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Tibetans-in-exile divided over right to vote in Indian elections

By Saransh Sehgal, The Guardian | May 7, 2014

Rule change gives up to 50,000 ethnic Tibetans voting rights, but some fear stronger ties to India will dilute decades of struggle

I will sell all 223 kidnapped Nigerian girls in market, Boko Haram leader says

I will sell all 223 kidnapped Nigerian girls in market, Boko Haram leader says

AFP | May 5, 2014

KANO, Nigeria,: Boko Haram on Monday claimed the abduction of hundreds of schoolgirls in northern Nigeria that has triggered international outrage, threatening to sell them as “slaves”.

Dalai Lama arrives in Riga, Latvia

Dalai Lama arrives in Riga, Latvia

[dalailama.com] Riga, Latvia, 4 May 2014 – Delhi was sizzling hot even in the middle of the night when His Holiness the Dalai Lama boarded a plane for Europe yesterday.

217 Tibetans to vote for first time in India

S Gopal Puri TNN | May 2, 2014

DHARAMSHALA: History will be scripted in Himachal Pradesh on May 7 when the state goes to polls. 217 Tibetan youths in Kangra would be casting their ballot in the Lok Sabha elections for the first time.

‘Atal, PM gave in to China, Nehru died because of it’

The Financial Express | May 1, 2014

Mulayam Singh Yadav Wednesday accused Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee of succumbing to Chinese aggression and said Jawaharlal Nehru had died of shock after China’s attack on India.

Dalai Lama launches monastery in Mandi

MANDI, April 29: Tibetan spiritual guru the Dalai Lama was given a warm welcome by Tibetans and Buddhists along the 10km road from Ghatta area to Chauntra of Jogindernagar sub-division when he went there to inaugurate a monastery on Monday.

Hundreds rally to welcome Dalai Lama

Hundreds rally to welcome Dalai Lama

About 400 people rallied outside the parliament building in Oslo on Tuesday to show their support for the Dalai Lama’s visit in early May. Those gathered voiced their anger at the Norwegian government for cowing to the Chinese and refusing to meet the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader against the wishes of the Norwegian people.

Chinese spies keep eye on leading universities

By John Garnaut, The Sydney Morning Herald | April 21, 2014

China is building large covert spy networks inside Australia’s leading universities, prompting Australia to strengthen its counter-intelligence capabilities.

China angered by Britain’s report on human rights, cancels talks

[REUTERS] BEIJING/LONDON, April 15, 2014: China accused Britain on Tuesday of interfering in its domestic affairs after the British government criticised Beijing’s human rights record. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Britain’s annual human rights made “irresponsible remarks…about the Chinese political system, rudely slandering and criticising China’s human rights situation”. She was speaking a day after China called off […]

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Pilgrimage to Koyasan, Headquarters of the Shingon Tradition of Japanese Buddhism

Pilgrimage to Koyasan, Headquarters of the Shingon Tradition of Japanese Buddhism

[dalailama.com] Koyasan, Japan, 13 April 2014 – Skies were grey and there was a chill in the air this morning as His Holiness the Dalai Lama left Kyoto to drive to Koyasan. The Koyasan mountains south of Osaka are the headquarters of the Shingon sect of Japanese Buddhism, sometimes referred to as Esoteric Buddhism, an epithet for the path of secret mantra.