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Islamabad district administration to fine underage smokers
Pakistan

Islamabad district administration to fine underage smokers

  • The district administration of the Islamabad Capitol Territory has decided to fine smokers under the age of 18 years.
  • This initiative is an extension of the “Islamabad model city project”, which aims to create awareness for the hazards of tobacco use in the general population.
Updated 29 May, 2021 03:56pm
'Pakistan will pay a huge price', Fawad Chaudhry says after PHC bans TikTok
Pakistan

'Pakistan will pay a huge price', Fawad Chaudhry says after PHC bans TikTok

  • "I understand most of the judges are unaware of the tech working models, I'll request the Chief Justice of Pakistan to intervene and the Ministry of Science and Technology will work with Judiciary for tech modules for judges," the minister tweeted.
  • PTA banned the Chinese video-sharing app in Pakistan following PHC's verdict.
Published 12 Mar, 2021 12:50pm
CAA likely to lift in-flight ban on meal service
Pakistan

CAA likely to lift in-flight ban on meal service

  • The CAA air transport director says that the efforts remained successful to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic
  • The aviation authority recommends that permission on meal and beverages onboard may be offered on domestic flights within Pakistan
Published 04 Mar, 2021 11:52am
Indian government threatens Twitter with penalties, if it does not block accounts
World

Indian government threatens Twitter with penalties, if it does not block accounts

  • In the aftermath of the online backlash against the Indian government's callous treatment of protestors, India has threatened to 'punish' Twitter if it does not comply with the government's request to restore a block on accounts connected to allegedly inflammatory tweets about farmers’ protests.
  • On Monday, Twitter blocked over 250 accounts, following a request by the Indian government, under the presupposition that the tweets could potentially 'incite' violence.
Updated 04 Feb, 2021 08:37pm
India makes ban on TikTok and 58 other Chinese apps permanent
World

India makes ban on TikTok and 58 other Chinese apps permanent

  • India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has issued fresh notices to make permanent a ban imposed on TikTok and 58 other Chinese applications.
  • The Ministry, in its decision in June, stated that these applications were "prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order”.
Updated 26 Jan, 2021 12:24pm
OGRA lifts ban on issuance of new CNG licenses
Business & Finance

OGRA lifts ban on issuance of new CNG licenses

  • Pursuant to the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) Ordinance, 2002, and the provisions of CNG (Production and Marketing) Rules, 1992, issuance of a CNG license to any prospective investor/applicant falls under the exclusive domain of the Ogra.
Published 21 Jan, 2021 02:17pm
LHC imposes heavy fine on using polythene bags
Pakistan

LHC imposes heavy fine on using polythene bags

  • The court instructed that those found using polythene bags be given a three-day warning to shun the practice
  • On September 17, the LHC had banned the use of polythene bags across the province and termed it hazardous for environment and human health
Published 17 Dec, 2020 04:07pm
Facebook has not banned a militant group in India as it fears for business interests, staff safety
World

Facebook has not banned a militant group in India as it fears for business interests, staff safety

  • Social media firm’s security workforce stated in its report that Bajrang Dal supports violence against minorities, especially Muslims across India and sure certified as a “harmful group” that ought to be banned from the platform
  • Bajrang Dal has been deemed a militant spiritual group by the US Central Intelligence Company and is convicted of hate crimes and religiously motivated killings
Updated 14 Dec, 2020 12:12pm
German court upholds ban on coronavirus demonstration
World

German court upholds ban on coronavirus demonstration

  • Lower courts had already denied permission for the protest, planned for Saturday afternoon, at which 20,000 demonstrators were due to convene in the city centre of Bremen.
  • On Saturday, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 23,318 to 1,153,556, RKI data showed, while the reported death toll rose by 483 to 18,517.
Updated 05 Dec, 2020 06:03pm