Category: National

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Church holds the key in Ernakulam Assembly seat

The BJP has not been a major force to reckon with in the constituency. Posted on March 30, 2016, 5:24 PM (UCAN) Ernakulam: Ernakulam has long been a Congress citadel where inner party bickering and not political rivals defeated the party...

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A happy Good Friday? BJP leaders tweet and delete 

Published on: 12:40 am, March 28, 2016 Story By: mattersindia.com New Delhi: On Good Friday, four senior Ministers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Cabinet took to Twitter to wish their followers a Happy Good Friday, turning the day normally set aside for reflection,...

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Christians call for protection and security for Easter

Published on: 9:41 pm, March 21, 2016 Story By: mattersindia.com. New Delhi – Christians in India are asking the government for the protection of churches and safety, in view of the Easter celebrations. As reported, in a statement sent to Fides,...

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Philanthropist leads mass hunger-strike for rabies-free India 

Published on: 11:59 pm, March 19, 2016 Story By: Jose Kavi, Matters India Reporter New Delhi: An Industrialist-turned philanthropist Saturday led a 24-hour hunger strike in New Delhi to draw national attention to stray dog menace in the country. The alarming stray-dog nuisance...

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Editorial (Indian Currents) :: Let Us Not Cage Education

Dr Suresh Mathew In the recent past, there were two major instances when cry for a new educational system got shriller. First, the rising cases of juvenile crimes starting with the gruesome Nirbhaya incident. The revelation that juveniles, many of them...

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Salesians dismiss torture rumors of kidnapped priest

Social media posts say Father Uzhunnalil will be crucified on Good Friday. Posted on March 18, 2016, 6:52 PM Kochi (UCAN):  Church officials dismissed as rumors social media messages that said an Indian Salesian priest kidnapped by suspected Islamic terrorists in...

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Jesuit institute helps Bihar farmers confront administration

Published on: 4:35 pm, March 17, 2016 Story By: Matters India Reporter Patna: Bihar with its good soil and water resources could usher in the second Green Revolution if proper steps are taken, says agronomist Jadgish Prasad, director of International School of Management,...

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India to invite Pope Francis

Published on: 11:21 am, March 17, 2016 Story By: mattersindia.com New Delhi : Even the Pope can’t escape the shadow of India-Pakistan tensions. The Narendra Modi government is planning to formally invite Pope Francis to India, prodded by the country’s...

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The Damage Done By Indian Schools

Nazreen Fazal   http://www.huffingtonpost.in/nazreen-fazal/an-indictment-of-the-indi_b_9416416.html       Most people are surprised when I tell them that by 12th grade I'd studied in 10 different schools. Yes, 10 schools. From fancy Air Force schools to Kendriya Vidyalayas that have students from all...

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Historic church in Delhi turns 150

Dating back to 1862, the building, then a Protestant garrison church, was consecrated by the Bishop of Calcutta in 1866. Posted on March 14, 2016, 10:01 PM (UCAN) Gurgaon: In probably the leafiest and quietest corner of Old Gurgaon, a little...

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70% Indians support abortion: Study

 Published on: 11:16 pm, March 14, 2016 Story By: mattersindia.com Mumbai: Even as the issue of abortion remains a sensitive one, a latest global report showed that 70 per cent respondents in India support abortion and said it should be permitted under any...