Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicBishop Franco Mulakkal

Topic: Bishop Franco Mulakkal

Father, son and the Kerala court — Bishop Franco is free, nuns now in a silent ‘fortress’

Kerala’s church community has split into a for-and-against divide.

Inconsistent statements, church rivalry — why Kerala court acquitted ex-Bishop Franco Mulakkal

Mulikkal was accused by a Kerala nun of raping her 13 times between 2014 & 2016, when he was the bishop of the Jalandhar Diocese. Nuns supporting complaint will appeal acquittal.

Kerala Police seeks legal advice to appeal against Bishop Franco acquittal in nun rape case

Bishop Franco Mulakkal was accused of raping a nun multiple times during his visit to a convent in Kottayam district between 2014 and 2016. A Sessions court acquitted him Friday.

Kerala court acquits Bishop Franco Mulakkal in Kerala nun rape case

Franco Mulakkal was accused of raping a nun multiple times between 2014 and 2016 when he was the Bishop of the Jalandhar diocese of the Roman Catholic church.

Kerala court grants bail to Bishop Franco Mulakkal in rape case

The Supreme Court Wednesday had directed Mulakkal to face trial as it dismissed his plea seeking discharge in the rape case, saying there was no merit in his petition.

Rape-accused former Bishop Franco Mulakkal tests positive for Covid-19

A Kottayam court cancelled his bail Monday for failure to appear for trial. Mulakkal has been charged with wrongful confinement, rape, unnatural sex & criminal intimidation.

Rape-accused Bishop Franco Mullakal’s bail cancelled, court issues non-bailable warrant

The court cancelled Mullakal's bail considering the prosecution argument that the accused was trying to delay the trial, and posted the case to August 13.

‘Devil incarnate’, influential priest, Bishop Mulakkal goes on trial today for rape

At St Francis Mission Home in Kottayam, the survivor lives as a recluse, always in prayer. Sisters say we live in fear, don’t want the bishop to walk scot free.

Kerala nun, expelled for protesting against rape-accused Bishop Franco, moves Vatican

The Franciscan Clarist Congregation expelled sister Lucy Kalappura for publishing poems, purchasing a car & participating in a protest against rape-accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal.

Police file chargesheet against Bishop Franco Mulakkal in Kerala nun rape case

Accused of raping a nun for over two years, Franco Mulakkal was granted bail by the Kerala High Court last October.

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Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.