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SC ban on 'voracious' mining saved Goa: CM
SC ban on 'voracious' mining saved Goa: CM

The Supreme Court ban on the "voracious" iron ore mining in Goa may have saved the state from ecological peril, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has said.

White House lifts 40-year-old ban on cameras during public tours
White House lifts 40-year-old ban on cameras during public tours

 The White House lifted a 40-year-old ban on taking photos during public tours of the executive mansion on Wednesday and invited visitors to share their shots on Twitter using #WhiteHouseTour.

KV Thomas urges Centre to give ration to fishermen hit by ban

Senior Congress leader KV Thomas on Tuesday urged the Centre to provide free ration to fishermen affected by the ban imposed on fishing by mechanised boats for the months of June and July.

Neymar's ban unfortunate: Lionel Messi
Neymar's ban unfortunate: Lionel Messi

Argentine football superstar Lionel Messi has said the decision to ban his club mate Neymar for four international matches that ended his Copa America participation was unfortunate but refused to opine on the fairness of the ban on the Brazilian.

Japan to review tattoo ban

 The Japanese government will review a ban by Japanese traditional hot spring spas or "onsens" on foreign tourists with tattoos.

South Korean court overturns ban on gay pride parade
South Korean court overturns ban on gay pride parade

South Korean rights activists on Wednesday celebrated a court`s decision to overturn a ban on a gay pride parade in Seoul, but conservative Christians denounced the ruling as encouraging "evil" behaviour.

Court orders Sudan president to stay in South Africa until arrest ruling

A South African court on Sunday issued a temporary ban on Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir leaving the country after the International Criminal Court called for him to be arrested at a summit of African leaders in Johannesburg.

US asks Pak to allow international charities to function
US asks Pak to allow international charities to function

The United States has urged Pakistan to allow `Save the Children` and other international charities to work under a legal framework.

Maggi row: 23 percent samples test positive for 'lead' poisoning

Days after lead was found in instant food Maggi that had raised concerns over packed food items, an analysis of blood samples collected over a period of one year from across the country has revealed that over 23 per cent of the total samples tested positive with lead poisoning.

Food safety squads to ensure no sale of Maggi in Kerala

Food safety squads have been appointed in all 14 districts of Kerala to ensure that there is no sale of the banned Maggi noodles in the state, Health minister V S Shivakumar said Monday.

Decision on damages to depend on FSSAI report: Govt on Maggi

Having dragged Nestle to NCDRC over Maggi issue, the government Monday said it will decide on the damages to be sought from the company after taking into account inputs from the food safety regulator FSSAI.

IIT Madras revokes ban on Dalit students group, appoints faculty advisor for Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle​
IIT Madras revokes ban on Dalit students group, appoints faculty advisor for Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle​

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras on Sunday evening issued formal orders revoking the ban on a Dalit students body Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle (APSC).

India-made Maggi noodles banned in Bahrain

Bahrain has imposed a ban on Indian manufactured Maggi noodles of Nestle, media reported on Sunday.

Maggi recall order pan-India, more states act

Even as India's food safety watchdog said the withdrawal orders on Maggi noodles were applicable pan-India, more states joined in to post their own orders on the popular snack, including Tripura, Maharashtra and Punjab. While Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh sent samples for tests, Nagaland asked people not to buy Maggi noodles till further orders.

Punjab bans sale, manufacturing of Maggi noodles

The Punjab Government Saturday imposed a ban on sales of Nestle's Maggi noodles and its manufacturing at a plant in the state after the popular instant food's samples were found to be not conforming to the food safety standards.

Maggi tests in Karnataka show lead within permissible limits

The initial tests on the Maggi noodles' samples sent by the Karnataka government showed presence of lead content within the permissible limits, a food safety and standards official said here on Saturday.

Arunachal recalls nine variants of Maggi

The Food Safety Commissioner in Arunachal Pradesh has directed all distributors, wholesellers and retailers of nine Maggi variants in the state to recall them with immediate effect.

FSSAI to test other noodle brands; pasta, macaroni on radar

A day after banning Maggi noodles, food safety regulator FSSAI Saturday said it will test samples of instant noodles across brands to ensure food safety.

Pakistan's left-arm spinner Raza Hasan challenges doping ban
Pakistan's left-arm spinner Raza Hasan challenges doping ban

Pakistan`s left-arm spinner Raza Hasan Saturday challenged a two-year ban imposed on him for failing a drug test, saying he was not given a chance to defend himself.

Prayers on chairs ban sparks outrage in Bangladesh

A ban on using chairs in mosques has provoked outrage in Muslim-majority Bangladesh, with critics saying it will exclude the elderly and infirm from prayers.