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    Gaya: Votes on Thursday and heritage not on agenda, say residents

    April 09, 2019 18:16 IST

    Till just a week ago, its outer courtyard was used as a cricketing ground by local boys, many of whom will be voting for the first time on April 11 when Gaya goes to the polls in the first round of the seven-phased Lok Sabha election.

  • Thaland PM Prayut Chan-o-cha, wife pray at Mahabodhi temple

    Thai PM visits Bodh Gaya; offers prayer at Mahabodhi Temple

    India | June 19, 2016 8:38 IST

    Gaya/Patna: Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today visited Bodh Gaya and offered prayer at Mahabodhi Temple in Bihar's Gaya district. "Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha was welcomed by PHED and Law minister Kirshnandan Verma

  • pm modi offers prayer at mahabodhi temple in bodh gaya

    PM Modi offers prayer at Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya

    Politics | September 05, 2015 23:20 IST

    Patna: Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Bodh Gaya on Saturday and prayed at the Mahabodhi temple, Buddhism's holiest shrine, an official said."Soon after arriving at Gaya airport , Modi went straight to the 1,500-year-old Mahabodhi

  • pm narendra modi to visit bodh gaya today

    PM Narendra Modi to Visit Bodh Gaya today

    Politics | September 05, 2015 0:00 IST

    New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Bodh Gaya in Bihar tomorrow, visiting one of the most important pilgrimage sites of Buddhists and the place where Lord Buddha obtained enlightenment.During the day-long trip,

  • anonymous person threatens to attack mahabodhi temple

    Anonymous person threatens to attack Mahabodhi temple

    India | July 07, 2015 19:40 IST

    Gaya(Bihar):  An anonymous person has threatened to attack the Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya, a top district official said today.An SMS has been received by Gaya's Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Manu Maharaj from an

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    President Pranab Mukherjee to gift Bodhi Tree sapling to Vietnam

    India | September 08, 2014 13:11 IST

    Patna: President Pranab Mukherjee will gift "a sapling" of the sacred Bodhi Tree in Bodh Gaya to Vietnam during his visit to that country, a temple official said on Monday."BMTC has sent a sapling of

  • preparations in full swing at bodh gaya for pitripaksha

    Preparations in full swing at Bodh Gaya for Pitripaksha

    India | September 02, 2014 16:12 IST

    Bodh Gaya: Preparations are in full swing for the Pitripaksha, the fortnight-long festival of departed souls, at historic Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya.The local administration is working hard to ensure cleanliness, road repair, drinking water,

  • mahabodhi now among india s richest temples

    Mahabodhi now among India's richest temples

    India | August 01, 2014 15:52 IST

    Patna: After Tirupati, Vaishno Devi and Shirdi Sai Baba temples, the Mahabodhi temple in Bihar's Bodh Gaya, Buddhism's holiest shrine, has become one of the richest temples in India, officials said Thursday.The 1,500-year-old Mahabodhi temple's

  • bodh gaya temple dome inlaid with gold

    Bodh Gaya temple dome inlaid with gold

    India | November 28, 2013 14:35 IST

    Patna: The dome of Bodh Gaya's 1,500-year-old 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

  • thai commandos guard 300 kg gold for mahabodhi temple

    Thai commandos guard 300 kg gold for Mahabodhi temple

    India | November 13, 2013 14:10 IST

    Patna: 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 1,500-year old Mahabodhi temple in glitter.The much

  • cisf to guard mahabodhi temple in bodh gaya

    CISF to guard Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya

    India | July 31, 2013 18:02 IST

    New Delhi, Jul 31: Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya, which was rocked by multiple blasts, will be provided security by CISF, the first shrine to be guarded by the paramilitary force.This decision has been taken

  • bodh gaya blasts nia releases two persons detained for

    Bodh Gaya blasts: NIA releases two persons detained for questioning

    India | July 11, 2013 23:46 IST

    Gaya, July 11: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has released two local men for want of evidence in the serial bomb blasts at Bodh Gaya temple on Sunday.Binod Mistri and Dashrath Yadav were released on

  • bodh gaya blasts mahabodhi temple reopens digvijay s remark

    Bodh Gaya blasts: Mahabodhi temple reopens, Digvijay's remark angers BJP

    India | July 09, 2013 6:24 IST

    Bodh Gaya, July 9:  The Mahabodhi temple here where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment reopened Monday evening after being shut for public following a string of 10 bomb explosions the previous morning.Police, meanwhile, continued to question

  • bodh gaya blasts bombs had ammonium nitrate timers

    Bodh Gaya blasts: bombs had ammonium nitrate, timers

    India | July 08, 2013 17:07 IST

    New Delhi, Jul 8 : The bombs that targeted the world renowned pilgrimage town of Bodh Gaya and Mahabodhi Temple complex had a mix of ammonium nitrate and sulphur and were neatly packed in small

  • bodh gaya blasts digvijay hints at bjp conspiracy

    Bodh Gaya blasts: Digvijay hints at BJP conspiracy

    Politics | July 08, 2013 12:45 IST

    New Delhi, Jul 8: Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh has once again come up with his own interpretation of events. Commenting on the blasts that took place in Mahabodhi temple , Digvijay wondered whether there

  • bodh gaya blasts watch the outrage in pictures

    Bodh Gaya blasts: watch the outrage in pictures

    India | July 08, 2013 16:03 IST

    Gaya: The world famous Mahabodhi temple complex at  Bodh Gaya became the target of a major terror attack as nine serial blasts rocked the temple on Sunday. Two unexpoded live bombs were later defused.Four blasts

  • bodh gaya blasts two live bombs defused says shinde

    Bodh Gaya blasts: Two live bombs defused, says Shinde

    India | July 07, 2013 20:38 IST

    Solapur (Maharashtra), Jul 7 :  Two live bombs were detected and defused by security agencies in and around the Mahabodhi temple complex in Bodh Gaya which was rocked by serial blasts today, Home Minister Sushil

  • gujarat on alert after bodh gaya blasts dgp

    Gujarat on alert after Bodh Gaya blasts: DGP

    India | July 07, 2013 19:25 IST

    Ahmedabad, Jul 7: An alert has been sounded across Gujarat in the wake of the serial blasts that rocked Mahabodhi Temple in Bihar's Bodh Gaya district today, Gujarat Director General of Police (DGP) Amitabh Pathak

  • third live bomb defused in gaya

    Third live bomb defused in Gaya

    India | July 07, 2013 18:22 IST

    Gaya, July 7: A third bomb was recovered on Sunday from a village near Bodh Gaya hours after serial blasts rocked the temple town in Bihar's Gaya district in which two monks sustained injuries, police

  • centre tells states to tighten security at buddhist shrines

    Centre tells states to tighten security at Buddhist shrines

    India | July 07, 2013 18:25 IST

    New Delhi, Jul 7: Hours after the multiple blasts at Mahabodhi temple complex in Bihar, the Centre today directed all states to ensure fool-proof security at Buddhist shrines and Tibetan settlements in the wake of

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