Once a Buddhist nation, now China is involved in oppressing the Buddhists

China's religious diplomacy involves pervasive control of the CCP over every aspect of religion, from regular worship to conducting charity services, appointment and training of religious leaders to set several conditions on their activities. As per CCP ideology, Beijing has always pursued the idea of ‘national unity’ based on Confucian values.

Feb 12, 2021, 21:51 PM IST

Guru Purnima 2020: Date, time and significance of Vyasa Purnima

Guru Purnima is celebrated on the full moon day, known as Purnima as per the Hindu calendar of Ashadha month. One pays obeisance to the Guru or teacher on this day, thanking for all the knowledge and life-lessons.

Jul 04, 2020, 10:30 AM IST

Religious minorities better in Indian than in Pakistan, Bangladesh: Taslima Nasreen

The 55-year-old writer alleged that atrocities are committed against Hindus and Buddhists in Bangladesh.

Dec 17, 2017, 22:47 PM IST

Sri Lanka PM orders tight security in areas affected by violence

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has instructed the police chief to maintain tight security in the areas of the southern Galle district affected by clashes involving Buddhist and Muslim groups, a statement from his office said on Sunday.

Nov 20, 2017, 00:24 AM IST

Russian Centre of Culture initiates all-faith meet in city

The Russian Centre of Culture called the first such all-faith meeting here at Gorky Sadan yesterday.

Sep 13, 2017, 19:11 PM IST

UK calls on Aung San Suu Kyi to curb Rohingya violence

The UK government has joined the international community to increase pressure on Myanmar to tackle the violence against Rohingya Muslims, warning that the treatment of the Rohingya is besmirching the reputation of the country.

Sep 03, 2017, 18:46 PM IST

Thousands more Rohingya refugees flee Myanmar by land, sea

The violence has triggered a flood of refugees crossing mostly on foot into Bangladesh, though some were fleeing in wooden boats.

Sep 02, 2017, 23:49 PM IST

Food aid suspended as Myanmar state sinks deeper into violence

Around 120,000 people — most of them Rohingya Muslim civilians — have relied on aid hand-outs in camps since 2012, when religious riots killed scores and sparked a crisis which is again burning through the state.


Sep 02, 2017, 16:50 PM IST

Myanmar sends hundreds of troops to Rakhine as tension rises: Sources

Myanmar has sent hundreds of soldiers to beef up security in northwestern Rakhine state after a recent spate of killings, military sources said on Friday, fuelling fears of yet more violence and instability in the troubled region.

Aug 11, 2017, 16:44 PM IST

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.

Aug 24, 2016, 13:44 PM IST

Myanmar`s top monks parry claims of Buddhist hardliners

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

Jul 13, 2016, 10:34 AM IST

Buddha Purnima: How we can celebrate this day by worshipping the lord!

Happy Buddha Jayanti!

May 20, 2016, 11:16 AM IST

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.

May 05, 2016, 21:47 PM IST

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.

Apr 24, 2016, 16:57 PM IST

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.

Apr 12, 2016, 22:26 PM IST

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.

Nov 15, 2015, 20:15 PM IST