Breaking: Twin self-immolation protests in Tibet, Toll rises to 117

In reports coming just in, two young Tibetan monks of the Tagtsang Lhamo Kirti Monastery in Zoege, eastern Tibet set themselves on fire today protesting China’s continued occupation of Tibet. The exile seat of the Kirti Monastery identified the two monks as Lobsang Dawa, 20 and Kunchok Woeser, 22.

CTA holds prayer service in honour of Tibetan self-immolators

The Department of Religion and Culture of the Central Tibetan Administration today held a prayer service in honour of two Tibetan self-immolators Jugtso and Phagmo Dhondup at the Tsug-la Khang, the main temple in Dharamshala. The prayer service was presided over by the Kyabje Kirti Rinpoche

Tibetans demand 11th Panchen Lama’s whereabouts and release

A day before the 11th Panchen Lama Gedhun Choekyi Nyima turns 24 in Chinese captivity, Tibetans and supporters in the exile headquarters of Dharamshala today demanded to know his whereabouts and called for his release. Hundreds of Tibetans and supporters gathered at Mcleod Square wearing facemasks


For some months, now large-scale protests and violent street battles have been raging throughout Cairo and other major cities of Egypt. Thousands of Egyptian liberals and secularists have come out on the streets to protest what they called President Mohamed Morsi’s “power-grab”, after he issued a declaration awarding himself new powers, which he claimed were “temporary” until a new constitution was put in place. Morsi’s opposition will have none of it and claim that he wants to make himself “the new Pharaoh”.

The Dalai Lama to speak at the University of Sydney this June

The University of Sydney is set to hold an on-campus lecture by Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama in mid-June reverting an earlier decision to cancel the event. Professor John Keane issued a public statement saying that the University and the representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Australia “agreed to host

Dharamshala launch of ‘Tibet Burning’ issue of Seminar Journal

The April edition of the Seminar Journal, dedicated to discussing issues relating to Tibet, particularly the ongoing self-immolation protests was launched in the exile headquarters of Dharamshala on Sunday. The 102-paged issue, “Tibet Burning – a symposium on the crisis in Tibetan politics and culture,”