Karim Khan, the head of the UN Investigative Team on Daesh Crimes, tells CNN’s Christiane Amanpour that his team has uncovered enough evidence against ISIS to call a massacre against Iraq’s Yazidi community a genocide.
The Prince of Wales has recorded the Gerard Manley Hopkins poem, God’s Grandeur, to show support for Christians around the world at Easter. Easter is the most important festival of the Christian Church, celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his Crucifixion.
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With another Holy Week under the shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic, Christians in the national capital marked Good Friday services with tight restrictions on gatherings. At the Sacred Heart Cathedral, one of the oldest churches in the national capital, which typically draws thousands of people for its Easter week services, had just 25 to 30 per cent of the worshippers allowed into the church."The number of people visiting the church has been restricted for Easter this year. The services will be held at 30% capacity of the church. Senior citizens have been advised to avoid visiting the church," said Father Lawrence, Parish priest, Sacred Heart Cathedral to ANI. Amid rising cases of Covid-19 large gatherings have been restricted across the country. Last year there was a total lockdown during Good Friday and Easter.
Speaking on 'Love Jihad', Minister of State for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs, V Muraleedharan on March 29 stated that mainstream parties should speak about the issue. "BJP didn't rake up this issue, it's been existing in society. Christian community is worried about marriages happening in the guise of love, which aims at conversion. Mainstream parties should speak about the issue," Muraleedharan told ANI. Earlier, Jose K Mani, the chairman of regional Christian party, raked up the alleged "love jihad" issue in comments ahead of the Kerala Assembly election.
Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday released the election manifesto for the Bharatiya Janta Party for the upcoming Kerala Assembly elections, which promises new legislation for Sabrimala, at least one job for every family, six gas cylinders for BPL families and free laptops for high school students. The manifesto promises housing, drinking water and power for all, legislation to put an end to Love Jihad, minimum wages in all sectors, ex-gratia of Rs 5,000 per month to a family if the sole breadwinner becomes ill and unable to work. Watch the full video for more details.
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'Metro Man' E Sreedharan cast vote at a polling booth in Kerala's Ponnani on April 06. He was seen standing in queue and waiting for his turn. Sreedharan is BJP's candidate from Palakkad. Kerala is witnessing the polling for 140 seats. The state is conducting Assembly elections in single phase. Counting of votes will be declared on May 02.
While addressing a public rally in Kerala's Palakkad on March 30, Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised 'Metro Man' E Sreedharan. "'Metroman' Sreedharan, a man who has done excellent work to make India modern and improve connectivity, a man admired by all sections of society, has devoted himself to Kerala's progress. As a true son of Kerala, he thought beyond power, stood firm on his commitment to Kerala," PM Modi said. Bharatiya Janata Party's candidate from Palakkad constituency, 'Metro Man' Sreedharan was also present at a rally. The state Assembly polls are scheduled to be held in single phase on April 06.
‘Akshaya Tritiya’ is being observed in the country on May 14. Several devotees arrived at a ghat in Varanasi despite COVID restrictions and took a holy dip in river Ganga. Devotees and priests also performed ‘puja’ and other rituals there. ‘Akshaya Tritiya’ is an annual Hindu and Jain festival that signifies prosperity.
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For the first time ever, a Hindu woman in Pakistan, Sana Ramachand has passed the country's Central Superior Services examination. She is now selected for the esteemed Pakistan Administrative Services.
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Tribal tea garden workers in West Tripura organised a Hindu wedding ceremony for two frogs, this tradition is called 'Banger Biye.' This uncanny custom is carried out as the workers believed that it would appease the Hindu rain God, Lord Indra and thus bring rainfall, which would save them from the drought-stricken condition of their tea garden. In the marriage, 2 toads were married performing all the rituals from bath in pond or river to new dresses, exchange of garlands, and applying of vermilion.
4 districts of Kerala - Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Ernakulam and Malappuram - are entering a triple lockdown from tomorrow, that is May 16th. A strategic triple lockdown is designed to ensure disease does not spread in the district by monitoring the restrictions strictly at 3 levels.
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Indian Coast Guard ship Vikram embarked upon an operation to rescue a distressed fishing boat Badhriya in Kerala's coastal city of Kannur. The small fishing boat was crewed by three fishermen. It was stuck in the middle of the sea in a rough weather condition due to the imminent Cyclone Tauktae
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Ahead of the assembly polls in the state of Kerala, while addressing a public gathering in Thodupuzha town of Idukki district on March 27, BJP chief JP Nadda said, "Our vote share has increased from 5%..