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  • Bishop’s bail plea rejected

    Kottayam : Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who has been arrested for raping a nun, was on Saturday refused bail by a Kerala court and sent to two-day’s police custody.

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    Nun seeks justice from Vatican in rape case

    Kottayam/Kochi : A nun who has accused a Roman Catholic Bishop of raping her has petitioned the Vatican representative in India alleging that the clergyman was using “political and money power” to bury the case and sought his removal from the post.

  • Kerala nuns oppose Crime Branch probe into bishop abuse case

    Kochi: A group of Catholic nuns on Sunday opposed a Crime Branch probe into a case where a bishop allegedly sexually abused a nun. “We have heard that a Crime Branch probe is being planned. This is only meant to delay the proceedings. We are happy with the present police probe. The higher officials do not want us to get justice,” a group member told the media.

  • No govt, church or police to support us, say Kerala nuns

    Kottayam : A group of Catholic nuns on Saturday gave vent to their ire against the Kerala government, Church and the police, saying no one is there to support the case of their fellow nun who was allegedly sexually abused by Bishop Franco Mulakkal, of the Roman Catholic Diocese in Punjab.

  • Cong wants probe into opening of dam shutters

     Kottayam : MM Hassan, President of Congress party in Kerala, on Thursday demanded a judicial probe into what he said was the indiscriminate opening of sluice gates of dams across the state leading to devastating floods.

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    Kerala church case: CMI priest asked to step down

    Kottayam: Father James Erthayil of Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI) Congregation has been asked to step down after an audio clip of his conversation with a nun went viral. Father James was heard offering land, building, and safety to the Kerala-based nun, in exchange for withdrawing the rape complaint against Father Franco Mullackal, the Bishop of Jalandhar diocese. “If needed we can buy some land and build a convent and shift all

  • Kerala bishop says nun targeting him for action taken

    Kottayam : A Kerala bishop accused of repeatedly sexually abusing a Catholic nun has countered that the allegation was brought by the latter only to target him for taking action against her.

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    Kerala: Malankara Orthodox Church suspends 5 priests for sexually assaulting married woman

    Kottayam: Five Kerala priests of the Kottayam-headquartered Malankara Orthodox Church have been suspended over allegations of sexually exploiting a woman from the same church, an official said. Speaking to IANS, Secretary of the Church Biju Oommen said as soon as they received ca omplaint from the husband of the victim, they took immediate action.

  • ‘Honour killing’: Hartal hits normal life in Kottayam

    Kottayam/Thiruvananthapuram: Normal life was affected today in Kottayam district following a dawn-to-dusk hartal called by various political parties and Dalit organisations to protest the alleged honour killing of a 23-year-old man. Shops, markets, and business establishments remained closed in several parts of the district while private bus terminus in various towns wore a deserted look in view of the hartal called by parties including the Congress and BJP.

  • Yoga, Catholic faith can’t go together: Kerala church report

    Kottayam (Ker) : The Syro-Malabar Church has said that yoga and Catholic faith cannot go together. A report by the doctrinal commission of the Syro-Malabar Church underlined the views expressed by its Synod last year that yoga is not a medium to attain divine experience.

  • Indian man assaulted by Australian teenagers in Hobart

    Hobart: An Indian nursing student and a part-time taxi driver Li Max Joy was reportedly attacked by a group of teenagers in Hobart, Australia over the weekend.

  • Man dies in custody in Kerala police station

    Thiruvananthapuram : A 40-year-old man, who was taken into custody by the Kerala police 13 days ago in a case related to a drunken brawl, died on Saturday following head injuries.  Parakkal Siby, who belongs to SC, was taken into custody on June 29, from Karangattupally in Kottayam district following a fight with a neighbour.

  • Help sought for return of nurses from Libya

    Kottayam (Kerala): After the evacuation of 46 Indian nurses from trouble-hit Iraq earlier this month, Kerala has sought the Centre’s help for safe return of nurses working in hospitals in strife-torn Libya. This was conveyed to relatives of nurses working in Libya by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said.

  • Suryanelli case victim files new complaint against Kurien

    Kottayam (Kerala):  The victim in the infamous Suryanelli sex case Friday filed a new complaint against Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien, whom she has accused of being among those who exploited her.