Buddha Purnima today
Buddha Purnima marks the birth, enlightenment and death of Gautama Buddha. On this day in 563 BC, Buddha was born as Siddhartha Gautama in Kopilabostu at the foothill of the Himalayas
5 May 2020, 18:03
Headscarves not banned at Motijheel Ideal School & College: PM
Mentioning that wearing headscarves by girl students at Motijheel Ideal School and College not banned, prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said her government is always aware about taking ...
29 January 2020, 15:00
India's contentious citizenship act comes into effect
The contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act which grants citizenship to six non-Muslim communities -- Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian -- who have come to India from Pakistan, ...
11 January 2020, 3:38
Kung Fu sisters battle stereotypes
They train with swords and fighting fans after their prayers and morning chants.Meet the Himalayan kung fu nuns using their martial arts skills to challenge stereotypes about women's roles in the ...
28 November 2019, 14:03
Myanmar town offers glimmer of hope for Muslims enduring 'apartheid'
Htoo Maung sits down to lunch, sharing a bowl of traditional noodle soup with old friends, an ordinary act that has become extraordinary in Myanmar's Rakhine state -- because he is Muslim, and they ...
21 November 2019, 3:27
Strongman Gotabaya Rajapaksa Sri Lanka’s new president
Gotabaya Rajapaksa, 70, set to be Sri Lanka’s new president, was the de facto military chief who crushed Tamil guerrillas a decade ago, making him a revered figure among the Sinhalese majority and ...
17 November 2019, 8:59
Japan temple puts faith in robot priest
A 400-year-old temple in Japan is attempting to hot-wire interest in Buddhism with a robotic priest it believes will change the face of the religion -- despite critics comparing the android to ...
18 August 2019, 4:21