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Bishop accused of rape by Kerala nun arrested by police
short by Sumedha Sehra / on 21 Sep 2018,Friday
Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who has been accused of rape by a Kerala nun, was arrested by the police on Friday. The Special Investigation Team had questioned him on Wednesday and Thursday. He was recently relieved of his pastoral responsibilities by Pope Francis after he wrote a letter offering to "step aside temporarily" in wake of the ongoing case against him.
short by Sumedha Sehra / 09:31 pm on 21 Sep
Assamese film 'Village Rockstars' India's official entry for Oscars
short by Sumedha Sehra / on 22 Sep 2018,Saturday
Assamese film 'Village Rockstars' has been announced as India's official entry for 2019 Oscars' Best Foreign Language Film category. "Village Rockstars is the closest film made by international standards", one of the 12 jury members said. Directed by Rima Das, the film is about a 10-year-old girl from a village in Assam who wants to be a guitarist.
short by Sumedha Sehra / 01:16 pm on 22 Sep
Indian govt proposed Anil Ambani's Reliance for Rafale: Hollande
short by Pragya Swastik / on 21 Sep 2018,Friday
French publication Mediapart quoted former French President Francois Hollande saying that PM Narendra Modi-led government proposed Anil Ambani's Reliance Defence as a partner for Rafale deal. "Dassault negotiated with Ambani. We didn't have a choice," added Hollande. The Defence Ministry said that "neither Indian government nor the French government had any say in the commercial decision."
short by Pragya Swastik / 09:08 pm on 21 Sep
Not involved in choice of Indian partners for Rafale: France
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 22 Sep 2018,Saturday
Amid the Rafale deal row, French foreign ministry clarified that French companies are at full freedom to choose their Indian partners, subject to Indian government's approval. On Friday, former French President François Hollande was quoted saying that Indian government told Rafale maker Dassault to partner Reliance while India's defence ministry maintained that both governments were not involved.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 11:03 am on 22 Sep
Boy in pic that helped raise ₹57L was man's cousin, not son: Parents
short by Sumedha Sehra / on 22 Sep 2018,Saturday
A picture of a boy crying next to Delhi's deceased sewer worker Anil's body, which helped raise ₹57 lakh, is not the worker's son, but his cousin, the man's parents have said. They also said that the woman shown as Anil's wife is his maternal aunt Rani. However, Rani claimed she had been living with Anil for few years.
short by Sumedha Sehra / 11:17 am on 22 Sep
We chose Reliance for Rafale deal: Dassault on Ex-French Prez's claims
short by Sumedha Sehra / on 22 Sep 2018,Saturday
French aerospace company Dassault Aviation has said it was Dassault that chose Anil Ambani-led Reliance Defence as partner for Rafale deal with India. It also said that as part of the contract, it also signed partnerships with other companies like Mahindra and Kinetic. Former French President François Hollande had said that France had no option as India had selected Reliance.
short by Sumedha Sehra / 11:44 am on 22 Sep
PM did ₹1.3 lakh crore surgical strike on defence: Rahul on Rafale
short by Saloni Tandon / on 22 Sep 2018,Saturday
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday accused PM Narendra Modi and industrialist Anil Ambani of carrying out a "surgical strike" worth ₹1.3 lakh crore on the Indian defence forces. This comes a day after former French president Francois Hollande told a publication that India had proposed Reliance Defence as the offset partner of Dassault Aviation for the Rafale deal.
short by Saloni Tandon / 03:26 pm on 22 Sep
Bar owner held for loan fraud; used same PNB branch as Nirav Modi
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 22 Sep 2018,Saturday
The Delhi Police has arrested four people including the co-owner of F Bar and Lounge at Connaught Place and a former assistant general manager of Punjab National Bank, for a ₹7.5-crore loan fraud. A ₹7-crore loan was disbursed by PNB's Brady House branch in Mumbai that was also allegedly involved in the ₹14,000-crore scam involving jeweller Nirav Modi, police said.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 12:51 pm on 22 Sep
Cancelling meet with Pak right step: Kargil martyr's father
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 22 Sep 2018,Saturday
The father of Kargil War martyr Saurabh Kalia has said that India's cancellation of the meeting of foreign ministers with Pakistan is the "right step". "I am afraid that in the future too they (Pakistan) will not improve themselves," NK Kalia said. India called off the meeting hours after the kidnapping and killing of three policemen in Jammu and Kashmir.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 04:14 pm on 22 Sep
Bishop accused of rape admitted to hospital hrs after arrest
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 22 Sep 2018,Saturday
Bishop Franco Mulakkal was on Friday night admitted to a government hospital following complaints of chest pain, hours after he was arrested by the Kerala Police in connection with the rape case filed by a nun. He was kept under observation and discharged on Saturday morning. Mulakkal has been relieved of his pastoral responsibilities by Pope Francis.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 02:00 pm on 22 Sep
Rape accused Bishop's bail plea rejected, sent to custody
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 22 Sep 2018,Saturday
A Kerala court on Saturday rejected Bishop Franco Mulakkal's application for bail in the rape case filed against him by a nun and sent him to police custody till September 24. The Kerala Police had arrested him on Friday night after three days of interrogation. Hours later, he was hospitalised following complaints of chest pain and discharged on Saturday morning.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 04:01 pm on 22 Sep
I have photos showing nun happy after alleged rape: Kerala MLA
short by Pragya Swastik / on 21 Sep 2018,Friday
Kerala MLA PC George, who earlier called the Kerala nun "prostitute", has claimed he has photos and videos of her with bishop Franco Mulakkal after the alleged rape, where she can be seen "happy". "I also have visuals from the function. I'm ready to submit them," he added. George also accused an investigation team member of "trying to frame" bishop.
