Buddha, then Prince Siddhartha was born in the area called Rupandehi (Kapilvastu), Lumbini that belongs to the lovely country called Nepal. Anybody on a pilgrim tour or personal travel can visit Lumbini as a part of Buddhist archeology site visits. Though the fact is such, the world’s most premiere search engine service provider google too showed up India as the Prince Siddhartha’s birthplace till a year ago. However, some countries and organizations made due changes to their information centres to avoid this confusion. British Museum was one such organization where they redressed the faulty information claimed that Lord Buddha was born in India. There are numerous campaigns by Nepal foreign ministry and various organizations requesting world to correct their facts. Many historians & world leaders are still in a misconception on this matter. People of Nepal and median Buddhists wants, “Buddha was born in India” & “Mount Everest is in India” campaigns to be over. Nepali people see this as a disadvantage to their country and it is a very logical thinking looking the opportunities lost in country branding. There are at least three winning tickets in the US for the record $1.6bn (£1.1bn) lottery jackpot, officials have said. The winning tickets in the Powerball jackpot were sold in California, Tennessee and Florida. The previous draw was the 19th without a grand prize winner, which requires all six numbers to match. Officials said it would take several hours to know if there were any other winning tickets. Powerball USA tweetImage
copyrightPowerball USA Winning numbers in 13 January draw The identity of the winners is not yet known. Thousands of people queued up outside shops across the US on Wednesday, hoping to defy the odds of 292.2 million to one. California Lottery tweeted that the winning ticket in the state was sold at a 7-Eleven store in Chino Hills, a suburb east of Los Angeles. Television pictures showed a cheering crowd gathering at the shop after the result was announced. The winners will share a prize of $1.586bn. They can collect their winnings in annual payments over 29 years, or opt to share a lump-sum payment of $930m. The government will also share in the big prize, however, levying a 39.6% federal income tax on the winners - and the payout will also be subject any taxes that the winners' home states may impose.


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