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Matters India - Oct 2

 

imageFostering Sadbhav in our world

Pilar: On October 2, with affection and reverence, India remembers Mahatma Gandhi, the ‘Father of the Nation.” This annual ritual could be turned into a real homage if only we…

imageCarlo Acutis’ tomb opened ahead of beatification

Rome: The tomb of Venerable Carlo Acutis was opened for public veneration October 1 ahead of the computer-programming teen’s beatification. A spokeswoman for Acutis’ beatification told Catholic News Agency that…

imageUse mask properly until vaccine arrives

Kochi: Covid-19 has been on a relentless march over humanity since 10 months. Infecting and snuffing out numerous lives. Globally the virus has infected 33.4 million. About a million have…

image6 Indian-origin people on Time list

New York: Six Persons of Indian-origin have made to the prestigious 2020 TIME100 List of the world’s most influential people. They are: Ravindra Gupta, a professor of clinical microbiology at…

imagePandemic time to rethink life, economics, social systems: Pope

Rome: Pope Francis has called for the United Nations to continue to focus on human rights and the environment. “In these days, our world continues to be impacted by the…

imageSalesians raise 8 million euros for families affected by pandemic

Vatican City: The Head of the Salesians announced that the order has raised nearly 8 million euros to help thousands of families worldwide who have been financially affected during the…

imageChurch leaders condemn anti-Christian harassment in India

Mumbai: An over 100-foot high cross was removed from a hill behind a church in southern India by government officials, despite the protests of the parish priest. The incident happened…

imageJournalists facing test of courage, character: Telegraph editor

New Delhi: Amid the proliferation of misinformation, disinformation and the presence of social media platforms, media professionals are facing a “test of courage, character and journalism,” says R Rajagopal, editor…

imageHathras rape: Rights body seeks report from Uttar Pradesh

New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission has sought a report from the Uttar Pradesh government on the “serious issue of violation of human rights” in the Hathras gangrape case.…

imageNo clue who was cremated: Hathras victim’s family

Lucknow: The last rites of the 19-year-old gang-rape victim from Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras, who died in a New Delhi hospital on September 29, were hastily performed late around 2 am…

imageIndia’s poorest children work as virus closed schools

Mumbai: Every morning in front of the public housing apartment blocks on the outskirts of the city of Mumbai, a swarm of children pours into the street. They are not…