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Mahakaruna Day Celebration, Nagpur

The Buddhist Channel, Feb 14, 2017

Nagpur, India -- The 4th Mahakaruna Diwas of this year was held in the beautiful city of Nagpur with more than 5000 Buddhists participants. Various cultural programmes and lectures was organized at the historical Deekshabhoomi to celebrate Mahakaruna Diwas on 11th February, 2017.

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Buddhist signs point wrong way

by ANDREW BIGGS, The Bangkok Post, 12 Feb 2017

Thought police are doing Thailand's religion no favours with their intrusive false advertising aimed at tourists
Bangkok, Thailand
-- The billboard rises, like a Buddhist temple, up ahead on the right-hand side of the airport highway.

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The politics of Thailand's Buddhist Supreme Patriarch

By Panu Wongcha-um, Channel NewsAsia, 12 Feb 2017

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Thailand will soon welcome a new Supreme Patriarch. Somdet Phra Maha Muniwong, 89, was appointed last week by King Maha Vajiralongkorn and will be officially installed in a ceremony in Bangkok on Sunday (Feb 12).

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Ban on Buddhist bead bracelet violated my religious freedom, Hong Kong prison guard claims

by Eddie Lee, South China Morning Post, 7 February, 2017

Court document shows officer cited Bill of Rights Ordinance and argued Sikh bangle was not likewise prohibited
Hong Kong, China
-- A prison officer has claimed that the Correctional Services Department’s “disapproval” of her wearing a Buddhist bead bracelet while on duty amounted to discrimination against her and violated her religious freedom, a court document showed.

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Buddhist office urges ex-abbot to surrender

by Sanitsuda Ekachai, The Bangkok Post, Jan 19, 2017

Bangkok, Thailand -- The National Office of Buddhism (NOB) is attempting to encourage Phra Dhammajayo, the embattled former abbot of Wat Phra Dhammakaya, to turn himself in to officials in the money laundering case associated with the multi-billion-baht Klongchan Credit Union Cooperative embezzlement scandal.

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Female monks barred from paying respects

by Sanitsuda Ekachai, The Bangkok Post, Jan 11, 2017

Bangkok, Thailand -- If you think any Thai can pay respects to the late revered monarch, you will be in for an unpleasant surprise.

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