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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...

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Amid police cover, Easter celebrated in Delhi

The recent attacks on some churches here made the government step up security outside Christian institutions. New Delhi (UCAN):  The Christian community celebrated Easter on Sunday with prayers and sumptuous meals, with police providing protection to all major congregations. While...

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Palm-chopped professor ready to forgive attackers

Kochi (Matters India): The National Investigation Agency (NIA) Special Court is set to announce its verdict on the notorious palm-chopping case on Monday, but the victim himself no longer harbors any grudge against his assailants. Professor T J Joseph’s forgiveness however...

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Indian Salesians face precarious situation in Yemen

Aden (matters India)— Five Salesian priests, the only Catholic priests remaining in Yemen, continue their work in the country despite ongoing violence and civil war. The priests are missionaries from the Don Bosco Province of Bangalore, India and have been...

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Citizens Are Not Beggars

(Indian Currents) “India is the only country where citizens address bureaucrats as SIR. This in turn gives the impression that the government, as personified by the bureaucrat, is the dispenser of largesse, and the citizen a humble beneficiary of the...

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Pope Francis: lunch with Rome priests on Holy Thursday

Vatican City: (Matters India) — In what has now become a tradition begun by Pope Francis himself three years ago, the Holy Father shared lunch with a group of priests on Holy Thursday 2 April, following the Eucharistic celebration in...

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Two minor explosions reported in Belur Math

The News Minute | April 4, 2015 | 08:50 am IST Two low intensity explosions took place at the Belur Math in West Bengal on Friday evening. Though no one was injured in the blast, some glass counters at the...

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Over 50 Villages Ban Christian Missionaries in Bastar Region

Christians denied ration –  Babu Thomas (Christian Today) More than 50 villages in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh have banned the entry and propaganda by non-Hindu missionaries, especially Christians in the last six months which is credited to the aggressive campaign launched...

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Top 10 Christian Persecuting States of 2014: Report

Bei Chatlai Beita – Christian Today.  Chhattisgarh has emerged as the "top rogue state" of India, where Christians are most persecuted in 2014, followed by Maharashtra – the "new Hindutva capital of India," Madhya Pradesh was third; the persecution was...