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Vatican officials denied Indian visa

India:(Outlook India/UCAN)  The Indian Government this week denied entry into the country to two Catholic priests from the Vatican who were scheduled to attend the ongoing plenary assembly of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India. Archbishop Arthur Roche and...

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‘Ghar wapsi’ big bluff, organised drama: Christian forum

Kolkata (Matters India) – A forum for Christians in West Bengal Wednesday said the alleged forced religious reconversion of tribals was a “big bluff” and a “cunningly organised drama” to falsely propagate the so-called “ghar wapsi” ceremony. The claims by the...

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Surya namaskar made compulsory in 48,000 schools Rajasthan

Story: Times of India JAIPUR: Amid protests from different corners, the education department issued orders on Tuesday for government and private schools to introduce surya namaskar in all secondary and senior secondary classes with immediate effect. The order issued by...

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VHP leader Togadia banned from entering Bengaluru

Togadia is scheduled to participate in a VHP convention (Hindu Viraat Samavesha) in the city Feb 8. Bangalore: (Source: UCAN)  Police Tuesday banned right-wing group Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Pravin Togadia from entering the Karnataka capital Feb 5-11, on...

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Catholic Church vandalized in Delhi

Latest incident is fifth attack on a Christian place of worship in the capital in two months. Vandals attacked a Catholic Church in south Delhi early on Monday, the fifth attack on a Christian place of worship in the city...

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Where is BJP in Delhi Election Fray?

 Dr James Kottoor     Presidential type public debate — at least two ahead of Feb.7th voting — is the ideal      exercise to prepare Delhi residents to make a calculated, considered, well-informed choice  of the right person as the...

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Gita, Gandhi and Godse

By Varghese K. George, in Hindu, Jan.30/16 (Note:  One take-away from this article is: Both Nathuram Godse and Mahatma Gandhi read the Bhagavad Gita but one became a martyr and the other a murderer. To say that religion and politics...

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Education getting rapidly ‘saffronised’: Archbishop

Source: Matters India Bengaluru – Archbishop Bernard Moras of Bangalore on Thursday expressed his concern over the ‘rapid saffronisation’ of the education system in the country and the slow disappearance of secularism in educational institutions. Addressing the 17th All India...

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“The Writer is Dead”

Is India still a land of Ahimsa and Dharma? We Indians have the habit of boasting “India is a land of ahimsa and non-violence”! It is only for public consumption. In reality, we are not what we preach. If there...

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Obama and religious freedom – Editorial: The Hindu

The first public reactions to U.S. President Barack Obama’s soul-stirring “Address to the People of India” at the Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi before winding up his three-day historic trip to the country on January 27 have, rather predictably,...

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Dalit IAS officer explores law to preach Christianity

Story UCAN – Umashankar said he has stopped addressing meetings following the government directive. Senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer C. Umashankar is looking at legal options to challenge a government directive forbidding him from preaching Christianity. "I am looking...

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Curious one liners

One liners about India that are completely true! (Source: UCANews) 1. If you want to know how divided we are, just look at the matrimonial page of our newspapers! 2. India is running the software of tomorrow on the hardware...

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Kiran Bedi & Arvind Kejriwal The Twins Who Aren’t

  Vinod Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi, Jan 20/2015 |     (Note: This  article in the Hindustan Times by Vinod Sharma, is extremely illuminating in doing the comparative study of Kejriwal and Kiran Bedi, a must read for those who want...