DALAI LAMA

  • Dalai Lama mourns Singapore ex-PM's demise 1 week ago

    Dharamsala: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Wednesday mourned the demise of veteran Singaporean leader and former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew. In a letter to his son Lee Hsien Loong, the current prime minister, the Nobel Peace laureate offered condolences to his family and the people of Singapore. Referring to...
  • Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia meet the Dalai Lama March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia on Sunday met Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in Delhi and said it was a "dream come true and a blessing". Kejriwal and Sisodia called on the Dalai Lama in Delhi and their meeting went on for 30...
  • China says Dalai Lama less and less influential, but must reincarnate March 11, 2015

    Beijing: Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is becoming less influential, both abroad and in Tibet, but his suggestion he will not reincarnate is still a "betrayal" of the religion and the country, a top Chinese official said on Wednesday. China says the Dalai Lama, who fled into exile in...
  • Paris attack: Anger to be blamed, says Dalai Lama January 13, 2015

    Kolkata: Terming the attacks in Paris as "awful wrongdoing", Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Tuesday said that short-sightedness, anger and ignorance of the perpetrators should be blamed for the violence. At least 17 people were killed in Paris last week in attacks at satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, a Jewish...
  • 3-day world Hindu conference starts today; Dalai Lama, Amit Shah, Mohan Bhagwat to attend November 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The three-day World Hindu conference will start on Friday with leaders like the Dalai Lama, BJP president Amit Shah, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat expected to be present. Union Ministers Smriti Irani, Nirmala Sitharaman and Nitin Gadkari are some other eminent names that will be attending the inaugural session of...
  • Nobel summit moved to Rome after Dalai Lama visa row November 17, 2014

    Johannesburg: A summit of Nobel peace laureates scheduled to be held in Cape Town has been moved to Rome after the South African government failed to issue a visa to the Dalai Lama, organisers said on Sunday. The gathering will now take place in the Italian city from December 12-14, the...
  • Snapshot: Supermodel Gisele Bundchen meets Dalai Lama November 4, 2014

    Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen and her family met spiritual leader Dalai Lama. Bundchen, 34, shared a photo on Instagram of the meeting.In the photo, Bundchen's 4-year-old son can be seen standing in front of His Holiness who bowed and cupped the boy's face. She stands behind her young son as...
  • India-West Indies players to meet the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala October 14, 2014

    Dharamsala: Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama will bless the India and West Indies cricketers ahead of the fourth One-day International at the scenic HPCA stadium on October 17. Both teams now head to the picturesque town in Himachal Pradesh following the cancellation of the third ODI in Vizag owing to cyclone...
  • Dalai Lama congratulates Malala, Satyarthi for wining Nobel Peace Prize October 11, 2014

    Dharamsala: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Saturday congratulated Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi for winning the Nobel Peace Prize, saying the award would serve as a reminder of the fundamental importance of education. In a missive to them, he said, "I am writing to congratulate you on your being...
  • China dismisses Dalai Lama's wish to visit Tibet October 8, 2014

    Beijing: China on Wednesday spurned the Dalai Lama's wish to visit Tibet, insisting that he should first genuinely give up his attempt to split the country and stop undertaking separatist activities to ensure his "personal future". "Our policy on the 14th Dalai Lama is consistent and clear. Instead of talking about...
  • Nobel summit suspended after Dalai Lama denied South Africa visa October 3, 2014

    Johannesburg: The mayor of Cape Town called off the city's annual summit of Nobel Peace Prize winners on Thursday to protest the South African government's refusal to issue a visa to the Dalai Lama, one of the invitees. "After extensive discussion and deliberation, it has been decided that the 2014 World...
  • Things are changing in China: Dalai Lama September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Chinese President Xi Jinping's open admission of Tibet playing a key role in China's culture is reflective of the change in the country's attitude, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said here on Monday. "Recently, President Xi Jinping in Paris publicly expressed the position that Buddhists have a very...
  • Jinping realistic, more principled than his predecessors: Dalai Lama September 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Saturday hailed Chinese President Xi Jinping as "more realistic" and said he seems to have "more principles" than his predecessors. He said there is no need of any conflict between India and China and "the only way is (to) remain peaceful on the...
  • India has great potential under Modi's leadership: Dalai Lama September 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Tibetan spiritual leader The Dalai Lama is hopeful that the new Chinese leadership will work towards better IndoChina relations. In an exclusive interview to CNNIBN, The Dalai Lama said, "China's leadership style has changed. The new leadership is talking about harmony. President Xi Jingping should promote harmony in neighboring...
  • Dalai Lama hopes for peace and better ties between India and China as Xi Jinping visits India September 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Tibetan leader Dalai Lama hopes for peace and better ties between India and China as the latter's President Xi Jinping visits India. According to Dalai Lama both these countries are strong players as they are emerging economies and maintaining a good relationship with each other is very vital for...
  • India and China look to put knotty relations on new footing September 17, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The electricity board in this Indian city has been instructed to avoid any power cuts and officials have been told to have their shoes polished and their shirts tucked in, nothing has been left to chance for this week's visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping. India's new Prime Minister, Narendra...
  • Dalai Lama mourns deaths in Kashmir floods September 11, 2014

