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  • Sushma Swaraj meets counterparts from China, Australia August 9, 2014

    Nay Pyi Taw: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday held seven bilateral meetings, including with her Chinese counterpart, on the sidelines of the 12th ASEANIndia Foreign Ministers Meeting. Sushma Swaraj held meetings with her counterparts from Australia, Brunei, Canada, China, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam, said External Affairs Ministry spokesperson...
  • Church of England favours women bishops July 14, 2014

    London: In a historic first, the Church of England has voted to allow women to become bishops. The General Synod gave final approval to legislation introducing the change by the required twothirds majority, BBC reported. The crucial vote in the House of Laity went 152 in favour, 45 against, and there...
  • First openly gay episcopal bishop divorces husband May 4, 2014

    Concord: The first openly gay bishop in the Anglican church has announced he is divorcing his husband. Retired Bishop Gene Robinson announced that he is divorcing Mark Andrew in an email to the Diocese of New Hampshire on Saturday and an article for The Daily Beast. The coupled entered into a civil...
  • EC notice to Marandi for seeking pastors' support in LS polls April 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Monday issued a show cause notice to former Jharkhand chief minster Babulal Marandi for appealing to bishops and pastors for support in the Lok Sabha elections. In a similar case, Union Minister and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor was alleged by a local news channel...
  • Nitish Kumar exchanges greetings with principals of Patna missionary schools on Christmas December 26, 2013

    Midnight services in Churches heralded the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas that was celebrated with gaiety in Bihar on Wednesday. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar wished people on the occasion and prayed that the spirit and warmth of Christmas bestow enduring peace and harmony. The state capital was decked up for Christmas....
  • Sachin has brought India and Australia closer together: Australian FM November 26, 2013

    Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on her ongoing trip to India met External Affairs minister Salman Khurshid and discussed Nuclear agreements and economic ties along with the ongoing negotiations on uranium sale which seem to be unending. CNNIBN's Suhasini Haidar got her to talk about many issues of bilateral interests to...
  • Expect a headway in Uranium sale soon: Australian Foreign Minister November 18, 2013

    Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on her ongoing trip to India met External Affairs minister Salman Khurshid and discussed Nuclear agreements and economic ties along with the ongoing negotiations on uranium sale which seem to be unending. However, she said that there is commitment to sell uranium to India and...
  • Australia's new Prime Minister Tony Abbott unveils cabinet today September 16, 2013

    Australia's new conservative Prime Minister Tony Abbott unveiled his first cabinet on Monday, using the appointment of experienced lawmakers to promise a stable government after three years of minority rule. Abbott, who won power on a promise to focus on economic management, made only minor changes to his opposition line-up, with...
  • Skin cancer death rates 70 per cent higher in men August 21, 2013

    Men are 70 per cent more likely to die from malignant melanoma the most serious type of skin cancer than women with the same disease, a new study has warned. According to research by Cancer Research UK and the University of Leeds, 3.4 men per 100,000 die from malignant...
  • Reformist priest praises pope's new tone but wants more August 1, 2013

    Chicago: An Austrian priest who has stirred controversy in Europe with his challenge to Catholic church teachings on taboo topics suggested on Wednesday that women should be allowed to become priests and said that gays need justice, not just mercy. Father Helmut Schuller, who has been banned by American bishops...
  • Pope installed as bishop of Rome, appeals to lapsed faithful April 8, 2013

    Rome: Pope Francis was formally installed as bishop of Rome on Sunday and he urged lapsed Catholics not to be afraid to return to God. Francis celebrated a Mass before thousands of people in the Rome Basilica of St John in Lateran to formally take possession of the cathedral in his...
  • Halloween is harmful, pagan, says Polish bishop October 31, 2012

    Warsaw: Some Catholic bishops in Poland say that Halloween is harmful because it promotes "diabolical" behavior and are asking believers not to observe it. Archbishop Andrzej Dziega in Szczecin, in the northwest, said in letter to his parishioners that under the vestige of fun, Halloween can be "destroying the spiritual life."...
  • Why Clinton was right: It's the economy, s*upid August 30, 2012

    With the doom and gloom surrounding the economy, what's at stake this election in the US, and what role does the world want BRIC nations to play? New York Bureau Chief of The Economist, Matthew Bishop, has all the answers. ...
  • Bangalore: 'Vulture Aviation' eyes NASA event July 19, 2012

    Bangalore: Vulture Aviation, a team of Class XII students of Bishop Cotton Boys School, has qualified for competition conducted by NASA. The team is among the three from across Asia, which have qualified for the final round of International Space Settlement Design Competition conducted by NASA. Speaking at a press...
  • Centre harassing Christians: TN Bishop Council March 8, 2012

    Chennai: As the Centre launched crackdown on some NGOs for allegedly fuelling protests over Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, Christian leaders on Thursday said government should stop harassing the Christian minority and withdraw "negative injunctions". "We request the Prime Minister to stop harassing the Christian minority and withdraw negative injunctions issued in...
  • Kerala elated as Alencherry ordained cardinal February 20, 2012

