Buddhist Times News – Indian Embassy celebrates Vesak Day through webinar in Cambodia

Rhea Mae Soco / Khmer Times The Indian Embassy in Cambodia celebrates Vesak Day via webinar on Sunday. Facebook The Embassy of India in Phnom Penh, in collaboration with Preah Sihanouk Raja Buddhist University (SBU), hosted a webinar discussion on Sunday, about Buddhism in Cambodia and Southeast Asia to celebrate Vesak Day and the 130th anniversary […]

India launches first of its kind app that teaches Sanskrit

      (Image: Sidhant Sibbal) The Little Guru app will teach Sanskrit by ‘gamifying’ it. Photograph:( WION ) By  —  Shyamal Sinha Indian government has launched first-ever app that enables the user to learn Sanskrit, the ancient language of the country. The app created by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) has been named ‘Little […]

Buddhist Times News – Ladakh Records Over 800 Coronavirus Cases in 10 Days

By   —  Shyamal Sinha The Union Territory of Ladakh recorded more than 800 coronavirus cases in the past 10 days, pushing the infection tally to 11,070, officials said on Wednesday. One person died of COVID-19 in Leh district during the period, taking the death toll in the union territory to 131. The highest single-day spike […]

Buddhist Times News – Cambodia’s Angkor temple complex to remain shut till 20 April

By  —  Shyamal Sinha Cambodia is shutting its most popular tourist destination, the centuries-old Angkor temple complex, to visitors for two weeks to help curb the country’s coronavirus outbreak. Angkor, in Cambodia’s northern province of Siem Reap, is one of the most important archaeological sites in Southeast Asia. The closing of the world-famous site is […]

Buddhist Times News – CTA President  releases Human Rights report of seven neighbouring countries of India

Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay along with legal and human rights experts at the Centre for Democracy, Pluralism and Human Rights report launch. By   —  Shyamal Sinha The President of the Central Tibetan Administration released a human rights report published by the New Delhi-based Centre for Democracy, Pluralism and Human Rights at the Constitution Club of […]

Buddhist Times News – The World Must Stand With Tibet – OpEd

Tibet President Lobsang Sangay in Vienna, Austria, in 2012. CC BY-SA 3. By IDN By Lobsang Sangay* Tibet, famously called the roof of the world, a state in the Himalayas neighbored by India and China has for long been in a state of the tussle with Beijing. China lays the claim over the entire Tibet and calls […]

Buddhist Times News – 1st Century Buddhist remains found at Vaikunthapuram

The finds will be displayed by Bhavagni Asram authorities in their proposed museum at Vyasabhagavan Temple now under construction  ivanagi Reddy has found a conical cup of polished ware inserted into a redware stand of Iron Age (1000 BC), pit shreds of redware, terracotta tiles that once covered roofs of Buddhist viharas, a well polished […]

India’s COVID-19 situation turning from ‘bad to worse’

A health worker collects a swab sample from a woman during a rapid antigen testing campaign for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), on a street in Mumbai, India, on 30 March 2021.Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas PTI NEW DELHI, India, 30 March 2021 The Centre on Tuesday said the COVID-19 situation is turning from “bad to worse” and is […]

Buddhist Times News – Sri Lanka promoted as destination for Buddhist studies

    By   —  Shyamal Sinha       Sri Lanka is being promoted as an international hub for Buddhist education by the Export Development Board. Facilities currently exist for foreign students to be boarded in Sri Lanka during their studies. Export Development Board (EDB) Chairman Suresh de Mel noted that Sri Lanka was the […]

Buddhist Times News – Buddhist stupa restoration begins

  Buddhist stupa near Shingardar village. PHOTO: FAZAL KHALIQ/EXPRESS By  —  Shyamal Sinha The Archeology Department has started restoration work on the Buddhist stupa in Landi Kotal in Khyber Pakthunkhwa’s Khyber tribal district. Lanḍī Kōtal is a town in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, and the administrative capital of Khyber District. It was one of the largest towns in the […]

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