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    Protestants support gay rights

    New Delhi : A forum of Protestant and Orthodox churches in India has said homosexuality is “a natural or genetical reality”, adopting a radically different stand from other influential Christian denominations across the world. The National Council of Churches in India (NCCI), which represents around 1.3 crore Christians in the country, also said the rest of

    NE top consumer of tobacco in the country

    RAJU DAS Shillong: The Northeastern States are amongst the top consumers of tobacco products in the country with Mizoram earning the dubious distinction of having the largest number of tobacco product consumers in India.  Sixty-one per cent of the population in Mizoram uses some form of tobacco products. In India, 57 per cent males and 10.9

    Will peace return to Kandhamal?

    By Fr. Jebamalai Raja “With rejuvenated power, confidence and hope I have come back to my parish nine months after the riots”, expressed by Fr. Chandy, a diocesan priest, aged 69, working at Shankarakole Parish in Kandhamal District of Bhubaneshwar-Cuttack Archdiocese. He returned to his parish on June 8th 2009 and started cleaning up the

    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