Buddhist conclave begins in Bodh Gaya

The fourth International Buddhist Conclave was inaugurated Saturday in Bodh Gaya by union Tourism Minister Shripad Naik and Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi.

Sapling of Bodhi tree planted in Vietnam

 A sapling of the holy Bodhi tree from Bodh Gaya in Bihar, which was carried by Indian President Pranab Mukherjee as a gift, was planted here Monday.

Sapling of Bodhi tree planted in Vietnam

A sapling of the holy Bodhi tree from Bodh Gaya in Bihar, which was carried by Indian President Pranab Mukherjee as a gift, was planted here on Monday.

Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi asks 'mahadalits' to unite

Asking 'mahadalits' or the most backward among the Scheduled Castes (SC) to unite, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Monday said it will make them powerful and gain political power.

President Pranab Mukherjee to gift Bodhi tree sapling to Vietnam

President Pranab Mukherjee will gift "a sapling" of the sacred Bodhi Tree in Bodh Gaya to Vietnam during his visit to that country, a temple official said Monday.

`IM terrorists wanted to blow up Mahabodhi Temple`

In a startling revelation, two terrorists held in connection with last year`s Bodh Gaya blasts have revealed that their original plan was to blow up the Mahabodhi Temple.

Bihar wants custody of IM`s Tehsin Akhtar

Bihar Police will seek the custody of Indian Mujahideen operative Tehseen Akhtar alias Monu, who was the brain behind last year`s blasts in Patna and Bodh Gaya, police said Tuesday.

Three detained for threatening to blow up Bodh Gaya temples

At least three people, including a girl, have been detained in Patna for threatening to blow up the Bodh Gaya and Vishnupad temples in Gaya district, police said.

Buddhists observe alms-giving ritual to seek salvation in Bodh Gaya

Hundreds of Buddhist devotees thronged the famed Mahabodhi Temple here on Tuesday to observe the Kagyu Monlam Festival, in which devotees offer alms to monks in the hope of attaining salvation.

Bodh Gaya bombing is a warning, says Buddhist leader

The foremost leader of a Buddhist sect says the Bodh Gaya bombing in India "is a kind of warning" and Buddhists around the world will have to be careful.

Bodh Gaya temple dome inlaid with gold

The dome of Bodh Gaya`s 1,500-year-old Mahabodhi temple, Buddhism`s holiest shrine, has been inlaid with nearly 300 kg gold donated by devotees from Thailand -- giving the shrine a new look.

2 sent to 14 days` judicial custody in illegal money transfer case

Two persons arrested from Karnataka on the basis of statement given by the woman kingpin of an illegal money transaction network being run here under the guidance of Pakistani agencies were today remanded to 14 days` judicial custody by a district court.

Woman kingpin, husband send to 2-day police custody

Jailed woman `kingpin` of an illegal money transaction racket with a Pakistan link and her husband were on Monday sent to two-day police remand by a district court here.

NIA puts up property attachment order at IM operative`s home

A notice for property attachment was put up today at the home of fugitive Indian Mujahideen(IM) operative Tahseen Akhtar alias Monu, who is considered mastermind of the serial blasts in Patna and Bodh Gaya.

NIA announces Rs 10 lakh reward for arrest of IM men in blasts cases

NIA announced a cash reward of up to Rs 10 lakh for any information leading to arrest of five absconding accused of banned Indian Mujahideen terror group including Tahseen Akhtar in Bodh Gaya and Patna serial blasts cases.

Buddhist monks from Thailand hold candlelight vigil for world peace in Bodh Gaya

Buddhist monks from Thailand took out a candlelight vigil for `world peace` in Bodh Gaya, Bihar on Friday.

Thai commandos guard 300 kg gold for Mahabodhi temple

Two dozen commandos from Thailand are guarding nearly 300 kg gold in 13 boxes in Bihar`s Bodh Gaya town. as work began to cover the dome of 1,500-year old Mahabodhi temple in glitter.

Indian Mujahideen`s Ranchi module behind Bodh Gaya blasts: Report

The Indian Mujahideen`s Ranchi module was behind the blasts in Bodh Gaya, intelligence sources have told a news agency.

SC seeks reply from Centre, others on PIL on Mahabodhi temple

Supreme Court asked Centre, Bihar government and ASI to respond to petition seeking directions to maintain transparency and accountability in finance and security of Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya.

Nitish assures Buddhists about security at Bodh Gaya

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday assured Buddhist leaders that strict security measures have been taken to prevent a repeat of the July serial blasts at Bodh Gaya.