National Advisory Council of India approves communal violence bill

May 21, 2011, 04.18am IST
NEW DELHI: The Centre will be able to intervene in cases of communal or targeted violence by invoking a provision in Article 355 of the Constitution if the Communal Violence Bill cleared by the Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council on Friday is adopted by Parliament.


India ratify the Palermo Protocols-GCIC welcomes and demands to introduce act against trfficking

21st May-2011
On May 13, India’s Ministry of External Affairs announced the government of India had ratified all three Palermo Protocols and two UN conventions. The UN protocol on human trafficking is linked with a convention against organised crime.


Former Indian Home Minister slams social acivist Anna Hazare

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader L.K. Advani Tuesday criticised social activist Anna Hazare’s supporters for painting all politicians black, and said there were still ‘conscientious and upright’ politicians in the country who gave people ‘optimism and confidence for the future’.


PRAYING TO BE HEARD -Fr. Dominic Emmanuel


April 04, 2011
Before the report, 'Hindu group involved in Orissa, Karnataka blasts',
appeared in this paper on March 24, little had been written or spoken
about the possible connection of 'Hindu terror' with attacks on
Christians. Now, hopefully, some attention will be given to the role
of the Hindu extremist grou p Abhinav Bharat in several attacks on the
Christian community in the country as stated by the military
investigator's report. The cases being handed over to National
Investigation Agency will hopefully bring out this aspect more clearly
and firmly.