Direct Chandigarh-Dharamsala Flight to Start from March

Indian national air carrier Air India is soon set to start direct flight connectivity between Chandigarh and Dharamsala, a report said. It has also been reported that SpiceJet will be one other entity that will render the service shortly after Air India does. Dharamshala Airport Director Sonam Norbu said that “public carrier Air India is likely to start the Delhi-Chandigarh-Dharamshala flight in March and the process to facilitate this is on.”

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Chinese Tibet Oppression Raised in US House of Representatives

The US House of Representatives recently discussed about the need for the United States to intervene in how China is oppressing the religious freedom of the Tibetan people. The discussion on Tibet reeled around the debate on China’s Strategy to Accrue Global Power. The Tibet Post reported that the Chairman of the Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee on House Foreign Affairs Committee Ted Yoho raised the issue.

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Dharamsala Hoteliers Hoping for New Govt to Provide Relief

The Dharamsala hoteliers who are in visible duress due to the High Court decision decreeing illegal hotels to be sealed, are now pinning their hope on the new government. The Tribune recently reported that a delegation of hotel association met Minister for Town and Country Planning Sarween Chaudhary and Chief Jai Ram Thakur and submitted a memorandum of their demands.

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Your Passport May No Longer Serve as Your Address Proof, But Wait

To make sense of things for travelers who are caught under the snare of governmental guidelines, the External Affairs Ministry of India has decided that travel document will not have the address proof of the passport holder. This decision was taken by the panel, comprising of official from the Ministry of External Affairs and the Ministry of Women and Child Development.

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China is Powerful But India is Not a Weak Nation: Indian Army Chief 

Urging the Centre to take cognizance of the repeated boundary tussle with China, Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said on Friday that the country needs to shift focus from its border with Pakistan to that with China. Rawat asked the Centre to first implement properly its ‘neighborhood first’ policy.

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Marriott Fires Worker Who ‘Liked’ Tweet About Tibet Independence 

US multinational company Marriott International said that it is in the process of firing an employee who had previously liked a social media post pertaining to the Tibet independence. The Marriott controversy revolved solely around their guidebook listing Tibet and Hong Kong as separate countries.

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1.1 Million Chinese Tourists to be Sent from Shanghai to Tibet

In the course of next three years, China will reportedly send 1 million Chinese tourists from Shanghai to Tibet in a bid to boost development in the region. The report was published by state-run media Xinhua which said that a total of 1.1 million tourists will be sent in the next three years from the Chinese city.

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