19 Sep 2014
Beijing: Buoyed by his visit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state Gujarat, Chinese President Xi Jinping in a reciprocal gesture invited him to his hometown Xian, where the famous Buddhist monk Hiuen Tsang spent his last years after his return from India some 2,000 years ago.
07 Jun 2012
Controversial duo Nick D'Arcy and Kenrick Monk will meet with Swimming Australia (SAL) officials to explain their actions after being forced to remove pictures of themselves posing with guns on their social media accounts.
28 Jun 2014
Leh: Thuksey Rinpoche, a monk from Ladakh, was sent to Darjeeling when he was two years old and later to Bhutan for his further studies. Rinpoche did not know Ladakhi and his native culture but he credits local films for teaching him the language and traditions.
11 Jun 2012
Australian swimmers Nick D'Arcy and Kenrick Monk will not be able to use social media during the London Games after angering the country's Olympic Committee (AOC) by posting photos of themselves with guns on their accounts last week.
13 Jul 2013
A Buddhist monk is on hunger strike in Bihar's Bodh Gaya town to demand special security arrangements at the revered Mahabodhi temple following the July 7 serial bomb blasts that left two people injured.
09 Dec 2012
Grappling with recurring suicides by Tibetans protesting Chinese rule, police in China have detained a Buddhist monk and his nephew accusing them of inciting a series of self-immolations on the "instructions" of the Dalai Lama and his followers in India.
28 Feb 2013
In a crackdown against people allegedly involved in inciting self-immolation protests in Tibet, Chinese police have arrested five Tibetans, including a 21-year-old Buddhist monk, for trying to motivate three people to set themselves ablaze.
16 May 2012
A Myanmar vice president with close ties to former junta chief Than Shwe has become a monk, officials said on Wednesday, in a move observers believe could strengthen the hand of the country's reformers.
03 May 2012
A monk from Thailand was killed and three others including a monk were injured when their vehicle met with an accident near Madaidih village, about 45 km from here on Thursday, police sources said.
23 Feb 2012
A Buddhist monk in Bodh Gaya, religious site and place of pilgrimage associated with the Mahabodhi Temple Complex in Gaya district, on Wednesday committed suicide by hanging himself by the neck from a tree.