`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.

Rakhi festival brings UK sister from London to Bodh Gaya

Inspired by the Raksha Bandhan festival, a British woman travelled all the way from London to tie the sacred thread to her brother living in Bodh Gaya.

Monk attempts immolation to protest Bodh Gaya blasts

A Buddhist monk on Thursday allegedly tried to immolate himself to protest the recent blasts in Bodh Gaya, police said.

Bodh Gaya temple dome to be inlaid with gold

The dome of Bodh Gaya`s 1,500-year old Mahabodhi temple will be inlaid with gold thanks to an offer made by a pilgrim, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar said.

CISF to guard Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya

Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya, which was rocked by multiple blasts, will be provided security by CISF, the first shrine to be guarded by the paramilitary force.

ASI to assess any damage to Mahabodhi temple: Katoch

Archaeological Survey of India will assess if there was any damage to the Mahabodhi temple in the blasts that rocked Bodh Gaya earlier this month, the government on Wednesday said.