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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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Summary: Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh) [India], Sep 1 (ANI): Members of the Tibetan Women's Association on Saturday held a peaceful protest in Dharamshala to express solidarity with the pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong.
NEW DELHI -- Hindu hard-line group 'Anti-Terrorist Front' has threatened to dig the pitch at the HPCA stadium if the Pakistan-India fixture is allowed to take place in Dharamshala.
With beckoning mountains in the distance, Kangra airport is itself a picturesque gateway to Dharamshala. The silence of the airport is a welcome relief from the airplane's roaring engines.
Summary: Kangra (Himachal Pradesh) [India], Aug 29 (ANI): Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau on Thursday caught the junior engineer of Dharamshala Municipal Corporation (DMC) taking a bribe for giving completion certificate to a hotel owner in the city, police said.
Summary: Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh) [India], Aug 17 (ANI): All educational institutions will remain closed due to heavy rains in Dharamshala district on Saturday.
Summary: Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh) [India], Aug 3 (ANI): A six-member US Congressional delegation on Saturday visited the Kashag Secretariat of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) here and assured necessary support to the Tibetans for preserving their religion and culture.
Summary: Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh) [India], Jun 12 (ANI): Dharamshala has been covered in thick smoke due to incidents of forest fire in and around the district.