Saturday, 1 October, 2022
TopicTibetan refugees

Topic: Tibetan refugees

Indian-Tibetan son of immigrants elected first Asian-American mayor of Cincinnati

Democrat Aftab Pureval, 38, is the son of a Tibetan mother, a refugee, and an Indian father. His parents moved to US and settled in Ohio where he was born in 1982.

Tibetans in 26 nations cast votes to elect ‘Sikyong’ for parliament-in-exile

There are around 1.3 lakh Tibetans living in exile in India and across the globe. The Tibetan government-in-exile will elect its head on 14 May.

1st phase of polls held for Tibetan parliament-in-exile, ‘people in 40 countries cast votes’

The results for the first phase will be declared on 8 February. The second phase is scheduled for 11 April, and a new president will be elected on 14 May.

Selling jeans, running eateries & farming — What ex-servicemen of secretive Indian unit do now

After serving India’s covert Special Frontier Force for years, ex-servicemen now run clothing shops, eateries and occasionally sell winter wear on the sides.

Tibetan-Indian SFF hero Nyima Tenzin given farewell in Leh, Ram Madhav attends

The Tibetan community in Ladakh and Ram Madhav came together to pay tribute to Nyima Tenzin, who was killed on the night of 29-30 August in Chushul.

All about Special Frontier Force, the secretive Indian unit in news after Ladakh clash

SFF, primarily drawn from Tibetan refugees, was formed in the immediate aftermath of the 1962 war with China. It has been a part of many important ops, from 1971 war to Kargil.

Delhi’s Majnu ka Tila loses connect with home Tibet after app ban, looks for alternative

Residents used WeChat to connect with families in Tibet as WhatsApp, Facebook are banned there. They, however, lauded the ban, saying it will hurt China.

India-China conflict revives memories of Chinese occupation for Ladakh’s Tibetan refugees

Choglamsa, the Tibetan refugee settlement in Ladakh, houses 40 families who were forced to flee Chinese occupation in the 1950s.

Why Modi doesn’t mention the Dalai Lama anymore, while he rages against ‘enemy Pakistan’

China’s expanding presence inside India as well as on the borders has coincided with PM Modi giving way to what Beijing has wanted.

With 68.5 million people displaced globally, here’s why World Refugee Day is important

India, struggling with the issue of Rohingya Muslim refugees, has granted asylum to displaced people from Tibet, Afghanistan, Pakistan among others.

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Congress senior leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Shashi Tharoor at AICC office to file nominations for the party's presidential polls | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Congress choice for chief is between ‘think tomorrow’ Tharoor and ‘president not leader’ Kharge

As the Congress presidential election reaches its final stage, the onus is with the Gandhis. Will this be a new Congress or will the family writ continue to loom large?
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war’s political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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