Dalai Lama’s Ladakh tour ‘completely religious’, says government official

The visit could annoy China as it comes amid military clash between Indian and Chinese troops at several flashpoints in eastern Ladakh. The visit could annoy China as it comes amid military clash between Indian and Chinese troops at several flashpoints in eastern Ladakh. Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama began his month-long visit to Ladakh on Friday and said India-China …

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Pakistan: Senior Buddhist Monk and Disciples Arrive in Taxila for 3-Month ‘Rain Retreat’

ISLAMABAD: Monk Arayawangso from Thailand, Arayawangso, accompanied by a delegation of monks and disciples, began a three-month “rain retreat” or vassa (from mid-July to mid-October) at the stupa of Dharmarajika in Taxila, home to the ancient Buddhist civilization. . The delegation includes five monks, a novice (trainee monk) and 15 disciples. During his October 2019 visit to Taxila, His Holiness …

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The Unification Church’s ties to Japanese politics

TOKYO (AP) — The assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has unearthed long-suspected and little-talked-about ties between him and a religious group that began in South Korea but expanded its influence across the world. whole world. Japanese police and media suggested that the alleged attacker, Tetsuya Yamagami, who was arrested at the scene, was furious at Abe’s reported …

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A friendship that heals the planet

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Socio-spatial implications of smart city development in India

In 2015, the Indian government established the Smart Cities Mission which proposed the development of 100 smart cities to address the challenges of urbanization through smart solutions. More recently, during the global pandemic, India recorded the second highest number of COVID cases in the world. COVID has pushed Indian cities to reshape their smart city efforts and leverage smart solutions …

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Tomioka Tessai and Japanese art: flow of Edo, Meiji and Taisho

Tomioka Tessai and Japanese art: flow of Edo, Meiji and Taisho Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Time Tomioka Tessai (1837-1924) was born in a largely isolated period in Japan. This concerns the Edo period which would succumb to the Meiji Restoration in 1868. Of course, Chinese culture and ideas remained strong in Japan throughout the Edo period. However, before the …

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Chinese designer Yi adds ethnic colors to international fashion

Silver jewelry designed by Longhong Ziwei Photo: Courtesy of Longhong Ziwei Inspired by the silver beads on traditional ornaments made by the Yi ethnic minority of China, a pair of “little lantern” earrings are crafted from finely hollowed out silver beads with soft arcs that weigh just 11 .7 grams. Another pair of ear drops, “Star”, made from rich layers …

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Tibet Animation ‘Land of Mercy’ Launches Armand Assante Alexander Wraith

Production is underway on “Land of Mercy,” an English-language animated feature film set in Tibet. The story sees a young man embark on a quest for Buddhist enlightenment which was his dying father’s dying wish. Its voice cast includes Armand Assante (HBO’s “Gotti”), Alexander Wraith (“The Mandalorian”) and Louis Mandylor (“Debt Collector”) as well as Singaporean stage actor Adrian Pang. …

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The Mykonos restaurant that combines tradition and innovation

A view of Noema Mykonos. Noema Located in a former open-air cinema, Nōema is a stylish restaurant, bar and concept store in downtown Mykonos. Using centuries-old Cycladic traditions, the menu leans on ingredients that are dried, fermented, sun-dried and flame-grilled, while the shop spotlights local and independent designers. Nōema is the Greek word for ‘meaning’ or ‘substance’ – how does …

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San Jose Obon this weekend

SAN JOSE — San Jose Betsuin Buddhist Church, 640 N. 5th St. in Japantown, is hosting its Obon Festival on Saturday and Sunday, July 9-10. Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions. 1]Will Obon 2022 be the same as last year? Not enough! We have booths that are on hiatus this year. We hope to recover as many …

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Lhasa police offer up to nearly $45,000 in rewards for ‘crime against state security’ reports

(TibetanReview.net, Jul09’22) – Police in Lhasa, the Chinese-ruled capital of Tibet, have promised rewards of up to 300,000 Yuan ($44,840) to any Tibetan who reports alleged crimes against state security, the goal being to “build an iron”. wall of stability,” the Washington-based Tibet advocacy group International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) said on July 8. The maximum reward offered by the …

