Buddhist monks warn of violence during Sri Lanka polls

An influential party of Buddhist monks warned Tuesday of violence during Sri Lanka`s upcoming presidential election, two weeks after it defected from the coalition government.

Buddhist monks pray at Peshawar museum for world peace

 An eight-member delegation of Buddhist monks from South Korea today visited the Peshawar museum and performed rituals for world peace and religious harmony in Pakistan.

Myanmar website hacked, threatened over Buddhist radical story

A popular Myanmar news website was blocked Thursday by hackers angry at its description of hardline Buddhist monks as "radical", as the publication said it had received threats of violence over its coverage.

Sri Lanka Buddhist monks in court accused of insulting Quran

Four of Sri Lanka`s most senior hardline Buddhist monks appeared in court Monday accused of insulting the Quran, in the first such case following a spate of religious hate attacks.

Bodh Gaya blasts: NIA detains two

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) detained two people in Bihar`s Arwal district to quiz them over the July 7, 2013, serial bomb blasts in Bodh Gaya, police said on Friday.

Tibet courts dealt "heavy blow" to separatists in 2013: Report

Tibetan courts dealt a "heavy blow" last year to anti-China separatist movement in the remote Himalayan region, handling 20 cases involving national security, but the fight remains "grave", a report said on Monday.

Buddhist monks pray for happiness at `unlucky` French chateau

Buddhist monks Tuesday conducted a benediction ceremony at a French chateau and vineyard whose new Chinese buyer and its former owner are feared dead after a helicopter crash.

Buddhist monks from Thailand hold candlelight vigil for world peace in Bodh Gaya

Buddhist monks from Thailand took out a candlelight vigil for `world peace` in Bodh Gaya, Bihar on Friday.

Lanka deploys forces after Muslim store torched by Buddhist monks

A mob, including Buddhist monks, allegedly stoned and set afire a Muslim-owned business in Sri Lanka in the latest attacks directed against the minority.

Sri Lanka protests against assault on its monks in south India

Sri Lanka has lodged a strong protest with New Delhi over the incidents of assaults on Buddhist monks

Myanmar gov`t apologises for crackdown violence

President`s Office Minister Hla Tun led other officials today in apologising to senior and injured monks in the central city of Mandalay.

Myanmar monks protest to demand crackdown apology

The monks said they are not satisfied with the apologies made by the government so far.

Suu Kyi decries crackdown that injured protesters

More than 10,000 people heard Suu Kyi speak this morning in a nearby village about the Letpadaung copper mine.

China refutes criticism over human rights situation

China refuted Human Rights
Watch criticism over deteriorating human rights situation in Tibet.

Bomb attack wounds 9 in southern Thailand

Police Lt Fahamee Hengpiya says the monks were collecting alms when a bomb hidden in a planter went off.

Buddhist monks` brains scanned to study meditation

In an unusual research, over 20 prominent Tibetan Buddhist monks have undergone brain scanning by a neuroscientist here to unravel the ancient practice of meditation.

Buddhist monks in China receive training in firefighting

Buddhist monks are now trained to deal with incidents of blaze in temples.

Lanka to clarify reasons behind Fonseka`s arrest to monks

Sri Lankan government on Monday said
it will send a delegation to meet the country`s powerful
Buddhist monks to clarify the reasons behind the detention of
former army chief Sarath Fonseka.