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President Kovind, PM Modi, politicos extend greetings on Buddha Purnima 2019

Buddha Purnima is being celebrated across the country to mark the birth of Gautam Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. 

May 18, 2019, 12:38 PM IST

Railways launch Buddhist Circuit tourist train: Dining cars, library, sofa-seating in coaches and more

The train which is fully air-conditioned comprises of 12 LHB coaches.

Jan 04, 2019, 14:40 PM IST

Buddha Purnima 2018: Here's how you can worship the Lord on this day

In India, on this day Buddhists start their celebration by paying a visit to common Viharas.

Apr 30, 2018, 10:13 AM IST

Nepal holds Peace Marathon at birthplace of Gautam Buddha

Nearly 100 participants from different countries took part in a peace marathon at Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, on Thursday.

Mar 01, 2018, 16:31 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi participates in Vesak Day celebration in Sri Lanka

The Vesak Day marks the birth, enlightenment and passing away of Lord Buddha.

May 12, 2017, 10:54 AM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets people on Buddha Purnima

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday greeted people on the occasion of Buddha Purnima saying that Gautam Buddha "inspires" us to work towards "harmonious society".

May 10, 2017, 10:41 AM IST

Insensitive Cristiano Ronaldo angers Buddhists with social media post

Regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, Ronaldo is a practicing Roman Catholic.

Oct 21, 2016, 23:00 PM IST

PM Modi greets nation on Buddha Purnima

With entire nation celebrating Buddha Purnima , Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that Gautam Buddha`s noble teachings have made an impact on millions of people over centuries.

May 21, 2016, 11:30 AM IST

Rail Budget 2016: When Suresh Prabhu referred to poems of Vajpayee, Harivansh Rai Bachchan

From poems of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Harivansh Rai Bachchan to teachings of Gautam Buddha, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu referred to these all as he presented his second Rail Budget in the Lok Sabha Thursday.

Feb 25, 2016, 16:32 PM IST

I would personally call India 'Buddhist India', says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday arrived in Bodh Gaya to attend the concluding ceremony of the three-day international Buddhist conclave.

Sep 05, 2015, 14:10 PM IST

Nepal asks foreign rescue teams to leave; quake toll 7,365

Rescue teams from India and 33 other countries were today asked by Nepal to leave as it prepared to launch massive operations to rehabilitate millions of uprooted victims of the devastating temblor that has killed at least 7,365 people, including 41 Indians.

May 04, 2015, 12:05 PM IST

Row over planting of Bodhi tree sapling by Indian envoy in Nepal

A controversy has erupted over the site where India's Ambassador to Nepal planted a sapling of the holy Bodhi tree in the premises of a temple in Lumbini, the birth place of Gautam Buddha, as the area is within the 'risk map' and not in the tree plantation zone.

Dec 12, 2014, 20:19 PM IST

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.

Jul 31, 2014, 11:19 AM IST

SRK turns to books on Buddha to stay calm

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who is basking in the glory of his team Kolkata Knight Riders victory in IPL 7, has begun reading books on Gautam Buddha`s life to help him stay calm.

Jun 04, 2014, 14:26 PM IST

Nitish Kumar thanks Japan for contribution in Nalanda University

Thanking Japan for contributing to the establishment of Nalanda International University, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said he wanted it to become a seat of international peace.

Oct 25, 2013, 19:46 PM IST

Buddha is a global subject: B.K. Modi

Industrialist B.K. Modi says that Buddha is a global subject which is not just confined to India.

Oct 11, 2013, 09:18 AM IST

‘Buddha’: A glitzy costume drama

Costume, Jewellery & Set designers behind Zee TV’s historical magnum opus ‘Buddha’ speak about all that goes into creating a glitzy costume drama.

Sep 24, 2013, 14:38 PM IST

Buddhism has kept me sober: Boy George

Singer-songwriter Boy George has credited his new-found belief in Buddhism for helping him stay sober and clean of drugs.

Sep 10, 2013, 10:24 AM IST

`Buddha` gets `Satyamev Jayate` time slot on TV

Forthcoming mythological TV show ‘Buddha’ will be showcased in the same slot as the one which belonged to shows like ‘Mahabharat’, ‘Ramaya’ and also Aamir Khan`s popular show ‘Satyamev Jayate’.

Sep 03, 2013, 08:24 AM IST

Sotheby`s to auction Buddhist art

Pan-Asian Buddhist paintings and sculptures from the ancient regions of China, Japan, Tibet, and Nepal are up for auction at Sotheby`s.

Sep 01, 2013, 08:48 AM IST