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South Africa set to shut down its controversial captive lion breeding industry
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South Africa set to shut down its controversial captive lion breeding industry

There are between 8,000-12,000 lions at some 350 farms, where they are raised for hunting, tourism, academic research and their bones.

Former Sri Lanka cricketer Nuwan Zoysa banned for six years for breaching ICC anti-corruption code
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Former Sri Lanka cricketer Nuwan Zoysa banned for six years for breaching ICC anti-corruption code

The ban on Zoysa, a left-arm seamer, is backdated to 31 October 2018, when he was provisionally suspended.

Academy Awards 2021: Hong Kong will not air ceremony for first time since 1969
Entertainment

Academy Awards 2021: Hong Kong will not air ceremony for first time since 1969

Nomination of Do Not Split, a short documentary on Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests, as well as the four nods for Chinese-born US director Chloe Zhao for Nomadland, is believed to be the cause for this move.

50 countries sign UN treaty to ban nuclear weapons, US sends them thinly veiled threat letter
World

50 countries sign UN treaty to ban nuclear weapons, US sends them thinly veiled threat letter

The United States had written to treaty signatories saying the Trump administration believes they made a strategic error and urging them to rescind their ratification.

K-Pop stars' TikTok China accounts blocked after South Korea fines app for data privacy non-compliance
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K-Pop stars' TikTok China accounts blocked after South Korea fines app for data privacy non-compliance

TikTok Pte Ltd, the publisher of the app, was fined $154,320 for collecting personal information of children under 14 years of age without consent from guardians

Rajasthan Tourism Minister demands ban on Arjun Kapoor's Panipat, claims movie presents 'distorted facts'
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Rajasthan Tourism Minister demands ban on Arjun Kapoor's Panipat, claims movie presents 'distorted facts'

Rajasthan minister Vishvendra Singh has alleged Panipat shows his ancestor, Maharaja Surajmal of Bharatpur, as not helping the Maratha army

In effort to boost flagging auto sector, Centre lifts ban on purchase of new cars by government departments
India

In effort to boost flagging auto sector, Centre lifts ban on purchase of new cars by government departments

The auto sector is set to get a boost as prime minister Narendra Modi-led central government has lifted the ban on the purchase of new cars for its departments

Kangana Ranaut sends legal notice to press bodies for 'immoral, wrongful' support to PTI reporter
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Kangana Ranaut sends legal notice to press bodies for 'immoral, wrongful' support to PTI reporter

The legal notice was sent by Kangana Ranaut for "wrongful, immoral, unethical and illegal acts of lending support to a journalist Justin Rao"

Article 15 box office collection: Ayushmann Khurrana's social drama inches close to Rs 50 cr mark
Entertainment

Article 15 box office collection: Ayushmann Khurrana's social drama inches close to Rs 50 cr mark

Article 15 earned only Rs 1.25 crore on Tuesday, probably owing to the India vs New Zealand match, which is a part of the ongoing Cricket World Cup series.

Tamil Producers Council withdraws circular banning film critics from cinema-related events following backlash
Entertainment

Tamil Producers Council withdraws circular banning film critics from cinema-related events following backlash

Tamil Producers Council and South Indian-Pro Union had released a circular banning critics who degrade a film from press events.

Tamil Producers Council to ban film reviewers, actors to a 'huge extent' from all cinema-related events
Entertainment

Tamil Producers Council to ban film reviewers, actors to a 'huge extent' from all cinema-related events

The statement demands that Tamil producers and south Indian PROs follow all the conclusions reached after the meeting.

Article 15: Temporary ban on Ayushmann Khurrana's social drama revoked in Roorkee
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Article 15: Temporary ban on Ayushmann Khurrana's social drama revoked in Roorkee

The restriction was imposed on Article 15 after fringe outfits like the Hindu Sena approached the administration and alleged that the movie had "maligned" a particular community.

Anu Malik reportedly banned from entering Yash Raj Studios over sexual assault allegations
Entertainment

Anu Malik reportedly banned from entering Yash Raj Studios over sexual assault allegations

YRF has reportedly taken the stance against Anu Malik because the company has very strict rules in case of sexual assault cases

Emboldened by PUBG Mobile ban in Surat and Rajkot, other districts follow suit
Gaming

Emboldened by PUBG Mobile ban in Surat and Rajkot, other districts follow suit

The circular is said to highlight that games like PUBG "incite violent behaviour" amongst players, many of whom are school going kids.

Nepal's central bank bans use of India's Rs 2,000, Rs 500, Rs 200 currency notes; move to affect tourists, tourism industry
Business

Nepal's central bank bans use of India's Rs 2,000, Rs 500, Rs 200 currency notes; move to affect tourists, tourism industry

The central bank said in its circular letter that Indian currency of 200, 500 and 2,000 denominations cannot be carried and used for trading, it said.

Pakistan Film Producers Association demands complete ban on release of Indian films
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Pakistan Film Producers Association demands complete ban on release of Indian films

Pakistan Film Producers Association believes that, for the sake of their local film industry, the government should impose the ban on Indian films

Government has no intention to impose ban on messaging apps: Telecom Secretary
News & Analysis

Government has no intention to impose ban on messaging apps: Telecom Secretary

The government is looking for other "technical solutions" to curb instances of fake news.

Google unblocks addiction-related keywords, rehab centre ads after year-long ban
News & Analysis

Google unblocks addiction-related keywords, rehab centre ads after year-long ban

The ban was put in place by Google to crack down shady providers cashing in on vulnerable patients.

ICC declare ball tampering as Level 3 offence; punishment increased to minimum ban of six Tests or 12 ODIs
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ICC declare ball tampering as Level 3 offence; punishment increased to minimum ban of six Tests or 12 ODIs

The ball tampering incident involving Steve Smith and David Warner has forced ICC to upgrade it as Level 3 offence which will carry 12 suspension points.

Apple faces potential ban on import of certain iPhones as battle with Qualcomm heats up
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Apple faces potential ban on import of certain iPhones as battle with Qualcomm heats up

If the ITC judge decides to ban some iPhone imports, Qualcomm could use that to try to persuade Apple to settle or drop several of the other patent cases.