Evangelical Fellowship of India News, March 2008

General March 25, 2008
Promoting Human Rights and the Freedom of Conscience
17 March , 2008
Editorial Team
Rev. Richard Howell
Arpana Mukha
Deepak Narula


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News at a Glance

Centre pushes for tribal act
The Union tribal affairs ministry has stressed the need for implementation of Forest Rights Act in time-bound manner and urged the states to complete the preliminary work for identification of beneficiaries by the mid-March ...

Himachal for pre-marital AIDS tests
60 per cent of the HIV-affected persons are women, who contracted the dreaded disease from their husbands. Official figures put the number of AIDS patients at around 499 in the state ...

Success in coffee mug for Andhra tribals
Around 8,000 tribals of the valley organise themselves into the Small and Marginal Farmer Mutually-Aided Cooperative Society, with support from the Green Development Foundation of the Netherlands, and assisted them in setting up a coffee processing plant ...

Din in House over religious conversion
The Opposition on Wednesday forced adjournment in the Jharkhand Assembly over the issue of 'religious conversion' by minority institutions in the State ...

Teenagers need sexual counselling
A Delhi Court ruling advocates parental tabs to protect teenaged girls from bad influences ...

Reality check: Schools reject disabled kids
AAMIR Khan's Tare Zameen Par, a story of a dyslexic boy who finally outshines other students, might have been a tear jerker and evoke emotions among many people, but in reality schools in the city do not think twice about rejecting admissions of disabled ...

HIV-Postive woman seeks end to prejudice
In the complaint filed on Wednesday, the woman said her in-laws abused her after she was diagnosed HIV-positive nine years ago ...

Woman honoured for giving instant justice
The woman sarpanch of a gram kutchheri (rural court) here recently received global accolades for delivering instant, and correct, justice. The UNDP also filmed her while delivering a verdict and wm use the footage for a documentary on her ...

Delhi Govt seeks help from NGO to reach aam admi
Realising that various welfare schemes announced by the Government failed to reach the common man, the Delhi Government is considering to set up a Project Mission Convergence (PMC) and involving more NGOs to reach ...

Space science aids poor in remote villages
India is emerging as the first country in the world to make use of space science for the comprehensive development of rural areas and the upliftment of the poor ...

Centre pushes for tribal act
The Union tribal affairs ministry has stressed the need for implementation of Forest Rights Act in time-bound manner and urged the states to complete the preliminary work for identification of beneficiaries by the mid-March ...

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Editorial

In an age when athletes gloat with victory and bask in the glory showered on them, he prayed to the Lord to help him exercise his faith not so much in stardom's glory but in the crucible of everyday tests and frustrations in the power of your resurrection ...

Main Story

Public interest is not defined in any law. Guidelines have been forthcoming from the Supreme Court, but there is still a lot of ambiguity ...

Persecution

Hindu extremists in two separate incident attacked Christian congregations in Madhya Pradesh and Delhi respectively ...

A group of people claiming to be activists of the Bajrang Dal raised communal slogans and pelted stones at vehicles parked in front of two churches at Dilshad Garden in East Delhi during Sunday prayer services ...

Christian leaders in Orissa continue to report scattered cases of discrimination two months after major violence broke out against Dalit and Tribal Christians ...

Communities

How big is your God? Do you fear (honor,respect, and well...have a healthy fear) of God? Do you listen when he says not to drink alcohol? ...

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