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Hungary government proposes gay adoption ban as Covid-19 worsens(Twitter/GaysWithKids)

Hungary government drafts gay adoption ban, calls for children to be raised with a Christian interpretation of gender roles

By Reuters | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Budapest
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 11:09 AM IST
While protests take a backseat amid Covid-19, Hungary government drafts bill to ban adoption by same-sex couples and proposes a constitutional amendment requiring children to be raised with a Christian interpretation of gender roles
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Punjab cabinet minister Balbir Singh Sidhu inaugurating graveyards in Sector 73 on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Punjab cabinet minister Balbir Singh Sidhu inaugurating graveyards in Sector 73 on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

Muslims, Christians get graveyards in Mohali after two-decade wait

By HT Correspondent, Mohali
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2020 08:22 PM IST
Greater Mohali Area Development Authority had earmarked around 5 acres for the burial ground, which was handed over later to the municipal corporation (MC) for further development.
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Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has questioned the need for India’s new citizenship law
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has questioned the need for India’s new citizenship law

CAA unnecessary, India’s internal matter: Bangladesh PM

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2020 12:02 AM IST
The CAA speeds up the process for granting citizenship to members of the Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian minorities who fled Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan because of persecution before December 2014.
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This latest collection of artefacts is the designer’s interpretation of Christian art and is touted to be “one of a kind”
This latest collection of artefacts is the designer’s interpretation of Christian art and is touted to be “one of a kind”

I had a lot of Catholic influence around me

By Sanskrita Bharadwaj | Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2019 06:22 PM IST
Two time National Award-winning costume designer, Ana Singh talks about her new art collection
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Christian group submitted a complaint to the commissioner of police and the Agripada police against the film director of an upcoming movie, Tony.(HT Photo)
Christian group submitted a complaint to the commissioner of police and the Agripada police against the film director of an upcoming movie, Tony.(HT Photo)

Christian group finds movie poster, trailer objectionable, files complaint

By Yesha Kotak | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2019 07:46 AM IST
The group, Christian Reform United People’s Association, which has filed the complaint, said the trailer of the movie could create animosity in the community.
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A year ago on Friday India’s Supreme Court overturned a British colonial-era law that had criminalised gay sex as “against the order of nature”. Section 377 was often used to threaten, abuse and blackmail members of the LGBTQ community.(Unsplash)
A year ago on Friday India’s Supreme Court overturned a British colonial-era law that had criminalised gay sex as “against the order of nature”. Section 377 was often used to threaten, abuse and blackmail members of the LGBTQ community.(Unsplash)

Year after India gay ruling, a battle to change attitudes

By Agence France-Presse | Gurgaon, India
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 12:56 PM IST
A year ago on Friday India’s Supreme Court overturned a British colonial-era law that had criminalised gay sex as “against the order of nature”. Section 377 was often used to threaten, abuse and blackmail members of the LGBTQ community.
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(HT File)
(HT File)

At Stephen’s College 22.5% out of 50% reserved seats kept for CNI students

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2019 11:12 AM IST
This year, the merit differential relaxation between the general category students and those applying under CNI category is up to 25% as compared to last year’s 20%.
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On Monday, Chandwa police station officer-in-charge, Mohan Pandey, conducted a meeting with village residents, who said the officer tried to pacify them and settle the issue.(HT Photo)
On Monday, Chandwa police station officer-in-charge, Mohan Pandey, conducted a meeting with village residents, who said the officer tried to pacify them and settle the issue.(HT Photo)

Christians won’t reconvert, face boycott in Jharkhand village

By Manish Raj | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2019 01:01 AM IST
According to the “order”, a copy of which is with HT, village residents were prohibited from either inviting them to any social events or participating in their events.
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The Sri Lankan government on Friday ordered mosques to clamp down on extremists and to submit copies of sermons in new fallout from the Easter suicide bombings that left 258 dead.(AP)
The Sri Lankan government on Friday ordered mosques to clamp down on extremists and to submit copies of sermons in new fallout from the Easter suicide bombings that left 258 dead.(AP)

Sri Lanka orders mosques to clamp down on extremists after Easter bombings

By Agence France-Presse | Colombo
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2019 06:33 PM IST
The country has been on edge since the April 21 attacks by jihadist bombers who attacked three churches and three Colombo hotels which also left 500 people injured.
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Missionary school in Manipur burnt down after disciplinary action against students(ANI/Twitter)
Missionary school in Manipur burnt down after disciplinary action against students(ANI/Twitter)

