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The new Babel to India’s curse of personality worship

BY RAJA MURTHY FALSE pride recurs as a Tower of Babel curse of humanity, and the Indian government succumbed to this bane of Babel. Ignoring wisdom and protesting locals, Prime Minister NarendraModi inaugurated the “world’s tallest” statue, ironically of Indian freedom fighter SardarVallabhbhai Patel. It’s folly of the kind that …

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How opening-up changed China’s diplomacy

BY LI KAISHENG The year 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening-up. Tremendous changes have taken place in Chinese economy and society over the past 40 years. What have also changed are China’s diplomatic policies. Assessing these changes plays an important role in understanding the current state …

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Three captive African lion cubs survive on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

XINING, Nov. 9 (Xinhua) — Three six-month-old captive African lions have survived the extreme environment of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, a new record for those breeding the species on the plateau, according to the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau Wild Zoo that bred the animals. “The three female cubs, two of them being twins, …

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Tibet received over 30 million tourists in first 9 months

LHASA, Nov. 8 (Xinhua) — Tibet received 31.025 million tourists from home and abroad in the first nine months this year, a year-on-year growth of 29.9 percent, according to data released by the Commission of Tourism Development of Tibet Autonomous Region. Meanwhile, Tibet’s total tourism revenue reached 44.94 billion yuan …

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188 killed in Jakarta air crash

By Our Reporter An Indonesian Lion Air plane carrying 188 passengers and crew crashed into the sea Monday, officials said, moments after it had asked to be allowed to return to Jakarta, according to BBC. All the passengers were killed in the crash. The jet vanished from radar just 13 …

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India’s stand on Sri Lanka turmoil: Weigh options and watch

BY SUHASINI HAIDAR Hours after the dramatic turn of events in Colombo, that saw Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena withdraw support from the government of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and swear in former President Mahinda Rajapaksa instead, the Modi government appears to be weighing its options cautiously, for a number …

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Water level in Tibet barrier lake rises

LHASA, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) — Water levels are rising in a barrier lake formed following a landslide in the Yarlung Tsangpo River in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. According to the local disaster relief headquarters, the amount of water in the lake had reached 550 million cubic meters as of …

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Panchen Lama completes Buddhist activities in Tibet

LHASA, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) — The 11th Panchen Lama Bainqen Erdini Qoigyijabu returned to Beijing on Tuesday after three months of Buddhist activities in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region where he visited Buddhist sites and conducted rituals. During the three months, the Panchen Lama visited several monasteries, held Buddhist activities …

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Trump, don’t blow your own trumpet

BY DHANA CHANDRA SHRESTHA We all know the United States of America is the most powerful state in the world. It has a huge nuclear armament, it has a huge economy and it has a huge army. It is also true that many American soldiers have contributed greatly in fighting …

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India renounces dialogue for peace

BY C KIRAN HOW it was a sorry state to see offer of talks to India by Pakistani PM Imran Khan in earnest of peace, producing nothing but more chill in bilateral ties between two countries because of crude acts of Indian arrogance, negativity and insensitivity to counsel of peace …

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