A 10-year-old boy in Pakistan was allegedly tortured with a stick by his Islamic school teacher after he refused to do construction work on a mosque in the Punjab province.
The Pakistani news site Dawn.com reported that the boy, named only as Tayyab, who is a student at Jamia Ishadal Quran seminary in the Noorpur village in the town of Pakpattan, was brutally beaten by an Islamic cleric until he passed out on Sunday.
Rozi Khan, Tayyab's father, told local media that he was alerted that his son was being physically assaulted when two of his son's classmates came to him and told him that Tayyab was being held by the cleric. more >>
Samsung may be continuing to saturate the Indian market with its Android smartphones, hoping that consumers from various market groups would choose its products rather than the hundreds of other models available in the country.
According to a report by Phone Arena, an unknown smartphone has just cropped up the IMEI database. Bearing the model number SM-J200F, the Android-powered smartphone has reportedly appeared in Indian website Zauba, which tracks imports and exports of the Asian subcontinent.
In the report, the only detail that is clear about the device is its 4.6-inch display, which places it in the entry-level category. Considering its size and the fact that it could be a budge smartphone, the report speculated that the Samsung phone could be the next-generation Galaxy J2. more >>
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 is among the rumored devices that are expected to hit the Chinese market any time soon. However, even before the official announcement, some Android fans are already given an early treat with a rumored leak.
According to a report by GSM Arena, the purported frame of the unannounced handset has appeared in a leaked image online. While there is nothing to confirm or deny the rumor, the fact that the device is in its development stages could be the only proof that it is the Redmi Note 2.
The upcoming Xiaomi phone, which would be dubbed as the Hongmi Note when it becomes available in China, is rumored to be a midrange phablet that would cater to the market group that prefers bigger displays, but are not willing to shell out large sums of cash. more >>
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 >>