Category: National

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Goa Church sets up fund for Nepal quake victims

Panaji (Matters India): The Catholic Church in Goa Saturday announced that it would collect donations for the earthquake victims of Nepal. Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao of Goa and Daman has asked all the 180-odd parishes in the tiny southwestern Indian...

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Parrikar says Christianity sweetens Indian society

He also lauded the Christian peace efforts and said such moves are based on the Christian teaching to love the neighbor. New Delhi (UCAN):  Christianity is a sweetener like sugar in the Indian society and the nation appreciates the Christian...

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Thousands of FCRA registrations cancelled

Notices were issued to 10,343 organizations, only 229 responded. New Delhi: Story- UCAN. The government has canceled the certificate of some 9,000 non-governmental organizations that allows them receive fund from overseas, saying they failed to submit the details of the funds they...

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Muslims and Sikhs join Christians to protest in Lucknow

The Christian community also warned of intensifying the stir if adequate security was not provided to them and Christian properties. Lucknow (UCAN):  Christian, Muslim and the Sikh communities in Lucknow came together on Thursday to protest against the recent surge...

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Jharkhand police arrest 16 after attack on Christian schools

Christians see a growing trend of harassment of minority-run institutions in Jharkhand state. New Delhi:  Police have arrested 16 people after roughly 60 slogan-shouting Hindu hardliners barged into two Catholic schools in eastern India Tuesday. Christian leaders say the attack...

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Seeing Stars in the Daylight – Indian Currents Editorial

Leave Judiciary Alone Dr Suresh Mathew It is never too difficult to deliver justice within the boundaries of the law and Constitution….. There is a need to be cautious against perception-driven verdicts that are often driven by five-star activists.” This...

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Marian statue tied with dog chain, bishops demand action

Agra (Matters India Reporter): Unidentified miscreants broke statues and tied a dog chain to Mother Mary’s neck as they vandalized a Catholic church in Agra, a top tourist spot in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Father Eugene Moon Lazarus,...

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Muslim women set new trends in Kerala

Story By: mattersindia.comKozhikode: K K Fathima Suhra, a middle aged post graduate Muslim woman in Kerala, was busy in shopping for her school going child. Like most of the educated Muslim women in the state, the native of Santhapuram village...

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Bishops’ team meets home minister

Story By: mattersindia.com. New Delhi — A three-member delegation led by Albert D’Souza, Archbishop of Agra and Secretary General of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI), called on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday. The visiting delegation thanked the...

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11,000 girls in Odisha are mothers before 15: Study

Bhubaneswar(Matters India): The 2011 Census has come up with the shocking disclosure that girls below the age of 15 in Odisha have given birth to babies when they should have been going to school. The exact figure, the data shows, of...

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Shankracharya wants nationwide beef ban

The seer said that with a pro-Hindu government at the centre, this was the right time to enact a law to protect cows. Lucknow (UCAN):  Shankracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati has sought a law on protecting cows and asked Prime Minister Narendra...

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Muslim owner forced to sell property in Hindu locality

Ahmedabad (Matters India): Facing opposition for a year from local residents, backed by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), a Muslim owner has sold off his property in a Hindu locality in Gujarat’s Bhavnagar district. In April 2014, VHP leader Pravin...

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‘Good for Christians if Hindus avoid convent schools’

Goa's Factories and Boilers minister Deepak Dhavalikar and his wife Lata have exhorted Hindu parents against sending their children to convent schools. Panaji(UCAN):  Caitu Silva, a legislator of the ruling alliance in Goa, on Wednesday sarcastically said that if Hindus...

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Sacking of Bhushan by AAP is a Blessing in Disguise

Captain GR Gopinath in Captain's Musings inTimes of India,  April 2, 2015   (The moment you enter dirty politics to clean it up, politics mill make you dirtier than you ever were. AAP is a shining example, says the writer. History is...