Category Archives: News
India spends big to revive pandemic-hit economy
1 February 2021
India unveiled a massive spending plan focused on healthcare and infrastructure on Monday, as the government sought to boost a coronavirus-ravaged economy on course for its biggest annual contraction on record. ...
Coronavirus: Twelve tested positive at old-age home in McLeod Ganj
31 January 2021 | Tibet Sun Newsroom
Twelve elderly Tibetans have tested positive for Coronavirus at the Jampaling Old People's Home in McLeod Ganj. Jampaling is currently a red zone, and the area has become out of bounds, with six police guarding the area. ...
A year after COVID-19’s arrival, India’s active cases fall
30 January 2021 | Rajendra Jadhav
India reported its lowest active number of novel coronavirus cases in seven months on Saturday, a year after the virus was first confirmed in the country. ...
Tibetan activist Tashi Wangchuk released after five years in prison
29 January 2021 | Tibet Sun Newsroom
Tibetan-language advocate Tashi Wangchuk has been released after five years in prison, according to a press release by Free Tibet, a Tibet Support Group in the UK. Wangchuk was freed on Thursday, and was brought to his family in Kham. ...
India projects annual economic growth of 11% for 2021/22
29 January 2021 | Aftab Ahmed and Manoj Kumar
India forecast robust economic growth of 11% for the coming fiscal year on Friday in its annual economic survey, after a massive COVID-19 vaccination drive and a rebound in consumer demand and investments. ...
UK offers Hong Kong residents a route to citizenship, angering China
29 January 2021 | Yew Lun Tian and William James
Britain on Friday hailed a new visa offering Hong Kong citizens a route to citizenship after China’s crackdown but Beijing said it would no longer recognise special British passports offered to residents of the former colony. ...
Tibetan history lessons for Indian army officers to counter China
28 January 2021 | Rajat Pandit
India undertakes a rebalance of military forces and fire power to the northern borders with China amid the continuing troop confrontation in eastern Ladakh, the Army has a new target on its radar screen: Tibetology. ...
Within hours, Indian farm protests turned from carnival to violent clashes
27 January 2021 | Devjyot Ghoshal
A line of tractors stood ready at dawn on Tuesday to move out of a protest site near New Delhi where thousands of farmers had been camping for the last two months and rallying against farm reforms they say will hurt them and benefit large p ...
Angry farmers storm India’s Red Fort in challenge to Modi
26 January 2021 | Sheikh Saaliq
Tens of thousands of farmers marched and drove tractors into India’s capital on Tuesday, breaking through police barricades to storm the historic Red Fort — a deeply symbolic act that revealed the scale of their challenge to Modi. ...
Under Biden, China faces renewed trade pressure
26 January 2021 | Joe McDonald and Paul Wiseman
The US-Chinese trade war isn't going away under President Joe Biden. Biden won't confront Beijing right away, economists say, because he wants to focus on the coronavirus and the economy. ...