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Tibet receives over 6.8 mln tourists in H1

LHASA, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) — More than 6.8 million Chinese and foreign tourists visited southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region in the first half of 2016, up 31.9 percent year on year, authorities said Thursday. Tourism revenue during the period increased by 32.1 percent year on year to 7 billion yuan …

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Unstable Nepal not good for India

BY M.K. BHADRAKUMAR Nepal’s Prime Minister K. P. Oli resigned on Sunday seeing the writing on the wall that his main coalition partner ‘Maoist’ leader Prachanda has struck a Faustian deal of power-sharing with the main opposition party Nepali Congress in a political conspiracy with domestic and external ramifications. The …

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Oli’s fall is good news for India, Prachanda likely to be next PM

By Indrani Bagchi NEW DELHI: As Nepal moved on Sunday to finally dislodge prime minister KP Oli+, it was a positive development so far as India is concerned. Faced with a no-confidence motion, Oli resigned on Sunday, paving the way for a Prachanda-led Maoist-Nepali Congress government in Kathmandu. While the …

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South China Sea or South China See?

By Zhou Lei   The recent South China Sea arbitration case has stirred China’s academic and media world into a discursive cauldron, within one week, thousands of articles from various knowledge backgrounds and disciplines dominated the news headline when China retired high-ranking official Dai Bingguo dismissed the arbitration decision as …

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Kashmir burns again

By Iqbl The nation prepares for Black Day to demonstrate its solidarity with the suffering Kashmiris in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK). The cause of the Kashmiri people enjoys national support undercutting all sorts of divides. Horrendous episode of martyrdom of innocent Kashmiri brethren at the hands of Indian security forces …

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Another Kashmiri leader martyred

By Shoukat Protests erupted after Indian security forces martyred 22-year-yound Kashmir leader Burhan Wani on July 8, 2016. A new wave of Indian brutalities has set in with the martyr of an eminent leader. Despite a curfew in the Indian-held Kashmir and brutal tactics of Indian police and other security …

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Foreign experts marvel at rapid development of Tibet

LHASA, July 10 (Xinhua) — Foreign researchers and journalists attending the Forum on the Development of Tibet have been awestruck by what they have seen in the regional capital Lhasa. The Tibetan miracle is the result of massive effort by the Chinese government to foster productive enterprises, said Mewati Sitaram …

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Panchen Lama to give rare Buddhist ritual in Tibet

LHASA, July 12 (Xinhua) — Panchen Lama Bainqen Erdini Qoigyijabu will give an important four-day Buddhist ritual known as Kalachakra in Zhaxi Lhunbo Lamasery in Xigaze, southwest China’s Tibet, later this month. The temple and the Buddhist Association in Xigaze jointly announced on Tuesday that the Kalachakra service will last …

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India’s intolerance on minorities and anti-Pakistan moves

India which apparently, claims to be the largest democracy, acting upon the principles of liberalism and secularism has broken all the records of violence, genocide and massacre perpetrated on various ethnic and religious groups, entailing the community of its own lower castes. Taking note of the growing intolerance and plight …

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US announces expansion of trade preferences for LDCs

Washington, D.C. – The United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) office announced the Annual Product Review under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program. This measure adds new duty-free status for travel goods – such as luggage, backpacks, handbags, and wallets – for Least Developed Beneficiary Developing Countries (LDBDCs), including Nepal. …

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