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Yoga above religion, it’s ancient scientific health system: Naidu

October 11:Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said that though yoga has nothing to do with religion, some people unfortunately give religious overtones to the ancient scientific system, which is a disservice to humanity.

Small communities, the heart of the Church’s mission in Kerala

October 11:The Basic Ecclesial Communities are at the heart of the Church’s mission today and are "the new way of being a Church", a missionary Congress organised by the Council of Latin Bishops of Kerala stated.

Indian bishops denounce burning of national flag, Hindu idol

October 11:Indian Catholic bishops have denounced youths who burned the national flag and an image of a Hindu deity in Mizoram state, northeast India.

Pope removes restrictions on Syro-Malabar Church

October 11: Pope Francis has removed administrative restrictions on Syro-Malabar Church by establishing two new dioceses and extending the eastern Church’s jurisdiction all across India.

History is being distorted: Goan priest

October 10:Catholic priest and theologian Dr Victor Ferrao has said that history is being distorted by upper caste Hindus to promote their views.

Dogs, cats, birds and turtles blessed at Sunday morning service

October 10: The pets brought in for the special blessing at St John the Evangelist Church in Ballard Estate on Oct 8 included dogs, cats, lovebirds, turtles, eagles and owls.

Dalits protest attacks on their people for sporting mustaches

October 10:Indians belonging to socially poor Dalit groups are protesting upper caste men attacking their young men for issues such as watching a dance or sporting a mustache.

Indians protest attacks on Dalits for sporting mustaches

October 10: Indians belonging to socially poor Dalit groups are protesting upper caste men attacking their young men for issues such as watching a dance or sporting a mustache.

Gujarat court commutes Godhra train attack sentence to life

October 10: The Gujarat High Court on Monday commuted to life imprisonment the capital punishment of 11 convicted for burning a Sabarmati Express coach near the Godhra railway station in Gujarat in 2002 which killed 59 persons.

No firecrackers for Delhi-NCR: SC

 

 
 

October 10:The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that there will be no sale of firecrackers during Diwali, as it restored a November 2016 order banning the sale and stocking of firecrackers in Delhi and National Capital Region.

Kandhamal’s violence-hit Christians continue to inspire

October 9:Catholic women leaders have drawn inspiration from the faith shown by survivors of the violent anti-Christian Kandhamal attacks when they recently visited the region in the eastern Indian state of Odisha.

Asia’s first convent is 200 years old

October 9:Asia’s oldest convent, St Patrick’s Junior College in Agra, is celebrating 200 years of the foundation of the Congregation of Jesus and Mary (CJM) with four days of activities.

Believers Church barred from receiving foreign funds

October 9: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has cancelled the FCRA registrations of the Believers Church and three of its affiliates — Ayana Charitable Trust (formerly Gospel for Asia India), Love India Ministries and Last Hour Ministry.

New Haj policy recommends quashing subsidy

October 9: A government-appointed panel for revising India’s Haj policy has recommended abolishing subsidy for the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mekkah and Medina in Saudi Arabia besides allowing women devotees aged over 45 to travel.

Philippine church denies trying to undermine Duterte

October 7:Philippine Catholic bishops say they are not out to undermine the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte by offering sanctuary to several policemen allegedly linked to drug-related killings.

Faced with discrimination, Rohingya struggle for an education

October 7:Sixteen-year-old Rok Sham wants to be an engineer.

Seven killed in IAF chopper crash in Arunachal

October 7:An Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter Mi-17 V5 crashed on Friday in Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh on the India-China border, killing all seven people on board, an official said.

Purohit sworn in as TN Governor

October 7: Shifted from Assam, Banwaharilal Purohit was on Friday sworn in as the Governor of Tamil Nadu where the opposition and the rebel AIADMK faction are seeking an immediate floor test in the Assembly.

Godwoman dances with police officers, two suspended

October 6:Two Delhi Police officers were on Thursday suspended after a video showed self-styled godwoman Radhe Maa dancing with some police officials in uniform and seated on the chair of a SHO in a police station.

Need to conserve India’s Vedic culture : RSS chief

October 6:RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday called for conservation of Vedic culture and said that there is need for research in this field to make India a superpower again.

Goa court notice to police over activist’s complaint

October 6:A court in South Goa on Thursday issued notice to two senior police officers after an activist moved it, saying police did not register an FIR against Town and Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardesai in an alleged cheating case.

Jharkhand priest accused of blocking Christians buying from Hindu shops

October 6: A Christian priest in Jharkhand state has been accused of stopping his community members from buying goods from shops owned by Hindus.

Politicians honor Father Uzhunnalil in Kerala capital

October 5:Communist leader and Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan was among a host of politicians at a public felicitation accorded to Father Thomas Uzhunnalil, who was released last month from captivity in Yemen.

US Senators ask new envoy to India to focus on human rights

October 5:US Senators have asked America’s ambassador designate to India, Kenneth Juster, to focus on human rights, ‘rise of Hindu nationalism’ and trade issues, apart from promoting security ties, during his stint.

Farmers take to unique protest to save their land

October 5:Some farmers have been staging a unique protest -- Zameen Samadhi Satyagraha -- for the last three days in Ninder village near here to oppose acquisition of land by the Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) for a residential project.

Calcutta Archdiocese concludes historic synod

October 5:The Archdiocese of Calcutta in eastern India has concluded its historic synod making a series of proposals to prioritize gender equality and environmental concerns in its pastoral plan.

The excessive politicization of Filipino human rights

October 4:On Sept. 12, the Philippine’s House of Representatives gave the country’s Commission on Human Rights (CHR) a meager Php 1,000.00 or US$20 budget for the entire year of 2018.

Freed Indian priest to receive Mother Teresa Award

October 4:An Indian Catholic priest, who arrived home last week after being freed from 18 months of captivity in Yemen, has been named as this year’s recipient of the Mother Teresa Award for Social Justice.

India doesn’t believe in ’one community-one nation’: RSS chief

October 4:Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday emphasised on country’s unity and a distinct nationality among diversity of languages and communities.

Church officials see strategy in attacking Christian schools

October 4:The recent attack on a Catholic school in northern India’s Uttar Pradesh state following the suicide of a student was the latest example of engineered violence designed to tarnish Christian missions in the country, church leaders have said.