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Calls mount in Zimbabwe's ruling party for Mugabe to resign

Harare, Nov 18 (IANS) Eight out of the ten provincial committees of Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party called on President Robert Mugabe to step down, a media report said. The call came after the military takeover of the government earlier this week. The provinces accused Mugabe of allowing the formation of cabals and called for the renunciation of the G40 faction ... Read More »

Nagaland legislators to meet Modi on Naga issues

Kohima, Nov 18 (IANS) The Nagaland Legislators Forum on Friday resolved to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to submit a memorandum, seeking resolution of Naga political issues before the state assembly elections next year. The Naga parliamentarians met in the Nagaland Assembly Secretariat under the Chairmanship of Imtiwapang Aier, who is also the Assembly Speaker. The meeting which was also ... Read More »

Congress urges President to prod government for winter session

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The Congress on Friday said the Narendra Modi government is scared of convening the winter session of Parliament because of Gujarat polls and appealed to President Ram Nath Kovind to take notice of this and ask the government to convene the session. Asked if the party would approach the President on this, Congress Spokesperson Rajeev ... Read More »

UNGA President holding consultations on deadlocked ICJ election

By Arul LouisUnited Nations, Nov 18 (IANS) General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak is holding a series of consultations on Friday on how to deal with the deadlock in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) election in which Dalveer Bhandari of India is facing Britain’s Christopher Greenwood. Lajcak’s Spokesperson Brendent Varma told reporters: “The President will meet today (Friday) with the ... Read More »

Sluggish Sulu is lifted by Vidya Balan's empathetic performance

By Subhash K JhaTumhari Sulu, Starring Vidya Balan, Manav Kaul, Neha Dhupia, Vijay Mourya Directed by Suresh TriveniRating: *** One extra star in this flawed and often loosely structured film for Vidya Balan’s extraordinarily empathetic performance as a middleclass housewife, okay homemaker, with serious concentration issues. You see, our Sulochana, aka Sulu can’t focus on any one thing (but then ... Read More »

Every film is commercial: Sanjay Mishra

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Actor Sanjay Mishra, who has acted in movies like “Ankhon Dekhi” and “Golmaal Again”, says all the films that are made are commercial as money goes into making them. “Every film is commercial. Filmmaking is not about writing a love letter. Some money goes into it. In some, it’s a lot and others, it’s less. ... Read More »

Delhi government Health Secretary turns approver in Goa illegal mining case

Panaji, Nov 17 (IANS) Goa’s former Principal Secretary Mining, Rajiv Yaduvanshi, who is currently Health Secretary in Delhi’s AAP government, on Friday turned state approver in an illegal mining case, which is being probed by the SIT of Goa Police, a senior official said. Speaking to reporters in Panaji on Friday evening, Superintendent of Police (SIT) Karthik Kashyap said that ... Read More »

Congress in talks with NCP, Sharad's JD-U faction over alliance in Gujarat (Roundup)

Gandhinagar/New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Congress party on Friday held talks with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Sharad Yadav-led faction of JD-U over a possible alliance ahead of the Gujarat Assembly elections. Senior party leaders were also closetted with Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leaders and with recently-inducted OBC community leader Alpesh Thakore in Delhi. Despite the ... Read More »

NGT clears hurdles for construction of new Andhra capital

Amaravati, Nov 17 (IANS) Clearing the hurdles in the construction of Andhra Pradesh’s new state capital Amaravati, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday refused to set aside the environmental clearance. It permitted the state government to go ahead with the work on the new capital, while complying with the stipulations laid down by the Union Ministry of Environment and ... Read More »

Ed Sheeran lands in Mumbai, welcomed in traditional style

Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Ed Sheeran landed in Mumbai for his Sunday concert amid heavy security and much fanfare. The popular singer was welcomed at the airport with a traditional welcome ceremony with flowers, dancers and dhols. The singer was sporting his famous black T-shirt, black jeans and hoodie and was soon escorted to his hotel where he will prep ... Read More »

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