Thursday, 22 August 2019

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Javed Akhtar faces backlash as he seeks ban on women’s veil

BOLLYWOOD: Veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar has been in hot water for his controversial statement on women’s veil. He said he is not against enacting a law banning the burqa if it was accompanied with a similar action against the ‘ghoonghat’ system prevalent among women largely in Indian region Rajasthan. He ...

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Smith and Warner back in the game after long ban

MELBOURNE: Steve Smith and David Warner have been welcomed back into the Australian fold with “hugs and cuddles” at a team meet-up in Dubai, and said it was like they’d never left. The disgraced pair, whose year-long bans for ball-tampering expire this month, were invited by coach Justin Langer as part ...

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Zayn, Sheeran, Ariana, Bruno’ songs face ban for ‘pornographic’ content

LONDON: More than 85 songs including Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape Of You’, Ariana Grande’s ‘Love Me Harder’, Zayn Malik’s ‘Dusk Till Dawn’ and Bruno Mars ‘That’s What I Like’ have been banned in Indonesia due to ‘pornographic’ content. Indonesia’s West Java province’s broadcasting commission singled out 85 songs, including 17 western ...

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Tendulkar gives cue to Ahmad Shehzad to make comeback

DUBAI: Ahmad Shehzad, who was facing a ban from the game after he failed a random drug test conducted during a domestic tournament, is garnering reward of his self-analysis and has taken a cue from India’s cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar in his quest to make a comeback for Pakistan. Shehzad, ...

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China denies banning Australian coal

BEIJING: The Chinese Foreign Ministry has denied reports of putting restrictions on coal shipments from Australia. Delays in handling coal imports were due to stepped up inspections to protect the environment, it said. “In recent years, China Customs has found that some of the imported coal didn’t meet our environmental ...

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Germany to soften ban on abortion advertising

BERLIN: Germany´s coalition government agreed in principle Tuesday to soften a controversial law that bars medical doctors from advertising abortion services. Gynaecologists and hospitals will now be allowed to share essential information about where and how women can terminate unwanted pregnancies. German law allows abortions but has long effectively discouraged ...

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Calls for Huawei boycott get mixed response in Europe

LONDON: Europe is giving US-led calls for a boycott of Huawei 5G telecoms equipment a mixed reception, with some governments untroubled by spy suspicions against the Chinese giant, but others backing a ban. In the latest setback for the company, Huawei said Saturday it had fired an employee in Poland ...

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Bangladesh lifts Smith’s Twenty20 tournament ban

DHAKA: Bangladeshi cricket officials on Thursday lifted a ban on former Australian captain Steve Smith playing in the forthcoming Twenty20 Bangladesh Premier League, an official said. The ruling means Smith, currently serving a one-year ban from international cricket over a ball-tampering scandal, is free to play for Comilla Victorians in ...

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