CAAN prepares to ban Korean Air flights

September 25, 2023 18:10 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has prepared to ban Korean Air flights.

KATHMANDU, Aug 28: The Federation of Truck Transport Entrepreneurs Nepal (FTTEN) has demanded a ban on the entry of Indian cargo vehicles into Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Aug 13: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has prepared to ban the sale of foods such as panipuri, chatpate, etc throughout the monsoon season.

KATHMANDU, July 31: The government, citing the possible disruption in rice supply after India imposed a ban on restriction of non-Basmati products, has decided to take measures necessary to tackle the situation.

KATHMANDU, July 18: In a move towards environmental preservation, Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has officially banned the use of plastic, effective from Monday. The decision, announced by KMC Mayor Balendra Shah on June 21, has now been implemented, with strict measures to curb plastic pollution.

BIRATNAGAR, July 18: Biratnagar Metropolitan City has banned the sale and use of tobacco products from July 17 within the metropolitan area. According to the decision of the city council, the sale of all tobacco products has been banned from July 17. The metropolis, which had previously banned selling tobacco products in public areas, has now also banned its use.

KATHMANDU, July 11: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has announced a new regulation starting from July 17, prohibiting smoking and drinking in public places.

POKHARA, June 19: Following the lead of Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) Balendra Shah, the Pokhara Metropolitan City has also implemented a ban on the screening of Indian films within its jurisdiction.

KATHMANDU, April 29: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has requested the agencies concerned not to advertise outside in any location within their area to maintain the beauty of the city and to provide safety to the general public.

KATHMANDU, April 3: Gharpajhong Rural Municipality of Mustang is set to ban the use of beer bottles. In a notice issued by the rural municipality, it is mentioned that the use of glass bottles of beer will be prohibited from April 14.

SAULSALITO, Calif.,April 1: Under intense scrutiny from Washington that could lead to a potential ban, the top attorney for TikTok and its Chinese parent company ByteDance defended the social media platform’s plan to safeguard U.S. user data from China.

LOS ANGELES, March 27: When Cassidy Jacobson was 13 years old, she posted a video of herself dancing on the popular app TikTok.

LONDON, March 24: Britain's parliament will block TikTok on all devices on its network following a similar ban on government devices, becoming the latest Western institution to bar the Chinese-owned video app over security concerns.

A step towards self-reliance

February 12, 2023 07:42 am

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and it's that time of the year when love is in the air and red roses are in high demand in Nepal. But this year, there's a twist in the tale. The government has decided to ban the import of fresh roses from abroad, just days before the most romantic day of the year.

POKHARA, Jan 31: The Pokhara Metropolitan city has announced a ban on parking in the main market area.

India lifts ban on wheat export to Nepal

December 23, 2022 11:00 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 23: India has lifted the ban it had enforced on export of wheat to Nepal some five months ago. On Thursday, India issued a permission to import 50,000 tons of wheat.

KATHMANDU, Dec 1: India has lifted a three-month long ban on rice exports citing adequate production that is sufficient to fulfill its domestic demand.

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: Experts have said that there is a need to ban agricultural products imported from abroad for the improvement of Nepal's food system and food sovereignty.

KATHMANDU, Sept 28: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has banned the consumption of tobacco products at public places within the metropolis since September 17, but the decree has not been fully abided by the general public.

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has banned smoking in public areas from September 17.

KATHMANDU, August 27: India is considering lifting the ban on export of wheat and sugar to Nepal. The ban has been in place for the past two months.

KATHMANDU, August 27: Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies (MoICS) will continue to ban the import of luxury goods. A high-level meeting held at the MoICS on Friday to review the ban of various luxury items decided to maintain the import ban for some more time.

KATHMANDU, August 17: The government has completely banned plastic bags below 40 microns effective from August 17.

Weak enforcement of thin plastic ban

August 2, 2022 19:00 pm

KATHMANDU, August 2: Although the government has banned the use of thin plastic bags, its implementation is weak. Since plastic has a very negative impact on the environment and public health, efforts have been made at various stages to control it, but they have not been successful.

WASHINGTON/LVIV, Ukraine, March 9: A U.S. ban on imports of Russia's oil ratcheted up punishment for the invasion of Ukraine on Tuesday as McDonald's and Starbucks closed outlets and Moscow promised safe passage for some people to flee.

