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The tourist sector is rising from the low caused by the 7.9 earthquake of 2015. Visitors from China, India, Sri Lanka, United States, and United Kingdom have led the way. Last year, 807 climbers reached the top of Mount Everest.

| 12/01/2019
| NEPAL

Dr Christo Thomas Philip worked in a Bihar hospital. In 2016 he was stopped at New Delhi’s airport and deported to Istanbul. For Mgr Mascarenhas, “everyone has the right to freely practice their faith”.

| 11/01/2019
| INDIA

The bishops gathered in Synod in Kochi, Kerala. The Indian Church has come under the spotlight for the story of Msgr. Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping a nun. The new "Safe environment policy", bring laity on board.

| 11/01/2019
| INDIA
by Nirmala Carvalho

The hearing will take place at Vijay High School in Raikia, one of the villages hit by the anti-Christian pogrom. Persecution by Hindu radicals forced 56,000 people to flee. Meanwhile, seven innocent Christians “are still languishing in prison”.

| 10/01/2019
| INDIA
by Lenin Raghuvanshi

The internationally known Dalit activist criticises the bill because it is useless and unrealistic. Forward castes have never suffered discrimination. It would set aside 10 per cent in education and public sector employment.

| 10/01/2019
| INDIA
by Nirmala Carvalho

The documentary was screened at the Plenary Assembly of the Bishops of Latin Rite in Chennai. It presents the testimonies of those who met the evangelisers in person. Sr Rani Maria gave us "a purpose in life". Mother Teresa inspired the painter Ritu Singh.

| 09/01/2019
| INDIA

The proposed norm is being discussed in the upper house today. Christian Dalits continue to be marginalized and are considered "untouchable": children do not get scholarships, a minority representative has never been elected in Parliament. Activist: "The government is making fun of us".

| 09/01/2019
| INDIA

Ten trade unions call national strike to complain about high prices and unemployment. Shops, hospitals, banks and schools are closed, transport is blocked, and some buses have been attacked. A 57-year-old woman died in Karnataka. The labour action will be decisive for next May’s general elections.

| 08/01/2019
| INDIA
by Nirmala Carvalho

The faithful were interrogated and later released. Far-right activists accused them of illegal gathering. Sajan K George: "In 2018 so many pastors were harassed. 2019 does not bode well ".

 

| 07/01/2019
| INDIA
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