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Sri Lanka bans ISIS-linked National Thowheeth Jamaath, Jamathei Millathu Ibraheem

Sri Lanka has banned local Islamist group, the National Thowheeth Jamaath, as the ISIS plan could not have been executed without this local terror module

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Elections

NaMo TV banned after blocking PM Narendra Modi

The ECI imposed restrictions on 24-hour channel NaMo TV, applying the model code of conduct applied earlier to the film PM Narendra Modi

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Sports

Possible ban on Pandya does not worry Kohli: Here’s why

Sydney: India captain Virat Kohli on Friday said he is not too stressed about the possibility of a ban on all-rounder Hardik Pandya for his “inappropriate” comments on women as the side has a ready replacement in Ravindra Jadeja. On a high after the maiden Test series triumph on Australian soil, India have been hit […]

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India

Nepal bans Indian currency notes above Rs 100

Kathmandu: The Nepal government has banned the use of Indian currency notes of Rs 2,000, Rs 500 and Rs 200 denominations, a move that could affect Indian tourists visiting the Himalayan nation where Indian currency is widely used. The Indian currency is extensively used by Nepalese people and businesses for their savings and transactions. The […]

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India

Traders in Mumbai violate plastic ban with impunity

Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has collected Rs 2.95 lakh fine for violation of plastic ban in the last three days even as the trader community said the government’s move has hit them hard. The BMC inspected over 8,000 shops in the city since the Statewide ban on the use of plastic items, including […]

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India

Govt bans AQIS, ISIS-K, new offshoots of al-Qaeda, ISIS

New Delhi: The Centre has banned al-Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham-Khorasan (ISIS-K), new offshoots of terror organisations al-Qaeda and ISIS under the stringent anti-terror law — unlawful activities (Prevention) Act, according to an official order.   Both AQIS and ISIS-K have been declared unlawful by the Union home […]

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India

Neither INC nor BJP govt could find evidence to ban ‘killers’ of ‘rationalists’

Bengaluru: The INC government of Maharashtra in 2011 and the BJP-Shiv Sena government of the State in 2017 had sought a ban on Sanatan Sanstha, the outfit from which a nameless group sourced the alleged assassins of Gauri Lankesh and MM Kalburgi according to the police. However, both the Manmohan Singh government and the Narendra […]

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India

Trump signals support for legislation easing US ban on pot

Los Angeles: President Donald Trump said on Saturday that he’s inclined to support a bipartisan effort in Congress to ease the US ban on marijuana, a proposal that would dramatically reshape the nation’s legal landscape for pot users and businesses. The federal ban that puts marijuana on the same level as LSD and heroin has […]

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India

Begging at public, religious places in Srinagar banned

Srinagar: The Jammu & Kashmir government has banned begging at public and religious places here and directed the police to arrest the offenders. The order, issued by Deputy Commissioner of Srinagar, Syed Abid Rasheed Shah yesterday, said Srinagar being the summer capital of Jammu & Kashmir holds a great importance in the socio-economic landscape of […]

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Policemen’s smartphone addiction blamed for weapon-snatching incidents in J&K

Srinagar: A cop’s overindulgence in his smartphone is to blame for the spike in weapons-snatching incidents in the Valley, according to the Jammu & Kashmir Police that has banned the use of such gadgets by its sentries during the duty hours. The order, issued by Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Armed, AK Choudhary, yesterday, […]