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UCAN News - Feb 14

Indian News
Expressions of faith mark World Day of Sick in Kolkata
  Vatican-sponsored program stressed the Church's compassionate mission for those sick and suffering.
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India's tribal Christians back shelving of citizenship bill
  Prayers are answered for northeastern Christians who feared new law would threaten their identity.
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Crime against women top priority for female voters, corruption for male
  The online survey was conducted among 20,000 Change.Org users across the country, which included 4,000 women and 16,000 men.
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Social media rumours trigger mob violence in Bengal
  Twelve people have been arrested in this connection.
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World News
Bangladesh gets first female Christian MP
  Catholic lawyer, Gloria Jharna Sarker, becomes only the third Christian to sit in the country's Lower House of parliament.
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Philippine bishops laugh off move to change country's name
  Duterte proposal to rename country is dismissed as 'another musing of an old man'.
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Features
Jesuits give ex-prisoners a second chance in Thailand
  Chiang Mai rehabilitation center offers shelter, support and new skills to offenders.
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Opinion & Analysis
Time for Sri Lanka's tea industry to turn over a new leaf
  If the plantations can't afford a daily wage of 1,000 rupees, let alone other basic rights, it's time for new management.
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The Philippine jailhouses of pain and suffering
  Govt covers up failure to rein in criminal syndicates by blaming children for their crimes.
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