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Cardinal admits Dalit face discrimination in church

Handing over the recently released Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) Dalit policy to the Dalit Christian leaders, Gracias said that the biggest anti-poverty program should be education.

March 24th, 2017 | Posted in India | Read More »

US lawmakers urge Rajnath Singh to lift curbs on Compassion

The ongoing case of U.S.-based Compassion International, which will have harmful consequences for many Indian children, has caused serious concern within the U.S. Congress.

March 24th, 2017 | Posted in India | Read More »

Two Kerala-based Christian NGOs top foreign funding

It is one of three Christian evangelical NGOs — the other two being Believers Church India and World Vision India — that figure among the top four foreign contribution grossers in the country last fiscal.

March 22nd, 2017 | Posted in India | Read More »

SC suggests out-of-court settlement for Ayodhya temple

Swamy had requested the top court to take up an appeal to build the Ram Mandir. In his response to Justice Khehar, Swamy said it is difficult to make both communities sit together and judicial intervention is needed in the matter.

March 22nd, 2017 | Posted in India | Read More »

Christians in India increasingly under attack, study shows

Persecution

The persecution of Christians in India has risen over the past year, pushing it up a league table of countries where the practice of the faith is a high-risk activity, according to a monitoring organisation.

January 20th, 2017 | Posted in India | Read More »

Divorce granted by Church court can’t override law: Supreme Court

Former Attorney General Soli Sorabjee, appearing for Pais, had contended that when oral ‘triple talaq’ could get legal sanctity for granting divorce to Muslim couples, why could Canon law decrees not be made binding on courts of law.

January 20th, 2017 | Posted in India | Read More »

Compassion: Nearly 1.5 lakh children in India could lose sponsorship

“In Compassion’s case, Prime Minister Modi’s government has since April blocked roughly $3.5 million in monthly aid to India’s most vulnerable children for, as far as we can tell, no other reason than that Compassion is founded on and demonstrates Christian values,” Mellado wrote.

December 12th, 2016 | Posted in India | Read More »

Pope okays cremation, but will Indian Catholics take to it?

In urban India, land is becoming more and more precious; the government does not find it easy to allot additional space for burial grounds. The problem is compounded because by and large, it is the minority communities who bury the dead.

November 1st, 2016 | Posted in India | Read More »

FCRA notice served on Zakir Naik’s NGO

A TOI report quoting official sources said, the move came after different investigations found Naik to be “involved” in utilising funds meant for the NGOs for alleged radicalisation of youths and “inspiring” them into terror activities.

November 1st, 2016 | Posted in India | Read More »

Samsung to launch only 4G smartphones in India

While launching ‘My Galaxy’ app in Kolkata, Mr. Sharma said the company would invest Rs. 2,000 crore at its Noida plant for increasing smartphone manufacturing capacity and other products.

October 20th, 2016 | Posted in India | Read More »

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