Canadian church welcomes pastor home from N Korean prison

By Hyungwon Kang TORONTO, Aug 13 : The congregation of one of Canada’s largest churches welcomed their former pastor home today, the day after his return from North Korea, where he had been imprisoned for more than 2 1/2 years. Hyeon Soo Lim, 62, sat in the front row of a packed worship hall at […]

Sporadic violence marks Bengal civic polls, opposition demand re-election

Kolkata, Aug 13 : Incidents of sporadic violence and arson marked Sunday’s elections in seven municipal bodies of West Bengal, with opposition parties accusing the ruling Trinamool Congress of turning the poll process into a farce by resorting to large scale “hooliganism and rigging”. The Trinamool, however, claimed the election was “free and fair” but […]

Chidambaram slams UP government on childrens’ death

New Delhi, Aug 13 : Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Sunday slammed the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh on the death of children in Gorakhpur government hospital and said a government that cannot protect children does not deserve to rule. “Gorakhpur is a man-made tragedy. The nation waits to see if any honourable man […]

Canadian church welcomes pastor home from N Korean prison

By Hyungwon Kang TORONTO, Aug 13 : The congregation of one of Canada’s largest churches welcomed their former pastor home today, the day after his return from North Korea, where he had been imprisoned for more than 2 1/2 years. Hyeon Soo Lim, 62, sat in the front row of a packed worship hall at […]

Rajnath assures permanent solution without compromising Kashmir identity

New Delhi, Aug 13 : The government is working towards a permanent solution to the Kashmir issue without compromising on the identity of the people there, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday, alluding to fears that the attempts were being made to revoke the special status of the troubled state. Addressing India TV’s conclave […]