Some bureaucrats call Christians pig eaters: Goa legislator

Some government officials refer to Christians in a despicable manner and few bureaucrats even call them "pig-eaters", Caitu Silva, a legislator of the ruling coalition said in the state Assembly.

Over 100 arrested for lynching 2 in Pakistan

Over 100 Christians have been arrested for allegedly being part of a mob that lynched two men after Taliban suicide attacks on two churches here in Pakistan's biggest Christian colony that killed 17 people.

40 Christians arrested for lynching two in Pakistan

 Around 40 Christians have been arrested for allegedly being part of a mob that lynched two men after Taliban suicide attacks on two churches here in Pakistan's biggest Christian colony that killed 17 people.

Muslims, Christians uncomfortable in Modi regime: Muslim Personal Law Board
Muslims, Christians uncomfortable in Modi regime: Muslim Personal Law Board

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board on Sunday launched a frontal attack on the Narendra Modi government and announced a nationwide campaign to counter right wing forces, accusing Hindu organisations like the RSS of hatching a "conspiracy" to convert the country into a "fascist state".

Tea garden workers, children protest nun gang-rape in WB

The tribal students and their parents who work in the tea gardens today took out a rally at Birpara and Binnaguri in Jalpaiguri to protest the gangrape of a septuagenarian nun.

'Shameful attacks on Christians in India sends the world wrong message'

What stops a Prime Minister like Narendra Modi, who has a strong mandate, to put a full stop on attacks on Christians in India, ask community leaders in the country, adding that it sends a wrong message to the world about India.

Sri Lanka condemns Pak church attacks

Sri Lanka today condemned "in strongest possible terms" the deadly suicide attacks targeting Christians at two churches in Pakistan.

Funeral held for Christians killed in Pakistan blasts

 The funeral of the Christians among the 16 people killed in Sunday`s attacks on two churches in Pakistan`s Lahore city was held on Tuesday morning.

US reiterates offer to help Pak take on militants post recurrent attacks on Christians

Condemning the recent explosions near two churches in Lahore, the United States has reiterated its offer to help Pakistan deal with militancy.

Attack on Christians: PM Modi seeks report on West Bengal, Haryana incidents
Attack on Christians: PM Modi seeks report on West Bengal, Haryana incidents

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed 'deep concern' over the incidents of brutal gang-rape of a 71-year-old nun in West Bengal and church vandalism in Haryana, and has sought immediate reports from the state governments.

Pakistan police use tear gas to break up church attack protests

Pakistani police broke up Christian protesters in Lahore with tear gas and baton charges on Monday, a day after suicide bombers killed at least 16 people outside two churches, police said.

Pakistan's Christians protest after Lahore church blasts
Pakistan's Christians protest after Lahore church blasts

Having staged twin suicide attacks near two churches in Lahore's Yohanabad area that killed 15, the splinter group of Pakistan Taliban, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar threatened of more similar attacks in the country.

Pope says feels great pain over Pakistan church attacks

Pope Francis said he felt great pain over bomb attacks outside two churches in Pakistan on Sunday, departing from scripted remarks in his customary address to decry "persecution" of Christians.

Delhi Police launches dedicated Facebook page for Christians

Delhi Police has launched a Facebook page to address grievances of Christian institutions and individuals in the wake of a series of attacks on Christian institutions in the city.

Islamic State releases 19 Christians, more than 200 still captive: Monitor

Islamic State released 19 Assyrian Christian captives in Syria on Sunday after processing them through a sharia court, a monitoring group which tracks the conflict said.

Christians to hold special prayers against 'attacks'

Christians will hold three-day special prayers from March 4 at 100 places across the country for an end to the "attacks" on churches and the "hate campaign" against the community, a group of clerics said here.

Christians in Syria form militia to fight IS

Christians, threatened by Islamic State (IS) jihadis in Syria, have organised themselves into a militia to fight the militants, with the help of the Kurdish forces, according to a media report.

Goa CM implores against communally sensitive comments
Goa CM implores against communally sensitive comments

No one should make statements which can disturb the communal harmony in Goa said Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar, even as the VHP Friday commented that it would make efforts to re-convert Goan Christians to Hinduism.

Vishwa Hindu Parishad mulls re-conversion of Christians in Goa

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) plans to re-convert Christians in Goa and is in the middle of an expansion drive in the state, a VHP leader said here Friday.

Islamic State militants under pressure as Kurds seize Syrian town

Kurdish forces dealt a blow to Islamic State by capturing an important town on Friday in the latest stage of a powerful offensive in northeast Syria, a Kurdish militia spokesman said.