PM Narendra Modi not to visit Janakpur during Nepal tour

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will only travel to Kathmandu when he will leave on Tuesday to attend the SAARC summit in Nepal, despite his wish to visit other parts of the country including Janakpur, the revered Hindu religious site.

Nepal-India border to be sealed during Modi visit

Some parts of the Nepal-India border will be sealed during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, an official said here Saturday.

Shutdown hits Janakpur demanding Modi visit

A shutdown affected normal life in Janakpur in Nepal Friday after 22 political parties announced a strike protesting against the cancellation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s visit to the town revered by Hindus and Buddhists.

PM Modi's visit to Janakpur cancelled after protests by opposition parties in Nepal
PM Modi's visit to Janakpur cancelled after protests by opposition parties in Nepal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's stop-over at Nepal's Janakpur has reportedly been cancelled due to security concerns, reports said on Thursday.

PM Modi may address people at Nepal's religious sites

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to address Nepalese people at three major pilgrimage sites - Janakpur, Lumbini and Muktinath - which he will visit during his four-day trip to Nepal to attend the SAARC Summit.

India, Nepal working together to link Lumbini, Bodh Gaya

India and Nepal are "seriously working together" to link Lumbini, birth place of Lord Budhha, with Bodh Gaya where he is said to have gained enlightenment, as part of promoting a combined Buddhist pilgrimage circuit.

'Need to work out plans on how to link Lumbini with Bodh Gaya'

India and Nepal on Saturday stressed for Greater mutual cooperation in pilgrimage tourism by promoting a combined Buddhist pilgrimage circuit, linking Lumbini with Bodh Gaya to strengthen bilateral ties.

Modi`s visit to Buddha`s birthplace uncertain

The visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha and a Unesco World Heritage Site in Nepal, has not been confirmed yet, a minister said.

Nepal to build international airport near Buddha`s birthplace

Nepal on Thursday said it plans to build an international airport near Lord Buddha`s birthplace in Lumbini, a town close to the Indo-Nepal border, under a Chinese-backed USD 3 billion project modelled on Mecca.

How a hunch led to stunning claim on Buddha birth date

Two archaeologists had a hunch that the Buddha’s birthplace in southern Nepal held secrets that could transform how the world understood the emergence and spread of Buddhism.

Discovery suggests Buddha lived as early as 6th century BC

Evidence of a previously unknown wooden structure unearthed at the Gautama Buddha`s birthplace suggests the sage might have lived in the 6th century BC, two centuries earlier than thought, archeologists said Monday.

Buddha`s birthplace in Nepal`s 100-rupee note

Nepal`s central bank has introduced a 100-rupee Nepali note featuring Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha.

Nepal beefs up security in Lumbini after Bodh Gaya blasts

Nepal has stepped up security in Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha, with security personnel frisking every tourist entering the shrine.

‘China positive on linking Tibet with Lumbini’

According to sources, Wen
told Bhattarai Beijing wants to see
strong relations between Nepal and India.

Lankan Prez visits Lumbini, meets Nepal`s President

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, whose last visit here was abruptly cut short due to the terror attack on Lankan players in Pakistan, on Friday visited Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha in western Nepal.