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Dalai: China will avoid military confrontationThe Dalai Lama at the Professor ML Sondhi Prize for International Politics-2016 in New Delhi. MR Bhui

Dalai: China will avoid military confrontation

28 Apr 2017 | 1:58 AM

NEW DELHI: Tibet’s spiritual leader the Dalai Lama today said China would desist from military confrontation with India considering the latter’s military and geographical might.

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Ravi S Singh

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 27

Tibet’s spiritual leader the Dalai Lama today said China would desist from military confrontation with India considering the latter’s military and geographical might.

While receiving “Professor ML Sondhi Prize for International Politics-2016”, the Dalia Lama ruled out China’s mis-adventurism against India and said the neighbouring country was a “totalitarian which has not much future. Its leaders are fighting how to retain power”. On China’s belligerence over his recent visit to Arunachal Pradesh, he said: “India is not a small country; militarily it is gaining.”

“When they (China) think of indulging in conflict with India, they will have also to think of the simmering unrest in Tibet,” the spiritual leader said. He described the Chinese reaction as “sad” and “unusual”. He said India had a right on the environmental issues and ecology of Tibet. Hence, it should raise the issue of the Brahmaputra, which originates in Tibet, with Chinese authorities.

Several reports say the Chinese regime has been tampering with the flow of the river by diverting its course.

Prof Sondhi, a native of Punjab, was Bharatiya Jana Sangh MP from Delhi (1967-71). Earlier, he was in the India Foreign Service from which he resigned and joined Jawaharlal Nehru University to become Professor at International Affairs. The award was instituted by the Professor ML Sondhi Memorial Trust and the ML Sondshi Institute for Asia-Pacific Affairs in 2003. Former Union Minister Arun Shourie presented the award and addressed the gathering, besides former Foreign Secretary Lalit Mansingh and Madhur Santanam Sondhi.

India wants Pak to give certificate on Jadhav’s health

28 Apr 2017 | 1:58 AM

NEW DELHI: India today asked Pakistan for a certificate on the health condition of Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been awarded death sentence by a military court in Islamabad after it found him guilty of espionage.

Give info on sexual harassment cases to victims within 48 hrs: CIC

28 Apr 2017 | 1:58 AM

NEW DELHI: Information on sexual harassment cases should be provided to victims within 48 hours under the Right to Information Act as it pertains to their “life and liberty”, the Central Information Commission has held.

3 Naga officials in NIA net for funding terror

28 Apr 2017 | 1:58 AM

GUWAHATI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested three Nagaland Government officials for alleged involvement in large-scale extortion and illegal tax collection on behalf of the banned National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) from various government agencies in the state.

Pick Lokpal without Oppn leader on board: SC to govt

Pick Lokpal without Oppn leader on board: SC to govt

28 Apr 2017 | 9:27 AM

NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court on Thursday gave the green signal to the Narendra Modi government to proceed with the appointment of Lokpal, saying there was no legal hurdle in appointing the country’s first anti-corruption watchdog without the Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Lok Sabha being on the selection panel.

Govt backs plea against WhatsApp privacy policy

28 Apr 2017 | 1:58 AM

NEW DELHI: The NDA government on Thursday came out in support of two students who have challenged WhatsApp’s new privacy policy before the Supreme Court.

500-yr-old idol worth Rs45 cr seized in Siliguri

500-yr-old idol worth Rs45 cr seized in Siliguri

28 Apr 2017 | 1:58 AM

NEW DELHI: The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) has seized a 500-year-old rare metal sculpture of Lord Vishnu.

IIM-A director quits year before end of tenure

28 Apr 2017 | 1:58 AM

NEW DELHI: Ashish Nanda, the director of the prestigious Indian Institute of Management (IIM)-Ahmedabad, has stepped down, more than a year before his tenure was scheduled to end, citing personal reasons.

After terror threat, Yogi orders raising walls around holy sites

28 Apr 2017 | 1:58 AM

LUCKNOW: Amid intelligence warning that an ISI-trained group in the garb of Hindu seers might strike prominent religious sites in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has called for construction of boundary walls around the holy spots.

Bought Haryana land with my money, not Vadra’s: Priyanka

28 Apr 2017 | 1:58 AM

NEW DELHI: Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s daughter Priyanka Vadra tonight said there was no relation between the source of funding for her properties and the money of her husband Robert Vadra.

EC bribery: Delhi cops in TN with Dhinakaran

EC bribery: Delhi cops in TN with Dhinakaran

28 Apr 2017 | 1:58 AM

NEW DELHI: AIADMK (Amma) leader TTV Dhinakaran was today taken to Tamil Nadu by the Delhi Police, two days after he was arrested in connection with an alleged bribery case.

