Thursday, 18 August, 2022

Topic: Churches

Should Indian Muslims cling on to a non-mosque? Gyanvapi is a living monument of past wrongs

The Places of Worship Act is a generous law. Indian Muslims can best reciprocate this generosity by adhering to the Quranic morality in Gyanvapi Masjid's case.

Karnataka to pass anti-conversion bill as Hindutva groups target Christians & churches

The controversial anti-conversion bill is set to be tabled in the winter session, which begins in Belagavi Monday. 

For BJP, Modi-Pope meet a route to Christian votes. But Francis’ gift has the real message

Pope Francis is aware of the prevailing xenophobia in India. And so he conveyed his message to Modi through a parable. One hopes the true papal message is understood.

‘Where will church hide’, Shillong Times’ Patricia Mukhim asks after being branded ‘evil witch’

Patricia Mukhim shares on Facebook a poster where she's shown as Jezebel, a biblical figure synonymous with evil, says this is for publishing articles calling out the Church.

Coronavirus a hoax, fearing it a sin, believed several US pastors and many have since died

Conservative Christian clergymen in the US have been encouraging their flock to come to church and attend meetings, actively defying social distancing rules.

Why Sabarimala devotees go to this 16th century church & pray to Saint Sebastian

St. Andrew’s Basilica is an example of religious harmony, a characteristic common to many churches and temples in Kerala.

At least 138 dead and hundreds injured in Sri Lanka blasts on Easter Sunday

The blasts occurred as the Easter Sunday masses were in progress in Colombo and Negombo.

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Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) jawans celebrate the 75th Independence Day on the banks of Pangong Tso in Leh | Representational image | ANI photo

Don’t give ITBP lead role at LAC, it will weaken local command. MHA-MoD turf war is hurting

Army has maintained control of the LAC since 1962. The ITBP, formed in 1962 to guard the Tibet border, has been at the frontline but under Delhi's remote command.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


IAF Su-30 MKI aircraft | Twitter | @DefencePRO_Guj

Russian defence industry team to visit India soon for talks on upgrading IAF’s Sukhoi fleet

Upgrades would include more better radar & integration of electronic warfare abilities. Russia also hopeful of inking deal with India to supply 12 more Su-30 MKIs and 21 MiG-29s.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.