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Matters India - Nov 2


imageKerala Latin bishops call for debate on reservation

Kochi: The Kerala Region Latin Catholic Bishops’ Council (KRLCBC) has called for discussions by the government with Dalit as well as other backward communities in connection with the implementation of…

imageAssam schools to reopen on November 2

Guwahati: Educational institutions in Assam will reopen November 2 after more than seven months with strict Covid-19 guidelines, officials has said. Only students from grades six to twelve will be…

imageCharlie Hebdo cartoons and blasphemy laws

By Ram Puniyani Mumbai: The murder of French school teacher Samuel Paty by an 18 year old Muslim boy of Russian origin has opened the Pandora’s Box all over. Few…

imageWorkshop for adolescent boys held at Patna’s Tarumitra

Patna: A two-day workshop for adolescent boys was held at the Tarumitra Ashram called the ‘Lung of Patna.’ As many as 42 teenagers from Nawada Kala village of Hajipur participated…

imageBritish-Indian financial expert to fix diversity gap for women

London: A British-Indian financial expert, recently honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honors List for her work in the field of inclusion and diversity, says she is on a mission to…

imageChina begins world’s biggest census drive to count its population

Beijing: China on Nov.1 started the world’s biggest exercise of population count, conducted once in a decade, to document demographic changes in the most populous country. About seven million census…

imageMutual funds preferred means of investment in India: expert

By Matters India Reporter Patna: India has been witnessing a “great shift” in household savings from physical to financial assets, says a senior executive at a leading mutual fund investment…

imageOrthodox priest shot in France, suspect held

Paris: An attacker armed with a sawn-off shotgun has wounded a Greek Orthodox priest in a shooting in the French city of Lyon, a police source said. Reverend Nikolaos Kakavelaki,…

imageMore churches begin to open in Goa

By Matters India Reporter Panaji: Responding to the call of Archbishop Filippe Neri Ferrao of Goa, St Sebastian’s Chapel at Fontainhas, Panaji will be opened on November 1, said Jovito…

imageExorcism: Increasingly frequent, including after US protests

Washington: In popular culture, exorcism often serves as a plot device in chilling films about demonic possession. This month, two Catholic archbishops showed a different face of exorcism – performing…

imageEnd of a beloved Delhi institution

By Jeffrey Gettleman New Delhi: For more than half a century, Parambaloth Joseph Anthony, a shrewd and sweet-natured man, served as The New York Times’s secret weapon in India. As…

imageMulakkal case: Church activist arrested for threatening nuns

Kochi: The Kerala police on October 31 arrested the Indian Catholic Forum general secretary Kennedy Karimpinkalay for allegedly threatening the nun and five others who stood with her in the…

imageUnfair arrest of Father Stan

By Julio Ribeiro Mumbai: As a product of Jesuit education, I have a soft corner for Jesuit priests. The arrest of Father Stan Swami, a Jesuit born in Tamil Nadu,…