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US pins hopes on South Asia to contain terror

US pins hopes on South Asia to contain terror

WASHINGTON:  The emergence of new leadership in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan provides an opportunity to ensure greater stability and security to the region, top US officials said after  President Barack…

61st Mount Everest climb anniversary rally

61st Mount Everest climb anniversary rally

KATHMANDU: Hundreds of people in Nepal’s capital have held separate rallies to mark the 61st anniversary of the first conquest of Mount Everest and to remember the 16 Sherpa guides…

Hindutva Groups target loudspeakers in mosques

Hindutva Groups target loudspeakers in mosques

Mangalore, Karnataka: In an ostensibly provocative act to disturb peace and harmony among people of different religious faiths, Rashtriya Hindu Andolan, a little known Mangalore based ‘Hindutva’ outfit has targeted…

Militant Buddhist Monks protest Religious Police Unit

Militant Buddhist Monks protest Religious Police Unit

Colombo, Sri Lanka – Protesters led by Buddhist monks from the right-wing Ravana Balaya group have occupied the Ministry of Buddha Sasana and Religious Affairs in the Sri Lankan capital,…

Family stones Pregnant woman to death in Pakistan

Family stones Pregnant woman to death in Pakistan

A pregnant woman has been stoned to death by her own family outside a courthouse in the Pakistani city of Lahore for marrying a man her family disapproved of. 25-year-old…

India veers to the sadhus and seers

India veers to the sadhus and seers

There’s no doubt about it. May 26 will be remembered as the day saffron returned centre-stage. The swearing-in ceremony on Monday underlined the significance of sadhus and seers to the…

Tibetan language learning is on despite Chinese ‘ban’

Tibetan language learning is on despite Chinese ‘ban’

Dharamshala (India):  Reports say that China is consistently discouraging people from learning the Tibetan language.  Even so,  community gatherings are held in order to study the Tibetan language and religion, …

‘Pak TV wars’ are proxy power army-civilian power struggle

‘Pak TV wars’ are proxy power army-civilian power struggle

Karachi: The storm over a popular TV channel is actually a proxy war between the military establishment and the elected prime minister of Pakistan, say several observers. After a month…

Bhutan PM gets preferred Modi dinner treatment?

Bhutan PM gets preferred Modi dinner treatment?

New Delhi: Bhutan’s Prime Minister was the one who was seated beside Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the dinner after the swearing in ceremony, and this set off a…

Arunachal Pradesh gets two ‘Servants of God’

Arunachal Pradesh gets two ‘Servants of God’

DIBRUGARH, Assam– Vatican has granted permission to initiate the preliminary  investigation in the direction of  conferring Sainthood on the two French missionaries Nicholas Michael Krick and Augustine Etienne Bourry, who were…

Forest man.. film on Assamese forest lover awarded

Forest man.. film on Assamese forest lover awarded

Jorhat, Assam: The inspiring story of Jadav Payeng, the man who single-handedly planted nearly 1,400 acres of forest, has won hearts and an award at Cannes. Forest Man, based on…

Riot survivors aghast as accused is named Minister

Riot survivors aghast as accused is named Minister

Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh: Several residents of Muzaffarnagar expressed shock after learning that Sanjeev Baliyan, the local MP who is accused of inciting Hindus to kill Muslims in last year’s riots,…