Home > Asia Pacific > South Asia

South Asia

Call for Buddhist pilgrimage tour from China, Myanmar

The Rising Nepal, April 24, 2005

KATHMANDU, Nepal -- Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Buddhiraj Bajracharya, who is on a visit to China discussed bilateral relations and the Chinese Modern Aircraft Industry with Chinese Minister for Science, Technology and Defence Zhang Yun Chuan, yesterday.


Christianity Overwhelming Buddhism in India's North-East

By S.N. Saxena, Hinduworld.com, April 21, 2005

Guwahati, India -- At last experts and scholars have realised that Buddhism in India?s north-east is fast losing its original status with alien influences threatening this several-millennium-old faith, which is followed by a number of tribes of the region. This is the consensus arrived at a recent seminar of scholars and monks in Guwahati.


Dalai Lama meets with Japanese Buddhist Leader

TibetNet, April 20, 2005

Dharamshala, India -- His Holiness the Dalai Lama yesterday met with the abbot of Nishi Ongangji, one of the most important Buddhist temples in Japan. It is said that there are about 10000 temples under Nishi Ongangji. The abbot is one of the most important Buddhist leaders of Japan and also the present chief of Japanese association of Buddhists.


Tsunami carried bronze Buddha 1,000 kilometres across the ocean

By Jan McGirk, The Independent, 17 April 2005

A little bronze-eyed idol to the west of Kathmandu is causing quite a stir.

Tamil Nadu, India -- It's a Buddhist sage, and in mid-December the 5in figure was, like so many in rural Burma, placed in a little decorated kiosk, strapped to a crude bamboo raft and released on to the Irrawaddy river to drift to propitious sites and cast away evil. Down the delta it floated and then, a week or so later, the Boxing Day tsunami struck.


Homage paid to Baba Saheb BR Ambedkar

ANI, April 15, 2005

New Delhi, India -- Indian Vice President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat lead the nation in paying homage to Baba Saheb, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar on his 114th Birth Anniversary here today.


Embracing Buddhism, Ambedkar set an example


AHMEDABAD, India -- Chief Minister Narendra Modi has said that Babasaheb Ambedkar, by embracing Buddhism, set an example of protecting the social fabric and integrity and unity of India.


UNP condemns interdiction of Buddhist schools' principals

ColomboPage News Desk, April 12, 2005

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- The main opposition United National Party (UNP) yesterday condemned the Sri Lankan government's action to interdict the principals of three Buddhist schools.


High Court issues notice to govt on quarrying at Buddhist site

By Bibhuti Mishra, Sify, 13 April, 2005

Bhubaneswar, India -- The Orissa High Court has issued notices to the Central and state governments, based on a public interest petition, on the wanton quarrying by private parties at Lalitagiri, a protected Buddhist site of great historical significance.


India to build Buddhist temple in China


NEW DELHI, India -- Almost two centuries ago, two Indian Buddhist monks walked up to China to change its history forever. In their quest for a new history, a surging India and a resurgent China will ink a new deal tomorrow which will give faith its due as the dealmaker between the two neighbours.


Japanese loan to give facelift to Buddhist Centres in India

by R C Rajamani, the Asian Tribune, April 11, 2005

New Delhi, India -- In a splendid show of Asian solidarity in the areas of economic and cultural cooperation, Japan has extended India a loan of Yen 1344.66 million that will, among other things, finance a project to give a facelift to neglected and poorly maintained world-famous Buddhist Centres in Uttar Pradesh (North India).


Page 183 of 187       

Web www.buddhistchannel.tv www.buddhistnews.tv

About Us
Get Breaking Buddhist News in your Email. Free subscription.

Please help keep the Buddhist Channel going


Point your feed reader to this location
Wikipedia: Buddhism by Country
Sangha Directory
Submit an Article
Write to the Editor
Affiliation Program

      About The Channel   |   Disclaimer