Following a mid-June attack on a Christian church in the Indian town of Attingal in Kerala state, Hindu radicals have threatened to wipe out a Christian congregation and burn the church's pastor if they continue to worship and pray in there.
According to International Christian Concern, a U.S.-based Christian persecution monitoring organization, a mob of 200 angry Hindus surrounded the Reaching the World with Love Ministries Church in Attingal on June 14, while about 400 congregants were in the middle of their Sunday worship service.
As the large mob shouted loud Hindu chants, including "Bharat Mathaki" [Hail Mother India], the congregation's pastor, known by the name Shiju, told ICC that 30 Hindus broke into the worship hall, charged at him while he was preaching and began beating him down and caused him internal injuries. more >>
The Evangelical Fellowship of India has reported a violent attack against Christians in the country that was committed earlier this month when over 200 Hindu radicals stormed a Protestant church in the town of Attingal, Kerela, beating up the pastor and some of the worshipers, and breaking the altar.
EFI shared the news with Fides News Agency, reporting that the attack took place on June 14. The radicals apparently shouted slogans like "Bharat Mathaki Jai" ("Hail Mother India") during the attack, which was broken up after police arrived.
Christians in Attingal have since staged a protest march in the city, calling for harmony and religious freedom, while counter-demonstrators reportedly chanted anti-Christian slogans and threats. more >>
After launching a so-so flagship in the Xperia Z4 more than a month ago, the Japanese manufacturer has also announced another version of its previous flagship.
Dubbed as the Sony Xperia Z3+, the device packs some upgraded specs, but still does not pack a QHD or 2K (2560 x 1440) resolution that almost every other flagship handset has today.
According to a recent report by GSM Arena, Sony has launched the device in India in hope of competing well with other high-end devices that are currently in the Asian country's market. more >>
Lenovo is not very popular in India due to the number of local and other Chinese brands that are trying to take a share of the market. However, the company's next smartphone in the country could be a bestseller.
According to a recent report by GSM Arena, the China-based manufacturer has just announced its K3 Note smartphone, bound for the Indian market. Initially unveiled and made available in China, the 5.5-inch phablet will reportedly go on sale on one of Flipkart's flash sales for only INR 9,999 or about $157.
In case you are wondering how the Lenovo K3 Note will fare among other Android smartphones in India, it could sell well with its price tag and specifications. In the report, the device packs a Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution screen to go with its 5.5-inch display. more >>
In recent reports, HTC is having difficulty penetrating the Chinese market due to the various Android phone makers that are releasing cheaper but similar quality handsets.
And so the Taiwanese manufacturer is looking toward India, the world's second largest smartphone market.
According to a report by GSM Arena, the company has just announced a brand new upper midranger device. Dubbed as the HTC Desire 826 Dual SIM, the smartphone will boast the Desire design, but will have slightly higher specs. more >>
The HTC One M9 was announced a couple of months ago, and was expected to take on the other flagships in the market, particularly the Samsung Galaxy S6.
Unfortunately for HTC, most people were not impressed with some of the One M9's specs, specially that the company decided to keep the Full HD (1920 x 1080) display resolution, amidst its gaining popularity among Asian markets.
As a result of the One M9's failure, the Taiwan-based manufacturer has only shipped 4.75 million units of its flagship for the first quarter of 2015. If you think that is still a good number, the company was able to sell almost 10 million HTC One M8s last year. more >>