Until a year ago, Stephana Ferrell’s political activism was limited to the occasional letter to elected officials.

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: The government has decided to impose a ban on the arrival of people from nine countries including those from the African continent which recorded the cases of Omicron virus. The decision came into effect at midnight Thursday.

KATHMANDU, August 9: Sher Bahadur Deuba-led government is to revert the erstwhile government's decision to extract and export pebbles, sand and gravels from Chure region.

DUBAI, Aug 4: The United Arab Emirates will on Thursday lift a ban on transit flights including from India and Pakistan, the National Emergency and Crisis Management Authority (NCEMA) said on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, June 1: The government is imposing a ban on the use of plastic bags in shopping malls, department stores and other business establishments starting this new fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, May 23: Bahrain has imposed a ban on the entry of passengers from Nepal, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka from today.

KATHMANDU, March 23: The government has lifted a ban on import of the luxury vehicles that had been in place since the government enforced a nationwide lockdown on March 24 last year.

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, March 15: India will propose a law banning cryptocurrencies, fining anyone trading in the country or even holding such digital assets, a senior government official told Reuters in a potential blow to millions of investors piling into the red-hot asset class.

SYDNEY, Feb 26: Australia’s aviation regulator said on Friday it would lift a near two-year ban on flights to and from the country that use the Boeing Co 737 MAX aircraft, making it the first nation in the Asia-Pacific region to do so.

SINGAPORE, Feb 25: Facebook on Thursday said it had banned the Myanmar military from using its Facebook and Instagram platforms with immediate effect, as pro-democracy demonstrators continued to stage rallies to protest the military seizing power.

USA, Jan 20: YouTube said on Tuesday it was extending a one-week ban on outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump uploading videos or live-streaming to his channel for at least an additional seven days.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: The European Union (EU) has decided to continue its ban on Nepali airlines through a recent update in the EU Air Safety List, although the Himalayan country has been making efforts to get delisted from the EU blacklist for a long time.

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: The Department of Drug Administration has banned the sale and distribution of hand sanitizers produced by six companies.

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Oct 7: Sri Lankan authorities have banned all public gatherings as a new cluster of COVID-19 expands in the Indian Ocean island nation.

PORT ELIZABETH, Jan 21: South Africa paceman Kagiso Rabada says he was surprised to be sanctioned for his exuberant celebration of Joe Root’s dismissal in the third test against England but knows he cannot keep letting his team mates, and himself, down.

ZURICH, Dec 24: FIFA has banned Bahrain defender Sayed Baqer for 10 matches for ‘discriminatory behaviour’ in a World Cup qualifier against Hong Kong, soccer’s world governing body has said.

UNITED KINGDOM, Dec 18: Companies including British American Tobacco (BAT) (BATS.L) will be barred from promoting e-cigarettes on Instagram and other social media sites as a result of a ruling by the UK’s advertising watchdog on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: Spokesperson of the government Gokul Baskota has said that the government will not lift the ban on outlawed Netra Bikram Chand ‘Biplav’ led outfit.

KATHMANDU, Aug 26: Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has requested European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to lobby for lifting the ban on Nepali airlines from flying to European Union (EU) nations, at the 56th Directors General of Civil Aviation, Asia and Pacific Regions (DGCA) conference that concluded in Kathmandu last week.

KATHMANDU, Aug 19: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has urged the European Union to lift a ban on Nepali airline companies from flying across the EU.

Following Apple’s recall of a number of 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops due to concerns over the lithium ion battery and the potential to catch fire, owners of any 15-inch macOS powered laptops face an uncertain and chaotic landscape if they try to fly with them.

Trade unions could not be banned: NC

August 8, 2019 20:45 pm

KATHMANDU, Aug 8: The main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has stated that the agenda of banning the trade unions could not be tolerated by the party.

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law Wednesday a bill making California the first state to ban workplace and school discrimination against black people for wearing hairstyles such as braids, twists and locks.

KATHMANDU, June 17: Prime Minister KP Oli, who returned home after an eight-day European visit on Sunday, has said that he is hopeful that Nepali planes will soon be flying in the European skies.

KATHMANDU, May 15: The government plans to ban the sale of land belonging to national and international NGOs, consumer committees and private and community organizations until the bodies that have been probing various land scams complete their investigations.