A funeral with mass public participation was held in Ladakh for a martyred Tibetan soldier. Company Leader Nyima Tenzin, of the Special Frontier Force, was killed in a landmine explosion during an operation at the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh, on August 29-30. The army truck carrying his mortal remains was adorned with the Indian tricolour and the Tibetan flag. Many people followed the truck on their vehicles, carrying the same flags. Chants of 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' and 'Tibet Desh Ki Jai' were heard at the venue of the cremation. The forces bid adieu to the fallen soldier with full military honours, including a gun salute by a ceremonial guard. The solemn ceremony was attended by top politicians like Ram Madhav and Lok Sabha member Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, both from the Bharatiya Janata Party. As per experts, this was the first time that a soldier of the SFF was given a public funeral. It could be seen as a message to China amid the current border standoff. Chinese forces also occupy Tibet, and India has acted as a haven for Tibetans, including their spiritual leader Dalai Lama, fleeing persecution.
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Locals in Devachan area of Leh who gathered for the funeral of Special Frontier Force Commando Nyima Tenzing raised slogans like 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' and 'Indian Army Zindabad'. Ladakh MP Jamyang Namgyal and BJP's National General Secretary Ram Madhav attended his funeral. Tenzing lost his life in an anti-personnel mine blast near the Line of Actual Control in the last week of August.
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur reacted on two associates of Chinese national Charlie Peng have been identified in the state. He said that it has been reported that Charlie Peng, has contact with two people in Himachal Pradesh. One of which is a citizen of China. The police have detained him; people of Intelligence Bureau are also questioning them. He said, "Initial investigation revealed that their motive is being told to keep an eye on the movement of Dalai Lama and to be communicated. We have asked to strengthen the security system of the Dalai Lama." Two associates of Chinese national Charlie Peng, whose hawala racket was busted by Income Tax department in Delhi recently, have been identified in Chauntra in Mandi district and Bir in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. Central and State Agencies are jointly investigating the matter as both the identified persons including a Chinese woman have travelled to foreign countries large number of times and their link to possible spying of Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama is also under investigation.
“Stuttering John" Melendez is suing SiriusXM Radio for using his archived hot-button interviews with the likes of the Dalai Lama, Ringo Starr and Mike Tyson without compensation and in violation of his publicity rights.
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As tension between India and China persists despite talks at various military and diplomatic levels, the Indian Army is ensuring that it is prepared for all eventualities even as the severe Ladakh winter approaches. To complement increased soldier deployment, tanks like the T-90 and the T-72 have reportedly been made operational in the area, along with infantry combat vehicles. These tanks can reportedly operate at temperatures as low as minus 40 degress Celsius. Chief of Staff of the Leh-headquartered 14 Corps, Major General Arvind Kapoor, gave a briefing about the Army's efforts to ensure that soldiers are able to function at optimum levels while battling the extreme chill along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh. He listed equipment like special winter clothing, special tents, and heaters, which are being provided to soldiers, along with preparation of special living quarters - some of which can even be moved with helicopters. Meanwhile, tension at various friction points along the LAC continues. Soldiers of both sides are eyeball-to-eyeball at Finger 4, Rezang La-Rechin La ridgeline, and Gogra Hot Springs. Watch the full video for more.
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Minister of State for Minority Affairs and for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju over the meeting of Ladakh delegation with Home Minister Amit Shah said that the delegation has agreed to withdraw its call for the boycott of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council elections. Rijiju informed, "Government of India is open to discuss protection available under Sixth Schedule of Constitution of India while looking into issues related to Ladakh people. Delegation has agreed to withdraw its call for the boycott of the ensuing election."
BJP national president JP Nadda paid tribute to Deendayal Upadhyaya on his birth anniversary at party's headquarters in Delhi on September 25. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar and Dr Harsh Vardhan also paid tribute to Jana Sangh leader. Upadhyaya was a RSS thinker and former leader of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh.
The nation is celebrating 104th birth anniversary of Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya on September 25. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and other BJP leaders paid floral tribute to Pandit Upadhyaya.
National President of Bharatiya Janata Party Jagat Prakash Nadda on July 6 paid floral tribute to Bharatiya Jan Sangh founder, Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee on his birth anniversary at party headquarters...