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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...

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Do we really understand Boko Haram?

  By Matt Hadro.  Washington D.C., Apr 7, 2015 / 12:04 am (CNAEWTN News).-(In the Picture: Displaced persons in Maiduguri, who are being cared for by the local Church, in Sept. 2014. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need). Boko Haram gained notoriety...

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Should Church compensate former priests, nuns?

T K Devasia (Matters India) A few months ago, Pope Francis appointed a British victim of sex abuse by Catholic priests to a special commission established to advise the Vatican on child protection policies. He warned that the Church would face “big...

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The ‘angel’ among the garbage-pickers

Washing and kissing feet Mama Maggie’s attention is always focused on the children (AP) (Matters India) This is the place where the “garbage-pickers” live. Fifty thousand of them. They pick up and sort greater Cairo’s waste – the rubbish of...

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New Bishop named for Bagdogra

He was ordained a priest on April 30, 1984 for Jalpaiguri diocese. UCAN News: Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Vincent Aind of Jalpaiguri diocese as the new Bishop of Bagdogra. The appointment was announced Tuesday at 3.30 in India. Father...

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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...

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Church plans to raise bishop’s retirement age

Chennai (Matters India) — The Church of South India (CSI) has proposed sweeping changes in its constitution and by-laws, paving way for increasing the retirement age of Bishops from 65 to 67 and giving more powers to the Synod. The move...

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Catholic priest criticizes propaganda against yoga

Mumbai (Matters India): Is yoga incompatible with Christianity? Conservative Christians in Europe and the US have been posing this question with growing fervour in the past few months, accusing India’s biggest export to the West of propagating Hinduism and leading...

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Will settle Good Friday issue: Chief Justice of India

The Chief Justice expressed his misgivings about the controversy, calling it “unfortunate.” New Delhi (UCAN):  Chief Justice of India H.L. Dattu on Sunday downplayed Justice Kurian Joseph’s objection to the holding of the Chief Justices conference on a Good Friday,...

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Nun gang rape accused paid money to enter India

UCAN Report -The seven accused had rented out a two-storey building on the Ludhiana-Chandigarh state highway and the accommodation was being used for transit purposes. One of the seven people arrested in the gang rape of an elderly nun in...