Stories By 'MANOJ PAUDEL'
Ashoka Pillar, a historically and archaeologically important artefact with inscription mentioning the birth of Gautam Buddha, is gradually deteriorating in the past few years.
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A team of archaeologists has initiated an excavation at Tilaurakot, Kapilvastu, with an objective to include Tilaurakot in the list of World Heritage Sites. Tilaurakot is an ancient Shakyan city of Kapilvastu where Siddhartha Gautam spent 29 years of his lifetime.
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Kapilvastu Municipality and the Jagadishpur Lake Management Forum are preparing to construct a 60-foot tall Buddha statue in Jagadishpur Lake, Kapilvastu, by ignoring the due process required to build any constructions at a site that has been enlisted in the Ramsar Wetlands List.
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A gunman shot dead 28-year-old Dipendra Kumar Chaudhary (Rajababu) near his residence at Shuddhdhan Rural Municipality-4, Kapilvastu, on Friday night.
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A three-day International Tripitaka Recitation programme has commenced in Lumbini, the birth place of Gautam Buddha, from Wednesday.
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The District Administration Office (DAO) in Kapilvastu re-imposed a curfew in the bordering town of Krishnanagar for an indefinite period from 5pm on Monday. The local administration said the curfew was clamped again, considering the security threat during night time.
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