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23-Apr-2017 Kolkata

Kailash Satyarthi given P.C. Chandra award

Nobel laureate and social activist Kailash Satyarthi was on Sunday presented the P.C. Chandra Purashkar (award) for his global crusade against child slavery and exploitative child labour.The 63-year-old Satyarthi was handed over a citation, a trophy and a...

12-Apr-2017

Dalai Lama episode : A not-so-subtle signal to China

India has to do no more than let the Dalai Lama be the Dalai Lama in order to rile China from time to time.As diplomatic provocation goes, the Dalai Lama's just-concluded visit to Arunachal Pradesh was quite like the six previous ones, the last one being in...

10-Apr-2017 Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh)

Dalai Lama thanks Arunachal Pradesh government for memorable visit

Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama on Monday delivered his last sermon to thronging devotees here and thanked the Arunachal Pradesh government, especially Chief Minister Pema Khandu, for the invitation and facilitating his visit, which has drawn much flak...

08-Apr-2017 Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh)

People to decide about Dalai Lama's institution

Tibetan Spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Saturday said it was up to his people to decide whether the institution of the Dalai Lama should continue or not.A monastery official said the 14th Dalai Lama would hold discussions with senior Lamas the issue of reincarnation...

07-Apr-2017 Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh)

Dalai Lama reaches Tawang after seven-hour journey

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama arrived here in Arunachal Pradesh on Friday, the high point of a visit which has angered China.Buddhist monks and scores of devotees at the Tawang monastery, the biggest in India and second only to the world's largest,...

06-Apr-2017 Dirang (Arunachal Pradesh)

Dalai Lama consecrates Buddhist monastery in Arunachal

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Thursday consecrated a Buddhist monastery in Arunachal Pradesh's West Kameng district even as China said his state tour will fuel bilateral tensions.Hundreds of people from across India and neighbouring Bhutan gathered...

06-Apr-2017 Beijing

Dalai Lama visit has fuelled tensions : China

China on Thursday said it has lodged protest with India over the Dalai Lama's visit to Arunachal Pradesh, and reiterated that by inviting the Tibetan spiritual leader to the "disputed area", New Delhi has "harmed" bilateral ties and fuelled tensions.Chinese...

05-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Dalai Lama's Arunachal visit apolitical, reiterates India

Even as China lodged a protest with India on the Dalai Lama's ongoing visit to Arunachal Pradesh, India on Wednesday reiterated that no political colour should be attributed to the Tibetan spiritual leader's trip to the northeastern state.Asked for a response...

05-Apr-2017 Bomdila (Arunachal Pradesh)

India has never used me against China : Dalai Lama

Amid Beijing's strident protests, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Wednesday said that India has never used him against China and urged that country to give Tibet meaningful "self-rule" and "autonomy".Reacting to Beijing's objection against his...

04-Apr-2017 Guwahati

Dalai Lama flags off Arunachal mountaineer

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Tuesday flagged off Arunachal Pradesh mountaineer Anshu Jamsenpa on her Mount Everest expedition.Jamsenpa had a special audience with the Dalai Lama at the Radisson Blue hotel here on Tuesday. The spiritual leader blessed...

02-Apr-2017 Guwahati

People should have freedom to choose religion : Dalai Lama

Opposing religious conversion, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Sunday said forcible conversion is not good but people should have the freedom to change their religion voluntarily."Basically, whether you accept a religion or not is up to that particular...

01-Apr-2017 Guwahati

Dalai Lama arrives in Assam, stresses emotional attachment to state

Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, who arrived in Assam on Saturday, recalled his first arrival there way back in 1959 and expressed his emotional attachment with the state's people and other parts of the region.The spiritual leader arrived in Assam on...

29-Mar-2017 Vatican City

Pope Francis urges safeguarding of Iraqi civilians

Pope Francis on Wednesday appealed for a concerted effort to protect civilians Iraq caught in the ongoing bloody war in their nation and offered special prayers for those trapped in the embattled city of Mosul.Voicing deep pain for the victims of the deadly...

29-Mar-2017 Lucknow

Surya Namaskar, Namaz have similarities : Adityanath Yogi

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi on Wednesday drew parallels between the postures used while performing Surya Namaskar and offering Namaz.He made this statement at "Yoga Mahotsav" being organised at the Indira Gandhi Pratishthan in Lucknow. Yoga...

17-Mar-2017 Patna

Inauguration of 3 Day International Buddhist Conference at Rajgir

The three days“International Buddhist Conference” organized by Ministry of Culture and Nava NalandaMahaviahra,Deemed University was inaugurated by His Holiness TheDalai Lama andDr.Mahesh Sharma,Minister of Culture and Tourism today at Rajgir International...

01-Mar-2017 Vatican City

Don't treat homeless like stray dogs : Pope Francis

Catholics should show down-and-outs "great humanity" and not treat them like "stray dogs", Pope Francis has said."Homeless people have great dignity. We need to speak to them with great humanity and not treat them as if they owe us something or like stray dogs,"...

23-Feb-2017 Vatican City

Personal conduct more powerful than social media : Pope Francis

Our behaviour has more impact than social media posts, re-posts and "likes", Pope Francis said on Thursday."Do not underestimate the value of example," Francis tweeted."It is more powerful than a thousand words, a thousand 'likes', retweets or YouTube videos,"...

12-Feb-2017 Hyderabad

Dalai Lama lays foundation stone for South Asia hub

Tibet's spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Sunday laid the foundation stone for a South Asia hub of the Dalai Lama Centre For Ethics and Transformative Values here.Telangana Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan, Deputy Chief Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali and Industry Minister...

11-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Pained by theft of Nobel citation : Kailash Satyarthi

Child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi, whose Nobel Prize citation was stolen among other things, said on Saturday that he was deeply pained by the "unfortunate incident" and added that the theft has strengthened his resolve to continue working for the cause...

10-Feb-2017 Vatican City

Satan lurks behind corruption: Pope Francis

Corruption can begin with little things and to stay on the right track we need to know how to reject life's temptations - from greed to pride and vanity, Pope Francis said on Friday."Many corrupt people, many of the big fish who we read about in the papers, may...

10-Feb-2017 Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh)

Women have key role in ensuring global peace : Dalai Lama

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Friday said women have an important role in making the 21st century a century of peace as biologically they are more compassionate than men.Addressing the National Women's Parliament here, he said women should play...

09-Feb-2017 Rome

Vatican corrupt, paedophilia 'an illness': Pope Francis

The Holy See is corrupt and the Catholic Church must weed out "ill" priests who sexually abuse children, Pope Francis said in an interview, excerpts of which were published Thursday by Italian daily Corriere della Sera."There is corruption in the Vatican....

09-Feb-2017 Vijayawada

Fortunate to again visit Amaravati : Dalai Lama

Buddhist spiritual leader The Dalai Lama has said he was fortunate to be once again visiting Amaravati, a sacred place for Buddhists.He reached here on Thursday on a three-day visit to Andhra Pradesh.State legislative assembly speaker K. Sivaprasad Rao, ministers...

07-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Kailash Satyarthi's Nobel citation, medal replica stolen

Thieves broke into the house of child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi here and took away his Nobel Peace Prize citation and replica of the medal.According to police, the burglars broke into Satyarthi's house located in DDA Flats colony, Kalkaji, late on Monday...

04-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Religious leaders play major role in promoting harmony : Dalai Lama

Religious leaders in India, especially the Muslims, have a major role in promoting religious harmony, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said on Saturday."The Indian religious leaders, especially the leaders of Muslim community, have a major role in promoting...

02-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar pitches for proper toilets, sanitation

Spiritual leader and Art of Living Founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Thursday urged people to focus on proper toilets and sanitation to make society disease-free."People need to focus on toilets for the sake of living a healthy life and ward off diseases," said...

01-Feb-2017 Vatican City

We're all afraid of death : Pope Francis

Pope Francis on Wednesday urged Christians to stand by their faith and believe in resurrection and eternal life, admitting that we all fear death."We are all a bit afraid of dying," Francis told pilgrims gathered at the Vatican for his weekly general audience."...

24-Jan-2017 Vatican City

End obsession with 'bad news', Pope tells media

Pope Francis on Tuesday called on the world's media to offer people more "good news" and quell anxiety, growing fear and pessimism fuelled by an obsession with "bad news"."Let us offer the men and women of our time stories marked by the logic of 'good news',"...

23-Jan-2017 Bengaluru

Ravi Shankar tells Jallikattu supporters to stay calm

Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Monday urged the people of Tamil Nadu to maintain peace after a police crackdown on Jallikattu protests triggered violence."I appeal to the people of Tamil Nadu to keep calm and not let anti-social elements hijack the peaceful...

21-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Circumstances create terrorists : Dalai Lama

Buddhist spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Saturday said circumstances force one to become a terrorist and sometimes it is the believers who create trouble."Circumstances create terrorists. They are normal people. An act of violence leads to counter-violence...

19-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar backs Jallikattu protests

Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Thursday backed the revoking of the ban on Tamil Nadu's controversial bull-taming sport -- Jallikattu -- describing it as "a game for which both the bull and the people are prepared well".The Supreme Court ban on Jallikattu...

02-Jan-2017 Patna

Dalai Lama initiates Kalchakra puja in Bihar

The 34th Kalchakra puja was initiated on Monday by Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama in Bihar amid tight security arrangements, officials said."The 10-day-long Kalchakra puja began with a sermon by the Dalai Lama in Bodh Gaya," a district official said.After...

