Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Mon 27, Jan 2020 06:55 PM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
 MENU
Home
News
Photo News
Opinions
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
Interviews
Travels
Health
Obituaries
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
China shuts down Wuhan amidst outbreak of Coronavirus, no case reported in Tibet yet
China and Nepal Sign ‘Secret agreement’ targeting Tibetans crossing border
CTA rebukes clause to recognize ‘One China policy’ as Myanmar-China signs OBOR agreement
University of Maryland announces termination of its Confucius Institute
FIR registered as motorcycles set on fire in McLoed Ganj, probe underway
US Congress confirms 2020 funding for Tibet
Taiwanese man pretending to be a Tibetan Lama sentenced for Rape
Former Minister Gyari Dolma announces running for Sikyong elections in 2021
A project for an Academic institute of Buddhist Studies is underway, Says His Holiness
12 Tibetans sentenced in Sog for “attempting to spread the evil influence of religion”
 Latest Photo News
Shrutika Sharma from Nainital, Uttrakhand, wins the Miss Himalaya Pageant 2019, seen with her are first runners up Shalika Rana and second runners up Sapna Devi. Oct. 13, 2019 Phayu Photo: Kunsang Gashon
Nearly 3000 Students from eight countries listened to teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Three day annual teachings for youth began today. June 3, 2019. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is being escorted to the teaching site at Tsuglakhang temple, May 13, 2019. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
more photos »
Advertisement
Indian Foreign secretary to visit Dharamsala: report
Phayul[Friday, July 09, 2010 18:10]

Dharamsala, July 9: India’s Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao is visiting Dharmasala, the exile hometown of the Dalai Lama and the base for the Tibetan Government-in-Exile, Saturday but it is not known if she will meet the Tibetan leader.

Indian and Tibetan officials are so far tight-lipped on the details of Rao's visit.

"Nirupama Rao is visiting Dharamsala for two days from July 10," Bhim Sen, principal secretary to Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, told IANS.

The foreign secretary is a former Indian ambassador to China.

Sen did not say if Rao would meet the Dalai Lama.

“She has been declared a state guest by the (Himachal) government," Sen said. "She will arrive July 10 and depart for Delhi the next day."

Monika Jain, director in the ministry of external affairs at McLeodganj, a hill-top town in Dharamsala, said: “The purpose of her visit will be confirmed tomorrow.”

Officials of the external affairs ministry and the Dalai Lama's office in New Delhi said they had no knowledge of the visit.

“I am not aware of it,” IANS quoted Tempa Tsering, chief representative of the Dalai Lama in New Delhi, as saying.

The Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama' here in Dharamsala also did not comment on Rao's visit.

“We don't have any comments,” said Tenzin Taklha, joint secretary at the Dalai Lama's office.

IANS, however, cited a source in the Dalai Lama’s office as saying that the foreign secretary would discuss issues relating to Tibetan exiles with the Tibetan leader and with other high-ranking officials of the Tibetan administration.

The source also said the issues concerning the Tibetan leader’s security would be discussed during the visit.

Rao's visit to Dharamsala has reportedly been cancelled a number of times earlier.

“Her visits have been cancelled three to four times earlier,” Deputy Commissioner (Kangra) R.S. Gupta said.

The foreign secretary had been scheduled to visit Dharamsala July 3.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Polish journalists denied Chinese Visa, blacklisted for criticizing China
Indian Foreign secretary to visit Dharamsala: report
China asked to release award-winning Tibetan activist brothers
Google says China has renewed its license
Nalanda varsity revival, minus the Dalai Lama
The Dalai Lama
Modernising Tibet masks deep contradictions
Reservoir nearing collapse poses threat to Qinghai Tibet railway
His Holiness' 75th Birthday celebrated in Moscow
Canberra Celebrates His Holiness’s 75th Birthday
Advertisement
Advertisement
Photo Galleries
Advertisement
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2020 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement