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Church attackers are akin to Nazis: Bishop

He cited examples of churches being vandalised, Christian prayer meets being disrupted and Bishops refused visas to India to show a ‘pattern’. Mumbai: (UCAN)  Auxiliary Bishop Agnelo Gracias of the Bombay has equated the attackers of churches across India to...

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AAP victory reflects hope of millions: Delhi archbishop

He expressed hope that the new government led by Kejriwal "would work towards welfare of all irrespective of caste, creed and class and more importantly towards social peace and religious harmony.” New Delhi:  The "historic victory" of Aam Admi Party...

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7,000 Christians faced threats in 2014, reports Catholic body

Madhya Pradesh (23) and Chhattisgarh (19), both BJP-ruled states, along with Congress-ruled Karnataka (14) account for nearly half of all incidents across India. Mumbai:  The Mumbai-based Catholic Secular Forum (CSF) says it has documented 120 attacks on Christians and their...

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Delhi church attacks: Silence of Christian MLAs /MPs ?

Delhi church attacks: Congress questions silence of Christian BJP MLAs  Panaji (matters India): Goa Congress on Monday condemned the recent police action in Delhi against Christians who took to streets over attacks on churches, and questioned the silence of state...

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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,...