indiscriminately. Amnesty International also criticized Indian authorities for failing to support those ...

Read More »

Sharjeel Khan banned for five years in PSL spot fixing scandal

Sharjeel-khan

LAHORE: Ban of five years has been imposed on left handed batsman Sharjeel Khan in Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot fixing scandal by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)’s Anti Corruption Tribunal today. According to details, no fine is being imposed on the player. Sharjeel was accused of playing two dot balls ...

Read More »

Elon Musk among tech founders to call for UN to ban ‘killer robots’

robots

Killer robots, once just characters in dystopian science fiction novels and films, could soon become the next form of revolutionary warfare after nuclear bombs, according to industry experts. In an open letter to the United Nations (UN) Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW), 116 signatories — including Tesla’s Elon Musk ...

Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo handed five-match ban for referee push

MADRID: Cristiano Ronaldo was hit with a five-match ban by the Spanish football federation (RFEF) on Monday for pushing the referee after being sent off in Real Madrid´s 3-1 Spanish Super Cup, first leg win over Barcelona. The World Player of the Year received an automatic one-match ban for his ...

Read More »

UK to ban sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2040

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 09:  Buses and taxis fill Oxford Street on July 9, 2014 in London, England. Researchers from King's College London have found that concentrations of nitrogen dioxide in Oxford Street are the worst on earth.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

LONDON: Britain said on Wednesday it will outlaw the sale of new diesel and petrol cars and vans from 2040 in a bid to cut air pollution but environmental groups said the proposals did not go far enough. Environment minister Michael Gove announced the move as part of the government’s ...

Read More »

Bieber banned from China for ‘bad behaviour’

Justin Bieber

CHINA: Canadian pop star Justin Bieber has been banned from performing in China, according to Beijing’s Culture Bureau. In a statement, the ministry said it was not appropriate to allow in entertainers who have engaged in “bad behaviour.” “Justin Bieber is a gifted singer, but he is also a controversial ...

Read More »

Top Europe court upholds ban on full-face veil in Belgium

naqab

BELGIUM: The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday upheld a Belgian ban on wearing the full-face niqab veil in public. The court ruled that the restriction sought to guarantee social cohesion, the “protection of the rights and freedoms of others” and that it was “necessary in a democratic society”, ...

Read More »

Lionel Messi’s four-match FIFA ban overturned

Lionel Messi

ZURICH: Argentina’s hopes of reaching next year’s World Cup were given a huge boost on Friday after FIFA overturned Lionel Messi’s four-game ban for swearing at an assistant referee.FIFA said there was not enough evidence to support the stiff punishment meted out in March to the 29-year-old Barcelona striker, who ...

Read More »