Dalai Lama’s take

NEW DELHI: The Dalai Lama said on Sunday protests in Tibet and Chinese provinces had “shattered” Chinese “propaganda” about the unrest in the region and that the Tibet issue could no longer be “neglected”. “The recent protests all over Tibet have not only contradicted but also shattered the People’s Republic of China’s propaganda that except for a few ‘reactionaries’, the majority of Tibetans enjoy a prosperous and contented life,” the exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader said in a statement. — AFP

Four killed in accident

RANCHI: Four people were killed on Sunday when a truck ran over them in Dhanbad district of Jharkhand, the police said. The accident took place at Rajganj village, 270 km from here. A group of 10 people was crossing the Grand Trunk (GT) road when a truck laden with vegetable coming from Kolkata crushed them. Three people died on the spot while one succumbed to his injuries on the way to the hospital. The condition of one of the injured is said to be critical, a police official said. Angry villagers blocked the GT road for more than three hours, demanding compensation to family members of the victims and arrest of the truck driver. — HNS