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Tibetan Youth Congress holds anti-China protest outside Chinese Consulate in Toronto
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Tibetan Youth Congress holds anti-China protest outside Chinese Consulate in Toronto

Shouting pro-India slogans, members of the Regional Tibetan Youth Congress staged a protest against China outside the Chinese Consulate in Toronto to show solidarity with India over the recent Chinese military intrusion in Ladakh's Galwan Valley and to condemn Chinese occupation of Tibet.“Tibet stands with India”, a protestor can be heard as saying. Protestors condemned the Chinese intrusion and raised slogans in support of India and the Indian Army like “Thank you Indian Army! Free Tibet”.The protestors held placards that read, ‘Jai Hind Jai Bharat’, ‘Free Tibet’, ‘Tibet belongs to Tibetans’, ‘Stop Genocide in Tibet’ and ‘China out of Tibet now.’The Regional Tibetan Youth Congress also held similar protests in the New York and New Jersey in the United States.Twenty Indian soldiers lost th
Dissident claims China pays off Vatican $2 billion annually for its silence
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Dissident claims China pays off Vatican $2 billion annually for its silence

Guo Wengei, exiled Chinese dissident, has alleged that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) allocates $2 billion every year to pay off the Vatican for its silence concerning atrocities by Beijing.Guo, in an interview on The War Room on June 20, said that the CCP earmarks massive sums each year to win the allegiance of foreign countries including the Vatican, Italy, and Australia."The Chinese Communist Party allocates 2 billion US dollars each year" to gain influence over the Vatican's internal policymaking and to pay for its silence on the CCP's repression of religious freedom, said the billionaire whistleblower.Guo had previously stated that China has drafted a complete strategy for world domination known by the initials "BGY," which stands for Blue (control the Internet), Gold (buy influenc...
China violated Panchsheel agreement on several occasions: Tibetan Youth Congress chief
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China violated Panchsheel agreement on several occasions: Tibetan Youth Congress chief

The chief of Tibetan Youth Congress, Gonpo Dhondup has accused Beijing of betraying New Delhi on several occasions despite having signed the Panchsheel Agreement in 1954."Former Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru visited China and signed the Panchsheel Treaty (The Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence). India has maintained friendly relations with China, but China is betraying India globally. After the Panchsheel Treaty, there was a war in 1962. And despite the dialogue there was another war in 1967 and there is a continuing war in 1975," Dhondup said.He said that India should not trust China, especially the Asian country's Communist regime."What China does is, first they encroach 20-30 kms of the territory and after continuous dialogue they step back 2-3 kms. So, they have already i...
Opposition lambastes PM Imran for saying Osama bin Laden was ‘martyred’
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Opposition lambastes PM Imran for saying Osama bin Laden was ‘martyred’

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has come under fire from opposition MPs after telling parliament that the US "martyred" Osama Bin Laden."I will never forget how we Pakistanis were embarrassed when the Americans came into Abbottabad and killed Osama Bin Laden, martyred him," Khan said in the National Assembly on June 25.Soon after, PML-N senior leader Khawaja Asif lambasted Imran Khan over his speech in which he referred to slain Al Qaeda leader and the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks Osama bin Laden as "martyred"."Imran Khan called Osama bin Laden shaheed (martyred). Bin Laden brought terrorism to our lands, he was a terrorist through and through and he [premier] calls him shaheed?" said Asif during the National Assembly session.In a late-night tweet, Special Assistant to the Prime Mini...
After occupying Tibet, Chinese leaders said they’ll go for Nepal, Ladakh, Bhutan: President of Tibetan government in exile
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After occupying Tibet, Chinese leaders said they’ll go for Nepal, Ladakh, Bhutan: President of Tibetan government in exile

As Nepal gets closer with China, the Tibetan government in exile warned the KP Oli government of China's "expansionist policies" and said that the whole subcontinent has been on the radar of Chinese leaders since the 1960s after the occupation of Tibet.The President of the Tibetan government in exile, Lobsang Sangay has said that Beijing was looking to accomplish its 'Five Finger' plan for Tibet as was stated by Chinese leadership."After the occupation of Tibet, in the 60s, Chinese leaders have said Tibet is the Palm, now they have to go for 5 fingers-Ladakh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh. So in 2017, you have Doklam incident that borders Sikkim and Bhutan, and then now you have Ladakh. This is all part of the grand, long term expansionist strategy which they had and are impl...
IMDA CEO Tan Kiat How to leave post, expected to enter politics in upcoming Singapore general election
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IMDA CEO Tan Kiat How to leave post, expected to enter politics in upcoming Singapore general election

