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Nepal PM Deuba inaugurates second international airport near Lumbini

The USD 76 million Gautam Buddha International Airport was inaugurated on the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Lumbini on the occasion of Buddha Purnima. The new airport in Bhairahawa is 19kms from the UNESCO World Heritage site of Lumbini
Nepal's Prime minister Sher Bahadur Deuba (C) is greeted by officials upon his arrival at the newly built Gautam Buddha International Airport following its inauguration in Siddharthanagar on May 16, 2022.  (Photo by Prakash MATHEMA / AFP)
Nepal's Prime minister Sher Bahadur Deuba (C) is greeted by officials upon his arrival at the newly built Gautam Buddha International Airport following its inauguration in Siddharthanagar on May 16, 2022.  (Photo by Prakash MATHEMA / AFP)
Updated on May 16, 2022 08:50 PM IST
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Video: PM Modi autographs a sketch of him and Buddha in Nepal's Lumbini

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is currently on a one-day visit to the Himalayan nation at the invitation of his counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba on the occasion of Buddha Purnima.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives a warm welcome from the Indian diaspora, in Lumbini on Monday. (ANI/ PIB)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives a warm welcome from the Indian diaspora, in Lumbini on Monday. (ANI/ PIB)
Published on May 16, 2022 05:28 PM IST
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Evening brief: India-Nepal ties unshakeable like the Himalayas, says PM Modi

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi being greeted by Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba as he arrives in Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha. (PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi being greeted by Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba as he arrives in Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha. (PTI)
Published on May 16, 2022 04:52 PM IST
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‘India, Nepal ties unshakeable like…’: PM Modi at Buddhist Conference in Lumbini

Addressing a Buddhist Conference in Lumbini, Modi said India and Nepal's ever-strengthening friendship and closeness will serve entire humanity “
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nepalese Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba visit the Maya Devi Temple in Lumbini on Monday.(ANI/ PIB)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nepalese Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba visit the Maya Devi Temple in Lumbini on Monday.(ANI/ PIB)
Updated on May 16, 2022 06:24 PM IST
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On Buddha Purnima, UN chief says 'let's resolve to...'

Buddha Purnima is celebrated as it marks the birth of Gautam Buddha and it falls on a full moon day in the month of Vaisakh (April/May) as per the Hindu calendar.
UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres (AP)
UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres (AP)
Published on May 16, 2022 03:59 PM IST
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