‘Every citizen takes pride in Mother Teresa’s sainthood’

‘Every citizen takes pride in Mother Teresa’s sainthood’

New Delhi, August 30, 2016: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday wrote to Pope Francis expressing the pride and delight felt by every Indian citizen on the September 4 canoninsation of Mother Teresa to be held at the Vatican. “Every citizen of India, including our nearly 20 million Catholics, takes immense pride and joy on […]

Sushma Swaraj to lead Indian delegation for Mother’s Canonization

Sushma Swaraj to lead Indian delegation for Mother’s Canonization

New Delhi:  External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will lead the official Indian delegation to the Vatican for Mother Teresa’s canonization. The official delegation heading to Vatican on Sep 4 to attend Mother Teresa’s canonization includes BJP and Cong leaders, a Supreme Court judge, an eminent lawyer and secretary general of Catholic Bishop Council of India. […]

Bengal CM says Mother Teresa is ‘Pride of Calcutta’

Bengal CM says Mother Teresa is ‘Pride of Calcutta’

In the run up to what will be a defining moment for the Catholic Church in Calcutta, when the city’s celebrated ‘Saint of the gutters’ will be elevated to an ‘official saint’ of the Church, the city at large is going sentimental. People in Calcutta celebrated the birthday of Blessed Mother Teresa days before she is […]

Mother Teresa was the Angel of My Call !

Mother Teresa was the Angel of My Call !

[Jesuit Father Kinley Tshering is the current provincial of Darjeeling in India, and, so far as anyone knows, the lone Bhutanese Catholic. A landlocked country in south Asia nestled between China and India, Bhutan has a population that’s two-thirds Buddhist and one-third Hindu, with everyone else accounting for less than one percent of the country’s […]

Zakir Naik is a divisive force among Muslims

Zakir Naik is a divisive force among Muslims

While Maharastra might indict Islamic tele-evangelist Naik for unlawful activities, the case is stirring up a lot of interest in Muslim and non-Muslim circles all over the country. Several liberal Muslims have been quite uncomfortable with the tone and nature of Naik’s television broadcasts, which they say lean towards the fundamentalist, Wahabi brand of Islam, […]

Mother Teresa International Film Festival from next month

Mother Teresa International Film Festival from next month

Meghalaya will host a 4-day film festival titled ‘Mother Teresa International Film Festival (MTIFF)’ based on the life and teachings of noble laureate Mother Teresa from September 6 to 9 in Shillong. To be organized by the SIGNIS : the World Catholic Association for Communication’s as a mark of the canonization of Mother Teresa, the […]

Tripura: A state-wide holiday in honour of Gymnast Dipa K!

Tripura: A state-wide holiday in honour of Gymnast Dipa K!

AGARTALA: Gymnast Dipa Karmakar, fresh from the Rio Olympics  received a rousing welcome as she touched down on her home state. The state government declared a one day holiday for educational institutions in honour of Deepa, who actually didn’t win a bronze but took fourth place. Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar announced that  Dipa Karmakar would be […]

All cops suspended, because 16 died of hooch!

All cops suspended, because 16 died of hooch!

The Bihar government has suspended 25 police officers for negligence after 16 people died from drinking suspected toxic liquor. This is the fourth month since the state introduced prohibition. The entire staff of a local police station Gopalganj,  Bihar were suspended for “dereliction of duty” amid an inquiry to establish their role in the deaths […]

Archbishop’s death is loss for Kandhamal Martyrs

Archbishop’s death is loss for Kandhamal Martyrs

The Catholic Church in India lost one of its ‘truly remarkable  shepherds’ this week with the death of 81-year-old Archbishop Emeritus Raphael Cheenath of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar, who died August 14. As the senior metropolitan archbishop in the region, gave leadership to the Church in Odisha when the anti-Christian wave swept the eastern Indian state. His funeral […]

Dalits mark 70th I-Day with Pride Yatra

Dalits mark 70th I-Day with Pride Yatra

Chanting  “Jai Bhim” and seeking independence from atrocities and discrimination, thousands of Dalits gathered in Una (Gujarat) to celebrate India’s 70th Independence Day on Monday. A 10-day Dalit Pride Yatra started from Ahmedabad on August 4 culminated in Una where seven Dalits were publicly flogged for skinning a dead cow by a local ‘cow vigilante’ […]

Robbery Filmi Style in Chennai

Robbery Filmi Style in Chennai

Robbers took away Rs 5.75 crore, belonging to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The boxes of money were being transported on Egmore Express Train from Salem to Chennai on Monday (August 8) night. Robbers gained entry in the train, by cutting 2×2 feet hole on the roof of one of the coaches where boxes […]

‘Rebel’ Arunachal CM hangs himself

‘Rebel’ Arunachal CM hangs himself

Congress rebel and former Arunachal Pradesh CM Kalikho Pul,  was found dead at his Itanagar residence on Tuesday. He allegedly committed suicide.It is believed he hanged himself from a ceiling fan. Congress President Sonia Gandhi expressed shock “at the untimely and tragic demise” of Kalikho Pul, the man who broke away from the Congress and […]

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