Myanmar to deport Spanish tourist for Buddha tattoo: Police

A Spanish tourist faces deportation from Myanmar over a Buddha leg tattoo that offended monks, police said Monday, in a country where the influence of religious hardliners is growing.

Jul 11, 2016, 17:43 PM IST
Nepal earthquake, one month on: Survivors hope to rebuild lives

Nepal earthquake, one month on: Survivors hope to rebuild lives

Huddled in a Kathmandu monastery, Nima Lama clutches his prayer beads and thinks of the family he lost when his home was destroyed by a torrent of ice and rock one month ago.

May 25, 2015, 11:57 AM IST

Modi's temple message confuses monks in China

A message written by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his native language during a visit to a Chinese temple, went through three rounds of translation before it could be understood by monks, media reported.

May 18, 2015, 13:54 PM IST

Monks lend helping hand to quake victims in Nepal

In a noble move, monks of the Ramakrishna Math and Bharat Sevashram Sangha have started relief works in the quake-hit Nepal.

May 05, 2015, 16:51 PM IST

1000-year-old Buddha statue is actually a mummified monk

A gold-painted Chinese statue of a sitting Buddha hides mummified remains of a high-status monk who lived nearly 1,000 years ago, scientists have found.

Feb 24, 2015, 13:16 PM IST

Myanmar nationalists threaten protests over Rohingya vote change

Nationalist monks and some political leaders in Myanmar have threatened to hold mass rallies to protest a parliamentary decision giving the Rohingya ethnic minority voting rights in a referendum to amend the constitution.

Feb 06, 2015, 17:19 PM IST

Monks prepare for the last rites of Shamarpa

Tibetan exiles and Buddhist monks in Kathmandu were busy preparing for paying last rites to the deceased Shamar Rimpoche.

Jul 20, 2014, 04:14 AM IST

Monks vote to choose a lama as their MLA in Sikkim

Hundreds of monks from Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayan state of Sikkim on Saturday voted to choose a Lama as their representative in the state assembly.

Apr 12, 2014, 18:10 PM IST

Man convicted in Arizona Buddhist temple slayings

A jury on Thursday returned guilty verdicts against a man charged in the 1991 killings of nine people, including six monks, at a suburban Phoenix Buddhist temple.

Jan 24, 2014, 01:42 AM IST

Monks carry food to Uttarakhand victims

Monks from the Belur headquartered Ramakrishna Mission are walking miles carrying food on their shoulders to feed people in the inaccessible villages of flood-ravaged Uttarakhand.

Jul 10, 2013, 17:08 PM IST

Myanmar monks urge peace after religious bloodshed

Senior monks in Myanmar on Friday appealed for peace following a surge in religious bloodshed in the former junta-ruled nation, in a joint statement that stopped short of condemning a wave of anti-Muslim attacks.

Jun 14, 2013, 15:32 PM IST

Three monks held in Lanka over Muslim store attack

At least three Buddhist monks have been arrested today for attacking a Muslim-owned clothing store that raised fears of religious tensions in the country.

Apr 01, 2013, 22:58 PM IST

Sri Lanka protests against assault on its monks in south India

Sri Lanka has lodged a strong protest with New Delhi over the incidents of assaults on Buddhist monks

Mar 19, 2013, 17:42 PM IST

Two monks mowed down by truck in Gujarat

Two persons were mowed down by a speeding truck on Vadodara-Bharuch national highway near here this morning, police officials said.

Jan 01, 2013, 16:25 PM IST

Bhutan foundation to support monks, nuns

A religious organisation has been established to sustain 43 religious centres, training over 1,000 monks and nuns in different parts of Bhutan.

Nov 03, 2012, 12:32 PM IST

Another Tibetan sets himself on fire in China

Most of those who have set themselves on fire have chanted for Tibetan freedom and the return of the Dalai Lama.

Feb 09, 2012, 20:55 PM IST

China warns US not to meddle in its affairs

The US State Department on Monday said it was seriously concerned by the latest reports of self-immolations.

Jan 11, 2012, 20:07 PM IST

Monks demand freedom in rare Myanmar protest

Five monks staged a rare protest in
army-dominated Myanmar Tuesday, witnesses said, drawing a crowd of about 500 people with calls for peace and the immediate release of political prisoners.

Nov 15, 2011, 16:22 PM IST

2 Tibetan monks self-immolate amid Dalai Lama feud

Three monks were recently sentenced to jail for more than 10 years each for plotting another monk`s self-immolation.

Sep 26, 2011, 19:06 PM IST

Monks upset over Dalai Lama not raising temple issue

Buddhist monks in Bihar are disappointed that Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama did not raise the demand for Buddhist control over the management of the Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya during his visit here.

May 28, 2010, 13:06 PM IST