Day: February 12, 2020

Pope avoids question of married priests in Amazon document

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis refused Wednesday to approve the ordination of married men or women as deacons to address a shortage of priests in the Amazon, sidestepping a fraught issue that has divided the Catholic Church and emboldened his conservative critics. In an eagerly awaited document, Francis […]

Advisor Bhatnagar calls for plan of action to avoid road accidents, ensure strict enforcement of traffic rules

open view news desk JAMMU, FEBRUARY 12: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar today directed the concerned officers to take necessary measures and come up with a plan of action to avoid road accidents and remove traffic congestion in Jammu and Kashmir. He passed on these directions […]

Interventions underway to improve education standards in J&K: KK Sharma

open view news desk JAMMU, FEBRUARY 12- Advisor to LG, K. K. Sharma, today said that education is one of the core sectors receiving focussed attention of present dispensation as requisite interventions are underway to improve its imparting besides the content as well. The Advisor was speaking at […]

Margot Robbie to star opposite Christian Bale in David O Russell’s next

Los Angeles, Feb 12: Hollywood star will co-star Oscar winner Christian Bale in a new film from filmmaker David O Russell. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Russell has penned the script for the untitled film, which hails from New Regency, and he might direct it if things go as […]

NSA detention: HC imposes Rs 1 lakh cost on MP govt over affidavit

Jabalpur (MP), Feb 12: The Madhya Pradesh High Court on Wednesday imposed a cost of Rs one lakh on the state government for not filing the district magistrate’s affidavit along with its reply in response to a notice over detention of to a man from Seoni under the National […]

Soil test for Machilipatnam sea port begins

Machilipatnam (AP), Feb 12: Railway consultancy firm RITES on Wednesday began the soil test for the Machilipatnam deep sea port in Krishna District in Andhra Pradesh, state Transport Minister Pergi Venkataramana said. The Standard Penetration Test (SPT) that will assess the soil properties and penetration resistance was being carried […]

Political ad spending surges; Facebook dominates digital: survey

Political ad spending is surging for the US election, with digital campaigns — led by Facebook — accounting for nearly one-fifth of the total, researchers said Wednesday. A report by eMarketer predicted total campaign media spending jumping 63 percent from four years ago to $6.89 billion, attributing the […]

The brothels of Daulatdia: Sex workers to get ‘honourable’ funeral

Often treated as less than human in life, there has been little dignity in death for the sex workers of one of the world’s biggest brothels: their bodies frequently tossed into unmarked graves or dumped in the river. Until now. On Thursday, Hamida Begum became the first sex […]

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