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China’s respect for freedom in Tibet deteriorated: US report


July 31st, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, July 31 (IANS) The US State Department has said there was a marked deterioration in the Chinese government's respect for and protection of Buddhist religious freedom in Tibet and ... Read more...

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Boy monk gets ceremonial welcome in Spiti


September 14th, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 14 (IANS) A 10-year-old boy from Ladakh, believed to be the reincarnation of Buddhist monk Kachen Dugyal, was given a ceremonial reception Wednesday at Key monastery of Spiti ... Read more...

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Buddhist monks to get ID cards in Bodh Gaya


September 2nd, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 2 (IANS) Authorities have decided to issue special identity cards to all Buddhist monks in Bodh Gaya in Bihar for security reasons, an official said Friday.?All monks ... Read more...

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Shutdown in Bodh Gaya against anti-encroachment drive


August 8th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bodh Gaya (Bihar), Aug 8 (IANS) A total shutdown was observed in this Bihar town, known as the birthplace of Buddhism, Monday to protest the district administration's anti-encroachment drive.People, ... Read more...

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‘Nepal king ordered destruction of Buddha statue’


August 8th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 8 (IANS) A former Nepali minister Monday said then King Birendra of Nepal had ordered the demolition of a Buddha statute.Veteran politician Homnath Dahal, who was local development ... Read more...

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Aerial search resumes for Arunachal CM’s missing chopper


May 2nd, 2011 - 9:51 am ICT by IANS
Itanagar, May 2 (IANS) Braving inclement weather, two Mi-17 helicopters early Monday launched a massive search and rescue mission to trace the chopper carrying Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee ... Read more...

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Nepal minister with Indian passport, Tibetan ID, forced to quit


April 22nd, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 22 (IANS) Nepal's new government suffered a major diplomatic embarrassment with a newly appointed minister from Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal's ruling party being forced to quit following ... Read more...

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Rescue operation underway to save Buddhist relics from former Bin Laden camp in Afghanistan


April 8th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Apr 8 (ANI): A rescue operation is underway to excavate Buddhist relics from Mes Aynak, a former training camp of Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan, before being taken over by ... Read more...

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Buddhist monasteries closed for third day in Bodh Gaya


March 12th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 12 (IANS) All foreign monasteries and their guest houses in Buddhism's holy town Bodh Gaya remained closed for the third day Saturday to protest power supply being ... 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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Himachal Govt. to take over Karmapa monastery


February 15th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Dharamsala, Feb 15 (ANI): Himachal Pradesh Government has decided to takeover the Gyuto Tantrik Monastery of the Karmapa Lama in Dharamsala and has declared it as unnamed land.Speaking to mediapersons, Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Nepal court comes to Pashupatinath’s aid


January 31st, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 31 (IANS) 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 ... Read more...

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Helicopter taxi service launched in Himachal


January 29th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 29 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Saturday launched the helicopter taxi service in the state to attract high-end tourists, an official said.The government has signed an agreement ... Read more...

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Nepal’s Hindus ready for new battle over Pashupatinath


January 29th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 29 (IANS) A staunch Hindu activist who fought three legal battles to safeguard the rights of Pashupatinath, Nepal's holiest Hindu shrine, has struck a new legal blow, opposing ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama recalls Tibet’s relations with India


December 14th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Dec 14 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has recalled Tibet's past relations with India and said these "are still close to heart"."Tibet's past relations with Kalimpong and Darjeeling are ... Read more...

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Human onslaught weighs heavy on Himalayan town (Letter from Himachal)


November 28th, 2010 - 10:09 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Rekong Peo (Himachal Pradesh), Nov 28 (IANS) It is a picturesque town located at a height of 2,670 metres with the Kinner Kailash range of the Himalayas as its ... 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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China mourns mudslide victims, toll rises to 1,248 (Roundup)


August 15th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 15 (IANS) China paused for three minutes Sunday as the nation mourned the deaths and misery of thousands of people in devastating mudslides that swept the northwestern region, with the ... Read more...

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Rescue operations intensified in Leh, 151 foreigners relocated (Lead)


August 10th, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 10 (IANS) More than 150 foreign tourists trapped in Leh, where flashfloods have killed 165 people, were relocated to safer places Tuesday as the Indian Army intensified its rescue and ... Read more...

