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.

Durgesh Thapa's latest song “Happy Tihar, Chiso Beer’ has been banned on the charge of using derogatory words as it could misguide the society and disrupt social harmony.

Grammy-winning DJ Zedd was "permanently banned" from China after he liked a tweet from 'South Park', the adult animated show caught in a feud with the Communist government of the country.

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.

KATHMANDU, May 13: Police have arrested five persons for possessing banned Indian currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 denomination amounting to 1600000 Indian rupees.

Winner winner?

April 19, 2019 08:01 am

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.

Does porn abet rape?

September 26, 2018 01:30 am

Blocking pornographic contents doesn’t decrease people’s predisposition to sexual violence, sexual urge or natural curiosity about sex

In August a Danish law came into force banning face-covering veils. The move to ban burqas or niqabs has proven highly controversial and divisive.

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: The Ministry of Home Affairs has prohibited the operation of tippers during the daytime in the three districts of the Kathmandu Valley.

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 20:  Banned by FIFA, Sepp Blatter was back at the World Cup on Tuesday expecting to see two games and hopefully Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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.

KATHMANDU, June 6: Lalitpur Metropolitan City (LMC) is planning to restrict the use of plastic bags in the city from July 17.

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.

SINDHULI, May 19: Public vehicles having more than 18 seats have been prohibited for operation along the BP Highway. The decision to this end was taken, bearing in mind road safety and safe travel.

England football team wives and girlfriends will be banned from staying with their other halves at their tournament HQ next month - in line with tradition.

KATHMANDU, May 17: Nepal Police, Narcotics Control Bureau has today made public two Indian nationals arrested with drugs.

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.

Banned books for every woman

March 9, 2018 10:16 am

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.

Two held with banned wildlife parts

March 4, 2018 11:10 am

NUWAKOT, March 4: The Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police has arrested two people along with the dried meat of endangered wildlife.

BHAKTAPUR, March 3  Minister for Population and Environment Lalbabu Pandit has said that polluters, whoever he is, would be booked.

KATHMANDU, Jan 16:The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has banned the movement of four- wheeler on inner route of seven wards within the metropolis from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

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, July 18: Nepalis stand to lose millions of dollars held in high-value Indian bank notes that India banned last year and has yet to exchange, a Nepali central bank official said on Tuesday.

2 held with arms and banned drugs

July 12, 2017 18:01 pm

SARLAHI, July 12: Police have arrested two people with weapons and banned drugs from Nawalpur in the district during a security check.

Football players who are guilty of doping should be named and punished, Germany coach Joachim Loew said on Wednesday after FIFA said it was investigating allegations concerning Russian footballers.

KATHMANDU, May 26: Police have arrested 10 people involved in smuggling banned Indian bank notes of Rs 1000 and 500 into Nepal of late.

KATHMANDU, May 24: A group of racketeers have been found active in bringing the Indian bank notes of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 into Nepal of late.

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.

MELAMCHI, April 18: The political parties in Sindhupalchowk have started engaging in activities as road inauguration in violation of the election code of conduct.

KATHMANDU, April 6: The government has temporally banned those Nepali nationals without travel history from visiting Gulf countries after a series of incidents of human trafficking via the Tribhuvan International Airport came to the fore.

Argentina have replaced suspended striker Gonzalo Higuain with Sao Paulo's Lucas Pratto in a much-changed side to face Bolivia in Tuesday's World Cup qualifier in La Paz, said coach Edgardo Bauza.

Three arrested with banned drugs

February 24, 2017 12:31 pm

MYAGDI, Feb 24: Police here have arrested three persons with contraband drugs from the district headquarters, Beni, Tuesday.

Banned books

February 18, 2017 00:44 am

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Rapper Kanye West reportedly took away models' phones in order to keep details of his Yeezy Season 5 fashion show a secret.

Singer Chris Brown has reportedly been banned from Life Time fitness center after an alleged row with the New York branch's manager.

Two held with banned drugs

January 6, 2017 12:34 pm

KANCHANPUR, Jan 6: The Armed Police Force (APF) has arrested two people along with prohibited drugs of Nitravet brand name from Gaddachauki, the eastern Nepal-India border in Kanchanpur.

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has been banned for one test and his team fined for their slow over rate during the first match against New Zealand in Christchurch.

Two arrested with banned notes

November 13, 2016 11:10 am

PARSA, Nov 13: Police arrested two men from Rajatjayanti Chok of Birgunj last night along with large amount of currency notes whose source could not be substantiated.

SRINAGAR, India, Oct 4: Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir have banned the publication of a local newspaper, saying that its contents could incite violence in the disputed region.

Sale of some cements banned temporarily

September 14, 2016 09:26 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 13: The government has put a temporary ban on sales of various brands of cement after laboratory tests showed these products did not meet their minimum standards set by the government.