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  • No short-term fixes for Red Bull, says Christian Horner April 23, 2015

    Staying with Renault represents Red Bull's best hope of Formula One success but there will be no short-term fixes for the team's current woes, according to principal Christian Horner. The former world champions have been plagued with reliability problems this season and are 136 points adrift of leaders Mercedes after just...
  • Video shows Islamic State militants killing Ethiopian Christians in Libya April 20, 2015

    Cairo: Islamic State militants in Libya shot and beheaded groups of captive Ethiopian Christians, a video purportedly from the extremists showed Sunday. The attack widens the circle of nations affected by the group's atrocities while showing its growth beyond a self-declared caliphate in Syria and Iraq. The release of the 29-minute...
  • 'Jappeloup' Review: Slow in parts, but the realistic performances by Guillaume Canet, Daniel Auteuil sustain viewers' interest April 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Director: Christian Duguay Cast: Guillaume Canet, Marina Hands, Daniel Auteuil, Lou de Laage, Tcheky Karyo 'Jappeloup' is a story of a clumsy and unruly horse that grows up to be an Olympic champion just like its rider Pierre Durand. Pierre, the French show jumping champion at the 1988 Olympics, is...
  • Shiv Sena wants mandatory family planning for Muslims, Christians April 15, 2015

    Mumbai: After stoking controversy with its demand that Muslims be stripped of their voting rights, Shiv Sena on Wednesday advocated compulsory family planning for Muslims and Christians to check their "rising" population. "By only increasing the population, one can try and convert the country into Pakistan, but cannot give quality and...
  • Action against those involved in attacks on Christians: Rajnath Singh April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Government will take strictest possible action against those who indulge in violence against the Christian community, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said in New Delhi on Monday. The Home Minister conveyed this to a three-member Christian delegation, led by Albert D'Souza, Archbishop of Agra and Secretary General of the Catholic...
  • Only those Indians who opt for family planning should be allowed to vote: BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj April 13, 2015

    Unnao: Known for making controversial statements, BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj has demanded that a strict law for family planning be brought in for all to check population growth and those who do not follow it should be stripped of their voting right. "When Hindus go for sterilisation, Muslims should also opt...
  • Hindu Mahasabha leader calls for forced sterilisation of Muslims, Christians to restrict growing population April 11, 2015

    Jind: A leader of Hindu Mahasabha on Saturday stoked a controversy saying Muslims and Christians must undergo sterilisation to restrict their growing population which was posing a threat to Hindus. "The population of Muslims and Christians is growing day by day. To rein in this, Centre will have to impose...
  • EPL: Christian Benteke nets hat-trick as Aston Villa and QPR draw 3-3 April 8, 2015

    Christian Benteke's superb hat-trick rescued a potentially priceless Premier League point for Aston Villa, who twice came back from a goal down to draw 3-3 on Tuesday with relegation rivals Queens Park Rangers. Benteke's free kick with seven minutes to play completed a precious treble and secured a draw that moved...
  • Don't ignore killing of Christians: Pope to world April 7, 2015

    Vatican City: Pope Francis on Monday again pressed the international community to do something about the killing of Christians in several parts of the world and not "look the other way." He has been increasingly vocal about the fate of Christians being targeted by Islamic extremists in parts of the Middle...
  • Yoga not a gateway to Hinduism, doesn't violate religious rights of students: US court April 5, 2015

    Los Angeles: Yoga taught in a San Diego County school system is not a gateway to Hinduism and doesn't violate the religious rights of students or their parents, a California appeals court ruled Friday. The 4th District Court of Appeal in San Diego upheld a lower court ruling that tossed out...
  • Good Friday row: This is a family matter for SC, must be settled internally, says Khurshid April 4, 2015

    Reacting on the CJI HL Dattu's decision to call a judges' conference on Good Friday, Senior lawyer and Congress leader Salman Khurshid said that this is a family matter for the Supreme Court and should be settled within the family. ...
  • SC judge writes to Modi over CJI meet on Good Friday, says all religions should get equal respect April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Irked over the Chief Justice of India over holding a judges conference on Good Friday, Supreme Court Judge Kurian Joseph has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He also declined the invitation to PM's dinner for judges on Saturday and added that no important programmes are held on...
  • India will have world's largest Muslim population by 2050: report April 3, 2015

    Washington: Hindus will become the world's third largest population by 2050, while India will overtake Indonesia as the country with the largest Muslim population, according to a new study. According to the Pew Research Center's religious profile predictions assessed data released on Thursday, the Hindu population is projected to rise by...
  • Give his beef back and don't decide menu on dining table March 26, 2015

    Should law makers have any business to tell us what we should eat? India is gradually being looked at as an intolerant nation, making world headlines for all the wrong reasons and the word 'ban' is the keyword. I begin this saying that I am a Hindu who does not...
  • Some officers call Christians as 'pig eaters', Goa MLA tells House March 26, 2015

