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Indian editor arrested for fake news on monk

6 months, 17 days ago
BANGALORE: Indian police have arrested the editor of a website for publishing a fake report that Muslims had attacked a monk from the Jain faith, officials said Friday. Mahesh Vikram Hegde was arrested in southern Karnataka state on…

Man claims spotting strange ghostly figure in medieval castle

8 months, 22 days ago
A father and son taking photographs of a medieval castle claim to have spotted extremely mysterious figure when they looked back at the images. SCROLL DOWN FOR PICTURES-VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED Jon Wickes, 50, was helping his 12-year-old…

Japanese firm to offer ‘drive-thru’ funeral service

1 year, 1 month ago
TOKYO: A Japanese funeral parlour is set to offer relatives the chance to pay their final respects to deceased loved ones without leaving the comfort of their cars. The firm claims that the "drive-thru" service is a first in Japan, where…

Sri Lanka’s fugitive monk surrenders

1 year, 3 months ago
COLOMBO: A radical Buddhist monk wanted in connection with a string of hate attacks in Sri Lanka surrendered on Wednesday after four weeks on the run, police said. Galagodaatte Gnanasara gave himself up before a magistrate and was then…

Hardline Myanmar monk visits strife-torn Rakhine State

1 year, 5 months ago
YANGON: Hardline Myanmar monk Wirathu, once dubbed the "face of Buddhist terror" for his anti-Muslim diatribes, toured Rakhine State on Thursday in a provocative visit soon after a bloody army crackdown on the Muslim Rohingya minority.…

Scuffles at Thai temple as police hunt for monk

1 year, 7 months ago
BANGKOK: Monks and police scuffled on Monday at a Buddhist temple in Thailand where security forces are trying to arrest an influential former abbot on money-laundering charges. The standoff at the scandal-hit Dhammakaya Temple…

Mummified monk found in Mongolia

3 years, 8 months ago
Almost a century old mummified Buddhist monk was discovered last week in north-central Mongolia who is said to be in a state of meditation and not dead.