Pitt, Jolie sued by lighting designer

Pitt, Jolie sued by lighting designer

    A French lighting designer, Odile Soudant, has sued Hollywood stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie for failing to credit her work on their chateau in Provence. The stars have been ordered to pay their lighting designer 565,000 euros. Soudant decided to sue them after they allegedly failed to credit her on their residence […]

Schwarzenegger urges Trump to reject white supremacists

Schwarzenegger urges Trump to reject white supremacists

      Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has called on US President Donald Trump to abandon his ambiguous attitude to racism and immediately reject “the support of white supremacists”. The Hollywood superstar in a video on Thursday condemned the presence of hate groups and followers of Nazism in the US and said Trump as […]

The Quaint little Village: a review

The Quaint little Village: a review

    Rovi Chasie, The Quaint little Village, Pen Thrill, 2016, 67 pages.   The introduction to Rovi Chasie’s book says it is an attempt “to give the reader glimpses of life in Khonoma Village through the protagonist, a child called Tono, and her family.   Every village has its uniqueness as well as its […]

Judging books by their names

Judging books by their names

    A trip through tantalising titles   Vikas Datta IANS   “Conquering kings their titles take…” begins a Christian hymn, but what about those of books that demand you take a second look at them for something inviting, intriguing, or even incongruous in their name. While an indirect, rather fanciful title is now the […]

My Personal Approach to Management

My Personal Approach to Management

    The term “management”, Is it a set of techniques? Is it a way of getting things done through other people? Is management a matter of decision-making?I will argue that management is all of these, and more. Management is “a set of activities, including planning, organizing, leading and directing, staffing, controlling, decision making, directed […]

US: War would be horrific but N Korea nukes ‘unimaginable’

US: War would be horrific but N Korea nukes ‘unimaginable’

    BEIJING, August 18 (AP): A military solution to the North Korean missile threat would be “horrific” but allowing Pyongyang to develop the capability to launch a nuclear attack on the United States is “unimaginable,” the top U.S. military officer said Thursday in Beijing.   The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, […]

Medic who spread HIV asks for court’s mercy

PHNOM PENH, August 18 (AP): An unlicensed Cambodian medical practitioner who was sentenced to 25 years in prison for infecting more than 100 villagers with HIV on Thursday acknowledged his mistake in reusing syringes and told an appeals court that he only sought to provide health care for his community.   A court in the […]

Myanmar retains tough clause in communications law despite calls for repeal

  YANGON, August 18 (Reuters): Myanmar’s parliament on Friday made minor changes to a controversial telecommunications law, amendments rights monitors say will do little to address concern the law is used to curb criticism of the authorities and reporting of corruption.   The recent arrest of several journalists has raised fears that free speech is […]

News in brief

Samsung cuts Galaxy A5, A7 prices ahead of festive season   New delhi, August 18 (IANS): South Korean tech giant Samsung has cut prices for its bestselling ‘Galaxy A5 and A7 smartphones (both 2017 variants) ahead of the festive season in India.   ‘Galaxy’ A5 (Rs 26,900) and A7 (Rs 30,900) would now cost Rs […]

‘India will benefit from growing tax revenue in FY2018’

  Singapore, August 18 (PTI): India’s tax revenues will benefit from a widening tax base and robust advance collections, but non-tax revenues will face speed-bumps in fiscal 2018, the Development Bank of Singapore said today. The routine sources of support are likely to wane this year – dividends from the central bank and other public […]

India to become among attractive destinations for start-ups: Minister

  New delhi, August 18 (PTI): India is set to become one of the most attractive destinations for start-ups and businesses in coming years, Union minister Jitendra Singh said on Friday.   According to the minister, the entrepreneurship potential of Indian youth is now being realised on account of the conducive environment created by the […]

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