The Tibetan Election Commission in-exile has officially announced the commencement of the electoral process of the 2021 general elections of Sikyong (political leader)/ president of Central Tibetan Administration and members of the 17th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile.Chief Election Commissioner, Wangdue Tsering told ANI that the registration process of the Tibetan voters will start from September 01 and it may continue till mid October 2020.It is obvious that the ongoing crisis due to COVID-19 would also have an impact on the election process. So the role of social media will play a vital role in such circumstances. The election commission has come up with online posters and cartoon / graphic films to make the Tibetan voters aware about the general elections 2021. The election commission has also made provisions of punishment for negative campaigning during these elections.As per the announcement, the Regional Election Commissions, the Registration Officers, and the general voters are requested to follow the voter's registration process as per the election rules and regulations and the guidelines. Voters' registration shall begin from September 01, 2020 and must conclude by October 15, 2020.
The Department of Health, Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) observed the World Breastfeeding Week in Himachal Pradesh's Dharamshala. World Breastfeeding Week began from August 01 and it will end on August 07. A 5-minute video was screened to spread awareness on breastfeeding theme. Every year Health Department organise this week to educate expecting mothers about the significance of breastfeeding and its long term health benefits for the child as well as for the mother. The event began with the announcement of winners and screening of their video presentations.
The Election Commission of Central Tibetan Administration, popularly known as the government-in-exile, on Wednesday (Aug 05) announced the start of the process for 2021 general elections. Election Commission held a press conference to make an official announcement of upcoming election of fifth Sikyong (president of the CTA) and the 17th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile in Dharamshala. In an interview with ANI, Wangdu Tsering, the chief election Commissioner in-exile says, "The main purpose of today's conference is to announce the election process and the whole model code of conduct will be started from today (Aug 05). The candidates who want to campaign can start their campaigning but they have to follow the instructions of the election commission."Wangdu Tsering said the Office of the Election Commission is committed to conducting the election as per the stipulated time period "despite the current challenges precipitated by the COVID-19 crisis".
Domestic flights resumed operations in Nepal from September 21 after 7-month halt. Domestic Terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport wore the "new-normal" look with sanitizer stands and marked floors to ensure social distancing. Temperature of the passengers was being checked at the terminal. The health protocol to prevent the spread of the virus has been implemented strictly by the airports.
With the arrival of two sets of rail to revive operation in the Janakpur-Jaynagar section, trial for Nepal's first broad-gauge railway service in Janakpur has begun from September 18. Remained halted for past six years for upgrade the previous narrow-gauge, now a broad-gauge is expected to come into operation after Dashain-Tihar. With its operation, the first trans-border railway connection between India and Nepal would again be established.People gathered in large numbers at halt station in Janakpur on Friday afternoon to see and welcome the arriving train procured by Government of Nepal from Konkan Railways of India. Nepal's Railway Department has procured the rail engines and coaches from Kokan India for 84 crore 65 lakhs Nepali rupees."I am very-very happy as it is set to resume which shows the united work of Indian and Nepali Government. It would prove best for the people of Mithilanchal to ferry and also would increase comfort of people," Ram Lakhan Tapar from Janakpur who came to see the arriving train told ANI.Operated using diesel and electricity, each set has 5 bogies (coaches). Out of them one is AC coach while three are General bogies. One of the set's engines has been designed with the capacity to accommodate passengers. Combining the 5 bogies, it bears the capacity of 1300 passengers at a time. The 34 kilometer broad-gauge railway track has been built with Indian assistance. It would revive the earlier Janakpur-Jaynagar railways connection between India and Nepal.The Kurtha-Jaynagar railway track measuring 35 kilometres in length section was constructed with the technical and financial support of India. The railway track is likely to come into operation after Dashain and Tihar festivals.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that misinformation is being spread that farmers won't get correct prices. He hailed the passage of agriculture bills in Lok Sabha and slammed opposition for not supporting the reforms. PM Modi's statements came in the backdrop of protests across nation against passage of bills. PM Modi was speaking at a railway bridge inauguration event in Bihar. He inaugurated the Kosi Rail Mega Bridge, new rail lines and electrification projects. The event was held via video-conferencing. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal was also present at the event. Kosi Rail Mahasetu is 1.9 KM long and its construction cost is Rs. 516 Crore. This bridge is of strategic importance along the India-Nepal border. Assembly polls in Bihar are likely to be held in October-November.
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A group of young people pick up garbage on the hills in Dharamshala every Sunday. They have named themselves as 'Dhauladhar Cleaners'. They are motivating local people regarding garbage management and its disposal. Team is educating youth to make the city clean, and their main focus is to work towards solution for pollution. Sandhya, a research scholar, said, "We collect garbage on every Sunday. Our aim is to make people aware about garbage management and motivate them to keep this place clean."
Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama's security is being tightened following the detention of two persons who were allegedly tracking his movement on the directions of Chinese national Charlie Peng. Police arrested both who were allegedly tracking Dalai Lama’s movement. Earlier, Charlie Peng was booked by ED for allegedly running money laundering racket. Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur spoke about Dalai Lama’s security. Thakur said that he had directed the state police to further strengthen the Dalai Lama's security and instructed them to be more vigilant and cautious in Dharamshala where his residence is located. Watch the full video for more.
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Recovery rate of Nepal's COVID-19 infected patients stood at around 56 percent in an early fortnight of August, while towards the end of the month, it has dipped down to 54, increasing worries and panic for health workers and government. Fatalities attributed to deadly virus crossed 100 mark in mid-August. As month marches to end, it doubled with 14 deaths on Sunday taking the number to 221. It was the month of (mid) May, the Himalayan Nation, buffered in between India and China had recorded its first fatality due to Corona Virus. Nepal recorded a single-day rise of 1221 cases with 14 more fatalities to deadly virus taking toll of infected to 38,561 while a number of recovered ones stands at 20, 822. Till Sunday, a total of 144 Corona infected patients are kept in the Intensive Care Unit whereas 17 are in ventilator throughout the nation. Though some patients underwent Plasma Therapy, 20 of them only have recovered fully till last week, the Health Ministry data showed. With the swift rise in COVID-19 cases, doctors along with other medical workers working on the frontline of the pandemic are facing increased pressure. More than 50 doctors were reported to be infected while working on the front line treating patients whose coronavirus test was not done before being admitted or brought to the hospital. Falling short of beds for COVID-19 infected patients with a decreased rate of recovery, the Government under the leadership of KP Sharma Oli has added up beds in hospitals around nation. In the month of January, Nepal was the first nation in South Asia to confirm the infection in a Wuhan returnee Nepali citizen.
For the first time in American history, a Black and South Asian woman has been chosen for national office by a major political party. CNN reports presumptive Democratic nominee former Vice President Joe Biden named Sen. Kamala Harris on Tuesday as his running mate. Harris follows Democrat Geraldine Ferraro and Republican Sarah Palin as only the third woman to be chosen as the running mate on a presidential ticket.
The Regional Tibetan Youth Congress in Toronto held protest in front of Chinese Consulates to show solidarity with India over the recent Chinese military intrusion in the Galwan Valley, Eastern Ladakh..