#india

  • Divorce banned by the courts !

    India’s top court has banned a controversial Islamic practice that allowed men to instantly divorce their wives simply by chanting the word “talaq” three times, calling it “manifestly arbitrary.” The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that “triple talaq” – which means divorce in Arabic – was unconstitutional and un-Islamic. The...
  • Breaking News: India and China troops clash along Himalayan border!

     A confrontation occurred between Indian and Chinese soldiers along a disputed border in the western Himalayas, Indian officials said on Tuesday. The PTI news agency said soldiers threw stones, causing minor injuries to both sides, as Chinese troops tried to enter Indian territory near the Pangong lake. Beijing maintains...
  • India landslide wipes out two buses, 50 individuals presumed dead!

    (CNN) Nearly 50 people are feared dead after a landslide swept two buses down a gorge in Northern India, according to Indian state-run news outlet DD News. DD News reports the buses had stopped for a break along the road when the landslid hit, sweeping the buses some 800...
  • Over 30 children have died at a state ran hospital

    Parents of at least 35 children who have died in a state-run hospital in northern India over the past three days have alleged that the fatalities were due to the lack of a sufficient oxygen supply in the children’s ward. District Magistrate Rajiv Rautela said Saturday that the deaths of the...
  • Shocking stats: India reports 855 farmer suicides in April-Jan this year alone!

     Maharashtra reported 855 cases of farmer suicides during the January-April period of this year against 1,023 cases in the year-ago period, Parliament was informed on Friday. “The answer to unfortunate instances of farmers’ suicides lies in improving their welfare,” Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said in the Rajya...
  • A 10 year old rape survivor is denied an abortion

    A 10-year-old rape survivor from the Indian city of Chandigarh will have to carry her pregnancy to term after India’s Supreme Court denied her permission for an abortion. Under Indian law, a pregnancy cannot be terminated after 20 weeks, but exceptions can be made if the fetus is shown...
  • Acid attacks against women on the rise!

    In early July, unidentified men threw acid on a 35-year-old woman while she was staying at a government-run women’s hostel in Lucknow, 330 miles southeast of here. Guards came to her rescue, but the attackers fled. The assault on the woman, a gang-rape victim whose first name is Vimla, is the latest in a...
  • Christians: India’s New President has no room for you!

    Ram Nath Kovind, India’s new president who took office today, represents an unusual case of a little-known politician from the country’s lowest caste, the Dalits, rising to power. However, as others champion his victory, India’s Christian minority—the majority of whom are Dalits themselves—know that a Hindu nationalist politician from...
  • Pastor in India Shot Dead

    HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – A pastor in northern India’s Punjab state was shot dead in front of his church premises two months after Hindu extremists took offense at a gospel event celebrating his church’s 25th anniversary, sources said. Pastor Sultan Masih of Temple of God was found shot dead at Peer Banda...