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Visit to Dalai Lama's abode is tourists' nightmare

Mcleodganj (Himachal Pradesh), Aug 5 (IANS) The road to Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama's abode passes through hell. Foreigners and domestic tourists coming to this north Indian hill town, in the state of Himachal Pradesh, for an audience with the Nobel Peace Prize laureate find the road disappearing under the wheels of the vehicle they are travelling in. They also complain o...

22 days ago
India urgently needs 'green buildings': R.K.Pachauri

New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Internationally acclaimed environmentalist R.K. Pachauri says India urgently needs 'green buildings' to ensure unsustainable use of energy and water and is happy the government is sharing his TERI's knowhow in building infrastructure. Explaining the Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) of The Energy Resources and Energy Institute (TERI), Pachauri ...

29 days ago
Tibet awaits Dalai Lama's return: Sangay

Dharamsala, July 6 (IANS) The Tibetan people in exile are awaiting return of their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to his homeland, Lobsang Sangay, the democratically elected political leader, said Sunday. The Tibetan people have placed their aspirations in his holiness the Dalai Lama and anxiously await his return, Sangay said. His assertions came when the spiritual leader turned 79...

1 month ago
Every fifth person in world lacks access to electricity: Pachauri

New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Every fifth person in the world lacks access to electricity while three billion people depend on wood, coal, charcoal or animal waste for cooking, noted environmentalist R.K. Pachauri said here Saturday. India has the largest number of people lacking access to electricity and clean cooking fuels, the director general of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) sai...

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Indian plant scientist Sanjaya Rajaram wins World Food Prize

Washington, June 19 (IANS) Eminent Indian plant scientist, Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram, has been named winner of the 2014 World Food Prize in recognition of his outstanding work in the improvement of wheat crop. Rajaram, who is now settled in Mexico, is credited with increasing world wheat production by more than 200 million tons in the years following the Green Revolution, which has had a far-reac...

2 months ago
Tibetan 'political prisoner' lands in Dalai Lama's abode

Dharamsala, May 29 (IANS) Tibetan political prisoner Golog Jigme, who was jailed for working in a film expressing feelings of Tibetans ahead of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Thursday narrated tales of physical and mental torture that prisoners are undergoing in China. Narrating his 20-month arduous journey since his escaped from a Chinese prison, Jigme, who last week reached Dharamsala, the ho...

2 months ago
Global events to mark 25 years of Dalai Lama's Nobel Prize

Dharamsala, May 25 (IANS) Nobel Peace laureates will attend a programme in India in October to mark the silver jubilee of the conferment of Nobel Peace Prize on Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, an organiser said here Sunday. The programme, being organised by the Tibetan government-in-exile Oct 2, will be held simultaneously here and in Delhi on Gandhi Jayanti, Tashi Phuntsok, co-cha...

2 months ago
South Florida varsity honours TERI's Pachauri

Washington, May 23 (IANS) The University of South Florida's Patel College of Global Sustainability (PCGS) has awarded its first Eminent Global Scholar in Sustainability Award to Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Pachauri, who has served as the IPCC chair since 2002, was given the award in recognition of his extraordinary ccomplishments in a...

2 months ago
Dalai Lama seeks support for jailed Chinese leader Liu

Dharamsala, May 14 - The Dalai Lama has sought international support for jailed Chinese dissident leader and Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo. Recently I have heard of a petition submitted by intellectuals in China seeking Liu Xiaobo's release from prison, a post on his official website, quoting the Dalai Lama, said Wednesday. I feel that just as Aung San Suu Kyi benefited from internationa...

2 months ago
Dalai Lama concerned over situation in Tibet

Dharamsala, May 11 - Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has once again voiced his concern over the situation in Tibet, saying their language and religion are facing a threat. Hardline officials continue to target Tibetan language and religion, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate told reporters in Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, said a post on his official web site Sunday. On being ask...

2 months ago
I have no political agenda: Dalai Lama

Dharamsala, May 8 - Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Thursday said he has no political agenda. The Nobel Peace Laureate's statement came when he was asked: What did he feel about the Norwegian government's refusal to meet him in Oslo? Such responses have become normal and the Dalai Lama accepts things as they are, said a post on his official web site, quoting the Dalai Lama.

3 months ago
Will development or caste affect April 30 Bihar polls?

Patna, April 29 - Seven Lok Sabha constituencies of Bihar, known to be backward pockets with high rates of poverty and illiteracy, will go to the polls April 30. The seats are crucial for Chief Minister Nitish Kumar as his so-called development plank will be put to test while the caste factor may also come into play. Over 10 million voters will elect their representatives in Madhepura, Jhan...

4 months ago
Former Costa Rican president calls on Mukherjee

New Delhi, March 27 - Former Costa Rican president Oscar Arias Sanchez Thursday called on President Pranab Mukherjee, who said the relations between the two countries are characterised by warmth and friendship, a statement said. Sanchez, a Nobel Peace Prize winner called on the president at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here. The contribution of Sanchez to global peace is well recognised. H...

4 months ago
Former Costa Rican president calls on Mukherjee

New Delhi, March 27 - Former Costa Rican president Oscar Arias Sanchez Thursday called on President Pranab Mukherjee, who said the relations between the two countries are characterised by warmth and friendship, a statement said. Sanchez, a Nobel Peace Prize winner called on the president at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here. The contribution of Sanchez to global peace is well recognise...

4 months ago
Dalai Lama in Fortune's powerful people list

Dharamsala, March 21 - Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama was ranked ninth in the list of world's most powerful people by the Fortune magazine, which put another spiritual leader Pope Francis at the top. Myanmar's pro-democracy icon and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi occupied the sixth place in the list. For over 50 years, the Dalai Lama, 79, has campaigned tirelessly for...

4 months ago
Dalai Lama in Fortune's powerful people list

Dharamsala, March 21 - Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama was ranked ninth in the list of world's most powerful people by the Fortune magazine, which put another spiritual leader Pope Francis at the top. Myanmar's pro-democracy icon and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi occupied the sixth place in the list. For over 50 years, the Dalai Lama, 79, has campaigned tirelessly...

7 months ago
From pariah to prime time: Myanmar takes up ASEAN chair

In the new year, world attention would turn prime time to Myanmar as it assumes the coveted chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations - Jan 1 and leads the 10-nation group to becoming an economic community by 2015. For India, Myanmar is not just its immediate neighbour but the natural bridge to ASEAN and Southeast Asia. As a full dialogue partner of the grouping, New Delhi welcome...

7 months ago
Syrian chemical weapons disposal plan to be released next week: UN

United Nations, Dec 12 - The plan for the destruction of all Syrian chemical stockpiles outside the country will be released Dec 17, a UN spokesperson said Wednesday. Practicalities are currently being discussed and the final details are being worked out, Xinhua quoted UN spokesperson Martin Nesirky as saying. He said that what must be eliminated are the chemicals stored or prepared ...

7 months ago
OPCW urges more support to end chemical weapons

Oslo, Dec 12 - The director-general of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons -, Ahmet Uzumcu, gave a call Wednesday for more contributions to the cause of eliminating the chemical weapons. Speaking at a joint press conference with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Uzumcu said Norway has really led the way by contributing to the trust fund and providing ships for des...

7 months ago
2013 Nobel Peace Prize presented to OPCW

Oslo, Dec 10 - The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons -, the world's chemical weapons watchdog, was Tuesday presented the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize. OPCW Director-General Ahmet Uzumcu received the prestigious award. Norwegian Nobel Committee chairman Thorbjoern Jagland, speaking at the awards ceremony, praised the OPCW for the achievements the organisation has made since its ...

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