Monthly Archives: March 2022

The annual Lantern Parade will return after a 2-year hiatus

SEOUL, March 31 (Yonhap) — After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a large-scale lantern parade will resume next month on a grand scale as part of the annual Lantern Lighting Festival listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site to celebrate Buddha’s birthday, organizers said on Thursday. The Jogye Order, the country’s largest Buddhist sect, said this year’s …

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Canadian filmmaker tackles the cruelty of elephants in India

Asian elephants are highly revered in India, considered the embodiment of the Hindu god Lord Ganesh. But despite this, abuse of these magnificent creatures is widespread in temples in some parts of India. “During my visit to some of the temples in the state of Kerala, South India, I discovered that these sacred animals are being exploited for profit behind …

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Tibet will maintain prolonged stability and high-quality development (official)

Tibet will maintain prolonged stability and high-quality development, said Yan Jinhai, chairman of the People’s Government of Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. Over the past 63 years, Tibet has made great progress after suffering so much, which fully demonstrates the incomparable superiority of the system of socialism with Chinese characteristics, Yan said Sunday night during a local TV speech at …

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UP’s Kushinagar Receives First Group of International Buddhist Delegations | Travel

As regular international flights resumed on Sunday after a roughly two-year hiatus induced by the coronavirus pandemic, a high-level Buddhist delegation from Vietnam and Thailand arrived at Kushinagar International Airport in Uttar Pradesh. The delegation was led by the Most Venerable Thich Duc Thien, Vice President and General Secretary of the Buddhist Sangha of Vietnam through a special charter flight …

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The virus of hate and terror

The year 2020 will always be known as the year of the Coronavirus. The year 2022 may well be known as the year of The Kashmir Files as the film largely succeeded in bringing out the truth about another virus that surfaced in Kashmir in 1990. A truth that the powers that be have hidden from public view for over …

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Ivy League makes its presence felt in the men’s NCAAs

2022 NCAA DIVISION I MEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS The Ivy League has a long tradition of swimming, with former US Olympians like Bobby Hackett, David Berkoff and Nelson Diebel, among others, all having called the Ivy League home. At the team level, Yale was a historic powerhouse under legendary coach Robert Kiphuth, winning four NCAA tag team titles between …

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Explained: What’s behind the new anti-India campaign in the Maldives?

On March 23, the Maldivian parliament accepted an emergency motion banning an opposition rally scheduled two days later in the capital Male. It had been summoned by former President Abdulla Yameen and his Progressive Party, and its ally, the National People’s Congress. 🗞️ Subscribe now: get Express Premium to access the best election reports and analysis 🗞️ The emergency motion …

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China upgrades military infrastructure along western border of Tibet and Xinjiang

NNA | Update: March 26, 2022 9:33 p.m. STI Lhasa [Tibet]March 26 (ANI): China, under the guise of internal and external security threats, upgrades its military infrastructure along the western border in Tibet and Xinjiang.New airports and heliports are built or modernized as a priority. Most of them will be military or dual-use installations. The air facilities are complemented by …

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Religious holiday ruined by Schenectady school administrators, students say

SCHENECTADY — The school district plans to make Holi, a Hindu religious celebration, a district-recognized holiday amid complaints from high school students and staff who say last week’s festival was marred by the actions from some administrators who sent mixed messages about respecting the school party. Commonly referred to as the “Festival of Colors”, Holi celebrates the arrival of spring …

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MPs expected to contribute Rs 5 crore each to MPLADS funds to help rehabilitate Kashmiri Pandits: AAP member

On Friday, AAP member Sanjay Singh suggested that all MPs contribute Rs 5 crore each from their MPLADS funds to help rehabilitate Kashmiri Pandits. Participating in a discussion in Rajya Sabha on a resolution proposed by BJP MP Rakesh Sinha urging the government to establish research foundations at state and district levels to revive the glorious tradition of ancient Indian …

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Three Muslim Americans sue over religious interrogation in connection with trip – The New Indian Express

By Associated press LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Three Muslim Americans filed a lawsuit on Thursday alleging that U.S. border officials questioned them about their religious beliefs in violation of their constitutional rights upon returning from an international trip. The three men from Minnesota, Texas and Arizona sued Department of Homeland Security officials in federal court in Los Angeles. The lawsuit …

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Rights advocates urge UN rights chief to visit Tibet — Radio Free Asia

The UN human rights chief must include Tibet in the itinerary of her planned trip to China in May, human rights groups have told RFA. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet announced earlier this month that she had reached an agreement with the Chinese government for a visit “scheduled for May”. Although Xinjiang is expected to be a …

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Call to devote energies to the prosperity of the country

LAHORE: The new generation must be fully aware of the importance of Pakistan Day because the strength and prosperity of Pakistan must be the goal of all of us, to which we must devote all our energies. The senior professor of the Postgraduate Medical Institute, Prof. Sardar Muhammad Al-freed Zafar expressed these views while addressing the students at a prestigious …

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Kauaʻi taro farmers defend measure that could change Hawaiʻi’s water leasing process

Taro cultivation in Hawaiʻi is an ancient native Hawaiian tradition with modern challenges ranging from invasive species and predators to land loss and water loss. In the Waiʻoli Valley on Kauaʻi’s North Shore, a group of taro growers are pushing for potentially game-changing legislation for taro growers across the islands. Every day you’ll find 86-year-old Clarence Kaona, also known as …

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Making national polls participatory according to the 1990 model: council of unity

The Hindu, Buddhist and Christian Unity Council of Bangladesh is holding a press conference at the National Press Club in Dhaka on Tuesday. — New Age Photo Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Unity Council Secretary General Rana Dashgupta said on Tuesday that political parties should reach consensus on holding the upcoming general elections in a free, fair and participatory manner to …

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Shaheed-e-Azam run by Language Department, Ferozepur. Ceremony dedicated to the martyrdom day of Bhagat Singh ji

FEROZEPUR: Under the Secretary, Higher Education and Languages, Mr. Krishan Kumar and Joint Director, Department of Languages, Punjab, Dr. Under the direction of Veerpal Kaur, Department of Languages, Ferozepur, Shaheed-e-Azam S. A a ceremony dedicated to the martyrdom of Bhagat Singh was held at Guru Nanak College, Ferozepur Cantonment, Ferozepur District.The function started with ‘Dhanu Likhari Nanaka’ by the language …

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Cong will win Assembly polls if Naresh Patel joins party: Rathva

Gujarat Assembly Opposition Leader Sukhram Rathva, who was present at the tribal meeting at Kaprada in Valsad district on Monday, said if Naresh Patel joins the Congress, the party will win the elections in the Assembly of 2022. When asked if Patel, Chairman of the Khodaldham Trust led by Leuva Patidars, would join the Congress, Sukhram Rathva said: “Naresh Patel …

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The Lost Buddhist Kingdom of Khotan

Sources of Buddhist Traditions is a monthly chronicle of three of the leading digital resources for Buddhist research, texts and translation: Buddhist Digital Resource Center, The Treasure of Livesand 84000: Translating the words of the Buddha. Focusing on stories, texts, translation and teachers, the series will illuminate aspects of Buddhist practice, thought and tradition. One of the most fundamental teachings …

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Temple Upgrade Promise | Brimbank and North West

By Max Hatzoglou Braybook’s Quang Minh Buddhist Temple will be upgraded if the Labor Party wins the next federal election. Fraser MP Daniel Mulino and Opposition Critic for Multicultural Affairs Andrew Giles visited the temple last year to pledge $100,000 in funding. The proposed upgrade includes a new roof and improved accessibility for seniors and community members with disabilities. The …

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Ferrari top of the charts again would soon be great for Formula 1

Two hundred and thirty-eight victories. Fifteen World Drivers’ Championships. Sixteen constructors’ world championships. The team with all these accolades is Ferrari. The only team to be in Formula 1 continuously since the start of the World Championship in 1950, Ferrari is a brand revered around the world for its excellence in racing and in producing beautiful – and expensive – …

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SRM University signs MoU with HET

To facilitate staff training, in-depth faculty training and other workshops on inner wellbeing, SRM University Andhra Pradesh Campus on Saturday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Heartfulness Education Trust (HET) . The collaboration aims to promote preventive health care and mindfulness practices. HET advocates the integration of ancient tradition with modern scientific understanding through workshops, student internships, Heartfulness leadership conclaves/panels, …

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New book examines synergies between Judaism and Indian religions

Adelman visits an Indian temple. (Courtesy of Susan Adelman) Susan Adelman schedules presentations to present her impressions expressed in the book by exploring interreligious connections – from legends to customs to languages. Experiences gained from 20 trips to India and several times to Israel, combined with research gleaned from dozens of texts, enter the pages of Susan Adelman’s third book, …

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Buddhist Supplies Market Size and Forecast

New Jersey, United States,- The latest report published by Verified Market Research Reports shows that the Buddhist supplies market is expected to grow strongly in the coming years. Analysts have studied market drivers, restraints, risks, and opportunities in the global market. The Buddhist Supplies market report shows the probable direction of the market in the coming years along with its …

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The “Nowruz Caravan” rings the Persian New Year before the festivities

Yusef JalaliTV press, Hamadan Tunes of happiness ring out as Iranians prepare to usher in the Persian New Year, known as Nowruz. A few days before the occasion, the Iranian city of Hamadan hosted folk music groups from different provinces to sing, dance and celebrate the ancient tradition of Nowruz, each ethnicity in its own style. Nowruz marks the beginning …

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What about anti-Hindu and anti-Sikh phobias, India asks at UN meeting on Islamophobia | Latest India News

The United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday passed a Pakistan-sponsored resolution to declare March 15 the International Day Against Islamophobia, with India expressing concern over the rise in phobia against a religion at such a high level. level while excluding others. The resolution, presented by Pakistan on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), was adopted by consensus. It …

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Industry Overview, Size, Share, Analysis, Growth and Forecast – The Bollywood Post

Indian religious and spiritual market: Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2022-2027”,religious and spiritual market in India is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.15% during the period 2022-2027. Religion is a set of practices, beliefs and organized systems related to the worship of a supernatural entity. Buddhism, Sikhism, Hinduism, Islam and Christianity are commonly followed religions …

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Mountain Guide Services Market Trends by 2026 with Major Key Players – Mountain Trip, Extreme Expeditions, Himalayan Guides Nepal, Tibet Shengshan and International Mountain Guides

This Global Mountain Guide Service Market is an attempt to analyze the global opportunities in the field of the worldwide industry, its present capabilities and the potential of the selected countries and regions in the market. The report to businesses and companies provides a better understanding of their ability to invest in the market. The report provides the most critical …

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Obituary of Kikuko Tsukamoto (1920 – 2022) – Resident of San Jose, CA

Kikuko TsukamotoMay 8, 1920 ~ January 15, 2022Resident of San JoseKikuko Tsukamoto was born in San Francisco, California, where her parents owned a laundry business and where she spent her youth. She was the eldest of three children.Kikuko was Nisei, a second generation Japanese American. She spent her teenage and young adult years in Japan for education and to retain …

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‘The Kashmir Files’ reflects the harsh reality of the Pandit exodus

Mumbai: National award-winning filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri, who is preparing his new film ‘The Kashmir Files’ based on the Kashmiri Pandit exodus that took place in 1990, says making a film in India that has a political statement is difficult but he is fearless . The journey of the film began with the process of in-depth interviews with Kashmiri Pandits who …

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‘To free yourself from mental afflictions, you must study your mind’

Born in the remote village of Samagaun in Gorkha, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche is one of the most renowned meditation teachers of his generation. His first book, ‘The joy of living’, was on the New York Times bestseller list and has been translated into more than 20 languages. Since then, he has written six more books. Recently Mingyur Rinpoche launched “Jiunuko …

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How Members of Three Religions Experience Discrimination in the Workplace Differently

Members of the world’s three major religions face discrimination in the workplace, but each experiences it differently, according to new research. Researchers from the Rice University Religion and Public Life Program (RPLP) drew their conclusions based on an analysis of 194 in-depth interviews with Muslim, Jewish, Christian and non-religious employees to determine how members of each group perceived their experiences …

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Explained: Mandal is down, Mandir-plus a blue chip

Mandal’s wheels turn slower and slower. One of the key lessons from the BJP’s victories in four states, and particularly in the crucial battleground of Uttar Pradesh, is this: of the two ambitious political projects that were launched almost simultaneously in the politically turbulent 1990s , Mandal and Mandir, while the second is well on its way to achieving its …

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63rd Anniversary of National Uprising Day Celebrated by Tibetans in Exile

By Tenzin Lekdhen DHARAMSHALA, March 10: The echoes of cries from 63 years ago in Lhasa against China’s invasion of Tibet still resonate in the streets today. Tibetans around the world marked the 63rd National Uprising Day today, filling the streets with anti-Chinese slogans and demands for human rights in Tibet. The Tibetan Government in Exile (CTA) held an official …

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Dalit Groups Demand Resignation of Karnataka BJP Minister Over Buddhism Comments

Sudhakar denounced Buddhism and claimed that “Brahmins saved India from the perils of Buddhism.” A coalition of Dalit organizations from Chikkaballapura district in Karnataka released a statement calling for the resignation of state health minister Sudhakar K on Wednesday, March 10. The statement, issued by Dalit Sanghatanegala Okkoota, Chikkaballapura, related to Sudhakar’s comments denouncing Buddhism and claiming “Brahmins have saved …

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SuperBlue Gets Hummingbird Gold at 2021 National Awards

News Sean Douglas 3 hours ago FILE PHOTO: Austin “SuperBlue” Lyons performs at the launch of the Downtown Carnival, Woodford Square, Port of Spain February 8, 2019. FIVE Calypsonians were among the recipients of the National Awards for 2021 presented Wednesday by President Paula-Mae Weekes at the President’s House, St Ann’s. They were Austin “SuperBlue” Lyons, Allan “Brother Mudada” Fortune, …

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Israelis produce biblical-inspired bourbon-style whiskey

Kentucky Slingshot Style Whiskey Legends Distillery created Israel’s first bourbon on the site where David fought Goliath. An ancient land of legends. It is almost impossible to walk for long without retracing the footsteps of one legend or another. And that is certainly the case in the Valley of Ella, where David slew Goliath, creating an image that has been …

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Allahabad HC Leadership Center Gives Aid to SSB Exam Candidates

In a relief to 3 candidates who participated in the 2018 Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) Recruitment Process but were refused employment due to certain tattoos on a certain part of their hands (forearms), the Allahabad High Court led the central government to consider their candidacy if they remove their tattoos. The bench of Judge Siddhartha Varma directed the Center and …

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Opinion: Tech companies are more like a church than you think

Silicon Valley is reputedly non-religious, boasting one of the lowest rates of religious affiliation in the United States. But in my study of work and spirituality in Silicon Valley, I discovered that tech workers love – at work. I don’t mean they worship to work. I mean, Silicon Valley companies are doing everything they can to satisfy the inner aspirations …

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The Unfinished Mission of Shahbaz Bhatti | news from paradise

Shahbaz Bhatti was assassinated in 2011. He was a tireless campaigner against Pakistan’s blasphemy laws, which are often used to target Christians and other religious minorities.Wikimedia On March 2, the Christian community in Pakistan and around the world celebrated the 11th anniversary of the murder of Shahbaz Bhatti. The former minorities minister was cruelly shot in Islamabad simply for demanding …

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Vigil held at UBCO for homicide victim – Lake Country Calendar

Students and staff gathered for a vigil at UBCO on Friday in honor of Harmandeep Kaur, the homicide victim who died after a February 26 attack. Kaur was allegedly attacked after working night shifts on campus as a security guard. On February 28, Kelowna RCMP reported that Kaur had succumbed to his injuries in hospital and officers were investigating his …

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Akshay Kumar joins Vidyut Jammwal on ‘India’s Ultimate Warrior’

Focus, Control, Determination, Balance, Discipline – these characteristics are what truly define a warrior! As a nation, India owes its rich heritage to the might of many selfless warriors who fought for the honor of this country. In an ode to true yoddhas and the ancient tradition of Indian fighting forms, Discovery Network is set to bring a one-of-a-kind reality …

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Religious and caste priorities dominate the psyche in the East – The New Indian Express

