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Nepal ban on women migrants violates rights: UN

Nepal ban on women migrants

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s restrictions on woman migrating for work are discriminatory and inconsistent with international law, a United Nations rights official said Monday during a visit to the country. Nepal last year introduced a ban on women working as domestic helpers in the Gulf, one of various laws passed over the ...

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Padmavat: Violence after India top court lifts ban on film

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BOLLYWOOD: Protesters in India’s Gujarat have blocked roads and caused local bus services to be suspended, after the Supreme Court cleared the release of controversial Bollywood film Padmavat. Extremist Hindu groups torched buses and vandalised a theatre in the western state of Gujarat on Sunday. Despite the court ruling and ...

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Major supermarket giants ban sale of energy drinks

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LONDON: Asda, Aldi and Sainsbury’s have announced customers buying high caffeine energy drinks will be asked to show ID within weeks. The ban will kick in at Asda, which is the first of the “big four” to announce an age limit, on March 5. Sainsbury’s is the latest retail giant ...

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South Korea Plans Cryptocurrency Trading Ban

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SEOUL: The end is here for bitcoin in South Korea, it seems, Government of the Asian nation has officially decided to ban cryptocurrency trading. Police and tax authorities have reportedly been raiding local exchanges on alleged tax evasion charges. The news dropped the price of bitcoin overnight, as South Korea ...

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UK bans manufacture of products containing microbeads

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  LONDON: A UK-wide ban on the manufacture of products containing microbeads has come into force today (9 January) – a “landmark step” in the introduction of one of the world’s toughest bans on these harmful pieces of plastic. Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey has announced that manufacturers of cosmetics and ...

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Sikh groups ban entry of Indian officials to Gurdwaras worldwide

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LONDON: After the United Kingdom and Canada, 96 gurdwaras in the United States have banned the entry of Indian officials. The decision was made and announced by the Sikh Coordination Committee East Coast and the American Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee. The Indian government authorities are deeply troubled by worldwide restrictions on ...

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Saudi Arabia to Allow Movie Theaters After 35-Year Ban

Saudi Arabia to Allow Movie Theaters After 35-Year Ban

LONDON: In the latest in a series of gestures toward modernization that would once have seemed improbable, Saudi Arabia announced on Monday that it would allow commercial movie theaters to open for the first time in more than 35 years. The moves to allow access by early 2018, part of ...

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Afghan wicketkeeper Shahzad gets 12-month doping ban

Afghanistan wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has banned Afghanistan wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad for twelve months after he inadvertently ingested prohibited substances. According to a press release, the wicketkeeper-batsman had consumed, Hydroxycut, a prohibited substance. The ICC had found the substance during a screening test after getting sample on January 17, ...

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Padmavati row: Nandita Das on power of art

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BOLLYWOOD: Actor-filmmaker Nandita Das said demanding a ban on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus Padmavati only reinforces the fact that art is powerful. The 48-year-old director said suppressing an artist’s expression reflects that somewhere the work of art is challenging a certain thought process. “Art doesn’t create revolutions, it subliminally ...

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Indian producers delay ‘Padmavati’ after protests

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MUMBAI: Indian filmmakers said they have delayed indefinitely the release of a Bollywood historical epic about a legendary Hindu queen that has been the subject of weeks of violent protests. A caste-based group has been targeting “Padmavati”, which was due to hit screens on December 1, over rumours that the ...

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