Opinion: Waiting for the Dalai Lama

White scarfs tied on wooden pillars in the corridors of the Norbulinga palace in Lhasa (Photo- Vijay Kranti)

By Vijay Kranti (Part of the ‘My journey through the Tibetan mindscape’ series) For the people who have had ever watched anti-China demonstrations of Tibetan refugees and their supporters across the world, the very first shock inside ‘China’s Tibet’ is near total absence of anti-China anger among the local Tibetan masses. Along the crowded peripheral […]

Dialogue must be encouraged between the envoys of Dalai Lama and China, says CTA President

Screen grab of the CTA President speaking at the first hearing on Aug 6 (Photo-CTA)

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, AUG 7: The President of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), also known as the Tibetan government in exile, Dr. Lobsang Sangay said dialogue between the Tibetan and Chinese counterparts must be encouraged, as he testified before the Canadian House of Commons’ Special Committee on Canada-China relations (CACN) on Thursday. The head […]

Trump issues order to ban dealings with Chinese owned Tiktok

President Trump;s executive orders prohibit dealings by US citizens with the Chinese owned Tiktok and Wechat (photo CNN)

By Tenzin Dharpo DHARAMSHALA, Aug. 7: In an escalation of the ongoing US-China friction, the US President Donald Trump signed two executive orders prohibiting U.S. residents from doing business with the Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat apps, citing security risk of personal data of Americans. The orders will take affect in 45 days. A Presidential directive […]

Dalai Lama urges disarmament on the anniversary of Japan’s Atomic bomb tragedy

Death and destruction in the aftermath of the atom bomb that levelled two cities in Japan (Image courtesy US Dept of Energy)

By Tenzin Dharpo DHARAMSHALA, Aug. 6: Exiled Tibetan leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama proposed dialogue as a means for conflict resolution and urged global disarmament and demilitarization on the anniversary of Japan’s Atomic bomb tragedy. Japan marked the 75th anniversary of the fateful bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on Thursday. The 84-year-old Tibetan leader […]

US State Department highlight lack of access to Tibet

Image representational (Reuters)

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, AUG 6: The US State Department’s 2019 annual report under the Reciprocal Access to Tibet (RATA) highlighted continued limited access to Tibet where US diplomats, officials, journalists, and tourists faced continued stringent measures for travel. The report published on Wednesday documents the Chinese government’s systematic restriction on travel to the Tibetan […]

NGOs and organisations cannot nominate candidates: Election Commission

Commissioners of the EC during the press conference at Gangchen Kyishong, Dharamshala on August 5, 2020 (Photo-CTA)

By Tenzin Dharpo DHARAMSHALA, AUG 5: The apex election body of the exile Tibetan government known officially as the Central Tibetan Administration announced Wednesday that the practice of NGO’s and organisations nominating and endorsing candidates is disallowed, marking the first time since the key amendment in electoral rules is applied during an election. “No association […]

CTA Health Department observes World Breastfeeding Week

CTA Health minister Choekyong Wangchuk addresses the WBW event on Aug 4 (Photo- CTA)

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, AUG 4: The Health Department of the Central Tibetan Administration, also known as the Tibetan government in exile, observed the World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) on Tuesday which is held every year between 1-7 August in over 120 countries by UNICEF and WHO.  Health Minister of CTA, Choekyong Wangchuk, addressed the media […]

UN experts raise “grave concern” over Panchen Lama, reincarnation of religious leaders

A Tibetan wearing a mask of Gedhun Choekyi Nyima during a protest. May 17 2013 (Photo - Reuters)

By Tenzin Dharpo DHARAMSHALA, Aug. 4: A group of five United Nations human rights experts have written to China raising “grave concern” over the continued disappearance of the prominent Tibetan religious figure and the Chinese government heavy-handedness of the reincarnation process of Tibetan religious leaders. In a statement to the Chinese government, the experts “express […]

Additional Election Commissioners sworn in

Sonam Gyaltsen and Geshema Delek Wangmo during the oath ceremony at the CTA auditorium in Gankyi (Photo CTA)

By Tenzin Dharpo DHARAMSHALA, Aug. 3: The two Additional Election Commissioners who were elected last week were officially sworn in on Tuesday by the Chief Justice Commissioner Mr. Sonam Norbu Dagpo at the Central Tibetan Administration compound here. The oath ceremony of Geshema Delek Wangmo, teacher of Dolma Ling Nunnery and Mr. Sonam Gyaltsen, former Tibetan Parliamentarian […]

10 imprisoned for protest against construction projects in Sangchu County

Ten Tibetans sentenced to prison for 8 to 12 years for protesting construction projects in Sangchu County (Photo- Free Tibet)

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Aug 3: Ten Tibetans were sentenced to prison for varied prison terms of 8-13 years on June 29 for objecting Chinese construction projects of a slaughter company, highway construction and other projects built by the Chinese government in the Sangchu County in Kanlho Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. The protestors were arrested in […]