Category: National

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Why BJP must dump RSS

 Amulya Ganguli,  in The Statesman, Kolkatta, 18 November, 2015.  (Note: In this article, writer Gamguli high lights several points as self-evident, though they may not be that evident to others. Some of them are:1. It was mainly thanks to Manmohan...

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Aggression against Christians to convert to Hinduism

The attack on a Pentecostal Church followers was in Chhattisgarh state. India (UCAN): Alleged Hindu extremists attacked members of a Pentecostal Church in Kohkameta in the eastern Indian state of Chhattisgarh, causing several injuries. Some Christians were dragged out of the...

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Leap for the stars, Raghu Rai tells media students

Shillong  (Matters India)— Acclaimed photographer and photo chronicler of five decades of Indian history Mr Raghu Rai told Media Studies students at St Anthony’s College Shillong “Leap for the stars.” Speaking at the 20th year celebrations marking the start of the...

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Eucharistic Congress ends with message of tolerance

Mumbai (Matters India): One of the largest gatherings of Christians in Mumbai in recent times showed how tolerance can go hand in hand with commitment to one’s faith. As the National Eucharistic Congress wound up in Goregaon on Sunday, one...

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Varsity students offer services to village students

Guwahati (Matters India)– A university community in northeast India has become a trend setter in offering development communication services when its students of the Schools of Technology and Social Sciences decided to reach out to its neighbourhod communities. It all...

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Bishop defends priest charged with raping child

Evidence against school principal is false, says Bishop Patras Minj of Ambikapur. Bhopal: (UCAN) A bishop has refuted charges that a jailed priest from his central Indian diocese raped a nine-year-old girl. Father Joseph Dhanaswami, 44, a priest from Ambikapur...

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Foul play suspected in activist’s death in Goa

(In the pic: Bismarque Dias sings at a protest in Panaji in November 2014.) Former Blessed Sacrament priest fought against illegal mining, other environmental issues. Panaji: UCAN – People in the western Indian state of Goa suspect foul play was behind the reported...

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Will defeat change Ways of Modi, Shah?

Editorial in  The Asian Age, Nov 08, 2015 (It will be interesting to see how the BJP proceeds to shield Mr Modi and Mr Shah from a natural political downsizing after the Bihar loss. All make mistakes. The wise learn...

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Step on accelerator, or be thrown out

(Rahul Gandhi, along with other party leaders, addresses the media on the Bihar results . (Photo: Pritam Bandyopadhyay) Taking a dig at Mr Narendra Modi over the NDA’s setback in Bihar, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said that the...

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Invincible Modiji Deafeted – The Asian Age

Bihar’s  Nitish defeats Modi     Lalu emerges kingmaker –  Nov.8/15 – Lalu Prasad Yadav with Nitish Kumar (Photo: PTI/file) (Exit polls had hinted at all possible outcomes, But where is  Chanaky’s granting Modi clear lead of 155 and now Nithish winning...

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Registration of Greenpeace India cancelled

(Matters India) New Delhi: The Tamil Nadu Registrar of Societies has cancelled the registration of Greenpeace India, the environmental NGO that has been campaigning against air pollution and the unsustainable use of natural resources in India. Greenpeace India, registered as an...

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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...