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‘…this anti-nationalist toolkit’: Nadda slams Rahul Gandhi | Latest News India

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It’s unfortunate that the Congress party is indulging in anti-national activities. After being repeatedly rejected by the nation, Rahul Gandhi has now become a permanent part of this anti-nationalist toolkit, said BJP president JP Nadda.

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Morning brief: TMC MP slams BJP leaders for sharing stage with Bilkis rapist | Latest News India

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‘Monsters…’: Mahua Moitra after BJP leaders seen on stage with Bilkis Bano’s rapist

Trinamool MP Mahua Moitra (File Photo/PTI)
Trinamool MP Mahua Moitra (File Photo/PTI)

Shailesh Bhatt, one of the 11 convicts in the Bilkis Bano gangrape and murder case, was seen on stage with BJP MP Jasvant Sinh Bhabhor and MLA Sailesh Bhabhor. Read more

New tax regime, other rules to kick in from Apr 1: What taxpayers need to know

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Watch: Mumbai’s historic WPL title gets overshadowed by controversial Shafali Verma decision, Delhi raise question

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Dalai Lama bowls a googly at China, appoints Mongolian head of Buddhism | Latest News India

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The 14th Dalai Lama is a frail 87 year old who believes that he will live up to the biological age of 113 and has no immediate plans to announce his reincarnation as head of influential Gelugpa school of Tibetan Buddhism. The Communist Party of China hates him and calls him a “splittist” as President Xi Jinping pursues his Sinicization of Tibet policy with Beijing abrogating the power of official reincarnations of high lamas of the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Yet at this advanced age, the cancer survivor managed to bowl a googly to Beijing and clean bowled Xi Jinping regime by announcing the reincarnation of the third most senior lama or spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism and the head of the Gelugpa school in land-locked nation of Mongolia. The tenth Khalkha Jetsun Dhampa Rinpoche was anointed by the 14th Dalai Lama in a ceremony attended by some 600 Mongolians who travelled to Dharamshala to attend an event that has huge ramifications in this running battle between the Dalai Lama and the CPC and for survival of Tibetan Buddhism.

The 14th Dalai Lama with the Tenth Khalkha Jetsun Dhanoa Rinpoche in Dharamshala
The 14th Dalai Lama with the Tenth Khalkha Jetsun Dhanoa Rinpoche in Dharamshala

There are unconfirmed reports that the eight year old boy, who was born in the US in 2015, was anointed as the Tenth Khalka in a ceremony at Mongolia’s biggest GandanTegchinlen Monastery in end-February. The ceremony was attended by the Abbot of the monastery and the high lamas of Mongolia. However, Tibetan Buddhism experts say that the eight year boy only got legitimacy after he was declared reincarnation on March 8, culmination of the exercise that the 14th Dalai Lama undertook when he visited Ulan Bator in 2016.

The Tenth Khalkha is one of the twin boys named Aguidau and Achiltai Attanmar and belongs to one of the richest business and political empires in Ulan Bator. The Dalai Lama institution in Dhamashala remains tight-lipped over the real identity of the new Mongolian Tibetan leader as they feel he would be targeted by the Chinese regime.

The 14th Dalai Lama with the Tenth Khalkha Jetsun Dhanoa Rinpoche in Dharamshala.
The 14th Dalai Lama with the Tenth Khalkha Jetsun Dhanoa Rinpoche in Dharamshala.

Sandwiched between “no limits” allies Russia and China, Mongolia has played a key role in the Dalai Lama Institution as it was the Mongolian King Altan Khan who offered the title of Dalai Lama (Ocean of wisdom) to third Gelugpa Lama Sonam Gyatso, who in return conferred the title of “Brahma”, the king of religion, on Khan. The fourth Dalai Lama Yonten Gyatso was born in 1589 in Mongolia to the Chokar tribal chieftain Tsultrim Cheje, who was the grandson of Altan Khan and his second wife PhaKhen Nula.

While New Delhi has left the religious matter to be sorted out between the Dalai Lama, China, and Mongolia, it is only a matter of time when Beijing starts mounting pressure on Ulan Bator for getting caught unawares. The appointment of Tenth Khalka Rinpoche means that Tibetan Buddhism gets a new lease of life in Mongolia and shows that the 14th Dalai Lama has not backed down in his fight against the Chinese Communist regime and remains a politico-religious force to reckon even in occupied Tibet. That the eight year leader of the head of Buddhist faith in Mongolia was formally anointed in India is also a message for Beijing as the battle for Tibetan plateau continues 73 years after Lhasa fell to Chinese communist forces.

Clearly the tussle between the 14th Dalai Lama and CPC will intensify after this development as the 87 year old has made it public that he will not be reborn in occupied Tibet, leaving the option open that the 15th Dalai Lama could emerge from either the Himalayan Belt or anywhere outside China.

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SCBA seeks audience with CJI over land for lawyers’ chambers | Latest News India

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The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) has written a letter requesting an audience with Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud over the demand for allocating the entire 1.33-acre land granted for the top court’s archives for constructing lawyers’ chambers.

The Supreme Court. (PTI)
The Supreme Court. (PTI)

SCBA president Vikas Singh wrote the letter on Saturday two days after the top court dismissed a petition over the demand but left the matter open to be taken up on the administrative side.

Singh has also sought a discussion on issues including allotment of the building housing the Foreign Correspondents’ Club near the Supreme Court to the SCBA for the construction of additional chambers, space for offices for of the association’s office bearers, etc.

The court on Thursday said that it cannot assert a right to the entirety of 1.33-acre land allocated for Supreme Court Archives. It allotted 0.5-acre land for constructing lawyers’ chambers.

The SCBA has sought the entire 1.33-acre land as it is the only vacant plot situated near the Supreme Court. It argued that in the 0.5-acre space, only 250 chambers could be constructed while the requirement was for about 1000.

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SCBA said if the entire land is available, nearly 700 chambers can be provided, still leaving out eligible lawyers awaiting chambers for 20 years.

Also read: Judiciary ordering land for lawyers’ chambers sends a very wrong message, says SC

The SCBA wrote to the Union government on March 18 demanding the space allotted to the Foreign Correspondents’ Club for additional chambers. The matter is pending and SCBA requested the CJI to take up this issue on the administrative side.

The SCBA said it filed a petition in the Supreme Court in August last year over the matter as their demand for chambers was not addressed earlier.

A bench of the CJI and justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and PS Narasimha dismissed the plea this month. “These are matters which cannot be resolved by the application of judicial standards and have to be taken up on the administrative side of the Supreme Court. Administrative functioning and decision-making, which the current issue requires, cannot be moved to the judicial side.”

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In another letter to CJI on March 17, the SCBA said while the infrastructure for judges and registry officials has increased manifold, no corresponding increase in infrastructure took place for providing facilities for SCBA members.

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