Electronics manufacturers seek ban on television imports from Vietnam

    NEW DELHI: The electronics manufacturing industry has asked the government to immediately ban imports of televisions from Vietnam, which saw a 25-times jump to Rs 1,500 crore within the last one year, and called for changes in the import duty structure. In similar letters dated June 11 to finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, commerce minister Piyush Goyal and communications and […]

    China’s ZTE Teeters as US Ban Hits Operations

    Chinese telecom giant ZTE faces a grim future after ceasing major operations due to a US ban on American sales of critical technology to the company, raising the stakes in a trade spat between the world’s two largest economies. The firm’s fate has added a new source of tension to trade talks between the two countries after Chinese officials […]

    Electronics ban on flights from Turkey to United States lifted: Reports

    People travelling from 10 airports in eight countries to US were banned from bringing laptops, tablets and other electronic devices larger than cellphones into the flight cabin. (AFP File Photo) A three-month-old ban on taking electronic devices such as laptops into aircraft cabins on flights from Turkey to the United States was lifted on Wednesday, the private […]

    US ‘likely’ to expand electronics ban to UK flights

    The ban would frustrate both business travellers and holidaymakers / Getty The US is considering expanding its electronics ban to all flights departing UK and European airports, according to a new report. Passengers travelling to the US would not be able to board a US-bound plane carrying any electronics larger than a mobile phone. Laptops, […]

    Trump administration might extend electronics ban to UK flights: Report

    Passengers flying from the UK to the US may also be banned from bringing their laptops into aircraft cabins, it has been reported. According to the Guardian, the Trump administration is considering extending its security restrictions — which prohibits electronic devices larger than a smartphone from being taken as carry-on luggage — to US-bound flights […]


    New security regulations from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.K.’s Department for Transport ban passengers flying from certain Middle East and North African airports to the U.S. and U.K. from bringing electronics bigger than a smartphone into the cabins. Laptops, e-readers, tablets, cameras, and more will now have to be checked in at […]

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    Cabinet clears draft Bill seeking ‘complete ban’ on commercial surrogacy

    Image credit: Mansi Thapliyal/Reuters The Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared a draft Bill on surrogacy, which aims to impose a “complete ban” on commercial surrogacy. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said couples who are “medically unfit to have children” can seek help from a close relative, which is called altruistic surrogacy. However, who qualifies as a […]