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Monk held for sodomising minor in Bengal

The chief monk of a math (monastery) in West Bengal was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy, police said on Tuesday.

Mummy of Pharaoh`s foster brother in Italian monastery?

The mummy of a pharaoh`s foster brother that Egyptologists could not trace for years may have now been found -- researchers suspect a skeleton at a former monastery in Italy to be that of Qenamun.

Monasteries decline as TV, smartphones grip Bhutan

Kencho Tshering, a red-robed Buddhist monk, takes a call from the King of Bhutan`s office, then duly dashes off to start a ceremony praying for a break in the monsoon rains.

Chinese leader warns Tibetans against separatism

Sichuan Communist Party chief Liu Qibao asked monks at the Kirti Monastery in Aba to support the leadership of Communist Party.

Myanmar: `Dissident monk to be charged’

Shin Gambira was one of the leaders of the so-called Saffron Revolution, a 2007 uprising against the then-ruling military junta.

Prominent Myanmar monk taken in for questioning

Shin Gambira was one of the leaders of `Saffron Revolution`, a 2007 anti-government uprising against the then-ruling junta.

Jerusalem monastery desecrated

Israeli police say "death to Christians" and other Hebrew-language graffiti has been scrawled on a monastery in Jerusalem.

Nun`s death draws 10,000 Tibetans to monastery

10,000 Tibetans were reportedly gathered around a monastery in western China where a nun set herself on fire last week.

Karmapa cash row: Tug of war over seized currency

A tug of war is on between two security agencies over the possession of seized foreign and Indian currency worth Rs.70 million from the monastery of the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje.

Tibetan monastery crackdown video emerges

The video appears to show heavy security patrolling around Kirti monastery.

Probe into cash haul in monastery continues: Chidambaram

As investigation continues into
the large cash haul from a Buddhist monastery linked to the
Karmapa, Home Minister P Chidambaram Monday said he was yet to
draw any conclusion on the issue as the probe was still on.

Man held for intrusion into Dalai monastery

A man was detained for four
hours for allegedly trying to enter the old Tibetan Monastery
in Bodh Gaya where spiritual leader the Dalai Lama was

Dalai Lama attends prayer meeting at Urgelling monastery

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Wednesday attended a prayer meeting at the Urgelling monastery on the fourth day of his visit here.