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    Soaking up Tibetan culture; replete with spices, flavours
    March 26, 2017
     
    People from across the world flock to Tibetan chefs to learn how to make traditional dishes that are said to have medicinal value. Classes are taken in small rooms across the hill state. While dishing up soul-stirring delicacies, people also get morsels of information on the political situation in Tibet. Tashi Sangye, a chef, teaches his class how to make Tibetan brown bread. More
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    In Pics: Australian Team Pay a Visit to Dalai Lama in Dharamsala
    March 25, 2017
     
      The Quint - Mendra Dorjey Sahni - 24 March 2017 Australia and India’s cricket teams are both currently in Dharamsala for the fourth and final test between the sides. The match that starts Saturday will decide the winner of the series. More
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    Protesters slam China on human rights
    March 24, 2017
     
    Herald Sun, 23 March 2017 A 19-gun welcome salute for Chinese premier Li Keqiang was fired over the heads of both protesters and supporters at Parliament House. Tibetan, East Turkestan and Falun Gong groups protesting China's alleged human rights abuses assembled on the parliamentary lawn in Canberra, separated by barriers from Chinese supporters. More
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    Chinese public positive about me: Dalai Lama
    March 23, 2017
     
    The Tribune, 22 March 2017 KANGRA, March 21 Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama today said that unfortunately the Chinese hardliners consider him a trouble maker but the general Chinese public is very positive about him. He was responding speaking to media persons on his arrival at Kangra airport this afternoon. More
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    Millions Adopting Buddhism Proof My Teachings Have Impact In China: Dalai Lama
    March 23, 2017
     
    Press Trust of India, NDTV MATHURA:  Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama today refuted claims that his preaching has not had any impact in China and said its "mass impact" was evident from the fact that 400 million people have adopted Buddhism in that country. More
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    Shashi Tharoor gives it back to China over Dalai Lama, calls its warnings to India ‘irrelevant’
    March 22, 2017
     
    Financial Express, 22 March 2017 Indian National Congress leader and former Diplomat Shashi Tharoor sided with the Dalai Lama and replied to China's warning to the Indian government for allowing the Tibetan spiritual leader to visit Arunachal Pradesh. More
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    Tibetan PM Sangay calls for electoral reforms
    March 22, 2017
     
    The Statesman - 21 March 2017 The Prime Minister of Tibetan government in exile Lobsang Sangay called for electoral reforms and said that the system of one time election should be adopted instead of the existing two phase Tibetan elections for both parliamentarians and the PM. More
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    Printing the Ancient Way Keeps Buddhist Texts Alive in Tibet
    March 22, 2017
     
    The New York Times, 21 March 2017 DERGE, China — The dozen or so Tibetan men wearing aprons sat in pairs in low chairs, facing each other. Each pair bent over a thin rectangular wooden block and worked by sunlight streaming into the second-story room open to a courtyard. Their hands moved quickly. More
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    The Art of Non-violence: Winning China Over to Tibet’s Story
    March 21, 2017
     
    Thubten Samphel, Tibet Policy Institute, 18 March 2017 He was gaunt with a slight, scattered mustache. He wore a white shirt buttoned up to the neck and black Bata shoes. At the time when I met him, he was probably in his sixties. He lived as a refugee in the Tibetan settlement of Bylakuppe in south India. More
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    India should focus on development of villages: Dalai Lama
    March 20, 2017
     
    The Financial Express, 19 March 2017 India should focus on development of villages to ensure prosperity, the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama said today. “India’s prosperity depends on the development of villages instead of developing big cities. More
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    His Holiness the Dalai Lama Visits Madhya Pradesh to Talk on the Environment and Happiness
    March 20, 2017
     
    dalailama.com India should focus on development of villages: Dalai Lama Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India, 19 March 2017 (PTI) - India should focus on development of villages to ensure prosperity, the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama said on Sunday. “India’s prosperity depends on the development of villages instead of developing big cities. More
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    MP govt to get inspiration from the Dalai Lama to spread happiness
    March 18, 2017
     
    Times of India, 18 March 2017 BHOPAL: The state government has found a new source of inspiration to promote its much-hyped initiative 'Happiness department' in Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso. The Dalai Lama will address legislators and bureaucracy of the state on "how to live a happy life". More
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    Dalai Lama says he is a ‘son of India’ after nearly 60 years exiled from Tibet
    March 18, 2017
     
    Independent, 17 March 2017 The Dalai Lama has described himself as a “son of India” and praised the country for its secularism. The religious leader has been in India since 1959 and crossed the border after a 15-day journey on foot. He reserved praised for the country he has lived in since his exile and said India had helped him develop “broader thought”. More
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    China’s Urbancide in Tibet
    March 17, 2017
     
    By Dr Rinzin Dorjee, first published in The Diplomat The State Council of China unveiled the National New Type Urbanization Plan (NUP) in 2014 to increase the percentage of urban residents in the total population of China from 52.6 percent in 2012 to 60 percent by 2020. The ratio of citizens with urban hukou (resident permit) will increase 35.3 percent to approximately 45 percent. More
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    Dalai Lama to open three-day global Buddhist meet
    March 17, 2017
     
    DNA, 17 March 2017 The Fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet, Tenzin Gyatso, will inaugurate a three-day International Buddhist Conclave on Friday — ‘The Relevance of Buddhism in the 21st Centruy: Perspectives and Global Challenges’ at Rajgir. More
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    Tillerson To U.N. Rights Council: Reform or We’re Leaving
    March 16, 2017
     
    The Foreign Policy, 15 March 2017 The Trump administration is threatening a withdrawal from the U.N. Human Rights Council if it does not undertake “considerable reform,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned a group of nine non-profit organizations in a letter this week. More
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    Why and How Tillerson Should Address Human Rights on China Visit
    March 16, 2017
     
    By Sarah Cook and Annie Boyajian, The Diplomat Raising human rights concerns on his first trip to China (or failing to do so) will send a strong message. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s first trip to China this week will set the tone for the U.S.-China relationship under the Trump administration. It is critical that he raise human rights as a core U.S. More
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    Around the World, Supporters March for Tibet to Mark Rebellion Anniversary
    March 14, 2017
     
    by Chris Fuchs Supporters of Tibet marched across the country and in cities around the world Friday to mark the 58th anniversary of a Tibetan rebellion against Chinese occupying forces. More
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    The last Lama
    March 12, 2017
     
    Ananth Krishnan, 9 March 2017 - India Today The Dalai Lama has in the past suggested his successor would be appointed from a "free" region, even suggesting his successor could be female. There may never be another Dalai Lama. More
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    Dalai Lama tears into “short-sighted” China in hilarious interview with John Oliver
    March 7, 2017
     
    When John Oliver, one of the wittiest men on the planet met his holiness the Dalai Lama, one of the most outspoken spiritual leaders, sparks were bound to fly, and their crackling chemistry was clearly visibly for the world to see in the latest 'Last Week Tonight' episode, where both the personalities came together in a hilarious yet insightful interview. More