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Minorities Rights Day in India

Minorities Rights Day is observed every year on 18th December in India, with the aim that the normal individual rights as applied to members of a class, religious, ethnic, racial, linguistic or gender and sexual minorities are also accorded to minority groups in the country. The objective of the day is to remind about the ..

Buddha Purnima

Buddha Purnima observed on May 18th marks the birth anniversary of Gautam Buddha and is celebrated by Hindus and Buddhists both in the entire world. Even though every full moon day is auspicious, the most important one is the full moon in May as all three major events of the life of Buddha took place ..

Dalai Lama admitted to Delhi hospital with chest infection

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has been admitted to a hospital in New Delhi. He had been diagnosed with a chest infection and will need to remain under medical supervision for the next two days. Although his condition is stable and there is nothing to worry about. The 14th Dalai Lama had attended a ..

Delhi government launches ‘Happiness Curriculum’ for students up to class 8

Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi, launched the ‘Happiness Curriculum’ for students of nursery to Class 8 in government schools on July 2, 2018. The curriculum was launched in the presence of the Dalai Lama. Students across schools can expect a ‘happiness’ period of 45 minutes. Each class will begin with a five-minute meditation ..

Buddhist monk Dhammapiya elected as new secretary general of International Buddhist Confederation (IBC)

Buddhist monk Dhammapiya from Tripura has been elected as the new secretary general of the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC) in New Delhi. The IBC is a global Buddhist forum for preservation and development of heritage sites of the religion in India and other parts of the world.

News Today: December 2, 2011

Jeevesh Nandan, new CEO of Noida Uttar Pradesh government posted Jeevesh Nandan as new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Noida. Mr Nandan took charge from Mohinder Singh. Mr Mohinder Singh, however, will remain chairman of Noida, Export Corporation, Yamuna Expressway and investment comissioner. Congress moves ‘no-confidence motion’ against Speaker The Opposition Congress moved a no-confidence ..

Lobsang Sangay Takes oath as Kalon Tripa

Harvard scholar Lobsang Sangay was elected prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile and would take over the political duties relinquished by spiritual leader the Dalai Lama . He had defeated his nearest rival Tethong Tenzin Namgyal by 8,646 votes. He succeeded Samdhong Rinpoche, who was in office for two terms of five years each. Sangay ..

News Today : August 8, 2011

Lobsang Sangay: Tibet’s PM-in-exile Mr. Lobsang Sangay took oath as Kalon Tripa, the prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile, at a ceremony held in Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh Ceremony presided over by the spiritual leader Dalai Lama Dalai Lama also announced to hand over all political responsibilities to THE democratically-elected leadership of Lobsang Sangay Mr. ..