Division and factionalism in exile “regrettably shameful”, says Dalai Lama in new letter

By Tenzin NyidonDHARAMSHALA, Feb. 21: A letter to felicitate the 50th founding anniversary of the Kollegal Dhondenling Tibetan settlement in South India, by the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama discouraged the divisive leanings among exile Tibetans including the leadership. Amidst the celebrations, a poignant message from the octogenarian Tibetan leader was delivered […]

Video exposes forced relocation of Tibetans for dam project in Kham Dege

By Tsering Dhundup DHARAMSHALA, Feb 21: A new video has surfaced showing the Chinese government’s plan to forcefully relocate thousands of local Tibetans from their ancestral lands to build a hydroelectric dam in the Kham Dege region along the Yangtze River. The video, recorded on February 20, showed monks and laypeople from Derge, kneeling before local […]

Tibetan Canadian Cultural Center receives over $1 million in federal funding

By Tenzin Nyidon  DHARAMSHALA, Feb. 21: The Tibetan community at the Tibetan Canadian Cultural Center (TCCC) in Toronto, Canada, marked the celebration of Tibetan New Year on February 17 with joy, as they received news of federal funding exceeding $1 million for green infrastructure initiatives. The announcement was delivered by the  Members of Parliament, Mr. James […]

China expands border villages in Bhutan despite ongoing talks

By Tsering Dhundup DHARAMSHALA, Feb 21: China is reportedly proceeding with construction of border villages in the disputed territory with Bhutan, despite ongoing border talks between the two countries.  According to the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post, at least three villages have been constructed in the mountainous region separating the two countries. The rapid expansion, […]