I forgive the attackers: Prof Joseph

Kochi: I have forgiven those who chopped off my hand, Prof. T.J. Joseph, who is undergoing treatment at a private hospital here told Manorama News.

"I had used a selection from the textbook prescribed by the university," he said. The allegation that that it contains insult to a religion is only a misunderstanding, he said.

Joseph said when the controversy broke out there was no one to help him, the professor said. Since I was in jail, I was unable to remove it myself and that is what led to the incident, he said.


Manoj Pradhan free to intimidate witnesses again

The Orissa High Court on Wednesday granted bail to Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Manoj Pradhan who was convicted in a Kandhamal communal riots case.

Pradhan, convicted by a fast track court at Phulbani on June 29 and sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for seven years for his role in the killing of a Christian man during communal riots in Kandhamal in 2008, got conditional bail from the High Court.


Kerala police receive e-mail threat from Soudi Arabia?

Thiruvananthapuram, Wednesday, July 07, 2010: Eight top officials of the State police, including the DGP, received a threat via e-mail last Saturday stating that explosions would rock three main cities in Kerala. In the mail, the NIA and State police have been accused of targeting the leaders of Muslim community.