Eli Lilly says Indiana abortion ban will shift jobs out of its home state

Jamie Smyth in New York Eli Lilly said it would divert employment outside its home state of Indiana following the Republican-controlled legislature’s decision to pass a near total ban on abortion. “We are concerned that this law will hinder Lilly’s — and Indiana’s — ability to attract diverse scientific, engineering and business talent from around the … Read more

Karnataka HC upholds ban on sale of firecrackers in Bengaluru city

The High Court of Karnataka has upheld the police department’s decision to withdraw the no-objection certificate issued for sale of firecrackers within Bengaluru city limits. Perhaps for the first time ever, photographs of people injured by firecrackers are used in the judgment papers. These show images of youngsters and children who lost … Read more

Delhi HC asks police of steps taken to implement Chinese Manjha ban

The Delhi High Court on Thursday asked the Delhi Police to inform the court about the steps it has taken to implement the National Green Tribunal order banning ‘Chinese Manjha’ (kite string) usage of kite flying. A division bench headed by Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma was hearing a Public Interest Litigation … Read more

Parliament passes bill to ban funding of weapons of mass destruction

Parliament on Monday passed a bill which seeks to ban funding of weapons of mass destruction and also empowers the Centre to freeze, seize or attach financial assets and economic resources of people engaged in such activities. The Weapons of Mass Destruction and their Delivery Systems (Prohibition of Unlawful Activities) Amendment Bill, … Read more

Australian Parliament considers lifting euthanasia ban in two territories

A new bill was introduced in the Australian Parliament on Monday seeking to lift a 25-year ban on doctor-assisted suicide in two territories. Australia’s sparsely populated Northern Territory in 1995 became the first place in the world to legalize voluntary euthanasia. But the landmark law was overturned by … Read more

Section 144 extended till August 6 in Mangaluru, liquor ban for 2 more days

The Karnataka government on Sunday extended Section 144 and other restrictions for two more days in Mangaluru. “Section 144 has already been extended till August 6 in Dakshina Kannada police jurisdiction. Additional restrictions i.e. early closure of shops at 6 pm is also imposed in the entire district for next two days,” … Read more

Judge Finds Washington Commissioner Exceeded Authority on Credit Score Ban

Thurston County Superior Court Judge Indu Thomas found that while Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s rule temporarily banning credit scoring followed the Administrative Procedures Act, but he exceeded his statutory authority. In her ruling, Thomas said the record supplied by the Office of the Insurance Commissioner contained credible information that the use of credit scores … Read more

Google, Apple ban Battlegrounds Mobile India game in India post govt order

Google and Apple on Thursday pulled popular battle royale game Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) from their respective app stores, following a government order. Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) is the Indian version of PUBG Mobile, exclusively for players in the country developed and published by Krafton. The game was released on July … Read more

Texas School Mask Mandate Ban Upheld by Federal Appeals Court

Texas Governor Greg Abbott can maintain his ban on school mask mandates, a federal appeals court ruled. A three-judge panel of the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday said that a group of disabled students failed to show that their allegedly increased risk of contracting Covid-19 due the mask mandate ban was an … Read more

Govt’s plastic straw ban to curb pollution leaves Indian consumers thirsty

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a reputation for imposing policies suddenly on an unprepared nation, but when he pledged in 2019 to eliminate single-use plastics, food and beverage makers had years to prepare. When the first tranche of items was banned this month, they weren’t ready. Plastic straws … Read more