Karnataka slashes petrol, diesel prices by Rs. 2

Kalaburagi : The Karnataka Government on Monday announced a reduction in petrol and diesel price by Rs. 2 each. Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy said, “Today, we are taking a decision that we are going to reduce Rs. 2 on both petrol and diesel”. Earlier on September 10, Karnataka‘s neighbouring state, Andhra Pradesh also slashed the prices of petrol and diesel […]

Wishes pour in for PM Modi on his birthday

New Delhi: Birthday greetings and wishes have started pouring in from early morning on Monday for Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s 68th birthday. President Ram Nath Kovind extended birthday greetings to the Prime Minister and wished for his long life. “Birthday greetings to our Prime Minister @narendramodi. Wish him a long life and many years of dedicated service to the […]

Rape accused Bishop seeks Pope Francis’ permission to step down temporarily

Jalandhar : Bishop of Jalandhar diocese, Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping a Kerala nun, has written a letter to the Pope Francis, expressing his desire to temporarily step down from the responsibilities of the diocese. The letter has been handed over to Pope‘s representative in India. “Bishop Franco Mullakal has written to the Pope on 16 Sep expressing his desire to step down […]

Big B participates in ‘Swachhata hi Seva’ movement

New Delhi : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has been an active part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’, lent his support to the ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ movement which was flagged off by the Prime Minister on Saturday. At the launch, the legendary actor praised Prime Minister Modi for his efforts to make India clean and also reminisced his contribution to […]

Former Pak FM won’t be deported: UK

London [U.K.],: The British government has rejected the online petition seeking the deportation of the former Pakistan Finance Minister Ishaq Dar. According to Geo News, the petition seeking Dar’s deportation was filed by an activist from the UK was signed by more than 80,000 internet users and made a number of allegations against him. The petition alleged that Dar is an absconder […]

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 […]

‘Pacts on energy, defence, trade signed during President Kovind’s 3-nation visit’

Prague : The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) termed President Ram Nath Kovind‘s visit to Cyprus, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic as successful, adding that agreements were signed in the fields of energy, defence, and trade, among others. Ruchi Ghanashyam, Secretary (West) in the MEA, said, “President Kovind’s visit to the three countries were very successful. After the visit to Cyprus, Bulgaria and the Czech […]