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Wilton: And the kids? | Perspective

Vermont has the oldest school choice system in the country — and the simplest. Started in 1869, Vermont’s school choice system provides that any Vermont school-aged child who lives in a district without a government school can attend any accredited school in the world, and Vermont will pay the cost of tuition in an amount set by the Vermont Agency …

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Mr Putin plays the religious card

AAn important factor in the Russian invasion of Ukraine is its religious aspect. It is understandable and essential that the focus on overwhelming suffering is making headlines. Yet, if we are to learn from this ongoing tragedy, we must face its multiple dimensions, one of which is religious. By his own admission, Vladimir Putin has found religion in recent years; …

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Incredible India scandalized by a movie poster, again!

Of all the nations of the world, there is perhaps no other nation as diverse as India. Be it language, customs, traditions or even religion, the level of diversity is simply staggering. Take the example of the Hindus. While nearly 80% of Indians are Hindus, the form and manner in which they practice Hinduism varies by geography. A Hindu from …

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Young Tibetan woman killed in Toronto bus attack

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, July 7: In a horrific incident of brutality, a young Tibetan woman in her twenties is believed to have succumbed to her injuries after fighting for her life in hospital for weeks. She was set on fire on a moving bus by a 33-year-old Tibetan named Tenzin Norbu on June 17 at around 12:30 p.m. at …

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The Hidden Buddha – Buddhistdoor Global

Curiously, the phenomenon of “religion” in Japan still confounds scholars, practitioners, and the public – inside and outside Japan – who continue to accept the stubborn assumption that the Japanese, in the together are “areligious”. It is easy to find articles, blogs and videos in which the Japanese confess that they are “mushūkyō(“Areligious”).* This statement is often followed by the …

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Carolina wins $900,000 grant to advance the study of Southeast Asia

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has won a $900,000 grant from the Henri Luce Foundation through its Luce Initiative on Southeast Asia, for the “Bringing Southeast Asia Home” project. Through coordinated efforts by the Carolina Asia Centerthis multi-year grant expand UNC-Chapel Hill’s work on Southeast Asia and strengthen the University’s ability to serve as a hub for …

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Reviving the Lost Art of Jewish Papercuts

Anna Kronick, ‘Dancing Rabbis’, cut-out silkscreen paper Few know today that the walls of many Jewish homes were once covered with intricate paper cuts. Overflowing with detailed ornamentation and religious symbolism, these works of art have decorated Jewish homes in Eastern Europe, North Africa and West Asia for centuries. Although some houses today have a paper-cut marriage certificate or ketubah, …

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Unity and diversity: our obsession with diversity misses the point

The obsession with diversity haunts India. “India is marked by unity in diversity,” observed Nehru. The fact, of course, is that nations around the world are diverse. Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Afghanistan are diverse. The same goes for China, Russia, Germany, Poland, Great Britain and France. Perhaps the only undiversified nations that exist in the world are some of the …

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Fossils confirm early diversification of spiny plants in central Tibet

Spinescence (a general term for the phenomena of spines, prickles, and prickles on plants) is an important functional trait shared by many plant families worldwide and primarily provides physical protection against vertebrate herbivores. Even though spiny plants are distributed worldwide, our understanding of their evolutionary history remains incomplete, largely due to a lack of fossils. In a study published in …

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BN Sircar: The man who transformed the Bangladeshi film industry

BN Sircar, a City and Guilds of London civil engineer who later became a studio owner and film producer, founded the New Theaters in Tollygunge on 10 February 1931 and started a new trend in the performing arts segment . His company motto was “Jivatang Jyotiretu Chhayam(Light Bringing Shadows to Life). Picky about quality, Sircar had the insight to hire …

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Not conservative, but more liberal

Comment Despite the media’s factless portrayal of the current Supreme Court establishment as “conservative,” this is really not the case. But his decisions during the mandate which has just ended show that he is no longer liberal. A year ago, on July 4, 2021, The Epoch Times published my column evaluating the court’s performance during the term just ended. I …

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What is Guru sangeet academy, school of music based in Delhi!

