Himachal Pradesh

French Government concerned about Tibet, says Dalai Lama

Dharamshala, Dec 18 : Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has said that the French Government is concerned about the plight of Tibet.

The Dalai Lama told the State Legislators of Himachal Pradesh that during his recent visit abroad he had met important members of the European Unions including President Sarkozy of France. He said that they had expressed "serious concerns about Tibet".

Last month, the Tibetan spiritual leader met the European parliamentarians and also French President Nicolas Sarkozy, sharing his concerns over the situation in Tibet.

Dalai Lama praised India for its developed culture on spreading non-violence and peace focusing India to set them as an example to the world.

Himachal farmers demand minimum support price for Ginger crop

Himachal PradeshShillai (HP), Nov 25 : Ginger farmers in Himachal Pradesh have demanded that the State Government should fix minimum support price for their crop.

Shillai area in Sirmaur district is famous for producing good varieties of ginger.

Ginger farmers have alleged apathy of the State Government towards them despite their crop fetching valuable foreign exchange from overseas markets.

Dalai Lama may appoint a regent to succeed him

Dalai LamaDharamsala (Himachal Pradesh), Nov. 24: Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, is considering appointing a regent to lead the Tibetan movement after his death until his reincarnation is old enough to take over.

According to The Times, the idea was discussed this week at an unprecedented meeting of 600 Tibetan exiles in Dharamsala, the seat if the exiled Tibetan Government.

It is the latest proposal intended to ensure a smooth succession after the death of the Dalai Lama, who is 73 and has been suffering recently from ill health.

Tibetans likely to back "Middle Way", hope for best

Dharamsala, Nov 21: The ongoing conclave of Tibetan exiles in Dharamsala has reportedly failed to find a viable alternative to the Dalai Lama''s "Middle Way" approach to China.

The participants today admitted that they could do little more than hope for a softening in Beijing''s stance.

Samdong Rinpoche, Tibetan Prime Minister in-exile said, any decision taken in the meeting will be made public in due time.

"Now that group discussions are over, whatever the group has discussed, that should be made public. So number one is plenary session, easy for the media. Whatever they had to discuss they have discussed ," he added.

Shimla witnesses its first snowfall of season

Himachal PradeshKufri (H. P.), Nov 20 : Tourism industry in Himachal Pradesh state expects good business, as Kufri hill resort of the state received its first snowfall of the season on Thursday.

Kufri, near Shimla lay under a 30-cm thick blanket of snow.

Following the global economic meltdown, tourism industry is facing a downfall. Fresh snowfall has given a new ray of hope to the people related to tourism industry as they hope tourists will now start coming to the hill station.

Tibetan exiles gather for a six-day meeting in Dharamsala

Tibetan exiles gather for a six-day meeting in DharamsalaDharamsala, Nov 17 : Hundreds of Tibetan exiles today gathered here for a six-day long meeting to discuss the future course of action after the failure of eight round of talks with China.

Tibetan exiles from across the globe have come for the special meeting called on by the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader.