India

A 7-month Pregnant Christian Woman Drenched With Petrol by Bajrang Dal: Silence of the Lambs

New Delhi: On April 17, Pastor Dinbanhu Sameli and his seven-month pregnant wife Meena were attacked by militant Hindutva group Bajrang Dal in Bastar in Chhattisgarh. Around 7 pm in the night, two men had approached the pastor outside of his home, initially claiming that they hailed from the nearby Methodist Church. But later, quite […]

CPM lawmaker dares Rajnath Singh over magazine quote that wasn’t; Outlook admits mistake

CPM lawmaker dares Rajnath Singh over magazine quote that wasn’t; Outlook admits mistake

A statement by CPM lawmaker in Parliament left Home Minister Rajnath Singh “deeply hurt” and angry. It also led to Lok Sabha being adjourned multiple times during the discussion on the much-hyped ‘intolerance’ issue. It began when the CPM member said that in the wake of BJP’s stupendous victory in the last general election Rajnath […]

Three Christians Arrested in India and Accused of Converting Locals

Three Christian men in India have been arrested and held on charges of converting the local people to Christianity in the village of Motawa in northern India. The Indian Express reports that the three men, Stephen Rajkumar, Anil Kumar, and Harilal, are volunteers for Gospel Echoing Missionary Society (GEMS). Right wing activists accused the men […]

AAP admits giving over Rs 1 lakh pay cheques, perks to party members

New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi on Tuesday admitted that a few party members were getting benefits like official house and cars. In a reply to BJP MLA O P Sharma’s question, government said that these members have been appointed as co-terminus staff with it. Government in its reply said that Bibhav […]

Shilpa Shetty, accused of Rs 9 crore fraud, ‘Dares’ Kolkata man to prove allegation

TRN Bureau, Kolkata: Bollywood actress- turned- business woman Shilpa Shetty has decided to seek legal advice after the Kolkata police lodged a complaint against her for allegedly doing a fraud of Rs 9 crore. According to the complaint, Shilpa had allegedly induced a city-based company to invest the huge amount in a company run by […]

Catholic Church burnt to ashes by unknown miscreants

TRN Bureau, New Delhi: Foul play has been suspected after a fire destroyed a Catholic church in Delhi. The mysterious fire on Monday morning reduced to ashes, St Sebastian’s Church in Dilshad Garden that lies on the eastern extreme of the national capital. “The fire has completely charred the sanctuary, sacristy and the first floor […]