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.
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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The Himachal Pradesh government has decided to resume inter-state bus service from on October 14. The bus service was suspended for nearly seven months to curb the spread of COVID-19. Inter-state bus service will completely resume in phases. In the first phase, the Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) is running buses on 25 routes. Services resumed on routes of neigbouring states. COVID-19 protocols are being followed in buses.