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Francis first Pope to visit Anglican church in Rome

February 27th, 2017 (1)
Rome: Pope Francis on Sunday became the first Catholic pontiff to visit an Anglican parish in Rome, using the historic occasion to press for greater closeness after centuries of mistrust, prejudices and hostility between the two churches. Francis and ...

Slain techie’s wife seeks answers from Trump’s government

February 26th, 2017 (0)
Washington: The wife of slain Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla has publicly sought answers to what she perceived was a spread in American hate crimes as mourners held a vigil at a local church for the victims of the bar ...

Boxing legend’s son detained at airport, over Muslim identity

February 26th, 2017 (0)
Washington: Son of boxing legend Muhammad Ali was held for questioning for two hours at a Florida airport upon returning from Jamaica because of his Arabic-sounding name, US media reported late on Friday. Muhammad Ali Junior, 44, who was ...

Sex crime against Kerala actor shows disturbing trend

February 26th, 2017 (0)
By: Brinda Karat The horrifying sexual crime against a well-known popular young woman actor in Kerala has led to widespread protest and condemnation across Kerala. Members of the film fraternity held a solidarity meeting in Kochi sending a strong ...

Religious extremism not part of Bengali culture: Cardinal

February 25th, 2017 (0)
In an interview with BenarNews, the man recently appointed by Pope Francis as the first-ever Catholic cardinal in Muslim-majority Bangladesh spoke of the country’s tolerant traditions and the importance of keeping religion out of politics. The pope elevated Patrick ...

China erred by ignoring India’s high-tech talent: Chinese state media

February 25th, 2017 (0)
China has made a “mistake of ignoring” science and technology experts from India, Chinese official media said on Friday, underlining that the Communist giant should attract high-tech Indian talent for maintaining its innovation ability. “China has made the mistake ...

Odisha: Women offer sarees at shrine to shut out evil eye

February 25th, 2017 (0)
Rumours of harm in the coming months are driving mothers in Berhampur to pray for the well-being of their eldest sons. Blinded by superstition, thousands of mothers, whose firstborn is a boy, are rushing to Tara Tarini hill shrine ...

The King’s Craftsmen

February 25th, 2017 (0)
“They came to the city in a large boat that halts at Vallakadavu. From Vallakadavu, they got into bullock carts to make the rest of the journey to my home…. Just behind the cart occupied by the patriarch was ...

Green protocol for Malayattoor pilgrim centre

February 24th, 2017 (0)
Kochi, Kerala: The district administration and Malayattoor St Thomas Church authorities, in a joint meeting, decided to organize the pilgrimage to the shrine following green protocol. Located 52 km from Kochi, the Malayatoor Church is situated atop the 609 m ...

Indian engineer shot dead in racist attack in Kansas, USA

February 24th, 2017 (1)
Olathe,Kansas : An Indian engineer was killed and two others injured when an American man opened fire on them after allegedly yelling “get out of my country”, with the local police calling it as a “possible hate crime”. Srinivas ...
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