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File photo of the Dalai Lama | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

When Dalai Lama was talking about asylum in India, Nehru almost fell asleep

In The Dalai Lama: An Extraordinary Life, Alexander Norman writes about the time the Dalai Lama came to India to discuss asylum, but Nehru had already made up his mind.
Amit Shah

Coronavirus-hit China must look at helpful India, not pick on Amit Shah’s Arunachal visit

The India-China border dispute is a complicated issue and it is futile to expect it to be resolved in the ‘early harvest’ manner suggested by China.
Novel coronavirus (CoV) screening device in Delhi

Tibet reports first case of coronavirus after Chinese patient falls sick

The first case was reported after a 34-year-old man from China's Hubei province, the epicentre of the virus, travelled to Tibet and complained of sickness.
Tibet

Why Tibet’s new law making ethnic unity mandatory has led to concerns among minorities

The new law states people are responsible for safeguarding 'national reunification', 'strengthening ethnic unity' and take a 'stand against separatism'.
China PLAAF: Gonggar Airport upgradation | Source: Col. Vinayak Bhat (retd.) | ThePrint

Infrastructure in Tibet gets a big boost as China stepped up focus after Doklam face-off

Satellite imagery shows China has made good progress in building roads, railways and bridges, besides new infrastructure at airports in Tibet in the aftermath of the Doklam stand-off with India in 2017.
File photo of the Dalai Lama | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Dalai Lama is at the centre of a new great game in Himalayas between India, China & Tibet

To add to the Dalai Lama’s misery, the United States has now reached the stage of effectively abandoning the Tibet issue.

Modi govt now plans to promote traditional Tibetan medicine system Sowa-Rigpa

Sowa-Rigpa or science of healing is based on indigenous medicine of Tibet enriched with Ayurveda, Chinese and Greek medicine.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi | File photo | Kamal Kishore | PTI

Saran says Modi govt ‘lacks coherence’, Krishna Kumar on ‘hatred’ in MP Dalit boys killing

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.
New T3 terminal under construction at Gonggar airport. | Source: Col. Vinayak Bhat (retd.) | ThePrint

After Doklam, China boosts civil & military capability at Tibet’s Gonggar airport

The Gonggar airport in Tibet’s capital Lhasa is one of 60 dual-use airports in China, and has seen increased activity since the Doklam stand-off in 2017.
Ladakh

Tracing history of Ladakh’s dynamic borders — from Tibetan empire to Sikh rule to J&K state

Ladakh has been considered a part of Jammu and Kashmir since Independence but the region was an entirely different entity some 180 years ago.

On Camera

A pedestrian crosses a nearly empty street in the Times Square neighborhood of New York, US | Bloomberg

We must not return to work for now. Covid’s not over yet, says a virologist in letter to son

If everyone goes back to work as soon as the ‘curve bends downwards’, it's guaranteed you'll get a second wave of infections in Europe.

Is forcing private labs to make Covid-19 tests free the only way to stop spread of infection?

The Supreme Court directed the central government to make Covid-19 testing by private laboratories free of charge Wednesday.

Defence

Col Navjot Singh Bal | special arrangement

Col Navjot Singh Bal, Shaurya Chakra awardee and icon for many, loses battle with cancer

Despite losing an arm to cancer, Col Navjot Singh Bal continued to serve in 2 Para as the commanding officer and even learnt to fire with his left hand.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.