Widespread Natural Disasters Threaten Development Goals

Amina J. Mohammed Inter Press Service   This year in the Caribbean and on the American mainland, hurricanes have left millions of people in need of assistance.   The Secretary General recently travelled to Antigua and Barbuda and Dominica to show solidarity and see for himself the damage. In Puerto Rico, 3.4 million people have […]

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence

How to Be More Aware as a Leader   Md. Tabrej, Director Dept. of Business Administration, St. Joseph’s College, Jakhama Does your emotional intelligence lift your team to new heights? When you think of a “perfect leader,” what comes to mind? You might picture someone who never lets his/her temper get out of control, no […]

U.N. warns on heat as climate talks hear pleas for action

U.N. warns on heat as climate talks hear pleas for action

Children are seen during climate march prior to the opening session of the COP23 UN Climate Change Conference 2017, hosted by Fiji but held in Bonn, in World Conference Center Bonn, Germany, November 6, 2017. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay   BONN, November 6 (Reuters) – This year will be among the three hottest on record, the United […]

Politicians among 714 Indians in global tax evasion scam

New Delhi, November 6 (IANS) Minister of State Jayant Sinha, BJP MP Ravindra Kishore, Congress leader Sachin Pilot, former minister P. Chidambaram’s son Karti and Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachhan figure among 714 Indians named in a financial data expose on how the world’s rich and powerful have stashed their wealth abroad to evade legitimate taxes, […]

Modi hurt Himachal’s tourism, fruit growers: Rahul Gandhi

Shimla, November 6 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for what he said was “hurting tourism and fruit industry” of Himachal Pradesh.   “Modi ji has affected the apple growers, farmers and those involved in the tourism industry,” Gandhi told an election rally in Paonta Sahib town in […]

Delhi-NCR air pollution rises, severe at several places

Delhi-NCR air pollution rises, severe at several places

New Delhi, November 6 (IANS) The air quality in Delhi and NCR got more toxic on Monday with winds coming in from Punjab and Haryana where stubble burning continues unabated.   According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Delhi Technical University (DTU) in north Delhi, ITO in central Delhi, Anand Vihar in west Delhi […]

I was rejected as not fit for TV: Smriti Irani

I was rejected as not fit for TV: Smriti Irani

Smriti Irani with Ekta Kapoor (IANS Photo)   Mumbai, November 6 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani says producer Ekta Kapoor chose her to lead the cast of “Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi” even though her team had rejected her as “not fit” for television.   Irani spoke at the 17th Indian Television […]

Congress dares Modi to put ‘Paradise Papers’ suspects in dock

New Delhi, November 6 (IANS) The Congress on Monday dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to initiate action against the suspected Indian tax evaders who feature in the “Paradise Papers” leak, including one of his ministers, and put the entire facts before the Supreme Court bench overseeing black money investigations.   The Congress also demanded the […]