The monk in the middle Jyoti Malhotra, India Today | July 2, 2015 The Dalai Lama is making overtures to Beijing even as China seems to be hardening its stand Sometime in the mid-1950s, Chinese President Xi Jinping’s father, Xi Zhongxun, met the young Dalai Lama of Tibet in Peking, and the two became friends. […] more...
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a Guest at the George W Bush Presidential Center and Southern Methodist University
Dallas, Texas, USA, 1 July 2015 - His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived in Dallas yesterday at the end of a long flight from Britain. Today, despite weather forecasts giving flood warnings, the sun shone brightly in a deep blue sky and the air was warm as he drove to the George W Bush Presidential Center. He was received by Amanda Shnetzer, Director of Human Freedom, George Bush Institute. more...
His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the Glastonbury Festival
[dalailama.com] Glastonbury, Somerset, UK, 28 June 2015: It was raining when the helicopter carrying His Holiness the Dalai Lama from London landed on a high field near the village of Pilton, site of the Glastonbury Festival. He was welcomed on arrival by Michael Eavis, the founder of the Festival and owner of Worthy Farm on which it takes place, and his third wife, Liz. The two men soon discovered that they are both 80 years old this year. Robert Richards, principal organizer of the Festival led His Holiness to his car. more...
Old currency to be phased out by June 30
[TNN] CHENNAI, Jun 23: If you are in possession of currency notes printed before 2005 -- identifiable as they do not mention year of printing on the reverse -- you only have a little over a week to go to your nearest bank branch to exchange such currency notes for their full value. As a part of its standard practice of phasing out bank note series, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided it will withdraw the circulation of currency notes issued prior to 2005. more...
Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh greets Dalai Lama on his birthday
[PTI] DHARAMSALA, Jun 22: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today took part in celebrations marking the 80th birthday of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at Mecleodganj here. more...
Nathula Pass opens after 50 years for Kailash Mansarovar Yaatra
[bdnews24.com] TRIPURA, Jun 18: The first batch of pilgrims is undertaking the Kailash Mansarovar Yaatra through the Nathula Pass in 50 years. Sikkim Governor Shrinivas Patil and Chief Minister Pawan Chamling flagged off the journey on Thursday. The alternative route to Kailash Mansarovar, a Hindu pilgrimage site in the Himalayas, has been opened half a […] more...
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