Tata Safari to replace Army Gypsy

Tata Safari to replace Army Gypsy

28 Apr 2017 | 1:58 AM

NEW DELHI: The Army will now start using an upgraded Tata Safari vehicle to replace the three-decade-old Maruti Gypsy for movement.

Ram Lila, Raslila back in Ayodhya, Mathura

28 Apr 2017 | 1:58 AM

LUCKNOW: Stopped abruptly several years ago, the traditional Ram Lila will return to the Ayodhya stage during Dussehra celebrations this year on the directions of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

30 JNU students told to join sedition probe

28 Apr 2017 | 1:58 AM

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police has served a notice on Jawaharlal Nehru University asking 30 of its students to join the probe in a sedition case over an event where anti-national slogans were allegedly raised last year.

Won’t join BJP, says Kamat

28 Apr 2017 | 1:58 AM

NEW DELHI: In a severe indictment of the state of inertia in Congress, senior leader Gurudas Kamat today said his heart was not in the job anymore and he had asked to be relieved of all party positions.

SYL hearing now on July 11

28 Apr 2017 | 1:58 AM

NEW DELHI: Terming it a question of dignity of a decree passed by it, the Supreme Court today reiterated that its order for construction of the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal must be implemented.

CBSE may hold NET once a year

28 Apr 2017 | 1:58 AM

NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Secondary Education has proposed conducting the National Eligibility Test (NET), a qualifying exam for recruitment of college and university teachers, once a year due to the poor response it received.

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SpiceJet to offer visa services for Dubai

28 Apr 2017 | 1:58 AM

New Delhi: No-frills airline SpiceJet will provide visa services for Indian passengers travelling to Dubai on its flights.

Police asks 30 JNU students to join probe in sedition case

Police asks 30 JNU students to join probe in sedition case

27 Apr 2017 | 10:00 PM

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police has served a notice to JNU asking 30 of its students to join the probe in a sedition case over an event where anti-national slogans were allegedly raised last year.

Tearful adieu to Vinod Khanna, son Sakshi lights funeral pyre

Tearful adieu to Vinod Khanna, son Sakshi lights funeral pyre

27 Apr 2017 | 9:54 PM

MUMBAI: A large number of Bollywood personalities attended the last rites of veteran actor-turned-BJP politician Vinod Khanna at the Worli Hindu Crematorium here on Thursday evening.

‘Misconception’ that only diesel pollutes: govt to NGT

‘Misconception’ that only diesel pollutes: govt to NGT

27 Apr 2017 | 9:44 PM

NEW DELHI: The government on Thursday told the National Green Tribunal that there was a “misconception” that only diesel pollutes the environment.

Boys dominate JEE Main ranks, again

Boys dominate JEE Main ranks, again

27 Apr 2017 | 10:15 PM

NEW DELHI: JEE Mains 2017 results once again reveal the acute gender imbalance in India’s technical education sector with girls failing to make top grades and boys dominating rankings like always.

Govt lends support to students challenging WhatsApp privacy policy

Govt lends support to students challenging WhatsApp privacy policy

27 Apr 2017 | 10:10 PM

NEW DELHI: The NDA government on Thursday came out in support of two students who have challenged WhatsApp’s new privacy policy before the Supreme Court.

Proposal to rename Teen Murti Marg, Chowk after Israeli city deferred: NDMC

27 Apr 2017 | 9:12 PM

NEW DELHI: The proposal to rename the iconic Teen Murti Marg and Teen Murti Chowk, after Israel city 'Haifa' has been deferred, the NDMC claimed on Thursday hours after its vice chairman had announced clearance of the move.

Kupwara attack: Escaped death twice, braveheart solider guns down 2 militants

Kupwara attack: Escaped death twice, braveheart solider guns down 2 militants

27 Apr 2017 | 9:09 PM

SRINAGAR: When his camp came under fire from militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara on Thursday, gunner Rishi Kumar, who was on a sentry duty, single-handedly killed two assassins and injured the third as he gave death the slip twice.

FIR against Shilpa Shetty, Kundra in cheating case

27 Apr 2017 | 8:54 PM

MUMBAI: Maharashtra Police booked Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty and her businessman husband Raj Kundra for allegedly duping a textile firm owner of Rs 24 lakh on Thursday.

India successfully test-fires Agni III missile

27 Apr 2017 | 8:26 PM

BHUBANESWAR: India on Thursday successfully test-fired its intermediate-range ballistic missile Agni-III from Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast.

