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Matters India - Oct 1


imageActivists condemn Uttar Pradesh Dalit woman’s rape, murder

New Delhi: The gangrape and torture of a Dalit woman in Uttar Pradesh that led to her death has triggered nationwide outrage. The 19-year-old woman died September 29, two weeks…

imageWhy is Australia’s Cardinal Pell returning to Rome?

Rome: Cardinal George Pell of Australia, who returned to the Vatican on September 30, is likely to remain there at least until June 8, when he turns 80. His long-term…

imageWas Mughal rule period of India’s slavery?

Mumbai: When James Mill periodized the Indian History into Hindu Period, Muslim Period and British period, he not only gave the tool to British to pursue their policy of ‘divide…

imageMother Teresa’s Skopje years sowed seed of holiness

Birmingham: In an academic presentation, acclaimed Mother Teresa author attempted to show that Agnes Gonxhe Bojaxhiu’s Skopje years paved the way for her saintliness. Prof. Gezim Alpion, who has spent…

imageIndian Capuchin center provides online international training for priests, nuns

Villupuram: A Capuchin center in South India provides online international training for priests and nuns. The Franciscan Capuchin friars of Amala Annai Province in India have initiated a series of…

imageEconomic crisis: Engineers turn manual laborers in India

Kamthana: On a recent muggy afternoon in southern India, Earappa Bawge hacked at the ground with a pickax, his white shirt pasted to his back. Each dull thud reminded him…

imageDhaka gets new archbishop

Kolkata: Pope Francis on September 30 elevated Bishop Bejoy Nicephorus D’Cruze as the archbishop of Dhaka, Bangladesh. The oblate prelate, who currently heads the diocese of Sylhet, succeeds Cardinal Patrick…

imageHuman rights no excuse to defy law: Home Ministry

New Delhi: Human rights cannot be an excuse for defying the law of the land, India’s Ministry of Home Affairs stated in response to the Amnesty International decision to halt…

imageVatican releases World Day of Communications theme

Vatican City: Pope Francis on September 29 chose “Come and see” as the theme of the 55th World Day of Social Communications, to be held in May 2021. The theme…

imageAdvani among 32 acquitted in Babri Masjid demolition case

Lucknow: A special court in Lucknow September 30 acquitted all 32 accused in the Babri mosque demolition case. The demolition of the 16th century mosque was not planned, a judge…