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Sushma Swaraj unveils Ashoka painting


September 2nd, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) BJP leader Sushma Swaraj has unveiled a painting depicting Emperor Asoka to mark the 2,600th year of the advent of Buddhism in Sri Lanka.The painting ... Read more...

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Tibetan PM congratulates India


August 15th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Aug 15 (IANS) The Tibetan administration in exile here Wednesday congratulated India on its 66th Independence Day and expressed gratitude for the country's support to the Tibetans.At a function ... Read more...

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China must probe self-immolation cause: Dalai Lama


June 29th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, June 29 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has asked China to investigate the causes behind a string of self-immolation in Tibet."These sad events are evidently not taking ... Read more...

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On doomsday fears, schoolgirl kills herself


May 19th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
London, May 18 (IANS) A British schoolgirl hanged herself to death, believing that the world was coming to its end in 2012. She had researched doomsday scenarios on internet, an ... Read more...

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Lohan takes up spiritual chanting


May 11th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 11 (IANS) Actress Lindsay Lohan has decided to put her troubles behind her and has started spiritual chanting, says her friend Courtney Love.Love, who has practised ... Read more...

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Shaolin Temple monks take on tourist guide’s role


March 26th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 26 (IANS) Monks at the famous Buddhist monastery Shaolin Temple in China are endeavouring to make a visit to the holy site a joy for all. A part ... Read more...

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A camera records India-Sri Lanka partnership


February 6th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 6 (IANS) India-Sri Lanka development partnership has come alive through a photographic exhibition titled "India through Sri Lankan Eyes" that opened here Saturday.Curated by Mithra Weerakone, president of ... Read more...

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Tibetan struggle a movement for true democracy: Gere


January 11th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Terming the Tibetan struggle as a movement towards true democracy, Hollywood superstar Richard Gere Wednesday said China would have to kill every Tibetan in ... Read more...

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Dala Lama’s security tightened at Bodh Gaya


January 7th, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 6 (IANS) Security for Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has been tightened at the Buddhist holy site of Bodh Gaya, where he is attending the Kalchakra ... Read more...

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Feast of Buddhist arts, culture in Delhi from Monday


November 24th, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) A multi-disciplinary festival of Buddhist arts and culture will bring to the capital performances and art from across Asia Nov 28-Dec 1.The festival spread across ... Read more...

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China to restore quake-hit Tibetan monasteries


October 16th, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 16 (IANS) Authorities in northwest China, which was jolted by a 7.1-magnitude earthquake last year, are ensuring restoration of its damaged Tibetan monasteries, Xinhua reported.The quake had levelled ... Read more...

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Religion fascinates Lucy Liu


October 8th, 2011 - 2:13 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 8 (IANS) "Charlie's Angels" star Lucy Liu is open to studying different religions because she feels people's beliefs and faith can help them overcome various difficulties in their ... Read more...

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Rename Gaya airport after Buddha: Nitish


June 11th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 11 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has demanded that Gaya international airport near Bodh Gaya be renamed after Lord Buddha.In a letter to central Civil Aviation ... Read more...

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China unveils 100 new books on Buddhist medicine


May 29th, 2011 - 10:14 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 29 (IANS) China has unveiled a newly-published 100-volume collection of books on traditional Buddhist medicine.The collection was unveiled at the Shaolin Temple, the shrine of Kung Fu in ... Read more...

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We have no indigenous population, Bangladesh tells UN


May 27th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 27 (IANS) Bangladesh has told a UN forum that it has "no indigenous population".Dhaka has also objected to a study on the status of implementation of an ... Read more...

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Hasina wants Islam as Bangladesh state religion (Lead)


April 27th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 27 (IANS) Bangladesh's ruling Awami League would like to retain Islam as the state religion but wants all religions to enjoy equal rights, Prime Prime Minister Sheikh ... Read more...

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Brit couple receives threatening letter for trimming home bush into shape of ‘Buddha’


April 1st, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 1 (ANI): A British couple has received a threatning letter from an anonymous detractor for trimming one of their bushes into the shape of 'Buddha' in their five-bedroom 1850 home, ... Read more...

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UK kids as young as 4 to be taught atheism


March 30th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 30 (ANI): Four-year-old school pupils in UK will be taught atheism in a bid to make them "citizens of the world".Education bosses in Blackburn with Darwen, Lancashire, have radically restructured ... Read more...

