Nepal

Nepal rejects reverting back to a Hindu state

More than two-thirds of lawmakers vote to keep secular system brought in after fall of monarchy in 2008.

Nepal rejects reverting back to a Hindu state

US & Canada

US court rules in favour of school yoga classes

California court finds that yoga is not a gateway to Hinduism and does not violate the religious rights of students.

US court rules in favour of school yoga classes

Religion

Mumbai's beef ban: A swipe at cultural diversity

Some Hindus celebrate beef ban in Maharashtra state, but minorities, the poor, and the animals themselves could suffer.

Mumbai's beef ban: A swipe at cultural diversity

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.

India's Maharashtra state bans beef

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.

Furor over 'conversion' of Muslims in India

Politics

Hindu right rewriting Indian textbooks

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

Hindu right rewriting Indian textbooks

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.