The Syro-Malabar Catholic Church in the Indian state of Kerala establishing volunteer teams comprising priests, religious and laity willing to risk themselves so those who have died from COVID-19 can have a decent burial.
Nearly four million people in India’s northeastern state of Assam and neighboring Nepal have been displaced by heavy flooding from monsoon rains, with dozens missing as deaths rose to at least 189, government officials said on July 19.
Tribal groups in India are up in arms over a federal government decision to auction 41 coal blocks for commercial mining located in biodiversity-rich forest areas in central and eastern parts of the country.
“Once a doctor, always a doctor” is the dictum that pulsates in Mizoram legislator ZR Thiamsanga who rushed to the help of an ailing security personnel guarding the Indo-Myanmar border, crossing a stream and walking several kilometers.
A United States government body has called for India’s inclusion on a religious freedom blacklist over what it described as a “drastic turn downward, with religious minorities under increasing assault.”
Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Catholic Church of India has been doing its part in cooperation with authorities to help curb the spread of the virus and reach out to the poor and needy.