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They can't believe it's Buddha

The Telegraph, Dec 3, 2005

Kathmandu, Nepal -- Nepal's "Buddha boy" is under investigation by the authorities, who question his claim not to have eaten anything for six months and are examining his followers' finances.


Scientists to check Nepal Buddha boy

By Navin Singh Khadka, BBC News, Dec 2, 2005

Kathmandu, Nepal -- A meditating teenage boy in south-central Nepal is drawing the attention of scientists after attracting huge crowds in the past six months and earning himself the name Buddha-reincarnate.


Nepal to probe mystery 'Buddha' boy

Dominican Today, Nov 28, 2005

KATHMANDU, Nepal -- Authorities in Nepal urged religious groups and scientists on Sunday to help solve the mystery of a meditating teenaged boy who some believe is an incarnation of Buddha. 


Master plan mooted to develop Buddhist sites

Newindpress, November 29 2005

BHUBANESWAR, India -- It seems, Buddha would soon smile on Orissa tourism. Be it the much-hyped recent visit of the Thai princess to the State or the Nirvana Puspagiri festival hosted a couple of years ago or the forthcoming Buddha Mahotsav mooted by the Government, Buddhist tourism is set to take off in the State in a big way soon.


Tales of reincarnated Buddha focus on boy

By Binaj Gurubacharya, Associated Press, November 25, 2005

15-year-old in Nepal jungle draws crowds

KATMANDU, Nepal -- A teenage boy has been meditating in a Nepalese jungle for six months, and thousands have flocked to see him, with some believing he is the reincarnation of Buddha, according to police and media reports.


National Assembly of Bhutan finalises rules on recognition of trulkus and lamas

Kuensel Online, November 23, 2005

Timphu, Bhutan -- The National Assembly of Bhutan resolved that the formal ngedzin (recognition) of trulkus and lamas born in Bhutan would be conducted according to Bhutanese traditions and the rules of procedure framed by the committee which was established this year in accordance with the resolution of the 83rd session of the National Assembly.


Sri Lanka: A Buddhist Priest offers refuge to tsunami victims

ReliefWeb, Nov 20, 2005

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- Community consultation has been one of the guiding principles for the reconstruction process after the devastation of last year’s tsunami.


Amaravati awakens to Kalachakra

The Asian Age, Nov 22, 2005

Amaravati, Guntur (India) -- There is a buzz in the sleepy village of Amaravati in Guntur where the Buddhist summit Kalachakra is to be held in January.


15-year-old new "Buddha" continues fasting

UPI, Nov 21, 2005

KATHMANDU, Nepal -- A 15-year-old boy in the Hindu kingdom of Nepal, who reportedly has been fasting for six months while meditating beneath a tree, is seen as the new Buddha.


Thai Princess visits historic sites in India

Newind Press, November 22 2005

BHUBANESWAR, India -- On her third and last day of stay in the State, Thai princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn visited the Ratnagiri Buddhist site in Jajpur district.


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