Category Archives: News
Protests worldwide embrace Black Lives Matter movement
6 June 2020
Thousands of people took to the streets in European and Asian cities on Saturday, demonstrating in support of US protests against police brutality. The global protests reflect rising anger over police treatment of ethnic minorities. ...
India, China agree to resolve border dispute ‘peacefully’ – statement
5 June 2020 | Manoj Kumar
India and China agreed on Friday to resolve a dispute over their shared border in the Ladakh region through diplomatic channels, the Indian foreign affairs ministry said in a statement. ...
Hong Kong protesters defy ban, rally to remember Tiananmen
4 June 2020 | Su Xinqi and Yan Zhao
Tens of thousands of people across Hong Kong lit candles and chanted democracy slogans on Thursday to commemorate China's deadly Tiananmen crackdown, defying a ban against gathering as tensions seethed over a planned new security law. ...
India’s coronavirus cases cross 200,000, peak still weeks away
3 June 2020 | Sanjeev Miglani and Chris Thomas
India’s coronavirus infections crossed 200,000, official figures showed on Wednesday, and a peak could still be weeks away in the world’s second-most populous country, where the economy has begun re-opening after a lockdown imposed in March ...
Leh shuts over P Stobdan’s statement on the Dalai Lama
2 June 2020 | Correspondent
Leh district observed a complete bandh on Monday in protest over the statement made by former Ambassador P Stobdan against the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on a national TV channel during a debate on the Indo-China border issue. ...
US rebukes China for border ‘aggression’ with India
2 June 2020 | Sanjeev Miglani and Fayaz Bukhari
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a senior congressional leader have reprimanded China for bullying behaviour towards India during a military standoff on their disputed border. ...
Former Indian diplomat criticises Dalai Lama for silence on Chinese incursion in India
1 June 2020 | Lobsang Wangyal
Stobdan said that the Dalai Lama should declare that these lands belong to India. "We let him establish a Tibetan government in Dharamshala. He should issue a clarification that the land claimed by China belongs to India and not Tibet." ...
Tulku Orgyen Tobgyal apologises to Dalai Lama for criticising online teachings
31 May 2020 | Lobsang Wangyal
Tulku Orgyen Tobgyal apologised to Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama after Tobgyal had criticised him for giving online empowerments, saying that his criticism was only aimed towards protecting the practice of tantra. ...
India extends lockdown in high-risk zones, to allow partial reopening elsewhere
30 May 2020 | Neha Arora
India extended its coronavirus lockdown until 30 June in high-risk zones but permitted restaurants, malls and religious buildings to reopen elsewhere from June 8 despite a record high number of cases detected nationwide on Saturday. ...
Trump cutting US ties with World Health Organization over virus
30 May 2020 | Steve Holland and Michelle Nichols
The United States will end its relationship with the World Health Organization over the body’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, US President Donald Trump said on Friday, accusing the UN agency of becoming a puppet of China. ...