Empire State Building says 'no' to Mother Teresa

New York, Jun 9 -

New York City's Empire State Building said 'yes' to Mariah Carey, dog shows, cancer charities -- and even the 60th anniversary of communist China.
But the landmark skyscraper's owners have declined to illuminate it in honour of the late Mother Teresa.

"They're bigots! They have an animus against Catholics!" Catholic League President Bill Donohue told The Associated Press yesterday.
He said his lay advocacy group requested that the building glow on August 26 for the centennial of the late Nobel Peace Prize winner's birth. The request was denied in an unsigned, faxed letter, Donohue said, "and they never gave an explanation."


Karnataka Officials close down private school ,112 students have been displaced

Karnataka - Mangalore

MANGALORE: Shastri Memorial High School at Puralthadka in Bantwal taluk was closed down by Deputy Director of Public Instruction C. Chame Gowda on Monday on the false grounds that it did not meet the basic infrastructure requirements stipulated by the Government.

The 112 students of the school, belonging to classes eight, nine and 10, are now left with nowhere to go.