Police officials in Yamunanagar, India, have revealed that a migrant from Bihar "mortgaged" his wife off to a friend in exchange for 30,000 rupees and later killed the lender for refusing to let his wife go after the money had been paid back.
The Times of India reports that upon trying to solve the mystery behind the death of 35-year-old quiltmaker Mohammad Golam, officers in Yamunanagar discovered that Golam had loaned a friend named Sabir Ali 30,000 Indian Rupees, the equivalent of $453, this past January.
The officers realized that this was no ordinary loan when it came to light Monday that Ali had offered his wife, Salma, to Golam as collateral for the loan. more >>
An inquiry into the 2008 massacre of nearly 100 Christians in Orissa, India, has concluded its investigation and is set to publish its findings amid reports that Hindu extremism is rising again.
Fides News Agency said that the detailed report of the investigation, which looks into the worst anti-Christian violence in India's history, will be published in December.
Judge A.S. Naidu, head of the Commission of Inquiry, explained that "because of the lack of cooperation of many stakeholders, including the government, it took almost seven years to finish the investigation." more >>
It was earlier reported that the WWE is contemplating on investing in the Indian television and wrestling market after TNA Wrestling did so earlier. But the difference with the WWE investment to that of TNA is that the professional wrestling promotion is going full blast.
The official website of the WWE announced that its network will now be available in India, successfully expanding its coverage in the Indian subcontinent. The WWE Network is already available in neighbors Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. The addition of India, a country of more than a billion people, means that WWE is taking the fight to its main competitor, TNA Wrestling.
The network subscription is going to be offered at $9.99 per month, but the best thing about it isn't really the price but the lack of commitment, as well as the luxury to cancel subscription any time. In order to sign up online, the website says: more >>
The Catholic Bishops of India have condemned an "inhuman act" in which two Dalit children from Sunped village in Faridabad, India, were burned alive last week in an apparent caste dispute.
"This murder of two Dalit infants was an abominable crime," Father Devasagaya Raj told the Fides News Agency. "Attacks of this kind happen all over India against Dalit, the poorest, weakest and most vulnerable of Indians."
"The Catholic Church in India stands with the weakest people and has raised a voice with the government and in society calling for protection and respect for the dignity of the outcast and the poor," he added. more >>
Armed with a small point-and-shoot camera, and with the courage of a hungry traveler who has a profound love for exploring ruins, Victoria Lautman shares how she stumbled upon India's unexplored ruins.
Lautman is a Chicago-based adventure-journalist who is "obsessed" with finding stepwells, huge and cavern-like wells that require people to descend sets of steps before obtaining water. According to CNN, stepwells have an amazing history of old since way back A.D. 600, wherein the architectural sites were once adored but are now forgotten.
However, Lautman is on a journey toward uncovering the beauty of the structures hidden in the suburbs of India. She says her travels have been assisted by none other than drivers, villagers, and other people who would like to help in her goal of having the world remember the forgotten ruins. more >>
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 >>