Category Archives: News
Nepal warns of healthcare crisis as coronavirus infections cross 100,000
9 October 2020 | Gopal Sharma
Nepal’s total coronavirus infections passed 100,000 on Friday, the health ministry said, and are rising at a faster rate than both Pakistan and Bangladesh which have far larger populations. ...
China tells Indian media not to call Taiwan a country, Taiwan says ‘get lost’
8 October 2020 | Sanjeev Miglani
China was accused by Taiwan of trying to impose censorship in India after its embassy in New Delhi advised journalists to observe the “one-China” principle after newspapers carried advertisements for Taiwan’s national day. ...
Tibetan Youth Congress celebrates 50-year milestone
7 October 2020 | Lobsang Wangyal
The Tibetan Youth Congress, the largest and one of the oldest organisations of the Tibetans in exile, celebrated its 50th birthday, with the members pledging renewed commitment to the restoration of Tibetan independence. ...
Trump, still infectious, back at White House — without mask
6 October 2020 | Zeke Miller, Jill Colvin and Aamer Madhani
US President Donald Trump is back at the White House, dramatically returning from the military hospital where he was receiving an unprecedented level of care for COVID-19. ...
India, China to hold military level talks on 12 October
5 October 2020
India and China will hold corps commander-level talks on 12 October, the seventh round, in eastern Ladakh sector in their latest attempt to address the ongoing military standoff between the two countries, officials said on Sunday. ...
India’s coronavirus death toll passes 100,000 with no sign of an end
3 October 2020 | Anuron Kumar Mitra and Devjyot Ghoshal
India’s death toll from the novel coronavirus rose past 100,000 on Saturday, only the third country in the world to reach that bleak milestone, after the United States and Brazil, and its epidemic shows no sign of abating. ...
US President Trump and wife Melania test positive for Coronavirus
2 October 2020 | Jeff Mason
President Donald Trump, who played down the threat of the coronavirus pandemic for months, said on Friday that he and his wife Melania had tested positive for COVID-19 and were going into quarantine, upending the race for the White House. ...
Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok releases Sikyong election manifesto
2 October 2020 | Lobsang Wangyal
Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok, Deputy Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament-in-exile, launched his election manifesto, enumerating his experience from a school prefect in 1979 to election as Deputy Speaker in 2016. ...
Second Dalit woman dies after gang rape within a week
1 October 2020
A woman from India's marginalised Dalit community has died after being gang-raped, police said Thursday, days after the death of a teenager from the same "untouchable" group at the hands of a group of high-caste men sparked outrage. ...
SFF soldier Nyima Tenzin remembered
30 September 2020 | Lobsang Wangyal
The Indo-Tibetan Friendship Association organised an event in remembrance of Nyima Tenzin, the Tibetan soldier killed in a landmine blast at the India-China border a month ago. ...