Tuesday, 7 July 2020

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New Zealand to ban single-use plastic bags

WELLINGTON: New Zealand became the latest country Friday to outlaw single-use plastic shopping bags, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern saying they will be phased out over the next year as a “meaningful step” towards reducing pollution. New Zealand uses “hundreds of millions” of single-use plastic bags each year, many of ...

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Shahzaib Hasan’s ban has been extended to four years

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board has extended Shahzaib Hasan’s ban to four years in the PSL spot fixing case. Hasan was banned for a year and fined Rs1 million after being declared guilty in a spot fixing scandal in the 2017 edition of the Pakistan Super League. He had filed ...

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Sri Lankan skipper and officials banned for two Tests, four ODIs

ICC: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday banned Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal and two top officials for two Tests and four one-day internationals (ODI) for breaching the spirit of the game. Coach Chandika Hathurusingha, manager Asanka Gurusinha and Chandimal refused to take to the field for two hours ...

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Nepal ban on women migrants violates rights: UN

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

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

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

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

  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

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

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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