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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…

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.…

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NORTH EAST

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…

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…

ASIA

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…

Delhi High Court says police harrassment of street vendors is contempt of Court

Delhi High Court says police harrassment of street vendors is contempt of Court

New Delhi: On Human rights Say, the Delhi High Court says street vendors have rights as well…. Hearing a writ petition of National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI)…

St. Sebastian’s, sprayed with kerosene, set ablaze

St. Sebastian’s, sprayed with kerosene, set ablaze

New Delhi: A ‘mysterious’, early morning fire destroyed one of East Delhi’s big churches, St Sebastian’s Catholic Church in Dilshad Garden, prompting conspiracy theories. Evidently the church had…

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…