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Bollywood film banned over film’s depiction of Muslim ruler

Malaysia has banned a controversial Bollywood film, citing its negative portrayal of a Muslim ruler.

Nepal police arrest 279 in crackdown on drugs inside Hindu temple

Authorities in Nepal have arrested 279 people over the last five months in a crackdown on the sale and use of cannabis inside a major Hindu temple in Kathmandu, a police officer said Monday.

India’s top court rejects last-ditch bid to ban Bollywood film

India’s top court Tuesday rejected a final bid by two states to ban a Bollywood film about a mythical Hindu queen which sparked violent protests by radical groups.

India testfires Agni-V ballistic missile

India, on Thursday, test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile Agni-V, having a strike range of over 5,000 km, from off the Odisha coast in eastern India

Cow to give blessing to or reject new Hindu temple site in Germany

A cow is assessing whether the potential building site for a new temple for the Hindu community in the northern German port city of Bremen is auspicious or not.

India reverses order on national anthem at theatres

India's Supreme Court has reversed an earlier order that mandated theatres to play the national anthem before film screenings to instil "a sense of committed patriotism and nationalism" in citizens.

Striking Indian low-caste workers bring chaos to Mumbai

Many businesses in the Indian financial hub of Mumbai closed on Wednesday as protesters from a low-caste community blocked traffic, shopping malls and staged sit-ins on railway lines.

Indian doctors strike over alternative medicine plan

Doctors across India went on strike Tuesday over a controversial bill that would allow practitioners of alternative therapies such as homeopathy to practise as medical doctors.

India to jail muslims divorcing wives with ‘triple talaq’

The Indian government on Thursday introduced a bill in parliament aimed at prosecuting and jailing Muslim men who divorce their wives through the “triple talaq”, or instant divorce.

Despite conversion ban, Christianity spreads in Nepal

More than two years after an earthquake flattened the Nepali village of Richet, most residents are still living in makeshift shelters. Only the church has been rebuilt — paid for by Christian missionaries whose influence in the mainly Hindu country is growing.

Majek Fashek, Daddy Freeze trade words on COZA concert

Reggae musician, Majek Fashek, has called out On Air Personality, Ifedayo Olarinde a.k.a Daddy Freeze, for his strong disapproval of his recent performance at a church concert in Abuja.

Schoolboy suspended for ‘long hug’ with female classmate

An Indian school principal Wednesday defended suspending a male student for embracing a female classmate in "a long hug", vowing to uphold "decorum" even as his decision is challenged in court.

India bans condom advertisements on TV

India has slapped a nationwide ban on television ads for condoms during prime time hours, citing rules prohibiting “vulgar” content and concerns over children viewing salacious material.

Man protesting ‘love jihad’ kills, sets victim’s body ablaze

A man suspected of hacking another man to death and setting him on fire in an apparently religious attack in India’s Rajasthan has been arrested, police said on Thursday.

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