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Self-immolation attempt to protest Rajapaksa’s visit


September 17th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 17 (IANS) An autorickshaw driver was admitted to a hospital in Salem Monday with severe burn injuries after he attempted self-immolation in protest against the visit to India ... Read more...

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Refrain from self-immolation, Tibetian government-in-exile appeals


September 2nd, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Sep 2 (IANS) Expressing concern over the self-immolation protests in Tibet, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) based here Sunday appealed to its countrymen to refrain from such "drastic acts"."The ... Read more...

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Woman attempts self-immolation in Meerut


August 3rd, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 3 (IANS) Disturbed at her missing daughter not having been traced by police, a middle-aged woman Friday tried to set herself on fire at the office of the ... Read more...

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China must probe self-immolation cause: Dalai Lama


June 29th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, June 29 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has asked China to investigate the causes behind a string of self-immolation in Tibet."These sad events are evidently not taking ... Read more...

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Sangay concerned over unrest in Tibet


June 2nd, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, June 2 (IANS) Lobsang Sangay, prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile, Saturday expressed concern over the prevailing tense situation in Tibet and sought an end to "human rights violations ... Read more...

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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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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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Rape victim succumbs to burn injuries


April 18th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 17 (IANS) A 16-year old Dalit girl succumbed to burn injuries at a hospital here Tuesday, 12 days after she attempted suicide by self-immolation depressed over being raped, ... Read more...

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Tibetan youth who immolated himself cremated


March 30th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, March 30 (IANS) Thousands of Tibetan exiles gathered in this Himachal town Friday for the funeral of a man who immolated himself earlier this week in Delhi demanding freedom ... Read more...

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JNU’s Tibetan students pay homage to ‘martyr’


March 29th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Tibetan students in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) here Wednesday sat on a candlelight vigil in the campus to pay homage to Jamphel Yeshi, the ... Read more...

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Protestor’s immolation attempt brings Tibetans together


March 27th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The capital's largest Tibetan settlement, Majnu Ka Tila, had an air of contained outrage Tuesday, a day after 26-year-old Jamphel Yeshi attempted self-immolation to protest ... Read more...

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Refrain from drastic action, Tibetans told


March 27th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, March 27 (IANS) A day after a Tibetan protester attempted self-immolation in New Delhi, the Tibetan administration Tuesday asked the community to refrain from any "drastric action"."The CTA (Central ... Read more...

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Telangana shutdown hits life in region (Lead)


March 27th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 27 (IANS) Life across Andhra Pradesh's Telangana region was affected Tuesday due to the shutdown called by the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) to protest the central government's ... Read more...

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Shutdown in Telangana over suicides for separate state


March 27th, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 27 (IANS) A daylong shutdown began across Andhra Pradesh's Telangana region Tuesday following a call by the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) to protest the central government's insensitivity ... Read more...

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‘Dalai Lama not inciting self-immolations’


March 26th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, March 26 (IANS) On a day a Tibetan protester attempted self-immolation in New Delhi, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) Monday once again clarified that Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai ... Read more...

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Attempted self-immolation by Tibetan against Hu Jintao’s visit (Lead)


March 26th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Two days ahead of Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit to India, a Tibetan protester set himself ablaze at Jantar Mantar Monday during a demonstration ... Read more...

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Exiles seek UN intervention in Tibet


March 21st, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, March 21 (IANS) Worried over the increasing number of self immolation by Buddhist monks, Tibetan exiles here are asking the UN to intervene in Tibet.Concerned over what he thinks ... Read more...

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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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Tibetan monk self-immolates in China


March 15th, 2012 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 14 (IANS) A Tibetan monk Wednesday set himself alight in China's Qinghai province but survived due to timely efforts by his temple's security guards, officials said.Jamyang Palden, a ... Read more...

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China, not Dalai Lama, cause for self-immolation: Sangay (Lead)


March 10th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, March 10 (IANS) The Dalai Lama has always discouraged self-immolation but such protests are continuing in Tibetn due to China's hardline policies, Prime Minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay said Saturday.He called ... Read more...

