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Tibetan Buddhists have power of truth, China's communist regime has power of guns, says Dalai Lama at Bodh Gaya
India

Tibetan Buddhists have power of truth, China's communist regime has power of guns, says Dalai Lama at Bodh Gaya

The Dalai Lama made the statement at the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya near Gaya, during his annual fortnight-long visit of the pilgrim town

BIMSTEC summit: Narendra Modi says India is committed to work with nations to enhance regional connectivity
World

BIMSTEC summit: Narendra Modi says India is committed to work with nations to enhance regional connectivity

Narendra Modi said while addressing the inaugural session of the 4th BIMSTEC summit in Kathmandu that he believed there was a big opportunity for Connectivity - trade connectivity, economic connectivity, transport connectivity, digital connectivity, and people-to-people connectivity.

Ramayana and Buddhism show that ties between India, ASEAN date back centuries, says Sushma Swaraj
India

Ramayana and Buddhism show that ties between India, ASEAN date back centuries, says Sushma Swaraj

Ramayana and Buddhism are two aspects that connect India and ASEAN and that is why they have been given prominence at the India-ASEAN Commemorative Summit, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Tuesday

Nalanda's glory can be reclaimed — if Bihar addresses the flaws in its education sector
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Nalanda's glory can be reclaimed — if Bihar addresses the flaws in its education sector

Unless the state of Bihar sees the flaws in its education sector with clarity, the narrative of Nalanda will remain one of lost glory.

Amartya Sen cautions Narendra Modi govt against compromising autonomy of universities
India

Amartya Sen cautions Narendra Modi govt against compromising autonomy of universities

Nobel laureate and renowned economist Amartya Sen said on Tuesday that if the government wants to set up world-class universities it should not try to execute autocratic power on the universities as freedom and autonomy of institutions is vital for the country

West Bengal BJP's diatribe against Amartya Sen exposes its poor intellect, anti-Bengali ethos
Politics

West Bengal BJP's diatribe against Amartya Sen exposes its poor intellect, anti-Bengali ethos

The Bengaliness of the BJP in Bengal in incidental, whereas, it's BJP-ness is fundamental. And this seriously limits its appeal in West Bengal, where it is widely conceived to be a Hindi-belt party controlled by outsiders.

Nalanda University chancellor George Yeo resigns, claims he wasn't notified about leadership change
India

Nalanda University chancellor George Yeo resigns, claims he wasn't notified about leadership change

George Yeo, the second Chancellor of Nalanda University on Friday resigned from the post saying the varsity's autonomy was being affected as he was "not even given notice" of the leadership change in the institution.

Nalanda University's governing board dissolved, so ends Amartya Sen's 9-year-long association
India

Nalanda University's governing board dissolved, so ends Amartya Sen's 9-year-long association

Pranab Mukherjee had dissolved Nalanda university's governing board on Monday. This decision also brought an end to the university's nine-year-long association of Nobel laureate Amartya Sen.

Universities should be bastions of free speech, debate: Pranab Mukherjee
India

Universities should be bastions of free speech, debate: Pranab Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said universities and institutions of higher learning must be bastions of free speech and expression and debates should be encouraged.

Unesco World Heritage sites in images: Nalanda, Chandigarh Capitol on list
World

Unesco World Heritage sites in images: Nalanda, Chandigarh Capitol on list

Unesco on Sunday evening agreed to put 12 new sites on the World Heritage List before ending its 40th session in Turkey's Istanbul city.

Behind Amartya Sen's outburst: An old man's old tricks to grab attention
India

Behind Amartya Sen's outburst: An old man's old tricks to grab attention

Amartya Sen has done enough damage to India by his espousal of left ideology. But his recent outburst against the PM appeared more strategic than genuine, with a new book by him needing some excitement

The Amartya Sen Guide to passing off petty pique as high principle
India

The Amartya Sen Guide to passing off petty pique as high principle

Even as he leaves Nalanda University, Amartya Sen is leaving a bad taste in the mouth. At 82, he ought to be retiring gracefully, not making a fuss over it by couching it as a fight for academic autonomy.

I was ousted from Nalanda University: Amartya Sen lashes out at Modi govt interference
India

I was ousted from Nalanda University: Amartya Sen lashes out at Modi govt interference

Barely a few months after Amartya Sen withdrew his candidature as chancellor of Nalanda University, the Nobel Laureate has lashed out at the Modi government by going public with a biting critique over the whys and hows.

Amartya Sen quits Nalanda University but his sour exit does him no credit
India

Amartya Sen quits Nalanda University but his sour exit does him no credit

Amartya Sen, who has decided to quit as Chancellor when his tenure ends in July at Nalanda University, did not distinguish his stewardship of the new institution with any great moves. Some controversies refuse to go away

No attempt to curtail Amartya Sen's tenure at Nalanda University, says Centre
India

No attempt to curtail Amartya Sen's tenure at Nalanda University, says Centre

The Union government on Friday rejected Nobel laureate Amartya Sen's contention that it does not want him to continue as Nalanda University Chancellor, saying there was no attempt to "curtail" his tenure and claimed that it was yet to receive the approved minutes of the Governing Board of Nalanda University (GBNU).

Govt wants me to cease being Chancellor: Amartya Sen tells Nalanda University board
India

Govt wants me to cease being Chancellor: Amartya Sen tells Nalanda University board

Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, in a letter, said that he would not continue as the Chancellor of Nalanda University for a second term.

Nalanda University reopens after 800 years: Here's all you need to know
India

Nalanda University reopens after 800 years: Here's all you need to know

The Nalanda University (NU), that had attracted students from world over in the ancient times, has been reopened after 800 years. Under the leadership of Dr Amartya Sen the university was opened on Monday. Here's all you need to know

Led by Amartya Sen, Nalanda University to begin classes today
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Led by Amartya Sen, Nalanda University to begin classes today

The NU came into existence by the Nalanda University Act passed by Parliament. Economist Amartya Sen is the Chairman of the Governing Body of the university, while renowned teachers from various countries are its members.

Remains of another ancient university unearthed in Bihar
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Remains of another ancient university unearthed in Bihar

Remains of an ancient university have been discovered in Bihar, which is home to Nalanda and Vikramshila universities, officials on Tuesday said.

Gujarat-based company to plan Nalanda restoration
India

Gujarat-based company to plan Nalanda restoration

A Gujarat-based company will draft the masterplan and design the upcoming Nalanda International University at the ancient seat of learning in Bihar, its vice chancellor said on Tuesday.