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Half of Thailand’s Buddhist monks are obese: Study


August 1st, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) Pot-bellied Buddhist monks, striving to reach spiritual enlightenment, could be hampered in their pursuit of nirvana because of obesity and lifestyle diseases, a study has suggested.A ... Read more...

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65 bikers roar off on Himalayan odyssey


June 23rd, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The ninth Royal Enfield Himalayan Odyssey was flagged off here Saturday with 65 riders scheduled to cover 2,700 km over a period of 16 days ... Read more...

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Chinese training Tibetan women to poison Dalai Lama? (Lead)


May 13th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala/London, May 13 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has spoken of a threat to his life from Chinese agents, saying there were reports that Tibetan women are being ... Read more...

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UN recognises grim situation in Tibet: Sangay


March 24th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, March 24 (IANS) The United Nations has assured three Tibetan youth on hunger strike in New York that it will send a special rapporteur to Tibet to investigate the ... Read more...

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Exiles seek UN intervention in Tibet


March 21st, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, March 21 (IANS) Worried over the increasing number of self immolation by Buddhist monks, Tibetan exiles here are asking the UN to intervene in Tibet.Concerned over what he thinks ... Read more...

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Sri Lankans protest against Geneva resolution


March 20th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 20 (IANS) Some 2,000 Sri Lankans marched to the British High Commission here Tuesday to condemn Western countries for a resolution that accuses Colombo of committing "war crimes".The ... Read more...

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Dalit party threat to recapture Indu Mills land


March 6th, 2012 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) The Republican Party of India (RPI) Tuesday threatened to 'capture' the Indu Mills land in Dadar if the central government does not take steps to ... Read more...

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India reassures China over Tibet, calls for stronger ties (Lead)


February 9th, 2012 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 8 (IANS) Against the backdrop of recent self-immolations by Buddhist monks, India Wednesday struck a cautious note on the growing Tibetan unrest, telling China that it was "willing ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama prays at Bodh Gaya ahead of Kalachakra puja


December 31st, 2011 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 31 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama offered prayers at the Buddhist holy site of Bodh Gaya Saturday, a day ahead of the 10-day-long 32nd ... Read more...

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Chavan meets PM on Ambedkar memorial, farmers


December 9th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Friday called on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and discussed two critical issues confronting Maharashtra -- remuneration for farmers and the allotment ... Read more...

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Land ‘captured’ for Ambedkar memorial in Mumbai


December 6th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) Nearly 1,000 activists of the Republican Sena, a Dalit party, Tuesday broke police barricades and "captured" a mill compound in Dadar in central Mumbai, demanding ... Read more...

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Buddha relevant in modern world: Dalai Lama


November 27th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Buddhism has a special role to play in the modern world because unlike many other religious traditions, Buddhism uniquely propounds the concept of independence which ... Read more...

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Students protest for free Tibet


November 2nd, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 2 (IANS) A group of students staged a noisy protest outside the Chinese consulate here Wednesday demanding freedom for Tibet."We condemn the government of China for its continued ... Read more...

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Mayawati inaugurates Rs.684 crore Dalit park


October 14th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, Oct 14 (IANS) With rose petals, prayers and thousands of people looking on, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Friday inaugurated a Rs.684 crore park dedicated to the Dalit ... 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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Dalai Lama’s envoy arrested in Nepal (Second Lead)


August 5th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 5 (IANS) Minutes after he held his maiden press conference in Kathmandu, exiled Tibetan leader Dalai Lama's envoy in Nepal Thiley Lama was arrested by police Friday along ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama’s envoy arrested in Nepal (Lead)


August 5th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 5 (IANS) Minutes after he held his maiden press conference in Kathmandu, Thiley Lama, exiled Tibetan leader Dalai Lama's envoy in Nepal, was arrested by police Friday along ... Read more...

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First Buddha film from Nepal to pre-empt Bollywood challenges


July 9th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 9 (IANS) Alarmed by Bollywood training its lenses on the Buddha, an Indian film director of Nepali origin is now making the first Buddha film from the Himalayan ... Read more...

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Nation pays homage to Bhimrao Ambedkar on his 120th birth anniversary


April 14th, 2011 - 11:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 14 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil led the nation in paying homage to Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, popularly known as Babasaheb Ambedkar, on his 120th Birth anniversary here today. ... Read more...

