Ontario passes bill to mark ‘Tibetan Heritage Month’

MPP Bhutila Karpoche passes Bill 131 marking July as the Tibetan Heritage Month on Thursday (Photo- CTA)

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Sept 28: A bill marking July as the ‘Tibetan Heritage month’ was recently passed unanimously in the Ontario Legislature on Thursday. MPP Bhutila Karpoche introduced the bill representing the Parkdale-High Park which is home to the largest Tibetan-Canadian community in North America (NA). MPP Bhutila said she aimed to recognize the […]

EC declares electoral schedule for 2021 general elections

The chief election commissioner Wangdu Tsering Pesur (C) with the two additional commissioners, Geshema Delek Wangmo (R) and Sonam Gyaltsen (L) at the press conference on Monday (Phayul photo- Kunsang Gashon)

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Sept 28: The Election Commission (EC) of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), or also known as the Tibetan exile government declared the electoral calendar for 2021 Sikyong (Presidential) and Chitue (MPs) elections for the 17th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile (TPiE) on Monday. The Chief Election commissioner Wangdu Tsering Pesur addressed the press along with […]

Opinion: Pandemic and the Challenges of Tibetan Refugee Students in Taiwan

Soldiers from the militarys chemical units take part in a drill organised by the New Taipei City government in Taiwan (Photo by Sam Yeh / AFP)

By Dolma Tsering Taiwan and Tibet enjoy a unique and amicable relationship. With the spread of Tibetan Buddhism in Taiwan and Taiwan embracing democratic values, both sides have successfully strengthened a relationship that was once at the point of brinkmanship due to the establishment of the Mongolian and Tibetan Affairs Commission based on China’s nationalist […]

Tibetan parliament and court lock horns over postponement of parliamentary session

Tibetan Parliament in Exile building in Dharamshala (file photo)

By Tenzin Dharpo DHARAMSHALA, Sept. 28: The decision by the Tibetan Supreme Justice Commission (TSJC) to penalize the standing committee of the Tibetan parliament in Exile (TPiE) over the failure to hold the parliamentary session, has been rejected by the latter. The development adds to the ongoing impasse between the Tibetan parliament and the apex […]