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Syro-Malabar Church says ‘love jihad’ a threat in Kerala, govt says it doesn’t exist

The church expressed concern over the rising number of 'love jihad' cases and called it an agenda of the Islamic State to threaten religious harmony of Kerala.
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Kerala Catholic church says ‘love jihad’ a reality, alleges women being lured into IS trap

The church alleged the state police were not actively following the issue, while the VHP called for a united fight against 'love jihad'.
Saint Mariam Thresia

Sister Mariam Thresia, the Kerala nun declared a saint, led an austere life from early age

Sister Thresia was born on 26 April 1876 in Puthenchira, a small village in Thrissur. She founded the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family in 1914.

Japanese princess marries a commoner and right-wing Bolsonaro is Brazil president

American Muslims raise funds for Pittsburgh synagogue attack victims, and a new group joins the US-bound migrant caravan.
Chinese president Xi Jinping

China reaches out to new Maldives government, and BBC tracks down Africa’s killer troops

The first turbaned Sikh guard of Buckhimgham Palace busted for cocaine abuse, and German Catholic Church comes clean on historical sexual abuse.
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Celibacy vows are absurd, but can’t be blamed for Kerala nun’s rape

Celibacy has absolutely no correlation with curbing instances of rape.

US media unites against Donald Trump attack, and another sex abuse ‘cover-up’

A migrant ship with pregnant women and children is stranded at sea, and a surprise discovery in Berlin.
U.S. President Donald Trump walks with Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the (NATO) summit in Brussels, Belgium ~ Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg

Trump sanctions Turkish officials to get back at Erdogan, and a ‘dengue-free’ city

Three killed in violence over elections in Harare, and Australia may be in the throes of the worst drought in its history. 
File photo of Delhi Archbishop Anil Joseph Thomas Couto with a follower | Twitter | samson2india

Delhi archbishop dabbling in sectarian politics, the church is playing with fire

It has been routine for some of the church leaders to vacate the pulpit and jump into the poll arena to influence the faithful, rather adversely.
Pope Francis

Global Pulse: The Pope has finally apologised

Pope Francis is no longer turning a blind eye to pedophilia accusations against his priests. USA and China seem to have put an end to their trade war and the Republicans need to stop acting guilty.

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Hinduphobia makes Kamala Harris’ identity a liability. So she is ‘Black’ in US media

No wonder the wealthy and influential, but largely Democratic, Indian-American community has not yet welcomed Kamala Harris’ candidature as warmly as might be expected.
Rishi Sunak, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, departs from Number 10 Downing Street in London, UK, on 13 February 2020 | Simon Dawson | Bloomberg

UK economy plunges into deep recession, shrinks 20.4% between April and June

Reacting to Office for National Statistics data, UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak said the figures confirm that hard times were here and warned about more job losses in the coming months.


Army convoy moving towards eastern Ladakh from Leh on 30 June 2020 (representational image) | ANI

30,000 additional troops in Eastern Ladakh, Army faces stiff task housing them for winter

There is an infrastructure shortage in Eastern Ladakh, stemming from the fact that such large-scale movement of troops was unheard of in the region, and due to the challenging terrain.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.