NEW DELHI - With central agencies and Himachal Pradesh police probing the huge currency haul from the monastery of the 17th Karmapa Lama, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Monday said it was difficult to come to any conclusion on the issue till the probe was completed.
KOCHI - The Kerala High Court Monday asked the state government to take over control of the 16th century Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple in the heart of the capital city. The temple, at present, is maintained by the erstwhile royal family of Travancore.
KATHMANDU - Nepal's apex court Monday came to the aid of one of the nation's oldest and holiest Hindu temples, asking the government not to tamper with the treasury of Pashupatinath till the dispute was resolved.
KATHMANDU - Scores of demonstrators flocked to the holiest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath Monday to protest against the newly enforced ban on burying non-Hindus on the temple's forested land even as the former Hindu kingdom's culture minister warned the state would take tough steps to uphold the ban.