Obituary: Tibetan ‘Super-Mum’ Orphanage Pioneer Lost to COVID-19 in Switzerland

Tendol Gyalzur in an undated photo

By Morris Tennyson A Tibetan girl orphaned while fleeing the 1959 uprising who later returned to care for abandoned children in Tibet died on Sunday 3 May in Switzerland from COVID-19. Tendol Gyalzur established the first private orphanage in Tibet just outside Lhasa in 1993, later setting up another orphanage in the Kham region’s Gyalthang […]

Chinese nationals facing charges after scuffle with police in Nepal

Protestors detained after the clash with Nepalese police. May 8, 2020. Photo Angad Dhakal-TKP

By Tenzin Dharpo DHARAMSHALA, May 11: Four Chinese nationals are facing ‘indecent behaviour’ charges for attacking the police after Chinese protestors asking for passage back to their homes got physical with the police in Kathmandu on Friday. 47 Chinese nationals stranded in Nepal due to the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown staged a demonstration in front of […]

Indian and Chinese troops clash in Ladakh and Sikkim border

Indian and Chinese soldiers jointly celebrate the 2019 New Year at Bumla along the Indo-China border in Arunachal Pradesh (Photo- PTI)

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, May 11: Border tensions flared up as two incidents of face-off between Indian and Chinese troops escalated in Eastern Ladakh on May 5, and another at Naku la, Sikkim, on Saturday. Both the incidents of hand-to-hand combat and stone-pelting have left several soldiers on both sides injured. Sources said that the […]