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No scope for appeal to reduce Shakib’s ban: BCB

Dhaka —Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Nazmul Hassan Papon has said there is no scope of appeal to reduce Shakib Al Hasan’s ban imposed by the ICC for failing to report corrupt approaches on multiple occasions. “As per I know, we cannot appeal to reduce the ban of Shakib (Al Hasan). None of the parties can appeal to reduce the ... Read More »

‘Killer Robots:’ Ban treaty is the only credible solution

New International Law Is Essential to Retain Human Control Over Use of Force New York – France, Germany, and other nations that are committed to a rules-based international order should begin negotiations on a new international treaty to ban preemptively lethal autonomous weapons systems, also known as fully autonomous weapons or killer robots. Read More »

Sri Lanka lifts social media ban imposed after Easter blasts

Colombo, Apr 30 (AP/UNB) — Sri Lanka’s president has lifted a nationwide social media ban that was imposed after Easter suicide bomb attacks that killed 253 people. A government statement Tuesday said that President Maithripala Sirisena has lifted the ban that blocked Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube and other popular sites. It asked the public to “act in a responsible manner” on ... Read More »

New York state prepares to ban plastic bags

After several failed attempts, New York state is poised to ban single-use plastic bags provided by stores, making it only the second US state, after California, to pass such a rule. With Democrats controlling both chambers of the state legislature, lawmakers have reached agreement to include the plastic ban in a broader framework of budgetary measures to be voted on ... Read More »

Salman replaces Atif Aslam after ban on Pakistani artists

In the wake of the terror attack in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir, the All Indian Cine Workers Association (AICWA) announced a total ban on Pakistani actors and artists working in Indian film industry. Now, news has surfaced that actor Salman Khan has replaced Pakistani Singer Atif Aslam’s song from upcoming production Notebook. According to Pinkvilla, the actor has reportedly ... Read More »

EU member states agree to ban bee killing chemical

Member states have voted in favour of an almost complete ban on the use of neonicotinoid insecticides across the EU. Scientific studies have long linked their use to the decline of honeybees, wild bees and other pollinators. The move represents a major extension of existing restrictions, in place since 2013. Manufacturers and some farming groups have opposed the move, saying ... Read More »

China’s ban on ivory trade comes into force

China has long been one of the world’s biggest markets for ivory, but as of 2018 all trade in ivory and ivory products in the country is illegal. The move is being hailed as a major development in efforts to protect the world’s elephant population. Wildlife campaigners believe 30,000 African elephants are killed by poachers every year. Read More »

US lifts laptop ban on Kuwait Airways, Royal Jordanian

Kuwait: Kuwait Airways and Royal Jordanian have become the latest Middle Eastern airlines to let passengers take laptops in the cabin on US-bound flights. Both carriers said they had worked with US officials to tighten security checks on flights from Kuwait and Jordan. The US imposed the ban in March on direct flights from eight mainly Muslim countries to address ... Read More »