    Dharamsala: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Thursday mourned the deaths in the devastating floods in Jammu and Kashmir and expressed his condolences to the families of the victims. In a missive to Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, the Dalai Lama expressed sadness at the loss of life and property. He wrote...
  • Vladimir Putin is 'selfcentred', says Dalai Lama September 7, 2014

    Berlin: Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama criticised Russia's President Vladimir Putin as "selfcentred" in a German newspaper interview on Sunday, saying Putin seems to want to "rebuild the Berlin Wall". "His attitude is: 'I, I, I'," the Dalai Lama said, pointing out that Putin had served as Russian President,...
  • South Africa requests Dalai Lama to defer visit September 6, 2014

    Dharamsala: South Africa on Saturday requested Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to defer his visit to Cape Town for this year only, his private office said. "We had a meeting with officials of the South African High Commission and foreign ministry here (in Delhi) and they requested his holiness to...
  • South Africa has not denied visa to the Dalai Lama: Envoy September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has not been denied a South African visa yet and the matter was still under consideration, the country's envoy said on Friday. Speaking to journalists at the Indian Women's Press Corps, South African High Commissioner to India FK Morule said he has "heard"...
  • China, Tibetan exiles work towards dialogue August 30, 2014

    Hamburg: With over 70 representatives from 15 countries, the "Finding Common Ground" SinoTibetan Conference in Hamburg concluded after deciding on a dialogue between the Chinese government and the Tibetan governmentinexile to end the current impasse. The conference took place on August 2628 and was attended by Tibetan Spiritual leader, the Dalai...
  • Photo: Is this the sweetest photo ever clicked of the delightfully humourous Dalai Lama? August 25, 2014

    His holiness, the Dalai Lama, is known for his childlike nature and deep wisdom. His sense of humour is legendary. When he met a group of Muslim women with their faces and head covered, the religious leader decided to fit in. For a group photo with the ladies the Dalai...
  • Hollywood actor Richard Gere in Leh for Dalai Lama's discourses July 7, 2014

    Leh: Hollywood actor Richard Gere is in Leh, the main town of the mountainous district of Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir, to attend to Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama's discourses, event organisers said Monday. He will also participate in the highly venerated Kalachakra (Wheel of Time) ceremony for world...
  • Dalai Lama urges Buddhists to halt Muslim violence July 7, 2014

    Leh: The Dalai Lama on Sunday reiterated his plea to Buddhists in Myanmar and Sri Lanka to halt violence against Muslims, in a speech to tens of thousands of devotees to mark his 79th birthday. In front of the massive crowd that included Hollywood film star Richard Gere in northern India,...
  • IndiaChina bilateral talks begin, border issue top agenda June 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The first round of bilateral talks between India and China after the Narendra Modi government took charge began on Sunday with the Chinese Foreign Minister calling upon Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi. Several outstanding issues including the boundary issue, stapled visas, as well as India's...
  • US asks China for "unconditional" talks with the Dalai Lama June 7, 2014

    Washington: The US has asked China to start "unconditional" talks with Tibetan Spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and address policies that have created tensions in Tibet. "As we have long said, we are deeply concerned about the poor human rights situation in Tibetan areas of China," State Department Deputy Spokesperson,...
  • Narendra Modi thanks world leaders for their good wishes May 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi has thanked world leaders for their good wishes over BJP's landslide victory in Lok Sabha elections and underscored India's strong ties with countries like Japan, Russia and Nepal. The Prime Ministerelect tweeted his gratitude to the Heads of State and Government, and other dignitaries since on...
  • Dalai Lama congratulates Narendra Modi for BJP's decisive victory May 17, 2014

    Dharamsala: Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Saturday congratulated Prime Ministerelect Narendra Modi for BJP's decisive victory in the general elections. In a letter to Modi, the spiritual leader stated that India is the world's largest democratic nation and the most stable in South Asia with a deep tradition of...
  • The struggle for freedom as elucidated in 'Windhorse' May 1, 2014

    One of the reasons as to why Windhorse is such a powerful novel is because of the topic it deals with. The occupation of Tibet by China exceeds into become more than a political move. It is a cultural occupancy, and it threatens to obliterate all that the natives of...
  • Sinful to discriminate against leprosy patients: Dalai Lama March 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Even though India has achieved the World Health Organisation's (WHO) elimination level for leprosy, the social stigma associated with the disease is still prevalent, Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has said. "This is a physical condition like any other and people should not look down upon others. All human...