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Dalai Lama urges Xi to remain 'open minded'

Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Thursday urged Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is on his maiden official visit to India, to remain open minded and realistic so that he can learn from India. He also said sooner or later the Tibetan problem had to be resolved through understanding and talks. Actually, Tibetan problem is also the problem of India. So...

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'Improper use of clean energy fund weakening India'

Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) India's leveraging strength in climate finance will be weakened globally after the central government's failure to properly plan state-wise sharing of revenue generated from the coal cess-driven National Clean Energy Fund (NCEF), an expert said. According to Joyashree Roy, a member of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPC...

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Kipling's poetry: Of soldiers, monarchs and revenue-raising

Gifted novelists have never been confined to a specific genre, or even to a form of literature - for they are adroit in weaving magic with words, using them in sentences of matchless prose or evoking their aesthetic and rhythmic aspects in verse. But somehow their poetic contribution is always overshadowed by their prose corpus. Sir Walter Scott, Hans Christian Andersen, Thomas Hardy, right down ...

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South Africa requests the Dalai Lama to defer visit

Dharamsala, Sep 6 (IANS) South Africa Saturday requested Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to defer his visit to Cape Town for this year only, his private office said here. We had a meeting with officials of the South African High Commission and foreign ministry here (in Delhi) and they requested his holiness to defer his visit to their country for this year only, Tempa Tsering, th...

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South Africa has not denied visa to the Dalai Lama: Envoy

New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has not been denied a South African visa yet and the matter was still under consideration, the country's envoy said Friday. Speaking to journalists at the Indian Women's Press Corps, South African High Commissioner to India F.K. Morule said he has heard that the Dalai Lama has cancelled his visit and added that he will be ...

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South Africa has not denied visa to Dalai Lama: Envoy

New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has not been denied a South African visa yet and the matter is still under consideration, the country's envoy said Friday. Speaking to women journalists at the Indian Women's Press Corps, South African High Commissioner to India F.K. Morule said he has heard that the Dalai Lama has cancelled his visit and he will be meetin...

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Tibetans celebrate their Democracy Day

Dharamsala, Sep 2 (IANS) Tibetans Tuesday celebrated their 54th 'Democracy Day' and reiterated their commitment towards the middle-way approach for resolving the Tibet issue with China. Asserting that the middle-way approach of their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is the only way to resolve the issue, the cabinet of the Tibetan government-in-exile here said: It's a win-win proposition t...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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