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Nepal cracks down on Dalai Lama’s birthday celebrations


July 6th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, July 6 (IANS) Mindful of China's displeasure, Nepal's caretaker government Tuesday cracked down on the birthday celebrations of exiled Tibetan leader, the Dalai Lama, preventing mass prayers in monasteries ... Read more...

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Pak’s archaeological assets under severe threat from ever expanding militancy


December 27th, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec.27 (ANI): The ever-expanding terror threat in Pakistan has not only affected country's civilian regime and its economy, but it has also ruined ancient Buddhist monasteries and other such historical ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama’s visit to Arunachal nostalgic: Top aide


November 8th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Dharamsala (Himachal Pradesh), Nov 8 (IANS) As Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama Sunday embarked on a week-long spiritual visit to the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, the territory which ... Read more...

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Singing monk rehearsing chants for Dalai Lama’s visit


November 7th, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Bomdilla (Arunachal Pradesh), Nov 7 (IANS) Buddhist singing monk Ngawang Tashi Bapu, nominated for a Grammy award in 2006, is a busy man - rehearsing hymns to welcome ... Read more...

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Tibetans pray for Dalai Lama’s upcoming Arunachal visit


September 22nd, 2009 - 9:25 pm ICT by ANI
Dharamsala, Sep. 22 (ANI): Tibetans living in exile in Dharamshala on Tuesday prayed for the success of Dalai Lama's impending visit to Arunachal Pradesh.Although the annual ritual of prayers is dedicated for ... Read more...

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Vohra visits historic Buddhist sites in Ladakh


September 15th, 2009 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 15 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra, now on a tour of the state's Ladakh region, Tuesday visited one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries of the country. Accompanied by ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama to visit Arunachal in November


September 10th, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Sep 10 (IANS) Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has planned a visit to Arunachal Pradesh in the second week of November, an aide said Thursday. The Dalai Lama had to ... Read more...

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Jammu and Kashmir to revive Buddhist sites to promote pilgrimage tourism


July 10th, 2009 - 9:37 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, July 10 (ANI): In a bid to attract more Buddhist pilgrims, Jammu and Kashmir's tourism department is set to rejuvenate Buddhist sites in the state.The department has already sent a ... Read more...

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Tawang: Tradition, nature and Madhuri Dixit (Feature)


July 5th, 2009 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Ritu Sharma Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh), July 5 (IANS) This is the route that the Chinese soldiers took in 1962 to enter Indian territory. Today known as "the hidden paradise" or "the land ... Read more...

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‘Tibetan medicine offers hope for cancer’


June 12th, 2009 - 9:52 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Tibetan medical science, a 2,000-year-old legacy of herbal and spiritual healing born in the Buddhist monasteries of high-altitude Tibet, offers cures for diseases like cancer and thalassaemia ... Read more...

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Sikkim youth learn traditional art of carving and painting


May 2nd, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
By Tashi PradhanGangtok, May 2 (ANI): An institute in Sikkim has taken the initiative to train the youngsters in carving wood.The institute, Directorate of Handloom and Handicraft, located near the main market ... Read more...

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‘Good manners’ guide to be given to Thailand’s gay monks!


April 28th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 28 (ANI): A Buddhist leader in Thailand is planning to launch a 'good manners' guide to curb the flamboyant behaviour of homosexual and transgender monks.Upset by the reports, that monks ... 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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Fusion: Sikkim merges with Buddhist spirituality in Anki Khurana’s canvas


January 30th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Buddhism and art blend harmoniously in Anki Khurana's large-format canvases, featuring a melange of landscapes, figures, expressionism, complex surface textures, spatial variations and vivid colours.Her show titled ... Read more...

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‘Buddhism has to evolve to remain socially relevant in Asia’


November 21st, 2008 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Buddhism will have to evolve rites and rituals to become more socially relevant in Asian nations, including India, where people identify religion with prayer rites, feels ... Read more...

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1,900 yr old Buddhist monastery discovered in Gujarat


October 13th, 2008 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 13 (ANI): Gujarat State Archaeological Department has discovered a small size Buddhist monastery in Gujarats Vadnagar, which dates back to 1,900 years.According to a report in Desh Gujarat, ... Read more...

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