Tibet out of purview of India’s new Consulate in China
[PTI] BEIJING, May 20: India will soon be opening a new Consulate in China's Chengdu city, capital of Sichuan province but Tibet, which borders it will not come under its purview. more...
China visit and after – Undoing Nehru’s folly
Claude Arpi, Niti Central | May 18, 2015 A few months ago, a European diplomat confidentially told me, ‘in fact, the job of Modi is just to undo the knots in which the UPA tied up India in the past’. He was probably thinking of the complex Defence Procurement Policy (DPP) put in place by A.K. Antony, the UPA’s Defence Minister, who made the DPP so complicated that it became impossible for India to arm itself or even ‘make arms in India.’ more...
Tibetans seek release of Panchen Lama
[The Tribune] DHARAMSALA, May 18: Tibetans and their supporters today observed the International Solidarity Day to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Panchen Lama going missing from Tibet. more...
PM Modi discusses border issue with Chinese prez Xi Jinping, India says talks ‘substantive’
Sutirtho Patranobis, Hindustan Times |May 14, 2015 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday discussed the border question and the issue of terrorism with Chinese president Xi Jinping at the summit-level talks later described by officials as "substantive." more...
A political awakening for Buddhists? 125 U.S. Buddhist leaders to meet at the White House
Michelle Boorstein, The Washington Post | May 12, 2015 Are we about to enter the era of the political Buddhist? On Thursday about 125 U.S. Buddhist leaders from across the spectrum will gather in Washington for what organizers say may be the biggest conference ever focused on bringing their faith communities into public, civic life. After the conference, the group will meet with officials at the White House, which longtime writers on U.S. Buddhism say is a first. more...
His Holiness the Dalai Lama Begins a Series of Teachings at Gyutö Tantric College
[dalailama.com] Sidhbari, HP, India, 10 May 2015 - Approximately 5000 people gathered today at the Gyutö Ramoche Temple in Sidhbari below Dharamsala to listen to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. They included a large number of monks from the two Tantric Colleges of Gyumey and Gyutö and lay-people filling the large temple hall, its surrounding verandas and even the yard below. more...
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