Wednesday, 18 May, 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.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.

Defence

By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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