Dalai Lama ‘not in a hurry to reincarnate’
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Friday hinted that there was no hurry to look for his successor as he was in fine health, physically and mentally.
Speaking at the valedictory session of 14th religious conference held here, the Dalai Lama said: “I am 84 and physically fit and mentally joyful so why hurry about my reincarnation”.
The three-day conference convened by department of religion and culture, central Tibetan administration and draw was attended by 117 heads and important figures of four Tibetan schools of Buddhism, Bon tradition and monastic institutions.
His remark came close on the heels of the representative of the Tibetan Buddhism adopting a three-point resolution wishing for the continuation of the Institution of the Dalai Lama and vesting the authority of choosing a successor in the Dalai Lama himself on the inaugural day of the conference.
“If People’s Republic of China, for political ends, chooses a candidate for the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan people will not recognise or respect that candidate,” the resolution asserted. The CTA also endorsed the resolution with President of the exile government of the Dalai Lama firmly asserting that Tibetans will never accept China imposed successor of the spiritual leader.
A 32-year-old woman allegedly set on fire by relatives over a financial dispute in Jaipur's Jamwaramgarh area succumbed tothe woman, Anita, 32'sr injuries on Wednesday, police said. Jamwaramgarh circle officer Shiv Kumar Bharadwaj said the woman, Anita, 32, gave a statement before her death, accusing 10 relatives including three women of setting her on fire on August 10. The relatives and Anita lived in the same neighbourhood. Four people were arrested in this case at the time.
An FIR has been lodged against three former chief fire officers (CFOs) of Gautam Buddh Nagar over alleged irregularities in providing no objection certificate to Supertech's illegal twin towers in Noida. The FIR has been lodged at the Phase 2 police station on the complaint of a current fire department official in the wake of an inquiry conducted by the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Fire Service Headquarters (Lucknow).
The West Bengal government's decision to carve out seven new districts from the state's existing 23 has sparked protests in Murshidabad and Nadia, where residents and political parties have objected to the proposed names of the districts. Chief minister Mamata Banerjee announced that within six months, the new districts will be carved out of Nadia, North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas and Bankura, while Murshidabad will be split into two new districts.
In a tragic incident, a tehsildar and a patwari (village accountant) were washed away while crossing a bridge of the swollen Siwan river in a car on Tuesday night, said police. Police recovered the body of patwari Mahendra Rajak and the car about 4km away but tehsildar Narendra Singh Thakur remains missing. The rescue teams are trying to locate tehsildar. Rescue teams continue looking for Thakur across the river.
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday said his government will provide two per cent reservation in all state departments to sportspersons on the lines of the existing quota in the police and forest department. "The Karnataka government has given 2 per cent reservation for the sports persons in Police and Forest Departments. A file about extending this reservation to other departments will be approved," said Bommai.