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by Nirmala Carvalho

Religious schools enjoy administrative autonomy under the Indian Constitution. However, the Supreme Court now opens them up to state interference. “Minority institutions must respect minimum criteria for the admission of students as well as the recruitment of teachers, like any other institution,” Kolkata teacher noted.

| 28/01/2020
| INDIA
by Nirmala Carvalho

The Archdiocese of Mumbai celebrated the first Sunday of the Word of God at the Archdiocesan seminary in Goregaon. “Jesus is the light of the nation,” he said, whilst “The Bible gives us the faith experience of the apostles and the communities they founded.” The prelate also highlighted the values ​​enshrined in the Constitution as the celebration fell on Republic Day.

 

| 28/01/2020
| INDIA

We too happen to feel joy "when we are with the Lord" and, perhaps in the parish or in the villages, people celebrate.  "The Word of God is not ashamed of celebrations".  "It is true sometimes the danger of joy is to go too far and believe this is it.  No: this is the party atmosphere "


 

| 28/01/2020
| VATICAN

The vicar of Arabia underlines the openness to "students of different nationalities" under the banner of common basic values.  The school must prepare people capable of making "effective contributions" to the encounter between "cultures and traditions".  To date, it hosts 300 pupils from 22 countries, but at full capacity it can accommodate up to 1800.

 

| 28/01/2020
| UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

The country’s TB medication inventory will not run out in June 2020. The Eugene Bell Foundation will be the only provider of multidrug-resistant medication. Treatment may soon be available to all North Koreans who need it.

| 28/01/2020
| NORTH KOREA
by Melani Manel Perera

The first case involves a woman from China’s Hubei province who arrived on a tourist visa on 19 January. Visitors are not allowed in the country’s international airport. Two toll-free numbers provide information about the infection. Returning Sri Lankan students in China will be placed under quarantine.

| 28/01/2020
| SRI LANKA

Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, announces seven new measures to contain the outbreak. China’s latest health crisis coincides with Lunar New Year celebrations. Tourists have been spreading the virus, causing panic in Southeast Asia.

 

| 28/01/2020
| HONG KONG - CHINA - ASIA

The earthquake hit the eastern province of Elaziğ killing at least 35 people and injuring almost 2,000. Aid and rescue are haphazard with some areas getting little. Basic supplies, food and clothing are needed.

| 28/01/2020
| TURKEY

28-year-old Manzoor Pashteen is the leading exponent of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement.  He is accused of sedition for criticizing violence in tribal areas, with strong Islamist infiltration.  Independent research claims that at least 50,000 people have died since 2002, including civilians, militants and the army.

 

 

| 28/01/2020
| PAKISTAN

4,515 The confirmed cases, almost 7 thousand await confirmation.  In just 24 hours, 1,680 more people contract the lung infection.  Another 6,000 medical staff members have been mobilized to combat the spread of the virus in Hubei province.  Foreign governments devise ways to extract their citizens from the capital of Wuhan.

 

| 28/01/2020
| CHINA

Armed men killed two people in Nassiriya;  three more died in the capital, where there were violent clashes for the third consecutive day.  Over 500 people have died since the start of the protests in October.  The weak condemnation of the international community, inert in the face of violence.

 

| 28/01/2020
| IRAQ
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