The Pali Canon
3. Should any bhikkhunī, having
exchanged robe-cloth with another bhikkhunī, later say to her, “Here,
lady. This is your robe-cloth. Bring me that robe-cloth of mine. What
was yours is still yours. What was mine is still mine. Bring me that
one of mine. Take yours back,” and then snatch it back or have it
snatched back, it is to be forfeited and confessed. [See Bhikkhus’ NP 5]
4. Should any bhikkhunī, having
had one thing requested, (then send it back and) have another thing
requested, it is to be forfeited and confessed.
5. Should any bhikkhunī, having
had one thing bought, (then send it back and) have another thing
bought, it is to be forfeited and confessed.
6. Should any bhikkhunī, using a
fund intended for one purpose, dedicated to one purpose for a
Community, have something else bought, it is to be forfeited and
7. Should any bhikkhunī, having
herself asked for a fund intended for one purpose, dedicated to one
purpose for a Community, use it to have something else bought, it is to
be forfeited and confessed. (§•) 3
8. Should any bhikkhunī, using a
fund intended for one purpose, dedicated to one purpose for a group,
have something else bought, it is to be forfeited and confessed. (§•)
9. Should any bhikkhunī, having
herself asked for a fund intended for one purpose, dedicated to one
purpose for a group, use it to have something else bought, it is to be
forfeited and confessed. (§•)
10. Should any bhikkhunī,
having herself asked for a fund intended for one purpose, dedicated to
one purpose for an individual, use it to have something else bought, it
is to be forfeited and confessed. (§•)
Shrawasti (Uttar Pradesh): This world famous Buddhist site will
soon be accessible by air with the airstrip being renovated, official
sources said here on Tuesday.
The work of renovating the airstrip has been awarded to RITES Ltd.
and orders to construct a VIP Lounge and Tourist Security Post will be
released soon, they said. The surfacing work is nearly finished and as
per directions of the aviation department sufficient area of adjacent
land has been acquired by the administration, said Sub-Divisional
Magistrate Babu Lal here.
Shravasti is a newly created district of Uttar Pradesh (India)
Shravasti, the northeastern town of Uttar Pradesh, is
Today a great rampart of earth
The ancient city of Shravasti, venerated by Buddhist and Jains alike, is at present a
Very little is known of the city of Shravasti until it
At the time of Buddha, Presanajit was the king of
In the third rainy season after his awakenment, Lord
One of the interesting episodes in an off-told story of
After the age of Buddha and Mahavira, the history of
In the early fifth century FA-HIEN visited this
In the reign of king Harsha (AD 606 - 647) Hiuen - Tsang
The ruins of Shravasti remaind long forgotten until they were
Says Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party work for the interests of the
Bhopal: Hoping to increase the Bahujan Samaj Party’s stake in Madhya
Pradesh, party supremo and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on
Tuesday denied that her party was against the upper castes and said she
was in favour of reservation for the upper caste poor, but the Central
government was dithering on it.
“My government is committed to providing 10 per cent reservation to
the poor among upper castes. I have written to the Prime Minister about
this but no action has been taken,” she said, adding that the BSP was
not against the upper castes as was being projected by some political
“The BSP’s policies have never been against any caste or com munity,
the party is committed to the welfare of all sections and castes,” she
said, addressing an election meeting here.
“The party wants development of all the castes. In Uttar Pradesh,
the party has taken care of backward Muslims and we promise that we
will amend the Constitution to provide reservation to backward people
from the upper castes when we come to power at the Centre.
“Though the BSP stands for ‘Sarvajan Hitay, Sarvajan Sukhay’
(welfare of all people, happiness for all), the first priority is
people from the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes as they have been
ignored by the Congress and BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) governments in
the last 60 years,” Ms. Mayawati said.
“These parties are run with capitalists’ funds. They work for the
interests of these capitalists when they come to power. But the BSP
will work for the welfare of the people since it is run with the
monetary cooperation of its followers and workers,” she said.
“To establish an equal society and also to come to power, it is
important that the BSP takes sarvajan samaj (all sections of society)
with it,” the UP Chief Minister claimed.
Ms. Mayawati, however, did not forget to reiterate her demand for
job reservations in the private sector also. “All those companies which
get government contracts will have to provide this reservation,” she
said and added: “Those companies which provide reservation will get
support from the government.” -IANS
LUCKNOW: The Bahujan Samaj Party wrested the Hardoi Assembly seat
from the Samajwadi Party in the lone Vidhan Sabha byelection in Uttar
The seat was won by Nitin Agarwal of the BSP, who defeated his
nearest Samajwadi rival Sukh Saagar Mishra ‘Madhur’ by a margin of
While the BSP candidate polled 65,533 votes, 48,161 votes were
garnered by the Samajwadi Party nominee. With 5,737 votes, Mithilesh
Singh Chauhan of the Congress came third. He lost his deposit.
BJP did not contest
The Bharatiya Janata Party had not entered the fray.
The byelection in Hardoi was caused by the resignation of the former
Minister, Naresh Agarwal, who subsequently joined the BSP in July this
year. Mr. Agarwal had won the seat as a Samajwadi Party candidate in
the 2007 U.P. Assembly elections.
He later fell out with Samajwadi chief Mulayam Singh and joined the BSP.
Nitin Agarwal is the son of Naresh Agarwal, who has now been
appointed the national general secretary of the BSP by Uttar Pradesh
Chief Minister Mayawati.
