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Monghyr BJP man murdered

Monghyr BJP man murdered

MUNGER: Unidentified persons on Monday assassinated Monghyr district unit president of BJP farmers’ cell Pankaj Kumar Verma. In response, locals first pelted police vehicles with stones and then…

Songs of Joy resound in Patna

Songs of Joy resound in Patna

The seventh edition of Songs of Joy, the annual Christmas carol festival was held at Ravi Bharati Institute of Communication Arts.     Twenty nine items were presented…

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NORTH EAST

HIV increases among Karbi tribals?

HIV increases among Karbi tribals?

DIPHU,(Assam):  The number of HIV-infected people in the hill district is increasing at an ‘alarming…

Church Weddings in Mizoram are now legal

Church Weddings in Mizoram are now legal

AIZAWL: – Did you know that in Mizoram church marriages really weren’t legal or binding?…

Christmas cheer in Dibrugarh

Christmas cheer in Dibrugarh

DIBRUGARH, ASSAM –Christmas comes to Dibrugarh every year with an impressive inter-church programme.  Like all…

Doctors shy away from rural posting in Assam

Doctors shy away from rural posting in Assam

GUWAHATI:  Where are the doctors in rural Assam? Over 650 posts of doctors are lying…

ASIA

Another Church Attacked in India’s Capital

Another Church Attacked in India’s Capital

New Delhi : Vandals broke into a Catholic church in south Delhi Monday  morning, stole the sacred chalice, broke open the tabernacle and threw the consecrated hosts  on…

Among Narratives of violence, Signis resolution for peace

Among Narratives of violence, Signis resolution for peace

The recent violence against Christians and religious minorities, and what is seen as the systemic polarisation of the country along sectarian lines was among the issues discussed at…

Pakistani Taliban attacks school kills over 100

Pakistani Taliban attacks school kills over 100

PESHAWAR:  In a cowardly attack, Islamist extremist group, Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan  murdered over 100 children  and injured as many in an army school in Peshawar. Taliban gunmen took hundreds…

Bihar: Persecution of Christian sects in the offing?

Bihar: Persecution of Christian sects in the offing?

Patna, Bihar: A couple of weeks ago, there were unconfirmed reports that a pastor of the Believer’s Church, a small Christian evangelical sect, was threatened with social boycott…

WORLD NEWS

Rev Libby Lane is C of E’s first lady Bishop

Rev Libby Lane is C of E’s first lady Bishop

LONDON:  The Anglican Church will  now have its first bona-fide woman bishop, while the catholic Church still hems and haws over…

EU takes Hamas off terrorist tab, Israel pouts

EU takes Hamas off terrorist tab, Israel pouts

BELGIUM: The Hamas movement has been taken off the ‘terrorist’ list by the EU, and of course, Israel doesn’t like it.…

Nepal

61st Mount Everest climb anniversary rally

61st Mount Everest climb anniversary rally

KATHMANDU: Hundreds of people in Nepal’s capital have held separate rallies to mark the 61st anniversary of the first conquest of Mount Everest and to remember the…

Bhutan

Bhutan PM gets preferred Modi dinner treatment?

Bhutan PM gets preferred Modi dinner treatment?

New Delhi: Bhutan’s Prime Minister was the one who was seated beside Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the dinner after the swearing in ceremony, and this…

Tibet

Tibetan language learning is on despite Chinese ‘ban’

Tibetan language learning is on despite Chinese ‘ban’

Dharamshala (India):  Reports say that China is consistently discouraging people from learning the Tibetan language.  Even so,  community gatherings are held in order to study the Tibetan…

Burma

Indo-Thai link via Burma ‘soon’

Indo-Thai link via Burma ‘soon’

NEW DELHI: The proposed highway connecting India, Burma and Thailand is to be operational soon, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said today, reports PTI. The interntional…

Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s ‘Rape camp’ Women : tell the world our story

Bangladesh’s ‘Rape camp’ Women :  tell the world our story

The first enactment of the play was met with silence…. And then the women said ‘Go out and tell the world our story!’ When writer and actor…

Pakistan

Pakistani Taliban attacks school kills over 100

Pakistani Taliban attacks school kills over 100

PESHAWAR:  In a cowardly attack, Islamist extremist group, Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan  murdered over 100 children  and injured as many in an army school in Peshawar. Taliban gunmen took…

Srilanka

Militant Buddhist Monks protest Religious Police Unit

Militant Buddhist Monks protest Religious Police Unit

Colombo, Sri Lanka – Protesters led by Buddhist monks from the right-wing Ravana Balaya group have occupied the Ministry of Buddha Sasana and Religious Affairs in the…

Kashmir

Kashmir: state with the most high security poll booths

Kashmir: state with the most high security poll booths

Srinagar: Kashmir will have 4306 out of total 4773 polling booths under highly security surveillance after authorities identified 1500 more polling booths as sensitive for the upcoming…