Sarah Cohen, the oldest member of the once sizeable Jewish community, passed away aged 96.
She was the oldest and one of the last remaining Jewish persons living in Mattancherry Jewish colony, that was once thickly populated by the community ever since an expelled group from Iberia (Spain) came to Kochi more than 500 years ago.
After introducing lentil pulses in fair price shops, Tripura’s government recently announced it would sell tea and mustard oil in ration shops at subsidised rates to strengthen the Public Distribution System (PDS).
PDS strengthening has instantly got focus in Tripura since 67 per cent of the state’s 37 lakh population are ‘poor’ and they view subsidised food products as a major relief from inflation.
Pakistan had observed “Kashmir Hour” to express “solidarity” with the Kashmiri people after India revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir under Art 370 of Indian constitution.
Education institutions, government and private offices, banks, traders, lawyers and military authorities are taking part in the events which is aimed to create public rhetoric.
Traffic signals across Pakistan turned red during the half-hour demonstration and only ambulances were to be allowed to move. All trains were also asked to halt for at least a minute so that railway workers could take part in the event.
The Himachal Pradesh Assembly passed a bill called ‘the Himachal Pradesh freedom of religion Bill 2019’ against conversion in the state.
The new Bill proposes stringent punishments which can be up to seven years in jail compared to the three years under the existing law.
The Bill prohibits conversion by misrepresentation, force, undue influence, coercion, inducement, marriage or any fraudulent means. Any marriage for the sole purpose of conversion will also be declared null and void under Section 5 of the Bill.