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Divorce rates lowest among Hindus; more prevalent in Muslims, reveals latest Census data | Know details

Divorce rates lowest among Hindus; more prevalent in Muslims, reveals latest Census data | Know details

A startling data of Census has revealed many important aspects and rates of divorce and separation in various religions.

Myanmar`s top monks parry claims of Buddhist hardliners

The body representing Myanmar`s top monks has distanced itself from Buddhist hardliners.

Selection of yatris for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra begins on Friday

 Minister of States for External Affairs General (Retd.) V.K. Singh will inaugurate the selection procedure of yatris for the annual Kailas Mansarovar Yatra at 10 a.m. on Friday.

People of all faiths shouldn't challenge CPC leadership: Xi Jinping

 Ordering officials to resolutely guard against "overseas infiltrations" into China in the name of religion, President Xi Jinping has asserted that people of all faiths in the country should not challenge the leadership of the ruling Communist Party, the state media reported today.

Modi govt seeks data on recruitment of minorities in govt jobs

Modi govt seeks data on recruitment of minorities in govt jobs

The Narendra Modi government on Tuesday asked all Central ministries to give data on recruitment of minorities during 2015-16 and provide reasons for any decline in percentage of such recruitment.

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.