Dalai Lama apologises to boy, his family
"His Holiness often teases people he meets in an innocent and playful way, even in public and before cameras. He regrets the incident," an official statement quoting the Dalai Lama said. A video clip has been circulating that shows a recent meeting when the young boy asked the Dalai Lama "if he could give him a hug". The Dalai Lama then asked the boy to "suck his tongue" in front of a big audience and the child's parents.
Chinese spy reportedly present during Dalai Lama's sermon in Bodh Gaya
Gaya police issued her sketch, apart from passport and visa numbers which are EH2722976 and 901BAA2J, respectively. Shockingly, the alleged Chinese spy was staying in various places in the country, especially in Gaya for the last 2 years but her travel history and purpose of visit in India are not available with the foreign section. Gaya police also described her as slim and having short hair.
China's illogical and political twist to Dalai Lama's Ladakh visit unacceptable
More than 10,000 Ladakhis and Tibetans, monastics and lay people, young and old, school children in uniform among them, created a human chain to greet the Dalai Lama as he returned to Ladakh after at least three years due to the pandemic.
Not seeking separation, but more autonomy, says Dalai Lama
"People in China are increasingly realising that I am not seeking the independence of Tibet, but autonomy and preservation of its Buddhist culture," he told the media in Jammu. The Dalai Lama said only a few Chinese hardliners considered him to be a separatist.
Tibetans hopeful of seeing Modi hosting Dalai Lama
The expectation stems from the fact that Modi had only recently spoken with the Dalai Lama to convey greetings on his 86th birthday and wished him a long and healthy life. The Indian functionalities see the probable meeting -- the first publicly with the globetrotting aging Buddhist monk, feted by some of the world's top leaders, since he took over as Prime Minister in 2014, is an attempt with spiritual, political and diplomatic ramifications.
Can’t resort to violence to expel Chinese out of Tibet: Dalai Lama
“We cannot resort to violence and banish the Chinese out of our land. However, we can definitely learn to coexist peacefully through the approach of middle way policy while we continue to preserve our own identity," Dalai Lama said while addressing a gathering on the occasion of 25th Shoton festival, in Dharamshala. The Dalai Lama further praised Buddhism for its interest among Chinese and for the religion’s scientific approach.
RRB NTPC Protest: Why have students taken to the streets?
The students' protest in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh has entered the fifth day as the protesters displayed their disappointment over the Railway Recruitment Board’s (RRB) examination procedure. The protests reached its boiling point as a bogie of the Bhabua-Patna Intercity Express at the Gaya station was set on fire. There were incidents of vandalism of public property and clashes with local police. Given that the protests have also boiled over into poll-bound UP, it is important to understand in detail the grievances of the students and the response by the Central government.
Newsmen Explainer: China's new border laws come into effect from Jan 1, how will it affect India? Here's the answer
The Border law is seen as a legal assertion to the Chinese territorial claims, especially with India and Bhutan with which it has territorial disputes. Even though the law is not particularly directed towards India, political commentators believe that India is likely to face a lot of impediments with respect to standoff resolution in Ladakh’s eastern sector as well as the settlement of decades-long territorial disputes between the two countries.
From LCA to MMRCA: The incredible journey of India's Tejas fighter aircraft
In what can be touted as a potential blockbuster addition to the arsenal of birds flown by the Indian Air Force (IAF), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is set to release designs for the fabrication of Tejas Mark 2 prototype. With this, the Indian Government’s aim to push for defence indigenisation has received a shot in the arm as the Indian Air Force approved comprehensive design review (CDR) for Tejas Mark 2 program on November 15, 2021.