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Will consider dialogue with Maoists if they renounce violence: Government

The government would consider dialogue with Maoists if they renounce violence, parliament was told on Tuesday.

India among 5 countries that faced most terror attacks in 2016: US

More than half of the terror attacks in the world in 2016 took place in five countries, including India and Pakistan, a senior US counter-terror official has said.

11,400 farmers committed suicide in 2016: Minister

Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Wednesday said as many as 11,400 farmers committed suicide in 2016.

Leaders urge Modi government to pass a bill against lynching

Leaders of different political parties on Wednesday extended their support to a draft bill against lynching prepared by a civil society organisation and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to get it passed in the ongoing Monsoon Session of parliament.

Assam Regiment begin platinum jubilee in Meghalaya

The Assam Regiment, an infantry regiment of the Indian Army, on Tuesday began its four-day Platinum Jubilee celebrations at its regimental centre here in Meghalaya.

Indian Americans hold protests against mob lynchings in India

Indian Americans, spanning various communities, held protests in three US cities, to express their outrage over lynching of minorities by mobs in India and the Narendra Modi government’s policies which are "emboldening such forces".

Venkaiah Naidu is NDA’s Vice President pick

Information and Broadcasting Minister and senior BJP leader M. Venkaiah Naidu was on Monday chosen as the ruling NDA’s candidate for the August 5 Vice Presidential election.

Kerala nurses on pay warpath, church-run hospitals accused

Catholic dioceses and religious congregations that run 328 hospitals in the state are accused of exploitation

Religious leaders seek to end hate, violence in India

They seek help from the federal government to act and end the ’atmosphere of fear that stalks the land today’

300 people pledge to donate their eyes in Bangaluru

About 300 people from two parishes at Dasarahalli in Bangaluru pledged to donate their eyes.

Christian households top in donations for charity

The per-household religious contribution of Christians is the highest among all communities, as per data from the 72nd round of National Sample Survey (NSS) on Household Expenditure on Services and Durable Goods.

Goa police nab Curchorem man, crack cross desecration mystery

Nearly a month after a spate of desecrations rocked Goa, police finally managed to arrest 54-year-old Francis Xavier Pereira late on Friday night from close to his residence at Curchorem.

Bangladesh’s comments on divisive power plant scorned

A church official has joined environmental activists in criticizing the Bangladeshi government for circulating "misleading information" regarding a controversial power plant near the world’s largest mangrove forest.

Priest arrested for child abuse

Christian leaders say that a Catholic priest arrested for abusing a child in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh has been framed to malign the Christian community in the state ruled by a pro-Hindu party.

Church officials condemn killing of Hindu pilgrims

July 12:Srinagar: Church officials in India have condemned an attack by suspected Islamic militants that left seven Hindu pilgrims dead in the Himalayas.

Mother Teresa’s blue-bordered sari an Intellectual Property now

 

 
 

Kolkata: The famous blue-bordered sari of Mother Teresa, who has been canonised as Saint Teresa of Calcutta by the Vatican, has been recognised as an ................

Church officials condemn killing of Hindu pilgrims

 

 
 

Church officials in India have condemned an attack by suspected Islamic militants that left seven Hindu pilgrims dead in the Himalayas................

Church vandalised in West Bengal

 

 
 

Ranaghat: A church here was vandalised and burgled in the early hours of Tuesday and a search has been launched for the culprits, the police said...............

In bold words, Vietnam’s bishops criticize new religion law

 

 
 

Hanoi: Vietnamese bishops have told high ranking communist officials they are critical of a new religion law that is to take effect next year while .............

Philippine religious superiors call for end to martial law

 

 
 

Manila: The Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines (AMRSP) has called for an "end to martial law" in Mindanao, saying that .............

Muslims banned from public prayers in Myanmar town

 

 
 

A ban on Muslims praying in public spaces in a town in Myanmar during Ramadan has heightened concerns that freedom of religion is under threat in the Buddhist-majority nation...................

Sri Lankan Catholics show ’solidarity’ for flood victims

 

 
 

Sri Lankan bishops have called on the Catholic community to continue to support hundreds of thousands affected by the destruction left in the wake of Cyclone Mora.....................

Sri Lankan Catholics show ’solidarity’ for flood victims

 

 
 

Sri Lankan bishops have called on the Catholic community to continue to support hundreds of thousands affected by the destruction left in the wake of Cyclone Mora.....................

Bengal to protest saffronisation, fund slashing in education

 

 
 

The West Bengal government will write a "strong letter" to the Centre to protest against the latter’s "saffronisation and religious divisiveness" in education and slashing of funds .............

Bengal to protest saffronisation, fund slashing in education

 

 
 

The West Bengal government will write a "strong letter" to the Centre to protest against the latter’s "saffronisation and religious divisiveness" in education and slashing of funds .............

Priest works for children whose parents live with HIV

 

 
 

Bhopal: A priest in the north Indian state of Rajasthan is fighting to end discrimination against children whose parents live with HIV....................

Archbishop slams Kerala government’s liquor policy liberalisation

 

 
 

Thiruvananthapuram: Archbishop Soosa Pakiam, head of the Latin Catholic community, said today the Kerala government move to liberalise liquor policy was unfortunate...................

BJP chief meets bishops in Kerala

 

 
 

Kochi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah, who arrived here on Friday on a three-day visit to the state, held a meeting with senior .............

9 persons die in Meghalaya after eating at church feast

 

 
 

Shillong: Nine persons, including eight minors, died and nearly 200 people were taken ill after eating rice and pork at an after-church feast on May 28 in Ri-Bhoi district ...........

9 persons die in Meghalaya after eating at church feast

 

 
 

Shillong: Nine persons, including eight minors, died and nearly 200 people were taken ill after eating rice and pork at an after-church feast on May 28 in Ri-Bhoi district ...........