October 16, 2017

Police rejoin boy with family via Facebook

Mangaluru: A 13-year-old boy, who had been missing for the last three years from Manipal in Udupi district, was rejoined with his family by the police using the Facebook route. Police sources said Prem Kiran had left his home on 20 January 2015, telling his parents that he was going to play at the nearby grounds. However, he did not return home after that. His father, Sridhar K Amin, then

Kerala CM creating atmosphere of fear, says Parikkar

Kollam: Goa Chief Minister and BJP leader Manohar Parrikar regretted that while the BJP government at the centre was trying to take the nation on the development path, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan was “creating an atmosphere of fear.” “While the BJP government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is trying to take the nation on the path of development, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is creating an atmosphere of fear,”

Karnataka CM favours appointing Dalit priests

Bengaluru: Taking a cue from neighbouring Kerala, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah yesterday spoke in favour of appointing Dalit priests at temples in the State. “No opposition to appoint Dalits as priests at Muzrai (Department of Religious and Charitable Endowments) temples in Karnataka as done in Kerala. We will do it,” Siddaramaiah was quoted as saying in Mysuru. In Karnataka there were about 35,000 temples under the department, a statement from

 'Team says Pondy unprepared to fight dengue'

Puducherry: Lt Governor Kiran Bedi has said the Central team which met her Sunday on the dengue issue, had pointed out “serious inadequacies” on the part of the Union Territory in battling the disease. In her WhatsApp message to mediapersons yesterday, she said, “Feedback from the team revealed serious inadequacies in our preparedness to prevent dengue.” She said a dengue management team (DMT), comprising the collector, director of medical services, director of

Do not accept Deepavali gifts, says Bedi

Puducherry: Lt Governor Kiran Bedi instructed officers in government departments not to accept or expect Deepavali gifts from their juniors. Officers in the government departments here “should not accept or expect Diwali gifts from their juniors,” said the Lt Governor Kiran Bedi in her twitter handle yesterday. “The juniors cannot afford the gifts and hence accepting or expecting the gifts by senior officers from their juniors would amount to exploitation