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West Bengal: more anti-Christian violence as vandals attack a missionary school
Unidentified assailants attacked the Believers Church School in Madhyamgram destroying furnishings and furniture, contaminating the water filtration system, and looting food supplies. They caused panic and terror among those present in the facility. For Christian activist, this is "second serious” incident of violence against a peaceful minority.
Toxic liquor, at least 107 people dead in West Bengal
Another 100 are in serious condition. The illegal alcohol laced with methanol and industrial spirit, and can lead to seizures, vomiting and death. Because of its negligible cost (as little as 20 rupees) it is widespread among the poor and day laborers, and one of the leading causes of death among these social groups.
Church in West Bengal promoting renewable energy and solar panels
The Seva Kendra Calcutta, a social service centre of the Archdiocese of Calcutta, promotes low-cost technologies that respect the environment and human health. In rural villages, families have no access to electrical power and have to rely on kerosene, a fuel that is both expensive and highly toxic.
A tsunami called "Mamata." High hopes for the new government of West Bengal.
After the historic defeat of the Communist Party in the last elections, expectations and hopes of the poor and marginalized are high, but for Jesuit Father Jothi SJ, the new government must move beyond the big talk and focus on "education, health and entitlements on a priority basis" for his people.
West Bengal: emergency remains for victims of Cyclone Aila
Over 100 thousand homeless. Almost 7 thousand the number of people directly affected. Fr. Jothi, a Jesuit priest involved in aid relief: A part from immediate aid we need to intervene straight away to restore farmland.
West Bengal, general strike in the wake of massacre ordered by communists
Members of the Communist Party yesterday attacked the storage centres of local small farmers, to convince them through violence to give in to their lands being requisitioned. The opposition declares the shit down of the entire State.
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