    Kochi: Catholics in Kerala were elated as Mar George Alencherry, the Major Archbishop of ErnakulamAngamaly diocese of the SyroMalabar Church, was on Saturday ordained a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. Many of the Catholics, who form 50 per cent of the over seven million Christians in Kerala, were glued...
  • New York legislature approves gay marriage June 25, 2011

    Albany: New York's state legislature gave final approval on Friday to samesex marriages, a key victory for gay rights ahead of the 2012 presidential and congressional elections. New York will become the sixth and most populous US state to allow gay marriage. State senators voted 3329 to approve marriage equality legislation...
  • Vatican suggests bishops report abuse to police May 17, 2011

    Vatican City: The Vatican has told bishops around the world that it is important to cooperate with police in reporting priests who rape and molest children and asked them to develop guidelines for preventing sex abuse by next May. But Monday's letter from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith...
  • Father Joseph: religious profiling cause of concern April 15, 2011

    Father Babu Joseph spokesperson of the Catholic Bishop's Conference said that if there is religious profiling in any state it is serious concern for the entire community. It should also be a cause for attention by the Central Government. ...
  • Pope to issue guidelines to check sex abuse November 20, 2010

    Vatican City: The Vatican has said it was planning to issue a set of guidelines to bishops around the world on responding effectively to the sexual abuse of children by priests that will include recommendations for prevention programs, better screening of priests and the need to obey civil reporting...
  • Left, Catholic bishops on collision course October 7, 2010

    Thiruvananthapuram: The ruling CPI(M) and powerful Catholic Church in Kerala are headed for a collision course once again with the apex body of bishops issuing a pastoral letter urging the Christian community to choose only "Godfearing" and "selfless" candidates in polls. The Kerala Catholic Bishops Council (KCBC) circular, read out in...
  • Alabama shooter killed her brother in 1986: Report February 14, 2010

    Washington: A professor at a US college charged with shooting and killing three colleagues, including an Indian professor, reportedly accidentally shot her 18yearold brother with a 12gauge shotgun more than two decades ago, according to media reports. Amy Bishop, 45, a Harvardtrained neuroscientist, was on Saturday charged with capital murder in...
  • Woman prof charged with US campus murders February 13, 2010

    Huntsville, Alabama: A biology professor at a southern US campus was charged with murder late Friday in the shooting deaths of three fellow biology professors at the campus. Authorities say Amy Bishop, an instructor and researcher at the University of Alabama's Huntsville campus, opened fire during an afternoon faculty meeting, killing...
  • Kerala church won't allow gay sex to be legalised July 2, 2009

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Catholic Bishops Conference (KCBC) on Thursday said it would oppose legalisation of gay sex after the Delhi High Court struck down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) that termed homosexuality a criminal act. "This (homosexuality) is against the Indian culture. We will oppose it and since...
  • Man found guilty of murdering Harry Potter actor March 5, 2009

    London: A man was found guilty on Wednesday of stabbing to death a teenage actor who played a role in the forthcoming Harry Potter film during a frenzied revenge attack. Rob Knox, 18, died after being stabbed five times outside a bar in Sidcup, southeast of London, in May...
  • 'Dead' footballer still alive January 24, 2009

    New Delhi: A player who had been honoured by his club because they thought he was dead is actually still alive. Imagine finding out a minute's silence was being held at your former football club to honour your life; reading your obituary in your local newspaper; and learning that your death...
  • Kerala church up in arms over legal mercy killing plan January 12, 2009

    Thiruvananthapuram/Cochin: Kerala could become the first state in India to allow mercy killing if the government accepts the latest recommendations of the state Law Reforms Commission. The new regulations permit a terminally ill person to put an end to his life under the supervision and advice of close relatives and doctors. Life...
  • Vatican suspends Kerala Bishop for adopting woman October 24, 2008

    Kochi: A bishop who raised a storm following his decision to adopt a 39yearold woman as his daughter has been suspended. The order to suspend bishop John Thattunkal of Kochi was issued by Pope Benedict XVI and conveyed to Verapoly Arch Bishop Daniel Acharuparambil, who is the supreme head of the...
  • Kerala Bishop in trouble over adoption of young woman October 15, 2008

    Kochi: A Catholic Bishop in Kerala has landed in trouble after he decided to adopt a 26yearold woman as his daughter, with some priests openly questioning the act saying adoption was against the Canon Laws. Archbishop of Verapoly, Daniel Acharuparambil, the supreme head of the Latin Catholics in the state,...
  • Left advocates atheism, allege Kerala religious groups June 25, 2008

    Cochin/ Thiruvananthapuram: Furious with the Left front government in Kerala, religious organisations there have threatened to protest against a textbook that they claim promotes atheistic ideologies. Activists of the Congress student wing KSU say the Class VII social studies textbook propagates Marxist thought and has antireligious content. The students have taken...