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Dalai Lama assures good health, sends losar greetings
Kashag issues clarification on Kalachakra postponement
Pro-Independence movement denied political space, says Lukar Jam
Health Minister urges Tibetans to stay protected from HIV
EC announces candidates for Sikyong and 16th parliament polls
Poetry book by exile born Tibetan female writer launched
Deadline for surrender of Dalai Lama photos ends in Draggo
NY/NJ RTYC elects new executive members
Two sentenced to death in Akong Rinpoche murder case
Russian medical center honors Dalai Lama
 Hot Articles
Tibetan camp leader’s suicide allegedly linked to elections
China to shut Tibet for foreign visitors from February 25
I am not joking about female successor: Dalai Lama
Tibetan girl bags gold medal in Mathematics
Pro-Independence movement denied political space, says Lukar Jam
RTYC NY/NJ controversy a concern for many
Chatral Rinpoche passes away aged 102
Seven Tibetans among refugees rescued off Turkish shore
TYC Centrex clears the air at New York public meeting
Indian politicians, thinkers, entrepreneurs honor Dalai Lama
22 December 2015
Chinese writer barred from leaving for Japan
Well-known Chinese writer and scholar Wang Lixiong was recently (Dec.17) prevented from boarding a flight bound for Japan at Beijing Airport by Chinese officials for allegedly supporting the Dalai Lama a
21 December 2015
Dalai Lama to retain no-frisking privileges at Indian airports
His Holiness the Dalai Lama will continue to avail no-frisking privilege at airports after the government decided to continue granting him exemption from frisking at airports across the c
US Congress approves 6 million dollars for Tibetans in 2016 budget
The United States lawmakers in their 2016 budget have made a provision of six million US Dollars for Tibetans in India and Nepal under the title ‘economic support fund’ on Friday. The Congressional budget appropriation bill states, “Of the funds appropriated by this Act under the
19 December 2015
His Holiness inaugurates New Assembly Hall at Tashi Lhunpo Monastery
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama today inaugurated the New Assembly Hall at Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, at the Bylakuppe Tibetan Settlement in Mysore District, Karnataka. The ceremony was graced by Chief Gue
Tenshug to His Holiness from Sera, Bylakuppe Tibetans
The Tibetan people living in the Bylakuppe Tibetan settlements along with the Sera Monastery on Friday offered a ‘Tenshug’ (long life prayer offering) for His Holiness the Dalai Lama continuing the precedent set by v
HC quashes Dharamshala’s Smart City push
The city of Dharamshala’s bid to be the only smart city from Himachal received a major setback as the Himachal Pradesh High Court on Friday decided to nullify and overturn the centre’s decision to include Dhar
18 December 2015
China asserts sovereignty by clamping down on maps
In a move understood to be part of China’s increasingly vocal assertion of territorial spaces, Chinese official recently announced that any map not in line with their claims will be subject to criminal charges and fines
European Parliament criticizes degrading human rights situation in Tibet
A report prepared by Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs states that the worsening of the human rights situation in Tibet has led to an ‘increase in self immolation cases’. Since 2009, 143 Tibetans have resorted to self immolation as a form of protest against the Chinese rule in Tibet. The report also noted the concern ove
17 December 2015
TYC temporarily shuts New York/New Jersey Chapter
The Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC) on Wednesday announced the temporary closure of the 13th New York and New Jersey Chapter and the appointment of a four-member interim committee to handle operations during the
Tibetan NGOs raise fund for Chennai flood victims
Five Dharamshala based Tibetan NGO’s have initiated a ‘Donation towards Relief Work for Chennai Flood Victims’ drive here in Mcloed Ganj for two days commencing today to gather monetary support in aid of the vict
Dalai Lama meets monks who fled into exile with him
The Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Wednesday met a group of 72 monks who fled into exile in 1959 along with him. He addressed them before the start of the third day of 30th Mind and Life confer
16 December 2015
Prominent rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang stands trial amid scuffle
Prominent Chinese civil rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang yesterday (Dec. 15) stood trial at the Beijing Number 2 Intermediate People’s Court on charges of ‘inciting ethnic hatred’ and ‘creating disturbances’ as mass gathering of people including global media, diplomats and common Chinese pe
15 December 2015
Lhasa Tsugla Khang to ban lamps made of canned butter
From the turn of the Year, only traditional butter lamps made of real butter will be allowed in the Tsugla Khang, one of Tibet’s holiest shrines in Lhasa to safe guard the holy statues and wall paintings from the smoke
30th Conference of Mind and Life begins at Sera Monastery
The Sera Monastery in Bylakuppe Tibetan Settlement, Karnataka, played host to the 30th conference of the ‘Mind and Life Institute’ beginning yesterday for yet another meet exploring interfaces between science and
14 December 2015
Activists disappointed by removal of text for human rights protection from COP21 draft
The Tibet Third Pole team, while welcoming the adoption of the COP21 Agreement, voiced its disappointment over the ‘removal of human rights protection binding language text from the final draft of COP21 agree
KFC to open the first outlet in Lhasa
One of the leading fast food conglomerate KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken)is set to open its first ever outlet in Lhasa by the end of January 2016, according to Yum Brands Inc. the largest fast food operators in Ch
Self immolation themed Art show in the Indian capital
The Indian Tibetan Filmmaker couple Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam has started their first solo art show with self immolation as a theme on Dec. 10, coinciding with the World Human Rights Day at KHOJ International Artist
11 December 2015
China calls internet censorship a means for order
Ahead of China’s three-day World Internet Conference to be held in China’s southern town of Wuzhen next week (Dec. 16-18), Lu Wei, head of the Cyberspace Administration of China on Wednesday defended Ch
UN finds torture "entrenched deeply" in China's justice system
The United Nations on Thursday said practice of torture and ill-treatment is ‘still deeply entrenched in the criminal justice system of China, and asked it to abolish inhuman treatment of detainees and close down its bl
10 December 2015
Dalai Lama recalls former K'taka CM Nijalingappa's kindness
His Holiness the Dalai Lama today took part in a celebration hosted on the sidelines of his ongoing teachings in Rabgyal Ling Tibetan Settlement, Hunsur, in Karnataka, marking 26 years since the 1989 Nobel Peac
 Latest News Discussions
Ngari Chithun Association declares support for Penpa Tsering (13:01, 29 Jan 2016)
Tyranny of the Tibetan Majority (11:01, 29 Jan 2016)
RTYC New York/New Jersey controversy ends on positive note (10:01, 29 Jan 2016)
TYC Centrex clears the air at New York public meeting (20:01, 16 Jan 2016)
Chatral Rinpoche passes away aged 102 (22:01, 06 Jan 2016)
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TYC Centrex clears the air at New York public meeting (3)
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Officials of the Central Tibetan Administration pray for Kagyu MP and former speaker Karma Choephel who breathed his last on Jan. 30, 2016. Offices remained closed in mourning after the prayer. Ghangchen Kyishong, Feb. 1, 2016. TibetNet Photo
His Holiness the Dalai Lama laughs as he comments on a presentation during the second day of the Mind & Life XXX conference at Sera Monastery in Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India on December 15, 2015. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL
His Holiness the Dalai Lama leaves after accepting a long life prayer offering from four Tibetan organizations at the Tsuglakhang, Nov. 3, 2015 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
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