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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 »

Neither backed 'Padmavati' ban nor those against it: Amarinder

Chandigarh, Nov 21 (IANS) Rejecting suggestions of supporting a ban on the movie ‘Padmavati’, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday decried attempts by some vested interests to misinterpret his statement on the issue. The Chief Minister said that he had neither supported a ban on the movie nor backed those issuing threats to the actors and crew of Padmavati. ... Read More »

Modi meme has BJP worked up, Youth Congress chief apologises

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) A meme on official Twitter handle of the Indian Youth Congress online magazine ‘Yuva Desh’ targetting Prime Minister Narendra Modi was dubbed “deplorable” by the BJP on Tuesday, with the Congress youth wing later apologising for it. The meme also draw disapproval from the Congress, BJP’s Union Ministers and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah. Though ... Read More »

Delhi-NCR air quality near 'severe' as stubble burning increases

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The air quality in Delhi and NCR worsened further on Tuesday due to an increase in stubble burning in neighboring Punjab and Haryana despite the green court’s orders to the contrary. In the wake of deterioration in the air quality, the Delhi government issued an advisory to parents requesting them to restrict outdoor activities of ... Read More »

Ankushita leads India's surge in women's Youth boxing Worlds

Guwahati, Nov 21 (IANS) Local favourite Ankushita Boro led the surge in the AIBA World women’s Youth Boxing Championships as four other Indian pugilists also made it to the quarter-finals here on Tuesday. Guli Jyoti (flyweight), Shashi Chopra (featherweight) and Ankushita (light welter) stole the limelight in the afternoon while Nitu (light-flyweight) and Sakshi (bantam) impressed in the evening session. ... Read More »

Congress replaces candidate for Botad seat (Lead)

Gandinagar, Nov 21 (IANS) Putting an end to the logjam over thecandidate from Botad in the Gujarat assembly elections, the Congress on Tuesday replaced Manhar Patel, an NCP defector, with D.M. Patel. The Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) had objected to Manhar Patel and the issue had created a near-rift in the alliance with the Congress for the elections. Under ... Read More »

Don't judge film without seeing it: Subhash Ghai on 'Padmavati'

By Sugandha RawalPanaji, Nov 21 (IANS) Bollywood’s ‘showman’ Subhash Ghai has extended support to Sanjay Leela Bhansali, saying he is entitled to “cinematic liberty” and that it is wrong for his detractors to pass an opinion without seeing a film. “I will not comment about the ‘Padmavati’ issue because I am not a politician. I respect my filmmakers. You have ... Read More »

Compensation, job for families of those killed in Gorkhland agitation

Darjeeling, Nov 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced Rs two lakh compensation and a job for one member of the family of agitators who died during the recent Gorkhaland agitation. “All the parties raised the compensation issue for the agitators who died during the (Gorkhaland) movement in the hills and have no criminal cases against ... Read More »

Al Qaeda front's two militants among three held in Kolkata (Lead)

Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) Three persons, including two suspected members of Bangladesh-based Islamist group Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT), were arrested on Tuesday from the Kolkata railway station, a police officer said. The ABT, a front for Al Qaeda in the Indian subcontinent, was involved in some of the brutal attacks and murder of atheist bloggers in Bangladesh between 2013 and ... Read More »

Mugabe steps down as Zimbabwe President after 37 years

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, international media reports said. The 93-year-old had earlier received his marching orders after Zimbabwe’s ruling party presented a motion in Parliament to impeach the defiant leader. Zanu-PF’s motion was seconded by opposition party MDC ... Read More »

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