Man, Booker: Woman is first Arabic prize winner!

Man, Booker: Woman is first Arabic prize winner!

It’s a fact, The first Arab to win a Man booker prize is a lady named Jokha. And that is no joke! Man Booker International Prize: Jokha Alharthi is first Arabic winner, says the BBC. Omani author Jokha Alharthi has won this year’s Man Booker International Prize – the first Arabic writer to do so. […]

The guardians of nature under threat

The guardians of nature under threat

Where India has been facing a massive climate change due to excessive deforestation in cities and small towns due to industrialization and infrastructure building; this atmosphere destruction can be halted by the indigenous people living in the forest by their local and ancestral knowledge but unfortunately they are being chased out of their native land […]

We are destroying our own home: UN report

We are destroying our own home: UN report

The health of ecosystems on which we and all other species depend is deteriorating more rapidly than ever- UN report Recently published by the UN’s Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the sweeping 1,800-page study drew on the work of 145 scientists and 15,000 source materials. Report has reveled of humanity’s devastating impact on the […]

Our rivers are choking: says study

Our rivers are choking: says study

While in India, we are seeing several projects of building huge dams, and several environmental activists have been struggling against them, new study says that almost two-thirds of Earth’s longest rivers have been degraded by dams, reservoirs or other man-made constructions. This has severely damaged  some of the most important ecosystems on the planet, the […]

Sri Lanka mourns as investigation into deadly blast continues

Sri Lanka mourns as investigation into deadly blast continues

And again, Sri Lanka is numbed by explosions. This time it’s a shootout between Sri Lanka’s army troop and Islamic militants; a fierce gun battle erupted between them on Friday evening in Sainthamaruthu in Ampara, to the south of the town of Batticaloa, site of one of the Easter Sunday blasts at three churches and […]

Protected Together: Vaccines Work!

Protected Together: Vaccines Work!

Immunization saves millions of lives and is recognized as one of the worlds most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Yet, there are millions of unvaccinated or under-vaccinated children in the world; those belong from the poorest, marginalised and most conflict-affected communities. Expanding access to immunization is thus crucial for them and also to achieve the […]

Mourning Easter

Mourning Easter

Amid the celebration of Easter, a series of bombing left Sri Lanka stunned. As it was a special day people came into large masses and also from villages afar. More than 320 were killed in this deadliest attack with at least 500 wounded. The blast targeted three churches and four hotels that are St. Anthony’s […]

Human Trafficking Victims: 21st Century Calvary …

Human Trafficking Victims: 21st Century Calvary …

The suffering of the victims of human trafficking are the crucifixes of the 21st century, and Pope Francis will lead the traditional Way of the Cross in an extension of the Calvary of Jesus. Jesus is crucified every time cruelty and dehumanization is inflicted on a another human being- and the horrors inflicted by traffickers […]

Suffering of trafficked at the heart of Pope’s Holy Week

Suffering of trafficked at the heart of Pope’s Holy Week

The curse of human trafficking and the great suffering of its victims will be at the heart of Holy Week 2019. Sister Eugenia Bonetti, the president of ‘Slaves No More’, has been entrusted by Pope Francis to write the reflections for the traditional Way of the Cross on Good Friday. (April 19) Starting April 14 […]

Fake news causes refugee-police clashes in Greece

Fake news causes refugee-police clashes in Greece

The Fake news circulating on social media has once again caused pain, fear, and social disruption, putting more lives in danger, this time in Greece. On Friday, (5 April) Greek police scuffled with hundreds of migrants who gathered near the northern city of Thessaloniki hoping to enter North Macedonia. The trouble flared outside a migrant […]

Pope’s New Law : Dismissal for Desertion

Pope’s New Law : Dismissal for Desertion

This April, a new law enacted by Pope Francis will be applicable across the Catholic Church all over the world. Pope Francis has amended canon law to create a new mechanism for dismissing a religious who has deserted their community. Under the new law, promulgated by the Pope in an apostolic letter issued “motu proprio,” […]

United against Racism; Dignity and Justice for all

United against Racism; Dignity and Justice for all

Racial discrimination has not been banished to history. It has been held in the arms of societies and even today unfortunately we are seeing the ugly face of racial discrimination in public discourse always. Racial and ethnic discrimination occur each day, all around us. We give it little thought, as we believe it rarely affects […]

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