The camp consists of 15 four-storey buildings, schools and a hospital. The area chosen by the government is West Matia, in the district of Goalpara. The camp will host 3 thousand people, among the 1.9 million excluded from the National Register of Citizens. The nightmare of losing citizenship has already forced 51 people to commit suicide.
The facility, which connects Motihari (Bihar) to Amlekhgunj (south of Katmandhu), will supply Nepal with two million tonnes of oil every year. Relations between the two neighbours have improved since the 2015 crisis, triggered by Delhi’s reaction to Nepal’s constitution.
The 27-year-old comes from St George parish in Malkagiri. Only 41 per cent of tribal women are literate. The young woman will start work later this month.
There was no premeditation in the 11 defendants. Last June, Tabrez Ansari, 24, was tortured for eight hours, then arrested for theft. According to activists, his murder was fuelled by a climate of hatred towards the Muslim minority.
The meeting was held from September 4 to 6. Leaders of China, Japan, Mongolia, South Korea, Malaysia, India, and delegations from Western countries gather around Putin. The Russian development plans for the decade 2025-2035. Putin and Modi: multiply the volume of trade by 300%. Russian-Chinese investments of over 3.5 billion euros. Moscow and Beijing feel "discriminated" on world markets and promise mutual support in trade wars.
The police also accuse the missionaries of illegal land occupation. Sajan K George: "In 2018 the state approved a draconian anti-conversion law which, in fact, is a law on land ownership." The priest released; the other two Christians may perhaps be released after the beginning of the new Islamic year that falls on 11 September.
The state has the lowest literacy rate in north-eastern India. Students at the Newman Educational Society, which runs 46 Catholic schools, have a pass rate of 96 per cent. Some 18,000 students from every religious background are enrolled. Students “study together, learn together, eat together, play together and pray together,” says priest.
Monsoon rains have devastated the country, but the dead are no longer news. The Catholic charity released data on aid and the widespread destruction. In 2018-2019, some 30,000 volunteers helped eight million people. More than 840 people have died.
The president of the Indian bishops was a great friend of the saint of Calcutta. In India "there is so much need for service". "As Jesus was thirsty, we too must be infected by the same thirst for God, the charisma of Mother Teresa".
Today is the liturgical memorial of the foundress of the Missionaries of Charity. The superior general issued a message at the end of the solemn Mass in Kolkata. Mother Teresa’s vocation “was firmly grounded in her conviction that she belongs to Jesus and that nothing and nobody could separate her from Him."
Today is the liturgical memory of the woman who dedicated her life to the poorest of the poor. Pope Francis elected her patron saint of voluntary work. A solemn mass celebrated in the Generalate of the Missionaries of Charity. Monsignor D’Souza: "Like Mother Teresa, we recognize the face of Jesus in the least of our brothers and sisters".
PIME’s regional superior was consecrated bishop of Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh. Some 8,000 people attended the ceremony. The diocese had been waiting for a pastor for eight years. The new prelate has set his goals for 2020-2022. The first one is to give the faithful “hope of walking together.”
The municipal school of Worli Naka, rented for prayer meeting. Extremists of the "Bajrang Dal" youth wing raided the rally and called on police. Sajan K George: "They film meetings to say on social media that we practice forced conversions".
The law imposes harsher penalties: up to five years in prison for conversion by force, deception and marriage; up to seven if Dalits, women and children are involved.
The Kripa Foundation is the largest NGO that deals with the recovery of AIDS patients and drug addicts in India. Mother Teresa taught the founder "how to evangelize". The practice of yoga becomes "encounter with the inner presence of the Risen Christ". Addiction is "intrusion of Satan".