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China, not Dalai Lama, to be blamed for self-immolations: Sangay


March 10th, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, March 10 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has always discouraged self-immolation in Tibet, but such protests are continuing due to the hardline policies of China, Prime Minister-in-exile ... Read more...

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Two self-immolations in Tibet


March 5th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, March 5 (IANS) A woman and a schoolgirl died after they set themselves afire in Tibet in the past two days to protest China's policies and to demand freedom ... Read more...

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China blames Dalai Lama for self-immolation


March 2nd, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 2 (IANS) A Chinese official Friday held the Dalai Lama responsible for a string of self-immolation by Tibetan monks, saying the Tibetan spiritual leader applauded them.Zhao Qizheng, spokesman ... Read more...

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Tibetan monk sets himself on fire in China


February 14th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 14 (IANS) A Tibetan monk set himself on fire Monday in southwest China's Sichuan province, authorities said Tuesday.Losang Gyatso, 18, from the Kirti monastery in the Aba Tibetan-Qiang ... Read more...

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Husband, wife commit suicide


January 25th, 2012 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) Apparently depressed over frequent spats due to financial problems, a 50-year old man and his wife committed suicide by setting themselves ablaze in Rajasthan's churu district, ... Read more...

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France concerned over self-immolations in Tibet


January 21st, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Jan 21 (IANS) Expressing concern over self-immolation protests in Tibet, France has said dialogue was the only way to resolve the crisis, an official statement of the Central Tibetan ... Read more...

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China warns US on exploiting Tibet issue


January 12th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beining, Jan 12 (IANS) In a clear reference to the US, China has said it is opposed to foreign countries that use Tibet-related issues to interfere in its domestic affairs.The ... Read more...

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Adopt liberal policies for Tibet, exiles urge China


January 7th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Jan 7 (IANS) The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), based in this Himachal Pradesh town, Saturday asked China to adopt liberal policies on Tibet and its people.Its reaction came after ... Read more...

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There is no Tibet issue, says China


January 4th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 4 (IANS) There is nothing like a "Tibet issue", a Chinese official told EU representatives.Zhu Weiqun, Executive Vice Minister of the United Front Work Department of the Chinese ... Read more...

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Arab Spring sweeps away despotic regimes (2011 in retrospect)


December 28th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Dec 28 (IANS) Huge pro-democracy uprisings that swept the Arab world in 2011 booted out some of north Africa's most powerful and long-serving regimes. Tunisia, Egypt and Libya have ... Read more...

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Teaching a lesson to the Badal government (Punjab Newsletter)


December 9th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 9 (IANS) Self-immolation, jumping from 90-foot-high water tanks and getting involved in slapgate may not be the lessons that teachers in Punjab are supposed to give to school ... Read more...

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Punjab slapgate: Headman arrested, bailed out


December 7th, 2011 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 6 (IANS) Buckling under pressure from all sides, Punjab Police finally arrested Daula village sarpanch (headman) Baljinder Singh in the state's Muktsar district Tuesday on charges of repeatedly ... Read more...

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Secular diplomacy powers Tibetans’ global outreach (Comment)


December 2nd, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
The Dalai Lama's political successor and Tibetan prime minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay has significantly stepped up his outreach as the Tibetan issue slides further into global amnesia.A dozen self-immolations by desperate Tibetans ... Read more...

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Stop rights violations in Tibet: South African MPs


November 11th, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Nov 11 (IANS) Expressing solidarity with the people of Tibet, two South African MPs have called for stopping human rights violations in Tibet by the Chinese government, the Central ... Read more...

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Karmapa concerned over self-immolation by monks


November 9th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Nov 9 (IANS) The 17th Karmapa, the only major monk reincarnate recognised by both the Dalai Lama and China, Wednesday expressed concern over self-immolation protests in Tibet."Each report of ... Read more...

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