Anjit August 3, 2018

IDUKKI: A Catholic churchowned magazine has openly criticised priests and church authorities over the condition of convents in Kerala, warning them that if the present trends continue all convents would be closed within 20 years. “Most pastors consider themselves to be nuns, who want to wash their clothes and cook their food …” A monthly […]

Anjit August 3, 2018

NEW DELHI: Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday sought Congress’s response to the statement of Mehul Choksi’s foreign attorney alluding to the fugitive jeweller’s links with Congress. “He (Choksi’s lawyer) has confirmed in a TV interview that Choksi had some alliance with Congress and there is enough circumstantial evidence to confirm that. Congress owes a reply,” […]

Anjit August 3, 2018

LUCKNOW: The inquiry into the damages caused to the 4 Vikramaditya Marg bungalow vacated by former UP chief minister and SP president Akhilesh Yadav has revealed that extra construction work, costing around Rs 4.5 core, had been carried out in it without due permission from the estate department. The inquiry report also assessed that the total value of damages at […]

Anjit August 3, 2018

LUCKNOW: After its success in Kairana Lok Sabha and Noorpur assembly bypolls, the opposition unity in Uttar Pradesh will face the test again at the panchayat byelections scheduled on August 17. Byelections are due for 170 gram pradhans, 2,978 of gram sabha members, 198 kshetra panchayat, and 11of zila panchayat members. Panchayat polls are not […]

Anjit August 3, 2018

SRINAGAR: An encounter broke out between security forces and terrorists at Sopore township in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday, police said. He said as the forces were conducting the searches, the terrorists fired upon them and the security personnel retaliated. The gunfight was going on when the last reports came in, the police […]

Anjit August 3, 2018

NEW DELHI: Almost 150 people onboard Jet Airways’ Riyadh-Mumbai flight had a narrow escape when the aircraft rejected take off and then went off the runway in the early hours of Friday. Sources say the pilots must have braked hard to ensure the plane stops in the available length of the runway at Riyadh after aborting […]

Anjit August 2, 2018

CHANDIGARH: Removing unauthorised construction close to defence establishments was put on high priority immediately after the terrorist attack at the Pathankot airbase in January 2016. However, more than two years down the line, not much seems to have changed going by a report of the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Chandigarh airbase. The report, a copy of which is […]

Anjit August 2, 2018

CHANDIGARH: Acting tough against the use of plastic bags in Chandigarh, the municipal corporation (MC) has started challaning consumers and general public who are seen carrying plastic bags in their hands. During an anti-plastic raid in Apni Mandi at Sector 40, the MC team issued challans to seven violators who kept plastic bags in their rehris, and issued another […]