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Tibetan Spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.(PTI)

'Gratitude for your long-standing support': Dalai Lama congratulates Joe Biden

PTI, Dharamsala
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 02:16 PM IST
Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday at a historic inaugural ceremony, pledging to unite the country and calling on Americans to end the "uncivil war" that has fractured the deeply polarised nation.
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Of the 80,000 voters 56,000 live in India, Nepal and Bhutan while 24,000 are in other countries.(HT File)
Of the 80,000 voters 56,000 live in India, Nepal and Bhutan while 24,000 are in other countries.(HT File)

Tibetans-in-exile set to vote in first phase of global election

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Dharamshala, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 12:49 AM IST
Around 150 candidates are vying for 45 seats of members of parliament, while 8 candidates are in the fray for post of president
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File photo: Chinese President Xi Jinping.(REUTERS)
File photo: Chinese President Xi Jinping.(REUTERS)

China cautions against use of ‘Tibet card’, says it will damage bilateral ties

By Rezaul H Laskar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 09:50 PM IST
The unusually blunt statement from the Chinese embassy spokesperson Ji Rong called for “an objective and fair stance” on the “highly sensitive nature” of Tibet-related issues and China’s territorial integrity.
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Tibetan Spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.(PTI)
Tibetan Spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.(PTI)

Last surviving bodyguard of Dalai Lama dies in Minnesota

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 05:43 AM IST
Born in 1939, Anen Dawa was only 15 when he joined the personal army of the Dalai Lama in Norbulingka, Tibet.
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The Tibetan Policy and Support Act of 2020 approves USD 1 million per annum for the Special US Coordinator on Tibet, USD 675,000 towards scholarship provisions(Agencies)
The Tibetan Policy and Support Act of 2020 approves USD 1 million per annum for the Special US Coordinator on Tibet, USD 675,000 towards scholarship provisions(Agencies)

Donald Trump defies Chinese warning, signs off on law on next Dalai Lama

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 02:21 PM IST
China, which has been looking at anointing a successor to the 14th Dalai Lama, has claimed that Tibetans will need to get Beijing’s approval for the next spiritual leader.
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Donald Trump signed the act on Sunday as part of the massive USD 2.3 trillion package for the year-end bill to provide long-delayed coronavirus relief and fund the federal government(REUTERS)
Donald Trump signed the act on Sunday as part of the massive USD 2.3 trillion package for the year-end bill to provide long-delayed coronavirus relief and fund the federal government(REUTERS)

Donald Trump signs bill on Tibet to pre-empt China’s move on Dalai Lama’s succession

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Washington
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2020 01:07 PM IST
The law now authorises the Office of the US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues and expands the office’s duties to include additional tasks, such as pursuing international coalitions to ensure that the next Dalai Lama is appointed solely by the Tibetan Buddhist faith community.
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India must begin engaging with other governments and immunise them against the coming pretender to the Potala Palace.(AP)
India must begin engaging with other governments and immunise them against the coming pretender to the Potala Palace.(AP)

The battle over the next Dalai Lama

UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 05:46 AM IST
India, like the US, should make it clear that only Tibetans, not Beijing, can decide the issue
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The US Congress has passed a law that reaffirms the right of Tibetans to select the successor to His Holiness Dalai Lama.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The US Congress has passed a law that reaffirms the right of Tibetans to select the successor to His Holiness Dalai Lama.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

US Congress stings China with new Tibet law on the next Dalai Lama

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 03:20 PM IST
The Central Tibetan Administration welcomed the Tibetan Policy and Support Act passed by the US Congress, calling it a historic move and a clear message to China
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The US House of Representatives is seen in this file photo. The house has passed a bipartisan resolution recognising the cultural and religious significance of an autonomous Tibet and seeking peaceful solutions to the conflict.(AFP Photo)
The US House of Representatives is seen in this file photo. The house has passed a bipartisan resolution recognising the cultural and religious significance of an autonomous Tibet and seeking peaceful solutions to the conflict.(AFP Photo)

US House passes bipartisan resolution on ‘autonomous Tibet’

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 20, 2020 07:57 AM IST
The resolution also noted that there is overwhelming bipartisan Congressional support for the Tibetan people’s aspirations for internationally recognised human rights and freedoms and the protection of their distinct religious, cultural, linguistic, and national identity.
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(AP/File)

Shanta bats for Bharat Ratna for Dalai Lama

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Dharamshala, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 01:11 AM IST
Says India should raise the issue of Tibet at the United Nations
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(AP File)
(AP File)

Dalai Lama greets Joe Biden, says admirer of the US as anchor of liberty, democracy

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Dharamshala, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 12:02 AM IST
He wished the American President elect every success in meeting the challenges that lie ahead
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China is propping up its own Panchen Lama to influence the selection of the next Dalai Lama(SHYAM SHARMA/HTPHOTO)
China is propping up its own Panchen Lama to influence the selection of the next Dalai Lama(SHYAM SHARMA/HTPHOTO)

