Hear their prayer for Daily Bread!

Hear their prayer for Daily Bread!

On this World Food Day- 16th October- Human Rights campaigner Fr Cedric Prakash SJ – gives us serious food for thought. Come 16 October – and the world once again is together as one, to focus on the most basic need for a person’s survival: food!  The first ‘World Food Day’ was observed in 1994, […]

Inadequate Forensic infra leads to low conviction rates: Home Minister

Inadequate Forensic infra leads to low conviction rates: Home Minister

The Union Home Minister Amit Shah, on Thursday said that the government is targeting to strengthen the education of Forensic Science in India. The centre is aiming to make it mandatory for forensic teams to visit crime scenes that attract imprisonment of more than 6 years. He admitted that currently India is insufficient in trained […]

Persecution still alive in Odisha’s Kandhamal

Persecution still alive in Odisha’s Kandhamal

Last week in the district of Kandhamal in Odisha four families were kicked out of their own houses. The reason for this was their faith. Their houses were demolished and they were not allowed to access common public resources, such as the village well. Because of this hostile environment some of them had to flee […]

Requiem for Nitish

Requiem for Nitish

Sir, It was on Aug 11 that a heinous crime took place to a boy merely 16 years old. Difficult to say, that it is fortunate or unfortunate, that the boy ( Nitish Kumar ) died today after going through unbearable suffering for more than 40 days. Who would have thought that one morning would […]

Why are MP Christians suddenly so fearful?

Why are MP Christians suddenly so fearful?

Christians in the Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh state are in a state of apprehension and fear, following repeated threats by self-styled Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) activists that they plan to demolish all ‘illegal’ churches in the district. Even though no serious incidents have been reported two days past the deadline, locals say that a […]

Clashes between Communities up: National Crime Report

Clashes between Communities up: National Crime Report

Cases of communal violence in 2020 nearly doubled from 2019 even as the country witnessed a strict restriction on outdoor activities due to COVID-19 pandemic during the past year, says the latest government data. The National Crime Report Bureau ( NCRB ) has released the annual report of 2020, which shockingly stated that there were […]

Christian vs Muslim? The Jihad Narratives!

Christian vs Muslim? The Jihad Narratives!

Are Indian Christians becoming aggressively anti-Muslim?  It would appear so, especially if one monitors certain ‘Christian groups’ on social media. And when a Bishop, no less begins speaking the language of suspicion, one cannot sit quietly any longer. Look at some of the issues floating around:  ‘love jihad,’ [when even a certain South Indian Bishop […]

Beware The ‘Love Jihad’ Bogey

Beware The ‘Love Jihad’ Bogey

The bogey of ‘Love Jihad’ continues to be kept centre-stage! An insidious strategy to ‘de-focus’ on real issues plaguing society in India, says Cedric Prakash SJ. in this hard-hitting piece: A Bishop from Kerala, and a Chief Minister from Gujarat are both wrong Recently, a Bishop from Kerala directly accused Muslims for making ‘Catholic’ girls […]

My Sister is now my Brother

My Sister is now my Brother

An unusual case has come to light in Pakistan. Two sisters living there have become brothers after undergoing a sex change operation. Both of them belong to a Zamindar family of Punjab based in Pakistan. “I have reached Gujarat as a boy from Islamabad. I am so happy about this that I cannot put it […]

Taliban fed and grew on Poppy Fields, Meth, and More …

Taliban fed and grew on Poppy Fields, Meth, and More …

How did the Taliban sustain itself for 20 years? Nishant Mishra did some reading up and presented this report. The Taliban group has a $2.3 billion fund for its fight in Afghanistan, with millions coming in from the opium and heroin trade, drugs, donations, extortion, illegal mining, and real estate. Annually, the Taliban has earnings […]

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