62-year-old Tibetan man dies of Covid-19 in MT, Delhi

Tibetans in Samyeling settlement known commonly as MT in Delhi. Photo courtesy DforDelhi

By Tenzin Dharpo DHARAMSHALA, June 4: An elderly Tibetan man has died of Covid-19 on Tuesday at the Tibetan settlement of Samyeling known commonly as Majnukatilla in Delhi, sources said. The Tibetan man aged 62 is a resident of the settlement. He fell sick on May 29 and was subsequently admitted to the Escorts Hospital […]

PLA holds high altitude ‘infiltration drills’ in Tibet amid border stand-off

Image representational (Reuters)

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, June 3: Chinese government mouthpiece, Global Times, on Wednesday reported that Chinese military in Tibet conducted high altitude, night-time infiltration drills amid the ongoing border stand-off with India. “The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Tibet Military Command recently sent troops to a high-altitude region at an elevation of 4,700 meters at night […]

India must take Tibet as a core issue to resolve border dispute, says CTA Prez

CTA President Dr Lobsang Sangay at the Tibetan uprising day commemorations in Dharamshala, India, 10 March 2020 (Photo Ashawini Bhatia AP)

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, June 2: Dr. Lobsang Sangay, the President of exile Tibetan government, also known as the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), said the resolution of Tibet issue can resolve the Indo-China border dispute, during an interview with India Today on Monday. Amidst frequent clashes between the two Asian giants, he remarked that India […]

Former Indian diplomat faces backlash over comments on Dalai Lama

Foreign policy and defence expert P Stobtan (Photo courtesy OutlookIndia)

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, June 1: Phunchok Stobdan, a foreign policy expert, is facing backlash from the Ladakhi and exile Tibetan community over his “derogatory” comments on the foremost Buddhist leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama in an Aaj Tak interview on Friday. Stobdan questioned the Tibetan leader’s silence on the ongoing border clashes between […]

Australian student leader suspended for anti-China activism 

Drew Pavlou at a protest rally in the University of Queensland, Australia (Photo courtesy Northern Star)

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, June 1: A 20-year old philosophy student, Drew Pavlou, has been suspended for two years from the University of Queensland (UQ) in Australia for his on-campus anti-China activism supporting Hong Kong, Tibet, and East Turkistan. The second hearing took place on May 20 after Drew Pavlou reportedly left the previous meeting […]

Activist groups urge US to include entire Tibet in Free Tibet Act 2020

TYC President Gonpo Dhundup and SFT India National Director Rinzin Choedon during the press conference at Dharamshala. Phayul photo- Tenzin Leckphel

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, JUN 1: The two largest pro-independence organizations in exile, Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC) and Students for a Free Tibet (SFT), on Monday urged the office of US Congressman Scott Perry to amend the language of the bill from Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) to the whole of Tibet in a joint press […]

Tulku Orgyen Topgyal withdraws remarks, issues apology

Tulku Orgyen Topgyal- Photo courtesy Rigpa Australia

By Tenzin Dharpo DHARAMSHALA, June 1: Days after his remarks drew mass condemnation, Tibetan religious figure Tulku Orgyen Topgyal on Saturday said he is withdrawing his remarks and issued a letter of apology to the foremost Tibetan Buddhist leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama. On May 30, Tulku Orgyen Topgyal in a statement said, “Following […]

Dalai Lama confers online Avalokiteshvara empowerment

His Holiness the Dalai Lama during the online Avalokiteshvara empowerment at his residence in Dharamshala (Photo- OHHDL)

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, May 29: His Holiness the Dalai Lama commenced the two-day online Avalokiteshvara empowerment from his residence here on Friday. His Holiness reiterated the need for religious harmony, saying that “All religions preach warm-heartedness, although they have different ideologies, happiness is the ultimate goal for all.” Hence, all the different religions have […]

Parts of MT settlement in Delhi sealed as Covid-19 patient discovered

Entrance near the Ngagpa monastary in MT settlement in Delhi barred on Thursday. Photo- facebook

By Tenzin Dharpo DHARAMSHALA, May 29: An Indian woman who recently visited the Samyeling Tibetan settlement in Delhi known commonly as Majnukatilla has tested positive for Covid-19, leading to parts of the settlement being sealed as precaution, the Settlement Officer there told Phayul on Friday. On Thursday, the tests result of the Indian woman confirmed […]

Opinion: China at the anvil. India must recognize Tibet’s historic independence.

Xi Jinping and China on the backfoot (photo- Reuters)

By Ugyen Gyalpo Nehru unfortunately is not the prime minister at a time like this, when India might have a consequential say in world politics. Unlike the 1950s, where Nehru probably buried his insecure conscience into the closet and swept Tibet’s legitimate place in the world under the rug of political conspiracy and help people […]