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Pope canonizes 2 Indians, 4 Italians

Cardboard cutouts of sister Eufrasia Eluvathingal, top left, and priest Elias Chavara, right, stand among Indian faithful at the end of their canonization Mass celebrated by Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014.  AP PHOTO/GREGORIO BORGIA

Pope Francis on Sunday named six new saints, including two from India, in a Mass gathering tens of thousands of worshippers at Saint Peter’s Square.

Posted: November 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Indian lawmaker arrested in financial scam


An opposition national lawmaker was arrested Friday on suspicion of stealing funds from a multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme that collapsed in eastern India, an official said.

Posted: November 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Bad drugs likely killed 13 Indian women

Indian women who underwent sterilization surgeries receive treatment at the District Hospital in Bilaspur, in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, after at least a dozen died and many others fell ill following similar surgery. AP

Indian officials say tainted drugs apparently killed 13 women who underwent sterilization procedures in central India after autopsies ruled out any surgery faults.

Posted: November 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

55 killed in suicide blast at Pakistan-India border post–police

A girl injured in a bomb explosion cries while waiting for initial treatment at a local hospital in Lahore, Pakistan, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014.  AP PHOTO/K.M. CHAUDARY

A suicide bomber killed at least 55 people Sunday at the main Pakistan-India border crossing, the blast tearing through crowds of spectators leaving after the colorful daily ceremony to close the frontier.

Posted: November 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Former justice secretary Devanadera seeks permission to go abroad

Former Justice Sceretary Agnes Devanadera. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Former Justice Secretary Agnes Devanadera, who is standing trial for graft and malversation, has asked the Sandiganbayan to allow her to leave the country to accompany her daughter who is to undergo training in cyber-crime detection and control in India.

Posted: October 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »