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CAG raps Meghalaya govt for failure to implement RTE

Shillong: The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has rapped the Meghalaya government for its failure to implement the Right To Education Act, 2009, resulting in underutilisation of funds of over Rs 900 crore, shortage of nearly 1700 teachers and appointment of over 70 per cent untrained staff. In its report tabled in the just concluded

Won’t blame demonetisation for my film’s failure: Neha

Mumbai: Actress Neha Dhupia, whose film “Moh Maya Money” is set to hit the screens this Friday, says she would not blame Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation move if it failed. “Demonetization is going to affect the film but looking at the larger picture it’s a measure taken by the government to curb corruption which

Fear of failure will never leave me: Alia Bhatt

Mumbai: She has had a golden run at box office but Alia Bhatt says fear of failing in life always haunts her. The 23-year-old actress has so far one flop in her four- year-long career and for her that was a learning experience as it taught her to come out even stronger. “Fear of failing

Failure of AAP dharnas reflective of no support from farmers: Dhindsa

Chandigarh: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Tuesday said the abysmal failure of AAP dharnas in Mandis on Monday due to the complete boycott of the same by the farming community was reflective of the support it enjoyed among the peasantry. In a statement here, senior SAD leader Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa said AAP Punjab Convenor Gurpreet

Fear of failure keeps me going: Alia Bhatt

Mumbai: Actress Alia Bhatt, who is gearing up for the release of her upcoming slice-of-life film “Dear Zindagi”, says failure is something which keeps her going. Alia on Thursday treated her fans to a question-and-answer session, where a fan asked her about facing failure. “Fear of failure is what keeps me going. So I fear

We are just a failure phobic society: Vikram Bhatt

Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt, whose past few films “Creature 3D”, “Mr. X” and “Love Games” bombed at the box office, says the society is failure phobic.”I feel it’s okay if your past few films didn’t work. Sometimes, ideas work and sometimes they don’t. I think we are just a failure phobic society.

Failure of governance – from Kashmir to Karnataka

Be it Kashmir or Karnataka, poor governance has been responsible for making a bad situation worse.Such administrative lapses are true of minor incidents of lawlessness as well like the antics of the “gau rakshaks” or the cow vigilantes, who have been running amok from Mewat in Haryana to Bengaluru in Karnataka.Similarly, the inept rulers have

Failure more special than success: Emraan Hashmi

Mumbai: Emraan Hashmi has had a string of box office flops lately, but the actor says he values failures much more than the hits because they have made him grow in his career.The 37-year-old actor said he takes responsibility of all his films that didn’t work, but they haven’t negatively affected him.”There have been films

Sukhbir must own up failure of investigative agencies, quit: Channi

Welcoming the handing over of the investigation in the case of murderous assault on Brigadier Jagdish Gagneja, second-in-command of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh in Jalandhar to the CBI, the Leader of the Opposition in Punjab and the Congress Legislature Party chief Charanjit Singh Channi on Thursday said it betrayed the utter failure of the state

Severe obesity alone can increase heart failure risk

New York: Morbid obesity appears to stand alone as a risk for heart failure, but not for other major types of heart disease, new research has found. The study involving more than 13,000 people found that morbidly obese individuals were more than two times more likely to have heart failure than comparable people with a

Stranded Indian elephant in Bangladesh died of heart

Dhaka: An Indian wild elephant that crossed over from northeast India to Bangladesh during a flood has died of heat-induced heart failure, doctors said after an autopsy. The elephant, christened Bangabahadur (Hero of Bengal), died on Tuesday at Sharishabarhi Upazila’s Koyra village in Jamalpur, media reports said. The Sharishabarhi Upazila Chief Executive formed a three-strong

Coe’s focus on reinstating Russia after ‘catacylsmic failure’

Rio de Janeiro:  World athletics chief Sebastian Coe blasted Russia’s “cataclysmic failure” over doping but said he was now focused on ending the country’s suspension from track and field. Revelations of a state-run doping conspiracy prompted Russia’s suspension from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), ruling the traditional powerhouse out of the Rio Olympics.

MH370 fell out of sky after engine failure’

Canberra: Australian defence scientists who analysed signals from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have revealed the Boeing 777 fell very fast before crashing into the Indian Ocean off the coast of Western Australia. Australian media reported on Tuesday that data analysis and manufacturer simulations showed it was likely the aircraft lost engine power before falling out

Failure of specialised beta cells may cause diabetes: Study

London: The failure of a handful of beta cell “hubs” in the pancreas are the likely reason for developing diabetes, rather than the behaviour of all cells, says a study. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the pancreas fail to produce enough insulin to function properly, meaning that glucose stays in the blood rather than being

‘Overweight adolescents at high risk of heart failure later’

London: Men who are overweight in adolescencemay have an increased risk of developing heart failure in middle age, a new large study has warned. The increased risk of heart failure was found in men who were within the normal body weight range (a body mass index of 18.5 to 25) in adolescence, with an increased