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APFC Opposes Proposal To Form Christian Property Board

Share  By SAR NEWS HYDERABAD, Andhra Pradesh (SAR NEWS) – The co-president of the Andhra Pradesh Federation of Churches (AFPC), Bishop G. Dyvasirvadam, has reiterated the Federation’s stand opposing the enactment of Central and State legislations on Church properties. He was reacting to a suggestion made by Ali Rafat IAS, secretary to the Government of Andhra Pradesh, the [...]
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St. Xavier’s Ladies Hostel Celebrates Fifty Years

Share  By SAR NEWS AHMEDABAD, Gujarat (SAR NEWS) – Vedruna Sisters and residents of their St. Xavier’s Ladies’ Hostel celebrated its Golden Jubilee with a solemn Eucharistic and cultural programmes on theihostel premises here on March 4.             Bishop Thomas Macwan of Ahmedabad led the Mass together with Bishop Godfrey de Rosario, SJ, o f  Baroda and a dozen [...]
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Hundred Rupees For Cakes And Coffee, Nothing For Media: Tehelka Editor

Share By Adolf Washington, SAR NEWS MUMBAI, Maharashtra (SAR NEWS) – Discussing the theme ‘Press as watchdog and whistleblower’ Managing Editor of ‘Tehelka’, Shoma Chaudhury, noted that “all protests need an audience”. The media focused so much on the Anna Hazare movement while the farmers’ protest was not covered, she said while addressing participants at a national seminar organised by [...]
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Our Institutes Of Journalism Have Nothing To Teach, Says Scribe

Share By Adolf Washington, SAR NEWS MUMBAI, Maharashtra (SAR NEWS) — Radio is a one-on-one conversation and is a very powerful tool for social transformation. It is cheap, mobile and can be with you always. Great transformation can happen in society when you get personal with listeners to understand their problems, said radio jockey, author and senior journalist Naresh [...]
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Stick Out Your Neck Fearlessly: Justice Saldanha

Share By Adolf Washington, SAR NEWS MUMBAI, Maharashtra (SAR NEWS) — Meaningful and effective journalism should be ethical journalism, said Karnataka High Court former judge Justice Michael Saldanha. “We have strayed away from it for too long. One of the predominant goals in journalism in India is saving this subcontinent, where every tear should be replaced with a smile,” he said [...]
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Breaking News Comes With No Authenticity, Says Veteran Journalist

Share By Adolf Washington, SAR NEWS MUMBAI, Maharashtra (SAR NEWS) — Heaping criticism on the Indian media, veteran journalist and keynote speaker B.G. Verghese said, “Commercialisation has eroded the media responsibility. The new philosophy now is ‘anything goes’.  Everyone wants breaking news. Breaking news comes with no authenticity… it’s full of exaggeration, nonsense, trivial, irrelevant and shallow. What we have today [...]
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Unbridled Freedom Of Press Can Cause Harm: Cardinal Gracias

Share By Adolf Washington, SAR NEWS MUMBAI, Maharashtra (SAR NEWS) — “Pope John Paul II was very convinced of the role of the media and its power to effect social transformation,” Cardinal Oswald Gracias said. He was addressing participants of a national seminar on the theme: The Press in India- A Mandate for Social Transformation, organised by the Society of [...]
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Vedruna Niketan Dispensary Organises Free Medical Camp For Tribals

Share By Fr. Varghese Paul, SJ, SAR NEWS VALSAD, Gujarat (SAR NEWS) – Vedruna Niketan Dispensary at Unai in Valsad district organised a day-long free medical camp for tribal people from Unai and surrounding tribal villages, February 20. “More than 1,600 tribal patients attended the medical camp. Dr. Ashwin Shah, his wife Dr. Harsha Shah and their team [...]
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Bangalore’s ‘Mother Teresa’ Gets International Award

Share By SAR NEWS BANGALORE, Karnataka (SAR NEWS) – Popularly know as Bangalore’s ‘Mother Teresa’ Sister Jacquiline Jean McEwan from the United Kingdom, working for thirty years for the welfare of leprosy patients with Sumanahalli Society, was conferred the Rotary International Peace and Goodwill Award, February 16, in Bangalore.             The award was presented to Sister Jean at [...]
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There Are Righteous Journalists, Truth Is Their Weapon, Says Banker Timms

Share By SAR NEWS BANGALORE, Karnataka (SAR NEWS) – “While we are discussing on the theme ‘Is Righteous Journalism fading away’, we need not have apprehensions that there are no more righteous journalists or righteous journalism. Despite the fact that most TV channels and newspapers operate on TRP ratings, giving you tainted news or news not worth [...]
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