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Buddhist monks pray for Japan tsunami victims


March 12th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Varanasi, Mar 12 (ANI): Buddhist monks across Uttar Pradesh on Saturday offered special prayers for victims of Friday's 8.9 earthquake-cum-tsunami in northeastern Japan."We pray for peace for the souls of those who ... Read more...

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Kushinagar monks complain about poor maintenance of old Buddha statue


March 3rd, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Kushinagar , Mar 3 (ANI): Buddhist monks and pilgrims in Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh, have complained about the poor maintenance of the famous Mahaparinirvana Buddha idol.Several parts of the statue have cracks, ... Read more...

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Devotees stand by Karmapa, throng monastery


January 31st, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Dharamsala, Jan 31 (IANS) A day after Indian investigation agencies questioned him, a sea of Buddhist monks and devotees, including foreigners, turned up at the Gyuto Monastery near here Monday ... Read more...

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Buddhist monks walking for world peace reach Agra


January 28th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 28 (IANS) Nearly 300 Buddhist monks from Thailand, Poland, England, Ireland and Germany, walking across India for world peace and welfare, have reached the Taj city. They were given a ... Read more...

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Maha Bodhi attack: Sri Lanka asks India for security of monks


January 25th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chennai/Colombo, Jan 25 (IANS) Sri Lanka Tuesday urged India to provide security to all its pilgrims visiting Chennai, a day after an attack on the Maha Bodhi Society Temple there in ... Read more...

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Security tightened in Bodhgaya following looming Maoist threat


January 19th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Bodhgaya, Jan 19 (ANI): Concerned at the looming Maoist threat in the region, authorities beefed up security around a revered Buddhist temple in Bihar's Bodhgaya town.Hundreds of security officials, armed with latest ... 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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Two 55-kg cakes for Mayawati’s birthday Saturday


January 15th, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 14 (IANS) Two 55-kg cakes are waiting to be cut on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati's 55th birthday Saturday.Mayawati herself will cut one of them at the official celebration ... 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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Cambodian snake wedding attracts hundreds of villagers


January 4th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 4 (ANI): A wedding ceremony in Cambodia has attracted nearly 1,000 people - reason - the bride and groom are snakes.The marriage of Chamreun, a 16-foot, 200-pound female pet python ... Read more...

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UP hosts ‘Kapilvastu Mahotsav’ to highlight teachings of Buddha


January 1st, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
By Pawan ShahSiddharthnagar (Uttar Pradesh), Jan.1 (ANI): A five-day long festival 'Kapilvastu Mahotsav' is being organised in Uttar Pradesh's Siddharthnagar district to highlight the teachings of Lord Buddha.Kapilvastu is the birthplace ... Read more...

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Tibetan Buddhist sect’s 900th anniversary celebrations end


December 30th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee Bodh Gaya, Dec 30 (IANS) The 22-day commemoration of the 900th anniversary of the Karma Kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism Thursday ended at the historic Kalachakra ground in the ... Read more...

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Trade picks up in Gangtok during Dalai Lama’s visit


December 23rd, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
By Tashi PradhanGangtok, Dec.23 (ANI): Visitors from across the world thronged Gangtok to attend sermons delivered by the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama, providing boost to the trade and business in the ... Read more...

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Buddhist monks begin eight-day prayer session for peace in Bodhgaya


December 15th, 2010 - 10:05 pm ICT by ANI
By Surya Pratap SinghBodhgaya, Dec.15 (ANI): Thousands of Buddhist monks assembled at the Bodhgaya Buddhist shrine on Wednesday to attend an eight-day prayer session for peace.The Buddhist monks, who have come from ... Read more...

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Buddhist monks offer prayers for world peace on Tripitaka festival


December 3rd, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by ANI
Bodhgaya (Bihar), Dec.3 (ANI): Buddhist Monks from 54 countries gathered at the Mahabodhi Mahavihara temple located in Bihar's Bodhgaya district to offer prayers for world peace on the occasion of the Tripitaka ... Read more...

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Valuable letters handed over to Sarnath museum


November 22nd, 2010 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Nov 22 (IANS) The Anagarika Dharmapala Museum of the Maha Bodhi Society of India has been gifted original letters written by two venerable Sri Lankan Buddhist monks who helped revive ... Read more...

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