Heavy rains lashed parts of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh killing six people and blocking roads, officials said on Monday. Many roads including several national highways have been blocked due to landslides across the state. The tourist town of Manali has been cut off after an overflowing Beas river submerged roads after torrential rain during the last 24 hours.
Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who is accused of raping a Kerala nun, is among the most powerful Christians in Punjab. Wooed by political parties across the board, the 54-year-old bishop commands great spiritual influence over Catholic Christians... read more