Washington, March 8: US authorities are investigating whether a bronze statue of Hindu god Ganesha sold to Ohio’s Toledo Museum of Art by arrested Indian art dealer Subhash Kapoor was a stolen piece.
Seoul, March 8: South Korea, almost a quarter of whose population of 50 million are Buddhists, has received a sapling of the sacred Bodhi Tree from India’s Bodh Gaya town, a fulfilment of an offer Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh made to South Korean President Park Geun-hye, as a special gesture of India’s friendship and goodwill, when she visited India in January this year.
Vrindavan, March 7: The foundation stone of a 212-meter (700-foot) high Krishna temple, reputedly the world’s tallest, will be laid here March 16.
New Delhi, March 6: The Election Commission in Delhi Thursday issued a notice to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) following clashes outside the BJP headquarters here Wednesday.
Panaji, March 5: Catholics and some political parties in Goa have opposed the Election Commission’s decision to hold the elections to the Lok Sabha seats from the state April 17, which clashes with Maundy Thursday, a day of religious significance.
Abu Dhabi, March 3 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) capital Abu Dhabi will March 9-10 host a ‘Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies’ with the participation of more than 250 of the world’s most influential Islamic scholars and academics.
Lucknow, March 3: Some Muslims in Gujarat vote for the BJP out of fear, Uttar Pradesh Urban Development and Minority Affairs Minister Azam Khan said Monday.
Dharamsala, March 2: Thousands of Tibetans Sunday prayed at a hilltop temple near the official palace of the Dalai Lama here on the first day of the sacred Losar New Year festival.
New Delhi, March 1: A Delhi based-organisation Saturday demanded the withdrawal of another book by American author Wendy Doniger on Hinduism.