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Monastry Collection: Magical blend of style, healing (With Images)


June 21st, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The tranquillity and mystical aura experienced while sauntering through monasteries across Gangtok, Leh and Ladakh have left an indelible mark on jewellery designer Sumit ... Read more...

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29 killed in Myanmar state riot: Official


June 14th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, June 14 (IANS) At least 29 people have been killed and 38 injured in riots in Myanmar's Rakhine state since June 8, the government said Thursday.Those killed comprise 13 ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Indo-ASEAN artists’ residency begins in Darjeeling


June 9th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Darjeeling, June 9 (IANS) A new chapter in cultural exchange opened in West Bengal's Darjeeling hills Saturday with the inauguration of a week-long international arts residency programme featuring 25 ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Self-immolations in Tibet politically motivated: Lawmaker


May 16th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, May 16 (IANS) Self-immolations by monks were part of the scheme of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama's clique to internationalize the Tibet issue, a Tibetan legislator has said.In ... Read more...

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Gogoi pushes for World Heritage tag for Assam river island


May 12th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 12 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Saturday appealed for coordinated efforts to ensure that the state's river island Majuli is included in the Unesco's World Heritage Site ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Dalai Lama blames Beijing for self-immolations


April 21st, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, April 21 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has blamed Beijing for igniting self-immolation protests in Tibet, saying the issue is "very political", a post on his official ... Read more...

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Tibet to spend $240 mn on roads to monasteries


April 8th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lhasa, April 8 (IANS) In a bid to ensure an easier access to its monasteries, Tibet will earmark 1.5 billion yuan (about $240 million) on road construction, the authorities said ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Exiles predict more trouble in Tibet


March 17th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, March 17 (IANS) The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) Saturday said that sending government officials to monasteries in Tibet will create more resentment among Tibetans there."Beijing's decision to send officials ... Read more...

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Compassion key to happiness: Dalai Lama


December 3rd, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, Saturday said anger was harmful and compassion was the key to happiness."During the crisis in 2008, I wished I ... Read more...

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Tibetan nun sets herself on fire in China, dies


November 3rd, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 3 (IANS) A nun died after she set herself on fire Thursday in China's Sichuan province, authorities said.Qiu Xiang from a nunnery in Dawu county of Garze Tibetan ... Read more...

Posted in World |

End repression in Tibet: Amnesty


September 29th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Sep 29 (IANS) Rights group Amnesty International has urged China to end "repressive practices" in Tibet, the Tibetan government-in-exile said here Thursday."These recent immolations (by two monks) have reportedly ... Read more...

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China to restore 750-year-old monastery


September 13th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 13 (IANS) China plans to restore a 750-year-old Buddhist monastery that was damaged in an earthquake.The government has approved the conservation of the ruins of the Trangu monastery, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Dalai Lama’s envoy arrested in Nepal (Second Lead)


August 5th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 5 (IANS) Minutes after he held his maiden press conference in Kathmandu, exiled Tibetan leader Dalai Lama's envoy in Nepal Thiley Lama was arrested by police Friday along ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Dalai Lama’s envoy arrested in Nepal (Lead)


August 5th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 5 (IANS) Minutes after he held his maiden press conference in Kathmandu, Thiley Lama, exiled Tibetan leader Dalai Lama's envoy in Nepal, was arrested by police Friday along ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Explore Ladakh, Sunderbans through the lens


July 20th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Week-long photo-tours of Ladakh and the Sunderbans Tiger Reserve in August-September will give photography enthusiasts an opportunity to explore the country's wilderness through the lens.The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Russia plans ‘child abandonment’ centres


May 31st, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian women who do not want to keep their newborn babies will be able to leave their children anonymously in special centres if new legislation ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Karmapa visits Leh, consoles cloudburst victims


April 28th, 2011 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, April 27 (IANS) The 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, was moved when he visited families of the victims of last year's natural disaster in Leh in Jammu and Kashmir, ... Read more...

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RSS leader urges China to stop atrocities on Tibetans


April 22nd, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Dharamsala, Apr 22 (ANI): Calling on China to stop its atrocities on monks of Ngaba Kirti monastery, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Indresh Kumar has urged Beijing to normalise situation in the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Dalai Lama urges intervention in Tibet monastery stand-off


April 16th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, April 16 (IANS) The prevailing tension in Kirti monastery in Tibet where the Chinese armed forces and local Tibetans are involved in a stand-off following the self-immolation by a ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh condoles loss of lives in Myanmar earthquake


March 26th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 26(ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Saturday condoled the loss of lives in the 7.0-magnitude earthquake in Myanmar and offered assistance to the government.In his condolence ... Read more...

