Buddha

  • UP to include cycling tracks in future town planning 2 days ago

    Greater Noida: The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to include cycling tracks while planning new towns in the future, a senior government official said. Cycle tracks will be developed in the state, Uttar Pradesh Principal Secretary (Industrial Development) Sanjiv Saran said. Cycling is pollution free, it improves health and is...
  • Shah Rukh Khan takes to books on Gautam Buddha to be calm June 4, 2014

    Mumbai: After a whirlwind season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and victory in the final for his franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), superstar Shah Rukh Khan is looking for some peace and solitude. He has turned to books on Gautam Buddha's life to "calm down". "Got a set of books...
  • Ancient Buddha idol worth Rs 1 crore seized from a man by security forces in Bagaha May 28, 2014

    An ancient idol of Lord Buddha valued at Rs 1 crore was seized from a man by security forces in Bihar's West Champaran district on Wednesday, police sources said. A joint operation by the Bihar Police and Sashastra Seema Bal personnel was conducted on a tip-off by intelligence sources that a...
  • Narendra Modi pledges commitment to non-violence on Buddha Purnima May 14, 2014

    Gandhinagar: Pledging commitment to non-violence and world peace, BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi on Wednesday greeted the people on the occasion of 'Buddh Purnima'. "We pledge our commitment to world peace, non-violence and service to humankind, ideals that were very close to Lord Buddha," Modi said on the Twitter. "On...
  • Modi reiterates his commitment to peace, non-violence ahead of LS results May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: As exit polls predicted his win in the Lok Sabha elections, Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi reiterated his commitment to peace. Taking to Twitter on the occasion of Buddha Purnima, Modi wrote, "We pledge our commitment to world peace, non-violence and service to humankind, ideals...
  • Sri Lanka to deport British tourist over Buddha tattoo April 22, 2014

    Colombo: A 35-year-old British woman faces deportation for sporting a Buddha tattoo in Buddhist-majority Sri Lanka, where disrespect of the religion by foreigners is frowned upon. The woman tourist, who has been detained, had arrived at the Colombo international airport from Mumbai on Monday morning. "She was produced before the magistrate at...
  • LS polls: 10 UP seats record 65 per cent voter turnout in first phase April 10, 2014

    The first phase of elections in Uttar Pradesh were held on Thursday where people in West UP and neighbouring Ghaziabad and Gautam Buddha Nagar constituencies, voted to elect Lok Sabha members from 10 seats. 65 per cent polling was recorded in 10 constituencies of western Uttar Pradesh, including riot-hit Muzaffarnagar. The...
  • Two Noida residents request SC to defer polling in Gautam Buddha Nagar April 8, 2014

    Supreme Court on Monday said it will consider on Friday the plea to defer the April 10 polling in Gautam Buddha Nagar Lok Sabha seat of UP in view of defection of Congress candidate to BJP. After Ramesh Chand Tomar's switching over, the date for nomination as well as withdrawal was...
  • LS polls: 8 candidates from various parties file nominations for Gautam Buddha Nagar seat March 21, 2014

    Eight candidates from various political parties filed their nomination papers for the Gautam Buddha Nagar parliamentary constituency here on Friday. The papers were filed at the office of the Returning Officer, said Assistant Returning Officer Bachu Singh. Among the leaders who filed nominations was Narinder Bhati from Samajwadi Party. Bhati, who is intermediate...
  • Akhilesh Yadav to lay foundation of 200 ft Buddha statue, park in Kushinagar December 12, 2013

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will lay the foundation stone of multi-crore project in Kushinagar on December 13 that includes construction of a 200-feet bronze statue of Lord Buddha, education institutes and parks, officials said on Thursday. Buddhist monk Lama Jopa Rinposhe and other international dignitaries are likely to take...
  • India in talks with US on political situation of Bangladesh November 16, 2013

    India, on Saturday, said it is holding consultations with the US and other countries on the political impasse in Bangladesh over an electoral dispute between the country's two major parties. "I can say definitely that we are discussing the situation of Bangladesh with different countries who have an interest in the...
  • 36 booth level officers booked for being absent from poll duty October 21, 2013

    Thirty-six booth level officers were on Sunday booked for allegedly being absent during a special voters' registration drive in the district. The booth level officers -- five in Sadar subdivision, 10 in Jewar subdivision and 21 in Dadri -- were to be present at their respective polling booths on Sunday and...
  • Will 'Buddha' oust 'Mahadev' as the hottest God on TV? October 13, 2013

    New Delhi: After the success and popularity of 'Devon Ke Dev-Mahadev' and 'Mahabharata', producer BK Modi enters the world of mythology and brings the story of Lord Buddha through his new show 'Buddha- Rajaon ke Raja'. Though, the show has gone on air almost a month back, the makers decided...
  • Indian GP scheduled for Oct 25-27 in Greater Noida September 25, 2013

    Lucknow: The Formula One motor race would be held at the Buddha International Circuit in Greater Noida between Oct 25-27, officials said on Wednesday. The state government cleared the proposal of the JP Sports International Limited late on Tuesday. The state industrial development department held a meeting to decided and discuss...
  • Nigaar Khan in awe of her character in 'Buddha' September 4, 2013

