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Mar 21, 2017
China warns India not to go against its 'core concerns' over invite to Dalai LamaChina on Monday warned India not to go against its "core concerns" to avoid "disruption" in bilateral ties after New Delhi invited the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama to an international Buddhist seminar in Bihar.
Mar 07, 2017
China calls Dalai Lama a 'deceptive actor' after his 'missing brains' commentChina's Foreign Ministry called the Dalai Lama a "deceptive actor", after he said in an interview that Chinese hardliners have parts of their brains missing
Mar 06, 2017
Dalai Lama to John Oliver: Chinese hardliners have 'parts of their brains missing'Chinese hardliners have parts of their brains missing, exiled Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama said in an interview aired this week, comments likely to infuriate Beijing
Jan 21, 2017
Abhishek Majumdar's new play 'Muktidham' looks at 8th century conflict between Hinduism, BuddhismNoted playwright and director Abhishek Majumdar's latest production is Muktidham, a play is set in the 8th century, in a matha in a fictional town called Beerpur. Based on historical facts and then fictionalised, Majumdar's play looks at the roots of Hindu philosophy and attempts to interpret how the communal right wing had origins in intellectual thought and then "turned increasingly dogmatic and anti-intellectual itself".
Dec 09, 2016
U.N. urges Myanmar's Suu Kyi to visit country's divided northwest | ReutersUNITED NATIONS The United Nations urged Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday to visit the country's divided northwest to reassure civilians they will be protected amid accusations that soldiers have raped Rohingya Muslim women, burnt houses and killed civilians.Myanmar's military and government have rejected the allegations. Soldiers have poured into the area along Myanmar's frontier with Bangladesh, responding to coordinated attacks on three border posts on Oct
Dec 06, 2016
BR Ambedkar's death anniversary: For his many lakhs of followers, 'Jai Bhim' is the only passwordFor the Dalit and the socially backward citizens of our country — many crores of them — this day marks the loss of their ‘Father’, Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar
Nov 19, 2016
Myanmar denies Bangladeshi accounts of Muslims trying to flee over border | ReutersBy Antoni Slodkowski | YANGON YANGON Myanmar's state media on Saturday denied Bangladesh border guards' accounts of Rohingya Muslims fleeing conflict at home by trying to cross into the northern neighbour.A commanding officer of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) said on Friday his staff provided food and medicines to 82 people, including women and children, attempting to leave Myanmar but turned them back from the frontier. Two boats with 86 people were pushed back on Tuesday.State-run English language newspaper Global New Light of Myanmar said on Saturday a newly created information taskforce had found the reports to be untrue."An inquiry into news reports by Reuters that nearly 200 people fleeing Myanmar had been arrested and repulsed yesterday by Bangladesh border guards has been found to be false," said the newspaper, quoting BGB officials. Soldiers have flooded the north of Rakhine state, along Myanmar's frontier with Bangladesh, responding to attacks by alleged Muslim militants on border posts on Oct.
Nov 18, 2016
Myanmar rejects reports army killed Rohingya fleeing Rakhine conflict | ReutersBy Antoni Slodkowski | YANGON YANGON Myanmar's government on Friday rejected accusations by minority Rohingya Muslims that the military has killed residents fleeing the conflict in the northwest of the country, in which at least 86 people have been killed so far and up to 30,000 displaced.Hundreds of Rohingya are trying to escape the military crackdown after a recent escalation in violence in Rakhine State, residents have told Reuters, adding that some of them have been gunned down while attempting to cross the river the marks the frontier with Bangladesh.The Information Taskforce on Rakhine, formed this week by the office of de facto Myanmar leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, has rejected the allegations against the military, known as the "Tatmadaw" in the Burmese language."Regarding those incidents, after asking the Tatmadaw and border guard troops in those regions, it is known that the information is absolutely not true," said the State Counsellor Office Information Committee in a Facebook post.The office added that the military and the border guard troops had not conducted operations near the border and were only engaged in an "area clearance operation" in the "inner part" of the state.Soldiers have poured into the north of Rakhine along Myanmar's frontier with Bangladesh, responding to attacks by alleged Muslim militants on border posts on Oct.
Nov 03, 2016
Myanmar to resume humanitarian aid to northern Rakhine - diplomats | ReutersBy Simon Lewis and Wa Lone | SITTWE, Myanmar SITTWE, Myanmar Myanmar has agreed to allow aid to resume to the troubled north of Rakhine state and permit international observers to monitor whether help is reaching people displaced by violence, diplomats on a mission to the area told reporters on Thursday.The diplomats, including the ambassadors of the United States and Britain and the top United Nations representative to the country, also called for an "independent and credible investigation" into attacks on security forces on Oct. 9 and the army operation launched in their aftermath.The mission spent two days in northern Rakhine, closed to aid workers and observers for more than three weeks, and visited several villages, but were not taken to the scene of some of the most serious allegations of abuses by troops against civilians."There are four villages where people had apparently fled," U.S
Sep 19, 2016
Naropa Festival: Devotees visit Ladakh to mark 1,000th birth anniversary of Buddhist saintThousands of monks, devotees and tourists flocked to India's remote Ladakh region to commemorate the 1,000th birth anniversary of Buddhist saint Naropa