Book Review: Echoes from the Forgotten Mountains

By Vijay Kranti Jamyang Norbu’s book ‘ECHOES FROM FORGOTTEN MOUNTAINS : TIBET IN WAR AND PEACE’ is a monumental documentation of the brave armed fight of Tibetan people against a powerful and ruthless colonial power. It is going to stay as one of the most detailed and authentic monographs on this subject for coming generations […]

Turkish police detain six for spying on Uyghurs for China

By Tsering Dhundup DHARAMSHALA, March 4:  Turkish authorities have detained six individuals in Istanbul on suspicion of spying on prominent Uyghur figures for China, with an ongoing search for another suspect, as reported by the state-run Anadolu Agency. The detainees are accused of surveillance on Uyghur-related individuals, associations and institutions, purportedly passing gathered intelligence to Chinese […]

Rabgey family honoured with ‘Meritorious Service Cross’ in Canada

By Tsering Dhundup DHARAMSHALA, March 4: The respected Tibetan-Canadian Rabgey family based in Lindsay, Ontario, was awarded the ‘Meritorious Service Cross’ by Canada’s Governor General, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon in Ottawa, Canada on December 7. Phuntsok (Pencho) Rabgey, Tsering Dolker Rabgey, Dr Losang Rabgey, and Dr Tashi Rabgey were awarded the civilian award for […]

China imposes lockdown on seven monasteries in Kham Dege

By Tenzin Nyidon  DHARAMSHALA, Mar 1: Chinese authorities have imposed lockdown on seven monasteries situated along the two banks of eastern Tibet’s Drichu River in Kham Dege, reported Radio Free Asia, which cited a local Tibetan source from the region. The seven monasteries restricted by the lockdown, include Wontod, Yena, and Khardho monasteries on the […]

Tibetan cast film “Shambhala” lauded at Berlin International Film Festival

By Tenzin Nyidon DHARAMSHALA, Mar 1: In a landmark moment, the 74th Berlin International Film Festival, widely known as the Berlinale selected “Shambhala,” for inclusion in this year’s prestigious line up. Directed by Nepalese filmmaker Min Bahadur Bham and featuring a predominantly Tibetan cast, the film premiered in the esteemed Main Competition at the iconic […]

Tibet receives zero rating in Freedom House 2024 report

By Tenzin Nyidon  DHARAMSHALA, Mar 1: Tibet has received a rating of zero for political rights and civil liberties, in the annual “Freedom in the World 2024” report. The US-based human rights and democracy organisation allocated a score of -2 out of 40 in political rights and 2 out of 60 in civil liberties in their […]

Some Tibetans protesting against dam construction released after international coverage

By Tsering Dhundup DHARAMSHALA, Mar. 1: Around 40 Tibetans have been released from among more than 1,000 people arrested by Chinese police for protesting against a dam project that threatens to submerge ancient monasteries and several villages, according to various sources. Chinese authorities released about 20 monks each on Monday and Tuesday, said the sources who […]

Tibetan runner shatters China’s Half Marathon record

By Tsering Dhundup DHARAMSHALA, Mar. 1: In a remarkable display of sporting feat, Tashi Tsering, a 21-year-old Tibetan athlete, etched his name in the annals of Chinese sports history by breaking the national half marathon record at the Meishan Renshou Half Marathon held in Ren Shou, Meishan City, China, on October 25. Clocking in at 1 […]

SFT commemorates self-immolator Tsewang Norbu’s second death anniversary

By Tenzin Nyidon  DHARAMSHALA, Feb. 28: Activist group Students for a Free Tibet (SFT) on Sunday organised a commemorative event at the Danny Foundation in Jackson Heights, New York, to honour the memory of Tsewang Norbu on the occasion of his second death anniversary. The evening was dedicated to pay homage through the medium of […]

Arunachal Pradesh to transform Dalai Lama’s escape trail into a spiritual tourism hub

By Tsering Dhundup DHARAMSHALA, Feb 28: The north-eastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh will transform the escape trail of the Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, into a religious and spiritual tourism circuit. Lumla, a lesser-known region in western Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang district, is set to gain national tourism prominence due to its historical […]