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13th February 2019 . by incontext_adm

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MILLIONS EXPECTED TO THRONG INDIAN CITY FOR WORLD’S LARGEST RELIGIOUS FESTIVAL

23rd January 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Cherolyn Amery India’s Hindu nationalist-led government is splashing out on the religious megafest [Kumbh Mela], spending  unprecedented sums as part of a strategy to focus on the country’s majority Hindu population ahead of a general election due this year. Both the central government in New Delhi and the government of Uttar Pradesh – the north…

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MILLIONS EXPECTED TO THRONG INDIAN CITY FOR WORLD’S LARGEST RELIGIOUS FESTIVAL

16th January 2019 . by incontext_adm

16 JANUARY 2019 (REUTERS) – Pilgrims from across the world are gathering in India for the Kumbh Mela, a heady mix of spirituality, politics and tourism that began on Tuesday, garnering extra attention ahead of a general election in the Hindu-majority country this year. During the eight-week festival at Prayagraj in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh,…

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INDIA-CHINA RIVALRY LOOMS OVER BHUTAN ELECTION

18th October 2018 . by incontext_adm

18 OCTOBER 2018 (SOURCE: WASHINGTON TIMES) – Bhutanese voters have already decided to oust their current leaders, voting out their prime minister and his political party in the first round of parliamentary elections last month. Now many voters of this tiny, ancient kingdom hope that whoever wins the second round Thursday [18 October] will renegotiate their…

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SURPRISE ELECTION RESULTS IN THE MALDIVES

27th September 2018 . by incontext_adm

By Cherolyn Amery Opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih won the Maldives’ presidential election [on 23 September] in a surprise defeat of President Abdulla Yameen. Mr Yameen, who has been accused of crushing dissent in the archipelago, admitted defeat, saying he accepted the result. The Maldives is a key battleground in the rivalry between China and…

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26th July 2018 . by incontext_adm

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CHRISTMAS IN INDIA TARNISHED BY ‘CLIMATE OF HATE’

24th December 2017 . by incontext_adm

24 DECEMBER 2017 – There is a sense of unease leading up to Christmas celebrations in India, according to Christian groups. “There are open letters being written to schools in Uttar Pradesh asking them not to celebrate Christmas. What is going on in this country? This is not about Hindus, Christians, Muslims or Sikhs. It is…

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24th August 2017 . by incontext_adm

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ISSUE 178 | 17 AUGUST 2017

16th August 2017 . by incontext_adm

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CHURCHES BURNED DOWN AND CHRISTIANS TARGETED IN INDIA?

1st October 2016 . by incontext_adm

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS CIRCULATING ON SOCIAL MEDIA: “Brothers and sisters, urgent prayer request. Pray for the Church in India. Buddhist extremists in India burned down 20 churches last night. Tonight want to destroy more than 200 churches in Olisabang province. They want to kill 200 missionaries within the next 24 hours. All Christians are…

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