Gautam Buddha

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 3,700 entries for Gowariker's 'Buddha' auditions May 25, 2010

    Ashutosh Gowariker’s Buddha is about the journey of Prince Siddharth. The story focusses on the life of Prince Siddhartha and his journey to enlightenment where he becomes known as Buddha. The movie will bring one of the most iconic characters in history to the big screen, Buddha. A worldwide search for Buddha...
  • Enlightening news: UP set for tallest Buddha statue March 25, 2008

    Lucknow: Decks are being cleared for the installation of the world's tallest Buddha statue in Kushinagar town of eastern Uttar Pradesh. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati was understood to have directed officials to speed up the acquisition and transfer of 600 acres of land required for the Rs 10 billion project...
  • Ad shows Pratibha, Nitish 'above' Buddha, monks irked February 16, 2008

    Patna: Hundreds of Buddhist monks in Bodh Gaya are protesting a Bihar government advertisement showing photographs of President Pratibha Patil and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar placed above a picture of Gautam Buddha. The monks on Saturday staged a protest in Bodh Gaya, about 110 km from state capital Patna, where Gautam...
  • Bachelor candidate gets Gandhi touch April 9, 2007

    New Delhi: The Congress candidate for the Jewar constituency in Gautam Buddha Nagar district has put much more than his political fortunes at stake in the UP elections: he has taken a vow not to tie the nuptial knot till he becomes an MLA. Bansi Pahadia is already 46 years old...