Ban on Shark Fins

Brantford the First Canadian Jurisdiction to Ban Shark Fin Products

Brantford, a city in southwestern Ontario, became the first Canadian jurisdiction to ban shark fin products. Hawaii and Washington State have already passed legislation banning shark fin products. Shark fins are used More »

Former U.S. Gymnastics Coach Accused of Sexual Abuse Banned for Lifetime

Former Gymnastic Coach

Don Peters, head coach of the 1984 U.S. women’s Olympic team, was declared “permanently ineligible” after a disciplinary hearing by USA Gymnastics this month. Former Olympic gymnastics coach accused of sexual abuse banned for life and his place in the federation’s Hall of Fame revoked.

Former Gymnastic Coach

Actress Banned From Movies Over Affair with Fellow

Banned Indian Actress

Indian Actress, Nikhita Thukral has been banned from appearing in Kannada language films because she had an affair with her famous co-star, action hero Darshan. The three-year ban was imposed on actress after Darshan, was arrested on domestic violence charges and hospitalized last week following a complaint from his wife Vijaylakshmi. The Kannada Film Producers’ Association says that Ms Thukral has created trouble in Darshan’s domestic life. southern Indian Film producers imposed the ban on actress. It was also rumored that her ban was lifted, although it ruins to be seen whether her career will endure since of the scandal.

Banned Indian Actress

Top Five Banned Books in 2011

Five Most Banned Books in 2011

The five most challenged/banned books in 2011, according to the American Library Association are following.

5- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.
Reasons: Sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, violence.
Five Most Banned Books in 2011

Dutch Government Banned Tourists From Cannabis Shops

Tourists ban

Foreigners will be banned from entering the cannabis-selling coffee shops under new anti-drug laws in Holland, only Dutch residents will be allowed to enter the shops, Tourists are to be banned from buying cannabis in Dutch “coffee shops”. Amsterdam became popular among tourists because of its marijuana bars and coffee shops. “In order to tackle the nuisance and criminality associated with coffee shops and drug trafficking, the open-door policy of coffee shops will end,” said the health minister.

Tourists ban

France Enforced Ban on Full-Face Veils in Public

Burka Ban in France

France is home to Europe’s largest Muslim population. France’s Muslim community of 5 million is the largest in Western Europe. It is estimated that fewer than 2,000 women are actually wear the burqa or niqab in France. The law banning face-hiding Islamic burqas and niqabs came into effect on April, 2011. Parliament passed the ban last year with overwhelming support, only one member of the senate voted against it, making France the first country in the West to do so. Fewer than 2,000 women are estimated to actually wear the burqa or niqab in France.

Burka Ban in France