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Shoojit Sircar to release documentary on Big B (With Images)


March 15th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 15 (IANS) Director Shoojit Sircar is putting together a documentary on Amitabh Bachchan, which he says reveals the megastar in moods never seen before.The film is based ... Read more...

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Bhutan modernises…with soul intact (IANS Travel, With Images)


March 22nd, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Paro (Bhutan), March 22 (IANS) Colourful wooden windows, intricate work on roof railings and paintings of tigers, snakes and dragons adorn the walls of most homes. Pointing to a new ... Read more...

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Tibetan handwoven carpets a dying art form


December 14th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Dharamsala, Dec 14 (IANS) Dragons, birds, and snowcapped mountains captured in intricate detail on woollen rugs have been a beautiful reminder of Tibetan traditions for the community here, but old ... Read more...

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New Chinese regulation seeks to distance Tibet from Dalai Lama


October 28th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
By Akhilesh BharatiDharamsala (Himachal Pradesh), Oct.28 (ANI): The heads of the schools of Tibetan Buddhism and the Central Tibetan Administration's Department of Religion and Culture in Dharamsala rejected a regulation imposed by ... Read more...

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Buddhist monks learn firefighting in China


August 21st, 2010 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 21 (IANS) Buddhist monks in China are undergoing training to combat fires so that they can handle emergencies in their temples. More than 60 monks from 11 temples and Buddhist institutes ... Read more...

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Bihar to approach Sri Lanka for Bodhi tree sapling


June 28th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 28 (IANS) The Bihar government will approach Sri Lanka for another sapling of the Bodhi tree after the first one planted by Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama here wilted ... Read more...

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Idyllic Thimphu hosts SAARC for first time


April 27th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Thimphu, April 27 (IANS) This tiny Himalayan nation with its idyllic beauty and natural simplicity of its people is all set to host for the first time the 16th SAARC ... Read more...

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Buddhist culture relics damaged in China earthquake


April 23rd, 2010 - 10:07 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 23 (IANS) Rare antiques belonging to the ancient Buddhist culture were destroyed in the devastating earthquake which killed more than 2,000 people in China. Zen Monastery and Gyegu Monastery, the two ... Read more...

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Agra gears up for biggest Dalit empowerment show


April 3rd, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, April 3 (IANS) Agra is gearing up for the annual three-day Ambedkar Jayanti celebrations starting April 14 that are seen as a demonstration of Dalit empowerment over the past decades. Each ... Read more...

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Ladakh’s oldest monastery provides an insight into Buddhist culture


March 21st, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Ladakh (Jammu and Kashmir), Mar 21 (ANI): Lamayuru Monastery in Ladakh, which is believed to be the oldest in the region, provides an insight into Buddhist culture through its ancient paintings and ... Read more...

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Bangladesh Army chief visits Leh


March 16th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 16 (IANS) Bangladesh Army chief General Mohammad Abdul Mubeen, who is the first army chief of an Islamic country to visit the strategically located Leh region of Jammu and Kashmir, ... Read more...

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For monastery, American Buddhist monk displays rare snapshots


January 14th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) A rare snapshot of the Dalai Lama standing on a mat with his hands folded is part of an exquisite collection of 20 black and white photographs ... Read more...

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Sikkim’s rich Buddhist culture attracts tourists


January 4th, 2010 - 9:55 pm ICT by ANI
By Tashi PradhanGangtok, Jan4 (ANI) : Sikkim which is situated amidst Himalayan Hills is a paradise for tourists. Now the state Government has stepped up its efforts to promote many Budhist sites ... Read more...

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Tibetan culture can benefit humanity: Dalai Lama


December 27th, 2009 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Dec 27 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, Sunday said it is important to preserve and promote Tibetan culture which has the potential to benefit humanity. "There is a ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama praises India’s support to exiles


December 19th, 2009 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Dec 18 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama Friday praised the Indian government for the support it has extended to the exiles, especially in providing modern education. "The Indian government ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama opens district hospital in Tawang


November 9th, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh), Nov 9 (ANI): The Dalai Lama today opened a district hospital in Tawang and donated Rs 20 lakh for its building.After opening the Kahndo-Dowa Songma Tawang district hospital, ... Read more...

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China bans tourist entry into Tibet till October 8


September 22nd, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Sep.22 (ANI): China has banned foreign tourists from travelling to Tibet ahead of a parade in the capital to mark 60 years of Communist rule.The Daily Express quoted Tan Lin, ... Read more...

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China ready for dialogue over Tibet, says Wen (Lead)


March 13th, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing/Dharamsala, March 13 (IANS) Talks between China and the Dalai Lama may continue if the Tibetan leader is "sincere", Premier Wen Jiabao said Friday. An aide of the Dalai Lama responded that ... Read more...

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West’s Shangri-la fantasy creates China’s `Virtual Tibet’


March 11th, 2009 - 9:41 am ICT by IANS
By Bill Smith Beijing, March 11 (DPA) When Herge's "Adventures of Tintin" spread from Belgium across Europe in the 1960s, Tintin's fictional travels in Tibet featured in one of the most popular strip-cartoon ... Read more...

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Tibetan exiles still ready for talks with China


February 18th, 2009 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Feb 18 (IANS) The Tibetan government-in-exile has always been ready for restarting the dialogue process with China on the future of Tibet provided Beijing is sincere and ready to discuss the ... Read more...

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French government favours Tibetan cause: Dalai Lama


December 17th, 2008 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Dec 17 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Wednesday said here that the French government had openly expressed concern over the issue of Tibetan independence."The issue of Tibet is a ... Read more...

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World Buddhist forum to be held next year


November 23rd, 2008 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Nanjing, Nov 23 (Xinhua) Buddhist monks and scholars from around the world will gather at a forum in China in March next year to discuss how Buddhism can contribute to the building ... Read more...

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103 killed in Swat valley: report


August 2nd, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Islamabad, Aug 2 (Xinhua) At least 103 people, including 58 militants and 12 security personnel, have been killed in the ongoing military operation in northwestern Pakistan's Swat valley, media reported Saturday. At ... Read more...

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Largest Cambodian Buddha resurrected in Siem Reap


June 4th, 2008 - 7:36 pm ICT by ANI
Phnom Penh, June 4 (ANI) The largest reclining Buddha in Cambodia, part of the Baphuon Temple at Angkor in Siem Reap province, has just opened to the public, the Mekong Times ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama suggests EU model for Tibet, China


May 22nd, 2008 - 4:17 pm ICT by admin
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, May 22 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama Thursday said the European Union offered a possible political model for China and Tibet to co-exist in "meaningful autonomy". Dismissing ... Read more...

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Tibetans want normalcy before talks on Tibet(Lead)


April 26th, 2008 - 5:51 pm ICT by admin
Dharamsala/Washington, April 26 (IANS) China's offer to talk to the Dalai Lama's representative has been accepted by the Tibetan government-in-exile with the condition that there has to be "normalcy" in Tibet before ... Read more...

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China meeting his envoy welcome news for Dalai Lama (Lead)


April 25th, 2008 - 9:27 pm ICT by admin
New York, April 25 (IANS) Reiterating that he was for "meaningful autonomy" and not independence for Tibet, the Dalai Lama said he would welcome China's offer to meet his representatives in the ... Read more...

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