‘Aarakshan’ ban evokes mixed reactions in Uttar Pradesh

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The Uttar Pradesh government’s move to ban the screening of Prakash Jha-directed film “Aarakshan”, based on caste-based reservations in the education system, has evoked a mixed response from people in the state. While a section of the people term the ban “illogical”, others supported the government’s decision, saying the movie could create law and order… Read more »

Supreme Court lifts ban on Karnataka iron ore exports

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The Supreme Court Tuesday said that the ban on the export and transportation of iron ore in Karnataka will be revoked from April 20. The apex court bench of Justice R.V. Raveendran and Justice A.K. Patnaik passed the interim order after it was told that the Karnataka Prevention of illegal Mining, Transportation and Storage of… Read more »

NGO seeks ban on tobacco ads during World Cup

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An NGO Monday sought a ban on tobacco advertisements during the cricket World Cup, saying these will have an adverse effect on the minds of the people. New Delhi-based HRIDAY (Health Related Information Dissemination Amongst Youth) Monday wrote to International Cricket Council (ICC) President Sharad Pawar on the issue, the group’s communications officer Nikunj Sharma… Read more »

Court refuses to lift ban on sand mining

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The Maharashtra government suffered a setback Thursday when the Bombay High Court refused to lift a ban on sand mining in the state – a day after the ruling Democratic Front proposed a draft policy on the issue. A division bench of Justice B.H. Marlapalle and Justice U.D. Salvi refused to lift the stay on… Read more »

Ban bullock carts transporting kerosene: PETA

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Animal welfare NGO PETA has demanded a ban on the use of bullock carts to transport kerosene in the city, but the government says it needs an alternative arrangement in placey. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) made the demand at a meeting with Maharashtra’s food and civil supplies ministry. The officials… Read more »

Karnataka BJP holds protest for cow slaughter ban

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The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday held rallies across Karnataka demanding early presidential nod to a bill banning cow slaughter in the state. The bill, passed by both the houses of the state legislature, has been sent by Governor H.R. Bhardwaj to President Pratibha Patil for a decision as the Congress, Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S)… Read more »

Kerala’s plea against roadside meetings ban dismissed

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The Kerala High Court on Friday dismissed the review petition of the state government against the ban on holding roadside public meetings. Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said the government would appeal to higher courts. A division bench of Justice C N Ramachandran Nair and Justice P S Gopinathan said they saw no reason why the… Read more »