Hindu radicals reportedly attacked a group of Christians with guns, axes, spades and clubs during a prayer meeting at a village in Jharkhand state, India. Despite the beating, which sent six people to the hospital, Christians refused to stop worshiping Christ and turn to Hindu idols, as they were told.
Morning Star News reported Tuesday that 15 or so Hindu extremists threatened to "finish off" the group of 30 Christians, including a pastor, if they continued praying to Christ.
"Thereafter, two men entered and asked the pastor and the others to go outside, but the Christians refused to go," the Rev. Akash Nandi said of the attack that occurred earlier this month. more >>
When it comes to purchasing a new tablet, it's apparent that there is a wide array of brands available to choose from. While leading brands like Samsung and Apple are very rampant in the market today, lesser known brands like Pantel Technologies are offering gadgets for a low cost.
The latest one in the Pantel Technologies Private Limited line is the low-cost Android tablet dubbed as Penta T-Pad. According to Phone Radar, the Penta T-Pad WS704DX tablet has been released in the Indian market with price tag of Rs. 4,999. The product will be exclusively available in Homeshop18, which the store warmly welcomed. The COO of HomeShop18, Vikrant Khanna, stated that they are excited about the exclusive launch of the device in their store. more >>
Hindu radicals in India have intensified their threats, forced conversions and persecution of Christians, saying they would cut them "into pieces" if they continue to worship Christ. Such threats have already forced at least 10 Christian families in a northwest province to flee from their homes and villages.
Church leaders told the Christian persecution watchdog Morning Star News that the 10 families fled from their homes in the Indian state of Rajasthan, which shares a border with Pakistan, because of death threats coming from Hindus seeking to turn Christians away from Christ and "reconvert" them to Hinduism.
The Hindu extremists have threatened to harm anyone who mentions Christ's name or participates in church functions. The threats have prevented Christians in the area from worshiping for over two months. more >>
Christians in India marked the seventh anniversary of the Orissa attacks on Monday, praying for close to 100 Christians who were massacred by Hindu extremists who were pressuring them to convert. An Archbishop has said the faith of Orissa's Christians has grown stronger in the face of persecution.
The Archbishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar, His Exc. Mgr. John Barwa SVD, told Fides News Agency that Christians "gather in prayer for the victims, reiterating, all together, our common commitment to promoting peace, justice and hope. The faith of Christians in Orissa has become stronger in the face of persecution."
The major attacks on August 31, 2008, in Orissa also left close to 56,000 Christians homeless after 300 churches and 6,000 homes were raided and looted. The Hindu mob reportedly organized against Christians who they accused of converting Indians to Christianity. more >>
Five people have been arrested and charged with human trafficking after allegedly selling young girls from West Bengal to Haryana men who were looking for brides.
A state known for its extremely declining sex ratios, Haryana will most probably see more arrests in the future, officials say. Local police said they rescued four women, of which two were minors, who were allegedly brought to Delhi from West Bengal and were sold in Haryana for Rs50,000 (approximately $764) to Rs1 lakh (approximately $1,529). more >>
During the ZenFestival event held in New Delhi, the Taiwanese smartphone giant Asus launched four new smartphones that show off everything from top-of-the-line flagship phones to more affordable choices.
The smartphones launched were Zenfone Selfie, Zenfone 2 Laser, Zenfone 2 Deluxe and the leader of the pack, Zenfone Max. They also launched the Asus ZenPad 8.0/7.0.All four phones are based on Android 5.0 Lollipop and feature 4G LTE support and dual-SIM (Micro-SIM) dual standby support.
The first one to be unveiled was the Zenfone Selfie which was created with 13-megapixel rear and front camera. Such camera really lives up to its name being the perfect device in capturing selfie photos. The device is also designed with a 5.5-inch Full HD display, with an octa-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor and storage capacity of 2GB/3GB RAM. more >>