Express press service JAUNPUR/MIRZAPUR/BHADOHI/SONBHADRA: As one moves east towards Varanasi, through the political corridors comprising Jaunpur, Mirzapur, Bhadohi and Sonbhadra, the effects of newly inaugurated Kashi Vishawanth Dham and the next temple Ayodhya Ram on the psyche of voters become tangible. The politico-religious questions seem to mark the scenario of polarization before the vote of the final phase in this …

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Queens businesses say they are battling the COVID-19 pandemic and look forward to fewer regulations – QNS.com

When the Punda Tibetan restaurant in Sunnyside opened in 2015, owner Tenzing Tsering said business was doing extremely well. Tsering said he received awards from elected officials, was mentioned in local newspapers and even had an article appear in the New York Times. The Times article described the traditional Tibetan menu items of Tsering in great detail, making any reader’s …

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An overview of the judicial system; First Report to New Zealand Courts

Chief Justice Helen Winkelmann said investing in the courts’ transition from a paper-based operating model to a digital operating model is a “high priority”. Photo / Provided For the first time in more than two decades, the nation’s chief justice has revealed insight into how the nation’s courts operate. In her inaugural report, Chief Justice Helen Winkelmann worries that innocent …

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Mamak Khadem – Remembrance / The RootsWorld Review

Rmemory begins with the sound of a solitary high harmonica, more akin to the sonic image of the American West than one would expect from Iranian-born artist Mamak Khadem. But then the rhythm section slips under the keyboards and the words of 13th-century Persian poet Saadi Shirazi slowly reach your ears. When you dance the whirlwind dance,you are a cypress;when …

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Home pitches, weather, draw, put India ahead

On the grass, in the heat of New Delhi’s spring. These are the elements deemed perfect for India’s Davis Cup squad, and a set of conditions that would prevent the visitors from Denmark from remaining suitably off balance. At the draw ceremony ahead of the World Group 1 qualifiers at the Gymkhana in Delhi on Thursday, the Indian team received …

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Tibetan activist trained by “Bombay” local trains | Bombay News

Two decades have passed since Tibetan poet-activist Tenzin Tsundue left the city he still calls Bombay. Two decades have passed since Tibetan poet-activist Tenzin Tsundue left the city he still calls Bombay. On the occasion of Losar, the Tibetan New Year, Tenzin Tsundue, who had protested against China’s “aggressive” policy towards his homeland by climbing to the 14th floor of …

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Indian attitudes towards gender roles: key findings

(IndiaPix/IndiaPicture/Getty Images) Indian adults almost universally say it is important for women to have the same rights as men, including eight in ten who say it is very important. At the same time, however, there are circumstances where Indians believe men should be given preferential treatment: 80% agree that “when there are few jobs, men should have more employment rights …

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ANNOUNCEMENT FOR TENDER Notice is hereby – Jamestown Sun

ANNOUNCEMENT FOR TENDER Notice is hereby given that sealed tenders will be received for IE project “Airfield Pavement Slurry Seal” #J21-00-144, at Edgeley, North Dakota. Bids will be received by the Edgeley Municipal Airport Authority, at the office of Interstate Engineering, 1903 12th Ave SW, Jamestown, North Dakota 58402, until 2:00 p.m. (CT) on Thursday, March 24, 2022, then said …

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Tee Mamou and Iota Folklife Festival full of fun and mischief

Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) – One of the most traditional Mardi Gras celebrations is the Tee Mamou Mardi Gras celebration. They have a chicken coop, lots of dancing and all kinds of gastronomic delights. But, phew, baby. These Mardi Gras-ers from Tee Mamou – they are one of a kind. And you have to be on your guard because you …

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Scribe Detained Over Fake News, Portal Owner Says Media Gagged

A reporter from the local news portal, who posted a video of a father accusing two men of sexually assaulting his underage daughter and cousin, has been arrested by Pithoragarh police on allegations of promoting enmity between groups and extortion of money by fabricating false news. Claiming that the arrested man, identified as Kishore Ram (30), had no identification to …

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Richard Blum, political donor and husband of Senator Feinstein, dies at 86

He has also held nonprofit positions; at one time he served as chairman of the board of trustees of the University of California. With the Dalai Lama among his influential friends, Mr. Blum became interested in South Asia as a home of Buddhist philosophy, as a recipient of philanthropy and as a place of adventure: He led once an expedition …

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