short by Pragya Swastik / 08:06 pm on 21 Sep
11 lions died due to infighting for 'territorial supremacy'
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 22 Sep 2018,Saturday
The death of 11 lions in Gujarat's Gir forest was a result of infighting between two groups over "territorial supremacy", state forest force chief GK Sinha said. While some died due to injuries sustained during the fighting, few starved to death after they went into hiding to save themselves, reports said. "No foul play is suspected," officials said.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 12:24 pm on 22 Sep
India has priorities other than dialogue: Pak on cancelled talks
short by Nandini Sinha / on 21 Sep 2018,Friday
After India cancelled the meeting between the two nations' Foreign Ministers, Pakistan said that India has "priorities other than dialogue". "Pakistan had asked for the talks in the larger interest of the region," Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said. India cancelled the meeting over the killings of security personnel and the release of stamps glorifying terrorist Burhan Wani by Pakistan.
short by Nandini Sinha / 09:48 pm on 21 Sep
Will punish Pakistan properly: J&K Guv on policemen's murder
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 22 Sep 2018,Saturday
Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik has blamed Pakistan for the kidnapping and killing of three state policemen, saying the neighbouring nation is habitual of it and will be punished properly. India on Friday called off a meeting of foreign ministers with Pakistan in protest against the killings. "...evil agenda of Pakistan stands exposed," External Affairs Ministry officials said.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 10:58 am on 22 Sep
Top officer's complaint against Director 'malicious': CBI
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 22 Sep 2018,Saturday
The CBI has said that its Special Director Rakesh Asthana's complaint to Central Vigilance Commission against Director Alok Verma is "malicious" and "baseless". CBI said it's an attempt to intimidate officers probing his role in six cases. Asthana had filed a complaint alleging that the CBI chief was interfering in his cases, including one against RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 04:00 pm on 22 Sep
Write prescription in capital letters: J'khand warns doctors
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 22 Sep 2018,Saturday
The Jharkhand government has directed government and private doctors to ensure their prescriptions are written in clear and capital letters. The directives are based on a notification of Medical Council of India. A violation of these directives would lead to a warning the first time, suspension for a certain period in the second and cancellation of registration in the third.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 01:30 pm on 22 Sep
Vat 69 whisky, Smirnoff vodka banned for 2 yrs in Delhi
short by Saloni Tandon / on 21 Sep 2018,Friday
Vat 69 whisky and Smirnoff vodka will not be available in Delhi for two years after the state government blacklisted its manufacturer United Spirits Limited for using "unauthorised and loose barcodes". A three-year ban was imposed in May 2017 for the offence which was challenged, but has now been reinstated. Sales will hence be discontinued for the remaining period.
short by Saloni Tandon / 08:05 pm on 21 Sep
Congress social media head cites Jadhav's action to troll BJP
short by Anmol Sharma / on 22 Sep 2018,Saturday
Congress social media head Divya Spandana took to Twitter to troll BJP over decreasing value of Indian currency, saying cricketer Kedar Jadhav's bowling action is so low but still not as low as value of rupee. Responding to Divya's tweet, BJP Karnataka wrote, "Not sure about...Jadhav's bowling action but your IQ for sure is lower than entire Pakistan team's performance."
short by Anmol Sharma / 12:51 pm on 22 Sep
Army Major booked for domestic abuse, dowry demand in Delhi
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 22 Sep 2018,Saturday
An Army Major has been booked for allegedly subjecting his wife to domestic abuse and demanding dowry of at least ₹25 lakh, the Delhi Police said on Thursday. His wife has claimed her in-laws threatened to murder her family if she did not divorce him. She had met her husband in 2016 and had married him against their families' wishes.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 07:00 am on 22 Sep
11-yr-old raped in govt hospital in Delhi, accused arrested
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 21 Sep 2018,Friday
An 11-year-old girl was allegedly raped in a government hospital in Delhi by a 40-year-old housekeeping staffer on Friday morning, said the police. The accused, who was arrested by the police, took her to the staff quarters and sexually assaulted her. He told the minor not to tell anybody, but she later told her mother about the ordeal.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 10:05 pm on 21 Sep
30-week pregnant woman allowed abortion over foetal defects
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 22 Sep 2018,Saturday
Bombay High Court has allowed a woman, who is 30 weeks pregnant, to undergo an abortion after a medical test revealed the foetus had a developmental birth defect. The woman said she already has a five-year-old son who has Down Syndrome. She and her husband approached the court stating that another specially-abled child would impose a financial burden on them.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 06:00 am on 22 Sep
TN schoolboy dies while trying to learn fire-breathing trick
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 22 Sep 2018,Saturday
A 15-year-old boy died after setting himself ablaze while trying to teach himself fire-breathing at his home in Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu. The police said, "When he tried to spit the fuel on the stick, some fuel fell on other parts of his body and caught fire, which spread." He received burn injuries and died on the way to the hospital.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 07:00 am on 22 Sep
JNU close to forces, will observe Surgical Strike Day: V-C
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 22 Sep 2018,Saturday
The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi is closely related to the defence forces and will be celebrating the Surgical Strike Day on September 29, Vice Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar said on Friday. "When our alumni go and fight for us at the borders, as a university, we must recognise their contribution," he added.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 12:19 pm on 22 Sep
Hinduism is an ideal religion for modern age, says Tharoor
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 21 Sep 2018,Friday
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has said Hinduism is a "wonderful" religion suited for the modern era of uncertainty and questioning because it values incertitude. He said, "Hinduism rests on the fact that there is a heck of a lot we don't know about." He added, "A religion that is prepared to question the omniscience of the Creator is...a wonderful faith."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 09:48 pm on 21 Sep
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