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Buddhist body loses cool after power cut in Bodh Gaya


March 10th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 10 (IANS) Buddhism's holiest town is facing a particularly un-Buddhist squable over money and power. The International Buddhist Council Thursday threatened to shut all its monasteries and ... Read more...

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Tantrik artist Sohan Qadri dies in Canada


March 5th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Leading spiritual artist Sohan Qadri, a proponent of the 'dot' in contemporary tantrik art, died in Canada after a prolonged kidney aliment, the Delhi Art ... Read more...

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Include converts in Scheduled Castes list: Karunanidhi


February 25th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 25 (IANS) Even as Tamil Nadu gets ready for ensuing assembly elections, Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi has again urged the centre to include in the Scheduled Castes list those ... Read more...

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Buddha’s home Kapilavastu lies in utter neglect


February 17th, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Sharat Pradhan Kapilavastu (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 17 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government may be trying to project itself as a champion of Buddhism, yet his original home Kapilavastu, in the remotest corner ... Read more...

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21st century should be century of dialogue: Dalai Lama


February 7th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 7 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Monday said that the 21st century should be known as the century of dialogue. Speaking here in a Goa government sponsored lecture ... Read more...

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Bihar beckons: NRI shooting documentary with Hollywood crew


January 19th, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
By Imran Khan Patna, Jan 19 (IANS) California-based NRI filmmaker Ravi Verma has come all the way to his native Bihar with a Hollywood crew to make a documentary on famous Chinese ... Read more...

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This Buddhist monk is pop fan, likes fashion and tweets


January 17th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 17 (IANS) A Buddhist monk has become popular for performing pop music, using latest gadgets and wearing fashionable gowns while travelling in China to spread his religion.Unlike traditional Buddhist monks, ... Read more...

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Buddhists upset over death of sacred fish inside Bodhgaya temple pond


January 9th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by ANI
Bodhgaya, Jan 9 (ANI): Buddhists in Bihar's Bodhgaya city fear that things could get worse following the death of a sacred 'golden fish' inside the temple pond due to freezing temperature on ... Read more...

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Environment meets religion in Patna’s park


January 3rd, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by ANI
By Ajay KumarPatna, Jan.3 (ANI): The Environment and Forest Departments has created the Rajdhani Vatika Smriti park in Patna, where trees with religious significance have been planted.Avdesh Kumar, the Forest officer of ... Read more...

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Tibetans are real holders of Nalanda tradition, says Dalai Lama


December 21st, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Gangtok, Dec 21 (ANI): Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has said that Tibetans are the real holders of Nalanda tradition and are true followers of Indian gurus (teachers).Inaugurating an International Conference ... Read more...

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Cher lazy in following Buddhism


December 19th, 2010 - 4:45 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 19 (IANS) Cher is very interested in Buddhism but admits she can be lazy when it comes to following the faith.The singer-actress is a follower of the spiritual faith but ... Read more...

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American filmmaker finds a way around ‘Buddhism fatigue’


November 25th, 2010 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar Panaji, Nov 25 (IANS) Done-to-death stereotypes have given rise to 'Buddhism fatigue' in the United States, which is a tough challenge in movie making, according to California-based filmmaker Heather Kessinger ... Read more...

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Buddhist monks get new robes in Tripura


November 1st, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0By Pinaki DasAgartala, Nov.1 (ANI): Hundreds of Buddhist devotees thronged the Venuban Bihar monastery to participate in the 33rd 'Kathin Chibor Dan' festival here over the ... Read more...

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28 Ladakhi kids rescued from NGO, will fly home Monday (Lead)


October 24th, 2010 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 24 (IANS) Jammu police Sunday rescued 28 Ladakhi children from a room where they were confined to by an NGO here, and arrested five members of the organisation, an official ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan activists slam PM’s plan to ordain boys as ‘Buddhist monks’ over sexual abuse fears


October 16th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Oct 16 (ANI): Sri Lankan child rights activists have reportedly criticised the country's Prime Minister DM Jayaratne for his plan to ordain 2,600 boys as Buddhist monks by next May to ... Read more...

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Southern Baptist Theological President: Yoga is not a Christian belief


October 8th, 2010 - 3:30 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President, R. Albert Mohler says that Yoga is not a Christian belief.He claims that Yoga practice was derived from Eastern religion and warned Christians not to practice ... Read more...

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Love of meat stopped me from joining Hare Krishna sect, says O’Donnell


October 3rd, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 3 (ANI): In a previous interview, the Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell had said that before becoming Christian she tried her hands on various religions, but skipped becoming a ... Read more...

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