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Gloomy 2023 for Sikkim as flash flood wreaks havoc; Dalai Lama’s visit brings some solace

Gangtok, December 17: Sikkim will remember 2023 mostly as a gloomy year due to the deaths of scores of people in a massive flash flood in Teesta River triggered by a cloudburst in glacial South Lhonak Lake. At least 42 people were killed, while 77 others remained missing and thousands were displaced as the raging Teesta, which was in spate after the cloudburst in north Sikkim on October 4, inundated towns and villages downstream. At least 1,173 houses were damaged and 13 bridges washed away, while the Chungthang hydroelectric power...
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Dalai Lama arrives in Sikkim for 3-day visit after 13 years

Gangtok, December 11: Tibetan spiritual leader the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, arrived here on Monday morning for a three-day visit to Sikkim after a gap of 13 years. He will impart teachings on the "Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattvas" during his stay in the Himalayan state. The Dalai Lama landed at the Libing army helipad around 10.30 am in East Sikkim where he was received by Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang. He was also accorded a grand welcome by monks of various monasteries in the state with a traditional Buddhist...

Dalai Lama addresses group of monks, delegates at Global Buddhist Summit

NEW DELHI, APRIL 21: Tibetan Spiritual Leader the Dalai Lama on Friday participated in the Global Buddhist Summit and addressed a group of monks and other delegates who have gathered here for the 2-day event, sources said. He spoke for about half an hour and emphasised on Buddhist philosophy and values. The first-of-its-kind summit began on Thursday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the inaugural session. Modi, in his address, said the world is passing through challenges such as war, economic instability, terrorism, religious extremism and climate change and asserted...
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