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2011-04-03 06:15:00

India should seriously consider the melting glaciers in the Tibetan plateau, as millions of Indians rely on the water that comes from this region, says the Dalai Lama. Chinese experts are quoted by the spiritual leader as saying that the Tibetan glaciers were receding faster than anywhere else in the world. "India, a free country, I think should express more serious concern, that's I think important. This is nothing to do with politics, just everybody's interest, including Chinese people...

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2008-10-10 10:00:00

By Tim Sullivan Associated Press NEW DELHI -- Surgeons successfully removed a gallstone from the Dalai Lama on Friday, just days after doctors had cleared the Tibetan spiritual leader during a medical checkup, a spokesman said. Chhime R. Chhoekyapa called the surgery "a simple, routine procedure." The Nobel Prize-winning Buddhist elder, seen by many as the embodiment of Tibet's struggle for more freedom in China, was hospitalized in New Delhi on Thursday. He arrived in New Delhi earlier in...

2008-08-31 10:00:00

The Dalai Lama, hospitalized in India after suffering from stomach pains, joined in a 12-hour fast Saturday with other Tibetan Buddhist leaders. Doctors at the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai gave the Dalai Lama the go-ahead to participate, Press Trust of India reported. He was brought to the hospital by air several days ago for tests. In Dharamsala, the Dalai Lama's headquarters since his expulsion from Tibet, Samdhong Rinpoche, prime minister of the government in exile, addressed thousands of...

2008-08-28 06:00:54

By Somini Sengupta The Dalai Lama is exhausted. So announced his office in a statement Wednesday, which added that, on the advice of his personal physicians, he had canceled foreign trips for the next three weeks. The declaration of fatigue should come as no surprise to anyone aware of the rigorous schedule the 73-year-old monk keeps. It should, however, raise an alarm, to both the Chinese authorities and the millions of Tibetan Buddhists worldwide who consider him their spiritual...

2006-05-10 00:04:48

BEIJING (Reuters) - Tibetan Buddhist monks loyal to the exiled Dalai Lama stormed a monastery near Lhasa and attacked statues of a deity denounced by him, Chinese state media reported in a rare glimpse of religious dissension in disputed Tibet. Seventeen lamas entered the Ganden Monastery on March 14 and tore down two statues, including an image of Dorje Shugden, a deity criticized by the Dalai Lama since the 1970s, the Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday. Police were mobilized...

2006-04-13 01:19:11

By Benjamin Kang Lim HANGZHOU, China (Reuters) - Tibet's 11th Panchen Lama, anointed by China's atheist Communists but not by the Tibet's Dalai Lama, took center stage at the World Buddhist Forum on Thursday, defending China's record on religion. Chinese leaders opened the forum in the eastern city of Hangzhou with a pledge to respect religious freedom and seeking to ease fears the rise of the world's most populous nation would be a threat to the world. Gyaltsen Norbu, appointed in...