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French tourists found guilty in Sri Lanka over Buddha photos


August 22nd, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Colombo, Aug 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) It was an astonishing moment for three French tourists when they were declared guilty for insulting the Buddhism religion. This was regarded as a form of injustice ... Read more...

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UN chief hails Myanmar panel to probe violence


August 18th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 18 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed Myanmar's establishment of a 27-member commission to investigate the violence in the western state of Rakhine, which has left ... Read more...

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UN urges Bangladesh to allow aid to Myanmar refugees


August 8th, 2012 - 6:07 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 8 (IANS) The UN Refugee Agency is calling upon Bangladesh to allow provision of humanitarian assistance to Myanmar refugees who have entered its territory, Xinhua quoted ... Read more...

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Ashoka stupa restored in Tibet (With Images)


August 3rd, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Nangchen (China), Aug 3 (IANS) Nestled in eastern Tibet and surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, Nangchen is once again in the spotlight with the restoration of a 2,000-year-old stupa constructed ... Read more...

Posted in World |

At least 78 killed in western Myanmar clashes - UN


July 29th, 2012 - 1:24 am ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- Clashes between Buddhist and Muslim communities in western Myanmar have reportedly killed at least 78 people and displaced thousands last month, the United Nations (UN) said Friday.UN ... Read more...

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Hasina warns of possible terrorist threat from Mynmarese refugees


July 29th, 2012 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has warned of possible terrorist connections among thousands of Muslim refugees trying to enter her country from neighbouring Myanmar.In an ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

80,000 displaced in Myanmar unrest


July 28th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 27 (IANS) Some 80,000 people have been displaced in the recent inter-communal clashes in Myanmar, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said Friday.UNHCR spokesman Andrej Mahecic told reporters that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pakistani Taliban threatens Myanmar over Muslim attacks


July 26th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 26 (IANS) The Pakistani Taliban Thursday warned of taking revenge if Myanmar fails to stop the alleged killing and arbitrary detention of Muslims in that country.Right groups ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

UN aid workers detained in Myanmar


July 7th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) About 10 aid workers, some of them from the UN, are being held by authorities in western Myanmar where sectarian clashes killed scores of people last ... Read more...

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Myanmar president postpones Bangladesh visit


July 2nd, 2012 - 1:51 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 2 (IANS) Myanmar President Thein Sein's visit to Bangladesh has been postponed due to ongoing ethnic tensions in that country.Dhaka made the announcement Sunday following foreign secretary level ... Read more...

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Rude flight attendants could be good thing, for a change (The Funny Side)


June 29th, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
As we begin our descent, all passengers should stow their tray tables and shut their stupid mouths. A Japanese low-cost airline offers something truly unusual: rude flight attendants. The customer relationship ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Monastry Collection: Magical blend of style, healing (With Images)


June 21st, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The tranquillity and mystical aura experienced while sauntering through monasteries across Gangtok, Leh and Ladakh have left an indelible mark on jewellery designer Sumit ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

SC to hear Monday government plea on minorities’ sub-quota


June 9th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday will hear the central government's petition challenging the Andhra Pradesh High Court verdict quashing 4.5 percent reservation for the minorities in ... Read more...

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Court quashes 4.5 percent sub-quota for minorities (Lead)


May 28th, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 28 (IANS) In a setback for the United Progressive Alliance government at the centre, the Andhra Pradesh High Court Monday quashed the 4.5 percent sub-quota for the minorities ... Read more...

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Hindu, Buddhist groups growing steadily in US


May 10th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS) Hindu and Buddhist groups have grown steadily in the US, being concentrated in Texas, California, the New York Metropolitan Area, Illinois and Georgia, says a new ... Read more...

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Refrain from drastic action, Tibetans told


March 27th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, March 27 (IANS) A day after a Tibetan protester attempted self-immolation in New Delhi, the Tibetan administration Tuesday asked the community to refrain from any "drastric action"."The CTA (Central ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Britain won’t be Christian nation by 2030: Report


March 3rd, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 3 (IANS) Britain may no longer be a Christian country by 2030 as the number of non-believers is set to overtake the number of Christians, a media report ... Read more...