China’s quest to control Tibet’s spiritual space | Opinion

By Tenzin Tseten
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 06:27 PM IST
The Chinese authorities are said to have abducted the Dalai Lama’s chosen boy and his family members. Their whereabouts still remain shrouded in secrecy.
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The spiritual leader said that the nuclear-free world is in everyone’s interest.(Sanjeev Verma/HT file photo)
The spiritual leader said that the nuclear-free world is in everyone’s interest.(Sanjeev Verma/HT file photo)

Dalai Lama hails UN treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons

By Asian News International | Posted by Srivatsan K C | Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 12:36 PM IST
Fifty countries have ratified an international treaty to ban nuclear weapons, the United Nations (UN) has announced, allowing the “historic” text to enter into force in 90 days.
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In his August speech, Chinese President Xi Jinping had called party leaders to build an “impregnable fortress” to maintain peace and stability in Tibet(REUTERS)
In his August speech, Chinese President Xi Jinping had called party leaders to build an “impregnable fortress” to maintain peace and stability in Tibet(REUTERS)

China has ramped up military presence across LAC. Ladakh isn’t only target

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 05:09 PM IST
Xi Jinping’s Chinese Communist Party is executing plans to control Buddhist culture in Tibet while the People’s Liberation Army builds a military wall on the border with India.
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The Tibetan approach to keep its struggle against China peaceful could shift after the next Dalai Lama is selected, particularly as China is expected to attempt to prop up a successor chosen by it.(HT Photo/Shyam Sharma)
The Tibetan approach to keep its struggle against China peaceful could shift after the next Dalai Lama is selected, particularly as China is expected to attempt to prop up a successor chosen by it.(HT Photo/Shyam Sharma)

Dalai Lama and Tibet card hold key in future India-China border escalation | Analysis

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 10:55 AM IST
Special Frontier Force soldier Nyima Tenzin’s funeral ceremony was the first acknowledgement of the role played by Tibetans in India’s elite SFF border units
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Sangay was among the first persons whom Destro met following his appointment to the special position on Tibet by the Trump administration on Wednesday. (Photo: @Drlobsangsangay)
Sangay was among the first persons whom Destro met following his appointment to the special position on Tibet by the Trump administration on Wednesday. (Photo: @Drlobsangsangay)

Tibetan administration head meets Trump’s point man on Tibet

By Rezaul H Laskar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 10:46 PM IST
The statement said Sangay urged Destro to press the Chinese government to have a dialogue with the envoys of the Dalai Lama based on the “Middle Way Approach”
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FILE PHOTO: Chinese president Xi Jinping (REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins)
FILE PHOTO: Chinese president Xi Jinping (REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins)

China defends controversial Tibet labour program, urges Tibetans against ‘overdoing religion’

By Reuters | Posted by Karan Manral | Lhasa
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 04:01 PM IST
The program involves government-set quotas for labourers and includes a focus on ideological training. Critics and Tibetan activists have called it ‘coercive.’
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The World Food Programme (WFP) was honoured for its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict.(AP)
The World Food Programme (WFP) was honoured for its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict.(AP)

WFP’s Nobel win reminder of everyone’s responsibility to narrow gap between rich and poor: Dalai Lama

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Dharamsala
PUBLISHED ON OCT 10, 2020 02:47 PM IST
The Dalai Lama in a letter to David Beasley said the award is recognition of the organisation’s vital role in reducing hunger in the world.
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Dalai Lama said these days, we are faced with the coronavirus pandemic, which is very sad.(AFP)
Dalai Lama said these days, we are faced with the coronavirus pandemic, which is very sad.(AFP)

Steps should be taken to avert another pandemic: Dalai Lama

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Dharamsala
PUBLISHED ON OCT 10, 2020 02:02 PM IST
“Every morning, I recite mantras and pray that this pandemic will come to an end as soon as possible. I dedicate these practices for the good of the world, especially India,” Dalai Lama added.
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The MC notice was issued last week on the complaint of a local resident, Ashok Rai, on whose plot (about 780 yards) the illegal construction was made during the lockdown.(HT Photo)
The MC notice was issued last week on the complaint of a local resident, Ashok Rai, on whose plot (about 780 yards) the illegal construction was made during the lockdown.(HT Photo)

3-storeyed illegal building comes up in McLeodganj under MC’s nose

By Naresh K Thakur | Hindustan Times/Dharamshala, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 12:57 AM IST
Located 250 metres from the Dalai Lama’s residence, Tibetan-origin hotel owner gets notice for not only encroaching land but also building structure without civic body and town planning department’s approval
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Potala Palace in Lhasa was the seat of His Holiness the Dalai Lama from 1648 to 1959.(REUTERS)
Potala Palace in Lhasa was the seat of His Holiness the Dalai Lama from 1648 to 1959.(REUTERS)