SINGAPORE - Mr Tan Kiat How, chief executive of the Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA), will step down on Saturday (June 20). He is the latest of a string of senior public servants to have recently left their posts. Party sources have tipped them to enter politics under the banner of the ruling People's Action Party in the upcoming general election, with Mr Tan possibly fielded in East Coast GRC. The constituency, which was hotly contested by the Workers' Party in previous elections, is expected to see two MPs leave - Mr Lim Swee Say and Mr Lee Yi Shyan. Mr Tan was a guest speaker in a webinar on digitalisation for East Coast residents and MPs last Saturday (June 13). Earlier this month, he also took part in a webinar on job opportunities and digital skills, hosted b...
India demands immediate access to restore ‘vandalized’ Buddhist structures in Gilgit-Baltistan
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India demands immediate access to restore ‘vandalized’ Buddhist structures in Gilgit-Baltistan

A week after images of vandalized Buddhist carvings surfaced on social media, India sought immediate access to the area in Pakistan occupied Gilgit-Baltistan where Buddhist archaeological sites have been destroyed for its expert team to restore vandalized structures.“We have conveyed our strong concern at reports of vandalism, defacement and destruction of invaluable Indian Buddhist heritage located in so called “Gilgit-Baltistan” area of the Indian territory under illegal and forcible occupation of Pakistan,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said on Wednesday.Srivastava said “egregious activities” of this nature which display contempt for the ancient civilizational and cultural heritage are “highly condemnable”."It is a matter of grave concern that the Buddhist sym
What happened to Tibet could also happen to India, warns Tibetan PMexile
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What happened to Tibet could also happen to India, warns Tibetan PMexile

Lobsang Sangay, President of the Tibetan government-in exile, has warned that Ladakh is the latest addition to China’s expansionist policy and that “what happened to Tibet, could also happen to India”.Lately, China’s People’s Liberation Army has made alarming advances towards the Line of Actual Control (LAC) which extends from Ladakh in the north to as far as Arunachal Pradesh in the north-east.Since the beginning of May, the Chinese army has been attempting to encroach into Indian Territory which has also led to multiple face-offs between troops from both sides.Looking back at the shared history between China, India and Tibet, Sangay said: “If we look at history, India never shared a border with China, but it has always shared a border with Tibet. During that period, Indo-Tibetan border w
Indonesian President thanks Modi for pharma supplies
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Indonesian President thanks Modi for pharma supplies

The two leaders discussed issues related to citizens stuck in each other’s nations       Indonesian President Joko Widodo has appreciated India’s efforts in in ensuring continued supplies of pharmaceutical products to his country in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.   In a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, the two leaders discussed issues related to their citizens present in each other’s countries, and agreed that their teams would remain in touch to ensure all possible facilitation in this regard, according to an official release.   “Discussed COVID-19 pandemic with good friend President @Jokowi,” the PM tweeted after the call. Modi assured the Indonesian President that India would do its best to prevent disruption in supplies of medical produ
Tribes along India-Myanmar border dream of a ‘united Nagaland’
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Tribes along India-Myanmar border dream of a ‘united Nagaland’

Dozens of Naga tribes yearn to reunite the 3 million living in India with their 400,000 estranged cousins in Myanmar.The king of the Konyak tribe sleeps in Myanmar, but eats in India - his house, village and people divided by a mountain border which serves as a vulnerable lifeline now severed by a coronavirus lockdown. The Konyak are just one of dozens of Naga tribes, a people yearning to reunite the 3 million living in India with their 400,000 estranged - and much poorer - cousins in Myanmar's isolated far north.Many from Myanmar cross the border to attend school, sell vegetables or visit a hospital, as it is a days-long journey by foot to the nearest town in Myanmar. Even in normal times, they live at the mercy of Indian soldiers guarding checkpoints against the threat of armed groups fi