Sikh Americans lead efforts to counter attacks on minorities

Washington: With hate crimes against Muslims and Sikhs rising in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris and California, 15 diverse civil rights and faith-based organisations, led by the National Sikh Campaign (NSC), have joined up to address hateful rhetoric against religious minorities.

Delhi Minorities Commission disposes 113 complaints in 2014-15

Delhi Minorities Commission has disposed off a total of 113 complaints in 2014-15, states annual report of the Commission.

NC won't allow 'disintegration' of J&K: Farooq Abdullah

National Conference (NC) President Farooq Abdullah urged Jammu and Kashmir youths to fight "myopic politics" being played by vested interests to divide the state on regional and communal lines.

Bangladeshi Buddhist monks feed fasting Muslims over Ramadan
Bangladeshi Buddhist monks feed fasting Muslims over Ramadan

A Buddhist monastery in Bangladesh is serving food to hundreds of poor Muslims during Ramadan, in a rare example of social harmony between the religions in the South Asian nation.

Dalai Lama to celebrate 80th birthday in California

The Dalai Lama launches three days of celebrations Sunday in California for his 80th birthday at what is billed as a Global Compassion Summit but which is expected to draw protests.

Minorities can self-attest community certificates to get benefits of govt schemes

People belonging to minority communities will no longer have to secure certificates from officials to avail of benefits of welfare schemes, with the government making it clear that self-attestation was enough.

Myanmar Buddhists march against repatriation of Rohingya Muslims

Radical Buddhists from Myanmar, including monks, demonstrated on Wednesday in Yangon against international pressure on Myanmar to repatriate thousands of Rohingya Muslims.

US varsity mulling ban on Hindu religious symbol swastika

The prestigious George Washington University here is contemplating a ban on swastika, a sacred symbol for Hindus and Buddhists, as authorities believe it resembles the Nazi symbol and may hurt the sensibilities of some Jewish students.

Siem Reap: 4 temples you shouldn’t miss

Siem Reap is an ancient town and the cultural capital of Cambodia. The city, which is located in the north-west of the country, is considered such a mainstay of their heritage that its Angkor Wat temple is the central theme on the national flag.

Buddhists claim mummified monk found in Mongolia is meditating and 'not dead'

The senior Buddhists have claimed that the mummified monk found in Mongolia on 27 January is in a deep meditative trance and not dead.

Watch: Obama greets people on Diwali

US President Barack Obama greeted Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists across the world on the occasion of Diwali, saying it was a chance to remember that even in the midst of darkness, light will ultimately prevail.

Myanmar's Rohingya stuck in refugee limbo in India

When Kohinoor, a stateless Rohingya Muslim, fled her home in Myanmar after a wave of attacks by majority Buddhists, she hoped for a chance to rebuild her life in a new country.

Americans are just lukewarm towards Hindus: Survey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.