Trump’s latest travel ban blocked by second federal judge

Trump’s latest travel ban blocked by second federal judge

US President Donald Trump’s latest attempt to bar citizens of eight countries from entering the US has suffered a second federal court defeat. Judges in Hawaii and Maryland issued separate temporary restraining orders on the open-ended travel ban. Both judges cited Mr Trump’s campaign description of it as a “Muslim ban”. The policy targets travellers from Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad and North Korea, as well as some Venezuelan officials. Two previous iterations of the ban targeted six Muslim-majority countries, and were widely referred to by Trump officials as…

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Experts divided over ban on integrated coaching in Maharashtra

Experts divided over ban on integrated coaching in Maharashtra

The education department’s decision to ban colleges from offering integrated courses from June 2018 has evoked mixed reactions from experts and coaching classes. While some lauded the move saying it would put an end to the ‘unhealthy’ nexus between colleges and coaching classes, others said compulsory attendance in colleges will add to the students’ stress. However, a few activists pointed out that the ban alone was insufficient and the decision must be backed with long-term solutions. “Integrated courses are illegal. Why should the government wait till next year to end…

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Trump ramps up criticism of judge after travel ban setback

Trump ramps up criticism of judge after travel ban setback

US President Donald Trump has attacked the judge who blocked his travel ban, saying Americans should blame the courts “if something happens”. Mr Trump also said he had instructed border officials to check people entering America “very carefully”. The ban, affecting people from seven mainly-Muslim countries, was blocked by the federal judge in Seattle on Friday. Saturday saw a federal appeals court reject the Trump administration’s request to reinstate the ban. This means that Mr Trump’s directive will remain suspended and visa holders from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan…

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JIHADISTS SAY TRUMP’S TRAVEL BAN GREAT FOR RECRUITMENT

JIHADISTS SAY TRUMP’S TRAVEL BAN GREAT FOR RECRUITMENT

Global groups celebrated US President Donald Trump’s recent ban on travel from seven majority-Muslim nations, The Washington Post reported Sunday. The ban, extremists said, supported their perspective that Islam and the United States are at war. On pro-ISIS social media accounts, jihadists speculated that the ban would convince Muslim Americans to become extremists, hailed Trump as “the best caller to Islam” and predicted that Trump would start a new war in the Middle East. One poster called Trump’s order a “blessed ban,” and compared it to America’s “blessed invasion” of…

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Silicon Valley lashes out at Trump ban

Silicon Valley lashes out at Trump ban

For months, Silicon Valley seemed to be heeding the advice of one of its most powerful figures, billionaire investor Peter Thiel, who said President Trump should be taken “seriously, but not literally”. But at the international arrivals gate at San Francisco airport at the weekend, things were getting very literal, very quickly. What the tech industry had feared might happen, was happening. The impact of President Trump’s immigration ban on tech companies has been immediate. And one by one, the major firms and personalities in this part of the world…

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Trump team institutes lobbying ban

Trump team institutes lobbying ban

The Trump transition team announced Wednesday evening that people who join the administration will have to adhere to a lobbying ban: there will be no one hired who is a current registered lobbyist, and no lobbying will be allowed for five years after leaving government. It’s an attempt, according to transition and RNC spokesman Sean Spicer, to ensure that those leaving government will not be able to immediately enrich themselves off their service. President-elect Trump met Wednesday with several people who are either advising him on the transition or who…

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Note ban seen hurting education institutes charging capitation fee

Note ban seen hurting education institutes charging capitation fee

The centre’s decision to withdraw high-value bank notes to curb unaccounted cash will hurt education institutions that charge capitation fees for admissions. Accepting capitation fees will become difficult because of the demonetization drive, industry insiders and experts said. Capitation fee is widely accepted in two segments of the education system—nursery admissions and professional higher education. “For the first time, it is going to get impacted in a big way,” said Madhavi Lokhande, dean, Welingkar Institute of Management. “This move is expected to make education affordable to meritorious students akin to…

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Principal institutes ban after students wear Confederate flag to school

Principal institutes ban after students wear Confederate flag to school

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Students at Bloomington North High School are banned from wearing anything that depicts a Confederate flag on campus. Leaders with the school district implemented the ban Wednesday night after students wore the flag draped around their shoulders like a cape. The students argued that they were exercising their First Amendment rights, but Principal Jeffry M. Henderson said the decision to wear the flag caused too much disruption given the flag’s place in U.S. history. “Throughout the day, this issue has evolved into one that has created a…

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