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Buddhist monks, supporters force closure of Muslim schools in Myanmar

Tensions between Myanmar's overwhelmingly Buddhist population and the Muslim minority spread after violent conflict broke out between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Muslim Rohingya in 2012

Sri Lanka government unlikely to allow Dalai Lama visit: Official

"They can invite, but the government may not grant a visa," said a top foreign minister official.


How history was made up at Nalanda

The story behind a Marxist historian’s story of its destruction by ‘Hindu fanatics’.

Monks protest EC decision to convert 117-year-old monastery into polling booth

Located in Bowbazar area, the Buddha Dharmankur Sabha houses a small school inside the premises of the monastery where polling will be held on May 12.

Suspect’s name crops up in IED haul case

Mujibullah’s father Mohd Jabir Ansari was detained by police overnight.

MHA proposes NIA field unit in Patna

Unit will cater to Bihar and Jharkhand.


'Definitive leads' of Indian Mujahideen role in Bodh Gaya blasts

As many as 10 explosions had rocked Mahabodhi Temple complex on July 7.

Unnao down under: Despite meagre returns,hunt for gold goes on

The ASI dig has yielded little so far,the 1,000 tonnes of gold playing truant.

Buddhist monks hold special prayer inside blast-hit Bodhgaya temple

Buddhist monks from Sri Lanka,Thailand,Myanmar and other countries participated in the one-hour prayer.

Buddhist monks in Myanmar call for peace after wave of anti-Muslim attacks

The statement called Buddhism 'one of the best religions' but didn't condemn atrocities.

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Buddhist monks celebrate Makha Bucha festival in Thailand

Magha Puja or Makha Bucha, as it is known in Thailand, is celebrated on the full moon of the third lunar month. This year it falls on February 19

Dalai Lama meets Buddhist monks for dialogue on Vinaya

Sri Lankan and Nalanda monks met on Tuesday for a dialogue on Vinaya.


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Buddhist monks celebrate life of 16th Karmapa in Bodh Gaya

Bodh Gaya, Feb 15 (ANI): Thousands of Buddhist monks and devotees in Bihar offered prayers in remembrance of the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje. The 16th Karmapa was recognised for his incomparable merit, splendor and spreading Buddhism across the world. Devotees and monks gathered in the Mahabodhi temple in the state's Gaya city and witnessed the unveiling of the collected works of the 16th Karmapa. The 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje presided over the function. He was also joined by senior monk Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang. Chering said that Chetsang in his speech called for unity among all Buddhist sects. Around a million pilgrims and tourists visit Bodh Gaya every year to see the Mahabodhi Temple and also the tree under which Lord Buddha attained enlightenment after going through hardships for six years in the foothills of Dhungeshwari mountain.The Dalai Lama, who took exile in India in 1959 after a failed uprising against the Chinese rule in Tibet, has been pressing for greater autonomy for Tibet within China through a dialogue with Beijing. China has ruled Tibet with an iron fist since the country took over the region in 1950. Beijing regards the Dalai Lama as a dangerous separatist who wants an independent Tibet.