MHA (Ministry of Home Affairs) official said that with the restoration of the FCRA licence, the Kolkata-based famed organisation ‘Missionaries Of Charity’will be able to receive foreign funds, and can also spend the money lying in the banks.
Congress leader P Chidambaram said ‘in the case of MoC, it reveals bias and prejudice against Christian charity work. After Muslims, Christians are the new target of the Hindutva brigade’.
The MHA said the application for the renewal of FCRA registration of MoC was refused on December 25 for not meeting the eligibility conditions under the FCRA 2010 and the Foreign Contribution Regulation Rules (FCRR) 2011.
Meanwhile, thousands of pilgrims from various parts of the country participated in special prayers at Vailankanni church in Nagapattinam district in connection with Christmas.
The People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) questions the rationale behind the Karnataka government’s proposal for tabling the anti-conversion bill in the ongoing winter session.
Madhya Pradesh vandalism at school: The school in Vidisha district has denied charges of religious conversion. The church has called for an investigation to find out the truth.
BJP’s Raigarh MP Gomati Sai, while raising the issue of alleged religious conversion in Chhattisgarh said tribal people in the state were lured by Christian missionaries for conversion.
The RSS said PM Modi's meeting with Pope Francis was enhancing the prestige of the nation while KCBC said the PM’s decision to invite the pontiff to India was a historic one.
Prime Minister Modi was accompanied by National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and foreign minister S Jaishankar for the meeting with the Pope.
The Club House debates, in general, throw up pictures of a Malayali society that is making giant strides towards a more emancipatory future. They also present its worse detractors – zealots of all hues.
An official from the Union Home Ministry said these rules were part of the 'brochure' published by it in 2019 and were recently consolidated and notified.
Pope Francis has created a second commission of experts to study whether women could be deacons, after a first one failed to reach a consensus.
Cow slaughter is banned in the BJP-ruled Goa, but bulls and buffaloes are allowed to be slaughtered at certified abattoirs.
Police said there were no services taking place at the time of the stabbing, but that homeless individual had been brought to the church to get them out of the cold.
Churchgoers have been told to stay home and remember Jesus' suffering through family prayers, fasting and by watching masses and religious shows on TV or online.
Despite the importance of Delhi and Agra in the field of missionary work, none of the illustrious priests has been elevated to the rank of Cardinal
The nun dismissed charges levelled against her by the congregation, saying many of them were a 'deliberate attempt to paint her in bad light.'
'I have found my true calling and have come to Abu Dhabi of my own free will. No one forced me. I am an adult citizen of India and can make my own decision,' 19-year-old Christian girl said.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.