The Guru Sangeet Academy was established by Ustad Baljit Singh Namdhari, to keep alive the ancient tradition of Guru and Shishya (parampara) relationship in today’s world. In this music academy, students learn Indian classical music, Gurbani Kirtan (Classical) with raagas in its original form and rare Indian ancient instruments like Dilruba, Esraj, Taurus, Rabab, Tar-shehnai with Harmonium and Tabla. Although …

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Chinese state museum opens in Hong Kong amid patriotism

The opening of the exhibition came just two days after Chinese leader Xi Jinping marked the anniversary of Hong Kong’s return with a visit to what is officially called the special autonomous region and a speech emphasizing control of Beijing as part of its “one country, two systems” vision. ” Xi praised the city for overcoming “violent social unrest”, a …

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The Week the Supreme Court Reshaped America: ‘We’re Pushed Back Decades’ | American News

LLast week, the United States Supreme Court entered its summer recess, but it left behind an America that many say has been fundamentally reshaped after a momentous series of conservative majority rulings on abortion. , firearms, the power of government agencies and the role of religion in public life. The series of rulings has drawn widespread condemnation outside conservative America …

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The best museums in Porto

Lisbon’s northern rival, Porto is a vibrant river city of medieval lanes, sun-drenched squares and high vantage points overlooking the Douro. It’s also a city that loves the finer things in life: fine arts, football and wine. The city’s impressively diverse museums provide a useful introduction to Porto’s unique facets, from its centuries-old winemaking traditions to more recent triumphs on …

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Vinayak Chaturthi 2022: day, date, rituals and meaning

Vinayak Chaturti 2022: Vinayak Chaturthi is also known as Varad Vinayak. Vinayaka Chaturti is considered one of the most auspicious days among Hindus. Chaturthi is observed twice a month during which Sankashti Chaturthi falls in Krishna Paksha and Vinayak Chaturthi falls in Shukla Paksha. Vinayak Chaturthi is the day dedicated to Lord Ganesha. Vinayak Chaturthi will be observed on Chaturthi …

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Former NBA star speaks out against persecution at religious freedom summit

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Former NBA star Enes Kanter Freedom was one of many participants at this week’s International Religious Freedom Summit in Washington DC. He told Fox News Digital he was attending to learn how to better help fight religious persecution. Politicians from both sides of the aisle, religious leaders and freedom advocates have come …

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What you need to know before traveling

Apart from the fascinating natural features, the Land of Smiles is also home to a rich and diverse culture. Other Asian countries like China, Laos and India influence the general lifestyle of Thailand. This impact is evident in the food and tools used throughout the kingdom. Thais celebrate their culture throughout the year, with unique celebrations across the country. These …

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Failing to respect and protect teachers is a national disgrace

THE death of university professor Utpal Kumar Sarkar after being beaten by a student and the public humiliation of university principal Swapan Kumar Biswas are shocking. The teacher at Haji Yunus Ali School and College in Savar died two days after a student beat him on June 25 and seriously injured him. Earlier, the teacher allegedly reprimanded the student for …

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Chinese authorities sentence Tibetan student to 3 years for contacting exiles — Radio Free Asia

Chinese authorities this month sentenced a university student to three years in prison for contacting Tibetan exiles, the latest in a string of arbitrary arrests of Tibetan intellectuals, artists and other community leaders, activists told RFA. Nyima, from Shelian Township in the Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Kardze (Ganzi in Chinese) in Sichuan Province, was unexpectedly arrested in January this year …

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Ezra Bayda’s Trial Sets Up – Tricycle: The Buddhist Review

Ezra Bayda, the former Zen Center of San Diego teacher, and two of his former students settled a civil lawsuit alleging sexual assault and harassment out of court for an undisclosed amount of money earlier this year, Tricycle has learned. The two women filed a civil lawsuit in San Diego Superior Court in May 2020, court documents To display. Both …