Vegetarian dishes irk groom, bride finds another man

Vegetarian dishes irk groom, bride finds another man

27 Apr 2017 | 8:26 PM

MUZAFFARNAGAR: Guests at a wedding in Uttar Pradesh saw that first hand when a groom refused to solemnise his marriage after seeing that only vegetarian dishes were being served at the wedding feast on Thursday.

Petty corruption witnesses decline in India: Report

Petty corruption witnesses decline in India: Report

27 Apr 2017 | 7:39 PM

NEW DELHI: In the last over a decade petty corruption in India has witnessed a “perceptible decline”, claimed Centre for Media Studies (CMS), an independent think tank, in its report titled “Petty Corruption on Decline: Perception or Reality”.

After Sukma attack, CRPF set to overhaul anti-Naxal ops in Bastar

After Sukma attack, CRPF set to overhaul anti-Naxal ops in Bastar

27 Apr 2017 | 7:10 PM

NEW DELHI: The CRPF is set to overhaul its anti-Naxal operations in the south Bastar region of Chhattisgarh in the aftermath of one of the biggest attacks on the force in the state on Monday and a fresh offensive is expected to be launched soon.

Clamour for mid-term polls in Maharashtra grows within BJP

27 Apr 2017 | 6:56 PM

MUMBAI: After its victory in local body elections across the country, the clamour for mid-term elections in Maharashtra is getting louder in the state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Swear that you will not betray party: Kejriwal to AAP councillors

Swear that you will not betray party: Kejriwal to AAP councillors

27 Apr 2017 | 7:39 PM

NEW DELHI: A day after Delhi civic election results were out, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday met the newly-elected Aam Aadmi Party councillors and administered them a “pledge of honesty”, urging them “not to betray the party”.

IIM Ahmedabad director resigns a year before his tenure ends

27 Apr 2017 | 5:39 PM

NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad Ashish Nanda has quit his position citing personal reasons more than a year before his tenure ends.

Udaipur boy tops JEE-Main, scores 100 per cent

Udaipur boy tops JEE-Main, scores 100 per cent

27 Apr 2017 | 8:27 PM

NEW DELHI: Kalpit Veerval, hailing from Udaipur in Rajasthan, has topped the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)-Main with a perfect 100 per cent score.

Jadhav’s trial conducted in a ‘transparent’ manner: Pak

Jadhav’s trial conducted in a ‘transparent’ manner: Pak

27 Apr 2017 | 5:11 PM

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday stuck to its stand on Kulbhushan Jadhav’s sentencing, saying the military court’s ruling was based on specific evidence and the trial was conducted in a “transparent” manner.

Non-payment of Rs 1,500 cr will land Subrata Roy in jail: SC

Non-payment of Rs 1,500 cr will land Subrata Roy in jail: SC

27 Apr 2017 | 9:39 PM

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday extended till June 19 the parole of Sahara chief Subrata Roy with a warning that failure to meet the deadline of June 15 for the payment of Rs 1,500 crore would land him in prison once again.

Rajasthan MLA kicks up row; uses foul language against media

27 Apr 2017 | 4:38 PM

JAIPUR: A day after tendering an apology over his comments on BR Ambedkar, BJP MLA Vijay Bansal has courted another controversy by using derogatory language against the media.

UP CM orders construction of boundary walls around holy spots

UP CM orders construction of boundary walls around holy spots

27 Apr 2017 | 3:27 PM

LUCKNOW: Amid Intelligence warning that an ISI-trained group in the garb of Hindu seers might strike prominent religious sites in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has called for construction of boundary walls around the holy spots.

Modi, Rajnath, Sonia, film industry condole Vinod Khanna’s death

Modi, Rajnath, Sonia, film industry condole Vinod Khanna’s death

27 Apr 2017 | 5:25 PM

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI: PM Narendra Modi on Thursday condoled the demise of Vinod Khanna, saying he would be remembered as a popular actor and a dedicated leader.

Suspected burglar dies despite cops donating blood

27 Apr 2017 | 3:03 PM

NEW DELHI: A suspected burglar has died after the police shot at him, and then donated blood to save his life.

Suresh Prabhu rules out privatisation of Railways

Suresh Prabhu rules out privatisation of Railways

27 Apr 2017 | 2:49 PM

NEW DELHI: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has ruled out privatisation of the Indian Railways, saying it cannot ignore the common man who depends hugely on the public transporter. “You cannot say Railways’ problems will be solved by privatisation,” he said on Wednesday. “The solution should be an outcome based approach."

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