Yearly Archives: 2018

  • John McCain, US war hero and political maverick, dead at 81

    John McCain, a war hero and towering figure in US politics, known for reaching across the aisle in an increasingly divided nation, died Saturday following a battle with brain cancer. ...

  • Dalai Lama forgets Nehru’s efforts

    The Dalai Lama should have avoided this uncalled-for verdict on Jinnah and Nehru because the Government of India had clearly conveyed that he should not indulge in any political activities. ...

  • Activists criticise Google plans to develop censored search in China

    A coalition of 170 Tibet support groups from around the world has demanded that Google immediately drop its plans to develop a censored search app in China. ...

  • Trump ex-lawyer Cohen pleads guilty, implicates president

    Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's longtime lawyer and fixer, pleaded guilty Tuesday to eight counts, including violations of campaign finance rules during the 2016 presidential race. ...

  • New Pakistan PM Khan calls for austerity

    Pakistan's new Prime Minister Imran Khan said the country will begin an austerity drive to reduce debt, a campaign he will kick-start by selling his office's fleet of bullet-proof cars. ...

  • Dhundup Tsering Time for CTA to distribute vacant houses to new-arrival refugees

    I am writing about the relationship of Tibetans taking Indian citizenship and the shortage of housing for Tibetans who have recently arrived from Tibet. ...

  • More than 350 dead, 800,000 displaced by flooding in Kerala

    Some 800,000 people have been displaced and over 350 have died in the worst flooding in a century in southern India's Kerala state, as authorities rushed to bring drinking water. ...

  • China complains about Pentagon report, says it is ‘pure guesswork’

    China’s Defence Ministry has lodged a complaint with the United States about a Pentagon report that said China’s military was likely training for strikes against the US and its allies. ...

  • Monsoon wreaks havoc in Kerala, over 100 killed

    Hundreds of troops led a desperate operation to rescue families trapped by mounting floods in India's Kerala state Thursday as the death toll reached 106 with nearly 150,000 left homeless. ...

  • Former Indian PM Vajpayee dies at 93

    Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the first non-Congress leader to serve a full term in power and who ordered nuclear tests to make India a nuclear weapons power, died on Thursday. ...