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India to launch AC train in Buddhist circuit from 2015

PTI, Sep 27, 2014

BODH GAYA, Bihar (India) -- The Centre on Saturday announced a slew of measures including launching an air-conditioned train in Buddhist circuit from next year and putting signboards in languages of different countries for non-English speakers to make Bodh Gaya and other places associated with Lord Buddha more attractive for visitors.

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Buddhist conclave: Stage set to greet foreign delegates

by Binay Singh, TNN, Sep 20, 2014

VARANASI, India -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Kashi is gearing up to host foreign delegates taking part in the International Buddhist Conclave in Bodhgaya and Sarnath from September 26 to 28. After spending two days in Bodhgaya the delegates will be in Varanasi on September 28.

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Ringzhen Tundup Shastri: The devout Buddhist who helped Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) reach Ladakh

by AKSHAY DESHMANE, ET Bureau, Sep 12, 2014

LEH, Ladakh (India) -- For Ringzhen Tundup Shastri, the floods sweeping Kashmir valley is like yesterday once more.

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1,000-year-old monastery to have Buddhist studies centre

Indo-Asian News Service, September 3, 2014

Shimla, India -- Tabo, an ancient seat of Buddhist religion and culture in picturesque Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh in northern India, will now have an international learning centre.

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India's PM in Japan: Modi visits two ancient Buddhist temples

PTI, August 31, 2014

Kyoto, Japan -- On the second day of his Japan tour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday visited two prominent ancient Buddhist temples here – Toji and Kinkakuji – offering prayers and mingling with the common people and tourists.

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