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    Iraqi Christians defiant in face of church attacks

    Baghdad, July 14 (DPA): Iraqi Christians remained defiant in the wake of Sunday night’s attack on a church in eastern Baghdad that left at least four dead and 18 injured. “If anyone thinks that these terrorist attacks will force us or our friends from our home, they must be crazy,” Nahla Sabbah, a 34-year-old Christian civil

    Bangladesh likely to open Chittagong Port by 2010

    Source: The Assam TribuneDate: 10, Thursday, July With the change of guard in neighbouring Bangladesh, it is now considering allowing Northeast India to use Chittagong Port, a longstanding demand, said Abdul Matlab Ahmed, president of Indo-Bangla Chamber of Commerce here. The Awami League Government has agreed on principle to allow Northeast India to use Chittagong

    Only Indians make, receive missed calls

    Source: Times of IndiaDate: 10, Thursday, July India does more than just make and receive calls on its mobile phones. It is the only country in the world to send and receive missed calls, has the lowest usage of multiple SIMs, while Indian women show a unique preference for public phones, including PCOs to make

    Orissa report a \’fictitious\’ whitewash, Church leaders say

    BHUBANESHWAR, India (UCAN): Church leaders in Orissa have dismissed the report on anti-Christian violence in the eastern Indian state as “one-sided,” “fictitious” and “pre-meditated.” S.C. Mohapatra, the retired judge who comprised the one-man commission that investigated last year’s violence, said in his interim report that the attacks were not sectarian but rooted in tribal land disputes.

    Orissa witnesses fall silent amid threats

    BHUBANESWAR, India (UCAN): Christian lawyers and social workers say that witnesses of violence in Orissa are becoming uncooperative in court following threats to their lives. Fear and uncertainty have gripped many people as gunmen comb villages for people named as witnesses in cases related to last year’s anti-Christian violence in the eastern Indian state, a Church

    NE militancy: Assam tops fatalities in 2008-09

    Shillong: Assam topped the number of fatalities in 2008-09 as militancy and related incidents of violence continues to be high in the North Eastern states of Assam, Manipur and Nagaland.  Official sources quoting a Union Home Ministry report said the seven sister states recorded 674 militancy-related incidents in 2008, and the number has already shot up