Today : Monday - Sep 01, 2014, 04:45pm (GMT+5.5)
All News  
Top News
National News
International News
Business News
Sports News
   » Cricket
   » Football
Entertainment News
Sci - Tech
Politics News
Health & Fitness
Education
Travel
Lifestyle
Gulf News
Featured
 
::| Latest News
News in Pictures

Seemingly unfazed at being ousted from the Asian Athletics Association, scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi on Monday said losing the presidential re-election bid to Qatar’s Dahlan Jumaan Al-Hamad has actually given him a chance to work at the “grassroots” level.
“I have no issues today and I congratulate Mr Al-Hamad for being elected as President. I am rather relieved that I will be able to work at the grassroots level in athletics,” Mr. Kalmadi said after losing the vote during the ongoing AAA Congress in Pune.

National News
 

Tibetan youth who immolated himself cremated

Friday - Mar 30, 2012, 04:30pm (GMT+5.5)
[+] Text [-]

Dharamsala - Thousands of Tibetan exiles gathered in this Himachal town Friday for the funeral of a man who immolated himself earlier this week in Delhi demanding freedom for Tibet.

Tawu Jamphel Yeshi’s coffin was placed in the morning at the hilltop Tsuglagkhang temple near the official palace of the Dalai Lama, where a mass prayer meeting was held.

Yeshi, a member of the Tibetan Youth Congress, immolated himself Monday to protest the visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao to India. He succumbed to burn injuries Wednesday.

Later, the body was taken to a local crematorium where the last rites were performed according to traditional Tibetan Buddhist custom.

The pyre was lit by a senior member of the TYC, the largest Tibetan pro-independence group in exile.

The prayer session was addressed, among others, by parliament speaker Penpa Tsering.

"Hu Jintao is responsible for two more deaths since he came to India. The question is how many more Tibetan lives has to be lost before the issue of Tibet is resolved," asked Tsering.

A statement of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) said it’s saddened to learn of the self-immolation by a young Tibetan in Ngaba in northeastern Tibet March 28.

"We urge the Chinese leadership to heed the recommendations of the international community on its counter-productive policies and address the problem of Tibet through dialogue," said Dicki Chhoyang, CTA minister for information and international relations.

Since 2009, 31 Tibetans have set themselves on fire calling for freedom and the return of the Dalai Lama to his homeland.

Nearly six million Tibetans live in Tibet while over 150,000 live in other countries, most of them in India.





|

Rating (Votes: )   

blog comments powered by Disqus

Other Articles:
Child labour at Goa's top medical facility? (30th Mar, 2012)
Green tribunal scraps Posco's $12bn Odisha project (30th Mar, 2012)
PM backs dialogue to resolve West Asia crisis (30th Mar, 2012)
EC stops vote counting in Jharkhand, Uttarakhand Rajya Sabha polls (30th Mar, 2012)
Private participation vital to expedite development in northeast: Plan panel (30th Mar, 2012)
BJP backtracks, votes for JMM candidate (30th Mar, 2012)
Congress mulling organisational changes in UP, Punjab (30th Mar, 2012)
Construction worker killed in gas leak (30th Mar, 2012)
Land for Ambedkar memorial soon (30th Mar, 2012)
'Have already said all I wanted to', says General Singh (30th Mar, 2012)
Ranchi police say probing link of Rs.2 crore seized from car to Jharkhand Rajya Sabha polls (30th Mar, 2012)
Name of Pak doctor who helped CIA track Osama put on Exit Control List (30th Mar, 2012)
Reduce dependence on foreign firms, says General Singh (30th Mar, 2012)
Most Members of Parliament are not respectable: Kejriwal (30th Mar, 2012)
General KT Parnaik says Army prepared to face any trouble (30th Mar, 2012)
A 32 cars less in fleet as Akhilesh goes on austerity drive (30th Mar, 2012)
High court seeks government's clarification on Tejinder Singh's plea (30th Mar, 2012)
Lok Sabha takes a break till April 24 (30th Mar, 2012)
Court stays new Shirdi temple board of trustees (30th Mar, 2012)
Seven more Tibetan protestors arrested (30th Mar, 2012)
Kanpur cop dies after being shot inside police station (30th Mar, 2012)
Andhra town tense after communal violence (30th Mar, 2012)
Rajya Sabha members raise concern over Jharkhand cash seizure (30th Mar, 2012)
India tests BrahMos supersonic cruise missile (30th Mar, 2012)
Rumours on Geelani's health during a mock drill (30th Mar, 2012)




Contact Us | Advertise with Us | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use