Day: September 1, 2018

Church rejects law on revealing child sex abuse confessions

The Catholic Church in Australia has rejected laws forcing priests to report child abuse which are revealed during confessions. The church leaders said that they prefer to maintain the sanctity of confessions saying that revealing confessions made to priests would infringe on their religious liberties. Last year, Australia completed a five-year government-appointed inquiry into child […]

Rat fever alert in Kerala; 23 die within 5 days

23 persons have died due to rat fever (leptospirosis) in the state in the past 5 days. The Health Department has issued high alert and issued necessary precautions to stop the spread of the disease. In Kozhikode district alone, 8 persons lost their lives due to leptospirosis. Rat fever was reported in Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Malappuram […]

Seven including keralites killed in salem bus accident; 37 injured

Seven persons, including two women, were killed and 37 more suffered injuries as two buses collided head-on on the Salem–Bengaluru National Highway at Mamangam in the city in the small hours of Saturday. According to police sources, a private bus proceeding to Dharmapuri from here was trying to avoid a stationary lorry, when its driver […]