    Mumbai: Nigaar Z Khan, who will be seen in a negative role in the forthcoming mythological show 'Buddha - The King of Kings', says she was able to portray the character better because of the nuances that she learnt while playing Rajbala in one of her earlier shows, 'Mitwa Phool...
  • TV show 'Buddha' was supposed to be a film initially September 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Forthcoming mythological TV show "Buddha" was initially planned to be a film. Filmmakers Shekhar Kapur and Ashutosh Gowariker had already started developing the script, however, producer B.K. Modi, felt that the TV medium would have a larger scope for such a project. The show will narrate the life of...
  • Bring back Lord Buddha's begging bowl from Afghanistan: RJD MP August 26, 2013

    A strong demand for bringing back the begging bowl of Lord Buddha from an Afghan museum and installing it at its "original" place at Vaishali in Bihar was made by RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh in Lok Sabha on Monday. Raising the issue during Zero Hour, he said the Buddha, who...
  • Sexual assault case: Even Buddha faced such allegations, says Asaram August 24, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Equating his case to lord Buddha, self proclaimed godman Asaram has denied allegations of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl saying, "Even lord Buddha had to face such allegations. I'm innocent. If I'm guilty, then prove it." A case has been registered against Asaram following a complaint by the teenager who...
  • Suspended IAS officer Durga replies to chargesheet: Reports August 16, 2013

    Suspended IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal is reported to have given her reply to the chargesheet that the Uttar Pradesh government had served on her over the demolition of the wall of an under-construction mosque in Gautam Buddha Nagar. TV channels reported tonight that the 28-year-old officer, who was the SDM...
  • UP govt likely to constitute special force to check illegal mining August 2, 2013

    Amidst uproar over suspension of a woman IAS officer allegedly under pressure of the "mining mafia", the Uttar Pradesh government is working on a proposal to constitute a special "mining force" to check illegal mining activities in the state. "The government is considering a proposal to set up an exclusive mining...
  • Mahabodhi temple to open for public at 5 pm today after special prayer July 8, 2013

    Gaya: The Mahabodhi temple will reopen for the general public at 5 pm on Monday after a special prayer. Police have beefed up security in and around the temple at Bodh Gaya in Bihar's Gaya district after the serial blasts on Sunday. On Monday morning the temple doors opened late by...
  • Prakash Bare is content with his film's reaction March 21, 2013

    Kozhikode, Mar 20: The co-producer of Malayalam film 'Papilio Buddha' today said that he was getting good encouragement from the people after watching the film. Speaking to reporters, co-oroducer and actor Prakash Bare, said that lots of people have seen the film and he was getting good comments from them. Bare...
  • Iran: Government confiscates Buddha statues from shops February 17, 2013

    Tehran: An Iranian newspaper reported on Sunday that government authorities are confiscating Buddha statues from shops in Tehran to stop the promotion of Buddhism in the country. Sunday's report by the independent 'Arman Daily' quotes Saeed Jaberi Ansari, an official for the protection of Iran's cultural heritage, as saying that...
  • Sneak Peek: Eddie Pepitone's 'The Bitter Buddha' January 18, 2013

    The documentary titled 'The Bitter Buddha' follows a comic as he deals with a middle-age career surge, while struggling with self-doubt, sobriety, and a challenging family history, this one features two very talented comics - Sahar Silverman and Zach Galifianakis. ...
  • Khurshid adopts religious diplomacy to woo Myanmar December 15, 2012

    Yangon: It was a day of religious diplomacy by India as External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Saturday inaugurated a three-day international conference on Buddhism followed by unveiling of a 15-foot statue of Gautam Buddha. Khurshid, who is in Yangon on his first bilateral visit since assuming office, inaugurated the Buddhism...
  • IFFI celebrates Asian spiritualism through cinema November 21, 2012

    Panaji: A new section celebrating Asian spiritualism through cinema has been launched with the 43rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) that got off to a rousing start here Tuesday. Films like 'The Buddha, Light of Asia', 'Samsara', 'Mystic Iran: The Unseen World', 'The Burmese Harp' and 'The Great Pilgrim'...
  • Buddhist destination Kushinagar promises tranquillity October 1, 2012

    Kushinagar (Uttar Pradesh): Welcome to the land of the Buddha. A breather from most other religious destinations, which, ironically, reel under chaos, Kushinagar - the place where Gautam Buddha breathed his last - is a place where you can pray in peace or simply soak in the beauty of the...
  • Makers of 'Papilio Buddha' move Censor tribunal September 19, 2012

    Makers of the Malayalam film 'Papilio Buddha', on the plight of displaced Dalits, have moved the Censor tribunal for certification after the Board's review committee suggested certain cuts and mutes which were not acceptable to them. The Central Board of Film Certification's regional panel here had rejected the film outright on the...
  • 30,000 tickets sold for Indian F1 Grand Prix September 17, 2012

    Greater Noida: With just over a month left for the second edition of the F1 Indian Grand Prix, the organisers have sold 30,000 tickets, with the maximum sale coming from the corporate bookings. "We have touched the figure of 30,000. We are hoping that the ticket sale will now pick up....
  • Papilio Buddha: Censor Board denies certification September 3, 2012

    'Papilio Buddha', a Malayalam film on a group of displaced dalits in the Western Ghats, directed by Jayan Cherian, has been denied censor certification by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). The CBFC stated that the screening rights were denied as the film had visuals and dialogues denigrating Mahatma Gandhi...