Missionary school in Manipur burnt down after disciplinary action against students

By Asian News International | Kakching (Manipur)
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2019 05:47 PM IST
The incident took place at St. Joseph’s Higher Secondary School in Sugnu, the second oldest Catholic school in Manipur.
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Security personnel stand guard outside a church after a bomb blast in Negombo, Sri Lanka April 21, 2019.(REUTERS)
Security personnel stand guard outside a church after a bomb blast in Negombo, Sri Lanka April 21, 2019.(REUTERS)

8 Indians killed in Sri Lanka’s bombings blamed on local Islamist group

By Agencies | Negombo
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2020 09:13 PM IST
Sri Lanka said on Monday it was invoking emergency powers in the aftermath of devastating bomb attacks.
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Christians and tribals in Jharkhand were seen as one block of voters — a lot of tribals had once converted to Christianity — but in recent years, tribals have sought to establish their own identity.(HT Photo/ Representative photo)
Christians and tribals in Jharkhand were seen as one block of voters — a lot of tribals had once converted to Christianity — but in recent years, tribals have sought to establish their own identity.(HT Photo/ Representative photo)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019| Oppn targets Christian vote bank in two LS seats, BJP hopeful of support

By Sanjoy Dey | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2019 11:56 AM IST
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Christians and tribals dominate the Khunti and Lohardaga seats, and recent run-ins between the state govt and Christian missionaries have raised Opposition’s hopes. Recent events have made Congress and JMM believe that Khunti and Lohardaga could reject the BJP.
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The 41-year-old Lalnghinglova Hmar was selected as a joint candidate of the Congress and the Zoram People’s Movement on Wednesday.(Instagram)
The 41-year-old Lalnghinglova Hmar was selected as a joint candidate of the Congress and the Zoram People’s Movement on Wednesday.(Instagram)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Man behind bustling Mizoram football scene to be joint oppn candidate in LS polls

By Sadiq Naqvi | Hindustan Times, Guwahati
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2019 02:08 PM IST
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: In Mizoram, it is likely be a contest between two political newbies in the Lok Sabha polls. A journalist known for his role in shoring up the state’s football circuit is set to take on a retired government official on the lone Lok Sabha seat in the Christian majority state on April 11.
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Birsa Munda, one of the reconverted, claimed that they were lured towards Christianity but later treated badly by those who had convinced them to convert.
Birsa Munda, one of the reconverted, claimed that they were lured towards Christianity but later treated badly by those who had convinced them to convert.

98 tribal Christians reconverted to Hinduism, claims right-wing group

By Press Trust of India | Kailashahar (Tripura)
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2019 12:49 PM IST
The Hindu Jagran Manch, a Hindu right-wing group, claimed that 98 Christians belonging to 23 tribal families were “reconverted” to Hinduism in Tripura.
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(Photo by Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo)(HT File photo)
(Photo by Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo)(HT File photo)

Row over conversion cases ahead of LS pollsGovt to withdraw ‘false cases’ against Christians

By Ranjan | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2019 10:15 PM IST
Opposition BJP has blamed the state government for, what it said. trying to promote conversion in Madhya Pradesh by initiating the process to withdraw the cases lodged against missionaries on the charges of their involvement in promoting forced conversion
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Iraqi policemen stand on guard outside the Syriac Catholic Church of Mar Jacob al Muqataa in the predominantly Iraqi Christian town of Qaraqosh, in Niniveh province some 30 kilometres from Mosul, on December 25.(AFP Photo)
Iraqi policemen stand on guard outside the Syriac Catholic Church of Mar Jacob al Muqataa in the predominantly Iraqi Christian town of Qaraqosh, in Niniveh province some 30 kilometres from Mosul, on December 25.(AFP Photo)

UK orders review on Christians facing ‘greatest risk’

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2018 10:59 PM IST
Open Doors alleges that India is among 50 countries “most difficult to live as a Christian”. The list is topped by North Korea and Pakistan figures in the top nine countries where the persecution level is alleged to be “extreme”.
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee speaks in New Delhi on May 17, 2017. )(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee speaks in New Delhi on May 17, 2017. )(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)