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Corruption positive, jests Dalai Lama


December 3rd, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Saturday said jokingly that corruption could also be positive."I once met a delegation of Buddhists from Vietnam who asked ... Read more...

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New global Buddhist body formed in India


November 30th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The four-day Global Buddhist Congregation in the capital came to a close Wednesday with the constitution of a new international Buddhist body to complement worldwide ... Read more...

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Only Colombo can resolve Tamil problems: Malaysian MPs


November 29th, 2011 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Two Malaysian MPs who are very vocal about the situation in Sri Lanka now say that only Colombo can resolve Tamil problems, not any other ... Read more...

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Scholars discuss relevance of Buddha in modern world


November 27th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) More than 900 Buddhist scholars, leaders and practitioners from 46 countries Sunday began deliberating the relevance of Gautama Buddha's teachings, 2,600 years after his ... Read more...

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Amid China row, global Buddhist scholars meet


November 27th, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Amid Chinese objections, a four-day Global Buddhist Conference began here Sunday to mark the 2,600th year of Buddha's enlightenment, with the Dalai Lama saying ... Read more...

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Obama wishes Indians ‘Happy Diwali and Saal Mubarak’


October 27th, 2011 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 27 (IANS) President Barack Obama, the first US president to celebrate Diwali in the White House in 2009, has wished Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists ... Read more...

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Reincarnation is my personal right: Dalai Lama


September 23rd, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Sep 23 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Friday said the issue of reincarnation is his personal right."My reincarnation is to be decided by myself, nobody has the ... 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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15 Ladakh artists killed in Himachal bus accident


August 15th, 2011 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Manali/Srinagar, Aug 14 (IANS) At least 15 people, including eight women, were killed when a mini-bus skidded off the road and fell into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh, police said ... Read more...

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Fresh legal battles erupt over Nepal’s Pashupatinath temple


July 29th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 29 (IANS) The 17th century Pashupatinath temple that is also a Unesco-declared World Heritage Site is now tangled in fresh legal disputes with seven officials of the trust ... Read more...

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Fresh legal battles over Nepal’s Pashupatinath shrine


July 29th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 29 (IANS) Nepal's oldest Hindu shrine, the 17th century temple of Pashupatinath that is also a Unesco-declared World Heritage Site, is now tangled in fresh legal disputes with ... Read more...

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Support grows for gangraped Nepal nun


July 21st, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 21 (IANS) Support began to grow for a Buddhist nun from Nepal who was gangraped in a public bus last month with organisations in the country as well ... Read more...

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Government committed to welfare of minorities: Khurshid


July 9th, 2011 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Minorities Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said the government was committed to the welfare of minorities in India as the government Friday began monitoring the ... Read more...

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Interlocutors to study impact of conflict on Kashmir’s pluralism


July 6th, 2011 - 1:35 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 6 (IANS) The three central government-appointed interlocutors will focus on the ways to reduce impact of conflict on the puluralism of Jammu and Kashmir during their two-day meeting ... Read more...

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Hasina for Islam as Bangladesh’s state religion


May 31st, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 31 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed herself in favour of retaining Islam as the state religion, moving away from the secular provisions in the ... Read more...

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Protecting tuskers important for Sri Lanka: Minister


May 25th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Sri Lanka will strengthen its policies to save elephants, according to the island country's Minister of Environment Anura Priyadarshana Yapa."The elephant is of special importance ... Read more...

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Bhutan to help promote tourism in Bihar


May 6th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 6 (IANS) Impressed by Bihar's changing image and development in the last few years, Bhutan is keen to sign a joint pact with the state to promote ... Read more...

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Death of Osama bin Laden was sad, says Dalai Lama


May 5th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, May 5 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Wednesday said the death of Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was sad if it was looked from a ... Read more...

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