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  • Mother-in-law's tombstone topples on Pennsylvania man, killing him April 1, 2015

    A Pennsylvania man was helping decorate his mother-in-law's tombstone on Monday ahead of the Easter holiday when it suddenly toppled over, pinning him underneath and killing him, a cemetery caretaker said. The 400-pound stone fatally injured Stephen Woytack, 74, of Scranton, said Edward Kubilas, caretaker of St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in...
  • Christians say under siege in Modi's India after rape, attacks March 16, 2015

    Kolkata: Christians said on Monday that the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi had not done enough to protect their religion, after a spate of attacks including the rape of a 75-year-old nun on Saturday. Christians prayed and held vigils across the country to protest against the rape during an armed...
  • Impart education in mother tongue, state languages: RSS March 15, 2015

    Nagpur: RSS on Sunday asked the BJP-led Union government and those in states to impart education in the mother tongue of students or constitutionally recognised state languages, saying those educated in a foreign language get "alienated" from their culture and tradition. The Akhil Bhartiya Pratinidhi Sabha (ABPS), RSS' top decision and...
  • RSS reiterates demand to enact anti-conversion law March 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Amid the raging row over Mohan Bhagwat's remarks on Mother Teresa, RSS on Sunday reiterated its demand for an anti-conversion law to check the "rising incidents" of religious conversions in the country. Suhasrao Hiremath, the Akhil Bharatiya Saha Seva Pramukh of RSS made the remarks at a press conference...
  • Shocked to see those who want to force their religion, India unique as it accepts diversity: RSS chief February 27, 2015

    Mumbai: Stating that accepting diversity has been a unique quality of Indians, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday said, "We came to know that 'puja' (worship) is so important during the Islamic invasion of India. We never thought puja is important. We realised it is important during the invasion of...
  • Dia Mirza and Meenakshi Lekhi engage in a twitter fight on the Mother Teresa issue February 26, 2015

    A war of words today erupted between actress Dia Mirza and BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi over the latter supporting RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's remark that conversion to Christianity was the main objective behind Mother Teresa's service to the poor.Lekhi had claimed that Mother Teresa had admitted in an interview that...
  • Mother Teresa controversy: Dia Mirza and Meenakshi Lekhi engage in a Twitter fight February 26, 2015

    A war of words today erupted between actress Dia Mirza and BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi over the latter supporting RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's remark that conversion to Christianity was the main objective behind Mother Teresa's service to the poor.Lekhi had claimed that Mother Teresa had admitted in an interview that...
  • Shiv Sena backs RSS chief, claims Mother Teresa's service to poor was aimed at conversion February 25, 2015

    Mumbai: Despite severe criticism from various quarters, Rashtriya Swamsevak Sangh has found support from Shiv Sena over his comments on Nobel laureate Mother Teresa. Backing Bhagwat, Sena claimed that there was nothing wrong in saying that her work was aimed at converting the religion of the poor people. "What's wrong...
  • Church deplores RSS chief's comment on Mother Teresa February 25, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Catholic Church on Tuesday expressed strong resentment at RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's comment that conversion to Christianity was the main objective behind Mother Teresa's service to the poor, describing as 'inhuman' any attempt to malign her. "It is quite unfortunate that the services of such a world renowned Nobel...
  • Need to revive Hindu culture, values in every heart: Mohan Bhagwat February 24, 2015

    Jaipur: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday said there was a need to revive in every heart Hindu culture and values, claiming that because of the "weakness" of Hindu Samaj some people who have no understanding of "our society and culture" are moving forward in the country. "Because of the weakness...
  • Watch: Life and work of Mother Taresa February 24, 2015

    A glimpse of the rich legacy left behind by Mother Teresa at the Nirmal Hriday ashram in Kolkata where Mother Teresa spent 17 years of her life. ...
  • RSS backs Mohan Bhagwat's comment on Mother Teresa February 24, 2015

    In a tweet, the RSS accused the media of wrongly reporting the matter and distorting facts about Bhagwat's remarks. "At Bharatpur Ex DG BSF said that Mother Teresa did Seva with motive of conversion In reply Bhagavatji said let Mother Teresa know her motive for Seva, we do Seva without...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob February 24, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Is it right to drag Mother Teresa into conversion row? February 24, 2015

    A statement on Mother Teresa by the RSS chief Mohan Rao Bhagwat has led to a nationwide controversy. Speaking at an RSS programme, Mohan Bhagwat said that Mother Teresa's caring for the poor and the sick had religious motives and the conversion was the main intention. ...
  • News 360: BJP defends RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's controversial statement against Mother Teresa February 24, 2015

    Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Lok Sabha MP Meenakshi Lekhi has defended Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat over his latest remarks and said Nobel laureate Mother Teresa was baptising on her death bed as well. ...
  • Mother Teresa never participated in conversion: Missionaries February 24, 2015

