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  • "Power of Indian Wit on Tibetan Cause" | Friends of Tibet (INDIA)
    periodicals the news papers that they used to send me I very much enjoyed watching watching this collection of cartoons on Tibet The collection and the commentary are excellent I appreciate Prof Samdhong Rinpoche August 25 2005 Dharamshala Dharamshala The power of Indian wit in conveying the full import of vicissitudes in the Tibetan struggle for greater freedom is on display here at the McLeod community hall a unique travelling exhibition The journey of this travelling exhibition first began from Cochin in Kerala on the 70th birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama 6 July with almost all the major cities of India on its itinerary The exhibition is an initiative of the Friends of Tibet a Bombay based group which aims to spread awareness about Tibet in India Thirty selected cartoons on Tibet by 15 renowned Indian cartoonists from 1950 2005 with commentary by Claude Arpi are displayed in this four day exhibition Indian Cartoonists on Tibet Inaugurating the exhibition here today Kalon Tripa Prof Samdhong Rinpoche also shared his penchant for cartoons especially those of the late Shankar Kalon Tripa is a great fan of cartoonists That s why we requested him to inaugurate this exhibition says Sethu

    Original URL path: http://friendsoftibet.org/mediaonfot/20050825_cartoon.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Breaching the Wall | Media on FoT ~ Friends of Tibet (INDIA)
    at the institute He was soon arrested but the incident left some red faces in the Government and Delhi expressed its regrets to the Chinese delegation Tsundue who is general secretary of the Mumbai based Friends of Tibet may now face several charges for breaching the security cordon Security officials say that he may have climbed the building three days in advance as hundreds of student leaders were put under

    Original URL path: http://friendsoftibet.org/mediaonfot/2005.04.28-breaching_the_wall.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Chinese PM Sees "Asian Century" for Information Technology Industry | Media on FoT ~ Friends of Tibet (INDIA)
    to launch what he called the Asian century of information technology Mr Wen also toured the Indian Space Research Organization and the Bangalore offices of China s largest telecommunication equipment maker Huawei Technologies During a visit at the Indian Institute of Science and Technology a Tibetan youth climbed up a tower and shouted anti China slogans and tossed down pamphlets On Saturday Tibetan youths staged a protest in front of

    Original URL path: http://friendsoftibet.org/mediaonfot/2005.04.20-chinese_pm_sees_asian_century-voa.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Chinese premier begins India sojourn amidst expectations of a breakthrough on border dispute | Media on FoT ~ Friends of Tibet (INDIA)
    Dawei China reviewed the agenda for the Singh Wen summit Both had held talks in Beijing on 30th and 31st March reviving the mechanism of Joint Working Group to discuss the border issue Sunday India s National Security Advisor M K Naryanan will confer Vice Foreign Minister Dai Bingguo to give a final shape to the agenda Both are the officially designated Special Representatives on the border row The two countries have already held four rounds of border talks mostly when Atal Behari Vajpayee was the prime Minister Chinese premier is accompanied by a 100 member delegation When he flew into Bangalore from Colombo he was received by Karnataka chief minister Dharam Singh and governor TN Chaturvedi During the next 24 hours his engagements are a visit to India s largest IT exporter Tata Consultancy Services which has a huge workforce in China as well and the R D centre of Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies He will go round the Indian Space Research Organisation ISRO which is gearing up to launch commercial satellite into geo stationary and polar orbits Another engagement is interaction with top scientists at India s premier Indian Institute of Science Tibetan Arrested Bangalore Police have detained two leaders of the Regional Tibetan Youth Congress RTYC as a preventive measure ahead of the arrival of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao Police said the RTYC leaders Pema Tseten and Gelek Passang were taken into custody to prevent them from mobilising Tibetan students to stage any surprise protest Members of the Friends of Tibet and RTYC have already said impromptu protests will be held in the city since the Police had denied permission to hold a 24 hour fast in front of the Mahatma Gandhi statue during Wen s visit Bangalore is home to over 100 Tibetan families while

