Tag Archives: Society

  • India’s festive mood raises fears of surge of coronavirus

    The crowds filling shopping areas ahead of the Diwali festival of lights on Saturday are raising hopes of India’s distressed business community after months of lockdown losses but also spawning fears of a massive coronavirus upsurge. ...

  • Republic TV founder Arnab Goswami arrested in suicide case

    Indian police on Wednesday said they arrested a firebrand television news anchor and charged him with abetment to suicide in connection with the 2018 deaths of an interior designer and the designer’s mother. ...

  • In Tibet, China preaches the material over the spiritual

    China is pushing to transform the mindsets and values of Tibetans to bring them into the country’s modern mainstream, which includes urging the region’s devout Buddhists to focus less on religion and more on material prosperity. ...

  • Dalai Lama congratulates World Food Programme for Nobel Peace Prize

    Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama congratulated the World Food Programme (WFP) for winning this year's Nobel Peace Prize, praising the UN body for its humanitarian works in reducing hunger and poverty. ...

  • Second Dalit woman dies after gang rape within a week

    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. ...

  • Outrage in India as Dalit teen dies after gang rape

    A Dalit teenager allegedly raped by four upper-caste men died of her injuries on Tuesday, sparking outrage from Indian activists, politicians and Bollywood stars. The 19-year-old woman was brutally assaulted in Uttar Pradesh. ...

  • First openly transgender Tibetan and LGBT icon Tenzin Mariko

    India-based former Buddhist monk Tenzin Mariko is now a model, dancer, make-up artist and Instagram star after coming out in 2015. Once ostracised, today she is recognised and supported by the two biggest exile Tibetan organisations. ...

  • Clashes at US protest over police shooting of black man

    Police fired tear gas on Monday when a protest demanding racial justice in the city of Kenosha in Wisconsin turned violent, as rage builds once more in the US at the shooting of a black man by a white officer. ...

  • PM Modi to attend temple groundbreaking at disputed site

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend a groundbreaking ceremony next week for a Hindu temple on a disputed site in northern India where a 16th century mosque was torn down by Hindu hard-liners in 1992. ...

  • Another police killing of a black man stokes US tension, debate

    The fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer, this time in Atlanta, Georgia, poured more fuel Sunday on a raging US debate over racism after another round of street protests and the resignation of the city's police chief. ...