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Tibetans in anguish as Chinese mines pollute their sacred grasslands

Tibetans in anguish as Chinese mines pollute their sacred grasslands

Simon Denyer, The Washington Post | December 26, 2016

JIAJIKA, CHINA — High in western China’s Sichuan province, in the shadow of holy mountains, the Liqi River flows through a lush, grassy valley dotted with grazing yaks, small Tibetan villages and a Buddhist temple. But there’s poison here.

China wages cyber war via Dharamsala

China wages cyber war via Dharamsala

Rakesh K Singh, The New Indian Express | December 27, 2016

NEW DELHI: With a view to malign the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), China is remotely accessing the computer servers in Dharamsala, planting spywares and malwares and disguising the IP address to target computer systems across the globe, said Prime Minister of Central Tibetan Administration Dr Lobsang Sangay.

Tibetan from across border, chaiwala bag gold at MSU

Prashant Rupera, TNN | December 18, 2016

Vadodara: Stories of grit and struggle surfaced during the 65th annual convocation ceremony of MS University on Saturday as a Tibetan student who had crossed Indo-Nepal border in disguise and a Sindhi youth who had worked at a tea stall bagged gold medals at the convocation ceremony here.

After China Says It Will Return Seized US Naval Drone, Trump Tells Them To ‘Keep It’

Missy Ryan, Emily Rauhala, The Washington Post | December 19, 2016

The Chinese government said Saturday it will return a U.S. naval drone seized last week in the South China Sea, a step toward defusing maritime tensions between the two Pacific powers.

India among most generous towards refugees: UNHCR

PTI | December 16, 2016

NEW DELHI: India is one of the most generous countries for refugees, ensuring safety and employment to the displaced people in the best of her capacity, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Friday.

India responds to Mongolia’s SOS on Chinese sanctions

[TNN] NEW DELHI, Dec 9: Assuring Mongolia that India is sympathetic to the problems being faced by it, Delhi has said it will help the country utilise the $1 billion financial assistance offered in 2015 to tide over the economic sanctions imposed on Ulan Bator by China in retaliation for inviting Dalai Lama.

GOP rep presses Trump to meet with Dalai Lama

Mark Hensch, The Hill | December 8, 2016

Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) says President-elect Donald Trump should meet with the Dalai Lama, a move that risks increasing tensions with China.

India responds to Mongolia’s SOS on Chinese sanctions

[TNN] NEW DELHI, Dec 9: Assuring Mongolia that India is sympathetic to the problems being faced by it, Delhi has said it will help the country utilise the $1 billion financial assistance offered in 2015 to tide over the economic sanctions imposed on Ulan Bator by China in retaliation for inviting Dalai Lama. Answering questions, the MEA spokesperson said: “We […]

The Dalai Lama’s Visit to Mongolia Indicate Shape of Things to Happen

The Dalai Lama’s Visit to Mongolia Indicate Shape of Things to Happen

The bold action of Mongolia in receiving the Dalai Lama is bound to become a trend setter in the coming days, with more countries emboldened to encourage the visit of the Dalai Lama.

By N.S.Venkataraman

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It pays to be tough with China

Claude Arpi, Deccan Chronicle | November 16, 2016 The change in Chinese maps began with the objective to protect a new road linking Tibet to Xinjiang in Aksai Chin area in the mid-1950s. Interesting news has been coming in from the high plateau of Ladakh. For three days, the Indian Army and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police had an eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation […]