Members of the Tibetan community in New York organised a protest against China at Jackson Heights, also known as Little India, to show their solidarity with SSF (Special Frontier Force) commando Nyima Tenzin.
Nyima, a Tibetan-Indian hero of the elite covert paramilitary unit SFF was killed on the night of 29-30 August in eastern Ladakh in India.
The 51-year old soldier died after he stepped on to a 1962 vintage anti-personnel mine near the southern bank of the Pangong lake.
The Tibetan community across the world is angry about China's recent aggression in Ladakh and they accused Beijing for occupying Tibet for the past several decades.
The Tibetan National Congress led by President Tseten Lhagyal also held solidarity prayers as a tribute to brave SFF commando Nyima Tenzin.
The Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) belongs to the Tibetan refugee community that has settled in India due to Chinese atrocities.
Tibetans exiled in India due to Chinese occupation of their homeland cast their vote to elect members of their 17th Parliament, and choose a 'Sikyong'. First phase voting was held in Himachal Pradesh's Dharamshala. Almost 80,000 Tibetans registered to vote in the election which has 8 candidates competing for the position of 'Sikyong'. The polls are taking place amid increased tension between India and China following the latter's military aggression along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh. Watch the full video for more.
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Tibetans living in exile cast their votes in the first phase of polling to elect 'Sikyong' (their political head) and the members of 17th Tibetan Parliament. Voting is underway in Himachal Pradesh's Dharamshala on January 03.
A new study comparing the incidence of sudden deaths occurring outside the hospital across New York City's highly diverse neighbourhoods with the percentage of positive SARS-CoV-19 tests found that increased sudden deaths during the pandemic correlate to the extent of virus infection in a neighbourhood. The analysis appeared in 'Heart Rhythm', the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society, the Cardiac Electrophysiology Society, and the Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society, published by Elsevier. "Our research shows the highly diverse regional distribution of out-of-hospital sudden death during the COVID-19 pandemic surge and follows the geographic distribution of seroconversion to SARS-CoV-2 in New York City," explained lead investigator Stavros E. Mountantonakis.
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President Ram Nath Kovind addressed to nation on R-Day eve and said, "Greetings to all of you on the eve of the 72nd Republic Day of the world's largest and most vibrant democracy. In this land of ours, enriched by diversity, with many festivals, our national festivals are celebrated by everyone with great patriotic fervor. This is the day to also pause and ponder over the core values that Constitution propounds. These values - Justice, Liberty, Equality and Fraternity - outlined in the Preamble of our Constitution are sacred to all of us." He further said, "Every Indian salutes our farmers, who have made our vast and populous country self-reliant in food-grains and dairy products. Despite adversities of nature, numerous other challenges and COVID-19 pandemic, our farmers sustained agricultural production. A grateful nation is fully committed to the welfare of our farmers. Our soldiers are important too. From freezing cold at Siachen and Galwan Valley in Ladakh with temperatures as low as -50 to -60 degree C to scorching heat in Jaisalmer with temperatures as high as 50 degree C - on land, in the skies and at the vast coastal areas - our warriors are vigilant every moment."
President Ram Nath Kovind addressed to nation on R-Day eve and said, "Our scientists, along with doctors, administrators and people from other walks of life, have made major contribution in containing the virus and keeping the fatality rate lower in our country, compared to that in developed countries. Thus, our farmers, soldiers and scientists deserve special appreciation and a grateful nation greets them on this auspicious occasion of the Republic Day." He also said, "By conducting not only free and fair but also safe elections in Bihar which has high population density and in UT of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh with difficulties of access and other challenges, our democracy and the Election Commission have accomplished remarkable feats. I am sure that with a view to reducing the risk of such pandemics, the issue of climate change will be accorded top priority at the global level. Economic reforms have continued apace and have been supplemented by long-pending reforms in areas of labour and agriculture through legislation. The path to reform at initial stages may cause misapprehensions. However, it's beyond doubt that government remains singularly devoted to farmers' welfare."
Indian and Chinese forces were involved in a confrontation in Naku La, North Sikkim on January 20, 2021. The Indian Army said that it was a minor face-off that was resolved by the local commanders under established protocols. This comes as India and China are involved in a standoff at the LAC in Ladakh. The ninth round of Corps Commander Level talks between India and China to address the ongoing military standoff in Ladakh was held on Sunday. The meeting lasted for more than 15 hours after starting at 11 am on Sunday at Moldo opposite Chushul in the Eastern Ladakh sector. Multiple rounds of talks have failed to yield any significant result in defusing border tensions. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat has said that development activity by Beijing in Tibet Autonomous Region of China is not a cause of concern for India. ‘We are in a standoff situation in Ladakh and based on that there is some development activity which has been ongoing in Tibet Autonomous Region of China. Every nation will continue to prepare for ensuring its security based on their strategic interest,’ said General Rawat in Kolkata while speaking at the launch of the first project 17-A Frigate Warship from GRSE Yard. General Rawat also asserted that Indian forces are prepared for any eventuality that may arise in the border areas. Watch the full video for all the details.
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