BODH GAYA

  • India, Nepal working together to link Lumbini, Bodh Gaya October 11, 2014

    Kathmandu: India and Nepal are "seriously working together" to link Lumbini, birth place of Lord Budhha, with Bodh Gaya where he is said to have gained enlightenment, as part of promoting a combined Buddhist pilgrimage circuit. "We are seriously working towards linking the two Buddhist circuits, Nepalese and Indian Buddhist...
  • Centre plans to launch AC train in Buddhist circuit from 2015 September 27, 2014

    Bodh Gaya: The Centre announced a slew of measures including launching an air-conditioned train in Buddhist circuit from next year and putting signboards in languages of different countries for non-English speakers to make Bodh Gaya and other places associated with Lord Buddha more attractive for visitors. All the electric poles...
  • Government working to provide visaonarrival facility at Varanasi, Bodh Gaya airports, says Naik August 2, 2014

    The government is working to provide visaonarrival facility for tourists arriving from European and western countries at Varanasi and Bodh Gaya airports, Union Minister Shripad Naik said on Saturday. The Union Minister of State for Tourism and Culture said this at the inauguration of the 17th convention of Tourist Guides Federation...
  • Bihar Police wants custody of IM's Tehsin Akhtar March 25, 2014

    Bihar Police will seek the custody of Indian Mujahideen operative Tehseen Akhtar alias Monu, who was the brain behind last year's blasts in Patna and Bodh Gaya, police said on Tuesday. The 22-year-old Akhtar, a resident of Maniarpur village in Samastipur district, was arrested by Delhi Police from Rajasthan. Patna's Senior Superintendent...
  • Indian Mujahideen head Yasin Bhatkal's deputy Tehseen Akhtar arrested March 25, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major breakthrough in investigations into several terror cases, Indian security agencies arrested the officiating head of the Indian Mujahideen, Tehseen Akhtar alias Monu on Tuesday. A Delhi Police official said he was arrested from the Naxalbari area in Darjeeling. His arrest will deal a major blow to...
  • 'To teach boyfriend a lesson, my uncle sent threat SMS to DM using phone he gifted me' March 15, 2014

    At least three people, including a girl, have been detained in Patna for threatening to blow up the Bodh Gaya and Vishnupad temples in Gaya district, police said on Saturday. Police detained Sunny, Rakesh and a 19-year-old girl from Ranipur-Rasulpur locality in Patna late on Friday, Senior Superintendent of Police Manu...
  • Aslam Pervez confesses his involvement in Bodh Gaya, Gandhi Maidan blasts: Police March 8, 2014

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday arrested one accused of the serial blasts during Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's rally in Patna last in October last year from a village in Arwal district of Bihar, police said. The person arrested was identified as Aslam Pervez, son of Maqsood Alam and...
  • NIA detains two in Bodh Gaya blasts case March 7, 2014

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) detained two people in Bihar's Arwal district to quiz them over the July 7, 2013, serial bomb blasts in Bodh Gaya, police said on Friday. A district police official said the NIA team detained two residents of Avgila village in Patna district. Last week also, the NIA...
  • Bodh Gaya blasts: Suspected IM activist arrested in Arwal March 2, 2014

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a suspected Indian Mujahideen (IM) activist in connection with Bodh Gaya serial blasts from a village in Bihar’s Arwal district, police said on Sunday. Acting on a tip off, the NIA team arrested the suspected IM activist Md Irfan from Auwgila village late on...
  • NIA arrests 2 persons in connection with blasts at Modi's Patna rally February 25, 2014

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday arrested two persons from Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh in connection with the blasts outside the rally of BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on October 27. NIA sources said Fakruddin and Ahmed were arrested from Mirzapur in eastern Uttar Pradesh for allegedly procurring material...
  • Property of Patna serial blasts' suspect attached after he fails to surrender January 13, 2014

    The property of suspected Indian Mujahideen operative Haider Ali, accused in bomb blasts in Patna and Bodh Gaya, was attached on Sunday night after he failed to surrender, police said on Monday. Haider is a resident of Khiryawa village under Madanpur police station in Aurangabad district. "A joint team of the NIA...
  • Bihar blasts accused's property attached by NIA and Bihar Police January 11, 2014

    The property of suspected Indian Mujahideen operative Tahseen Akhtar alias Monu, accused in several bomb blasts including in Delhi, Mumbai, Patna and Bodh Gaya, was attached by the NIA and Bihar Police Saturday after he failed to surrender within the stipulated deadline, police said. Akhtar is a resident of Maniyarpur village...
  • NIA not sharing information about Patna and Bodh Gaya blasts: Ranchi police January 1, 2014

    The NIA, which has detained persons from here in connection with the blasts in Patna and Bodh Gaya, has been accused of not sharing information about the same with the Ranchi police. The NIA has refused to divulge information about the persons they had detained from Ranchi for interrogation in connection...
  • Govt clears Rs 1,912 crore of road projects in Bihar, Gujarat December 26, 2013

    The government on Thursday approved the widening of highways in Bihar and Gujarat at an estimated cost of Rs 1,912 crore. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) cleared projects that include the fourlaning of a highway stretch in the Buddhist tourist circuit in Bihar for Rs 1,408.85 crore and the...
  • Patna blasts suspect's family among others invited to Modi rally December 23, 2013

    Jharkhand BJP leaders reached out to the family of Patna blast suspect Imitiaz, inviting them to their prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally here on December 29. BJP is extending invitations to every family in Jharkhand requesting them to turn up at the rally. "Under the leadership of senior BJP leader C...
  • With Midday meal tragedy and terror attacks, 2013 proves to be a tough year for Nitish Kumar December 21, 2013

