Dharamshala

  • Himachal Pradesh: CM Virbhadra attacks BJP leader Dhumal, son over HPCA case September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Himachal Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Sunday demanded that BJP leader Prem Kumar Dhumal and his son and Lok Sabha MP Anurag Thakur abstain from holding any public office till they are cleared of charges in the case of land allotment to Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association. A...
  • 'Sadhu' commits suicide in a religious place April 27, 2014

    A 40-year-old 'sadhu' has allegedly committed suicide following an argument with a 'sadhvi' at a dharamshala in Muzaffarnagar's Shukartal, police said on Sunday. The victim, Om Brahamchari Anil committed suicide yesterday by shooting himself in a dharamshala, police said, adding he was living with a woman 'sadhvi' Anusuiya (55). Following a...
  • Shimla witnesses heavy snowfall; foggy morning in Delhi February 16, 2014

    New Delhi: No respite from weather woes in North India. Shimla on Saturday witnessed heavy snowfall while Delhi woke up to substantial fog on Sunday. The minimum temperature was recorded at minus one degrees Celsius in Shimla. The Met officials have said that the snowfall is likely to continue. ...
  • Dharamshala film fest starts on a high note with 'The Lunchbox' October 25, 2013

    Dharamsala: The second edition of Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF) Thursday began with the screening of 'The Lunchbox', which proved to be an inspiring choice to open the event. This unusual yet mesmerising love story starring Irrfan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Nimrat Kaur opened to a packed house in Tibetan Institute of...
  • 'The Lunchbox' to open Dharamshala International Film Festival October 23, 2013

    Dharamsala: With some of the best indie films from Poland, Sri Lanka, Australia and Laos participating, the second edition of the Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF), starting Thursday in McLeod Ganj, promises to enrich viewers' exoerience about different societies and cultures. Being organised in the scenic locales of Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh,...
  • Dharamsala: Tibet museum celebrates 53rd anniversary of government-in-exile September 3, 2013

    The Tibetan government-in-exile, which came into existence formally in Dharamshala 53 years ago, on Monday asserted again its demand of equal rights for the people of Tibet in China, as enjoyed by other ethnic minorities there. To mark the 53rd anniversary of its democracy day in-exile, the Tibet museum in Dharamshala...
  • Joe rooted to reality despite good start January 26, 2013

    Dharamshala: Young British batsman Joe Root, who has made an impressive start to his career by scoring runs consistently against India, on Saturday said the key to his success lies in the ability to adapt to different situations quickly. After playing a brilliant knock of 73 on debut at Nagpur Test,...
  • Sunny weather expected ahead of Dharamsa January 24, 2013

    Shimla: Sunny weather with the snow-clad Dhauladhar peaks in the backdrop will welcome cricket fans for the fifth and final ODI between India and England at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) stadium in the hilly town of Dharamsala Sunday. "The minimum temperature of Dharamsala was 4.4 degrees Celsius Thursday but...
  • Mussoorie: Class IX student delivers baby girl February 25, 2012

    Dehradun: A student of Class IX of a government school has given birth to a baby girl in the hill town of Mussoorie, prompting the police to launch an investigation in the matter. The 16-year-old girl, who hails from Arunanchal Pradesh, was living in the hostel of the Central government-run...
  • New Tibet PM expects Dalai Lama return to Tibet April 28, 2011

    Washington: The newly elected Prime Minister of Tibet's government-in-exile predicted that the 76-year-old Dalai Lama will return during his lifetime to the homeland he fled five decades ago. In Dharmsala, India, the Tibetan spiritual leader's exile headquarters, Harvard legal scholar Lobsang Sangay was declared on Wednesday as the winner of a...
  • Lobsang Sangay to be new Tibetan PM-in-exile April 27, 2011

    Chandigarh: Lobsang Sangay, senior fellow of Harvard Law School, will be the next "Kalon Tripa" or the Prime Minister of the Tibetan Government in Exile. The election results of Tibetan Parliament-in-exile and Prime Minister were announced in Dharamshala on Wednesday in which Sangay was declared the winner. The results were announced...
  • Have greater transparency: Dalai Lama to China March 10, 2011

    Dharamsala: After having dissuaded exiled Tibetans from taking any harsh stand or action against China, Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, on Thursday took Beijing and its leadership head-on - telling them to ensure greater transparency and freedom in their functioning. Delivering his annual speech to mark the 52nd anniversary of...
  • Dharamshala being considered as IPL venue March 7, 2009

    New Delhi: Indian Premier League (IPL) Commissioner and Chairman Lalit Modi has informed CNN-IBN that Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh may be considered as a possible venue for hosting some of the Twenty20 championship matches in the second season. The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association has promised that floodlights will be provided at...
  • Tibetan exiles play down shift from China policy November 17, 2008

    Dharamsala Tibetan exiles played down on Monday speculation of a challenge to the Dalai Lama's "middle way approach" to China, at the start of a special meeting to discuss their policy of pushing for autonomy in the region. "A change in policy need not come from this meeting," the Tibetan...
  • Tibetan exiles play down shift from China policy November 17, 2008

    Dharamsala Tibetan exiles played down on Monday speculation of a challenge to the Dalai Lama's "middle way approach" to China, at the start of a special meeting to discuss their policy of pushing for autonomy in the region. "A change in policy need not come from this meeting," the Tibetan...
  • Dalai Lama needs rest, treatment: Doctors August 29, 2008

    Mumbai: Doctors at the Lilavati Hospital & Research Centre, where Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, is undergoing 'medical examination', said on Friday that there was no cause for concern and the Dalai Lama only needed rest and medical treatment. Certain medical tests were conducted on Friday on the Nobel peace...
  • Dalai Lama ill, docs advise three-week rest August 29, 2008

    Dharamshala: Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has complained of some discomfort in breathing and exhaustion and doctors on Wednesday advised him three weeks of rest. The doctors, who attended to him on Wednesday have asked him to cancel all his appointments for three weeks, a communique form his office in Macleodganj...
  • Kin mourns Dharamshala bus mishap June 22, 2007

    A family member of one of the victims who died in the Dharamshala bus accident talks about the tragedy. ...
  • 11 dead in Himachal bus accident June 22, 2007

    New Delhi: At least 11 people were killed and 24 injured in a bus accident near Dharamshala on Wednesday night. The bus, which was travelling from Delhi to Dharamshala, fell into a gorge in Kainchimode. Police say the driver lost control of the bus while negotiating a curve. All the 35...
  • Miss Tibet puts politics on the ramp October 16, 2006

    McLeodganj: Braving a controversial "swimwear" round and questions about Tibet's "freedom struggle", a sociology student born in India has won the annual Miss Tibet beauty pageant held by Tibetans living in exile. Organiser Lobsang Wangyal says the pageant is not a political event but a celebration of "beautiful, elegant, brave and...
  • Exiled Tibetians hold beauty contest October 14, 2006

    Dharamshala: As beauty pageants go, this is one with a difference. Tibetans living in exile in India gathered in Dharmshala to crown Miss Tibet 2006. There was only one participant for the Miss Tibet crown last year but the 2006 pageant had a record six contestants turning up in Dharmshala -...
  • Satyagraha buried in its birthplace August 19, 2006

    Champaran: The British forced the poor farmers of Champaran district in Bihar to grow indigo and other cash crops. Unable to grow food crops necessary for their survival, the farmers were forced to live in extreme poverty. Their plight gave birth to the first mass movement during the independence struggle. Hazarimal...