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Modi may invite Pope Francis to India, after all!

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Modi may invite Pope Francis to India, after all!

Prime Minister Modi has reassured the members of the Catholic Community that his first priority is the ‘welfare of the people’,  and the eradication of poverty. And that he will ‘look into’ issues of intimidation and harassment of  Christians , if brought to his notice. Mr. Modi is understood to have ‘reacted positively’ to the […]

Filipino Catholic school students affirm LGBT rights

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Filipino Catholic school students affirm LGBT rights

Students from Catholic schools in the Philippines marched with LGBT groups this week to press for the passage of a bill designed to end discrimination on the basis of gender and sexuality. They  attended nationwide rallies with gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders in major cities across the country on March 17 to show support for […]

Shameful games to disable Catholic Hospital in Ujjain

Shameful games to disable Catholic Hospital in Ujjain

Three days after a politically instigated mob demolished the boundary wall of a Catholic hospital in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh, the local administration issued a prohibitory order to check tension and further activities in the disputed area. It’s a case of too little, too late. Political games with local goons being hand-in-glove with anti-minority politicians […]

32 rare vultures poisoned in Assam

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32 rare vultures poisoned in Assam

The popular publication Northeast Today has reported the tragic death of 32 rare scavengers, among which were  Himalayan Griffin vultures. In what may be termed as the largest case of poisoning of Scavenging birds after 2011 in Assam, it has come to light that the carcass of a goat, poisoned for the dogs that killed […]

Transgender Activisim spurs Assam TG Board Plan

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Transgender Activisim spurs Assam TG Board Plan

Guwahati: Assam in the process of framing a state policy for  transgendered people, as directed by the Supreme Court to all states in 2014. A committee constituted by the Assam social welfare department, suggested in a recent meeting that the Kerala policy may be adopted as a benchmark while framing a state policy for welfare […]

Sena Chief calls for ‘Modi Mukt Bharat’!

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Sena Chief calls for ‘Modi Mukt Bharat’!

Mumbai, Mar 18 (PTI) Launching a scathing attack on the BJP-led NDA government, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray today called for opposition unity and a “Modi-mukt Bharat” by 2019. Addressing party workers at a rally at Shivaji Park in central Mumbai, Thackeray said, “The country is fed up with the false promises made by […]

Halt the Hate, says Amnesty India

Halt the Hate, says Amnesty India

New Delhi, Mar 15 : Amnesty International (India) has launched ‘Halt the Hate’. It’s a website to document hate related incidents in India, saysd a PTI report. A global human rights body today launched an interactive website to track alleged hate crimes in India against “marginalised people” such as the Dalits, members of religious minority […]

SBI to lessen pocket pinch on AMB defaulters

SBI to lessen pocket pinch on AMB defaulters

Mumbai:  Good news for many harried people. The State Bank of India has reduced its charges on non-maintenance of an average monthly balance (AMB) in savings account by up to 75 per cent, effective April 1. The charges for non-maintenance of AMB for customers in metro and urban centres have been reduced from a maximum […]

Nepal’s Lady President enjoys Second Term

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Nepal’s Lady President enjoys Second Term

Kathmandu: Nepal’s first woman president Bidya Devi Bhandari was  relected for a second term in office with an overwhelming majority. Incumbent President Bhandari, the Left alliance’s candidate, was elected with more than a two-thirds majority as she defeated her Nepali Congress (NC) rival Kumari Laxmi Rai in the presidential election. Bhandari secured 39,275 votes while the […]

48 domestic flights cancelled across India !

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48 domestic flights cancelled across India !

Mumbai, Mar 14: It’s a chaotic week for air travellers! Domestic carriers IndiGo and GoAir cancelled around 50 flights today as almost one-third of their A320 Neo aircraft fleet remained grounded for the third day following a safety directive by the country’s aviation watchdog DGCA. Of the 48 flights, which are not being operated as […]

Aadhar linking date extended till SC delivers verdict

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Aadhar linking date extended till SC delivers verdict

New Delhi, Mar 13  The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended the March 31 deadline for linking Aadhaar with various services till the five-judge constitution bench delivers its judgement on petitions challenging the validity of the biometric scheme and the enabling law. Basically it’s an issue with a lot of angles that need to be considered, […]