Category: National

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Bishop, two others face molestation charge 

Published on: 11:16 pm, March 11, 2016 Story By: Matters India Reporter Bhopal: Police in a central Indian state have registered a case of molestation against Bishop and two others following complaint from a professor who is teaching in a Church-run institute for...

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Marian grotto attacked in Pune

Burnt books, a packet of bindis, an earthen pot used for Hindu funerals and a tulsi pot were also found nearby. Posted on March 10, 2016, 8:41 AM  Pune (UCAN): In another attack on Christian community, unidentified people early Wednesday brunt a...

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Evaluating Modi  Government? Cow waving the tricolour

Paranjoy Guha Thakurta,  in Asuab Age, Mar 09, 2016                          (Note: The writer Paranjoy is an educator and commentator. Looking at Modiji as the flag bearer of  the BJP  and  the PM of India one finds a double persona always...

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Women teachers jailed, principal faces arrest in Chhattisgarh 

Published on: 5:43 pm, March 8, 2016 Story By: Mattersindia.com reporter Raipur: Christians in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh live under fear after a spate of attacks targeting them and their institutions. “The Christian community lives under constant fear and we do...

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What is it all a bout? MediCar Sersvice in Kochi

Published in New Indian Express, City, March 8/16                          (Note: This is a  recent development in  Health care service located in Tripunithura, Ernakulam, Kochi. What is it all about? When you need a medical service you  go either  to  a doctor...

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US Religious Commission denied visa for India

USCIRF is an independent, bipartisan US federal government commission. Posted on March 4, 2016, 3:37 PM New Delhi: India has denied visa to members of a US commission on religious freedom who wanted to discuss and assess "deteriorating" religious freedom conditions...

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  Fall of Kerala State – Once a World Model State

Its VIPs Face the Fury of a Woman Scorned:  By T J S George, in New Indian Express, 14/2/16                               (Note: Better late than never. That is an explanation for this delayed  publication. Still why publish? 1. I myself feel terribly...

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Website to redress injustice to Christians in Kandhamal

An estimated 101 Christians were killed and several women including a Catholic nun were gang raped. UCAN: Posted on February 29, 2016, 6:51 PM. Kandhamal:  A website has been launched to focus attention on the failure of India’s federal and Odisha...

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U.S. lawmakers urge Modi to take action on religious violence 

Published on: 8:55 pm, February 27, 2016 Story By: Mattersindia.com Eight U.S. Senators and 26 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have raised “grave concerns about the increasing intolerance and violence experienced by members of…religious minority communities,” in a letter to Prime...

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Mother Mary shrine in Baroda binds people of all faiths

The statue of Mary installed at Vadodara was made by Spanish sculptor Senor Cuesta in the early 1930s. Posted in UCAN on February 26, 2016, 6:19 PM Vadodara: Thousands of people, including non-Christians, throng the shrine of Mother Mary in the city...

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Base quotas primarily on economic criteria

Editorial   in The Asian Age, Feb 21, 2016                         (Note: The time may have come to revisit eligibility rules for reservations so that an individual’s economic condition is given significant weight in any calculation. Compare this views Asian Age with that...

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Keeping it Parliamentary – Budget session, an Eyesore!

Editorial, in the Hindu, February 24, 2016                    (Note: Turbulent backdrop of unrest indeed is what one sees every where in India today from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, East cost to West coast. Politics in India has become   really a very...

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Church shocked at chemical attack on activist

(In the pic: Indian Aam Admi Party activists hold posters during a rally against the gang rape and murder of a teenager in Kolkata on Jan. 5, 2014. Soni Sori, a party member and tribal activist, had a harmful chemical...

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Donation boxes stolen from church

The church also houses an educational complex, however, the suspects did not go there. UCAN:  on February 19, 2016, 8:25 AM Pune: Three men broke into a church in Pune and decamped with two donation boxes containing 25,000 rupees. After an...