For India to endorse Nepal's Buddhist conference will be like sipping from a poisoned chalice, warns former RA&W official Jayadeva Ranade. IMAGE: An idol of Buddha is silhouetted at the Tibetan Monastery in Lumbini, south-west of Kathmandu. Photographs: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters Media reports claim that Nepal's government is organising a three-day international Buddhist conference in Kathmandu from May 19-21, 2016, on the occasion of the 2560th Buddha Jayanti, Lord Buddha's birthday. Rediff.com, 1 month ago
IMAGE: People walk along the Swayambhunath stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photograph: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters Amid chants of Buddhist scriptures, Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli on Monday offered prayers at an ancient temple in Kathmandu to mark the reconstruction of five heritage sites demolished by last year's deadly earthquake. Oli prayed at the 17th century Anantapur Buddhist temple, situated at Swayambhunath stupa, a UNESCO world heritage site which was severely damaged ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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