Vatican defrocks former US cardinal for sex abuse of minor

Vatican defrocks former US cardinal for sex abuse of minor

February 16, 2019 4:12 pm

Vatican City: Pope Francis has defrocked a former cardinal in a first for the Catholic church over accusations American Theodore McCarrick sexually abused a teenager 50 years ago, a Vatican statement said Saturday. McCarrick, 88, who resigned from the Vatican’s College of Cardinals in July, is the first cardinal ever to be defrocked for sex abuse. He was found guilty in January by […]

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Rosberg most excited about Vettel-Leclerc partnership in 2019, says it will be 'super fun'

Rosberg most excited about Vettel-Leclerc partnership in 2019, says it will be ‘super fun’

February 16, 2019 4:03 pm

Monaco: Former world champion Nico Rosberg is “done with driving” but ahead of the 2019 Formula 1 season, the racer in him is most excited about Ferrari fielding two “number one drivers” in Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc for the first time in a decade. Twenty-one year old Leclerc is being touted as a future world champion after an impressive debut season with Sauber last year. Ferrari had a […]

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2-minute silence observed for slain CRPF jawans at PM's event in Maha

2-minute silence observed for slain CRPF jawans at PM’s event in Maha

February 16, 2019 3:54 pm

Yavatmal: A two-minute silence was observed during a public function attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Yavatmal district on Saturday to pay homage to the 40 CRPF personnel killed in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama. Union ministers Nitin Gadkari and Hansraj Ahir, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao were present at the event. Forty CRPF personnel were killed and five injured in […]

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Fire at Delhi HC canteen; no loss of lives reported

Fire at Delhi HC canteen; no loss of lives reported

February 16, 2019 3:49 pm

New Delhi: A minor fire broke out at the canteen of the Delhi High Court on Saturday, the Delhi Fire Service (DFS) said. A call about the blaze was received at 1.30 pm after which four fire tenders were rushed to the spot, a senior DFS officer said. The fire broke out in the chimney […]

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Case registered on missing idols after over 40 yrs

Case registered on missing idols after over 40 yrs

February 16, 2019 3:42 pm

Kumbakonam(TN): Four decades after an ancient Nataraja idol was stolen from a temple in Tamil Nadu, the state idol wing police have registered a case. The idol worth Rs 50 crore then was stolen in 1972 from a Shiva temple in Thandanthottam village near here, police said. Earlier in 1971, five idols worth Rs 60 […]

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Saudi Crown Prince Salman's first visit to Pak delayed by a day

Saudi Crown Prince Salman’s first visit to Pak delayed by a day

February 16, 2019 12:12 pm

Islamabad: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s arrival in Pakistan on his first official visit to the country has been delayed by a day for “unknown reasons”. He was scheduled to reach Islamabad on Saturday but due to a slight change, he will arrive on Sunday, according to the Foreign Office. However, the programmes of his stay in Pakistan will remain unchanged, it said. Prince Mohammad, who […]

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Top US lawmakers rally behind India; say Pulwama attack won't weaken resolve of Indians

Top US lawmakers rally behind India; say Pulwama attack won’t weaken resolve of Indians

February 16, 2019 12:10 pm

Washington: Describing the Pulwama terrorist attack as a despicable act of violence, top US lawmakers have rallied behind India’s effort to fight terrorism and said that such heinous crimes will not weaken the resolve of its people. So far, more than 70 American lawmakers including 15 Senators have condemned the attack. At least 40 CRPF personnel were […]

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Pulwama terror attack: Kohli postpones Indian Sports Honours

Pulwama terror attack: Kohli postpones Indian Sports Honours

February 16, 2019 11:59 am

New Delhi: Star cricketer Virat Kohli has postponed the RP-SG Indian Sports Honours, which was to take place on Saturday, as a “mark of respect” to the CRPF personnel martyred in the Pulwama terrorist attack. On Thursday, at least 40 CRPF paramilitary troopers were killed in a terror attack while several others are battling for their lives following what is being […]

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Vande Bharat Express runs into trouble

A day after being flagged off, Vande Bharat Express runs into trouble

February 16, 2019 11:51 am

New Delhi: A day after it was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India’s first semi-high speed train, Vande Bharat Express, ran into some trouble early Saturday, with officials saying that it was a case of “skidding wheels” which is being looked into by engineers. The incident occurred around 15 kilometres from Tundla junction in Uttar Pradesh. The […]

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Top US lawmakers rally behind India; say Pulwama attack won't weaken resolve of Indians

America supports India’s right to self-defence: US NSA Bolton to Ajit Doval

February 16, 2019 11:35 am

Washington/New Delhi: In the wake of the Pulwama terror attack, US National Security Adviser John Bolton told his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval on Friday that America supports India’s right to self-defence as both sides vowed to work together to ensure that Pakistan ceases to be a safe heaven for JeM and other terror groups. Doval and Bolton held a telephonic conversation on Friday evening during which they resolved […]

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