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Durrani to focus on joint anti-terror mechanism
To meet Narayanan, Menon

Assam to seek CBI probe into clashes
We will call off ceasefire if NDFB’s hand is proved: Gogoi

2 more jihadists from Kerala killed
Investigators say men could be linked to Indian Mujahideen

Singur residents plan to meet Manmohan
KOLKATA: Residents of Singur plan to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to discuss the issue of relocation of the Tata Motors small car project from the State. “A letter, urging External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee to seek an ...

Complete shutdown in Kashmir Valley
SRINAGAR: The Kashmir Valley on Saturday observed a complete shutdown in protest against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to the State. The call for the strike was given by the Hurriyat-sponsored Co-ordination ...

“My childhood friend was a saint”
Kottayam: “She used to come here along with her father,” says Lakshmikutty of Kudamaloor. Though 99, she has a sharp memory, especially when it comes to recalling the times she spent with her childhood friend ...

Stormy NIC meet likely
NEW DELHI: The 14th meeting of the National Integration Council (NIC), convened by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here for Monday, is likely to be a stormy affair as it meets in the backdrop of anti-Christian violence in Karnataka and Orissa ...

“Verdict sans reason, denial of justice”

“First Woman Saint of India”
The news that Blessed Alphonsa will be canonized by his Holiness Pope Benedict XVI in Rome on October 12, 2008 has been received by the Catholics of India with boundless joy. She is the first Indian woman to be raised to the honours of the altar. ...

A role model for humility
St. Alphonsa was a poor Franciscan Clarist sister. While at home Annakutty’s eager desire was to join a poor congregation and she used to pray for it. Her desire to lead a hidden life in the service of the Lord was fulfilled when she joined ...

She blended love and faith
His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI is elevating Blessed Alphonsa to the status of a saint in Vatican today. This is indeed a rare gift God Almighty is presenting to the Indian Church. Let us heartily thank Him for this great gift. The honour of ...

A role model for sanctified life
The Indian Catholic church has received with immense pride and joy the news of the Canonization of Blessed Alphonsa who was born and brought up in India and of India parents, on 12 October 2008. Born on 19 August 1910 in an ancient devout ...

FAO report calls for review of biofuel policies
NEW DELHI: The State of Food and Agriculture Report, 2008 of the Food and Agriculture Organisation has called for an urgent review of the biofuel policies and subsidies to preserve the goal of world food security, protect poor farmers, ...

Sainthood Celebration of St. Alphonsa
1-11-2008 to 7-11-2008: St. Alphonsa’s Statue and Relic from Bharanaganam will be received at Kaliakavilai and taken as procession to various churches in our district. 8-11-2008 3.00 p.m: Thanks giving Holy Eucharist and Public ...

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