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Konavle – at the gates of Dubrovnik but millions of kilometers away

Discover Konavle This area of ​​Dubrovnik-Neretva County is as far south as you can get in Croatia. Snow-capped mountains, lush plains, spectacular beaches and an abundance of history and tradition. Konavle is often described as the Provence of Croatia, and there are certainly similarities. If you go to Dubrovnik by plane, you will visit Konavle because Dubrovnik airport is located …

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Christianity plummets as ‘non-religious’ surge in census

Sydney student Alexandra Wright, 24, exemplifies the national estrangement from Christianity. As a child growing up in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, Wright was raised in a devout Irish Catholic family whose members attended church every Sunday. Wright felt so connected to her faith that she insisted on attending a Catholic high school, St Vincent’s College in Potts Point. Alexandra …

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Is Nepal’s geostrategic situation a curse or a boon?

By PKBalachandran Colombo, June 27 (Ceylon Today): As the US-China conflict escalates since President Xi Jinping began challenging US hegemony in the Asia-Pacific region, the United States has fought its way into the Nepal in a bid to nullify China’s growing influence there. China and the United States are using economic engagement as a subterfuge to penetrate and influence the …

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Magic of “THREE” and Gurez

Added June 27, 2022 Rashmi Talwar View from the top of Razdan. “Three” spellings of Gurez Just as a love child is called by many affectionate names, so is our little Gurez. By this parameter, the formal name or “kanaam school” is Gurez. The other two are the spoils of the first in what is considered affection or affection. Gurez: …

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Why revanchist claims on places of worship are legally untenable

November 9, 2019 was a historic day for the Supreme Court of India. That day, five judges delivered a unanimous verdict in the case of M. Siddiq v. Mahant Suresh Das popularly known as Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid Judgment. In what has been hailed by many as a masterful act of judicial policy, the panel, speaking with one voice in a …

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Treasure hunters share love of adventure and history in ‘Uncharted Expedition’ preview – St George News

ST. GEORGE- Legends of abandoned gold mines, hidden caches of Spanish silver and lost cities of ancient civilizations have long captivated residents of the American West, once drawing thousands of treasure hunters from near and far to explore canyons, caves and remote cliffs. Promotional photo showing a team of treasure hunters referring to a topographic map of their area, Washington …

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Lhasa-Nyingchi railway marks first year of operation

Photo taken on June 5, 2021 shows Shannan Railway Station in Shannan, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. Officially put into operation on June 25 last year, the Lhasa-Nyingchi Railway provided southeast Tibet with access to rail services for the first time in history. With a planned speed of 160 km/h, the 435 km railway marks the launch of the country’s …

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Red Roof murder suspect says as a Buddhist he would never hurt anyone

Placeholder while loading article actions The banging outside Room 207 of the Red Roof Hotel just before midnight was a harbinger of trouble. Two men, including one masked, demanded to speak to an occupant, according to the police. Her boyfriend, also in the room, grabbed a machete and headed outside. Exactly what happened next is unclear. But detectives in Montgomery …

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Tribes show little interest in offering abortions on reservations despite speculation they might

Rachael Lorenzo began hearing the questions several weeks ago from strangers on Twitter and journalists seeking interviews: Since Native American tribes are sovereign nations, with their own laws, could they offer abortion on indigenous lands in states that may soon ban abortion? And would they? The speculation began last month, after a draft of a U.S. Supreme Court opinion suggested …

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Rector (House for Duty) vacancy in East Anglia

A unique opportunity to serve as Rector of the ancient and beautiful Church of St Botolph in the heart of historic Cambridge on a home of duty basis. The Church has traditional and permanent links with the city and the dress. It stands at the old Trumpington Gate to the city and is committed to welcoming visitors, travelers and passers-by. …

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Links between Buddhism and Islam

