Matters India - Feb 15

Newsletter – February 15, 2018
Top Story

BJP promises free Jerusalem trip to Nagaland voter

By Matters India Reporter
Kohima: The Bharatiya Janata Party, which heads the federal coalition and controls 19 state government, has promised to send Christians in Nagaland to Jerusalem on a free trip, if it is elected …
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Main Stories

Hindu activists arrested for attacking journalists in Kolkata

Kolkata: Kolkata police on February 14 arrested three activists of a right-wing Hindu outfit in West Bengal for allegedly attacking …
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Hindu, Sikh to attend pre-synod meet in Rome

By Matters India Reporter
Bengaluru: A Hindu and a Sikh are among five young people selected by the Conference of Catholic …
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BJP leader chooses cow shelter for son’s reception

Kandhi :It was an unusual venue in the remote Kandhi area of Punjab for a power-packed wedding reception.
Strongly identifying …
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Minor girl tonsured on community diktat in Chhattisgarh

Raipur: In a bizarre community diktat, a minor Baiga girl’s head was partially tonsured after she was allegedly found holding …
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India ranks among top 10 countries in forest area

As the world continues to reel under the pressure of its fast disappearing green patches, India is setting a new …
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Illegal poppy plantations destroyed in Arunachal

The Narcotic Cell of Excise Department, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh along with the
Central Bureau of Narcotics and District Administration, launched …
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One third Indian chief ministers face criminal charges

New Delhi: Eleven out of 31 chief ministers from various states and union territories in India have criminal cases against …
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Welfare of minority institutions top priority of Govt: NCM chief

Lucknow: Chairman of National Minorities Commission, NCM, Syed Ghayoorul Hasan Rizvi has said that the central government is sincerely concerned …
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Scripture scholar starts lectio divina podcast

By Ashley Trethowan
Melbourne: The Media Team at the Australia-Pacific Salesian province released a new podcast – Audio Divina – a …
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“Red water” blamed for health problems in Chhattisgarh village

Raipur: Residents of a village in Chhattisgarh complain that lack of safe drinking water has caused them various health problems.
The …
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Nagaland women ignore protests, file nomination for election

Kohima: Five women have filed nomination papers for the upcoming state assembly election in Nagaland, a northeastern Indians state that …
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Eat, Pray, Love: An Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day Dilemma

Ah, steak and chocolate, the indulgent mainstays of Valentine’s Day dinners. And exactly the kind of extravagances that observers of …
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Churches should take lead in fighting against corruption; Arunachal CM

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Saturday hailed the Christian community of the state for their contributions made in …
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Five killed in Cochin Shipyard fire

Kochi: At least five people were killed and 11 others wounded in a fire accident on February 13 at the …
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Indian youth prefer dating apps over matrimonial sites: Survey

Kolkata: According to a new survey by Assocham, matrimonial websites are passé as singles across metros in India are hooking …
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