Church acting against protesters in nun rape case: Official

Kottayam (Kerala), Sep 23 : With the arrest of Bishop Franco Mulakkal in the nun rape case, Church authorities have begun to take action against those who supported the 14-day protest by five nuns at Kochi in the matter, a Church official said on Sunday. “I received a letter from higher-ups in my church that […]

TDP MLA, ex-legislator shot dead by Maoists in Andhra

Visakhapatnam, Sep 23 : A ruling TDP MLA and a former legislator of his party were shot dead on Sunday by Maoists in Andhra Pradesh’s Visakhapatnam district, police said. In what is said to be first major attack by the Maoists on public representatives in nearly a decade, K. Sarveswara Rao, 45, Telugu Desam Party […]

Three held in Tripura, arms and ammunition seized

Agartala, Sep 23 : Three youths were arrested and two firearms and ammunition were seized from them on Sunday in southern Tripura’s Sabroom, a town along the India-Bangladesh border, police said. “The three were intercepted while travelling in a car in Sabroom. Two 9-mm pistols, seven cartridges and four loaded magazines were seized from them,” […]

TDP MLA, ex-legislator shot dead by Maoists in Andhra

Visakhapatnam, Sep 23 : A ruling TDP MLA and a former legislator of his party were shot dead on Sunday by Maoists in Andhra Pradesh’s Visakhapatnam district, police said. K. Sarveswara Rao, 45, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MLA from Araku (Reserved-Scheduled Tribe) and his party colleague and former MLA Siveri Soma, 52, were attacked near […]

Gunmen abduct civilian in J&K’s Sopore

Srinagar, Sep 23 : A civilian was abducted by unidentified gunmen in north Kashmir’s Sopore area, police said on Sunday. Police said the gunmen barged into the house of 45-year-old Mushtaq Ahmad Mir in Harwan locality late Saturday evening and abducted him. A search has been launched to trace Mir, police added. /IANS

Police ‘frustrated’ dealing social media rows rather than burglaries

San Francisco, Sep 23 : Police now spend too much of their time dealing with social media bust-ups — such as Facebook and Twitter — rather than tackling more serious crimes like burglary, a top cop has claimed. The new head of the Police Federation John Apter — who represents 120,000 rank and file officers […]