Nepal to promote Buddha's birthplace on all banknotes

The Central Bank of Nepal (Nepal Rastra Bank) has decided that from next year the information on the birthplace of Buddha (claimed by Nepal to be the town of Lumbini) will be put on all future banknotes. The move to include the name of the birthplace on the new 100-rupees notes sparked a bit of controversy in 2013 because India also claims to have the birthplace of Buddha in its borders.

Steven Monday 15 February 2016 at 3:10 pm | | news
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