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Matters India - Sept 30

 

imageUN body honors Bollywood actor

Mumbai: Bollywood actor Sonu Sood has been honored with the prestigious SDG Special Humanitarian Action Award by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), for helping thousands of migrant workers reach…

imageIndian hospitals struggle for oxygen as Covid cases soar

New Delhi: When the head of a hospital in a suburb of Mumbai called her oxygen supplier in early September, he had disturbing news: He couldn’t meet the full order.…

imageCCBI publishes directory for catechesis

Bengaluru: Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrão, president of the Conference of Catholic Bishops’ of India (CCBI), will release the new directory for catechesis on October 1. CCBI is a national body…

imageUnwanted daughter’s travails

Mumbai: After a son and three daughters, I was born to my parents who were staying in Andheri, Mumbai, western Indian state. My mother was looking forward to another son…

imageEFI seeks security for Christians in Chhattisgarh

New Delhi: The Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI) has urged Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel to protect Christians who are facing systematic attacks from radical groups in the Kondagaon district…

imageChristian institution lends hand to Hindu monks to serve poor

Darjeeling: With the noble intention of giving back to the Hill town, a group of ex-students of St. Paul’s school, Darjeeling, has joined hands with the Ramakrishna Mission to provide…

imageTwo Dalit rights activists nominated to “21st Century Heroes of India”

By Matters India Reporter Varanasi: Two Dalit rights activists from Varanasi, Utter Pradesh, among others, have been nominated to “21st Century Heroes of India” from the perspective of Liberty, Equality,…

imagePolice search channel that aired sting on ‘corruption’

Bengaluru: The Bengaluru police have begun an investigation against officials of a private television channel that recently aired a sting alleging the involvement of members of Chief Minister B S…

imageMy atheism was dangerously thin: geneticist recounts conversion

Washington: Doctor Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes for Health (NIH) and the man largely responsible for developing a Covid-19 vaccine in the United States, has spoken candidly…

imageAmnesty halts India operations over “witch-hunt”

New Delhi: Amnesty International has halted its operations in India and said it had to let go of its staff after its accounts were frozen in early September as part…

imageVatican appeals for safe passage home for stranded seafarers

Vatican City: As the Catholic Church marks 100 years of its ministry to seafarers, the Vatican is calling on governments, international, national organizations and port authorities to cooperate and create…