    Kolkata: The Missionaries of Charity on Tuesday rubbished RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's claim that religious conversions had taken place under Mother Teresa's leadership of the organisation, saying he was 'misinformed'. "He is misinformed. It should be absolutely clear that conversion was not going on when Mother was there, nor it is...
  • Comment on Mother Teresa shows prejudiced mindset of RSS: Nitish Kumar February 24, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's comment on Mother Teresa reflects the perverted mind of someone having "prejudiced mindset" and sought action on people making such assertions. "This reflects perverted mind of people making such statements," Kumar told reporters criticising the RSS chief over...
  • RSS Chief Bhagwat not the first, many questioned Mother Teresa in the past too February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: A statement on Mother Teresa by the RSS chief Mohan Rao Bhagwat has led to a nationwide controversy. Speaking at an RSS programme, Mohan Bhagwat said that Mother Teresa's caring for the poor and the sick had religious motives and the conversion was the main intention. Minutes after...
  • Mother Teresa was baptising from her death bed, says BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Lok Sabha MP Meenakshi Lekhi has defended Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat over his latest remarks and said Nobel laureate Mother Teresa was baptising on her death bed as well. "He (Bhagwat) is free to make any comment and there should be no...
  • Please spare Mother Teresa: Arvind Kejriwal to Mohan Bhagwat February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat has come under fire for his controversial statement against Nobel laureate Mother Teresa by saying, "Mother Teresa may have done a lot of social service but she had motives behind doing that." The opposition parties hit out at the RSS and demanded answer...
  • Mother Teresa's service was motivated by conversion to Christanity, says RSS chief Bhagwat February 23, 2015

    Bharatpur: Conversion to Christianity was the main objective behind Mother Teresa's service to the poor, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat said on Monday. "Mother Teresa's service would have been good. But it used to have one objective, to convert the person, who was being served, into a Christian," he said while speaking...
  • Mother Dairy a 'public authority' under RTI Act: Delhi HC February 3, 2015

    New Delhi: National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) subsidiary Mother Dairy Fruit and Vegetable Private Limited has been declared a "public authority" as defined under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, making it amenable to disclosure of information. A Delhi High Court bench of Justice Vibhu Bakhru dismissed the petition filed...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: 'Girls have more responsibility because they're better managers'; Sudha Murty discusses motherhood, women empowerment January 24, 2015

    Jaipur: Dressed in a simple cream silk sari and wearing her smile as her brightest ornament, noted writer and social worker Sudha Murty had to weave her way through the throngs of audiences jam packed at the Baithak hall on the third day of the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival. With an...
  • US: 2-year-old accidentally kills his mother in Walmart December 31, 2014

    Hayden: A 2-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his mother after he reached into her purse at a northern Idaho Walmart and her concealed gun fired, authorities said on Tuesday. Veronica J Rutledge, 29, was shopping with her son and three other children, Kootenai County sheriff's spokesman Stu Miller said. Rutledge...
  • Amitabh Bachchan mourns for mother on seventh death anniversary December 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, says he does not want to remember the years he has spent in his mother's absence. Bachchan, 72, took to his blog to pay tribute to Teji today on her seventh death anniversary. "Maa! Just felt like saying the word... I lost my mother today. And...
  • Mother arrested for murder of eight children in Australia December 20, 2014

    Sydney: An Australian woman was arrested for murder in the killings of eight children, seven of whom are believed to be her own, police said Saturday. The children were found dead inside the woman's home. The 37-year-old woman, who is recovering in a hospital from stab wounds, was under guard and...
  • Susan Sarandon to be part of Mommy' director's first English project December 10, 2014

    Los Angeles: Oscar-winning actresses Susan Sarandon and Kathy Bates have been roped in to be a part of 'Mommy' writer-director Xavier Dolan's debut English-language film. 'The Death and Life of John F Donovan' tells the story of fictional actor Donovan, famous for playing a Marvel-style superhero, whose life and career are...
  • First time an Indian-born is getting the Nobel Peace Prize: Industralist Rahul Bajaj December 10, 2014

    Industralist Rahul Bajaj has reached Oslo for the Nobel ceremony. "It is a proud moment for India. We are proud of Mother Teresa but this is the first time that an Indian-born is getting the Nobel Peace Prize," said Rahul Bajaj. ...
  • Can we pause to reflect ... what do learners really want? November 29, 2014

    (*in writing this reflection, I must thank the thousands of learners who, in the last three decades, gave me an opportunity to learn with them in their classrooms) The 21st century is seen by many as an age of initiative, innovation, and interactive learning. The debate among 'adult' decision makers...
  • Australia: Police find mom of baby abandoned in Sydney drain November 23, 2014

    Sydney: Police in Australia questioned but have not charged a 30-year-old woman whose newborn baby boy was found Sunday abandoned in a drain near a Sydney freeway. The baby, who is only a few days old, was in serious but stable condition in Sydney's Westmead Children's Hospital, police said in a...