During his ongoing visit to Cambodia, the Secretary General of the Muslim World League (RABITAH) paid courtesy visits to the Supreme Patriarchs of the two Buddhist orders in Cambodia, cementing the good relations between Islam and Buddhism in the Kingdom. During his meeting on Tuesday with Venerable Tep Vong, the Supreme Grand Patriarch of Mahanikaya of Cambodia, Dr Mohammad bin …

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How to celebrate the Celtic tradition of the summer solstice

Trailblazery founder Kathy Scott examines our Celtic connection to the summer solstice, which is celebrated Tuesday, June 21. In Ireland, our ancestors understood the interconnectedness and how we relate to all things. The ancients marked the seasons and cycles of birth, death and rebirth in nature. They honored the eight pivot points of the Wheel of the Year with ritual …

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The textbook controversy in Karnataka

Why has the revision of textbooks in the state aroused opposition from several communities, writers and students? Why has the revision of textbooks in the state aroused opposition from several communities, writers and students? The story so far: A Textbook Review Committee headed by Rohith Chakrathirtha has been set up in Karnataka following a memorandum submitted by the Karnataka Brahmin …

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Nepal rejects US semi-military project

Emboldened by its success in coercing Nepal to ratify the controversial Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) pact in February, the United States undertook the equally difficult task of getting Nepal to join its state partnership program ( PPS). But the ambitious decision to give a military dimension to US-Nepalese relations has turned into a boomerang. In the face of vehement and …

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Sri Lankan students demand the resignation of the government in the face of the crisis

COLOMBO – Thousands of state university students marched in the Sri Lankan capital on Monday to demand the resignation of the president and prime minister due to an economic crisis that has caused severe shortages of essential supplies and disrupted means subsistence and education of the population. Students say President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is responsible for the worst economic crisis since …

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International Yoga Day 2022 Date, Theme, History, Meaning

On December 11, 2014, the United Nations proclaimed 21st of June as the International Yoga Day by resolution 69/131. International Yoga Day aims to raise awareness around the world of the many benefits of practicing yoga. Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice originating in India. The word “yoga” comes from Sanskrit and means to …

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Coming to the Cummer on June 25

This exhibition will present 67 masterpieces collected by John D. Rockefeller III (1906-1978) and his wife Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller (1909-1992), illuminating the cultures and history of Asia. This important collection highlights the ability of art to encourage intercultural dialogue and to influence economic and public policies. The selection of sculptures, bronzes and ceramics ranges from the end of the 6e …

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Zen master Robert Aitken remembers

Robert Aitken was born on this day, June 19, in Philadelphia, 1917. Soon after, the family moved to Hawai’i. He is remembered as one of the first Westerners to be recognized as a Zen master. I happen to reference it by name 139 times on my Monkey Mind blog. Here is an appreciation that I wrote, or more precisely taken …

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Balance of power – The Sun Nigeria

Last week, our attention on this page has been focused on finding solutions to our security challenges. So many solutions offered in line with the known tradition of our release on this page. We don’t just pick flaws to find mistakes, the intention has always been to provide viable answers to our initial challenges. The media have done it, but …

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Singapore-born filmmaker weaves dark twist on family duty in short film

When writer-director Leon Cheo was making his Indeed Rising Voices short film “The 25th Filial Exemplar,” he drew inspiration from old Hollywood films with terrifying portrayals of the parent-child relationship, both classic (“Psycho”) and unintentionally camp (“Mommie Dearest”). But his initial creative spark came from something much closer to home: an article he read about a man in China who …

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Watch Satyajit Ray’s ‘Devi’ amid religious tension in India

As a new stage of religious tension arises in the subcontinent, it was heartening to see Australians warming up to the great Bengali director Satyajit Ray. Although there is an undoubted genius in his cinema, the work has also sparked interest in the wider meaning of Bengal in Bangladesh, India and the subcontinent. For all the latest news, follow the …

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China destroys sustainable ecosystem in Tibet by dumping toxic and ordinary waste: report

The Chinese government is exploiting Tibet by dumping toxic waste in the Himalayan country, destroying its environment. According to reports cited by Tibet Press, Beijing views Tibet as a waste dumping ground rather than a “safe haven” further depriving controlled Tibetan territories of basic methods of sustainable waste disposal. China is also not providing adequate resources to protect the country …

