Veteran slams ‘woke’ university for banning British Army from fair

An army veteran has slammed Bristol University’s decision to ban the British Army from its Fresher’s Fair. While the Officer’s Training Corps (OTC) was scheduled for the event, Bristol University’s student union said they had concerns about the group “competing” with other “affiliated” organisations who would also be present at the event. The decision has … Read more

Judge overseeing case to remove Trump from ballot agrees to order banning threats

The Colorado judge overseeing the first significant lawsuit to bar former President Donald Trump from the state’s 2024 presidential ballot on Friday issued a protective order prohibiting threats and intimidation in the case, saying the safety of those involved — including herself and her staff — was necessary as the groundbreaking litigation moves forward. “I … Read more

California Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoes bill banning robotrucks without safety drivers

California Governor Gavin Newsom late on Friday vetoed a bill to prevent heavy-duty driverless trucks from operating in the state, in a relief for companies developing autonomous technology to haul goods across the US. The labor-backed Assembly Bill 316, which requires a trained human driver to be present in autonomous vehicles weighing over 10,001 pounds, … Read more

Rishi Sunak considering banning cigarettes for next generation

Rishi Sunak is considering a recommendation that would effectively ban cigarettes for the next generation. The prime minister could introduce some of the world’s toughest anti-smoking measures by steadily increasing the legal age for consuming tobacco, according to The Guardian, citing Whitehall sources. The paper said it also understood Mr Sunak’s leadership pledge to fine … Read more

Rishi Sunak considers banning cigarettes for next generation

Rishi Sunak is considering introducing some of the world’s toughest anti-smoking measures that would in effect ban the next generation from ever being able to buy cigarettes, the Guardian has learned. Whitehall sources said the prime minister was looking at measures similar to those brought in by New Zealand last December. They involved steadily increasing … Read more

Supreme Court pauses order banning Biden officials from coordinating with social media companies

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito issued a temporary pause on a lower-court order that restricted Biden administration officials from coordinating with social media companies. Alito’s stay came in response to an emergency filing from the Justice Department Thursday that asked the court to block an earlier injunction that would have gone into effect on Mondaypreventing … Read more

Alito pauses order banning Biden officials from contacting tech platforms

The Justice Department claims allowing the lower court ruling to stay in effect would “impose grave and irreparable harms on the government and the public.” It asked the Supreme Court to immediately block the 5th Circuit’s injunction placed on the administration while it files a formal petition for the justices to take up the case. … Read more

California lawmakers OK bills banning certain chemicals in foods and drinks

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California lawmakers are working through hundreds of bills before the legislative session ends on Thursday. If approved, the bills go to Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, who will have until Oct. 14 to decide whether to sign them into law, veto them or let them become law without his signature. The state Legislature … Read more

Banning some dog breeds in the UK won’t stop attacks on humans

Dog bans are back on the discussion table, with Suella Braverman declaring American bully XL dogs are a “clear and lethal danger to our communities, particularly to children”. The home secretary’s intervention follows an attack on an 11-year-old girl in Birmingham, in which two men were also injured. Police have confirmed that the animal was … Read more

China mulls law banning clothes that ‘hurt nation’s feelings’

The Chinese government is considering a law that would ban clothing deemed to be “hurting the feelings of the Chinese people.” The law, which is still in the drafting stage, will prohibit a wide range of behaviours, including dress or speech that could be considered offensive or “detrimental to the spirit of the Chinese people.” … Read more

Bill For Banning Polygamy In Assam To Be Drafted In 45 Days: CM Himanta Sarma

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday informed that the state government has received a total of 149 suggestions so far in response to the public notice seeking the opinion of the people of Assam on the proposed bill for banning polygamy in the state. He stated that the BJP-led Assam government will … Read more