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Oriental Institute, NMM start digitization of Jainism manuscripts


VADODARA, December 8, 2014: MS University's (MSU) Oriental Institute on Monday started the mammoth task of digitizing thousands of manuscripts.
The institute has a rich collection of around 30,000 rare and valuable manuscripts of which around 6,000 manuscripts pertaining to Jainism have already got digitized by a Jain organisation.

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Burglars decamp with lakhs worth of loot at Jain temple


Meerut , November 30, 2014 (PTI) Gold and silver idols worth lakh of rupees were allegedly stolen from a Jain temple here, the police said today.
The loot took place at Shri 1008 Digamber Jain Mandir in Rajendrapuram area under Inchauli police station of the district.

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Cook Islands issues commemorative coin of Jainism founder


Kolkata, November 17, 2014 (PTI): Reflecting the growing global influence of Jainism, Cook Islands, an island country in the South Pacific Ocean, today launched a special coin commemorating Jain religion’s traditional founder Lord Adinath.

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Idols of Jain Tirthankaras Belonging to 4th Century Unearthed


HYDERABAD, November 5, 2014: "Twelve panchaloha (five metal) idols of the Jain Tirthankaras were unearthed during the course of conservation work on October 18 at Keesaragutta, while the pathways were being laid between two temples near steps at a depth of one foot," Director of Archaeology and Museums (Telangana), B Srinivas, told reporters here.

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Jain basadi theft case accused gets bail


MANGALORE, October 31, 2014: The prime accused in the theft of the precious idols from a Jaintemple in Karnataka'sDakashinaKannadadistrict on July 6 last year, has been granted bail in all the eight remaining cases on Saturday and has been released from jail.

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