Category Archives: News
Indian authorities scramble to give Trump a mega-rally
23 February 2020 | Sheikh Saaliq
The sun-baked city of Ahmedabad was jostling with activity Sunday as workers cleaned roads, planted flowers and hoisted hundreds of billboards featuring President Donald Trump, a day ahead of his maiden two-day visit to India. ...
Exiled Dalai Lama marks 80 years as Tibet’s spiritual leader
22 February 2020
The Dalai Lama on Saturday marked the 80th anniversary of his enthronement as the spiritual leader of Tibet, a position held almost entirely in exile and as a target of constant vilification by the Chinese state. ...
Mentseekhang asked to stop selling “coronavirus prevention pills”
21 February 2020 | HT Correspondent
On directions from the state health authorities, the sale of a traditional Tibetan medicine that supposedly prevents the spread of infectious diseases, including coronavirus, has been stopped. ...
Protesters for a Free Tibet call on Queens Public Library to shut down Elmhurst exhibit
21 February 2020 | Michael Dorgan
More than 150 people took part in a demonstration outside the Elmhurst library Saturday to protest an exhibition on display about the life and customs of Tibet. ...
Trump ‘offered pardon’ to Assange if he denied Russia leak, court hears
20 February 2020
US President Donald Trump promised to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he denied Russia leaked emails of his 2016 election rival's campaign, a London court was told on Wednesday. ...
India gears up to welcome US President Donald Trump
18 February 2020
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Monday visited the Motera stadium to inspect the security arrangements regarding US President Donald Trump's visit to the state. First lady Melania Trump will be attending the welcome event. ...
World defence spending spikes as rivalries heat up
14 February 2020 | Damon Wake
Global defence spending saw its biggest jump in a decade in 2019, driven by the US and China, a study said Friday, as rivalries and conflicts stoke military investment. ...
Stunning defeat for Modi’s party in New Delhi elections
11 February 2020 | Ashok Sharma
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party was given a stunning defeat by a regional party Tuesday in elections in the national capital that were seen as a referendum on his policies. ...
Chinese military aircraft cross into Taiwan airspace: Taipei
10 February 2020
Taiwan said it scrambled fighter jets Monday after Chinese military aircraft briefly crossed into its airspace, the first major incursion since the island's Beijing-wary president was re-elected in January. ...
Iran satellite launch fails, in blow to space programme
10 February 2020 | Amir Havasi
Iran said it "successfully" launched a satellite Sunday but failed to put it into orbit, in a blow to its space programme that the US alleges is a cover for missile development. ...