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Extremist monk blames Islamic militants for Myanmar bombing

Jul 22, 2013

Extremist monk blames Islamic militants for Myanmar bombing

A firebrand monk blamed Islamic extremists Monday for a small bomb that slightly wounded five people when it went off while he was preaching in Myanmar's second-largest city, though police said it was too early to speculate #Islam #Time magazine #Myanmar #Buddhism #Muslim #Myanmar violence #Monks #Myanmar bombing #religious extremism #Ashin Wirathu
Two days after blasts, life returns to normal in Bodh Gaya

Jul 09, 2013

Two days after blasts, life returns to normal in Bodh Gaya

Life on Tuesday returned to normal in and around the revered Mahabodhi temple two days after a string of 10 bomb explosions rocked this Bihar town where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment #BJP #Bodh Gaya #Monks #National Investigative Agency #Bodh Gaya blasts #Buddhist site
Chinese cops fired at monks celebrating Dalai Lama's birthday: human rights groups

Jul 09, 2013

Chinese cops fired at monks celebrating Dalai Lama's birthday: human rights groups

Police in a restive Tibetan part of southwestern China opened fire on a group of monks and others who had gathered to mark the birthday of exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, seriously injuring at least two of them, a rights group said #China #Tibet #Dalai Lama #Buddhism #Monks #Police highhandedness #Tibet protests
Monks now being monitored for 'lavish lifestyle'

Jun 17, 2013

Monks now being monitored for 'lavish lifestyle'

Thailand's national Buddhism body says it is monitoring monks nationwide for any inappropriate behavior following complaints ignited by a video showing Buddhist monks boarding a private jet #Thailand #Buddhism #Monks
Monks exiled with Dalai Lama will sing at Glastonbury music festival

Jun 13, 2013

Monks exiled with Dalai Lama will sing at Glastonbury music festival

The Gyuto Monks of Tibet, who are living in exile with the Dalai Lama in India, will perform their chants at the world-famous Glastonbury music festival in England later this month #Music #Tibet #Dalai Lama #Monks #Glastonbury
Myanmar govt apologises to monks for violent crackdown

Dec 15, 2012

Myanmar govt apologises to monks for violent crackdown

President's Office Minister Hla Tun led other officials Saturday in apologising to senior and injured monks in the central city of Mandalay. #NewsTracker #Myanmar #Monks #Letpadaung mine project
Myanmar monks protest crackdown on demonstrators at copper mine

Dec 12, 2012

Myanmar monks protest crackdown on demonstrators at copper mine

At least 50 people were injured on 29 November, including more than 20 monks who suffered serious burns, when riot police raided camps set up round the Monywa copper mine. #NewsTracker #Myanmar #Monks #copper mine
Suu Kyi demands apology for violent crackdown on monks

Nov 30, 2012

Suu Kyi demands apology for violent crackdown on monks

The Nobel Peace laureate said people had the right to ask why authorities cracked down so harshly on the nonviolent protesters who had occupied the Letpadaung copper mine. #NewsTracker #Aung San Suu Kyi #Myanmar #Monks #Letpadaung