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Homage paid to Baba Saheb BR Ambedkar

ANI, April 15, 2005

New Delhi, India -- Indian Vice President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat lead the nation in paying homage to Baba Saheb, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar on his 114th Birth Anniversary here today.


Embracing Buddhism, Ambedkar set an example


AHMEDABAD, India -- Chief Minister Narendra Modi has said that Babasaheb Ambedkar, by embracing Buddhism, set an example of protecting the social fabric and integrity and unity of India.


UNP condemns interdiction of Buddhist schools' principals

ColomboPage News Desk, April 12, 2005

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- The main opposition United National Party (UNP) yesterday condemned the Sri Lankan government's action to interdict the principals of three Buddhist schools.


High Court issues notice to govt on quarrying at Buddhist site

By Bibhuti Mishra, Sify, 13 April, 2005

Bhubaneswar, India -- The Orissa High Court has issued notices to the Central and state governments, based on a public interest petition, on the wanton quarrying by private parties at Lalitagiri, a protected Buddhist site of great historical significance.


India to build Buddhist temple in China


NEW DELHI, India -- Almost two centuries ago, two Indian Buddhist monks walked up to China to change its history forever. In their quest for a new history, a surging India and a resurgent China will ink a new deal tomorrow which will give faith its due as the dealmaker between the two neighbours.


Japanese loan to give facelift to Buddhist Centres in India

by R C Rajamani, the Asian Tribune, April 11, 2005

New Delhi, India -- In a splendid show of Asian solidarity in the areas of economic and cultural cooperation, Japan has extended India a loan of Yen 1344.66 million that will, among other things, finance a project to give a facelift to neglected and poorly maintained world-famous Buddhist Centres in Uttar Pradesh (North India).


Sri Lankan govt to assist Buddhist religious education

ColomboPage News Desk, April 7, 2005

The Buddha Sasana Ministry is also considering honouring Dhamma teachers with Justice of the Peace posts and providing them with foreign trips.

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- The Sri Lankan government has taken steps to assist Buddhist religious education in the country, as it attributes the escalation of violence to the lack of religious education.


Palpung monks express condolence to Pope John Paul II

Situ Dharmakara Foundation, April 8, 2005

New Delhi, India -- Yesterday the envoy of Palpung Sherabling and 12th Tai Situ Rinpoche, Lama Tenam presented the condolence letter to the Secretariat of the State of Vatican City to express sincerely the condolence for the loss of His Holiness, Pope John Paull II.


Dalai Lama campaigns for wildlife

Care for the Wild International, 6 Apr 2005

Dharmsala, India -- Wildlife and nature conservation was the core concern today, when His Holiness the Dalai Lama addressed his people at the formal launch of an awareness campaign.


Conservation tips through Buddhism

The Telegraph, April 6, 2005

New Delhi, India -- Three wildlife agencies have come together to spread awareness among communities inhabiting the Himalayan region, including Arunachal Pradesh, on conservation of flora and fauna with the aid of Buddhism.


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