1 of Serial Bombs Planted to Cause Public Panic Exploded in Bodh Gaya

In an attempt to cause public panic in Bodh Gaya where His Holiness the Dalai Lama is presently staying, three low-intensity bombs have been planted amid heavy security shield for the spiritual leader’s stay and one of the bombs had exploded on late Friday evening, following which the two others were discovered before explosion.

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Two Bombs Found Amid Dalai Lama’s Tight Security

Two bombs have been found at the Bodh Gaya temple gate amid tight security measures set for the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s stay there. Though the two bombs were found in time and move out to a remote area to diffuse, the police do not have an answer as of now and a massive search operation has been launched.

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European Parliament Demands China’s Immediate Release of Tibetan Prisoners

European Parliament on Thursday has demanded the ‘immediate and unconditional’ release of two Tibetans imprisoned by China for exercising their basic human rights. The parliament voted in majority for the resolution calling China to respect the basic human rights such as freedom of speech, religious belief and assembly as guaranteed by its own constitution.

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Dalai Lama Begins Conferring Empowerments in Bodh Gaya

The Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama after preparing himself for the series of empowerments to confer, His Holiness began with conferring the thirteen Deity Vajrabhairava Empowerment on Friday morning. The Buddhist spiritual leader will be conferring a series of empowerments on January 19, 20 and 21 at the seat of Buddha’s enlightenment location.

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China Orders Immediate Return of Tibetans Attending Dalai Lama Teachings in India

According to latest news reports, China has yet again issued orders for immediate return of Tibetans on pilgrimage to India and Nepal, attending the teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in India’s Bodh Gaya. According to the reports, the order for immediate return has been issued with a strict warning of serious consequences if not complied.

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UMass Boston Urged to Shut Down China’s Confucius Institute

The University of Massachusetts Boston has been urged in a letter from students, professors and alumni, along with outside advocates to shut down the China’s Confucius Institute that operates on its campus. The center is openly known to be overseen by the Chinese government and it is accused of promoting censorship abroad and undermining human rights.

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Little ‘Ice Boy’ Highlights the Height of Rural Poor in China

The viral image of a little kid, called as Ice boy in China’s south-western province of Yunnan showing frost on his hair and eyebrows recently depicts the fact that not enough help is being met to help the poor children and the rural families in China. An eight year old child’s journey from his home to school captured in images just told the story as it went viral in the social media.

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Dalai Lama Takes Part in Prayers by Bodhi Tree in Gaya

The Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Wednesday took part in the Great Prayer Festival of the Nyingma Tradition by the Bodhi Tree, the very seat where lord Buddha attained his enlightenment. His Holiness made his third visit to the Mahabodhi stupa during his ongoing stay in Bodh Gaya, paid his respects to the statue of the Buddha by lighting a lamp.

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First Step to a Tibetan Commercial Bank Laid by CTA

Central Tibetan Administration on Wednesday launched Gangjong Development Finance Private ltd, a non-banking financial corporation, which is planned to be developed into a normal Tibetan commercial bank in the coming years. The president of CTA, Dr. Lobsang Sangay announced the initiative at a press conference held at Dharamsala on Wednesday.

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