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Failure has been the 'biggest asset' for me: Subhash Ghai

Panaji, Nov 22 (IANS) Filmmaker Subhash Ghai says failure is a blessing in disguise as they make one push boundaries and perform better. “In my journey of 45 years as a filmmaker, failure has been the biggest asset for me. You should treat failure as a blessing because it gives you a different energy all together,” Ghai said here during ... Read More »

Power must be decentralised in Zimbabwe: Zanu-PF

Harare, Nov 22 (IANS) Zimbabwe’s ruling party Zanu-PF would seek to decentralise power following the resignation of embattled President Robert Mugabe, a spokesman said. Kennedy Mandaza, who represents the party in neighbouring South Africa, pointed out on Tuesday that one of the resolutions emerging from the ZANU-PF Central Committee’s recent meeting called for eliminating the centralisation of power. Mandaza told ... Read More »

Selena Gomez's 'life-or-death' situation

{$inline_image} Los Angeles, Nov 22 (IANS) Singer Selena Gomez says she faced a “life-or-death” situation prior to her kidney transplant earlier this year. The 25-year-old singer received an organ from her friend Francia Raisa in a life-saving operation, which was needed as a result of her battle with Lupus. Gomez says because she wasn’t sure of the warning signs, her ... Read More »

EU defends Iran's nuclear activities, opposes renegotiation

Tehran, Nov 21 (IANS) The European Union on Tuesday defended the peaceful nuclear activities of Iran and opposed renegotiating the nuclear agreement, signed in July 2015 between Tehran and six major powers, including the US. The official IRNA news agency reported that the secretary general of the European External Action Service (EEAS), Helga Schmid, underlined at a seminar in the ... Read More »

After 37 years in power, Mugabe finally says 'I quit' (Lead)

Harare, Nov 21 (IANS) Under fire from the public and military, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday resigned from the country’s top post after 37 years, parliament Speaker Jacob Mudenda announced. The 93-year-old was set to get marching orders after Zimbabwe’s ruling party presented a motion in Parliament to impeach the defiant leader. Cheers broke out in the parliament after ... Read More »

Compensation, jobs for families of those killed in Gorkhaland agitation (Lead)

Darjeeling, Nov 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced Rs two lakh compensation and jobs to kin of each person killed during the Gorkhaland agitation. “All parties raised the compensation issue for the dead agitators who have no criminal cases against them. “The kin of each of the dead will be given Rs two lakh and ... Read More »

Protesting farmers reiterate demands, to resume agitation from Gujarat

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Thousands of farmers protested for the second consecutive day here on Tuesday regarding their demands and announced resumption of agitation in Gujarat, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will campaign for the assembly elections. Yogendra Yadav of Swaraj India said the countrywide campaign would begin on November 26 from Bardoli in Gujarat. “Modi is a busy ... Read More »

CBI questions bus conductor's kin in Ryan murder case

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The CBI on Tuesday questioned O.P. Chopra — a relative of bus conductor Ashok Kumar who was arrested in the Pradhuman Thakur’s murder in a Gurugram school — for over eight hours vis-a-vis his audio clipping regarding the case. A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) official said Chopra, Ashok’s maternal uncle, was questioned after the ... Read More »

Dabur India cuts prices by 9% to pass on GST benefits

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) FMCG major Dabur India on Tuesday said it has cut prices of existing stocks across categories such as shampoos, skin care and home care by 9 per cent as an act of passing on the benefits of the recent reduction in GST rates to the consumer. The FMCG major made the announcement a day after ... Read More »

Bill to regulate private hospitals tabled in Karnataka assembly

Belagavi (Karnataka), Nov 21 (IANS) A modified amendment Bill to regulate the functioning of private hospitals across Karnataka was introduced in the state legislative assembly here on Tuesday. Tabling the Karnataka Private Medical Establishments (KPME) Act 2007 (Amendment) Bill 2017 to regulate the healthcare system in the state, Health and Family Welfare Minister K.R. Ramesh Kumar told the lawmakers that ... Read More »

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