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  • India, China to lead Asian century in IT industry | Media on FoT ~ Friends of Tibet (INDIA)
    1960s India accuses China of occupying 38 000 km2 of Kashmir territory whilst China claims 90 000 km2 now part of Arunachal Pradesh a north eastern Indian state Both countries fought a short but bloody war in 1962 However since then the demarcation lines have been peaceful thanks in part to two agreements signed in 1993 and 1996 respectively Wen Jiabao arrived in India from Pakistan yesterday on the final leg of a tour that included Sri Lanka and Bangladesh About 30 issues are on the discussion table most important of all energy With an average 8 9 per cent growth rate China needs energy it must buy abroad India is in a similar predicament Both governments want to cooperate to gain access to stable energy supplies in the world oil and gas market At the same time the two Asian giants want to promote mutual trade relations Sino Indian trade has in fact been growing fast from US 7 billion in 2003 2004 to US 13 6 in 2004 2005 This is why both are exploring establishing a free trade zone removing all barriers to good services and people between the two countries In his visit to Bangalore India s IT capital Wen stressed the need for cooperation to achieve the Asian century in the IT industry Cooperation is just like two pagodas temples one hardware and one software Wen said Combined we can take the leadership position in the world he added Tibet however remains a stumbling bloc between the two countries Since the Dalai Lama s flight from his homeland in 1959 following an aborted uprising against Chinese rule in the territory he and the Tibetan government in exile have been living in exile in India So far neither side has said anything about the issue but

    Original URL path: http://friendsoftibet.org/mediaonfot/2005.04.15-india_china_to_lead_asian_century_in_it-asianews.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Dharam looking into COD report on security lapse | Media on FoT ~ Friends of Tibet (INDIA)
    The report has come I am looking into it Singh said on the probe by COD which was ordered by the government after a Tibetan staged a protest from atop the main building at the Indian Institute of Science during Wen s visit there on Sunday Tenzin Tsundue General Secretary of Friends of India India organisation had shouted slogans in support of Tibet and unfurled Tibetan flag even as Wen

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  • "IB Had Tipped-Off Police About Tibetan Protester" | Friends of Tibet (INDIA)
    Corps of Detectives CoD DGP K R Sreenivasan conducting an inquiry into the security lapse is now expected to submit his report to chief minister N Dharam Singh on Wednesday Sreenivasan told The Times of India on Tuesday that he has taken a day extra to complete his report The chief minister too told reporters that he would get the report on Wednesday Sources said the Intelligence Bureau had sent a fax to their counterparts in the state informing that Tenzin Tsundue national general secretary of Friends of Tibet and another person Sethu Das a sympathiser of the Tibet cause hailing from Kochi were in Bangalore to stage a protest before the Chinese Premier The note had also mentioned Tenzin s earlier misadventure when he scaled the 14th floor of a Mumbai hotel to stage a protest during the then Chinese PM s visit to that city in 2002 The state intelligence top brass too had passed on the note to the city police The VVIP security Special Branch and law and order wings of the city police were aware of the note Prior to that note the Intelligence Bureau had sent an advisory on two other Tibetan activists They

    Original URL path: http://friendsoftibet.org/mediaonfot/2005.04.13-ib_tipped_off_police.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Wen: China, India can lead world in IT | Media on FoT ~ Friends of Tibet (INDIA)
    Tibetan protester shouted anti China slogans and tossed down pamphlets from a tower that he had scaled The protester identified by police as Tenzin Tsundue general secretary of the Friends of Tibet surprised police when he emerged from the tower of the Victorian era building after Wen arrived Tsundue had threatened protests against Chinese rule in Tibet before Wen s visit even though Bangalore police refused a permit to hold demonstrations India has played host to Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government in exile since he fled Tibet in 1959 after a failed uprising against Chinese rule Wen was inside the research centre addressing top Indian scientists during the incident police and witness said He left for New Delhi shortly afterwards His first official meeting in New Delhi yesterday was with the chief of the ruling Congress Party Sonia Gandhi A meeting with External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh scheduled for yesterday evening has been postponed to today Wen will also hold talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today to discuss a possible free trade agreement and a long running border dispute that led to a brief war in 1962 China the world s fastest growing major economy is a manufacturing hub for mobile phones textiles cars and industrial equipment and is eyeing co operation with India to expand its access to software If India and China co operate in the information technology industry we will be able to lead the world technology industry and when that particular day comes it will signify the coming of the Asian century of the IT industry Wen said India s software sector contributes 4 to the country s gross domestic product and grew 43 during the fiscal year to March 2004 The industry is expected to earn 75bn by 2008

    Original URL path: http://friendsoftibet.org/mediaonfot/2005.04.12-china_india_can_lead_world_in_it-afp.html (2016-04-25)
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