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New Caledonia votes to stay in France; separatists boycott
World

New Caledonia votes to stay in France; separatists boycott

Voters in the South Pacific archipelago of New Caledonia decide whether to break away from France, a referendum that is important for French geopolitical ambitions and is being closely watched amid growing Chinese influence in the region

ATP urges 'communication' not boycott over Peng Shuai row, shies away from backing WTA's stance
Sports

ATP urges 'communication' not boycott over Peng Shuai row, shies away from backing WTA's stance

ATP chairman Andrea Gaudenzi admitted concerns over the welfare of 35-year-old Peng who has not been seen for weeks following her allegations of sexual assault against a former Communist Party leader

Beijing Winter Olympics: As the countdown begins, calls to boycott the ‘Genocide Games’ grow
Sports

Beijing Winter Olympics: As the countdown begins, calls to boycott the ‘Genocide Games’ grow

With less than 100 days to go, athletes, politicians and human rights activists are among those who want to see the games cancelled or boycotted for human rights reasons

From FabIndia to Tanishq, a look at brands that faced backlash on social media for their ads
India

From FabIndia to Tanishq, a look at brands that faced backlash on social media for their ads

Recently, FabIndia has been at the receiving end of a lot of backlash ever since it brought out a Diwali-themed advertisement for a range of clothing collection and named it ‘Jashn-e-Riwaaz’

FabIndia runs into hot water with its new collection; netizens trend #BoycottFabIndia hashtag
India

FabIndia runs into hot water with its new collection; netizens trend #BoycottFabIndia hashtag

A Fabindia spokesperson has said the collection titled ‘Jashn-e-Riwaaz’ is not its Diwali collection. Their Diwali collection, called “Jhilmil si Diwali, is yet to be launched

Tom Cruise returns three awards over HFPA diversity row; NBC announces it won't air Golden Globes 2022
Entertainment

Tom Cruise returns three awards over HFPA diversity row; NBC announces it won't air Golden Globes 2022

"Assuming the HFPA executes its plan, we are hopeful we will be in a position to air the show in January 2023," NBC said in a statement about the Golden Globes

Indians have made Chinese food their own; boycotting it only betrays our culinary culture and middle-class
India

Indians have made Chinese food their own; boycotting it only betrays our culinary culture and middle-class

In the wake of the conflagration at the border, Ramdas Athawale, union minister, has decided that the patriotic Indian must launch a boycott of Chinese food. What he does not realise that Chinese food in India has as much to do with China as a Japanese curry has to do with our korma and qalia.

From UP to Assam, disgruntled villagers choose poll boycott to protest govt apathy; NOTA finds no favour
Politics

From UP to Assam, disgruntled villagers choose poll boycott to protest govt apathy; NOTA finds no favour

Every election, there are a few angry voters who believe that the threat to boycott polls is the best way to get candidates and governments to take note of them

Jammu and Kashmir local body polls, Part IV: Miscreants set panchayat offices on fire to 'warn' contestants, voters
Politics

Jammu and Kashmir local body polls, Part IV: Miscreants set panchayat offices on fire to 'warn' contestants, voters

Nearly a dozen panchayat buildings have been set on fire by arsonists after the announcement of Urban Local Body and Panchayat Polls in Jammu and Kashmir. The message is clear: no matter what, no one should take part in the upcoming polls

Decision on Jammu and Kashmir local body elections to be taken by governor in today's State Advisory Council
Politics

Decision on Jammu and Kashmir local body elections to be taken by governor in today's State Advisory Council

The move comes as major political parties in Jammu and Kashmir, such as the PDP and National Conference, have announced their boycott of the elections.

Pakistan Elections 2018: Online petition started to boycott Hum TV, Pakistani celebrities who didn't vote because of award
World

Pakistan Elections 2018: Online petition started to boycott Hum TV, Pakistani celebrities who didn't vote because of award

Many prominent names of Pakistani media industry were unable to vote in the general elections as they have flown to Toronto for the rehearsals of Hum Awards that are planned to be held on the 28 July.

Bhandara district bypolls: Voters from 12 villages to boycott by-election after failing to get response over irrigation facilities
India

Bhandara district bypolls: Voters from 12 villages to boycott by-election after failing to get response over irrigation facilities

Residents of nearly 12 villages in the district have decided to boycott the upcoming Bhandara-Gondia Lok Sabha bypoll, after failing to get a response over their demand for proper irrigation facilities.

UP Assembly passes budget for 76 departments in 15 minutes as Opposition boycotts proceedings
Politics

UP Assembly passes budget for 76 departments in 15 minutes as Opposition boycotts proceedings

With the entire opposition absent from the proceedings, the UP assembly passed the budget worth several hundred crores for 76 departments in merely 15 minutes.

Indian airliner Jet Airways sacks American pilot who assaulted trainer in Bengaluru
India

Indian airliner Jet Airways sacks American pilot who assaulted trainer in Bengaluru

Jet Airways has sacked the foreign pilot who allegedly assaulted a trainer during a simulator training session last month, an incident that triggered a call for a boycott of all expat pilots in the private airline.

Boycott by major advertisers could have long term implications for YouTube
News & Analysis

Boycott by major advertisers could have long term implications for YouTube

YouTube's inability to keep big-brand ads off unsavoury videos is threatening to transform a rising star in Google's digital family into a problem child.

Pakistan players face disciplinary action over Amir boycott: PCB
First Cricket News

Pakistan players face disciplinary action over Amir boycott: PCB

Pakistan's cricket chief on Friday warned players refusing to train alongside tainted paceman Mohammad Amir during an ongoing fitness camp for the national side that they faced fines and suspensions.

Seven RTI activists boycott CIC national convention inauguration by PM Modi
India

Seven RTI activists boycott CIC national convention inauguration by PM Modi

"NCPRI is deeply distressed to learn that the National RTI convention has become an exclusive affair which is being restricted by the central government under frivolous "security concerns".

Won't invite Jammu and Kashmir speaker to CPU meeting as it compromises position: Pakistan
Politics

Won't invite Jammu and Kashmir speaker to CPU meeting as it compromises position: Pakistan

Pakistan government said it will not invite the speaker of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly to the upcoming Commonwealth Parliamentary Union (CPU) meeting as it would compromise its position on the Kashmir issue.

After J&K snub, India threatens to boycott Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference held in Pakistan
Politics

After J&K snub, India threatens to boycott Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference held in Pakistan

LS Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and the Speakers of state Assemblies are likely to boycott the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in Islamabad after Pakistan chose not to extend an invitation to the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly Speaker Kavinder Gupta

FIFA World Cup: Russian official dismisses 2018 boycott suggestion
Sports

FIFA World Cup: Russian official dismisses 2018 boycott suggestion

Russia will stage the 2018 football World Cup and will host it well, the Russian Football Union's honorary president told Reuters on Monday, dismissing calls by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for his country's allies to boycott the event.