Kerala nun rape: Vatican forms probe panel, accused bishop writes to clergy

New Delhi: The Vatican, the highest seat of authority in the Roman Catholic Church hierarchy, has formed a one-member panel to probe the rape allegations against the Bishop of Jalandhar, Franco Mulakkal. Sources told ANI that a church representative from India is in the Vatican to discuss the issue of a rape charge against the Bishop by a Kerala-based nun. […]

PM Modi announces launch of ‘Swachhata Hi Seva Movement’

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced the launch of ‘Swachhata Hi Seva Movement‘ from September 15. The movement will be launched to mark the commencement of Mahatma Gandhi‘s 150th birth anniversary on October 2. The Prime Minister further urged everyone to be a part of this movement and strengthen the efforts to create a […]

Congress needs us for successful Bharat Bandh: Shiv Sena

Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Wednesday launched an attack on the Congress party, saying that the Rahul Gandhi-led party needs their support for making the Bharat Bandh successful in Maharashtra. Through its mouthpiece, Saamna, the Uddhav Thackrey-led party said that the Bharat Band was not successful in Maharashtra, adding that it would have been successful, had the Sena supported it. They further stated that the Congress did […]

Jharkhand: Police rescues minor girl from Naxals

Latehar: The Latehar Police on Tuesday rescued a minor girl from a Naxal organistaion. After being rescued the girl revealed that she was forcefully taken to the camp by the Naxals on the pretext of getting her married. Following the incident Superintendent Police Latehar, Prashant Anand told ANI, “The Naxals forcefully used to induct children in their organistaion and they were […]

Digvijaya, KTR engage in Twitter spat over KCR’s ‘buffoon’ remark

New Delhi : Days after Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao termed Congress president Rahul Gandhi as the country’s biggest “buffoon”, senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh put out a scathing tweet addressed to Rao, calling him an “ungrateful man”. “Telengana was given by Congress against all odds and this man uses abusive language against Congress President. Shame on you KCR. People […]

Kejriwal urges Yashwant Sinha to contest LS elections

Noida: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has urged former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in 2019. However, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener did not name the party or the constituency from which the former finance minister should contest the polls. After asking people whether Yashwant Sinha should contest in elections or not, the Delhi Chief Minister […]

Fuel prices hiked again, citizens seek govt intervention

New Delhi : A day ahead of the Bharat Bandh called for by the Congress Party, fuel prices have been hiked yet again on Sunday. In New Delhi, the price of petrol has been hiked to Rs. 80.50 per litre, and diesel to Rs.72. 61 per litre, following an increase of 12 paise and 10 paise, respectively. The surge in fuel […]

Tarun Vijay to lodge complaint over ‘misuse’ of Twitter account

New Delhi : Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Tarun Vijayon Wednesday said he will file a police complaint over the “misuse” of his Twitter handle. Vijay took to Twitter to clarify that the anti-party tweets on his timeline were not done by him, and his ‘account password was misused’. “Thank you friends for showing faith […]

J-K: Heroin worth Rs. 100 crore seized in Kathua

Kathua: The Jammu unit of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Tuesday seized around 22 kgs of heroin worth Rs. 100 crore and arrested four people in Jammu and Kashmir‘s Kathua district. The banned drugs were reportedly being transported through Jammu and Kashmir into Punjab region. “We have arrested four people in which three are the carrier and one […]

‘Deeply unfortunate’: PM Modi on Kolkata bridge collapse

Kolkata : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday termed the Kolkata bridge collapse as a “deeply unfortunate” incident and hoped for a speedy recovery of those who were injured. A portion of the bridge, located in South Kolkata‘s Majerhat area, collapsed on Tuesday morning. The incident trapped many people and crushed many vehicles under it. “The collapse of a part of a bridge […]