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    Kerala convent shuts door on ailing \’activist\’ nun

    Ananthakrishnan G, TNN THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Sister Teena Jose first hit the national headlines two years ago, successfully contesting the Bar Council of India\’s objections to nuns enrolling as advocates. Unfortunate though, the 55-year-old is now in a state of pain and misery, allegedly abandoned by the church that she served for 35 years.  On June 4, she was

    Neighbouring states worried over violence in Assam

    Tribune News Service Guwahati: The continuing violence affecting innocent people from Dimasa and Zeme Naga tribes in North Cachar Hill district of Assam has raised concern in various quarters in neighbouring Nagaland and Manipur.  The Naga Hoho, the apex body of peoples’ organisations in Nagaland, has dashed a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urging him

    Pre-monsoon malaria cases up by 125%

    Express News Service  Despite tall claims made by the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) regarding the health services, the official records indicate that already 10,608 people have been affected by malaria in the city this year. Last year, 4,558 cases were reported during the first six months.  The health experts consider it as “alarming” since the city

    Kashmiri women lift veil, eye career in the skies

    Far from the violence and unrest that have marred the capital of disputed Kashmir, a group of young women swap their burqas for smart suits and stilettos and dream of a career in the skies.  The inauguration of an international airport in Srinagar in February gave youngsters in Kashmir’s main city an alternative to traditional

    It’s now religion versus homosexuality

    Aditi TandonNew Delhi: Troubles continue to brew for the controversial pro-gay ruling of the Delhi high court, with the debate now moving out of the courtroom to the streets as well as the places of worship.  A day after yogic leader Bapu Ramdev registered his strong opposition to the High Court verdict legalizing same-sex relationships to

    Looking beyond the nuclear deal

    G Parthasarathy No international issue in India’s post-independence history has evoked as much domestic and international controversy as the India-US Nuclear Deal, concluded on July 18, 2005, between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President George W Bush. Paradoxically, the heat and controversy generated in our Parliament worked to India’s advantage, as New Delhi was able