Wednesday , 16 January 2019

National News

Centre devoted significant efforts to enhance connectivity: Modi

IANS BHUBANESWAR Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the Centre has devoted significant efforts to enhance connectivity all over the country. “Connectivity is at the core of all round development. Our government has devoted significant efforts to enhance connectivity all over the nation,” the Prime Minister said after inaugurating the Jharsuguda airport. Jharsuguda became the second operational airport of ... Read More »

Nun rape case: Bishop sent to 2-day police custody

KOTTAYAM (KERALA) Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who has been arrested for raping a nun, was on Saturday refused bail by a Kerala court and sent to two-day’s police custody. The bishop would be kept at the Kottayam Police Club till Monday, when he would be again produced at a court in Pala, near here, a police officer said. Mulakkal, who headed ... Read More »

Three couples among 13 dead in Shimla road accident

PTI SHIMLA Thirteen people, including three couples, died after a vehicle veered off a road and fell into a deep gorge in Himachal Pradesh’s Shimla district Saturday, a police official said. The accident happened at Sanail, three kilometres from Kuddu on Tiyuni Road in Rohru tehsil. The ill-fated Trax vehicle (bearing registration number HP 02 0695) was on its way ... Read More »

Institutions like SC, EC being ‘systematically captured’ by RSS: Rahul

PTI NEW DELHI Congress president Rahul Gandhi Saturday alleged that institutions such as the Supreme Court and the Election Commission were being “systematically captured” by the RSS and said India cannot be run on one single idea. There is a feeling among the people that one ideology is being imposed upon them, Gandhi said at an interaction with academicians here. ... Read More »

Bishop arrested in Kerala nun rape case

PTI   KOCHI Bishop Franco Mulakkal, a senior member of the Roman Catholic clergy in India, was arrested Friday night amid mounting public outrage over allegations of repeatedly raping and sexually assaulting a nun, police said. He was arrested by Kerala police after intense interrogation over the last three days. The development came a day after the Vatican relieved him ... Read More »

Six of 11 lions die infighting in Gir forests

IANS   GANDHINAGAR As many as six of the 11 Asiatic lions found dead during the last eleven days in their only abode, Gir forests, died fighting among themselves, according to Gujarat Forest Department officials. The cause of death of the other five is yet to be ascertained. Five other lions, who were injured in the in-fighting, were rescued and ... Read More »

Drug-free Tripura: security agencies seize drugs worth `33 crore

AGARTALA In line with the government’s mission to make Tripura a “drug-free state”, various security agencies in the last six months have seized huge quantities of several drugs valued at Rs 33 crore, officials said here on Friday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a meeting with Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb in New Delhi on Thursday appreciated the state ... Read More »

UN Secretary General to visit India with focus on renewable energy

IANS   NEW DELHI UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres will embark on a four-day visit to India from October 1 at the invitation of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during which he will attend a series of events on renewable energy and sanitation, it was announced on Friday. According to a statement issued by the External Affairs Ministry, Guterres and ... Read More »

India a ‘mixed picture’ for gender equality progress

IANS NEW DELHI While India is registering a strong commitment towards gender budgeting, the country has a low percentage of women in its Parliament, presenting a ‘mixed picture’ for gender equality progress, according to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Gender Index report. The report was released late on Thursday by Equal Measures 2030 (EM2030) — a global partnership of nine ... Read More »