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archiveOctober 23, 2019


Ben Wati Legacy Talk held at CTC Aolijen

Dimapur, October 23: The fourth (Lt.) Rev. Dr. I. Ben Wati Legacy Talk organized by ELIM Resource Center, Guwahati was held on October 18-19 at Clark Theological College, Aolijen, Mokokchung. In his opening note, Senti Longkumer, the presider of the legacy talk, quoting John Langlois said, "Those who knew Ben Wati…. will never forget the sound foundation he laid for world evangelism….as a wise master builder and for his gracious gentle spirit, a true follower of Jesus Christ." In his welcome address, Rev. Dr. Mar Pongen, Principal of Clark Theological...
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Archbishop Dominic Jala laid to rest

SHILLONG, October 23: Archbishop Dominic Jala was laid to rest in Shillong on Wednesday evening. Nearly one lakh people came to pray and bid adieu to Archbishop Jala. The Catholic Church leader rendered his service as a priest for about 42 years including as the Archbishop of Shillong Archdiocese for decades. The funeral was held two weeks after the Archbishop died in a car mishap at Colusa County, Oakland in California, USA on October 10 (Oct 11 as per Indian time). Another priest from Kerala, Fr Mathew Vellankal, who served...
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Too many milk-variants by Amul confuse consumers

Dear Madam, Milk-giant Amul has added a new milk-variant under brand-name Buffalo in addition to earlier existing variants under brand-names Gold and Diamond. All these three variants are apart from cow-milk and several other low-fat variants. Apart from cow-milk, all other variants should therefore be processed from buffalo-milk, in case some of milk-brands are not made from milk-powder. Amul should print on its all milk-packs if milk is packed and processed after procuring natural milk, or some of these are made from milk-powder. Now are three variants namely Gold, Buffalo...

Wicked people

Amongst the maladies that have afflicted our society today, dehumanization is surely one of the gravest. Things appear all the more dreary when we think about the problem bearing in mind that, in the times gone by, bonhomie and warmth used to be the defining characteristics of our society. The malaise of dehumanisation is at work covertly. The rat race, of which most of us, willingly or unwillingly, have become a part, has rendered us, more or less, incapable of discerning the magnitude of the problem. It is difficult to...

Cardi B joins Fast and Furious 9

Rapper-actor Cardi B is the latest addition to the crew of Fast & Furious 9. The details of her role are currently unknown. Franchise star Vin Diesel announced her casting in an Instagram video on Tuesday showed him and Cardi B on the last day of the movie’s UK schedule. “I’m tired, but I can’t wait. I ain’t gonna front, I think this is going to be the best one,” she says in the clip. Fast 9 is the second film outing for Cardi B, since her role in this...

Pooja Bhatt says she’s 3 years sober, opens up on battle with alcoholism: ‘Kal kisne dekha’

Actor and filmmaker Pooja Bhatt has written about her struggles with alcoholism, and being sober for almost three years. “If I could do it, you can too,” she wrote on Instagram. Pooja, who will return to the big screen in her father Mahesh Bhatt’s Sadak 2, wrote, “Two years & ten months sober today.. time to reflect on the past & absorb the now.. Kal Kisne Dekha after all? To any and all of you who are battling your demons & grappling with addiction issues,know that you’re not alone. If...

Soul of India resides in pluralism; dialogue essential for democracy: Pranab Mukherjee

New Delhi, October 23: Former president Pranab Mukherjee expressed concern over the “increase in violence” arising out of differences among people and the “utter disregard” for human life which is hurting the nation’s harmony. Stating that the soul of India resides in pluralism and celebration of diversity, Mukherjee said, “Every time an individual, a child or woman is brutalised, the soul of India is wounded. Manifestations of rage are tearing our social fabric. Every day we see increased violence around us. At the heart of this violence is darkness, fear,...

In revival plan for MTNL and BSNL, cabinet announces merger of the two

New Delhi, October 23: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday decided to merge state-owned telecom firms Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL). Telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad made the announcement and assured that neither MTNL or BSNL are being closed, nor being disinvested, nor being hired to any third party. “BSNL and MTNL will be merged and the government will put in Rs 29,937 crore for revival of the companies,” he said. The central government’s revival package for the two firms includes raising of Rs 15,000...
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