Category Archives: News

  • Leaders of North Korea, China vow to strengthen ties

    The North Korean and Chinese leaders expressed their desire Sunday to further strengthen their ties as they exchanged messages marking the 60th anniversary of their countries’ defence treaty. ...

  • Chinese Army recruiting Tibetan youth for operations along LAC

    The Chinese army is recruiting Tibetan youth in its territory and training them for operations along the Line of Actual Control with India. The Tibetan youth are being inducted into the Chinese forces after going through a number of tests. ...

  • Hong Kong pro-democracy group downsizes amid crackdown

    One of Hong Kong’s most established pro-democracy civic organizations said Saturday it is letting go its paid staff and halving the size of its steering committee amid Beijing’s crackdown on opposition activity in the semi-autonomous city. ...

  • China dishonoured border agreements, ‘disturbed’ foundation of ties: Jaishankar

    External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said there has been a lot of concern about the India-China relationship for the last one year as Beijing has not observed agreements on the border issue which has “disturbed” the foundation of ties. ...

  • Taliban say they now control 85% of Afghanistan’s territory

    The Taliban claimed on Friday that they now control 85% of Afghanistan's territory amid a surge in wins on the ground and as American troops complete their pullout from the war-battered country. ...

  • Virbhadra Singh dedicated himself to the service of others: Dalai Lama

    The longest-serving chief minister of Himachal Pradesh, who dominated the political landscape of the state for 60 years, Virbhadra Singh, passed away early Thursday morning. He was 87. ...

  • Coronavirus: Lambda variant ‘deadlier’ than Delta; Detected in 30 countries

    A new COVID-19 strain called 'Lambda' is much more dangerous than the Delta variant, said the UK Health Ministry adding that it has been detected in more than 30 countries in the past four weeks. ...

  • Indian PM Modi wishes Dalai Lama on his 86th birthday

    In a rare action by any Indian leader, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has greeted Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on his birthday, in a tweet saying "spoke on phone to His Holiness the DalaiLama to convey greetings". ...

  • Dalai Lama turns 86; Tibetans pray for his long life

    Tibetans around the world marked the 86th birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, but without the usual pomp and pageantry due to Coronavirus restrictions. In Dharamshala, a modest official ceremony was held following Covid protocols. ...

  • Indian activist Stan Swamy, jailed under terror law, dies

    Father Stan Swamy, a jailed Jesuit priest and longtime Indian tribal rights activist, died Monday in the western Indian city of Mumbai. He was 84. His lawyer and doctor told the Bombay High Court that Swamy died of cardiac arrest. ...