Flash Floods in Kullu-Manali Affects Tibetan Settlement There

Following two days of incessant rainfall in various parts of India especially in the state of Himachal Pradesh, the rainfall led to the rise of the water flow resulting to flooding into human settlements. The continued rain fall in Kullu and Manali resulted in a flash flood in the region which has also affected the Tibetan settlements there.

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TV Actress on Holiday in Dharamshala Faced Eve-Teasing

A prominent Indian TV Actress in a recent interview in Mumbai has claimed of alleged eve-teasing during her holiday in the Himalayan town of Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh. The concerned authorities have explained that they are looking into the matter to verify the allegations as they didn’t have any clue of her stay in the town.

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Tibetan Spirit is Firm Because of Our Religion and Culture: Dalai Lama

The Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the second day of celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Tibet Institute in Rikon, Switzerland told that the Tibetan spirit is firm because of their religion and culture. Before attending the second day of celebrations of the Tibet-Institute Rikon’s 50th anniversary, His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave an interview to Swiss television on Saturday.

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Tibetans Availing Indian Passports Should Move Out of Refugee Settlements

The Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in a circular to all the passport issuing authorities in India and abroad mentioned that Tibetan refugees availing the Indian Passports should declare to not stay in any Tibetan refugee settlements or enjoying any Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) benefits, privileges or subsidies.

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An Artist Creates Faceless Portraits of Dalai Lama and Others

An artist has created faceless portraits of religious leaders like His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Pope Francis, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, etc., for an exhibition called Encounters. This is the first such art in the history that all religious leaders of world has been shown together with equal status.

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India Outlines Tibetan RCs/ICs Surrender Procedure to Apply for Passport

The Ministry of External Affairs of the Government of India has issued a directive to all the passport issuing authorities on Monday to accept the surrender of Registration Certificates (RCs) and Identity Certificates (ICs) of Tibetan Refugees eligible to apply for Indian passports. The memorandum from the ministry has come in response to a Delhi High court order.

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