BEIJING, Feb 12: China barred Britain’s BBC World News from airing on Friday and Hong Kong’s public broadcaster said it was dropping the channel, a week after Britain’s media regulator revoked Chinese state television’s UK broadcast licence.
KATHMANDU, Feb 11: Nepal has banned two Indian climbers and their team leader from mountaineering for six years for stunting their Everest summit in the 2016 spring season. The ban will be effective starting May 20, 2016.
ROME, Jan 14: Rome banned all diesel vehicles from its roads for the first time on Tuesday to try to combat rising pollution, with numerous other cities in central and northern Italy also imposing curbs to cut harmful emissions.
DUBAI, Oct 30: Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan was banned from all cricket for two years with one year of that suspended on Tuesday, after the all-rounder was found to have breached the International Cricket Council’s Anti-Corruption code.
KATHMANDU, Sept 18: The government has banned the use of mercury dental amalgam. The Ministry of Health and Population, through a minister-level decision on August 21, had issued a ban on the mercury dental amalgam last month to make the practice of dentistry free from the use of mercury.
At first, the kid seemed like any other kid his age – head down engrossed in his mobile phone as we sat in a hotel lobby. Then started what can only be described as frantic, almost hysterical screaming at his phone as he started relaying instructions to someone via his earpiece imploring them to go left, right, or kill.
NEW DELHI, April 17: Google has blocked access to the hugely popular video app TikTok in India to comply with a state court’s directive to prohibit its downloads, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.
SURKHET, March 18: The Netra Bikram Chand led Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) whose activities were recently banned by the government, has issued letters to contractors, elected officials and businessmen demanding ‘taxes’ for its so-called ‘people’s government’.
BANKE, Feb 23: Banke National Park has banned hiring of domesticated elephants for festivals and personal use. The Park follows the government outlawing the use of tamed elephants on rent for occasions and personal purpose across the country after amending the Act related to elephant management.
COLORADO, July 24: US swimmer Ryan Lochte has been banned for 14 months after posting an image of himself on social media receiving an intravenous infusion. The US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced the sanction against the 12-time Olympic medalist in a statement on Monday.
ILAM, July 21: At a time when over use of pesticides have been increasingly posing risks to people's life, Suryodaya Municipality of Ilam is gearing up to be a pesticide free zone in three years. For this, the municipality is working with stakeholders - farmers, people's representatives and industrialists. According to the plan, vegetables, crops and tea grown in this municipality will be fully organic.
KATHMANDU, July 12: Due to a spate of road deaths, mainly of motorcyclists, in accidents involving tippers, the government has decided to restrict tippers and other cargo vehicles to ply the Suryabinayak-Koteshwar section of the Arniko Highway during rush hours. The ban has been effected from Wednesday itself.
VOLVOGRAD, June 27: British police have launched a probe into a video where two England fans attending World Cup games in Russia are seen chanting anti-Semitic songs glorifying Hitler and throwing Nazi salutes at a bar in Volgograd.
MOSCOW, June 17: Argentina's football legend Diego Maradona, who was spotted smoking a cigar at Moscow's Spartak Stadium where Argentina drew 1-1 with Iceland in Saturday's FIFA World Cup Group D match, said he was unaware that no one is allowed to smoke at the stadiums.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was banned for two matches by UEFA on Monday after being found guilty of communicating with his staff despite being sent to the stands in his team’s Champions League quarter-final second-leg defeat by Liverpool.
RUKUM, May 7: With the objective of protecting Yarsa, a valuable herb with aphrodisiac function, from extinction, the Yarsa Management Committee (YMC) in the district has banned picking Yarsa in Syalkhadi of Athbiskot Municipality-2 for the next three years.
MOSCOW, April 13: Russia’s lower house of parliament is to consider draft legislation that would give the Kremlin powers to ban or restrict a list of U.S. imports, reacting to new U.S. sanctions on a group of Russian tycoons and officials.
What with Woman’s Day celebrated around the world, we heard many voices make their stance on womanhood and woman’s rights be known. While we might often take this ability to raise points and start debates as a given, history – even very recent history – has served as a reminder that there are those who try and push censorships on certain women related issues.
BIRATNAGAR, Dec 5: Security has been tightened in view of the second phase of parliamentary and provincial assembly polls which will be conducted simultaneously in 45 districts of the country on Thursday.
KATHMANDU, Nov 22: The Institute of Medicine (IoM), Tribhuvan University (TU), has banned 12 students involved in cheating by using electronic devices in the MBBS entrance exam conducted on October 14.
BARCELONA, August 14: Cristiano Ronaldo has been banned for five games after shoving a referee following his red card during Real Madrid’s 3-1 victory over Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday.
KATHMANDU, May 10: A South African man, who was caught while attempting to scale Mount Everest without permit, will most likely face a ban on another climb from Nepal for five years. Officials, however, said it could take up to a week to announce this decision.