Tibet reports bird flu outbreak

An outbreak of the highly contagious H5N1 bird flu virus among chickens has been reported from the Nyingtri region of central Tibet. China’s Ministry of Agriculture on Monday said 35 chickens at a farm in a village in Nyingtri “showed symptoms of the suspected avian flu and died last Tuesday.”

The Dalai Lama speaks to Wisconsin lawmakers in State Assembly

Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama spoke to members of the Wisconsin State Legislature and other state officials in a brief speech in the Assembly Chamber in Madison Tuesday afternoon. The Dalai Lama stressed on the oneness of humanity

The Accidental Prime Minister of Tibet

The Atlantic interviews Sikyong Lobsang Sangay, the democratically elected leader of the Tibetan people, in Norway, where he recently spoke at the Oslo Freedom Forum.

Chinese police kill Tibetan monk in custody

In a reported case of custodial death of a Tibetan political prisoner, Chinese police beat a monk to death for possessing recordings of speeches by Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama and for his stance on Tibet’s independence.

CTA hosts ‘Development of Monastic Education’ conference

A four-day conference on ‘Development of Monastic Education’ of the four major Tibetan Buddhist schools and Bon tradition began today at the Gyutoe Monastery in lower Dharamshala. The conference is being organised by the Department of Religion and Culture