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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 with choirs…

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 the possibility of ordaining women to the priesthood. The…

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. The European Union (EU) General Court Wednesday cancelled measures…

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? All that’s changed now. Mizoram Law Minister Lalsawta today said the newly-enacted Mizo Marriage, Divorce and…

VHP rally at Calcutta on Saturday

VHP rally at Calcutta on Saturday

CALCUTTA:  The Vishwa Hindu Parishad  is organizing its rally on December 20 at Shahid Minarin which top leaders like Ashok Singhal, Praveen Togadia and Mohan Bhagwatare taking part. Sachin Singha,…

RSS group postpones ‘Christmas re-conversions’

RSS group postpones ‘Christmas re-conversions’

ALIGARH: The Dharam Jagran Samiti, an RSS affiliate, has called off the December 25 “mass conversion” event it had planned in a city college. Late on Tuesday night, Aligarh SSP…

Christmas cheer in Dibrugarh

Christmas cheer in Dibrugarh

DIBRUGARH, ASSAM –Christmas comes to Dibrugarh every year with an impressive inter-church programme.  Like all the previous years, Dibrugarh Inter Church Forum (DICF), an association of Christian Churches, celebrated its…

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 vacant in government hospitals in Assam, even as newly- recruited doctors have shown reluctance to…

Xmas is gift of peace: Assam Agri Uni

Xmas is gift of peace: Assam Agri Uni

JORHAT, ASSAM: Christmas season started off with an attractive pre-Christmas programme at Dr MC Das Memorial Auditorium at the Assam Agricultural University (AAU) campus, Jorhat. Dr KM Bujarbaruah, Vice Chancellor,…

Artisans Fair has rich fare

Artisans Fair has rich fare

Patna: ‘Shilpotsav’, organized by the state industries department, is on with a variety of attractions: apparel, artificial jewellery and home decorations, Madhubani and Tikuli art paintings. The third edition of…

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 of students…

GEL Church has new Moderatior

GEL Church has new Moderatior

RANCHI: The Gossner Evangelican Lutheran (GEL) Church  in Ranchi has a new moderator. On Sunday, Johan Dang, bishop of the South West diocese in Rajgangpur, Odisha, was consecrated as the…

Eunuchs to ‘castrate’ corruption

Eunuchs to ‘castrate’ corruption

The Hijras of Rohtas have had enough. They’re coming out to  uproot corruption at the grassroots level. Led by 42 year old ‘guru’ Pinki Kinnar, the eunuch community got together at…

Karbi Tourism Fest soon?

Karbi Tourism Fest soon?

Nagaon, ASSAM:  A Karbi Anglong tourism  festival is to be celebrated in a huge way here, say sources. The Karbi Anglong administration and the local autonomous council is planning a…

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 unless he…

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