Doklam stand-off and Nepal

by Jainendra Jeevan Last month, India sent troops to block China’s efforts to build a road on the Doklam plateau. Currently regarded as Chinese territory, the Doklam plateau has also been claimed by Bhutan. With guns pointed at each other in the areas surrounding the disputed territory, the two Asian giants are also intensifying their…

Now you can pop to Everest… for BREAKFAST

By Sadie Whitelocks for MailOnline————————- When money is no object all sorts of possibilities for fine dining are on the table, with a Champagne breakfast in the foothills of Mount Everest being one of them. A plethora of travel companies are now offering ‘breakfast at Everest’ packages, with most costing in the region of £3,000…

Dalai Lama’s concern over climate change

Mubina Akhtar “Brahmaputra on one way sacred, one way trouble maker,” this was the observation made by the 14thDalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso in Dibrugarh during his recent tour of Assam. During an interaction programme with students of the Dibrugarh University in the University auditorium on April 3, the Tibetan spiritual leader said that due to…

Dalai Lama visits Tawang

AFP Tawang, 8 April: The Dalai Lama will Saturday address devotees at the monastery near India’s border with China where he took shelter on his flight from Tibet, drawing protests from Beijing which claims the Himalayan area as its territory. Huge crowds are expected to turn out for the 81-year-old monk on what may be…

Pasighat reaffirms opposition to big dam

by Chandan Kumar Duarah People of Pasighat region in Arunachal Pradesh resists big dam building in Siang river, the upstream of the Brahmaputra (Yarlung Zangbo) in India. People of Siang districts in Arunachal Pradesh have been agitating against more dam building on Siang river, the main water flow of Brahmaputra (Yarlung Zangbo) from Tibet, China.…