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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China Bans #MeToo Campaign Helping Women Speak Out Sexual Harassment

If reports are to be believed, China has already lashed out at the now-famous #metoo campaign that sent a lot of guilty men under public and governmental scrutiny in 2017. Powerful men like Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Matt Lauer were publicly dethroned from their position, making the campaign one of the most influential one in recent times.

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Once Owned by the Rich in China, Tibetan Mastiffs Now Abandoned 

The wily Tibetan mastiffs, known all over the world for its burly size and lion-like mane, was an instant hit among the wealthiest in Chinese society. However, the very factor which made them famous as pets, is now being considered increasingly dangerous. Due to this reason, they are now being abandoned by their masters.

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Nepal to Build New Tunnel Connecting Kathmandu Directly with China 

Nepal’s newly-elected government is planning on executing a task which clearly highlights how it prioritises its connections with China. The left alliance-led government has prepared a proposal to construct a road tunnel that will bring the Rasuwagadhi border point much closer to Nepal’s capital Kathmandu.

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Darkening of River in Arunachal Pradesh Due to Earthquake in Tibet

The mystery behind the darkening of the Siang River in Arunachal Pradesh finally seems to have found a scientific explanation i.e., earthquake in Tibet. A report of the river earlier stated that turbidity level of the Siang River had increased drastically, making it unfit for humans and aquatic life in the region. The local people were witnessing this change for the first time in many years.

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