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Weather alert continues in India, Bangladesh and Nepal.  The torrential rains occur every year and force millions of people to flee their homes abandoning everything.

 

| 16/07/2019
| SOUTH ASIA
by Nirmala Carvalho

The local chapter of the Nationalist Congress Party organised a protest on behalf of parents whose children were excluded from the Holy Cross High School in Kurla. The latter had cut enrolment in its kindergarten programme to uphold state regulations.

 

| 15/07/2019
| INDIA

The Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft was to launch this morning from the space base at Sriharikota.  The vehicle was to be the first to make a "soft landing" at the south pole of the terrestrial satellite.  Delhi's next goal: to bring an Indian to the moon by 2022.

 

 

| 15/07/2019
| INDIA

The launch of the Chandrayaan-2 probe is set for 15 July from the base of Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. The mission will look for signs of water and fossil remains of the early solar system. The total cost is US$ 140 million. China spent US$ 8.4 billion in 2017.

| 13/07/2019
| INDIA

The convoy carries 2.5 million liters of water on 50 tank wagons.  By 2021, the city will be completely drained.  The poor complain that they are "sacrificed" in favor of luxury hotels and entrepreneurs.


 

| 12/07/2019
| INDIA
by Nirmala Carvalho

The collapse of a wall caused the death of 18 people. The Church of St Jude was the first to bring relief. The archdiocese is raising funds and distributing aid through young volunteers.

| 12/07/2019
| INDIA

The Indian Jesuit says that mass lynching is "India’s greatest shame". Since 2012, 130 incidents have occurred, involving 311 people, 47 who were murdered. Federal ministers have "anointed and garlanded” murderers. The situation has become so explosive that a law is needed.

| 11/07/2019
| INDIA

The Nepalese government has imposed a ban because of risk of self-immolations by monks.  On 7 July, his birthday, the head of Tibetan Buddhism urged the faithful to be "compassionate and create religious harmony".  Nepal is part of the Beijing partner countries in the "New Chinese Silk Road" strategy.  In 2015 it was saved from bankruptcy caused by the Delhi embargo.

 

 

| 08/07/2019
| NEPAL - TIBET - CHINA

Francis sends a message to the Forum of the Laudato Si communities, engaged this year on the theme of the Amazon and its exploitation: "Man cannot remain an indifferent spectator in the face of this destruction, nor can the Church remain silent: the  cry of the poor must resound from her mouth ”.

 

| 06/07/2019
| VATICAN

A study on the future composition of the Indian population issued by the Ministry of Finance.  According to experts, in 2041 the number of young people between 0 and 19 will be 25% of the total, in decline compared to 41% in 2011. Classes will be less numerous, so classrooms must be joined. Need to increase the retirement age, set at 60 for public officials.

 

| 06/07/2019
| INDIA
by Nirmala Carvalho

More than 432 Hindus became Buddhist at a public ceremony. Anti-conversion laws exist in seven Indian states. For Sajan K George, anti-Christian propaganda continues.

 

| 04/07/2019
| INDIA

The heir to the Gandhi-Nehru dynasty lost in this year’s election. In his farewell message he stresses that everyone in the party must take “responsibility". He warns: “We didn’t fight a political party in the 2019 election. Rather, we fought the entire machinery of the Indian state, every institution [. . .] was marshalled against the opposition.”

| 03/07/2019
| INDIA

Some 55 families benefit from the programme in the Musahar slum. A mix of stereotypes, superstition and marginalisation have prevented pregnant women from getting medical care. The community relied on witchdoctors performing rituals for a fee. Nurses are now back and no one dies from lack of hygiene, notes Lenin Raghuvanshi.

 

| 03/07/2019
| INDIA

The Shawala Teeja Singh Temple is located on Circular Road.  The green light was given by Prime Minister Imran Khan and the president of the government fund that manages the properties of displaced persons.  In 1947, with the sudden partition between India and Pakistan, millions of Hindus and Sikhs quickly fled from Punjab, leaving numerous possessions.

 

| 03/07/2019
| PAKISTAN
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