President Xi’s plan for Tibet fuels a pushback and a nudge to India

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 01:38 PM IST
India has been kind to the Tibetan people but the Indian government had always let its relations with China influence its stand on Tibet, said Gyari Dolma, the first woman contesting for the post of CTA president
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The civic body conducts antigen tests majorly on frontline workers, shopkeepers and vendors in containment zones and high-risk contacts.(HT photo)
The civic body conducts antigen tests majorly on frontline workers, shopkeepers and vendors in containment zones and high-risk contacts.(HT photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: BMC to now get 50,000 more rapid antigen kits for city and all the latest news

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 08:58 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Parvez Nowrojee at the 160-year-old Nowrojee & Sons General Store in McLeodganj town of Himachal Pradesh. He is from the sixth generation of the Parsi family and has sold the property after it became financially unviable to manage.(HT Photo)
Parvez Nowrojee at the 160-year-old Nowrojee & Sons General Store in McLeodganj town of Himachal Pradesh. He is from the sixth generation of the Parsi family and has sold the property after it became financially unviable to manage.(HT Photo)

McLeodganj’s iconic Nowrojee General Store to shut shop after 160 years

By Naresh K Thakur | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON AUG 24, 2020 02:50 PM IST
Business turns unviable for Delhi-based Parsi owner as one of the oldest stores of the British era in Himachal Pradesh closes down in September
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(AP File)
(AP File)

Concerns over Dalai Lama’s security after Chinese spy’s arrest in Delhi

By Naresh K Thakur | Hindustan Times/Dharamshala, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 11:26 PM IST
Lau Sang or Charlie Peng, who is accused in a 1,000 crore hawala racket, allegedly bribed some Tibetan monks living in Majnu-Ka-Tila, a Tibetan settlement in Delhi, to gather information on the Dalai Lama and his close aides
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The Dalai Lama fled Tibet into exile in India in the midst of a failed 1959 Tibetan national uprising against rule by China, which marched into the formerly independent Himalayan country in 1950.(Reuters file photo)
The Dalai Lama fled Tibet into exile in India in the midst of a failed 1959 Tibetan national uprising against rule by China, which marched into the formerly independent Himalayan country in 1950.(Reuters file photo)

Dalai Lama is welcome to visit Taiwan, says foreign ministry

By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Taipei
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2020 12:37 PM IST
A visit to Taiwan by the Dalai Lama would be his first since 2009 and would certainly anger Beijing, which claims self-governing Taiwan as a renegade province and regards the Tibetan spiritual leader as a dangerous separatist intent on splitting Tibet from Chinese rule.
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India China stand-off: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said big nations tend to have a unreasonable sort of attitude.(REUTERS)
India China stand-off: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said big nations tend to have a unreasonable sort of attitude.(REUTERS)

In advice to China and India, Dalai Lama says both should live side-by-side

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Aloke Tikku | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 02:08 PM IST
India and China, countries with billion-plus population, are powerful and cannot destroy each other, the Dalai Lama said
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The Dalai Lama is a symbol of an oppressed community which had to flee its homeland because of China’s territorial aggression(REUTERS)
The Dalai Lama is a symbol of an oppressed community which had to flee its homeland because of China’s territorial aggression(REUTERS)

India must stand up for Tibet | HT Editorial

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2020 08:09 PM IST
Declare Delhi will honour Dalai Lama’s wishes on succession
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The Dalai Lama has not visited the Chinese-claimed, democratic island under the administration of President Tsai Ing-wen, who first took office in 2016. He last came in 2009.(REUTERS)
The Dalai Lama has not visited the Chinese-claimed, democratic island under the administration of President Tsai Ing-wen, who first took office in 2016. He last came in 2009.(REUTERS)

Taiwan says Dalai Lama welcome to visit, a trip that would infuriate China

By Reuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Taipei
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2020 03:30 PM IST
Beijing is deeply suspicious of Taiwan’s president, believing she wishes to push for the island’s formal independence. Tsai says Taiwan is already an independent country called the Republic of China, its official name.
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An aerial view of deserted Kathipara flyover during an intensified lockdown as a preventive measure against the spread of coronavirus disease, in Chennai.(PTI)
An aerial view of deserted Kathipara flyover during an intensified lockdown as a preventive measure against the spread of coronavirus disease, in Chennai.(PTI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Days after intense Covid-19 lockdown, Chennai to open partially today and all the latest news

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2020 09:13 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, who turns 85 on July 6, preaching to his disciples at Bodh Gaya in Bihar. (By special arrangement)
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, who turns 85 on July 6, preaching to his disciples at Bodh Gaya in Bihar. (By special arrangement)

Amid India-China face-off, Dalai Lama’s 85th birthday spotlights uneasy ties

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2020 03:14 AM IST
India had given refuge to the Dalai Lama when he, as a 23-year-old, crossed into Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang in April 1959 to escape the Chinese that had invaded Tibet nine years earlier and had brutally suppressed the uprising against Beijing’s rule.
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