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Religion in numbers: What 2011 Census reveals about India's communities

Aug 27, 2015

Religion in numbers: What 2011 Census reveals about India's communities

Population by Religious Community, the report based on findings from India's 2011 Census, was released on Tuesday by the office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India and it threw up some intriguing facts. #Census of India 2011 #Sikh #Government of India #Muslim #Hindu #Buddhist #christian #Registrar General of India #population by religious community
India has 79.8% Hindus, 14.2% Muslims, says 2011 census data on religion

Aug 26, 2015

India has 79.8% Hindus, 14.2% Muslims, says 2011 census data on religion

The Muslim community has registered a 0.8 percent growth while Hindu population showed a decline by 0.7 percent, according to 2011 census data on religion. #India #Religion #Population #NewsTracker #Hindus #Muslims #christians #Sikhs #Demography #2011 census data
Islamic State destroys Syrian monastery, moves Christian captives - monitor| Reuters

Aug 21, 2015

Islamic State destroys Syrian monastery, moves Christian captives - monitor| Reuters

BEIRUT Islamic State militants have demolished a monastery in the central Syrian province of Homs, a monitor said on Thursday, in a strategically located town the jihadist group wrested from government control earlier this month. The group has also transferred several dozen Christians, captured during its offensive, to a location near its stronghold in northeastern Syria, the monitor said. Militants used bulldozers to raze the monastery in the town of Qaryatain, which they had captured in early August, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. #Pakistan #Middle East #Africa #Christianity #kidnapping
Islamic State destroys Syrian monastery, moves Christian captives - monitor| Reuters

Aug 21, 2015

Islamic State destroys Syrian monastery, moves Christian captives - monitor| Reuters

BEIRUT Islamic State militants have demolished a monastery in the central Syrian province of Homs, a monitor said on Thursday, in a strategically located town the jihadist group wrested from government control earlier this month. #Pakistan #Islam #Middle East #markets #Africa #Christianity
Islamic experts urge more Muslim action on climate change | Reuters

Aug 18, 2015

Islamic experts urge more Muslim action on climate change | Reuters

ISTANBUL A group of Islamic experts urged the world's 1.6 billion Muslims on Tuesday to do more to fight global warming, in a new example of religious efforts to galvanise action before a U.N. climate summit in Paris in December #India #Middle East #Europe #United Kingdom #Turkey #Christianity
Benteke's controversial goal gives Liverpool 1-0 win over unlucky Bournemouth

Aug 18, 2015

Benteke's controversial goal gives Liverpool 1-0 win over unlucky Bournemouth

Christian Benteke scored a contentious first Liverpool goal as his team shaded promoted Bournemouth 1-0 at Anfield #Premier League #EPL #football #English Premier League #KickingAround #Christian Benteke #Jordan Henderson #AFC Bournemouth
Islamic State releases 22 Christians held since February: Syria

Aug 12, 2015

Islamic State releases 22 Christians held since February: Syria

Islamic State militants on Tuesday released 22 Christians they had held captive since February, following mediation by tribal leaders, activists said. #Middle East #NewsTracker #Freedom #terror #christian #Kidnapped #islamic-state
Islamic State releases 22 of more than 150 Christian captives - monitor| Reuters

Aug 12, 2015

Islamic State releases 22 of more than 150 Christian captives - monitor| Reuters

BEIRUT Islamic State has released 22 of the dozens of Assyrian Christians it abducted from villages in northeastern Syria earlier this year, a monitoring group said on Tuesday. It was not clear how many Assyrians remain in the hands of the ultra-hardline Islamist militants, but Rami Abdulrahman, head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said they continued to hold more than 150. #India #Syria #Crime #United Kingdom #Latin America #Christianity #christian
Pope laments destruction of forests to plant soy| Reuters

Aug 08, 2015

Pope laments destruction of forests to plant soy| Reuters

Pope Francis criticised the destruction of forests in order to plant soy in an interview with an Argentine radio station on Saturday, reinforcing his message that the environment should take precedence over financial gain. "It hurts me in my soul when I see deforestation to plant soy," said the pope in an interview with two priests at Radio Parroquial Virgen del Carmen in Campo Gallo, a tiny parish radio station in the poor northern province of Santiago del Estero in his native Argentina. "It will take thousands of years to recover #Environment #Investment #science #Argentina #Taiwan #Christianity
India's HIV research pioneer Dr Suniti Solomon passes away at 76

Jul 29, 2015

India's HIV research pioneer Dr Suniti Solomon passes away at 76

Indian HIV researcher pioneer Dr Suniti Solomon, the first to bring to the world the prevalence of the infection in India in 1986 and one who successfully led research into the treatment of the deadly virus, passed away at 76. #India #Tamil Nadu #NewsTracker #HIV #Chennai #AIDS #USA #research #HIV infection #Suniti Solomon #Christian Medical College