Egypt court bans Brotherhood members from polls

An Egyptian court on Sunday banned members of ousted president Mohamed Morsi`s Muslim Brotherhood from running in upcoming elections, a lawyer and state media said.

Karnataka govt bans `La Tomatina` festival

The Karnataka government Friday declined to permit the tomatoes festival (La Tomatina) in Bangalore and Mysore Sunday in response to protests by social activists and citizens against such an event, a senior official said.

China bars some Lady Gaga hits from download sites

China`s Ministry of Culture has ordered music download sites to delete songs by Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, the Backstreet Boys and other pop stars within two weeks or face punishment.

Elle Macpherson bans girls from auditioning in bikinis for new TV show

Catwalk queen Elle Macpherson has banned girls from auditioning in bikinis on her new TV show in the UK, as she deemed it “inappropriate”.

Goa bans mechanised fishing for 45 days

The Goa Government will impose
strict restrictions on fishing in mechanised trawlers in its territorial waters from June 15, and the ban will be in place for the next 45 days, officials said Thursday.

Bhandarkar bans visitors from the sets of ‘Heroine’

Madhur wants to shoot his most ambitious venture ‘Heroine’ in full secrecy.

Nepal govt bans protests near Parliament

With just four days left before a potential constitutional meltdown, Nepal`s communist-Maoist government Tuesday clamped prohibitions near the Parliament building.

Supreme Court bans endosulfan

The Supreme Court on Friday banned the production, distribution and use of endosulfan because the pesticide has debilitating effects on humans and the environment.

Haryana bans plastic carry bags and some other items

Haryana banned manufacturing or selling of plastic carry bags and some other products.

Lady Gaga bans ice from her concerts

Pop star Lady Gaga has reportedly banned ice from her shows as she is terrified of fans throwing ice on her during concerts.

Hungary bans smoking at public places

Hungarian parliament approved a proposal which bans smoking at public places.

Facebook bans 20,000 underage users a day

Facebook revealed that about 20,000 children are kicked off the social networking site every day.

Vatican bans confession by iPhone

Confession: A Roman Catholic App," is the 1st programme for Apple devices created by Indiana-based co.

Iran bans foreign foods in TV cookery shows

Iran has banned its TV channels from showing recipes of foreign cuisine.

Himachal bans leather shoes in schools

Students in government schools in Himachal Pradesh have been told not to wear leather shoes because they are not environment friendly.

African country ‘bans’ flatulence!

A law that will knock the wind out of anyone has been declared in Malawi.

Europe bans all Afghan airlines from its airspace

The European Union has banned all Afghan airlines from flying into European airspace because of the war-torn country`s failure to set up a proper safety regime, the executive Commission said on Tuesday.

Miss Great Britain bans bikini

The move makes a change from the former rigid rules of the contest.

Afghanistan bans security firms, including ex-Blackwater

Afghanistan has formally banned eight foreign private security firms.

J&K bans international news channel

Jammu and Kashmir Government
today banned an international news channel, Press TV, after it
aired a report about alleged desecration of a holy book in the
US that led to violent protests at many places in the Valley.