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Cambodian Buddhist temple in eye of storm

TNN, Feb 28, 2014

VARANASI, India -- The newly constructed Cambodian Buddhist temple was inaugurated in the restricted area of Sarnath on Friday amid controversy and tight security arrangements.


University of Mumbai took UGC grants for Buddhist centre it never opened

by Kanchan Srivastava, DNA, January 30, 2014

Mumbai, India -- The University of Mumbai has been directed to refund monetary grants it was alloted to set up a ‘Buddhist Studies Centre’. The University Grants Commission wants the refund as the centre never took off despite disbursal of funds by the apex body for higher education in India.


Harassed 300 Dalits Embrace Buddhism

By Karal Marx L, The New Indian Express, 7 January 2014

VILLUPURAM, India -- Tired of being discriminated against by Caste Hindus for the past two years, around 300 Hindu Dalits of the Seshasamuthiram Colony embraced Buddhism on Monday.


Buddhist monks offer special world peace prayers in Bodh Gaya

Malaysia Sun (ANI), 11th January, 2014

Bodh Gaya, India -- Buddhist monks performed a special prayer called 'Mahakala Puja' for world peace and tranquility at Bodhgaya, Bihar.


Rein in Kanuma revellers at Buddhist site, collector urged

by Venkatesh Bayya, TNN Jan 8, 2014

VISAKHAPATNAM, India -- Worried about the impact of the annual Jatara on the Bojjannakonda-Lingalametta Buddhist site near Anakapalle on January 15, heritage conservationists have sought police protection for the ancient heritage site. Office bearers of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (Intach) have already written to the district collector seeking police protection.


Karmapa begins prayer for world peace at Bodh Gaya

IANS, December 14, 2013

Patna, India -- The 17th Karmapa, spiritual head of the Kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhists, Saturday began the Kagyu-Moenlam prayer amid tight security at Bodh Gaya, considered the birthplace of Buddhism, in Bihar, police said.


President Rajapaksa worships Nairobi Buddhist Viharaya

By Janaka Alahapperuma, LankaWeb, December 14th, 2013

Nairobi, Kenya -- President Mahinda Rajapaksa visited the Nairobi Buddhist Viharaya, located in a suburb of Kenya’s Capital City, Nairobi on Friday morning (13 December).


Global Buddhists come to Bodh Gaya for peace conference

Daily Mirror, 8 DECEMBER 2013

Bodh Gaya, Bihar (India) -- Buddhist from across the globe gathered in Bodh Gaya, Bihar, on Sunday to attend a conference, aimed at spreading the message of peace.


Buddhist temple gets 300kg gold

The New Paper, Nov 17, 2013

Bodhgaya, India -- India's Mahabodhi Temple, one of the world's holiest Buddhist shrines, is to have its dome inlaid with 300kg of gold donated by Thailand's king and other devotees, officials said on Thursday.


Prince Charles visits temple of the tooth relic

Buddhist Channel, 18 November 2013

Kandy, Sri Lanka -- The Prince of Wales paid his respects at Sri Lanka's most important Buddhist shrine - containing a tooth from the Buddha.


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