US COMMISSION FOR INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM ANNUAL REPORT 2016 - Intolerance in India Rose in 2015: USCIRF

Source: http://epaperbeta.timesofindia.com
May 03 2016 : The Economic Times (Delhi)

Commission advises the US govt to integrate concern for religious freedom into bilateral contacts with India, including future strategic dialogues.

Religious freedom in India was on a “negative trajectory“ in 2015 as religious tolerance “deteriorated“ and religious freedom violations “increased“, alleged US Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) in its 2016 annual report.

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Delhi red-faced over U-turn on visa to U.S. official

May 3, 2016
Source: http://www.thehindu.com
Dr Lantos Swett from the US Commission for International Religious Freedom had been denied a visa last month

A month after the Modi government refused visas to a U.S. delegation monitoring religious freedom, one of the delegation’s officials Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett, was permitted to attend the controversial anti-China conference in Dharmsala that ended on Sunday.

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China Reveals What It Wants to Do with Christianity

Brent Fulton/ APRIL 28, 2016 Source: http://www.christianitytoday.com

Bulldozer death of pastor’s wife draws attention, but president’s long-awaited speech on religion will impact Chinese Christians much more.

The widely reported death by suffocation of Ding Cuimei, the wife of a pastor in China’s Henan province, has shocked Christians worldwide. Ding and her husband were buried as they attempted to prevent their church from being bulldozed by developers.

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KEY MEET OF ANTI-BEIJING GROUPS - USCIRF Member Allowed Entry at Dharamsala

DipanjanRoy Chaudhury
New Delhi:
May 02 2016 : Source: The Economic Times (Delhi)

Conference initiative of Citizen Power for China, a US-based organisation

Even as the Modi government has cancelled the visa of senior Uyghur leader Dolkun Isa and denied visas to Chinese dissidents for a key meet of various anti-Beijing groups in Dharamsala drawing criticism at home, a senior United States Commission of International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) representative was allowed to attend the conference.

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USCIRF comes to India through the backdoor

May 2, 2016, Source: The Economic Times

Though the Centre stopped Dolkun Isa from taking part in a Uyghur conference in Dharamsala, a US Commission of International Religious Freedom representative was allowed to attend the event.

 
Meat of the Matter is, Nothing will Go to Waste Now

Shashwati Shankar
Bengaluru:
Source: http://epaperbeta.timesofindia.com
Meat delivery startups have come up with ways to manage waste


Meat delivery startups with an inventory-based model are coming up with innovative solutions to deal with the complex problem of waste management, from feeding the poor and recycling waste as organic manure to installing analytics software to forecast orders to minimise waste.

 

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