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Americans are just lukewarm towards Hindus: Survey

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 13:24

Hindus received a lukewarm rating of 50 from Americans in general while atheists and Muslims are seen in a less favorable light, according to a recent survey.

56 arrested over riots in Myanmar

Last Updated: Sunday, August 03, 2014, 11:44

Fifty six people suspected to be involved in a sectarian riot which broke out in Myanmar`s second largest city Mandalay in early July have been arrested, police said Sunday.

Sri Lanka`s militant monk rejects Dalai Lama as spiritual leader

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 16:52

A firebrand Sri Lankan monk on Tuesday criticised the Dalai Lama for urging the island`s Buddhists to halt violence against minority Muslims and rejected him as a global spiritual leader.

Two killed in sectarian violence in Myanmar`s second-largest city

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 10:52

Two men were killed in a second night of rioting in Mandalay, Myanmar`s second-largest city, a security official said on Thursday, the latest flare-up in two years of sectarian unrest between Buddhists and Muslims.

Myanmar police fire shots to end sectarian riot in Mandalay

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 11:58

Myanmar police fired shots on Wednesday to disperse crowds of Buddhists and Muslims facing off in the streets of Mandalay, the country`s second-largest city, police sources and a witness said. 

Sri Lankan hardline Buddhists say Facebook accounts blocked after violence

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 17:33

Buddhist activists accused of involvement in violence against Sri Lanka`s minority Muslims said on Friday that accounts of their group`s members on social media site Facebook had been blocked.

Sri Lanka probes store fire after clashes

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 21:14

A fire today destroyed a clothing store in a Sri Lankan district that witnessed clashes between hardline Buddhists and the minority Muslims, prompting police to launch a probe.

Sri Lankan towns under curfew over fears of communal violence

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 02:08

The Sri Lankan authorities on Sunday imposed a curfew on two southern towns to defuse a possible ethnic flare up after clashes between Muslims and Buddhists left several people wounded.

Buddhists miffed as prayers axed at Kolkata monastery for polling

Last Updated: Monday, May 12, 2014, 23:27

Forced to cancel their daily prayer Monday for the first time in 117 years after a Kolkata monastery was turned into a polling booth, the Bengal Buddhist Association is mulling legal recourse as well as seeking West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee`s intervention.

Sikkim Buddhists want their Karmapa back

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 14:53

s the lone Lok Sabha constituency in Sikkim goes to poll on April 12, the Buddhist minority want their Karmapa to his seat in Rumtek monastery while the Nepali communities, which form almost half of the populace, seek tribal status.

`Nude Buddha` statues hanging off Chinese restaurant taken down after uproar

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 15:38

Two giant statues of `naked` Buddha have been reportedly taken down from a restaurant in Jinan, China, after onlookers expressed horror and disgust.

Order restored after fresh Myanmar religious unrest

Last Updated: Sunday, August 25, 2013, 16:52

Authorities restored order in Myanmar`s northern Sagaing region on Sunday after a Buddhist mob set fire to nearly two dozen Muslim-owned buildings and attacked rescue workers.