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Sense of insecurity still haunts Ramu Buddhists

by Kamran Reza Chowdhury, Dhaka Tribune, September 28, 2013

Dhaka, Bangladesh -- Most people, including Muslims and Buddhists, still cannot understand why the Buddhists were attacked.

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Research on to trace journey of Buddhist monks in country

by V Kamalakara Rao, TNN, Sep 27, 2013

VISAKHAPATNAM, India -- At a time when technology has literally turned into a religion for many, a Vizag-based research scholar has taken up a scientific study using nuclear analytical techniques (NAT) to trace the route taken by Buddhist monks in the country centuries ago to spread the word of Gautam Buddha.

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New Confederation Seeks to Unite Buddhists

VOA News, September 25, 2013

New Delhi, India -- A Buddhist lama says a new confederation will seek to bridge the gap between the world's Buddhists and be a voice for the religion at major international events.

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Dalai Lama concludes editorial meeting on Buddhist science book

Phayul, September 25, 2013

DHARAMSHALA, India -- A three day meeting of around 25 Tibetan Buddhist scholars and His Holiness the Dalai Lama concluded today at the latter’s residence here.

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Dalai Lama asks India to merge ancient tradition with modern knowledge

by Yeshe Choesang, The Tibet Post International, 12 September 2013

Dharamshala, India -- The spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama said time has come for India to revive her ancient traditions and combine its knowledge with modern education for betterment of humanity.

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Buddhist convention on grand scale

Lanka Daily News, Sept 14, 2013

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- The Second Asian Festival of Buddhist Culture and International Convention will be held on September 25-28 at the Sri Lanka International Buddhist Academy (SIBA), Pallekele.

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Hurt deep down Buddhist heart

by Muhammad Ali Zinnat, The Daily Star, September 3, 2013

Bangladeshi Prime Minister to reopen repaired temples in Ramu, Ukhia today; still may not see many happy faces

Ramu, Bangladesh -- When Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina visits Ramu today, she can expect to see some happy faces, as the government has rebuilt 19 Buddhist temples that were torched and vandalised in Ramu and Ukhia in September last year.

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Conclave to discuss Buddhist issues in Delhi Monday

IANS, Sep 3, 2013

New Delhi, India -- The conclave is being organized by the International Buddhist Confederation, the body that represents the voice of Buddhists around the world.

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China Banks on Buddhism

by ILARIA MARIA SALA, WSJ, Aug 21, 2013

Lumbini, Nepal -- The plain of Terai, a poor agricultural land crossed by holy rivers, straddles the border between Nepal and India. Its sweltering summers see temperatures climb above 100 degrees, but this parched terrain might be on the verge of tumultuous changes. On the Nepali side is the small city of Lumbini, which, after long neglect, is now at the center of great power politics.

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Smartphones, TVs hurting Buddhist culture in Bhutan

AFP Aug 8, 2013

THIMPHU, Bhutan -- Kencho Tshering, a red-robed Buddhist monk, takes a call from the King of Bhutan's office, then duly dashes off to start a ceremony praying for a break in the monsoon rains.

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