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Trafficking a worldwide phenomenon: Indian priest doctor

Story By: Carlos Espinoza (Matters India)  Redemptorist Fr Mathew Abraham Puthenchirayil is a medical doctor who participated at the Plenary Meeting of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences at the Vatican April 17-25. He is the secretary of the Office for Health...

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Man held for vandalizing Marian statue in Mumbai

The accused was picked from his home in Bhandup near Anthony Church where the incident took place. Mumbai (UCAN):  Police in the Bhandup suburb of Mumbai on Monday arrested a 21-year-old man for allegedly vandalizing a statue of Mother Mary...

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Youth held for damaging church statue in Mumbai

Mumbai (Matters India)— A statue in the premises of a church in suburban Bhandup was damaged when a youth allegedly hurled a stone at it, police said on Monday. The accused identified as Paulraj Yauvan Nadar (21) was arrested after the...

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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...

11,000 girls in Odisha are mothers before 15: Study 0

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...