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town (2001 est. pop. 19,200), Himachal Pradesh, N India. Located on the slopes of the Kangra valley at the edge of Dhauladhar range in the outer Himalayas. Dharamsala is noted as the residence of the Dalai LamaDalai Lama
[Tibetan,=oceanic teacher], title of one of the main leaders of Tibetan Buddhism. Believed like his predecessors to be the incarnation of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, 1935–, was installed in 1940.
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. The lower section is a largely Indian market town; the upper section, also known as McLeod Ganj, is a former British hill station and site of the Tibetan government in exile since 1960. The 8th earl of ElginElgin, James Bruce, 8th earl of
, 1811–63, British statesman, son of the 7th earl. He served as governor of Jamaica (1842–46) and in 1847 was appointed governor-general of Canada.
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 is buried in the churchyard of St. John in the Wilderness in Upper Dharamsala.
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The bowlers restricted their hosts to 226 and Ian Bell hit 113 not out in Dharamasala.
Dharamasala, Mar 10(ANI): The Dalai Lama has announced his plan to retire as political head of the exiled Tibetan movement, saying that the time had come for his replacement by a "freely elected" leader.
The Dalai Lama has announced he will retire from political life within days this came in a speech posted on the internet and delivered in the northern Indian hilltown of Dharamasala, the Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader said that he would ask the Tibetan parliament in exile to make the necessary constitutional changes to relieve him of his "formal authority" as head of the Tibetan community outside China.
The Dalai Lama has lived in Dharamasala, India, since a failed Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule in 1959.
The authorities had considered moving the fifth match of the series from Dharamasala but the forecast has improved so the hill city will host its first international match tomorrow morning.
Dharamsala (Himachal Pradesh), Aug 16(ANI): The deteriorating condition of roads in Himachal Pradesh's Dharamasala city is badly affecting the tourism industry.
He also runs a Tibetan government-in-exile at Dharamasala in northern India.