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Tibetan government-in-exile expresses faith in Karmapa


March 11th, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala (Himachal Pradesh), March 11 (IANS) The Tibetan government-in-exile Friday reaffirmed its full faith in the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, who was at the centre of a controversy following ... Read more...

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Uttarakhand Police maintain strict vigil over Tibetan refugees post Karmapa Lama controversy


February 6th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Dehradun, Feb 6 (ANI): Post the money laundering case featuring Tibetan leader Karmapa Lama, the police authorities in Uttarakhand's Dehradun city are maintaining strict vigil on the credentials of the Tibetans-in-exile in ... Read more...

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No China link, cash from disciples: Karmapa


January 29th, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala (Himachal Pradesh), Jan 29 (IANS) Following the seizure of huge amounts of foreign and Indian currency from the premises of his monastery and from his aides, the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama recalls ex-Karnataka chief minister Nijalingappa’s help


January 29th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chitradurga (Karnataka), Jan 29 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Saturday paid glowing tributes to former Karnataka chief minister S. Nijalingappa for his help in settling thousands of Tibetan refugees in ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Bollywood can boost our tourism, says Romanian minister


December 3rd, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Bollywood is no more just a form of entertainment but also has immense business potential. Borbely Karoly, the Romanian secretary of state, feels the Hindi film industry ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Cultural genocide taking place in Tibet, says Dalai Lama


November 19th, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Nov 19 (IANS) For the past 20 years, intentionally or unintentionally, some kind of cultural genocide is taking place in Tibet, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said Friday."I have heard ... Read more...

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Tibetan government-in-exile gets court notice on land deals


November 16th, 2010 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 16 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court Tuesday issued notice to the Tibetan government-in-exile based in Dharamsala, the Government of India and the state government regarding permission granted to Tibetan ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

170,000 affected by cyclone in Myanmar: UN


November 1st, 2010 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, Nov 1 (IANS) Over 170,000 people have been affected by Cyclone Giri that struck Myanmar's western coastal Rakhine state in October, the UN said Monday.The Oct 22 cyclone caused widespread damage ... Read more...

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Buddhist monks demand renewable energy in Bodhgaya


October 20th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by ANI
Gaya (Bihar), Oct 20 (ANI): Buddhist monks released sky lanterns before Buddha's 80-feet-tall statue to demand renewable energy as a solution to the power crisis in the religious town of Bodhgaya in ... Read more...

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Archaeologists discover gateway to the Viking Empire in Germany


August 28th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin, Aug 28 (ANI): Archaeologists have found a gateway to the Viking Empire, which they believe was built to protect an important trading route."Like wild hornets," reads an ancient description; the Vikings ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dalai Lama gives sermon at Nyingma Monastery in Manali


August 22nd, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by ANI
Manali, Aug.22 (ANI): Hundreds of Tibetan Buddhist monks and devotees participated in a religious congregation addressed by Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama here on Sunday.The participants included foreign tourists.The ... Read more...

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Movie Review:…And Once Again (2010)


August 21st, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
And Once Again: Keeps you engrossedRating: 2.5 out of 5*Starring: Rajat Kapoor, Antara Mali, Yuden Zongtenpa and Rituparna SenguptaDirector: Amol PalekarAugust 22, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Rishikesh Nag (Rajat Kapoor) is an ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Dalai Lama expresses condolences to Leh cloudburst victims


August 18th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), Aug 18 (ANI): Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, expressed his condolences to Leh cloudburst victims during a discourse at the famous Dagpo Shedrupling Monastery in Kullu district on ... Read more...

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China jails Tibetan property tycoon for life


August 13th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.13 (ANI): China has sentenced a Tibetan property tycoon to life imprisonment without providing details of the charges, said to be mainly political in nature.Reports from Beijing said that the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Tibetan monks in Himachal pray for flash flood victims of Leh


August 10th, 2010 - 10:02 pm ICT by ANI
By Akhilesh BharatiDharamsala, Aug.10 (ANI): Tibetan monks at Dharamsala and other monasteries such as Dagpo Shedrupling Monastery at Kullu city of Himachal Pradesh offered special prayers on Tuesday for the victims of ... Read more...

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