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Letter to the Editor

https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/13-year-old-girl-kills-self-after-father-rapes-her-1216897-2018-04-20 Ref. 24th April 2018 article "Death for Rapists and Thou Shalt not Kill", the argument in the Statesman report that in most child sexual assault cases the offences are committed by people known to the victims or those within...

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NEWS TIT BITS

THE TELEGRAPH, CALCUTTA 23 April 2018   Given below are some pieces of news (in today's Telegraph Calcutta) which are eye-catching and will have a huge impact. News item 1 proves that even banks which are known for good governance,...

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India No country for women!

Namita Bhandare  Hindustan Times 20 April, 2018 Recent gang-rapes and our reaction to them tell us how far we’ve descended in six years after Nirbhaya. Cover Image: Advocate Deepika Singh Rajawat, lawyer of the Kathua rape case victim, talks to...

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Yashwant  quits  BJP,  Says to save democracy 

SNS Web | New Delhi, in the Statesman, Kolkotta,| April 21, 2018. The seasoned politician has been at loggerheads with the party for a long time.  BJP leader Yashwant Sinha Photo: IANS Note:  Yashwant Sinha is called a seasoned politician and he...

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KINDLY LIGHT

https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/overloaded-bags-no-school-bags-one-school-down-many-more-go-39707 The Telegraph, Calcutta 22 April 2018   The report below in today's Telegraph is a sad commentary on the state of  education in our schools today.  It is pure business of pushing bulky books, along with private tuitions instead...

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Pope ‘Disturbed’ Over Violence in Syria

  THE TABLET By Carol Glatz 17 April 2018   Pope Francis, the messenger of peace, is rightly very disturbed by the escalating violence and destruction of lives and properties in Syria.  All his appeals to the world's leading powers...

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Togadia targets Modi  after quitting VHP

In Madhyamam, PTI, April 16, 2018 (Note: Firebrand Pravin Togadia has been the face of VHP and supporter of BJP for long. Now rebellion in the camp is out in the open. The article below appeared in Madhyamam, Kerala, a very...

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FAST ONE

The Telegraph, Calcutta 17th April 2018 On Monday April 9, the Congress had observed a daylong fast, against the BJP’s “oppressive ideology”. Not to be outdone, the BJP launched its own version on Thursday April 12, with Prime Minister Narendra...

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The spectre of Sambuka – Jai Bhim, not Ram

A very interesting analysis by Manini Chatterjee in today's Telegraph on the sudden upsurge of showing devotion to Dr B.R. Ambedkar. Isaac Gomes, Associate Editor, Church Citizens' Voice.     The Telegraph Calcutta 16th April 2018 WORM ' S EYE...

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Glare on Minority Rights

  Cover Image: “The kind of rights that have been given to minorities in the Constitution, still they feel cheated about it. They have the rights to run their institutes, religious institutions, but the majority does not have. Law is...

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Disfiguring Ambedkar’s vision

  By D. Raja in the Indian Express April 14, 2018                   (Note: Where is democracy, when  equality of all, irrespective of their class, caste, creed and their socio-economic status in society, is guaranteed? It is precisely for this that India...

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Pope Francis, Letter to the Bishops of Chile, signed on April 8, on the “serious mistakes” of negligence and covering up sexual abuse made against a priest in Chile.

https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/pope-francis-admits-serious-mistakes-in-chile-sex-abuse-case-38511 It appears that the sex scandal dogging the Vatican is far from over.  Only a few months ago Pope Francis had brushed aside strong allegations of cover-up of sexual abuse against Bishop Juan Barros of Chile.  At last, amidst...

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The Catholic Teaching on “Just War” and an Appeal for Peace

http://thesoundingline.com/map-of-the-day-every-year-in-the-history-of-the-middle-east/ https://www.change.org/p/declaration-against-the-expansion-of-the-syrian-war Dr Robert Moynihan Inside the Vatican 11th April 2018 The Catholic teaching on "Just War" may no longer, in our "post-Christian" age, be considered a relevant factor in the decision-making of governments.   Perhaps we are truly "beyond"...