Politics

India's Maharashtra state bans beef

Sale or possession of beef is punishable by up to five years in jail in western state - home to financial hub Mumbai.

Politics

Uproar in India over 'forced' conversions

Shouting matches erupt in parliament as calls grow to stop 'forced' conversions of Christians and Muslims to Hinduism.

Politics

Furor over 'conversion' of Muslims in India

Opposition MPs attack ruling party over mass conversion of about 200 Muslims to Hinduism by far right Hindu groups.

Politics

Hindu right rewriting Indian textbooks

Books by Hindu nationalists merging myth with reality proliferate in PM Modi's home state of Gujarat.

Arts & Culture

Temple aims to heal Sri Lanka’s violent past

Worshipers hope rebuilding ancient Hindu temple can help in reconciliation between Tamil and Sinhala community.