Gaya, Feb 17 (ANI): Hundreds of Buddhist monks held special prayers for world peace and prosperity in Bihar. The 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje presided over the week-long special prayer session of 33rd ‘Kagyu Monlam’. According to a Buddhist website, the word monlam could be translated as "the path of aspiration". Tibetan mon means a wish, desire, aspiration and lam - a path. “The 33rd Kagyu Monlam 2016 is officially commencing from today and at present his holiness 17th Karmapa is in session,” said head of publicity department of Kagyu Monlam, Gompo Chering.
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Tensions on the Sino-Indian border, which snowballed into a crisis at Doklam in 2017, have come down dramatically after the informal summit between the leaders of the two countries at Wuhan in April 2018.
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