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UVA acquires valuable collection of rare Chinese books

Barbara Heritage, Associate Director and Curator of Rare Book School’s Collections, said: “The Guanhailou Collection offers a broad yet deep look at China’s book culture – not only its technical innovations, which were numerous, but also how the culture of writing, printing, and book-making developed widely in China and then spread to Korea and Japan. Jack Chen, professor of Chinese …

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VP Naidu denounces denigration of any religion

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today stressed the importance of world peace for the progress of humanity and said that ‘terrorism, division and hatred have no place in a civilized society’ . Interacting with students from Indian Institute of Democratic Leadership at Upa-Rashtrapati Nivas, Naidu reiterated that Indians are not only proud of their own culture but also respect all …

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Former Xinjiang party chief Chen Quanguo takes new post as deputy chief of central rural labor steering group

Chen Quanguo Photo: ts.cn Chen Quanguo, former secretary of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CPC) Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Regional Committee, assumed the post of deputy head of the Central Steering Group of Rural Labor, according to state media. On Tuesday, a symposium on studying and implementing Chinese President Xi Jinping’s directives on issues of agriculture, rural areas and farmers’ livelihoods was …

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A school resource officer provides security on the campus of Newport Harbor High

Office of School Resources Garrett Gergins Being born and raised “in a very religious family” and eventually graduating in biblical studies and theology with a minor in communications, it’s no surprise that 31-year-old Garrett Gergins is “passionate about religion.” But he’s also passionate about his current position: School Resource Officer (SRO) with the Newport Beach Police Department. Without a uniform, …

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Explained: why a senior Google engineer claimed his AI-powered chatbot, LaMDA, is “responsive”

A senior Google engineer has claimed that the company’s artificial intelligence-based chatbot language model for dialog applications (LaMDA) had become “sensitive”. Engineer, Blake Lemoine, posted a blog post calling LaMDA a “nobody” after having conversations with the AI ​​bot on topics including religion, consciousness, and robotics. The claims have also sparked a debate about the capabilities and limitations of AI-based …

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A decade of stargazing on top of the world

* The Ngari Observatory in Tibet celebrated its 10th year on the “roof of the world”, continuing the endless exploration of the sky by the Chinese people. * Thanks to Ngari’s fine and clean atmosphere with much less smoke, dust and water vapour, and low rainfall, the observatory is the highest and best astronomical observation point in the northern hemisphere. …

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Evolution mechanics and new character details revealed

At the end of July 2022, Digimon Survive will be released on most major consoles and before that the game mechanics and story of the game have been explained. Recently, new details on how to evolve Digimons in Digimon Survive have been revealed, including a new character that will be introduced to the game. What is Kemonogami Folklore? “The indigenous …

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Police hand over Swapna Suresh’s lawyer for hurting religious feelings

Kochi/Palakkad: Kerala Police said on Saturday they had registered a non-dischargeable case against a lawyer from Swapna Suresh, charged in a case of smuggling gold through diplomatic channels, for allegedly hurting religious feelings by the through social media. The attorney was facing the case for his May 25 social media post criticizing the attire of a state-run bus driver. This …

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Lama’s heartfelt novel documents a Tibetan family’s exile and ponders the meaning of home

Forced removals, occupations, war, natural disasters and other brutal disruptions are now recognized as responsible for traumas that resonate for generations. Even across decades and distances, people are haunted by the injustices done to their families and communities. The Tibetan writer Tsering Yangzom Lama is among those whose origins weigh heavily on her. In his tender first novel, We measure …

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NOT: It’s still forbidden for Bon Odori

PETALING JAYA: While Sultan Selangor has ordered state religious authorities to allow the Bon Odori festival to continue, the Islamist party PAS remains adamant that Muslims should stay away from the Japanese cultural holiday in Shah Alam. The PAS ulema and the women’s wing have both said Muslims should not attend the July 16 event, saying the Japanese festival contains …

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