02-Jan-2017 McLeodganj (Himachal Pradesh)

Dalai Lama's abode turning into concrete jungle

This once-peaceful abode of Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama, with the Dhauladhar ranges in the backdrop, is rapidly turning into a concrete jungle with massive constructions underway to cash in on the tourism boom.Experts fear a high-intensity quake can...

29-Dec-2016 Patna (Bihar)

Dalai Lama prays at Bodh Gaya ahead of Kalachakra puja

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama offered prayers at the Buddhist holy shrine of Bodh Gaya on Thursday, a day after he arrived there to attend the Kalachakra puja in early January, officials said."The Dalai Lama offered prayers at the 1,500-year-old Mahabodhi...

19-Dec-2016 Vatican City

God fully pardons repentant sinners : Pope Francis

God completely forgives any sin if the person who committed it has expressed sincere regret and remorse, Pope Francis tweeted on Monday."Nothing of what a repentant sinner places before God's mercy can be excluded from the embrace of his forgiveness," Francis...

14-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Kailash Satyarthi hails SC direction on drug abuse among children

Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi on Wednesday hailed the Supreme Court's directions to the Central government on drug abuse among children, calling it a "landmark judgment"."Trafficking and drug abuse, inherently linked to each other, are the most...

11-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Pranab Mukherjee launches '100 Million for 100 Million' campaign

Joined by a host of Nobel laureates and world leaders at Rashtrapati Bhavan here, President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday launched "100 Million for 100 Million" campaign that strives to change the future of millions of children worldwide.Conceptualised by Nobel...

06-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Didn't say Mamata will become PM : Baba Ramdev

Yoga guru Ramdev on Tuesday denied have said that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee could become the Prime Minister someday.Speaking at the 'Agenda Aaj Tak' event here, Ramdev said he was misquoted by the media about his opinion on the Trinamool...

03-Dec-2016 Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee fitted to be PM : Baba Ramdev

Heaping praise on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her austere lifestyle and political credibility, yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Saturday said the Trinamool Congress supremo could one day become Prime Minister."There should be no doubt regarding her...

03-Dec-2016 Kolkata

AYUSH should back capable people : Baba Ramdev

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Saturday suggested to the AYUSH Ministry to bring forward people doing a commendable job in the disciplines of Indian traditional medicine, asserting that institutions can only succeed if they have capable people working in them."I...

03-Dec-2016 Kolkata

In her heart Mamata supports demonetisation : Baba Ramdev

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev believes that in her heart West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee supports demonetisation, although she opposes its implementation."I think she is against the procedure (of implementation), but in her heart, I believe she probably...

03-Dec-2016 Kolkata

In her heart Mamata supports demonetisation: Baba Ramdev

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev believes that in her heart West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee supports demonetisation, although she opposes its implementation."I think she is against the procedure (of implementation), but in her heart, I believe she probably...

02-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Baba Ramdev not keen to wed his niece to Lalu's son

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Friday refuted reports that he was keen on his niece marring RJD chief Lalu Prasad's elder son, Tej Pratap Yadav, who is the Bihar health minister."It is nothing but a gossip spread by a section of the media," Ramdev told reporters...

25-Nov-2016 Vatican City

God wants freedom and respect for women : Pope Francis

Pope Francis on Friday expressed solidarity with women, saying that God wants them to be free from oppression and violence and to be esteemed."So many women are overwhelmed with the burdens of life and the drama of violence! The Lord wants them to be free...

20-Nov-2016 New Delhi

When will children become a political priority : Kailash Satyarthi

Notwithstanding the suffering of the common people, Kailash Satyarthi supports the governments demonetisation move as it will help curb trafficking, but the Nobel laureate and child-rights crusader asserts that unless and until children become a political priority,...

12-Nov-2016 Vatican City

Pope Francis says he has a 'soft spot' for old ladies

Pope Francis has a weakness for elderly ladies, especially "crafty" ones, he said in an interview published in a new book of his sermons and speeches while he was Archbishop of Buenos Aires."Sometimes I feel the urge to get out of the popemobile. And this...

10-Nov-2016 Vatican City

Christianity not a spectacular fireworks display : Pope Francis

Christianity is not a stunning yet artificial spectacle like a fireworks display but is about cultivating hope, Pope Francis said on Thursday."The Kingdom of God is not a spectacular religion always seeking novelty, revelation, messages," Francis said in a sermon...

07-Nov-2016 Rome

Human trafficking modern form of slavery : Pope Francis

Pope Francis on Monday decried people trafficking, calling it a "modern form of slavery", a "true crime against humanity" and a "scourge which especially affects women and children"."One of the most troubling of those open wounds (in the world) is the trade...

05-Nov-2016 Guwahati

Patanjali setting up production unit in Assam: Baba Ramdev

In what may give the required industrial boost to Assam, Yoga guru Baba Ramdev's Patanjali Ayurved is going to set up one of its biggest production units in Assam, which is expected to give direct employment to over 5,000 youth of the state.Ramdev said...

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