U.P. C.M. expresses gratitude to people for BSP victory in Hardoi By-election Lucknow:
November 18, 2008
The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati has expressed gratitude to the people on victory of BSP candidate Mr. Nitin Agrawal with great margin in the Sursa assembly by-election in Hardoi. She termed it as the victory of BSP Government ’ s policies and programmes adding that the results of the by-election had once again proved that BSP Government had measured up to the expectations and aspirations of the people. The Chief Minister maintained that it was the triumph of ‘ Sarvjan Hitai, Sarvjan Sukhai ’ principle, as the BSP Government was committed to the development of all sections of the society. Her commitment to the well-being of all sections would continue to be translated into action. Ms. Mayawati said that the results of the last by-elections, including Hardoi, had exposed the hollowness of the opposition parties. The people of Hardoi had rejected almost all the parties, that criticised the BSP Government continuously, she added.
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U.P. C.M. reviews progress of NHAI and Lucknow Bypass projects Directive to speedily complete all road projects
Lucknow: November 18, 2008
The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati reviewed the progress of repair and improvement works of national highways and other projects of National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) at a high-level meeting at her official residence here today. She directed that effective action should be taken on projects run by NHAI, and the work on all other roads of the State be completed at the earliest. It may be recalled, that Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati had written a letter to Prime Minister in October last regarding allocation of funds for repair and improvement work on National Highways, tardy progress of works for converting four-lanes into six-lanes on different national highways by the NHAI and the poor conditions and proper maintenance of National Roads handed over to Authority. After the review meeting by the Chief Minister, the senior government officers discussed in detail the different projects of the Authority with Mr. Vireshwar Singh, Chairman NHAI and his other colleagues. At the meeting, his attention was drawn to the slow pace of progress of the projects of National Highway Authority of India— Lucknow-Sitapur Highway, Lucknow-Kanpur Highway, Lucknow-Jhansi Highway, Basti-Gorakhpur-Kushinagar Highway and Lucknow Bypass. Mr. Vireshwar Singh assured that work on these projects would be completed soon. It was informed at the meeting that work on Lucknow Bypass in progress for the last seven years and it was still incomplete. Work on it was stopped two years ago. The Cabinet Secretary said that if Authority
After promoting the Buddhist circuit to woo international tourists,
the Uttar Pradesh government has now picked up a novel theme —
‘Chasing the Monsoons’ — to invite tourists from the Arab countries.
This is part of the Indian Tourism Ministry’s ‘Incredible India’
campaign that was launched as Integrated International Media Campaign
in Arabian Travel Market Convention concluded in Dubai on May 7. The
media campaign was launched to promote India as a must-see tourist
destination and focuses on both generic and niche areas to convert the
country into a destination all year long.
In this campaign, Uttar Pradesh has invited tourists from Arab
countries to UP to enjoy lush green environment and its unique circuits
during the monsoon season.
Principal secretary (Tourism) Om Prakash, after returning from
Arabian Travel Market Convention in Dubai said, “We have been taking
various initiatives in the tourism sector with the sole objective of
attracting more tourists. Infrastructural facilities in the country are
being augmented in a well-planned manner. With an open-sky policy
providing better air connectivity, the aviation system has been
radically liberalised,” he said.
In order to overcome the shortage in accommodation, efforts are on
to build more hotel rooms in the next four years under the new state
hotel policy, he added. The new ‘Bed and Breakfast’ scheme has been
launched to cater to the requirements of more tourists.
Besides infrastructure, the major destination for all tourists is
Taj Mahal. In the Buddhist circuit, we plan to develop, Shrawasti,
There are also plans to develop Barsana,
Vrindavan and Govardhan. The Department has also firmed up plans to
develop the Mahabharata circuit around Hastinapur and all known places
like Baghpat and Bijnore.
Keeping in mind Muslim tourists, importance has been given to the
Sufi Circuit. The circuit includes Fatehpur Sikri, Rampur, Badaun,
Bareilly, Lucknow, Kakori, Deva Sharif (Barabanki), Bahraich, Kichocha
Sharif, Kade Shah - Kada (Kaushambi), Allahabad, Kantit Sharif
(Mirzapur). All these places have shrines (mazars) or birthplaces of
famous Sufi saints. These places are being developed by the department,
added the principal secretary.
He said people from the Arab countries like fresh and lush green places as they come from places with dry weather.
Natwar, Jagat broke party discipline: BSP
LUCKNOW: The former External Affairs Minister, K. Natwar Singh, and
his son Jagat Singh have been expelled from the Bahujan Samaj Party on
the charge of indiscipline. Mr. Natwar Singh has been charged with
working against the principles and policies of the BSP. He joined the
BSP at a rally in Lucknow on August 9 this year.
After having been expelled earlier from the Congress, he campaigned
for the Samajwadi Party-led United National Progressive Alliance in
Uttar Pradesh for the 2007 Assembly elections.
In a press release on Tuesday, BSP national general secretary Satish
Chandra Mishra charged Mr. Natwar Singh with indiscipline following the
leadership’s refusal to nominate him for the Rajya Sabha.
Mr. Mishra said that he had been clearly told that it was not
possible to nominate him as preference was given to those who had a
long association with the BSP movement. The former Minister was told
that ticket would not be given to an industrialist nor would an
opportunist be sent to the House.
As for Mr. Jagat Singh, Mr. Mishra said he had been given ticket to
contest the Lok Sabha election from Jaipur. When he realised that the
BSP would play an important role in the formation of the next
government in Rajasthan, he clamoured for contesting the Vidhan Sabha
poll from Bharatpur. However, Mr. Jagat Singh was refused nomination as
a Brahmin candidate was already named for the seat.
Mr. Mishra clarified that no party post had been given to Mr. Natwar
Singh and his son, who were in the BSP as ordinary workers. Mr. Jagat
Singh was earlier expelled from the Rajasthan BSP unit.