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Church attacked in Bidar district, Karnataka

| November 20, 2009 | 0 Comments

Unrestrained vandalism of churches continues in the state of Karnataka. On Tuesday, Nov. 17, unidentified miscreants attacked a church in Humnabad taluk in Bidar district. The miscreants entered into the church by breaking the main door and damaged window panes and furniture, police said. “It looks like a deliberate act of desecration as nothing has […]

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Candles lit at Jewish centre for Mumbai attacks victims

| November 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

MUMBAI — Faith leaders on Tuesday gathered at a Jewish religious and cultural centre in Mumbai to light candles to those who died in last year's deadly terror attacks on the city. The candles were lit after a moment of silence to remember the six people who were killed at Chabad House on November 26-29, […]

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Bangalore: Miscreants Vandalize St Antony’s Church

| November 8, 2009 | 0 Comments

Bangalore, November 8, 2009: The parish priest Fr. Arockiadoss and his parishioners were in for a rude shock early in the morning Sunday 8th November to see their church vandalized. A visibly upset Fr. Arockiadoss, the parish priest of St. Antonys Church in Kavalbysandra says "When I went to open the Church doors at 4.30am […]

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Alert triggers tight security at Jewish places in Pune

| October 21, 2009 | 0 Comments

PUNE: Following an alert by central intelligence agencies that the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) is planning to attack Jewish religious places in Pune, the police have made tight security arrangements at the Ohel David Synagogue (Lal Deval) at Ambedkar road in Pune Camp and Chabad House at Koregaon Park. Acting on the information, city police commissioner Satya […]

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State of Israel Anti-terror bureau warns of possible attacks on Israelis in India

| October 16, 2009 | 0 Comments

The Counter-Terrorism Bureau (CTB) on Thursday said the threat of possible attacks against Israelis traveling in India has become "significantly more severe" since a stark travel advisory was issued last month. The bureau said there was a "concrete threat" of attacks on Chabad centers and synagogues throughout India, including Goa, as well as on sites […]

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Israelis in India warned of possible terror attacks

| September 18, 2009 | 0 Comments

Counter Terrorism Bureau says Pakistan-based group that carried out Mumbai attacks looking to target Israelis, westerners The Counter Terrorism Bureau (CTB) issued a stark travel advisory for Israelis in India Thursday, warning them to refrain from visiting crowded tourist hubs that are not secured by armed guards. Israelis were also advised not to travel to […]

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Church heist case solved

| July 20, 2009 | 0 Comments

CHENNAI: Suburban police arrested a 29-year-old man who was wanted in more than five cases of theft in the suburban areas. His interrogation also revealed that he had broken into the Annai Velankanni Church in Besant Nagar in April and looted cash from the donation box there. Peerkankarnai crime Inspector B Sahadevan was in the […]

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Forensic dept to look at Santhome church theft footage

| June 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

CHENNAI: Officers investigating the theft at the Santhome church have asked the forensic department whether the grainy CCTV footage obtained from the church cameras could be made clearer so that they can have a better look at the thief. "Forensic officials have asked for a day to reply if this was possible using advanced technology. […]

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Burglary at Santhome Basilica Church

| June 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

CHENNAI: In yet another case of an early-morning heist in a place of worship, four wooden drop-off boxes meant for offering inside the chapel of the Santhome Cathedral Basilica were found broken open on Friday morning. Church authorities are not sure about the exact amount stolen, but since the boxes were last opened on Monday, […]

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India’s political parties told to make Christian security a priority

| February 3, 2009 | 0 Comments

The safety and security of minorities must be the top priority of India's political parties in the forthcoming elections, says the All India Christian Council. AICC secretary general John Dayal said on Monday that there was a need to "reassure minorities…that India continues to be the secular country envisaged by its founding fathers and guaranteed […]

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