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From Kushinagar, PM cemented India’s Buddhist legacy, ties with democratic Asia

In a beautifully crafted and politically loaded speech aimed at Buddhism-practicing countries of the region, the Prime Minister said, “The convergence of Buddhism and democracy provides us a path to build an Asia of peace and cooperation, harmony and equality.”
PM Narendra Modi at Mahaparinirvana stupa in Kushinagar, along with UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. (HT PHOTO)
PM Narendra Modi at Mahaparinirvana stupa in Kushinagar, along with UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 24, 2021 01:09 PM IST
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ByShishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Foreign envoys praise new Kushinagar international airport at PM Modi's event

PM Modi inaugurated Kushinagar international airport (YouTube)
PM Modi inaugurated Kushinagar international airport (YouTube)
Published on Oct 20, 2021 05:05 PM IST
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Myanmar's Buddhist monks urge military to end violence against protesters

In its most forthright condemnation of the military's bloody crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations, the government-appointed organisation also said in a draft statement its members intended to halt activities, in an apparent protest.
Anti-coup demonstrators march in Nyaung-U, Myanmar March 17, 2021. (Reuters)
Anti-coup demonstrators march in Nyaung-U, Myanmar March 17, 2021. (Reuters)
Published on Mar 17, 2021 02:13 PM IST
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10th century Buddha Vihar discovered in Jharkhand’s Hazaribag

  • As per the evidence found in Hazaribagh, it appeared that the Buddhist structures were built during the Pala period, said an archaeologist with the ASI.
The discovery will help understand the impact of Buddhism in Jharkhand.(HT Photo)
The discovery will help understand the impact of Buddhism in Jharkhand.(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 23, 2021 03:06 PM IST
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BySanjoy Dey | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Ranchi

BAM varsity to start courses on Buddhism, Ambedkar

The decision was taken on the occasion of Namvistar Din, which is celebrated on January 14 annually to commemorate the naming of Marathwada University after the chief architect of the Constitution in 1994.
Representational image. (HT FILE)
Representational image. (HT FILE)
Published on Jan 19, 2021 06:32 PM IST
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Of 19-year-old friendship, theatre and Buddhism

On Friendship Day, Tahira Kashyap Khurrana talks about 19 years of solid friendship with friends from college, founding a theatre group in Chandigarh and Buddhism.
Tahira feels that the passion for theatre, writing and acting kept all her friends together
Tahira feels that the passion for theatre, writing and acting kept all her friends together
Updated on Aug 03, 2020 01:16 AM IST
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HT Mumbai | ByKavita Awaasthi

Buddha Jayanti 2020: How did Buddhism begin, what does Buddhism teach, quotes by Buddha for a content life

Buddha Purnima 2020: The word ‘Buddha’ means ‘one who is awake’ or the enlightened one. The birth anniversary of Gautam Buddha is celebrated as Buddha Purnima or Buddha Jayanti. It falls on a full moon day in the months of April or May (Vaisakh) according to the Hindu calendar. This year Buddha Purnima will be celebrated on May 7.
The word ‘Buddha’ means ‘one who is awake’ or the enlightened one.(Instagram)
The word ‘Buddha’ means ‘one who is awake’ or the enlightened one.(Instagram)
Updated on May 07, 2020 09:13 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | BySaumya Sharma

Water system key to prosperity in ancient Vadnagar in harsh climate conditions, finds ASI

ASI has since 2014-15 excavated around 54 water bodies representing the mechanism within a 10km radius in Vadnagar.
Coins, belonging to different time periods, found at the excavation site.(HT Photo)
Coins, belonging to different time periods, found at the excavation site.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 17, 2019 07:51 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByAmrita Madhukalya

Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar says Ayodhya was Buddhism centre, demands renaming Ayodhya as Saket

Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad visited Ayodhya on Monday and said the temple town was a centre of Buddhism in ancient times and demanded building a Buddhist vihar at the disputed site.
Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad has demanded renaming Ayodhya as Saket.(HT File)
Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad has demanded renaming Ayodhya as Saket.(HT File)
Updated on Nov 27, 2018 10:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Timse, Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent, Lucknow

300 Dalit families convert to Buddhism in Hisar village

The seeds for conversion were sown when a group of Dalits and few upper-caste youths entered into a scuffle on June 15 in 2017 on the issue of drawing water from a common handpump.
Members of Dalit community during a conversion ceremony at Bhatla village in Hisar on Monday.(HT Photo)
Members of Dalit community during a conversion ceremony at Bhatla village in Hisar on Monday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 20, 2018 09:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hisar | ByBhaskar Mukherjee

Bhima Koregaon violence: Suicide victim’s kin embrace Buddhism, allege discrimination

Suresh Sakat, who has been given police security, claimed that the family took ‘diksha’ (conversion to Buddhism) after the adherents of their previous faith failed to provide justice to them ever since the family became a target of the rightwing forces.
Police officials keeps a watch around the vijay stambha (victory memorial) in Bhima Koregaon in Pune on May 8, 2018. Violence had erupted when Dalit groups were celebrating the bicentenary of the Bhima Koregaon battle in which the forces of the British East India Company defeated the Peshwa’s army.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Police officials keeps a watch around the vijay stambha (victory memorial) in Bhima Koregaon in Pune on May 8, 2018. Violence had erupted when Dalit groups were celebrating the bicentenary of the Bhima Koregaon battle in which the forces of the British East India Company defeated the Peshwa’s army.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 06, 2018 02:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByNadeem Inamdar

To curb separatist ideas, Chinese county bans India-trained Tibetan monks from teaching Buddhism

While the exact number of monks banned by the Litang county is not known, Chinese officials believe it is necessary to tighten supervision to prevent the “14th Dalai Lama” clique from using local Buddhists to conduct separatist activities.
Although Beijing considers the Dalai Lama a secessionist engaged in anti-China activities to secure Tibetan independence, the spiritual leader says he only seeks autonomy for the province.(AP Photo)
Although Beijing considers the Dalai Lama a secessionist engaged in anti-China activities to secure Tibetan independence, the spiritual leader says he only seeks autonomy for the province.(AP Photo)
Updated on May 16, 2018 04:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | BySutirtho Patranobis

Una Dalit victims, 3 others from village convert to Buddhism

Babu Sarvaiya and six other members of his family were thrashed for skinning a dead cow and later his three sons and a nephew were tied to a car, paraded half naked and flogged outside the Una police station.
Tight security seen after the Una Dalit row, at Mota Samdhiyala village in Una, Gujarat.(HT File Photo)
Tight security seen after the Una Dalit row, at Mota Samdhiyala village in Una, Gujarat.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 29, 2018 11:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad | ByHT Correspondent

Una Dalits victims to convert to Buddhism to highlight caste discrimination

Ramesh Sarviya and his brothers Vasram and Ashok and cousin Bechar were tied to a car, flogged and paraded half-naked for 15km only to be thrashed outside the Una police station for allegedly skinning dead cattle.
Tight security seen after the Una Dalit row, at Mota Samdhiyala village in Una, Gujarat.(HT File Photo)
Tight security seen after the Una Dalit row, at Mota Samdhiyala village in Una, Gujarat.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 27, 2018 03:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad | ByHiral Dave
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