    2013 proved to be a tough year for Nitish Kumar who had to walk the tightrope after being pushed to the brink following JDU's split from BJP, the terror attack in Bodh Gaya and serial blasts in the state capital during Narendra Modi's rally. Bihar government, which had earned praise from...
  • NIA takes Patna serial blasts suspect to Ranchi for more leads December 19, 2013

    The NIA sleuths on Wednesday brought Patna serial blasts suspect Imitiaz Ansari to Ranchi in search of more evidences in connection with Bodhgaya and Patna serial blasts, a senior IPS officer said. "The NIA team is here. It has brought Imitiaz Ansari to Ranchi in connection with Patna bomb blasts. Earlier,...
  • NIA given 13day remand of 2 SIMI activists involved in Patna blasts, Bodh Gaya attacks December 4, 2013

    A special court in Patna on Wednesday gave 13 days remand of two SIMI activists arrested from Chhattisgarh in connection with Bodh Gaya and Patna serial blasts to NIA for questioning. After being brought to Patna from Raipur, two SIMI activistsUmer Siddiqui and Azharuddin Kureshiwere produced in the court of Special...
  • Bihar's Bodh Gaya temple dome inlaid with gold November 28, 2013

    The dome of Bodh Gaya's 1,500yearold Mahabodhi temple, Buddhism's holiest shrine, has been inlaid with nearly 300 kg gold donated by devotees from Thailand giving the shrine a new look. "A team of technical experts from Thailand has completed work to goldplate the dome and final touches were given to...
  • SIMI planned to strike pilgrim train, Shia mosque in Lucknow: Police November 28, 2013

    Suspected Students' Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) operative Umer Siddhiqui, who was recently nabbed in Raipur, had planned to attack a DelhiBodh Gaya special train and the Shia mosque at Lucknow, police said. Police added that along with the recent Patna blasts accused Haider Ali alias 'Abdulla', Siddhiqui (35), had also...
  • Nitish Kumar should explain security lapse to people: BJP November 25, 2013

    BJP on Monday took a swipe at Nitish Kumar, who presented the annual performance report of Bihar government in Patna, saying the Chief Minister should have also highlighted its alleged failure to combat terror attacks and sudden spate in Maoist activities in the state. In a statement issued in Patna, former...
  • Patna serial blasts: Police custody of SIMI members arrested from Raipur extended November 23, 2013

    A local court on Friday extended the police remand of four suspected SIMI activists, arrested in Raipur in connection with Patna serial blasts, till November 27. Seven other members of the banned outfit were sent in judicial remand till December 6. "Chief Judicial Magistrate Alok Kumar has extended the police remand...
  • Nitish flayed for delayed decision on setting up ATS in Bihar November 22, 2013

    The BJP, on Friday, criticised Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for delaying in the formation of the AntiTerrorist Squad (ATS) and alleged that the serial blasts in the city and Bodh Gaya would have been averted had the state government formed the unit much earlier. The government has delayed the formation of...
  • FIR against IM cadre Tehseen Akhtar, Haider Ali for Patna, Bodh Gaya blasts November 22, 2013

    An FIR has been registered by the Bihar police against two Indian Mujahideen operatives Tehseen Akhtar and Haider Ali, besides some unnamed persons in connection with the serial bomb blasts at Patna and Bodh Gaya and illegal transaction of money having links with Pakistan. The FIR was lodged at Gandhi Maidan...
  • Patna serial blasts suspects may flee to Nepal, NIA informs Bihar police November 18, 2013

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has told Bihar Police to look out for five terror suspects involved in Patna and Bodh Gaya bombings as they may be hiding in districts on the IndiaNepal border and were likely to escape to Nepal, police Monday said. "After NIA's alert, Bihar Police headquarters asked...
  • Patna, Gaya blasts: Chhattisgarh Police arrests 7 members of SIMI November 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Continuing its crackdown on Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), Chhattisgarh Police, on Monday, arrested seven members of the banned outfit in connection with the Patna and Bodh Gaya blasts. The arrests were made after raids in Patna and Ranchi revealed SIMI links with Indian Mujahideen terrorists blamed...
  • Patna blasts: NIA announces cash reward for information on IM men November 17, 2013

    NIA, on Sunday, announced a cash reward of up to Rs 10 lakh for any information leading to arrest of five absconding accused of banned Indian Mujahideen terror group including Tahseen Akhtar in Bodh Gaya and Patna serial blasts cases. Besides Akhtar alias 'Monu', a resident of Bihar, others named by...
  • Thai commandos guard 300kg gold for Mahabodhi temple in Bihar November 13, 2013

    Two dozen commandos from Thailand are guarding nearly 300 kg gold in 13 boxes in Bihar's Bodh Gaya town as work began to cover the dome of 1,500year old Mahabodhi temple in glitter. The much awaited work to goldplate the dome is being carried out by a team of technical experts...
  • NIA alert helps Bihar police nab kingpin of illegal money transaction racket November 13, 2013

    A woman "kingpin" of an illegal money transaction racket operating from Lakhisarai with Pakistani link, has been arrested from Karnataka by Bihar Police. A team of Bihar Police arrested Aysha Bano from Mangalore. Her husband, Zubair, who runs a bidi business was detained, Lakhisarai Superintendent of Police Rajiv Mishra told PTI....
  • Several Thai commandos guard Mahabodhi temple as work to goldplate the dome begins November 13, 2013

    Two dozen commandos from Thailand are guarding nearly 300 kg gold in 13 boxes in Bihar's Bodh Gaya town as work began to cover the dome of 1,500year old Mahabodhi temple in glitter. The much awaited work to goldplate the dome is being carried out by a team of technical experts...