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Padma for Singapore ex-minister with Nalanda connect


January 25th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Former Singapore foreign minister George Yong-Boon Yeo - named for a Padma Bhushan award Wednesday - is helping set up an international university in Bihar's ... Read more...

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(After 1)Eighth-century Bihar university set for conservation


November 2nd, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 2 (IANS) After lying neglected for years, the ruins of Vikramshila university, an ancient seat of Buddhist learning located in Bihar's Bhagalpur district, are set to be conserved, ... Read more...

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Global competition for Nalanda university design


July 7th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 7 (IANS) A global competition will be held to get the best architectural design for the Nalanda International University at the ancient seat of learning in Bihar, ... Read more...

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Nalanda Mentor Group holds meet in Patna


July 6th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 6 (IANS) The Nalanda Mentor Group, headed by Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, held a meeting here Wednesday to discuss the progress of setting up an international university ... Read more...

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Amartya Sen-headed Nalanda varsity group to meet in Patna


July 5th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 5 (IANS) The Nalanda Mentor Group, headed by Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, will meet here Wednesday to discuss the progress of setting up an international university ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha nod to Nalanda university


August 26th, 2010 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) The Lok Sabha Thursday passed a legislation to establish a transnational university at Nalanda in Bihar with many MPs expressing the hope that the proposed varsity would ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha passes bill to rebuild Nalanda University (Lead)


August 21st, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha Saturday passed a bill to re-establish the historic Nalanda University in Bihar as an international institute of learning. The bill, which was introduced in the ... Read more...

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World’s oldest university poised for revival in India after 800 years


August 4th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.4 (ANI): Nalanda University, an ancient seat of learning destroyed in 1193, is poised for revival.According to The Independent, an ambitious plan to establish an international university with the same ... Read more...

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Singapore Buddhist groups to help finance Nalanda university


August 3rd, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Singapore Buddhist organisations have offered funds amounting to around $5-10 million for building a library at the proposed Nalanda University which will be a global centre of ... Read more...

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Nalanda hosts global Buddhist meet


February 6th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 6 (IANS) A two-day international Buddhist conclave began Saturday in Bihar's Nalanda district, attended by hundreds of academics, monks as well as travel and tour operators. Minister of State for ... Read more...

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No compulsion to support BJP: RSS


October 11th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 11 (IANS) Two days before state assembly elections are held in three states, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) declared Sunday that its cadres were under no compulsion to support ... Read more...

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RSS begins three-day meet in Bihar


October 9th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 9 (IANS) With terrorism, drought and the future course of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on the agenda, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Friday began a three-day national executive ... Read more...

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Stonehenge’s ‘wood version’ unearthed


April 12th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Dublin, Apr 12 (ANI): A visibly mammoth wooden version of the famous Stonehenge monument has been unearthed at the Hill of Tara.In a new RTE documentary, scientists have provided insights into Ireland's ... Read more...

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Imposing Buddhist stupa discovered in Bihar (Lead)


February 9th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 9 (IANS) A huge Buddhist stupa has been discovered in Bihar's Nalanda district and archaeologists Monday said it could be the second largest such structure in the world.A team from ... Read more...

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World’s second-largest Buddhist stupa discovered in Bihar


February 9th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 9 (IANS) Archaeologists have discovered a huge Buddhist stupa in Bihar's Nalanda district, officials said Monday. A team of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) located the brick stupa at Ghorakatora, ... Read more...

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Exacavation on to trace Nalanda varsity’s main gateway


August 15th, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 15 (IANS) Excavation work has started to find the main gateway to Bihar's 2,500-year-old Nalanda University, considered to be one of the world's first residential universities. A part of the ... Read more...

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Kalam envisages restoring glory of Nalanda University (Re-issue)


February 9th, 2008 - 1:19 pm ICT by admin
Patna, Feb 9 (ANI): Former President APJ Abdul Kalam has set in motion the plan of action for setting up of the Nalanda International University, modelled on the lines of the famed ... Read more...

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Kalam envisages restoring glory of Nalanda University


February 8th, 2008 - 10:28 pm ICT by admin
Patna, Feb 8 (ANI): Former President APJ Abdul Kalam today set in motion the plan of action for setting up of the Nalanda International University, modelled on the lines of the famed ... Read more...

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Foreigners embark on pilgrimage to Buddhist sites on foot


November 14th, 2007 - 8:13 am ICT by admin
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