Church sees red in cartoon featuring tainted bishop

Church sees red in cartoon featuring tainted bishop

Thursday, 13 June 2019 | Kumar Chellappan | CHENNAI/KOCHI

An innocuous but hilarious cartoon drawn by KK Subhash, a young artist in Kerala, has earned the wrath of the powerful Kerala Catholic Bishop Council (KCBC) which has literally shown the “red card” to the Left Democratic Front Government asking the latter to reconsider its decision to select the cartoon...

‘100% Govt funding for schools on Waqf properties’

Thursday, 13 June 2019 | PNS | New Delhi

A  day after announcing scholarship for 5 crore minority students, Union Minister for Minority affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday announced that all waqf properties across India would be geo-tagged and digitised and that the Government will provide 100 per cent funding to develop educational institutions and hospitals on such...

NIA arrests man at IGI Airport in FIF terror funding case

Thursday, 13 June 2019 | PNS | New Delhi

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday arrested accused Mohammad Arif Ghulambashir Dharampuria from Gujarat from the IGI Airport here in connection with the Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF) terror funding case.  The NIA arrested Dharampuria (44), resident of Mota Parasiwad, Valsad, Gujarat who was evading his examination and arrest by hiding himself...

NIA conducts raids over suspected links with Lanka blasts

Thursday, 13 June 2019 | PTI | New Delhi

The National Investigating Agency (NIA) on Wednesday carried out searches at various places in Coimbatore in connection with the April 21 serial suicide bombings in Colombo that led to the killing of over 250 people. One of the accused, Mohammed Azarudeen, booked recently in the Kerala-Tamil Nadu ISIS module case, was...

SC rejects Sanjiv Bhatt’s plea

Thursday, 13 June 2019 | PTI | New Delhi

The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to entertain a plea of sacked Gujarat-cadre IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt  seeking to examine 11 additional witnesses in a 30-year-old custodial  death case. A vacation bench of justices Indira Banerjee and Ajay Rastogi said  that a three-judge bench had already passed an order on May...

Cong core group meets sans Gandhis

Thursday, 13 June 2019 | Deepak Kumar Jha | New Delhi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi, who has resigned as party chief post the Lok Sabha poll debacle, was conspicuous by his absence from the crucial Congress core committee meeting to discuss the probable names to lead the grand old party as an “interim president”. So were UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and...

Vayu: Over 1.60L people evacuated in Guj

Thursday, 13 June 2019 | PNS | New Delhi

As cyclonic storm ‘Vayu’ turned ‘severe’ and is expected to make a landfall in Gujarat on Thursday morning, over 1.60 lakh people were shifted from low-lying areas of Saurashtra and Kutch regions to safer places or cyclone shelter centres.  While an alert has been sounded in 10 districts of Kutch, Devbhoomi...

Foul weather hinders search

Thursday, 13 June 2019 | Pioneer News Service | New Delhi

The first team for search and rescue operation reached the AN-32 transport aircraft crash site in Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday with the mandate to look for possible survivors, remains and secure them besides locate the black box which will enable the IAF to establish the cause of mishap. There were 13...

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