This is what it’s like when a country actually bans TikTok

News of a potential ban sent American TikTokers into a frenzy (or “going cray cray,” as one creator put it) trying to figure out how they could port over their following to other apps such as Instagram or YouTube. (Trump has targeted at least one other app that India has already banned, WeChat, raising concerns […]

Oklahoma Republican Senator Supports Legislation to Ban Police Chokeholds Nationwide

“Many departments around the country have already banned chokeholds and I think a lot of other departments are increasing that now. Some departments just didn’t train for chokeholds and told their officers they can only do what they’ve been trained for. But this has been pretty clear. There has been a longstanding principle out there […]

Trump’s WeChat Ban Not an ‘Effective’ Answer But May ‘Unfairly’ Hit Chinese Firms in US – Techsperts

“In fact, many users in specific regions such as China, the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific will just spend more time on their respective local apps. When not physically in China, Westerners may prefer to use WhatsApp or Facebook more, with Asians having a higher preference towards Line,” she said. Overseas users partly affected by the […]

Defence Ministry set to ban import of 101 military items: Here’s the full list

With effect from December 2020:S. No.Name of platform/weapon/system/equipmentIndicative year – Import embargo1.120mm Fin  Stabilised Armour Piercing Discarding Sabot (FSAPDS) Mark II AmmunitionDec-202.7.62×51 Sniper RifleDec-203.Tracked Self Propelled (SP) Gun (155mm x 52 Cal)Dec-204.Towed Artillery Gun (155mm x 52 Cal)Dec-205.Short Range Surface to Air Missiles (Land variant)Dec-206.Shipborne Cruise MissilesDec-207.Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher (MBRL) (Pinaka Variant)Dec-208.Simulators Presenting Smart […]

Trump administration allows H-1B visa holders to return for same jobs they did before ban

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Moderate Tories join greens to call for fossil fuel car ban by 2030

The rollout of electric vehicles is a key pillar of the government’s plans for cutting carbon emissions to virtually zero by 2050 to end the UK’s contribution to the climate crisis. Sales of electric vehicles are climbing quickly but official figures show they still accounted for only 2% of new car registrations last year. In […]

Investors revalue Chinese tech giants after U.S. ban

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Stock investor Zhu Haifeng halved his once-cherished holdings in Chinese tech giants Tencent and Alibaba after the United States announced on Friday sanctions against some Chinese firms in the latest escalation between the world’s two top economies.

Former Goa CM Digambar Kamat demands ban on masks with tricolour pattern

Disturbed by seeing this photo on Social Media. I urge @PMOIndia to issue directions to all States & Ban use of the Masks in Tricolour with Ashok Chakra. Let us all respect our National Flag. Jai Hind. Vande Mataram. Bharat Mata Ki Jai. @INCGoa @INCIndia

NBA bans casual acquaintances, social media friends from bubble under guest policy

The league will allow players on teams that advance to the second round of the playoffs later this month to bring a limited number of guests into the bubble at Walt Disney World resort. Aside from family members, acceptable guests include “longtime close personal friends with whom a player has an established, preexisting and known personal […]

Proposed bill would ban realistic toy guns

“I don’t want to say that my legislation would have prevented Andy’s death, but it could put people in a better situation to help prevent it,” de León said in an interview before Friday’s news conference. “What I do know is Andy Lopez will not be the last one seriously injured or killed” while carrying […]