    Panaji: A legislator on Thursday shocked the Goa Assembly when he claimed that some of the government officers in South district called Christians as "pig eaters". "Some government officers in the hospitals speak in a very bad manner. I feel ashamed to say that some of the officers in South...
  • Nadia nun rape case: West Bengal CID arrests first accused from Mumbai March 26, 2015

    Mumbai: In the first breakthrough in the nun rape case in Nadia in West Bengal, the first accused has been arrested. The West Bengal Police CID arrested the accused Salim from Mumbai. The 70-year-old nun was raped by a gang of seven dacoits inside a Convent in Gangnapur village...
  • WB: Missionary school in Jalpaiguri gets threats from unknown persons, asked to shut down March 25, 2015

    Jalpaiguri: A missionary school in West Bengal has received threat calls and letters from unknown persons asking it to be shut down. The school has been warned that if it is not closed down, it will have to face the consequences. Police have lodged a complaint in the case. The...
  • Church attack: Maharashtra Chief Minister gives police 48 hours to nab attackers March 23, 2015

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday said he has directed police to arrest within 48 hours the culprits who hurled stones at a catholic church in Navi Mumbai on Saturday. Fadnavis' assurance came after a delegation of various Christian organisations, led by BJP MLA Ashish Shelar from Bandra (West),...
  • AAP demands speedy probe in Navi Mumbai church attack March 23, 2015

    Mumbai: Condemning the attack on a church in Navi Mumbai, the Aam Aadmi Party on Monday said it seems to be a deliberate attempt to vitiate the social atmosphere and polarise society on communal lines. A team of local AAP activists submitted a letter of complaint to the Khandeshwar police and...
  • MP: 6 held for vandalising church, manhandling Christians in Jabalpur March 23, 2015

    Jabalpur: The police on Monday arrested six people for allegedly vandalising a church and school premises and manhandling some members of the Christian community. The accused were alleged to be activists of right wing Hindu outfits Dharma Sena. The church authorities claimed that the attackers stormed into a Cathedral premises and...
  • MP: Church vandalised allegedly by activists of Hindu outfits in Jabalpur March 23, 2015

    Jabalpur: A church and a school premises were vandalised and some members of the Christian community assaulted and threatened allegedly by activists of right wing Hindu outfits Dharma Sena and Bajrang Dal who accused them of carrying out conversion at Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh. Police have booked leader of Dharma Sena,...
  • Jabalpur: Church vandalised allegedly by activists of Hindu outfits March 22, 2015

    Jabalpur: A church and a school premises were vandalised and some members of the Christian community assaulted and threatened allegedly by activists of right wing Hindu outfits Dharma Sena and Bajrang Dal who accused them of carrying out conversion at Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh. Police have booked leader of Dharma Sena,...
  • Church attack and Nun gang rape - A case of complicit inaction? March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: In a television interview in April 2014, a question was posed to the PM Mr Modi on what steps he would take to ensure no churches are broken down if he becomes Prime Minister to which he replied, to the utter shock of many, that he had never...
  • West Bengal government hands over nun rape case to CBI March 18, 2015

    Kolkata: Five days after a 70-year-old nun was raped in West Bengal's Nadia district, the case has been handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation. Tweeting over the incident, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that the move is after taking the sensitivity of the case into consideration. Earlier in the...
  • West Bengal: Intruders didn't enter Ranaghat convent just to rob, suggests evidence March 18, 2015

    Days after the miscreants sneaked inside Ranaghat convent assaulted the staff, desecrated the chapel and sexually assaulted the senior most nun, no arrests have been made so far. However, it is evident by now that the people who sneaked in, did not intrude the campus just to rob it. Politics...
  • Nun gangrape case: Process of investigation is very slow, says Archbishop March 17, 2015

    Archbishop of Kolkata has questioned the slow pace of investigation in the nun gangrape case. "Process of investigation is very slow. Its been 48 hours and not a single arrest has been made. My appeal is that these culprits are arrested and justice should be granted," said the Archbishop. ...
  • PM expresses concern over Haryana church vandalism, nun rape case; seeks immediate report March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Expressing concern over incidents of violence against minorities in West Bengal and Haryana, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked for facts and action taken report into the incidents. "PMO has asked for immediate report on facts & action taken regarding the incidents in Haryana & West Bengal. PM...
  • 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...
  • Church attacks: BJP says state governments should take action against such incidents March 16, 2015

    Reacting to the church attacks in the country, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday said, "State governments should take action where such attacks are taking place." ...
  • Delhi Archbishop condemns attack on Christians March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Archbishop Anil JT Couto on Monday strongly condemned the recent attacks on Christians, including the one on a convent in West Bengal, in which a nun was gangraped, and destruction of an under-construction church in Hisar and called for immediate action by authorities to maintain peace and...