Day: March 7, 2019

French cardinal convicted over sex abuse cover-up

The archbishop of Lyon Thursday announced he was resigning just hours after being handed a six-month suspended jail sentence for failing to report sex abuse in a case that has rocked the French Catholic Church and added to the Vatican’s woes. Philippe Barbarin, 68, is the most senior […]

President to present Nari Shakti awards on Women’s Day

  New Delhi, Mar 7: President Ram Nath Kovind will present the Nari Shakti Puraskar, the highest civilian honour for women in India, at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Friday. The awards for 2018 will be presented by the president at a special ceremony on the occasion of International Women’s […]

Those who fail to create history try to distort it: PM

New Delhi, Mar 7: Those who fail to create history try to distort it, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Thursday as he stressed on the need for accepting history as it is and not allowing it to be distorted by any ideology. Speaking at the launch of the first […]

GoAir flight makes emergency landing at Lucknow

New Delhi, Mar 7: A GoAir flight from Patna to the national capital made an emergency landing at Lucknow airport on Thursday due to a technical snag. In a statement, the airline said flight G8-150 from Patna to Delhi which departed at 17:10 hours had to be diverted […]

Rahul to address Delhi Cong booth in-charges on Monday

New Delhi, Mar 7: Congress president Rahul Gandhi will address thousands of party polling booth in-charges in Delhi at a convention on Monday. The convention — ‘Mera Booth, Mera Gaurav’ (my booth, my pride) — will be held at Indira Gandhi Stadium on March 11, working president of […]

Responsibility of bar to maintain dignity of judiciary: SC

New Delhi, Mar 7:  It is the responsibility of the Bar to ensure that “dignity of judiciary” is maintained, the Supreme Court said Thursday while hearing activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan’s application seeking recusal of Justice Arun Mishra from adjudicating contempt plea filed against him by the Attorney General. […]

Scheduled visit by Indo-Pak delegations will help in de-escalating tensions: Qureshi

Islamabad, Mar 7: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Thursday said improved relations between India and Pakistan will lead to peace and stability in the region and the exchange of visits by delegations of the two countries discuss the Kartarpur Corridor will help in de-escalating tensions. Qureshi’s comment came following […]

PM Modi is Pakistan’s poster boy, not us: Rahul

New Delhi, Mar 7: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi Thursday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, dubbing him the “poster boy of Pakistan” for publicly hugging former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif and inviting the neighbouring country’s spy agency ISI to Pathankot after the IAF base was attacked. Gandhi’s […]

India holds Kashmir separatists under law allowing imprisonment without charge

SRINAGAR, India – Indian authorities on Thursday extended the detention of two separatist leaders in the disputed Kashmir region, police said, holding them under a controversial law that allows for suspects to be held for up to two years without charge. The order is part of a crackdown […]

BJP lawmakers get off on wrong foot in “shoe brawl”

NEW DELHI  – Two lawmakers from India’s ruling party were set to be disciplined on Friday after a fight using a shoe as a weapon went viral on social media. The event has caused embarrassment to the Bharatiya Janata Party, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a […]

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