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Archive for August, 2011

Our Leaders Failed Miserably

Share By Fr. Michael G., SAR NEWS VASAI, Maharashtra (SAR NEWS) – Let us look back on the Anna Hazare’s movement. The Catholic Church leaders denounced the prominent activist’s hunger strike against the proposed new anti-corruption Lokpal bill debated in parliament. “There’s no justification for such agitation when the government has introduced a bill against corruption in parliament,” [...]
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Macedonia Marks Mother Teresa’s 101st Birthday In Kolkata

Share By C.M. Paul, SAR NEWS KOLKATA, West Bengal (SAR NEWS) – The Honorary Consulate of Republic of Macedonia, the country of Mother Teresa’s birth, honoured the Noble Laureate on her 101st birthday with an hour-long pageant, August 26, at Kala Mandir. Born to Nikolle and Trana Bojaxhiue August 26, 1910, in Uskub, Ottoman Empire (now Skopje, capital [...]
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Don Bosco University Launches Degree Courses to Empower Northeast India

Share By SAR NEWS GUWAHATI, Assam (SAR NEWS) – In an effort to offer higher education in socially relevant studies in Northeast India, the Assam Don Bosco University launched three new master’s degree  courses as well as a postgraduate diploma course. The new courses introduced this year include Master of Social Work (MSW), M. Tech. in Electronics and [...]
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University Launches Social And Scientific Research In 8 Disciplines

Share By Sr. Shiji James MSMHC, SAR NEWS GUWAHATI, Assam (SAR NEWS) — The Assam Don Bosco University launched PhD (doctoral) Programmes in 24 areas of research in eight disciplines at a function held at its Azara Campus near Guwahati Airport August 23. The areas of current socially relevant study include Social Work and North-East India Studies, [...]
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Princess Nora Backs Assam Don Bosco University

Share By C.M. Paul, SAR NEWS MADRID, Spain (SA NEWS) – The Vice Chancellor of Assam Don Bosco University, Father Stephen Mavely, was euphoric about a meeting with Princess Nora de Liechtenstein held in her palace in Madrid, August 18. “She showed a lot of interest in the University project. We went over the (power point) presentation quite [...]
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Bible Society Of India Marks 200 Years

Share By C.M. Paul, SAR NEWS KOLKATA, West Bengal (SAR NEWS) – The Bible Society of India (Calcutta Auxiliary) concluded its bicentenary celebrations, August 20, at Rabindra Sadan, the cultural hub of Kolkata. Some 1,200 people took part in the Gospel Musical Evening presented by a 15-member Dancers’ Guild troupe performing “HE the Light of the World.” Parbati [...]
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Miracle Child, 22 Others Baptised in Don Bosco Shrine

Share By SAR NEWS SHILLONG, Meghalaya (SAR NEWS) – On the birthday of St. Don Bosco, August 16, Larisuk Khongsit was baptised as Larisa Mary Khongsit. The baptism ceremony took place at the shrine of St. John Bosco, Cherrapunjee, where during the visit of the Relic of Don Bosco, this bed-ridden girl had a miraculous healing after [...]
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New Church Dedicated To Pope John Paul II

Share By SAR NEWS BANGALORE, Karnataka (SAR NEWS) – A church dedicated to Blessed Pope John Paul II was blessed and inaugurated by Archbishop Bernard Moras of Bangalore at Channasandra in Thambuchettypalya here, August 21. This is the first church in Bangalore to be name at the late Pope who is a step away from sainthood. Archbishop Moras [...]
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Youth Brave Dust Storm Heat On Last Day Of World Youth Day

Share  By SAR NEWS MADRID, Spain (SAR NEWS) – The scorching heat, a heavy dust storm and rain did not deter the youthful spirit of those participating in the 26th World Youth Day concluding programme which began with a Night Vigil, August 21. Over 5 lakh youths from 192 countries began camping at the venue from 1 pm [...]
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Youth Join ‘Way Of The Cross’ With Pope

Share By Amarnath Dinesh Roy, SAR NEWS MADRID, Spain (SAR NEWS) – Pope Benedict XVI led the youth in the Way of the Cross, during World Youth Day, August 19, in Madrid. Over three lakh youths from across the world participated in the solemn ceremony presided over by the Pope from the central altar before the seat of [...]
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