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Shane Warne denies kissing Sophie Monk

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 15:00

Shane Warne recently revealed, while his appearance on the Kyle and Jacki O Show on Kiss 106.5, that he did not kiss Sophie Monk in London.

Nepal denies Chinese pressure over Tibetan monk`s cremation

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 02:37

Nepal on Tuesday denied that it had caved in to diplomatic pressure from China by denying permission for a senior Tibetan Buddhist monk to be cremated in Kathmandu in accordance with his wishes.

The monk who learnt Ladakhi through films

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 11:31

He`s a monk from Ladakh, who was sent to Darjeeling when he was all of two and later to Bhutan for his further studies. Thuksey Rinpoche didn`t know Ladakhi and his native culture, but he credits local films for teaching him the language and traditions.

Sri Lanka arrests moderate Buddhist monk for false complaint

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 16:10

A moderate Buddhist Monk has been arrested by Sri Lankan police for lodging a false complaint that he was abducted and assaulted.

Detained British monk freed on bail in Myanmar

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 15:39

A senior British monk stripped of his clerical status and accused of defaming Buddhism was released from custody in Myanmar on bail Friday, his lawyer said, several days after he was detained in a controversial monastery raid.

Sri Lankan Buddhist monk to challenge Rajapaksa

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 15:38

Reformist monk Maduluwawe Sobhitha said given an opportunity, he is ready to fight Rajapaksa as the common opposition candidate.

Monk-turned-politician to fight for bringing back Karmapa

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 15:22

Sonam Lama, the lone monk in the newly elected Sikkim Assembly, said he took the plunge into politics to protect the Buddhist `dharma` and enthrone the 17th Karmapa in his seat, the famous Rumtek monastery.

Buddhist monk commits suicide in Delhi

Last Updated: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 19:40

A 47-year-old Buddhist monk from Arunachal Pradesh committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his residence here, police said Sunday.

Chinese remake of `My Best Friend`s Wedding` in the offing?

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 16:00

Columbia Pictures is reportedly developing a Chinese remake of their 1997 romantic comedy `My Best Friend`s Wedding`, starring Julia Roberts and Dermot Mulroney.

`The Invention of Wings` debuts on top of US best-sellers list

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 03:30

Sue Monk Kidd`s newest novel, "The Invention of Wings," knocked John Grisham`s "Sycamore Row" off the top of the US fiction best-sellers list on Thursday.

Tibetan monk sets self on fire in China: Reports

Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 18:29

The monk, 43, "committed self-immolation," in Gansu province, which has a heavy ethnic Tibetan population, state-run news service Xinhua said on a social media account.

Top Tibetan monk killed in China

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 11:10

A well-known Tibetan monk, who founded the first Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Europe, has been killed in southwest China`s Chengdu city.