Mamata calls for Modi government’s ouster, says country needs change

By Saubhadra Chatterji | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2018 06:28 PM IST
West Bengal chief minister says she will not allow the country to be divided and will protect minorities.
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The petition alleged that the district administration was not taking adequate care to protect the people who had faith in Christianity. The petitioners also alleged they were not allowed to practise their religion.(HT Photo)
The petition alleged that the district administration was not taking adequate care to protect the people who had faith in Christianity. The petitioners also alleged they were not allowed to practise their religion.(HT Photo)

UP: HC summons DM, SP after PIL says Christians being harassed

By Jitendra Sarin | Hindustan Times, Allahabad, Allahabad
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2018 03:37 PM IST
The Allahabad high court on Friday directed the Kaushambi district magistrate and the superintendent of police to remain present on July 31 during a hearing on a public interest litigation (PIL) petition, which alleges that certain people were not permitting the members of the Christian community to offer Sunday prayers.
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Women walk down a sidewalk in downtown Tehran, Iran on Sunday, April 22, 2018.(AP Representative Photo)
Women walk down a sidewalk in downtown Tehran, Iran on Sunday, April 22, 2018.(AP Representative Photo)

Berlin court bars Muslim woman with headscarf from teaching primary school

By Agence France-Presse | Agence France-Presse, Berlin
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2018 02:06 PM IST
German national law bans all civil servants from covering their faces, including with Muslim niqabs and burkas -- except for health and safety reasons, such as fire-fighters wearing breathing masks.
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Shia Muslim supporters of the Imamia Student Organization (ISO) hold signs as they chant slogans condemning the blast in Parachinar, during a demonstration in Karachi, Pakistan March 31, 2017.(REUTERS File Photo)
Shia Muslim supporters of the Imamia Student Organization (ISO) hold signs as they chant slogans condemning the blast in Parachinar, during a demonstration in Karachi, Pakistan March 31, 2017.(REUTERS File Photo)

Human rights commission says Pakistan failing Shias, Ahmadis, Christians

By Associated Press | Islamabad
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2018 10:17 PM IST
The Human Rights Commission at the launch of its annual report, State of Human Rights in 2017 — dedicated to the late activist Asma Jahangir says people continue to disappear in Pakistan
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Workers clean the statue of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar on the eve of Ambedkar Jayanti at a workshop in Jogeshwari, Mumbai.(HT File Photo)
Workers clean the statue of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar on the eve of Ambedkar Jayanti at a workshop in Jogeshwari, Mumbai.(HT File Photo)

Christian missionaries behind vandalisation of Ambedkar’s stautes: BJP Ballia MP

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Ballia
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2018 04:46 PM IST
Mounting an attack on the Christian missionaries, Bharat Singh said, “The Christian missionaries are unable to accept the surge of the BJP under the leadership of BJP chief Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”
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Easter 2018: Best quotes, SMSes, wishes to share on WhatsApp and Facebook

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2018 04:46 PM IST
Happy Easter: Here are some of the best quotes, messages and images to share with your family and friends. You can post these on WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
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Last year, on the occasion of Lord Ram’s birth, the village elders had declared their village “Hindus only”, and put up a saffron board at the entrance of the village, saying, “This village comprises only Hindus.(HT Photo)
Last year, on the occasion of Lord Ram’s birth, the village elders had declared their village “Hindus only”, and put up a saffron board at the entrance of the village, saying, “This village comprises only Hindus.(HT Photo)

Andhra Pradesh village set to celebrate first year of ‘Hindus only’

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2018 07:59 AM IST
Last year, on the occasion of Lord Ram’s birth, the people of Kesalingayapalle village had declared their village “Hindus only”.
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A session at the 10th edition of the biannual Market for African Performing Arts.(Facebook.com/MASA d’Abidjan)
A session at the 10th edition of the biannual Market for African Performing Arts.(Facebook.com/MASA d’Abidjan)

African arts extravaganza in Ivory Coast highlights tales of terrorism, intolerance and immigration

By HT Correspondent | Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2018 02:18 PM IST
About 1,000 artists from over 50 countries gathered in Ivory Coast for a week-long festival of music, theatre, dance, comedy, slam poetry and story-telling.
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