Monday, 14 October 2019

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US government plans to ban flavors used in e-cigarettes

WASHINGTON: The federal government will act to ban thousands of flavors used in e-cigarettes, President Donald Trump said, responding to a recent surge in underage vaping that has alarmed parents, politicians and health authorities nationwide. The surprise White House announcement could remake the multibillion-dollar vaping industry, which has been driven ...

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Ban on Mika Singh lifted; he says won’t sing in Pak again

BOLLYWOOD: Singer Mika Singh has apologised to the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) after the association banned him from working in India, following his recent live performance in Pakistan. Interacting with the media on Wednesday in Mumbai, Mika said he had to do it owing to prior commitment, ...

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Atif Aslam reveals he isn’t affected by Bollywood ban

BOLLYWOOD: Pakistani Singer Atif Aslam, who has sung many songs for Bollywood films, has said that he is unaffected by the ban on Pakistani artists in India as he is still very successfully enjoying his live concerts, which is his major source of income. Though Indian fans and film fraternity ...

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San Francisco first major US city to ban e-cigarette sales

SAN FRANCISCO became the first major US city to effectively ban the sale and manufacture of electronic cigarettes, as concerns grow over a sharp rise in vaping among youths. The city’s legislature unanimously approved an ordinance suspending the sale in shops or online of e-cigarette products that lack approval by ...

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Huawei files to trademark mobile OS around the world

LIMA/SHANGHAI: China’s Huawei has applied to trademark its “Hongmeng” operating system (OS) in at least nine countries and Europe, data from a U.N. body shows, in a sign it may be deploying a back-up plan in key markets as U.S. sanctions threaten its business model. The move comes after the ...

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Canada to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021

TORONTO: This initiative is modelled on similar legislation passed last year by the European Union and other nations. Canada will also establish “targets” for companies that manufacture or sell plastics to be responsible for their plastic waste. Currently less than 10 percent of plastic used in Canada gets recycled. Mr ...

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Dia Mirza speaks about ban on Pakistani artists

BOLLYWOOD: Actress Dia Mirza points out that the ban on Pakistani stars working in India is detrimental to both parties. Mirza, who in the web series ‘Kaafir’ plays a Pakistani lady, spoke at the launch of the show in Mumbai. “Art always suffers at the hands of fear… but also ...

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Europe’s 5G to cost $62 billion more if Chinese vendors banned

PARIS: A ban on buying telecoms equipment from Chinese firms would add about 55 billion euros (£48.7 billion) to the cost of 5G networks in Europe and delay the technology by about 18 months, according to an industry analysis seen by Reuters. The United States added Huawei Technologies, the world’s ...

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Huawei calls for quick end to US ban

SHENZHEN: Huawei has called for a speedy end to the conflict between itself and the US government. The firm’s legal chief has said adding Huawei to a blocked “entity list” sets a “dangerous precedent”, with other companies now potentially at risk of similar bans if they upset the US. Speaking ...

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China prepares law that may ban US tech firms

BEIJING: China’s Cyberspace Administration has proposed a set of cybersecurity measures which, if signed into law, would require operators of China’s critical information infrastructure to “evaluate national security risk” when acquiring foreign products and services, the South China Morning Post reports. China’s internet watchdog is said to have published the draft regulation online for public feedback ...

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