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There could be a female Dalai Lama in future: Dalai Lama

There could be a female Dalai Lama in future: Dalai Lama

December 14, 2018 3:23 pm

Mumbai: Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama Friday said Buddhist tradition is very liberal, having equal rights for both genders, and that there could be a “female Dalai Lama” in the future. The Dalai Lama was addressing an audience at the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay. The Dalai Lama, whose real name is Tenzin Gyatso, received the […]

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Nepal bans higher denomination Indian Currency notes

Nepal bans higher denomination Indian Currency notes

December 14, 2018 2:58 pm

Kathmandu: The Nepal government has banned the use of Indian currency notes of Rs 2,000, Rs 500 and Rs 200 denominations, according to a media report. The government has asked the people to refrain from keeping or carrying Indian bank notes higher than Rs 100 denomination as it has not legalised them, The Kathmandu Post […]

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Protests in Japan as work to relocate US base resumes

Protests in Japan as work to relocate US base resumes

December 14, 2018 2:49 pm

Tokyo: Japan on Friday resumed work to relocate a controversial US military airbase in Okinawa, prompting protests and “strong anger” from the local governor. Okinawa residents have for years called for the relocation of a US base in a populated part of the southern island, but they want it moved elsewhere in the country, rather […]

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A year after Doklam stand-off, soldiers of India China seen dancing together

A year after Doklam stand-off, soldiers of India China seen dancing together

December 13, 2018 11:59 pm

New Delhi: A year after the armies of India and China were locked in a standoff at Doklam, soldiers of the two countries were seen chanting, linking arms and dancing in the backdrop of a joint military drill in a video released by the Indian Army. The armies of the two sides resumed their annual military drill ‘Hand in Hand’ on December 10 […]

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Thailand junta lifts ban on political campaigning ahead of 2019 elections

December 11, 2018 10:23 pm

Bangkok: Thailand’s junta on Tuesday lifted a four-year ban on political campaigning ahead of 2019 elections, prompting Thaksin Shinawatra — the exiled billionaire who sits at the heart of the kingdom’s political rupture — to hail a “new hope” for the nation. One of the military’s first acts after seizing power in May 2014 was […]

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Sino-Indian militaries begin 'Hand-in-Hand' drills in China

Sino-Indian militaries begin ‘Hand-in-Hand’ drills in China

December 11, 2018 8:56 pm

Beijing: India and China on Tuesday began the 7th round of their ‘Hand-in-Hand’ military drills in the Chinese city of Chengdu as part of the focussed efforts by the two militaries to improve ties after last year’s standoff at Doklam. Both sides have fielded 100 personnel to take part in the seventh edition of the […]

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India hands over first 50 houses built for Rohingya refugees in Myanmar

India hands over first 50 houses built for Rohingya refugees in Myanmar

December 11, 2018 8:14 pm

Nay Pyi Taw: India on Tuesday handed over to Myanmar the first 50 houses built by the country for the displaced minority Rohingya Muslims in the restive Rakhine province. The housing units were handed over after President Ram Nath Kovind and his Myanmarcounterpart U Win Myint held delegation-level talks and decided to step up bilateral […]

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Indian-origin man jailed for 7 years in Singapore for stabbing his pregnant wife

Indian-origin man jailed for 7 years in Singapore for stabbing his pregnant wife

December 11, 2018 6:22 pm

Singapore: A 30-year-old Indian-origin man in Singapore was Tuesday sentenced to seven years in prison for stabbing his pregnant wife using a knife with a 10-cm long blade, according to a media report. Jayselan N Chandrasegar stabbed his 27-year-old wife Mayuri Krishnakumar twice in her abdomen and twice on her lower back, causing her to […]

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India's renewable energy performance hailed in new global report

India’s renewable energy performance hailed in new global report

December 10, 2018 11:28 pm

Katowice (Poland): India’s performance in the renewable energy sector has been hailed in a new global report on climate change but it cautioned against the country’s move to build new coal-fired power plants, saying that may pose a risk of offsetting positive developments it has made in the field of green energy. “With comparably good ratings in emissions […]

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Traditional village heads take out a rally in Nagaland

BJP lauds Modi govt, attacks UPA after UK court orders Mallya’s extradition

December 10, 2018 11:17 pm

 New Delhi: The BJP Monday hailed the Narendra Modi government after a UK court ordered extradition of fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya to India and hit out at the UPA dispensation, claiming maximum loans were given to him under it. BJP leader and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told reporters that the entire record of the UPA was to give “maximum patronage” to defaulters like Mallya and forcing the banking system to […]

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