Category: National

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Bihar exit polls over what next?

(In the pic: Nitish Kumar and Narendra Modi in file photos. PTI) (Will people in Bihar with literacy level so teach politicians a lesson? Even in a literate America, they describe, democracy as a government of hypocrites, by hypocrites, for...

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Hundreds attend educationist nun’s funeral

New Delhi (Matters India): Hundreds of people on Wednesday attended the funeral of an Ireland-born nun who revolutionized modern education in northern India and observed at close quarters two independence movements in South Asia. Sr. Bonaventure Morgan died of old...

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Why no one loves Modi?

In Asian Age  by, Sanjeev Ahluwalia, Nov,6/15, The writer is adviser, Observer Research Foundation  I“Mr Modi must shed the self-acquired role of the sole vote gatherer. He needed this image to overcome inner-party contestation and become the PM. Today, this...

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Largest exporter of clergy feels pinch now

Thiruvananthapuram (Matters India): Kerala was once the largest exporter of clergy, its priests and nuns the most sought after across the world, but insiders contend the church is now facing difficulties in managing its institutions across the country because of...

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Christian leaders condemn ‘growing’ intolerance in India

The community leaders have signed the statement to express their anger over violence against Dalits, Adivasis, women, religious minorities.   New Delhi (UCAN):  Christians from across the country on Monday condemned the "growing" intolerance in India and criticised "sinister attempts"...

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Tension in India due to provocation of minorities:

Moody's Moody's Analytics said the politics need to improve and the government's reform agenda needs attention to achieve long-term growth.   Chennai: (UCAN) The belligerent provocation of various Indian minorities has raised ethnic tensions, says Moody's Analytics in a report that...

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Church leader welcomes move to ban commercial surrogacy

Pic: An Indian surrogate mother enters a surrogacy clinic in New Delhi in this February 2013 photo. The Indian government is planning to ban commercial surrogacy for foreigners. (Photo by Sajjad Hussain/AFP) Critics say the procedure exploits country's poor. New Delhi:...

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Religious leaders underline importance of diversity

Indore (Matters India): Religious diversity and tolerance was the underlying theme on the second day of the International Conference on Harmony of Religions on Sunday. The first session of the day started with Joseph Mar Thoma, the present head of...

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Towards Hindutva Hegemony – Editorial (Indian Currents)

Dr Suresh Mathew Let there be no mistaking. The Hindutva forces are going the whole hog to put into practice what M.S. Golwalkar, the second Sarsanghchalak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, stated unambiguously in his book ‘We or Our Nationhood Defined’. “The...

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Church official condemns dalit burning

New Delhi (UCAN): A church official in India said the burning to death of two dalit children was the latest in a series of atrocities against the former lower-caste group. The church "sternly condemns the sad incident," Father Z. Devasagayaraj, secretary...

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‘India witnessed religiously motivated killings, arrests’

Washington (Matters India): India witnessed religiously motivated killings, arrests, riots and coerced religious conversions and the police in some cases failed to respond effectively to communal violence, according to the US state department report on International Religious Freedom 2014. In...

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Legal experts back Teresa nuns

Kolkata (Matters India): Several legal experts in India say the government cannot force the Missionaries of Charity to continue adoption work. The Catholic religious congregation, founded by Blessed Mother Teresa of Kolkata, found recent government regulations on adoption centers against...

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Mob sets fire to church in Mizoram

Aizawl (Matters India): An angry mob on Tuesday night attacked a church constructed on a plot at Bawngkawn Brigade Land, which is in dispute between the Baptist Church of Mizoram (BCM) and local council of Bawngkawn. The church, made of...